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rd, until 1640, was surrounded by Charlestown, which embraced Malden, Stoneham, Woburn, Burlington, Somerville, a part of Cambridge, West Cambridge, and Medford. At ide of said Medford, bounded easterly on Malden line, northerly on Stoneham and Woburn line, westerly on the line betwixt Mr. Symmes' and Gardner's farm, running ther and those on the northerly side, bounded northerly on Stoneham, on the town of Woburn and by the northerly bounds of Mr. William Symmes' farm, and easterly on Maldenst of the present road which leads from West Medford to the ancient boundary of Woburn. It was on the farm occupied by Mr. Thompson, forty or fifty rods south of whar name. How they came by their present appellative is this. Young Baldwin, of Woburn, afterwards a colonel, and father of Loami, was an intimate friend of young Tho each week, these two thirsty and ambitious students walked from their homes in Woburn to bring back with them from Cambridge the teachings of the learned professor.
lers from Salem, Saugus, Andover, Reading, &c. Woburn was obliged by law to help support it, and theat town constantly complained and objected. Woburn records, of Oct. 28, 1690, say: Serg. Mathew Jto appear there about Mistick Bridge. 1693: Woburn grew very emphatic, and said: Woburn was not cept by law they were forced thereto. In 1694, Woburn was again cited by order of Court, and threate to be by the respective towns of Charlestown, Woburn, Malden, Reading, and Medford, according to thck Bridge as follows: Charlestown, £ 64. 14s.; Woburn, Malden, Reading, and Medford, each £ 17. 12s. 3d.; total, £ 135. 3s. To this award Woburn, Malden, and Reading objected, and therefore appealed.d bridge. May 13, 1761: Voted to treat with Woburn, Reading, and Malden, concerning Medford Bridgwith the General Court, if there be reason. Woburn, as we have seen, always contended most stoutlle). So troublesome grew this litigation, that Woburn paid to Medford a certain sum to be released f[3 more...]
tituted and established within the Plymouth and Massachusetts Colonies before the year 1655, without any more formal act of incorporation. Among the oldest are the following: Plymouth, 1620; Salem, 1629 ; Charlestown, 1629; Boston, 1630; Medford or Mystic, 1630; Watertown, 1630; Roxbury, 1630; Dorchester, 1630 ; Cambridge or Newton, 1633; Ipswich, 1634; Concord, 1635; Hingham, 1635; Newbury, 1635; Scituate, 1636; Springfield, 1636; Duxbury, 1637; Lynn, 1637; Barnstable, 1639; Taunton, 1639; Woburn, 1642; Malden, 1649. London, May 22, 1629: On this day the orders for establishing a government and officers in Massachusetts Bay passed, and said orders were sent to New England(. Although, in the first settlement of New England, different sections of country were owned and controlled by Companies in England, yet the people here claimed and exercised a corporate power in the elections of their rulers and magistrates. This was the case with Medford. To show what form of government
emov. to Middlet., Ct., and left heirs.  4John, b. Oct. 1, 1654.  5Samuel, b. May 1, 1658; remov. to Lexington, Ct., and left heirs.  6Abigail, b. July 3, 1660; m.----Wilcox.  7Sarah, b. Mar. 7, 1662; m. William Locke.   He m., 2d, Margaret Harty, Nov. 10, 1666, who d. Mar. 1, 1686; and had--  8Margaret, b. Sept. 9, 1668; m. Thomas Carter.  9Frances, b. Mar. 3, 1671; m. Jonathan Tompson.  10Thomas, b. 1673; lived in Killingly, Ct., and had issue.  11Joseph, b. c. 1675; lived in Woburn, Ct., and had issue.   The earliest mentioned person by the name of Whitmore I have yet met with is John of Stamford, who was living in Wethersfield in 1639. He was killed by the Indians in 1648, leaving a son, John. I have some reason to suspect that he was the father of all of the name here, and that the following will give about the record of his children's births:--   Thomas, b. 1615; the ancestor of the Wetmores.   Ann, b. (?) 1621; m. George Farrar.   Mary, b. (?) 1623;
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Edward 1599-1672 (search)
Johnson, Edward 1599-1672 Author; born in Herne Hill, England, in 1599; emigrated to the United States in 1630; elected speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1655. He is the author of a history of New England which was published in 1654 under the title of Wonder-working Providence of Zion's Saviour in New England. He died in Woburn, Mass., April 23, 1672.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Reed, James 1724-1807 (search)
Reed, James 1724-1807 Military officer; born in Woburn, Mass., in 1724; served in the French and Indian War under Abererombie and Amherst. In 1765 he settled in New Hampshire and was an original proprietor and founder of the town of Fitzwilliam. He commanded the 2d New Hampshire Regiment at Cambridge in May, 1775, and fought with it at Bunker (Breed's) Hill. Early in 1776 he joined the army in Canada, where he suffered from small-pox, by which he ultimately lost his sight. In August, 1776, he was made a brigadier-general, but was incapacitated for further service. He died in Fitchburg, Mass., Feb. 13, 1807.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rumford, Benjamin Thompson, Count 1753-1852 (search)
Rumford, Benjamin Thompson, Count 1753-1852 Scientist; born in Woburn, Mass., March 26, 1753; in early youth manifested much love for the study of science while engaged in a store in Boston at the time of the Boston massacre. Then he taught school in Rumford (now Concord), N. H., and in 1772 married a wealthy widow of that place, and was appointed major of militia over several older officers. This offended them, and led to much annoyance for young Thompson. He was a conservative patriot, and tried to get a commission in the Continental army, but his opponents frustrated him. He was charged with disaffection, and finally persecution drove him to take sides with the crown. He was driven from his home, and in October. 1775, he took refuge within the British lines in Boston. When Howe left for Halifax, he sent Thompson to England with despatches, where the secretary of state gave him employment, and in 1780 he became under-secretary. In that year he returned to America, raise
ester.69,000 Rockland, Me.10,000 Salem, Mass.15,000 Stowe, Mass.2,000 Schenectady, N. Y.2,000 Seneca Falls, N. Y.3,000 Stockbridge, Mass.3,000 Sycamore, Ill.4,000 St. Albans, Vt.10,000 Sag Harbor, N. Y.3,000 Sar. Springs, N. Y.2,000 Southboroa, Mass.2,000 Syracuse, N. Y.34,000 Salisbury, Mass.5,000 Shelburne, Vt.1,000 Schuylkill County, Pa.30,000 Sutton, Mass.6,000 Troy, N. Y.48,000 Toledo, Ohio.5,000 Taunton, Mass.40,000 Utica, N . Y.20,000 Upper Sandusky, Ohio.5,000 Vermont, State.1,000,000 Wisconsin, State.225,000 Weymouth, Mass.5,000 Wilmington, Ohio.3,000 Waynesville, Ohio.2,000 Waltham, Mass.5,000 West Cambridge Mass.10,000 Woodstock, Vt.1,000 Watertown, N. Y.3,000 Warsaw, N. Y.3,000 Watertown, Mass.2,000 Waterford, N. Y.8,000 Westboroa, Mass.8,000 West Troy, N. Y.7,000 Woburn, Mass.5,000 Warsaw, N. Y.3,000 Woodbury, Ct.5,000 Webster, Mass.4.000 Xenia, Ohio.14,000 Zanesville, Ohio.3,000   Total$23,277,000 --N. Y. Tribune, May 8.
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 16: ecclesiastical History. (search)
5th of January, 1873, took charge of the First Baptist Church in Cambridge. Rev. Frank R. Morse, D. C. 1861, a graduate of Newton Theological Institution, commenced his pastorate Sept. 3, 1865, and resigned Nov. 20, 1867. He was succeeded, Dec. 4, 1868, by Rev. George H. Miner, B. U. 1863, who resigned Aug. 21, 1872. Rev. Hugh C. Townley, who graduated at the University of Rochester, 1858, was called to office here April 1, 1873, having previously been settled at Peekskill, N. Y., and Woburn, Mass. He resigned April 1, 1875. The present pastor is Rev. George W. Holman, who was born in Somerville, 1841, educated and ordained in the State of New York, and had been pastor at Radnor, Pa., Fort Edward, N. Y., Lewiston, Me., and Holliston, Mass. He was installed Nov. 7, 1875. Deacons. Elected. Held office until Age. Enos ReedOct. 17, 1827DiedJuly 8, 187175 John DonallanApril 1, 1829DiedMay 13, 186769 Henry S. HillsSept. 15, 1854 Daniel GrantOct. 4, 1870ResignedOct. 30, 1874 Wil
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
in the overthrow of American slavery. Thomas Joseph Leavitt. Private 6th Iowa Cavalry, October, 1862; Sergeant-Major; Second Lieutenant, January 31, 1863; died at White Stone Hill, Dacotah Territory, September 4, 1863, of wounds received September 3. Thomas Joseph Leavitt was the son of Joseph Melcher and Eliza (Yendell) Leavitt, and was born in Boston, October 31, 1840. His father died in 1848, after which his mother removed to Hampton Falls, N. H., and five years later to Woburn, Mass., where she still resides. The son was fitted for college at Rockingham Academy and at the Woburn High School. He entered college in 1857, and continued there till December, 1860, when he was offered a situation in the employment of the Burlington and Missouri Railroad Company in Iowa. This offer seemed too good to be refused; and since, in accepting it, he would not be prevented from graduating with his Class, he decided to go. The decision was to cause an entire change in his life.
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