1822. Mrs. Wyman
died May 16, 1859, and her husband, Joseph junior, died July 16, 1867, in the house standing on High street numbered 43.
After selling out his business he went to the old home farm a while, and finally moved to the west half of the house just mentioned, west of the Savings Bank.
was well-favored in regard to looks, but inherited some of the oddity of her father.
After his death she lived for a while in Sables court, then in the old Fountain House (formerly a famous inn), where she died, October 5, 1880, aged fifty-eight years, seven months and sixteen days. She supported herself by sewing, and the fine work she put into men's shirts, all hand made, could not be surpassed.
started his stage at first from his father's farm, then from the corner of High and Woburn streets, for he was then living in the house occupied at present by Mr. DeCamp
, 283 High street, or in one on this site; later the stage started from the Seccomb house
The stable was some distance in the rear, reached by a passageway still existing east of the house.
The stable was burned one Sunday afternoon.
The fare was at first thirty-seven and one-half cents each way, but on account of competition was reduced to twenty-five cents. On notice, the coach would call for passengers, and sometimes light teams were sent around instead.
For the convenience of those in the east part of the town a slate was kept in the house standing on the site of the one built by the late Samuel Clark
about ten years ago on Riverside avenue (old Ship street). There passengers registered their names.
was a good type of the old stage-coach driver—strong, steady, sturdy, large in build, brusque yet kind, accommodating, yet too keen to be imposed upon by over-shrewd patrons, and having a good sense of humor.
He never really denied a passenger's request, but his answer was couched in such a form that the one