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a tinge of romance about his marriage. A foster-sister of Mrs. Lydia Maria Child, who lived in the house corner of Ashland and Salem streets, applied to him to be taught the trade. He told her he did not care for more apprentices, but if she would promise, when through, not to set up business in Medford, he would take her. In a year they were married, he being twenty-eight years old and his wife eighteen. She was a direct descendant of Peter Tufts. . . . I will say in passing that in the Salem street burying ground, a rod or two from the monument in a southeasterly direction lies the body of George Blanchard, who died in 1700, aged eighty-one or eighty-four. He inherited from his father, Thomas, Thomas Blanchard, the emigrant, came from England in 1639, and lived in Braintree, Mass. In February, 1651, he bought of Rev. John Wilson, Jr., pastor of the church in Dorchester, house and a farm of two hundred acres, known now as Wellington, but then belonging to Charlestown. In 172
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., Women of the Mayflower and Plymouth Colony. (search)
see and hear of the experiences of others. If the arrival of the first cows into Plymouth was a neverto-be-forgotten joy to the women of the Mayflower, the entrance of horses into Plymouth life was elation. Remember Allerton married and went to Salem to live. At this time in Boston eggs were three cents a dozen, milk one cent a quart, butter six and cheese five cents a pound, and housekeepers not caring for the higher prices in Plymouth could send to Boston. One of the weddings of that ye of the Franklin home. Samuel Hall entered at once upon the affairs of the printshop in Newport, and his obituary of Ann Franklin would show her to be among the queens of American womanhood. Samuel Hall afterwards established the Essex Gazette, Salem, and at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War printed newspapers and official proclamations for the army and the province. He established a bookstore, printshop and book bindery in Boston. He became the printer of the Massachusetts Historical S
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., Old ships and ship-building days of Medford. (search)
the trade of ship carpenter and served his time with Enos Briggs at Salem, where he worked five years. From Salem he went to Mr. Barker's yarSalem he went to Mr. Barker's yard in Charlestown (the present Navy Yard), where he worked and studied two years and assisted in modelling. There he made the model of the fit Medford in 1804 at the yard of Thatcher Magoun for Samuel Gray of Salem. There are several journals of her voyages in the Essex Institute, one a Log of the brig Hope from Salem to Leghorn. Sailed December 4, 1804, and arrived January 21, 1805, with a cargo of pepper. The fols also a Journal of the Good Brig Hope, Capt. Thomas Tate 1805 from Salem to the West Indies. From Salem towards Martinico:— Sept. 2, Salem towards Martinico:— Sept. 2, Monday. At 4 P. M. was boarded by H. M.S. African 64 guns and took out one man by the name of Wm. Wood. From Martinico she went to Laguah 28, 1807, the Hope is reported in distress from St. Petersburg to Salem. They often made a triangular voyage to the Baltic and Russia with