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‘ [218] be hewed square and straight, and to be delivered at Medford by the first of April, 1798.’ The house succeeded an older one on the same site, and was struck by lightning in 1813. The estate formed part of the tract granted by sundry inhabitants of Charlestown in 1646 to Henry Dunster, President of Harvard College, being purchased by Joseph Winship of David Dunster, a grandson of President Dunster, 12 Mar. 1742. Winship was grandfather of Mrs. Anna Cutter, and in consideration of her husband assuming the maintenance of her grandmother Anna Winship, who d. in 1806, aged 101, the estate was relinquished by the heirs to him, after 1784. Benjamin and w. An-Na had no issue. At her decease his estate was divided among very many heirs. He d. 8 Mar. 1824, a. 63; she d. 15 Apr. 1842, a. 76 (g. s.). He was a Pct. committeeman from 1794 to 1801, and Pct. assessor 1795, 1796, 1801, 1802. See Wyman, 262.

23. Jonas, s. of Ammi (11), m. Lydia Frost, 19 Oct. 1786. Jo-Nas and w. Lydia o. c. Pct. ch. 16 Nov. 1788, and had Lydia, bap. 16 Nov. 1798, m. Nehemiah Mason, 16 Oct. 1803 (Paige ), and—Brown; Esther Peirce, bap. 19 Apr. 1789, m. Jonas Gleason, 31 Oct. 1805; Jonas, bap. 21 Aug. 1791, funeral Medford—throat distemper—22 Oct. 1795, a. 4; Pamela, bap. 8 Mar. 1794, m. Leonard Gay; phraim Frost, bap. 1 Jan. 1797; Louisa, d. 14 Jan. 1800, a. 1 wk.; Jonas, bap. 11 Oct. 1801; Albert, bap. 24 Mar. 1805; Caroline, bap. 6 Sept. 1807, m. Ephraim Frost, 10 June, 1829, W. C.; Miranda, m. Henry Frost, 18 Nov. 1830, W. C. Jonas the father d. (29 July, 1844). His w. d. (7 Dec. 1848).

24. Ephraim, s. of Ammi (11), m. Deborah Locke, 13 Mar. 1791. Ephraim and w. Deborah were adm. Pct. ch. 14 Apr. 1793. Had Debby, d. 7 Sept. 1802, a. 11; Fanny, d. 26 Sept. 1795, a. 3 (gravestones); Debby and Fanny were bap. 14 Apr. 1793; Anna, bap.— Sept. 1793, m. first Jonathan Benjamin, 8 Sept. 1811, and second Peter Tufts; Ephraim, bap. 7 Dec. 1794; Esther Peirce, bap.—May, 1796, d. 29 June, 1798, a. 2 (g. s.); Ammi, bap. 6 Aug. 1797; a dau., d. 26 Nov. 1798, a. 10 hours (g. s.); Samuel Locke, bap. 19 Jan. 1800, d. 1 Sept. 1802, a. 2 (g. s.); Benjamin, bap. 13 Sept. 1801, d. 8 Sept. 1802, a. 1 yr. 1 day (g. s.); Benjamin, bap. 12 June, 1803; Ellen, bap. 2 Sept. 1804, d. 28 June, 1809, a. 5 (g. s.); Samuel Locke, bap. 23 Nov. 1806; Eliza Ann, bap. 9 Apr. 1809, adm. to the ch. 6 Nov. 1825, m. Henry Whittemore and Thomas Winship; Joseph, bap. 25 Nov. 1810, d. 23 Aug. 1811, a. 9 mos. (g. s.). Deborah, W. of Ephraim, d. 29 Jan. 1823, a. 51 (g. s.). Deacon Ephraim d. 31 Mar. 1841, a. 73 (g. s.). ‘After the death of Dea. John Adams [in 1819], Ephraim Cutter assisted Dea. Frost in his duties, and, at some time not recorded, was chosen deacon and served as such till his death.1’ See Wyman, 262-3.

1 “He was a thrifty, public-spirited man. He always had the best live stock, the best orchard, and the best-filled barn of the neighborhood.” Letter of J. Brooks Russell.

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