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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., Medford in the War of the Revolution. (search)
leb Brooks, brickmaker, a half brother of Dr. John Brooks. Ensign Stephen Hall was the eldest son onine men. Tradition says that they joined Maj. John Brooks and the Reading men, encountered the Britange that the Medford company should follow Major Brooks. He was a Medford boy, and only two years , leaving only three regiments on guard. Maj. John Brooks, Thomas Pritchard, and a few others from came soon which made Medford proud. Lieutenant-Colonel Brooks and his regiment had been the last or retreat. When the battle was at its height, Brooks again distinguished himself. He has been callancroft and his company, under Lieutenant- Colonel Brooks, went to Valley Forge. Bancroft wrote in pecters of persons. No less a man than Col. John Brooks, when at home on a furlough, was arrestedhas already been read before you in which Governor Brooks has been spoken of at length, I have devore left—among them the Watson House, where General Brooks entertained Washington in 1789; the Royal
Notes Names of those whose graves were marked by the Historical Society, April 19, 1898: John Blanchard, Thomas Bradshaw, Thomas Binford, Capt. Caleb Brooks, Lt.-Col. John Brooks (received title General after close of war), Rev. Edward Brooks (Chaplain), Hezekiah Blanchard, Hezekiah Blanchard, Jr., Jonas Dickson, Benjamin Francis, Benjamin Floyd, Benjamin Floyd, John Le Bosquet, Rev. David Osgood (Chaplain), John Oakes, Lt. Jonathan Porter, James Richardson, John Stimson, Johnes Symmes, Thomas Savels or Sables, Maj. Samuel Swan (received title after close of war), Benjamin Tufts, Samuel Tufts, Samuel Tufts, 3d, Corp. James Tufts, Jr., Samuel Teal, Ebenezer Tufts, Jonathan Tufts, David Vinton. Unknown soldiers, probably from New Hampshire or Maine, who died in Medford during siege of Boston. Mr. John H. Hooper, whose portrait appears in this number of the Register, and whose article on the bridg
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., The Royall House loan exhibition. (search)
n the Royall House, and a fragment of leather hanging, may be guides should restoration of the house be attempted. The uniform, cocked hat, and pistols of Gov. John Brooks suggested the gallant soldier of the Revolution, while his lancet-case recalled the physician whom his townsmen loved. Among the portraits were those of GovGovernor Brooks, Nathaniel Polly (a Medford soldier in the Revolution), Lucy Dudley, the wife of Dr. Simon Tufts, Andrew Hall, whose home in 1800 was the present 43 High street (the third frame house built in Medford), and Turell Tufts, who died in 1842, son of Dr. Simon Tufts. A print of the Blanchard Tavern was shown. Here the Neword citizen before the Revolution, and a few old love letters, among them one written by Parson Turell. Autograph letters of Samuel Sewall, Thomas Jefferson, Governor Brooks, Dr. Osgood, and other papers of especial interest to students of Medford history, over one hundred in all, made a valuable collection. From far and near v
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., The Governor Brooks monument. (search)
The Governor Brooks monument. FOLLOWING is the inscription on the monument in memory of Governor John Brooks in Salem Street Cemetery, Medford: Sacred to the memory of John Brooks who was Born in Medford in the month of May 1752 and educated at the town School he took up arms for his country on the 19TH of April 1775; he Commanded the regiment which first entered the enemy's lines at Saratoga and served with honor to the close of the War. he was appointed Marshal of the district of Massachusetts by President Washington and after filling several important Civil and military offices, he was in the year 1816 chosen Governor of the Commonwealth and discharged the duties of that station for several Successive years to General acceptance he was A kind and Skilful physician, A brave and Prudent officer, A wise, firm and Impartial Magistrate, A true patriot, A good citizen and A faithful friend in his manner he was A Gentleman, in morals pure, and in profession and practice A Consiste
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., The early names of Medford's streets. (search)
to Charlestown Line Spring St. from Main St. to Charlestown Line on the Road leading to Lechmere point Court St—from Main St. near Nathan Adams' House to Charlestown Line leading to Harvard College, Cambridge St from Benjm Tufts Corner to Stoneham Line Mountain Street— from Ship St to Salem St leading by the new Burring Ground Cross Street from Turell's Corner to Woburn Line purchase St from High St by Jona Brooks the old road to purchase St Woburn St—from High St near Cannel Bridge by P. C Brooks to Symme's Corner Grove St. John Howe, Chairman. Whether, as a matter offact, the town adopted all these names I do not know. Certainly some of them did not last many years; for only old residents of Medford or students of her history will recognize all the ways now known as High, Salem, Main, Riverside avenue, South, South Winthrop, Medford, Harvard, Fulton, Cross, North Winthrop, Woburn, and Grove streets. Several of the names are improvements on the present nomenclature, for there <