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ony in the early records that the cattle did thrive marvelously well. Still more conclusive is the fact that in 1637 a large tract of land lying between the Winter Hill road, now Broadway, and Cambridge was divided into rights of pasturage, and after this the main was called the common. But the destruction of the forest was cut down all the trees for a mile around the camp, our sufferings have been inconceivable. And the following winter, when the Hessians were prisoners of war on Winter Hill, they used for firewood the last of the walnut trees, which gave the original name of Walnut Hill to what is now College Hill. Fruit trees and ornamental tre Hill, the whole wild and extensive enough to furnish good gunning for small game. Along the line of the Revolutionary forts on Prospect and Central Hills to Winter Hill were many old gnarled button-pear trees. These seldom grow spontaneously in Massachusetts, and it was popularly believed that they came from the seeds of pears
Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906, Charlestown schools without the Peninsula Revolutionary period. (search)
f fortyfive, March 5, 1782. For his second wife, the mother of his children, he married Hannah Adams (Historic Leaves, Vol. III., p. 89). Dr. Paige, the historian of Cambridge, says that Joseph Russell, the father, lived on the north side of the main road in Menotomy, on the first estate west from the river (Alewife brook), but in 1730 exchanged estates with Captain Samuel Whittemore, and removed into the borders of Charlestown, now Somerville, where his home was on the road leading to Winter Hill. The ancient homestead of this branch of the Russell family was destroyed by fire not many years ago. Its site, on the easterly corner of North street and Broadway, is marked by a well and an old pump, which is still standing. About the time Edward Gardner was teaching in his home district, others of his name renewed a family interest in the school by accepting positions on the school board. As early as 1738 (Vol. III., p. 16), Henry Gardner was a member of the local committee outsi
om four to seven were thus educated at the expense of the town. The report read May 1, 1815, says: The trustees for two years past have kept a summer school at Winter Hill and the inhabitants have asked for a schoolhouse. The trustees would recommend one if, at the present time, our fellow-citizens were not struggling with great n New York, for information. From the report, signed May 5, 1817, we learn that District No. 3 is still maintaining two summer schools, namely, at Milk Row and Winter Hill. In speaking of No. 1, R. Gordon's services are highly praised. 1817-1818. August 9, 1817, the trustees have looked up the Lancastrian system of educatioibition. This fire was the third of March. The district commences in Cambridge road, sweeps around the Cambridge line, runs across Milk row by Isaac Tufts' to Winter Hill, by the house of Joseph Adams, Esq., to Mystic river, and down to the cluster of houses near the entrance of 3 Pole lane, and over to the place of beginning. I
nd was father to John Breed, the distiller. Breed's Island, northeast of East Boston, takes its name from this family. Captain Breed died in 1754, leaving a large estate, appraised at £ 5,647 16s 1d. His will speaks of his son John, resident at Surinam, S. A., and that one's son Ebenezer. William Hoppin was a rigger, who died a very old man in 1773. The late Rev. Dr. Hoppin, of Christ church, Cambridge, was a great-grandson. Samuel Hutchinson, the shoemaker, lived on the road to Winter Hill. Miriam Fosket, born in 1665, Miriam Cleveland, was widow of Thomas Fosket, a brother of Jonathan, who once owned the windmill, which he sold to John Mallet, on the southeast of the range called Captain Carter's draught. Miriam was widowed in 1694, and died in 1745. She left a landed estate of thirty acres to son John, daughter Miriam, wife to Matthew Leaky, and daughter Abigail, wife to Thomas Powers. The Fosket family have disappeared from Charlestown, and have not been known ther
87. Whittemore, Jabez, 15. Whittemore, John, 87, 89. Whittemore, Joseph, Jr., 82. Whittemore, Captain, Samuel, 18. Whittemore, Sarah (Hall), 87. Whittemore. William, 19, 22. Whittier, John Greenleaf, 11. Whittredge, Mrs., 47. Wigglesworth, Rev., Michael, 88. Wilkins, J. M., 92. Wilkins, J. M. K., 72, 73. Willis Creek, 4. Willis, Grace, 86. Willoughby, 6. Wilson, Jeremy, 99. Wilson, Sergeant-Major, 50. Wilson, Captain, William. 87. Wiltshire, Eng., 77, 78, 81. Winter Hill, 6, 7, 18, 70, 72, 74, 85, 91, 96, 99. Winter Hill Road, 6, 9S, 93, 100. Winthrop, Governor, 23. Winthrop, Mr., 80. Woburn. 14, 20, 81. Wood, David, 21. Wood, Hepzibah (Billings), 88. Wood, John, 88. Wood, Deacon, John, 88. Wood, Joseph, 88. Wood, Mary (Blaney), 88. Woodstock, Vt., 1. Worcester, Eng., 77. Worcester County, Mass., 85. Wright, Timothy, 41. Wyman, 14, 38, 64, 65. Wyman. Charles, 92, 94. Wyman, Elizabeth, 20. Wyman, Hezekiah, 65. Wyman, Luke, 90