of his father-in-law, Thatcher Magoun
, the senior ship builder.
He married Susan P. Magoun
in 1831, and her sister, Martha B. Magoun
, in 1835.
He was an admirer of Webster
and a distinguished man himself and was called one of the noted clergymen of New York City.
He was pastor of the Madison Square Presbyterian Church, and at his Sunday evening services the aisles were filled with benches, and people stood up, so great were the crowds that gathered to hear him preach.
He published several volumes of sermons and other works, and on giving up preaching became President
of Union Theological Seminary.
He was born in Colchester, Conn.
, January 25, 1807, and died in New York, August 31, 1880.
and his family spent the summers in Medford
, and he was very well known by many families of this town.
They were attendants at the First Trinitarian Church, where the courtesy of the pulpit was always extended to the distinguished clergyman, and when the rumor went round that Dr. Adams
was to preach, there was a large audience who had the privilege of hearing a fine sermon.
of the State Board of Education, presided at the dedication of the new schoolhouse on Park street (December 24, 1855), built to replace the one burned.1
married a daughter of Peter C. Brooks
and lived for a while in the house on High street west of the Public Library
, now occupied by the Misses Ayres
Another daughter of Mr. Brooks
married Charles Francis Adams
, son of John Quincy Adams
, in 1829.
At that time Mr. Brooks
had the reputation of being the wealthiest man in New England
A letter written by Edward Everett
while here is in possession of our Public Library, and one dated 15 June, 1857, was headed Medford
A ship built in the yard of Paul Curtis
in 1843 was named the Edward Everett