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Joseph Manning1808. William Rogers1823. Henry Porter1825. Turell Tufts1827. Timothy Cotting1836. George W. Porter1837. Names of the town-clerks. J. Wade1674. Stephen Willis1675. John Bradstreet1701. Stephen Willis1708. Thomas Tufts1718. William Willis1719. Benjamin Willis1721. William Willis1726. Ebenezer Brooks, jun1728. Benjamin Willis1730. Thomas Seccomb1745. Willis Hall1767. Richard Hall1770. Benjamin Hall, jun1783. Andrew Hall1792. Nathaniel Hall1794. Samuel Swan1796. Nathaniel Hall1797. Luther Stearns1803. Nathaniel Hall1806. Abner Bartlett1810. Jonathan Porter1819. Abner Bartlett1820. William Rogers1826. Abner Bartlett1827. William D. Fitch1834. Oliver Blake1836. Joseph P. Hall1846. Governor Brooks. I would close this account of the civil history of Medford with a biographical notice of our most distinguished civilian; and, lest the bias of a life-long veneration, or the pride of near blood relationship, should tempt me to eul
1788. Aaron PutnamJune 25, 1789. Thomas BrooksFeb. 28, 1795. Ebenezer HallApril 16, 1798. Samuel SwanMay 29, 1798. Samuel SwanJune 13, 1800. Nathaniel HallFeb. 3, 1803. Samuel SwanJan. 29, 180Samuel SwanJune 13, 1800. Nathaniel HallFeb. 3, 1803. Samuel SwanJan. 29, 1807. Timothy BigelowNov. 8, 1808. Nathaniel HallFeb. 2, 1810. Abner BartlettMar. 6, 1810. Nathan AdamsFeb. 25, 1811. Nathaniel HallNov. 20, 1812. Isaac BrooksNov. 21, 1812. John BrooksFeb. 8, 18Samuel SwanJan. 29, 1807. Timothy BigelowNov. 8, 1808. Nathaniel HallFeb. 2, 1810. Abner BartlettMar. 6, 1810. Nathan AdamsFeb. 25, 1811. Nathaniel HallNov. 20, 1812. Isaac BrooksNov. 21, 1812. John BrooksFeb. 8, 1813. Samuel SwanFeb. 20, 1813. Timothy BigelowJuly 3, 1815. Dudley HallJan. 27, 1816. Jacob WillardJuly 3, 1816. William WardNov. 20, 1816. Abner BartlettFeb. 6, 1817. Nathan AdamsFeb. 10, 1818Samuel SwanFeb. 20, 1813. Timothy BigelowJuly 3, 1815. Dudley HallJan. 27, 1816. Jacob WillardJuly 3, 1816. William WardNov. 20, 1816. Abner BartlettFeb. 6, 1817. Nathan AdamsFeb. 10, 1818. Luther StearnsJan. 27, 1819. Nathaniel HallAug. 20, 1819. Abner BartlettJan. 26, 1820. Samuel SwanJan. 12, 1821. Turell TuftsJune 16, 1821. Abner BartlettFeb. 16, 1822. Jonathan PorterMay 7,Samuel SwanJan. 12, 1821. Turell TuftsJune 16, 1821. Abner BartlettFeb. 16, 1822. Jonathan PorterMay 7, 1822. Dudley HallJan. 1, 1823. Jonathan BrooksJan. 1, 1823. John P. BigelowFeb. 7, 1823. William WardJan. 7, 1824. Nathan AdamsFeb. 8, 1825. Nathaniel HallJuly 7, 1826, Abner BartlettJan. 4,
esent at this meeting the Hon. James Sullivan, Benjamin Hall, Willis Hall, Ebenezer Hall, Jonathan Porter, Loammi Baldwin, Ebenezer Hall, jun., Andrew Hall, and Samuel Swan, Esq. After organizing, by the choice of Benjamin Hall as chairman, and Samuel Swan as clerk, the Hon. James Sullivan, Loammi Baldwin, and Captain Ebenezer HSamuel Swan as clerk, the Hon. James Sullivan, Loammi Baldwin, and Captain Ebenezer Hall, were chosen a committee to attend the General Court, in order to obtain an act of incorporation, with suitable powers relating to the premises. In conformity with this vote, a petition was presented to the General Court, and a charter obtained ( incorporating James Sullivan, Esq., and others, by the name of the Proprietors ofto time, as might be required for the construction of said canal. At the first meeting of the proprietors, after the choice of James Sullivan as moderator, and Samuel Swan as clerk, the following votes were passed; viz., That the Hon. James Sullivan, Hon. James Winthrop, and Christopher Gore, Esq., be a committee to arrange
ny would have been crime, as timidity would have been treason, our patriotic ancestors marched nobly forward, as their prompt payment of the following taxes testify. In 1781, Medford paid £ 1,177. 10s.; in 1786, £ 1,016. 5s.; in 1791, £ 88. 6s. 11d. Ratable polls in Medford (1784) were 223. List of occupiers of houses, in 1798, who are taxed for more than $100:-- Samuel Albree. Asa Adams. Benjamin Hovey. Benjamin Teal. Caleb Brooks. John Bishop. Abigail Bishop. Samuel Swan. Ebenezer Thompson. Nathan Wait. Thomas Bradshaw, jun. Nathaniel Mead. Zachariah Shed. Leonard Bucknam. Spencer Bucknam. John Bacon. Abigail Brooks and Rufus Frost. John Brooks and Mary Patten. John Brooks. Jethro Townsend. Caleb Brooks, jun. Thomas Brooks. S. Buel and Augustus Hunt. Thomas Bradshaw. Andrew Blanchard. Timothy Newell. Hezekiah Blanchard, jun. Ruth Benford. Jonathan Brooks. William Bradbury. Francis Burns.
sh; and he went, with his family, to Concord. He d. Aug., 1808. Children:--  1-2Samuel, b. 1750.  3Daniel, b. 1752.  4Caleb, b. 1754; d. Mar., 1816. 1-2Samuel Swan, jun., m. Hannah Lamson, Mar. 5, 1778, who d. Nov., 1826, aged 70. He d. Nov., 1825. In Jan., 1787, he was appointed quartermaster-general, with the rank of majoimothy, b. 1789; d. Jan. 20, 1830.  11Caleb. 1-3Daniel Swan m. Elizabeth, dau. of Peter Tufts, Aug. 21, 1777; and d. in 1780. His widow d. 1853, aged 97. 2-5Samuel Swan m. Margaret Tufts, and had--  5-12Benjamin L., m. Sarah Brinkerhoff.  13Samuel, m. Lucretia Staniels.  14James, m. Matilda Loring.  15Margaret, m. William Earon.   He d. Oct. 29, 1783. 255-267Samuel Tufts m. Margaret Hodgkins, who d. Aug. 7, 1793.   He d. Nov. 29, 1815, and had--  267 a.Margaret, b. 1779; m. Samuel Swan, jun.  b.Samuel, b. 1784; d. 1821.  c.William, b. Mar. 21, 1787.  267d.John Tufts m. Sarah----, and had--  267d.-268William, b. Sept. 4, 1727.  269
building, 357, 366. Simonds, 36. Slaves, 434. Smith, 4, 12, 36, 54, 75, 295. Societies, 476. Soldiers, 165. Sprague, 8, 32, 107. Squa Sachem, 43, 73. Stearns, 306. Stilman, 37. Storms and Freshets, 446. Stower, 9. Swan family, 541. Swan, 36, 307. Symmes family, 542. Symmes, 2, 4, 37, 42, 74, 353. Tainter, 543. Taverns, 422. Taxes, 408. Thompson, 19, 543. Touro, 493. Town incorporated, 119. Town-clerks, 127. Town Hall, 346. TorSwan, 36, 307. Symmes family, 542. Symmes, 2, 4, 37, 42, 74, 353. Tainter, 543. Taverns, 422. Taxes, 408. Thompson, 19, 543. Touro, 493. Town incorporated, 119. Town-clerks, 127. Town Hall, 346. Tornado, 444. Trade, 349. Tufts family, 543. Tufts, 37, 42, 43, 44, 49, 51, 144, 196, 297, 303, 306, 484, 495, 570. Tufts College, 297. Turell family, 555. Turell, 29, 49, 221, 310, 319. Universalist Church, 269. Usher family, 556. Usher, 36, 168, 169, 170, 178, 188, 193, 345, 419, 538, 570. Wade family, 558. Wade, 8, 28, 34, 36, 41, 42, 43, 44, 48, 97, 100, 327, 425. Waite, 36, 51, 439, 560. Warren family, 560. Warren, 225. Washington, 69, 161. Waterman
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 2: Parentage and Family.—the father. (search)
Pemberton, had become the principal. While here he received a playful letter from his classmate, Leonard Woods, then at Cambridge, who had been enlivening his theological studies, which he had pursued at Princeton, with the reading of Don Quixote, Cecilia, and other novels; Shakspeare, Ossian, Pope, and the Spectator; and admiring Belfield in Cecilia, and the character of Sancho, Esq. Remaining at Billerica but a short time, he obtained, through the influence of Rev. Dr. Freeman and Colonel Samuel Swan, of Dorchester, a place as assistant in the private school of Rev. Henry Ware at Hingham, on a salary of £ 150, with special reference to the instruction of two lads, one of whom was John Codman, afterwards the pastor of the second church in Dorchester. An intimate friendship had grown up in college between Sumner and Joseph Story, of Marblehead, who was two years his junior in the course. A correspondence ensued. Their letters are playful, and hopeful of the future. Sumner's le
troopers, or cavalry. On the 26th day of the same month, Corporal Jonathan Remington, and Isaac Amsden, Jacob Amsden, John Amsden, Gershom Cutter, William Gleason, James Hubbard, Jonathan Lawrence, Nathaniel Patten, Samuel Read, John Salter, Samuel Swan, Edward Winship, Jr., Daniel Woodward, and John Wyeth, were impressed by order of Captain Gookin, to whom the Corporal reported, Dec. 3, 1675, that all his men were ready, except as follows: Edward Winship, his father tells me he is or will be, Henry Seager, Thomas Shepard, Philip Sherman, Thomas Sherman, Thomas Sisson (Drummer), Joseph Smith, Parsons Smith, Benjamin Stanley, David Stanley, Jonathan Stanley, Joseph Stanley, Michael Stanley, Stephen Stearns, Aaron Swan, Joshua Swan, Samuel Swan, Mansfield Tapley, Thomas Thwing, Daniel Warren, Joseph Withington, Jason Winship, John Wellington, Jonas Wyeth. One of the papers in the Massachusetts Archives commemorates the good service of a Cambridge officer and its recognition by th
ams1 Lieut. Daniel Brown1 William Whittemore1 Samuel Cutter2 Capt. Thomas Adams1 Edward Wilson2 John Winship1 Samuel Russ1 Samuel Hill1 Jason Belknap1 Seth Russell2 Joseph Belknap1 Aaron Cooke2 Zechariah Hill2 Capt. Saml. Whittemore1 Thomas Whittemore2 Samuel Whittemore, Jr.2 Thomas Robbins1 William Butterfield1 Thomas Cutter1 John Wilson1 Timothy Swan1 Samuel Frost2 Joseph Frost2 Edward Fillebrown1 Ephraim Frost, Jr.1 Abraham Hill2 William Hill1 John Hill1 Samuel Swan1 Joshua Kendall1 George Prentice1 Patten Russell2 Samuel Frost, Jr.1 Solomon Prentice1 Joseph Locke1 William Cutter1 Lemuel Blanchard1 George Swan1 Lieut. Stephen Frost1 Stephen Cutter1 John Adams1 William Cutter1 Jeduthun Wellington1 Moses Hovey1 Benjamin Cooper1 Jonathan Robbins1 Seth Stone1 Capt. Samuel Carter1 Josiah Hall1 Thomas Adams, Jr.1 John Cutter, 3d1 Thomas Cutter1 Jonathan Perry1 John Locke1 Josiah Wilson1 James Frost1 John Stone1 Jonathan Locke1
Rev. Mr. Cooke's Record of deaths; his w. Mary d. 17 Feb. 1772. a. 102, according to the same Record. See Sparhawk, Nathaniel (4). 3. Thomas, s. of John (2), m. Sarah Cutter (pub. 1 Oct. 1731); she d. 1 Nov. 1772, and he m. Mary Winship (pub. 14 Aug. 1773). His chil. were Thomas, b. 22 Feb. 1733-4, pub. to Lydia Child of Newton 18 Mar. 1754, and d. 26 July 1756; John, b. 27 Jan. 1735-6, m. Elizabeth Priest of Waltham 13 Dec. 1764; Gershom, b. 3 Mar. 1738; Sarah, b. 9 Ap. 1740, m. Samuel Swan 1 Jan. 1761; Hannah, b. 26 Ap. 1742, d. unm. 7 Feb. 1773; Aaron, b. 28 May 1744, m. Deborah Robbins of Lex. 12 May 1772; a child, b. and d. 12 Ap. 1751; Mary, b. about 1752, d. 5 June 1769, a. 17. Thomas the f. res. at Menot., and d. 5 Feb. 1809, a. 100 years and one month; the Church Record calls him 101 years old. 4. Gershom, s. of Thomas (3), m. Martha Wilson 3 Feb. 1765, and had Gershom, bap. 6 July 1766, and d. 31 Dec. 1808; Martha, bap. 27 Nov. 1768; Mary, bap. 16 June 1771, d
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