[p. 63] Cox
, and Eliza Dadley
; and Lemuel, son of James Cox
, received each $255.57.
In 1787, Ezekiel Decosta
married Rebecca Hickling
, the youngest sister of Lemuel Cox
Their son, Ezekiel Carver Decosta
, was the father of William Hickling DeCosta
, editor of the Charlestown Advertiser
for twenty-six years, and of Rev. Benjamin F. DeCosta
of New York, an Episcopal clergyman.
John and Mary DeCosta
were also living in Charlestown
Of one of these families was, probably, Timothy Decosta
, with whom Lemuel Cox
boarded at the time of his death.
An item of $489.13 for board was brought against the estate of Lemuel Cox
, but it was contested, and a suit brought against the executor.
Other claims against the estate not allowed were one each of $6,000 by William McKean
, tobacconist, on Ship street, and his wife, and John Callender
, a lawyer.
The executor of the estate, Captain Samuel Swan
, was born in Charlestown
He was a mariner, and neighbor of Lemuel Cox
at Mill Village, selling his house in 1803 to the Middlesex Canal
proprietors and moving to Medford
He was a soldier of the Revolution under General Lincoln
, who appointed him quartermaster-general with rank of major during Shay
He was also a deputy collector of revenue under General Brooks
's estate was pronounced insolvent, Laomi Baldwin
and Asa Peabody
were the commissioners appointed, but Baldwin
soon resigned to go to Europe
Bought by his daughter, Betsey Dadley
, in 1803, after the sale of his mill property to the Middlesex Canal
had a house on Main street near the Charlestown Bridge
, now Charlestown Square. It adjoined the house in which Ammi Ruhamah Tufts
lived, and was between that house and a new brick house built by the Hon. Thomas Russell
, great-grandfather of the late Dr. John Langdon Sullivan
, which stood on Water street, between Charlestown and Warren Bridges.