he was librarian for a short time.
He was chaplain on board the frigate Hancock in 1777; but, returning to Medford, died there, May 6, 1781.
His wife died Nov. 29, 1800, aged 69.
She was, through her mother, a lineal descendant of the famous Puritan divine, John Cotton.
Their children were--
31-51Cotton Brown, b. July 20, 1765; d. May, 12, 1834.
52Peter Chardon, b. Jan. 6, 1767; d. Jan. 1, 1849.
53Mary, b. Jan. 27, 1769; m. Samuel Gray, of Salem.
54Joanna C., b. May 18, 1772; m. Naof division.
He served in the Indian wars, under Major Willard, as the treasurers' books witness.
His name, with his wife's, stands on a petition in favor of an old woman charged with being a witch; hence he can hardly have been of the extreme Puritan party, although a member of the church.
1-4John Whitmore was one of the early settlers in Medford, at least at the period when the records commence.
He m., 1st, Rachel, dau. of Francis Eliot, and widow of John Poulter, of Cambridge.
nd this era is made brilliant by the distinguished women of the British island.
There is still a more wonderful example of this uplifting power of the educated mind of woman.
It is only ninety years since the Anglo-Saxons in the New World became a nation, then numbering about 3,000,000 souls.
Now this people form the great American republic, with a population of 30,000,000; and the destiny of the world will soon be in their keeping.
The Bible has been their Book of books since the first Puritan exile set his foot on Plymouth Rock.
Religion is free; and the soul, which woman always influences where God is worshipped in spirit and truth, is untrammelled by code, or creed, or caste.
No blood has been shed on the soil of this nation, save in the sacred cause of freedom and selfdefence; therefore, the blasting evils of war have seldom been felt; nor has the woman ever been subjected to the hard labor imposed by God upon the man—that of subduing the earth.
The advantages of primary e
y11,525First-class battle-shipS.12,318T. S.22
Iowa11,340First-class battle-shipS.12,105T. S.18
Indiana10,288First-class battle-shipS.9,738T. S.16
Massachusetts10,288First-class battle-shipS.10,403T. S.16
Oregon10,288First-class battle-shipS.11,111T. S.16
Brooklyn9,215Armored cruiserS.18,769T. S.20
New York8,200Armored cruiserS.17,401T. S.18
Texas6,315Second class battle-shipS.8,610T. S.8
Olympia5,870Protected cruiserS.17,313T. S.14
Chicago5,000Protected cruiserS.9,000T. S.18
Baltimore4,413Protected cruiserS.10,064T. S.10
Philadelphia4,324Protected cruiserS.1,815T. S.12
Newark4,098Protected cruiserS.8,869T. S.12
San Francisco4,098Protected cruiserS.9,913T. S.12
Monterey4,084Barbette cruiser, low free-board monitorS.5,244T. S.4