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ridge, and that my informant was also in her Sunday School class there. She also remembered that her old teacher boarded in the family of Squire Henry Adams on Bow Street. The clerk of the Second Baptist Church of Cambridge informs me that Miss Burnham united with that church May 31, 1840, and died August 24, 1901. Mrs. Libby thinks she lived to be eighty-five years of age. Of her antecedents I have learned little. In her later years she was quite alone in the world; her burial was at Goffstown, N. H. The photograph which is reproduced with this article was contributed by Mrs. Woodbury, of Methuen. August 17, 1846, Adaline L. Sanborn was elected teacher of the Milk Row Primary. Her first examination took place September 28 following, when she had on her list 101 scholars. She had to undergo no slight ordeal that day, when she faced Messrs. Bell, Allen, Forster, Magoun, and Hill, of the School Board, who no doubt had come to see how the new teacher was doing. Another primary sch
ost, William. 83. Frothingham, James K., 28. Fuller, John E., 15. Fullick, Eliza R., 69. Fullick, George K., 69. Fullick, Geraldine, 69. Gardner, General, 60, 61. Gardner Row District, 32, 36. Gardner Row School, 35. Gaw, James, 68. Gay, Eugene, 67. Gay, Francis G., 67. Gay, Hannah T., 67. Genesee, The, 60. Gere, Stephen, 78. Gerrish, Colonel, 64. Gherardi, Donato, 68. Gilcrease, Elijah H., 15. Giles, Joseph J., 15. Glines, Frederick H., 4, 15. Globe Tavern, 2, 6. Goffstown, N. H., 39. Goodridge, Caroline A., 68. Goodridge, Lowell, 68. Goodridge, Otis H., 68. Gordon, George A., 27, Gordon, Lydia (Ames), 27. Gordon, John, 67. Gordon, Julia P., 67. Gordon, Samuel, 27. Gordon, Sylvia Ellen, 67. Gordon, Yorick S., 27. Gorham, David, 4, 15. Graham, William L., 15. Grand Army Post, Somerville, 10. Grand Lake, 54. Granite Street Stone-pit, 79. Grant, Caroline M., 66. Grant, Edward L., 15. Grant, Edwin, 66. Grant, General. 53, 57, 58, 59, 61. Gr
laims to towns where settlement had been made, but we have found no indication of Medford being thus favored. It might be interesting to know how the old tenor basal price named for the vendue compared with the standard hard money of the time. By careful comparison of the foregoing plat and its bounds and courses with the map of the New Hampshire county of Hillsborough, it is evident that the town farm was within the territory incorporated by Gov. Benning Wentworth on June 16, 1761, as Goffstown, in honor of Col. John Goffe, a resident of the adjoining town of Bedford, and one of the chainmen named in the certificate of Caleb Brooks. The Masonian proprietors had made a grant in 1748 to Rev. Thomas Parker of Dracut, and to others. These last were probably the some Peoples and the Portsmouth gentlemen referred to in Medford records, and by or under them the first settling thought to have been begun in 1742. The decision of the crown as to boundary was in 1740, and gave to New