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iscipline seemed nullified by the adroit introduction of the concluding proviso. May 9, 1755: Brothers Samuel Brooks and Jonathan Bradshaw were chosen deacons, unanimously. Samuel Brooks, Esq., declined; Brother Bradshaw accepted. Aug. 31, 1755: Received a folio Bible from the Hon. T. Royal, and voted thanks. 1759: Voted to read the Scriptures in the congregation. What reason our ancestors could give for not reading the word of God in the sabbath services, we cannot imagine. In 1720, Mr. Holmes says:-- Why this practice should be discontinued by any of the disciples of Jesus, I see no reason. I am persuaded it cannot be alleged to be any part of our reformation from Popish superstition. 1759: Chose Brother Ebenezer Brooks a deacon, unanimously. March 24, 1767: Brothers Isaac Warren and Samuel Kidder were chosen deacons. March 7, 1763: Deacon Benjamin Willis, Deacon Jonathan Bradshaw, Deacon Ebenezer Brooks, Dr. Simon Tufts, Captain Caleb Brooks, Stephen Ha
Timothy Bigelow1845 Sanford B. Perry1845 James A. Hervey1849 Albert F. Sawyer1849 Thomas Meriam Stetson1849 George D. Porter1851 Peter C. Brooks1852 Gorham Train1852 Samuel C. Lawrence1855 Medford once had eight under-graduates, at the same time, in Harvard College. Physicians. For many years the inhabitants of Medford employed the physicians of the neighboring towns; and there was small need of medicine where all had simple diet, fresh air, and moderate labor. As early as 1720, two doctors appear in the town records,--Dr. Oliver Noyce and Dr. Ebenezer Nutting. The first died in 1721; and the second is not found in the records but a year or two afterwards. Of these two practitioners, not being graduates, nothing has been discovered concerning them. The name of Dr. John Bishop appears on the tax-bills of 1726-7, and then vanishes. Dr. Simon Tufts, son of Peter, born in Medford, Jan. 31, 1700, died here, Jan. 31, 1747. He graduated at Harvard College in 1724.
11 Captain Peter Tufts010021600191 John Hall, jun.0100000000 To judge accurately of taxes paid by our ancestors after 1710, it is needful to know the rate of depreciation in the Province bills, which were taken in payment for taxes. In 1710, one ounce of silver was equal to 8s. of these bills; in 1722, 14s.; in 1732, 19s.; in 1742, 28s.; and in 1752, 60s. In July 20, 1720, the General Court ordered, that taxes might be paid in live-stock and merchandise, instead of money; and, from 1720 to 1750, live-stock in Medford was valued, on an average, as follows: Oxen, four years old, £ 2 each; horses, three years old, £ 2; bulls and cows, three years old, £ 1 10s.; swine, above one year old, 8s. each; sheep and goats, 3s. each. In those towns which had vessels, a decked vessel was valued, for taxation, at £ 1. 10s. per ton; and undecked vessels [Medford lighters], at £ 1 per ton. Stock in trade was valued at one-quarter of its worth; male Indian and negro slaves, at £ 15 each; f<
house. They for Cambridge went to the north side; they for Charlestown, to the south. Cambridge had forty-six; Charlestown, forty-one. 1718.--Ruth Albree, daughter of John Albree, afterwards the mother of John Brooks, was baptized May 4, 1718, and was taken into church Jan. 24, 1743. May 12, 1718.--Put to vote, whether persons hiring any persons, or leasing out tenements, in Medford, may be obliged to acquaint the selectmen therewith, or liable to some fine. Voted in the negative. 1720.--Tea began to be used in Medford. 1721.--Medford voted to turn the road away from a house while the smallpox was in that house. Aug. 14, 1721.--Sundry inhabitants on the north side of Mystic River, who desired to be set off from Charlestown to Malden, were refused their petition by Charlestown. From the earliest times, there seems to have been a strong desire to break away from Charlestown. At first, it was the largest town in the Colony; but town after town has been severed from it,
rd.  44 Ruth, b. 1708; m.1st, July 8, 1725, John Weber. 2d, Dec. 11, 1735, T. Symmes. 2-14PERCIVAL Hall, of Sutton, 1720; m. at Woburn, Oct. 18, 1697, Jane Willis. He was one of the founders of the church at Medford; was one of the original pFeb. 13, 1718. He d. Jan. 21, 1724; and his widow m. Philip Cook in 1775. His children were--  9-10Mary.  11Samuel, b. 1720.  12James.  13Francis. 9-11Samuel Kidder m., 1st, Mary Tompson, March 20, 1744, who d., aged 42, Mar. 30, 1766, leaving  1SHEPARD, Jacob, m. Mercy Chickering, Nov. 22, 1699; and had--  1-2Jacob, b. Aug. 22, 1700.  1Swan, Samuel, was b. 1720; was an only son; his father m. Miss Austin, of Charlestown, and d. 1746. His ancestors are said to have had large posseslso had six hundred acres in Quabog, or Brookfield. 1-3Jonathan Tufts was of Medford. Will dated Aug. 4, 1718. He d. in 1720; and was buried in Malden, beside his father. He had, by his wife Rebecca,--  3-27Jonathan, b. July 1, 1685; d. Dec. 1