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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., The development of the public School of Medford. (search)
tive. With due formality Capt. Ebenezer Brooks, Ensign John Bradshaw, Capt. Samuel Brooks, Mr. John Willis, Mr. John Whitmore, and Mr. Thomas Oaks were chosen to er Secomb, John Willis were appointed a committee for the east part, and Capt. Samuel Brooks, Lieut. Stephen Hall, John Whitmore for the west part. The committee fo entries in the Treasurer's book from 1730 to 1734 for sums of money paid Samuel Brooks, Jr., for teaching at the same time that another teacher was employed for the d, class of 1725(?) 1729, [Henry] Gibbs, Harvard, class of 1726 (?) Samuel Brooks, Jr. Only the surnames of Masters Cutter and Gibbs appear in the Treasurer'ach in the Willis house, where Henry Davison organized the first school. Samuel Brooks, Jr., taught at the same time with Mr. Gibbs, and was probably located at the g house of Mr. Jona Hall Sen. and Edward Oakes house he now dwells in and Mr. Samuel Brooks and Joseph Tufts House measuring in the Roads to find the Center and the
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., The highway or Canal through Labor in Vain point. (search)
rty as (in our judgment) can be, which highway is bounded westerly by the dividing line between Col. Isaac Royall and Samuel Brooks, Esq., and easterly by the stakes set up in the aforesaid Samuel's marsh, as the same now stand, leaving two rods beway is thirty-three pounds six shillings and eight pence. The way was laid out twelve rods wide, and the town paid Samuel Brooks the amount of the award. This return of the committee was accepted by the court, and it was ordered to be recorded, bscription; and authorized them when the canal was cut, to sell and convey such part of the marsh which the town paid Samuel Brooks, Esq., for, as should be more than sufficient for a highway across Labor in Vain point. The committee proceeded to ct of the old way that had been discontinued, together with all the mud and turf thrown and now laying on said marsh. Samuel Brooks quitclaimed to Isaac Royall all his right, title, and interest in and to the above-named piece of marsh. It is po
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., A business man of long ago. (search)
. In 1803 he was a claimant against the British government for damages caused by the capture of the sloop Charles, Samuel Brooks, master, which was condemned in a Vice Admiralty Court in the West Indies in 1793. Beside being a ship-owner, he wman. Mr. Hall was a delegate to the electoral college which made John Adams president. The personal popularity of Governor Brooks caused the town to follow his leadership in politics as long as he lived, but after his death, in 1825, the new elem]28To Cash pd. to Susanna Willis, for the use of a Room to keep School in, In the year 1732200 [ ] 26To Cash pd. to Saml Brooks————0130 (Gravelly Bridge [ ] 7To Cash pd. to Thomas Oakes, for work done at1490 [ ] 3/4 [ ] 14To Cash pd. to Joseph Td. to Stephen Patten for work at ye080 []o Cash pd to Lydia Peirce for Sweeping ye Meeting house400 [ ] Cash pd to Saml Brooks for keeping School1600 [ ]5To Cash pd. to John Willis, for work at ye Highways516 [ ] 26To Cash pd. to Solomon Page
1737 petitioned that the duty on them be abated, but no further action than to lay it on the table was taken. He probably had at least fifteen at a time, and the slave-quarters, so-called, have become an object of considerable historical interest. The entire number of persons holding slaves in the last half of the 18th century probably did not exceed thirty, the town records giving, indirectly, the names of twenty. Partial list of slaveholders: Capt. Caleb Brooks, Ebenezer Brooks, Samuel Brooks, Capt. Thomas Brooks,—Bishop,—Brown, Mary Bradshaw, Andrew Hall, Jonathan Hall, Jr., Stephen Hall, Benj. Hall, Hugh Floyd, Jacob Polly, Zachariah Pool, Isaac Royall, Dr. Simon Tufts, Rev. Mr. Turrell, Stephen Willis, Deacon Benj. Willis, Francis Whitmore. Not that our ancestors believed it wrong; the names of Rev. Mr. Turrell and Deacon Benj. Willis would refute that. But economically it was unprofitable, and its ultimate extinction was doubtless the expectation of all who gave the subj
ociety, in 1863 of the Heraldic Journal, and in 1879 of the Antiquarian Society, the predecessor of the present Bostonian Society. Mr. Whitmore became, in 1854, a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and served on its various committees and boards of directors and as an editor of the Register, to which he contributed a large number of valuable and important articles and genealogies, many of which have been reprinted. He contributed, in 1855, the genealogical portion of Brooks' History of Medford. In literary lines, wholly or in part, he edited in 1860 the works of William Mackworth Praed; in 1865 the Hutchinson Papers; in 1867 the Dunton Letters; in 1868 the American Genealogist; in 1869-74 the Andros Tracts; in 1870 the Massachusetts Civil List; in 1878 Copp's Hill Epitaphs; in 1882 the History of the Old State House. These are esteemed standards and do not include all of Mr. Whitmore's publications. Mr. Whitmore exercised a large and influential interest i