ates; and, after hearing a few, they voted (May 25, 1724) to hear Mr. Turell two sabbaths, and Mr. Lowell one sabbath, and then make a choice.ct. 28, 1718, to Aug. 2, 1721, they gathered £ 15. 5s. 8d.
Rev. Ebenezer Turell.
This gentleman was a native of Boston, born 1701, and garatory service, the town proceeded to elect, unanimously, the Rev. Ebenezer Turell to be their pastor and teacher,--a hundred pounds settlemed strangers' money, to be paid semi-annually.
To this invitation Mr. Turell returned the following answer, dated Aug. 31, 1724:--
Fora never fade away, through Jesus Christ.
Yours to serve, E. Turell.
Sept. 19, 1724: This answer was considered, accepted, and fum the church and the town to settle as colleague pastor with Rev. Ebenezer Turell.
There were sixty yeas, and six nays.
The six gentlemen (S
Yeas, 67; nays, 5.
Salary, eighty pounds (lawful money) during Mr. Turell's life, and ninety pounds afterwards.
The opponents of this proc
ay 5.By 1 old man for a Lingister3oz.
How will the above read in the capital of Liberia two hundred years hence?
In 1754, there were in Medford twenty-seven male and seven female slaves, and fifteen free blacks; total, forty-nine.
In 1764, there were forty-nine free blacks.
When the law freed all the slaves, many in Medford chose to remain with their masters; and they were faithful unto death.
List of slaves, and their owners' names.
Worcester,owned byRev. E. Turell.
PompeyDr. Simon Tufts.
RoseCaptain Thomas Brooks.
PompCaptain Thomas Brooks.
PeterCaptain Francis Whitmore.
SelbyDeacon Benjamin Willis.
Negro girlMr. Boylston.
Negro womanDr. Brooks.
Joseph, Plato, Phebe
cy Dudley, who d. Nov., 1768, aged 41.
He graduated at H. C., 1767.
By his first wife, he had--
52-82Simon, b. 1750.
83Lucy, b. Apr. 11, 1752.
84Catharine, b. Apr. 25, 1754.
He m., 2d, Elizabeth Hall, Oct. 5, 1769, and had by her--
85Turell, b. 1770; d. June 9, 1842.
86Cotton, b. 1772; insane; d. Feb. 12, 1835.
87Hall, b. 1775; d. at Surinam, July 19, 1801.
88Hepzibah, b. 1777; m. Benjamin Hall.
89Stephen, b. 1779.
His widow d. Aug. 30, 1830, aged 87.
He d. Dec. 31, 1786nthony Stoddard, and had--
Mary, m.----Whittemore, and had Daniel
17John, b. July 3, 1687.
18Christian, b. Dec. 17, 1688; m. Samuel Bass.
18 1/2Lydia, m. Cornelius Thayer.
19Ebenezer, b. Feb. 5, 1702.
4-19Ebenezer Turell, the minister, grad.
1721; studied with Rev. Benjamin Colman; settled at M., 1724, where he d., Dec. 8, 1778.
He m., 1st, Jane Colman, Aug. 11, 1726, who d. Mar. 26, 1735; when he m., 2d, Oct. 23, 1735, Lucy, dau. of Addington Da