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s, b. 15 June, 1808; d. 18 October, 1855, a topographical engineer, who introduced a mode of lights in our lighthouses in use during Civil War and after. Lemuel Cox made his will, 18 January, 1806. He devised to his five children, John S. H., James, Susanna H. Tufts, Elizabeth B., and Harriet A. T. (Lemuel and William, being dead, were not named), $1 each. To his grandchildren, an equal share of the residue. He died 18 February, 1806, and his will was proved 13 May, 1806. The inventory as a house near Charlestown Bridge, and money from the Canal proprietors, which left a balance above his debts of $2,555, to be divided into ten shares, and his grandchildren, as legatees, Eliza, Rhoda, Harriet, Simon, and Susanna Tufts; Mary Ann, James, Lemuel Cox, and Eliza Dadley; and Lemuel, son of James Cox, received each $255.57. In 1787, Ezekiel Decosta of Boston married Rebecca Hickling, the youngest sister of Lemuel Cox's wife. Their son, Ezekiel Carver Decosta, was the father of W
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 10., Mrs. Caroline Rebecca Hayes, (search)
Mrs. Caroline Rebecca Hayes, A member of this society, was a native of the old town of Medford. She was the oldest daughter of Capt. James W. and Rebecca (Wade) Brooks, who resided on the spot now occupied by the Odd Fellows Building, and was there born, October 24, 1822. The days of her childhood and youth were spent in the very heart of our old town, and her education was obtained in our public schools, she being a graduate of our high school in one of the earliest years of its history. She removed to the then adjoining town of Woburn, in 1847. In one of the later years of the 50's she became engaged to a man of wealth and prominence in that town, who died soon after, leaving to her a substantial legacy as also to Tufts College. In 1873 (Feb. 17) she united in marriage with Col. Henry B. Hayes, being his fifth wife. A European trip followed the wedding, and after their return a tasteful dwelling was erected under the colonel's supervision, and there for twenty
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 10., Extracts from Selectmen's Records. (search)
ication in Writing to the Board for the purpose of procuring him a license to Sell Spirituous Liquors.— On Application of Luther Angier as aforesaid— Voted. Galen James & Timothy Cotting (affirmative) James O. Curtis (negative) That a recommendation be granted to Said Angier as follows— We the Subscribers a Majority of the Sublic good requires that the petition of said Angier be granted. He being to the best of our knowledge & belief a person of good Moral character. Signed by Galen James and Timothy Cotting, Selectmen of Medford. Voted That the clerk draft a Letter to be presented to the County Commissioners at their Meeting tomorrow, embrar views & the wishes of a large majority of the inhabitants & legal voters of this town is most humbly and respectfully requested— Signed by the Selectmen. [Galen James, Timothy Cotting, James O. Curtis] Medford, May 7, 1838 Vol. 4, p. 73, 74, 75. Monument in honor of John Brooks. August 6, 1838. David Kimball in behal