Thomas B. Wyman
—from which important facts have been derived.
Reference is also made to these works when further information on the subject may there be obtained.
The author is greatly indebted to John B. Russell
, a native of the town, now of New Jersey
, for many important and interesting statements and reminiscences.
He is also under obligations to Mr. B. D. Locke
, the present Town Clerk
of Arlington, for favors granted in the examination of Records in his possession.
The genealogical portion of the work is mainly confined to the families who had a residence here in the times of the Precinct, and is as complete and accurate as the greatest labor and care could make it.
The preparation of the List of Soldiers given at the close of the volume was a work of greater labor than at first anticipated; but the List, as here presented, constitutes a more complete Record of the men furnished by the town for the late war than can be found elsewhere.
Particulars relating to the later years of the towns of West Cambridge and Arlington may not be so full, in certain respects, as some readers might wish; but the comparative unimportance of the events of recent times in the place, and the increased accessibility of modern local records, are considered a sufficient explanation for any such apparent neglect.