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HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 369 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 139 27 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 36 2 Browse Search
Caroline E. Whitcomb, History of the Second Massachusetts Battery of Light Artillery (Nims' Battery): 1861-1865, compiled from records of the Rebellion, official reports, diaries and rosters 34 34 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 12 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 12 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 12 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 11 11 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 10 0 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906 6 2 Browse Search
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eneral Court, March 3, 1636.--Ordered, That Charlestown bounds shall run eight miles into the countConverse, are to set out the bounds between Charlestown and Mr. Cradock's farm on the north side ofwho, in conjunction with three appointed by Charlestown, were directed to fix the boundaries betweere as follows: The southerly tract lying in Charlestown bounded northerly with the (river) . . . we be and hereby are set off from the town of Charlestown to the town of Medford accordingly. Sent ds of Medford, to run the lines anew between Charlestown and Medford, and set up some monuments betwo discover it. Johnson says: The form of Charlestown, in the frontispiece thereof, is like the hre Malden Bridge now is, was established by Charlestown, April 2, 1640, and continued to September wall, under this date, says: I rode over to Charlestown on the ice, then over to Stower's (Chelsea)s savings' bank. In 1629, Mr. Graves, of Charlestown, said in a letter sent to England: Thus muc[8 more...]
uch cost and labor, brought them in July to Charlestown. But, there receiving advertisements (by sesent shelter to plant dispersedly; some at Charlestown, which standeth on the north side of the moarm in Medford, sells to Richard Russell of Charlestown, sixteen hundred acres of it, with his mansrkham, Thomas Willows, (Willis); bounded by Charlestown northerly, Mistick River southerly, Mr. Wadssary appears from the following history of Charlestown: 1631: It was concluded to build a fort on of the public. Many of these are found in Charlestown. One of these was Cross Street; the next, est Cambridge shall be widened, Medford and Charlestown paying for the lands taken. Labor of a manaid bridge to be by the respective towns of Charlestown, Woburn, Malden, Reading, and Medford, accoe General Sessions of the Peace, sitting at Charlestown. The object of this appeal was to show froanswer the uses of forts. For this reason, Charlestown this year erected a small fort on the top o[35 more...]
Committee to consult with the selectmen of Charlestown, to see if they will consent to annex the fcovenanted and agreed with the said town of Charlestown to keep the half of the bridge and the Cauy much fails. Secondly, The said town of Charlestown almost encompasses the town of Medford, and A new bridge across Charles River, from Charlestown to Boston, is proposed; and Nov. 1, 1824, t owned by one of the leading inhabitants of Charlestown. We shall very good-naturedly dissent freral places: they named one Boston, another Charlestown, another Meadford, another Roxbury, anotherd in Medford was owned by any inhabitant of Charlestown. We have elsewhere shown who were the seveon with other troops, until they arrived at Charlestown. The military talents and calm courage whird had determined to fortify the heights of Charlestown, and arrangements were made for this purposmen, he pursued the enemy to their boats at Charlestown. Dr. Ripley says:-- As the enemy passed[21 more...]
es. So ably and promptly did he fill his trust, that the town elected him eight times in succession. From his own farm he supplied the army with wood while in Charlestown and on Winter Hill. June 10, 1776: The Selectmen assemble the inhabitants of Medford for this high solemn purpose, namely:-- To know the minds of the toel Royal was appointed one of the Mandamus Councillors for this Province by his Majesty, Aug. 9, 1794; but he did not take the oath of office. 1743: He gave Charlestown £ 100, which was used to build a parsonage. While Representative, he returned to the town treasury his salary. In 1745, he gave £ 80 to the school on Charlestleman's house in Antigua; and its present owner, Mrs. Tidd, has carefully preserved the form given to it by Colonel Royal. It was at first within the limits of Charlestown; and Colonel Royal was chosen Representative by that town nine years in succession, from 1743 to 1752. In 1752, he was promoted to a seat at the Council Board,
ir arms to be handed in to the Court. The men of Medford, Cambridge, and Charlestown formed one company. We can see exactly how one of our Medford soldiers lookriday in every month, there shall be a general training of them that inhabit Charlestown, Mistick, and the Newtown, at a convenient place about the Indian wigwams; tves in the trainband of Cambridge, and be no longer compelled to travel unto Charlestown. As several of Mr. Cradock's men were fined at different times for absenhe corps which Captain Isaac Hall commanded was made up of men from Medford, Charlestown, Woburn, Malden, Cambridge, and Stoneham, and were called the eight months m third division; but now a new regiment, the fifth, was formed, and Medford, Charlestown, and Malden composed it. The next captain of the Medford company was Rufus F98. Andrew Hall1798-1803. Ebenezer Hall, jun1803-1806. Nehemiah Wyman, of Charlestown1806-1808. Caleb Blanchard1808-1809. John Cutter1809-1811. Ephraim Bailey1
tians here; and Mr. Thomas Gould's case, in Charlestown, caused great stir at Medford. Mr. John the town hired Mr. Benjamin Woodbridge, of Charlestown, to preach for six months; and, as his engagements in Charlestown did not allow him to reside in Medford, the town passed the following vote, Medford every Saturday, and from Medford to Charlestown every Monday; allowing said Squire two shilppealed to the General Sessions of Peace at Charlestown. Their reply was, that Mr. Woodbridge is n It was further provided, that if a part of Charlestown that lies next to Medford be annexed, then ing vote:-- To invite Mr. John Tufts, of Charlestown, to sit at the table in our meeting-house; arren, and Clapp, of Cambridge; Stimson, of Charlestown; Coolidge, of Watertown; Flagg, of Woburn; o invite nine churches; those in Cambridge, Charlestown, Stoneham, Woburn, Malden, and Andover. Thrt of the continental army was stationed at Charlestown, on Winter Hill, the soldiers walked to Med[1 more...]
l Holmes, Cambridge; Dr. Thaddeus Fiske, West Cambridge; Dr. John Foster, Brighton; Dr. Charles Lowell, Boston; Rev. Francis Parkman, Boston; Rev. James Walker, Charlestown; Rev. Aaron Greene, Malden; Dr. Aaron Bancroft, Worcester; Dr. Ezra Ripley, Concord; Rev. Convers Francis, Watertown; and Rev. Charles Brooks, Hingham. The ces: Rev. Dr. Kirkland and Dr. Ware, Cambridge; Dr. Holmes, Cambridge; Dr. Lowell, Boston; Rev. Aaron Greene, Malden; Rev. Henry Ware, Boston; Rev. James Walker, Charlestown; Rev. Convers Francis, Watertown; Rev. Joseph Field, Weston; Rev. George Ripley, Boston; Rev. Samuel Ripley, Waltham; Dr. Fiske, West Cambridge; Rev. Charles Br 1843, no Methodist Episcopal church existed in this place. Some twelve or fifteen individuals, members of that denomination, connected either with a church in Charlestown or the one in Malden, were accustomed to meet each week and hold a class-meeting, which was conducted by one of their number who had been appointed leader. D
d Mr. Woodbridge relinquished school-keeping for baking, and failed also in that business, in Charlestown. He then moved to Connecticut; and we lose sight of him. Mr. Joseph Wyman, of Woburn, whoD., Medford, Mass.; Timothy Cotting, Esq., Medford, Mass.; Hon. Richard Frothingham, jun., Charlestown, Mass.; Phineas T. Barnum, Esq., Bridgeport, Conn.; Thomas Crane, Esq., New York City; Charles Rothat the country mourned his loss; and that funeral sermons were preached at Medford, Boston, Charlestown, and Cambridge. He was often called to visit the sick at Harvard College; and, though not ri780, lived in this town ten years; but his medical practice was so limited that he removed to Charlestown, and formed a partnership with Messrs. Morse and Woodbridge, in the baking business. In this he was not successful. He died in Charlestown. Dr. John Brooks had not the advantages of a collegiate education; but this fact stimulated him to make up for it by extraordinary application. The
Chapter 9: public buildings. First meeting-house. First meeting-house, 1696. during the first years of their residence in Medford, our pious ancestors were not sufficiently numerous and rich to support a minister of the gospel; hence they joined the churches of Cambridge, Charlestown, Watertown, Woburn, and Malden. That they had preaching in the town at funerals and baptisms, is most probable; but the loss of our earliest records prevents our stating any specific action on the subject till about 1690, when the desire to build a meeting-house became strong and effectual. They worshipped in private rooms; and we find a vote of the town to pay Thomas Willis thirty shillings for the use of his rooms for one year. January 17, 1693, we find the following record:-- At a general town-meeting of the inhabitants of Medford, being fifteen days warned, voted that there shall be a meeting-house erected, to be finished the first of October following, on the land of Mr. Thomas
ston at great cost, which gave the yards in Charlestown an advantage over ours. If they were taken suppose a sea-serpent to have started from Charlestown for a visit to the country, and a small strrague & James'sSprague & JamesE. E. BradshawCharlestown294 129 BrigHenriettaGeorge Fuller'sGeorge ck runs through the right side of the town (Charlestown), and, by its near approach to Charles Rived smelts. Josselyn says, We will return to Charlestown again, where the river Mistick runs on the e, is the town of Mistick, three miles from Charlestown, a league and a half by water,--a scatteredown, on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday; and to Charlestown and Medford the right of fishing, within thded the fishing districts thus: First, from Charlestown and Malden line to Medford Bridge; second, edford, husbandmen, and Benjamin Parker, of Charlestown, housewright, as undertakers. They, of the supply of the city of Boston, the towns of Charlestown, and East Cambridge. In another part of[9 more...]
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