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rom the towns of Woburn, Reading, Malden, and Medford, took place to consider measures for a divisi Mistick bridge was only an act of charity to Medford. That a division was recognized by the severs of Charlestown, Reading, Woburn, Maiden and Medford, according to their wonted manner, until the phen Francis, and Thomas Willis, Selectmen of Medford, appear in Court, to answer for defects in thon the south side of the river to the town of Medford, the southerly half of Mistick bridge and thet Medford Bridge, we being all of the town of Medford in the County of Middlesex and Province of thid place much oftener than the inhabitants of Medford, it being out of our way of marketing, etc. acted over the place called the Wears, between Medford and Charlestown. Nov. 4, 1747, Andrew Hall built in 1856; it is situated in the city of Medford and town of Arlington, and by a vote of the tof Middlesex; it is situated in the cities of Medford and Somerville, and is maintained at the join[49 more...]
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., Medford in the War of the Revolution. (search)
lution. by Helen T. Wild. [Read before The Medford Historical Society, April 18, 1898.] FOR ars between 1775 and 1783. In August, 1774, Medford began to be anxious about her supply of powdes horse. In an instant Revere thought of the Medford road which he had passed a moment before. Suy will he left a silver cup to the church in Medford. A special act of the Legislature was necess had been stolen. They brought him back to Medford and buried him with honors of war. At twil. A town-meeting was called March 3, 1777, in Medford, to consider means for raising her quota. Thy during the preceding month. In July, 1777, Medford had forty-four men in the army for three yearster probably claimed him, and he returned to Medford in the early part of 1778. In June, 1778, hea guarding troops of Convention at Cambridge, Medford had sixteen men in the Continental Army in NeOne-legged Earl. He died in 1821. In 1780 Medford had sixteen six-months' men in the field. Th[52 more...]
, probably from New Hampshire or Maine, who died in Medford during siege of Boston. Mr. John H. Hooper, whosf the Register, and whose article on the bridges in Medford will be found of valuable interest, is a recognized authority on the landmarks and boundary lines of Medford, his knowledge and experience having been gained by mn many committees. Mr. Hooper is not a native of Medford, but is descended from the early settlers of the plOne of his ancestors, Samuel Polley, who settled in Medford in 1708, married Elizabeth Hall, granddaughter of John Hall, who settled in Medford in 1675. Mr. Hooper is also descended from the early settlers of Marbleheade worker in the Historical Society. Her article on Medford in the War of the Revolution is of pleasing interesd glasses accurately fitted. 8 Main street, Medford, Mass. C. D. Tucker, Ophthalmic Refractionist and nd Optician. Joel Goldthwait & Co., Carpets, 169 Washington Street, Boston. Goods delivered in Medford.
south shore of Massachusetts bay, was through Medford by the way of what are now known as Salem, Song quite steep. The records of the town of Medford prior to the year 1674 having been lost or deng the first, if not the first, roads used in Medford, after the settlement of the colony. Indeed, to lay out the highway between Cambridge and Medford. This location cannot be determined; probabl it. Mr. Charles Brooks, in his History of Medford, says that the house of Caleb Brooks stood imrt to answer to complaints about a highway in Medford, answered that to the best of his knowledge, t as follows: The inhabitants of the towns of Medford, Malden, Woburn, and Reading represent that t then we measured still northerly this being Medford bounds, 85 rods, shut up and improved by Naths street in Somerville and Winthrop street in Medford. Mr. James Tufts' house stood on what is nowoadway was once situated within the limits of Medford. That portion of Main street between South[24 more...]
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., Births, Deaths and Marriages from early records. (search)
r ye 3. 1718 Sarah Ward Widow. Died November ye 18 1718 Betts Attwood Son of Oliver and Anna Attwood died Novr ye 28th 1718 Bartholomew Semer Died January 20 171 8/9 Gershom Son of Jonathn & Lydia Hall died Decemr 9, 1718 Mary Willis Daughter of John & Mary Willis died Feb 2d 1718 Mariages John Bradshaw and Mercy Tufts were married March ye 14 1718/ By ye Revd mr Porter— John Giles and Susanna Hall were married March ye 27 1718/ By ye Revd mr Porter Peter Wait of Medford and Abigail Peirce of Woborn were married May 22 1718/ By ye Revd mr Porter. Ebenezer Hills and Margarett Hayes were maried July 29 1718. By Thomas Tufts Esqr Ebenezer Burgifs and Mary Fowle both of Cambridge were married Octr ye 22d 1718 By Thomas Tufts Esqr— Joseph Frost and Rebecca Frost both of Bilreca were married Decr. 8 1718 By Thomas Tufts Esqr Joseph Blogget and Elizebeth Sawyer both of Woborn were married Decr 16 1718 By Thos Tufts Esqr Joseph Thompfon and Sarah Br
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., The Evolution of the Medford public Library. (search)
ome degree to the stand so generally made throughout the colonies in defence of their privileges. In Brooks' History of Medford it is stated that our own library had its origin in the Medford Social Library, which was founded in 1825 by a society we first thought of the library for the people here arose in the mind of the pastor of the First Congregational Church in Medford in 1825, the Rev. Andrew Bigelow. In the records of that church is to be found the following account. Mr. Bigelow's let; namely, the purpose is to bring sunshine into our hearts and to drive moonshine out of our heads. The smallness of Medford's appropriation prevents its library from doing as much good as it otherwise could. It has for some time sent carefullyrt in the future welfare of the community. What shall be the future of our library? Let us hope that the citizens of Medford will recognize it as an equally important educational factor with the public schools, and tax themselves as liberally, a
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., Medford Historical Society. (search)
Medford Historical Society. Officers For year ending March, 1900. President. William Cushing Wait. Vice-Presidents. John Ward Dean, Lorin L. Dame, Rosewell B. Lawrence, Charles B. Dunham. Recording Secretary. Miss Jessie M. Dinsmore. Corresponding Secretary. Walter H. Gushing. Treasurer. Charles H. Loomis. Librarian and Curator Miss Agnes W. Lincoln. Standing committees. Membership. Dr. J. E. Cleaves, Annie E. Durgin, Fannie E. Bemis, A. H. Evans, Geo. S. Delano. Publication. E. A. Start, W. H. Cushing, R. B. Lawrence, C. H. Morss, C. H. Loomis. Papers and addresses. David H. Brown, Katharine H. Stone, Dr. R. J. P. Goodwin, John Ward Dean, Helen T. Wild, John H. Hooper. Historic Sites. L. L. Dame, W. C. Eddy, Ella L. Burbank, W. H. Cushing, John H. Hooper, Mrs. J. M. G. Plummer, Hetty F. Wait. Genealogy. W. I. Parker, E. Adelaide black, Eliza M. Gill, Ella S. Hinckley, Hetty F.
to trace the story of the early ministers of Medford. It is important to remember that religion win the tax for the support of these gentlemen Medford paid its share assessed by the General Court. These preachers were paid by six towns, Medford with the others being too poor to support the luxster. Mr. Colman is further connected with Medford in being the father of the first wife of Rev.uch endeavors he should preach for a while in Medford, and the inhabitants should attend on his min1708, and Mr. Woodbridge continued to live in Medford till his death two years later, when the townth Mr. John Tufts, son of Mr. Peter Tufts, of Medford, was engaged to supply the pulpit, which he d Boxford, and in Charlestown before coming to Medford, and was very near being settled in each placer is taken, was given to the First Church in Medford by Dudley Hall, Sen., father of the late Dudl it came by inheritance from Turell Tufts, of Medford. It was loaned at one time to the Hon. Samue[8 more...]
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., The Royall House loan exhibition. (search)
uel Dexter, of Roxbury, and Benjamin Hall, of Medford. They sold the mansion-house and gardens to any, loaned by present or former residents of Medford. Some pieces had been in town a century or med to Dr. David Osgood, the young preacher of Medford in the days of the Revolution. His daughter and Hall families—names known and honored in Medford from colonial times. Several articles were se family of Rev. Charles Brooks, historian of Medford, were among the number. Several mementos oron Warner, the first Trinitarian minister of Medford. All the beds were made up with homespun sh3 High street (the third frame house built in Medford), and Turell Tufts, who died in 1842, son of n plate bequeathed to the Church of Christ in Medford were all the exhibits which referred personal diary of Deacon Benjamin Willis, a prominent Medford citizen before the Revolution, and a few old of the whole to solicit loans. The people of Medford responded generously. To the regent the high[2 more...]
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., The work of local Historical societies. (search)
ent, the chips and blocks and bricks that the relic hunters will collect with such avidity will have no more value or interest than any other bricks or sticks in Medford, in spite of which many people will preserve them with care; and it may even be that the Medford Historical Society will, for some reason that none of its membersdern spirit in history will not tolerate, and local historical societies must keep clear of it if they would march with the spirit of the age and the ages. The Medford Historical Society cannot be charged with sinning in these directions to any extent. It is young and it has been conducted through its early organization period view should guide. This society has an opportunity to take a place in the front rank of active exemplars of all that is best in historical work. The history of Medford runs with that of Massachusetts. It has been in the movement of the grand old Commonwealth from the beginning. This young society enters a rich field at a time
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