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[244] d. 14 Feb. 1839, a. 5. Lydia Hamilton, at John Fowle's, d. 6 Mar. 1843, a. 19.

4. Martha, of Lexington, m. Moses R. Couch, of Frankfort, 26 Nov. 1815. Margaret and Robert Mullet, of Charlestown, m. 9 Aug. 1825.

Francis, Nathaniel, d. 2 Sept. 1764, a. 72, or 71 (g. s.). Nathaniel Francis, of Medford, and Ann Cutter, of Charlestown, were joined in marriage by Simon Tufts, Esquire, 31 Mar. 1743—Charlestown Records. She was the widow of Samuel Cutter—see Cutter (par. 5). Wid. Ann, of Mason, was buried here 1 Jan. 1778, a. 76 —d. 31 Dec. 1777, a. 74 (g. s.). Anna, Rebecca and Hannah Cutter, daughters of Mrs. Francis, were severally adm. to the ch. here, in 1748, 1749 and 1753; and Samuel Cutterson Francis—o. c. 1758. Nathaniel Francis o. c. at Camb. 1 Mar. 1724. He was a Pct. committeeman 1744, 1745, 1748, 1749, and was Pct. assessor the same period. See Paige, 550; Wyman, 374, and Brooks's Medford, 512-13. By w. Sarah Whitmore (m. 1723), he had children (4 sons) in Medford.

2. Nathaniel, s. of Nathaniel (1), m. Phebe Frost, 11 Apr. 1751; he being styled Jr., of this Pct., and she of Camb.; marriage fee 1/2 Dol. Nathaniel, Jr., and w. Phebe, o. c. here 22 Mar. 1752. Had Sarah, b. 10 July, 1751, bap. 22 Mar. 1752. He prob. rem. soon to Medford, and had children recorded there—See Wyman, 374; Brooks's Hist. 513. Nathaniel Francis, of Medford, was a corporal in Capt. Thomas Adams's Company, from this Pct. and other towns, in 1758. John and Richard Francis, likewise of Medford, were private soldiers of the same company in 1758.

3. Benjamin, s. of Nathaniel (1), m. (being then of Charlestown this Pct. ) Lydia Convers of Medford, 7 Apr. 1757. Had here a son, b. 27 July, 1757, d. soon; James, b. 26 Apr., bap. 2 May, 1762; William, b. 21 July, bap. 12 Aug. 1764; Converse, bap. 27 July, 1766.1 See Paige, 551; Wyman, 374, and Brooks's Medford, 388-389, 513-14.

4. Lucy, of Medford, m. Edward Wilson of Camb., 23 Nov. 1758. Prob. sister of the following. Thomas, of Charlestown, m. Susanna Hill of Camb., 11 July, 1771. He was major, and brother to Col. Ebenezer Francis, the distinguished Revolutionary officer. See Paige, 551; Wyman, 374. Richard was rated here, 1781. Son perhaps of Nathaniel (1)—see Wyman, 374.

French, Jonathan, drowned 8 Sept. 1820, a. 32.

Frost, Ephraim, adm. to Pct. ch. at organization, 9 Sept. 1739; styled Capt.; d. 26 July, 1769, a. 87 (g. s.); his w. Sarah, adm. Pct. ch. at organization, 9 Sept. 1739, d. ‘wife of Capt. Ephraim,’ (20)

1 Converse Francis was father of Converse, D. D., b. 9 Nov. 1795, Menotomy, H. U. 1815, minister at Watertown and professor Harv. Univ., d. 7 Apr. 1863; also of Mrs. Lydia Maria Child, b. Medford 11 Feb. 1802, the celebrated author. —See Wyman, 374; Drake's Biog. Diet.

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