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Browsing named entities in HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks). You can also browse the collection for 1831 AD or search for 1831 AD in all documents.

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hrough which it passed. In 1803, the town of Medford vote to accept and support that part of it which is in Medford, whenever it shall be free of toll. Again, in 1831, the town express the wish that it may become a free road, and promise to keep their part in good repair. This disposition having been made of it, the town has peerts very little travel from the better and shorter routes through Charlestown. In 1818, the town voted to expend one hundred dollars in repairing the roads; in 1831, voted three hundred dollars; in 1840, voted one thousand dollars; in 1850, voted fifteen hundred dollars. Appended to the vote of 1840 was this prohibition: None ut inhabitants shall be allowed to work in repairing the roads; and each inhabitant shall have the same right and opportunity of working out his highway tax. In 1831, the Lowell Railroad was laid out through Medford, creating no small opposition in some quarters, and as warm advocacy in others. Its charter is dated June 5, 183
pression of places for the sale of intoxicating drinks, therefore-- Resolved, that the officers of this town be instructed to execute the law in every instance of its violation. These votes and resolutions contrast strongly with the vote of 1831, when the town voted not to restrain retailers. Feb. 15, 1855: The town-agency for the sale of spirituous liquors, say the Selectmen, has been in existence two and a half years. The agent has given general satisfaction. The experiment thus f Jonathan Porter1808. Nathan Waite1810. Nathaniel Hall1812. Luther Stearns1813. Jeduthan Richardson1821. Nathan Adams1822. Turell Tufts1823. Joseph Swan1826. Dudley Hall1827. Turell Tufts1828. John Howe1829. John B. Fitch1830. John King1831. John Symmes, jun1832. Thomas R. Peck1834. Galen James1836. James O. Curtis1837. Galen James1838. Lewis Richardson1839. Thomas R. Peck1840. Alexander Gregg1841. Timothy Cotting1844. Alexander Gregg1845. Henry Withington1847. Peter C. H
them was killed; yet only one returned to reside here. Nov. 1, 1830: Voted that the town approve of the Address of the Bunker-hill Monument Association, which has now been read, and request their Representative to promote such appropriation. 1831: Medford instructs its Representatives in the General Court to oppose all measures which tend to make the number of Representatives in Massachusetts more than two hundred. A convention was called for revising the Constitution of Massachusetts; aron Hall1782. John Brooks1785. James Wyman1787. Thomas Brooks1788. Ebenezer Hall1789. Nathaniel Hall1800. Timothy Bigelow1808. Dudley Hall1813. Abner Bartlett1815. Turell Tufts1824. Thatcher Magoun1825. John B. Fitch1826. John Sparrell1831. Thomas R. Peck1833. Frederick A. Kendall1834. Timothy Cotting1834. John King1835. James O. Curtis1836. George W. Porter1837. Lewis Richardson1838. Leonard Bucknam1838. Alexander Gregg1840. Thatcher R. Raymond1843. Gorham Brooks1846. J
Western; and the $1,200, voted this year for the support of the schools, was to be divided equally between the districts. In 1825, the number of children in Medford, under fourteen years of age, was 525; and the thickening of population in new places made it necessary to multiply schoolhouses, and scatter them over the whole territory. 1829: Voted to build a schoolhouse, of wood, in the west part of the town. This was placed on the Woburn Road, on land bought of Jonathan Brooks, Esq. In 1831, it was removed and placed near the alms-house, on land belonging to the town. 1833: Voted to build a schoolhouse in the eastern district, the cost not to exceed four hundred dollars. The primary schools were taught by females, but not continued through the winter. March 3, 1834: Voted that the school-committee be directed so to arrange the town-schools that the girls shall enjoy equal privileges therein with the boys throughout the year. This tardy justice to the female sex was not
s existence. Sept. 19, 1796: Voted to procure a new engine. These engines served the purposes of the town till a late period. The firemen were selected from the most reliable and energetic of all the citizens; and, once a month, each engine was examined and played. March 3, 1828: Voted that the selectmen be a committee to examine and consider the necessity of procuring a new engine for the west part of the town. 1828: The first record of the organization of a new engine-company. 1831, the town voted to give a supper each year to the firemen. Nov. 14, 1836: Voted to purchase a new engine. Nov. 9, 1835: The town voted that the fire-engines may be employed to water ships, and that proper compensation be required therefor. March 6, 1837: At this time there was a general call for a more extended and efficient defence against fire; and the town voted that it approves of the Revised Statutes, sections 19-21. 1839: The town voted to petition the Legislature for an act o
1740, m. Abigail Sole, 1756, and lived on Curtis's Hill, in Scituate. By his second wife, Zeporah Randall, he had two sons, Nehemiah and James (4). 3-4James Curtis, b. 1779, m. Desire Otis, 1802, and had several children, one of whom was--  4-5James O., b. 1804, at Scituate. He moved to Medford in 1820, where he served an apprenticeship with Thatcher Magoun, Esq., and has since been engaged in ship-building. He m. Adeline Wait in 1826, and had--  5-6George, b. 1827.  7Mary Genette, b. 1831.  1Dexter, Paul, of Medford, m. Elizabeth----, and had--  1-2Timothy, b. Oct. 7, 1767.  3Elizabeth, b. Dec. 16, 1769.  4Sarah, b. May 2, 1771.  5Samuel, b. Nov. 9, 1772.  6Anson, b. Apr. 30, 1778. 1-2TIMOTHY Dexter m. Ruth----, and had--  2-7Timothy, b. Dec. 4, 1794; d. May 10, 1823.  8Samuel Webster, b. Nov. 2, 1796; m. Ann Whitney, 1818.  9 Anson, b. Oct. 28, 1798; m.1. Sarah Brigham, 1822. 2. Lucy Richards, 1835. 3. Sarah Joselyn, 1839.  10Nancy S., b. Aug. 8, 1