taste and profit, have adorned our highways with forest-trees, whose summer shade will soon shelter the fashionable lady in her morning promenade, and the weary animals in their noonday labor.
Streets in Medford have received the following names: High, Main, Forest, Salem, Ashland, Oakland, Washington, Fountain, Fulton, Court, Cross, Park, Pleasant, Purchase, South, Middlesex, Water, Ship, Canal, Cherry, Webster, Almont, Cottage, Ash, Oak, Chestnut, Grove, Garden, Paris, Chaplin, Mystic, Brooks, Allston, Vernon, Irving, Auburn, Prescott, West, Laurel.
Appropriation for highways from Feb. 1, 1850, to Feb. 1, 1851$1,500.00
Appropriation for highways from Feb. 15, 1854, to Feb. 15, 1855$1,800.00
Expenses of street lamps for the same times$323.75
The bridge across Mystic River, in the centre of Medford, is the first that was built over this stream.
This primitive structure was exceedingly rude, and dangerously frail.
March 4, 1634: The General Court, holden at N
Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will show thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
--Deut. XXXII. 7.
1Albree, John, b. in the Island of New Providence in 1688; came to Boston in 1700, there he m., in 1711, Elizabeth Green, of Boston, a cousin of Gov. Belcher.
She d. Dec. 6, 1751; and he d. Aug. 28, 1755.
3Elizabeth, b. Jan. 28,1716d. Mar. 17, 1735.
4Ruth, b. May 17, 1718; m. Caleb.
5Susanna, b., 1722; m. John Pratt.
John Albree had a sister, Eliza beth who d. unm.
1-2Joseph Albree m. Judith Reeves, Dec. 23, 1756: she was a dau. of Sam. R., and d. Jan. 26, 1778, aged 43.
He d. Mar. 26, 1777, leaving children:--
2-6John, b. Nov. 9, 1757.
7Joseph, b. Aug. 15, 1760; m. Susan Dodge, d. s. p. Feb. 16, 1815.
8Samuel, b. Oct. 20, 1761.
9Elizabeth, b. May 17, 1768; m. Jonathan Brooks; d. Mar. 31, 1826.
2-6John Albree m. Lydia Tufts, Jan. 5. 1793, who d. Apr. 27