deputy to the General Court.
At about this latter time we find him building a pew in the first meeting-house, in the best location.
All these were honors not carelessly bestowed, and ever afterward he was known as Captain Peter.
This second Peter Tufts was thrice married and had eight sons and ten daughters, three of whom, with one son, died in infancy.
The sixth son (the thirteenth child, born 1700, graduated at Harvard College, 1724) was Simon Tufts, the first physician of Medford.
Dr. Green (see Vol.
I, No. 4, register) notes that he was born in Medford, but omits to tell us where.
We are led to inquire why it was that in the published History of Medford no mention was made of the home or residence of a man so prominent in town affairs as was the second Peter Tufts, Medford's first representative in the General Court.
And further, why for the half century prior to 1904 was the Tufts family domicile lost sight of?
In the interest of historic truth, supported by laborious
e that escaped her careful search, that of Francis Green.
From an address at the Horace Mann SchooHistorical Society's accession 2445.) This Francis Green was of an old New England family, and borndren, one of whom (a son) was deaf.
But Francis Green, perhaps because of his military experience original manuscript fell into the hands of Dr. Green of Groton, who copied it for his own use. Itthat the author was an American of the name of Green.
And so it came about that Dr. Samuel A. Greeper, this in 1861, in which he claimed for Francis Green the distinction of being the earliest advo
Beside the genealogical work above named, Francis Green, during his twelve years residence in Medfss than ten years ago in the neighborhood of Mr. Green's dwelling-place, in a city which, through hhat sixteen years after his first marriage Francis Green married his second wife, Harriet Matthews, Medford boys).
Very likely the eldest of Mr. Green's eleven children may have, ere his coming t