members of this society before mentioned in this paper, and to them we give credence as again it is a matter of family history, for the lady whom we are now discussing was a relative, a cousin of their father.
It is not strange that in the matter of names a mistake should occur, for she had a middle name, not so common in her time as it is today, and the name of her last husband singularly was the same as her maiden name.
was baptized, according to the First Parish records, October 6, 1799.
She was the daughter of John and Lydia (Fulton) Bannister
, who were married there by the Rev. James Freeman
, December 31, 1789.
Her mother was the daughter of John and Sarah (Bradlee
) Fulton, our local heroine of the Revolution.
There is one saying we do not have to take with a grain of salt, and that is, that no one can escape death and taxes, and the tax lists and assessors' books of New England
towns are a great help in proving residence.
and Mrs. Bannister
became residents of Medford
a few years after their marriage.
His name is first found on the tax list 1797 and last in 1800.
He owned one-half of a house.
was baptized October 6, 1799 (according to the First Parish records), by the name of Pamelia
, but was always called
by the former name.
Two brothers were baptized at the same time and given respectively the names of John Fulton
and Samuel Bradlee
Another child born March 18 was on March 30 christened Mary Adams
, and died September 20, 1800.
An infant child of the Bannisters died April 23, 1798.
Other children in this family were Josiah, David, Charles, Rinaldo
She married first a Christopher Legge
, had a son named Christopher Lucius Legge
, who, when his mother married John Augustus Stone
, took the name of Stone
By her second husband she had a son named Henry F. Stone
Her third husband was Nathaniel H. Bannister
, who was born in Baltimore
and died in New York, 1847.
He was not related to her father's family.
Each of these