of Prospect Hill on the road leading from Charlestown Road to Menotomy.
Colonel Sargeant's Regiment at Inman's Farm.
Mass. Arch., CXLVI. 340.
It is said that Gen. Putnam's Headquarters were in the Inman house.
Frothingham says that during the next winter the troops were accommodated in barracks thus: At Prospect Hill, 3,464; at different places,— Number One, Inman's House, &c., 3,460; at Roxbury, 3,795; at Dorchester, 814; at Sewall's Point, 400; at Cambridge Barracks, 640; at Winter Hill, 3,380; in the College, 640; in the New College, 640; in the Old College, 240; North Chapel, 160; total, 17,633; exclusive of private houses in Cambridge.
Siege of Boston, p. 291.
After the 19th of April, 1775, not many important military events occurred within the borders of this town, while it was occupied by the army.
A few are mentioned by Gen. Heath, who was an eye-witness: Nov. 9th.
At the top of high water, the tide being very full, some British Light Infantry, in boats, c
bap. 28 Jan. 1732-3; Joseph, bap. 9 Mar. 1734-5; Walter, b. about 1737; Mary, bap. 22 Ap. 1739, d. young; Philemon, b. 1 Aug. 1740; Mary, b. 20 May 1743, d. unm.
16 Oct. 1762.
Joseph the f. was a farmer and res. on the northerly side of the main road in Menot., on the first estate westerly from the river, or Alewife Brook, until the spring of 1730, when he exchanged estates with Capt. Samuel Whittemore, and removed into the westerly border of Chs. (now Somerville) on the road leading to Winter Hill.
He d. 13 Nov. 1776, a. 73, and was buried at West Cambridge, as were most of the Russell family of Menot., whether residing on the Camb.
or Chs. side of the line; his w. Mary d. 28 Dec. 1781, a. 80.
19. Jeremiah, s. of Walter (9), m.——, and had Seth, b. 1732, bap. 31 Mar. 1734; Edward, bap. 10 Nov. 1734.
Jeremiah the f. m. (2d) Damaris Williams 12 Jan. 1737-8.
A guardian was appointed for his two sons 3 July 1744; his w. Damaris d. 23 July 1778, a. 70.
20. Samuel, s. of Walter