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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 56 56 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 49 49 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 16 16 Browse Search
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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) 11 11 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 5 5 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 5 5 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. 3 3 Browse Search
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians 2 2 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 1 1 Browse Search
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enjamin Tufts, Simon Bradshaw,Deer-reeves. Joseph Tufts, Dea. Thomas Hall, Sealer of Leather. Benjamin Parker, Sealer of Weights and Measures. Stephen Bradshaw, Grand-juror. Andrew Hall, Esq.,A Committee to manage the affair of obtaining some part of the lands now belonging to Charlestown, with the inhabitants thereon. Capt. Samuel Brooks, Lieut. Stephen Hall, jun., Zechariah Poole, Ebenezer Brooks, Joseph Tufts,A Committee to audit the Town-treasurer's accounts for the year past, 1747, and the town's accounts likewise. Lieut. Stephen Hall, jun., Thomas Brooks, Nov. 28, 1748: Voted to sell the Town's farm at auction. This vote was reconsidered; and, May 15, 1749, Andrew Hall, Capt. Samuel Brooks, and Richard Sprague, were chosen a Committee to manage the affairs for selling the town's farm. It was sold soon after. The right of admitting inhabitants to the town was a jealously guarded right. It was the custom to warn every new comer out of town. A strange hospi
ament was put off on this account. Was this event greater than the earthquake? From 1730 to 1750, there were, on an average, from twenty-five to thirty baptisms in each year. From ten to twenty persons annually joined the church. In the year 1747, there was no one admitted; and this forms the one exception in Mr. Turell's ministry. In 1747, a female sexton was chosen to ring the bell and sweep the meeting-house. Salary, twenty-two pounds (old tenor) per annum. Of church-members, 63 1747, a female sexton was chosen to ring the bell and sweep the meeting-house. Salary, twenty-two pounds (old tenor) per annum. Of church-members, 63 are male, 87 female, residing in Medford; occasional, 15: total, 165. May 18, 1774: Voted that Mr. Turell should lave three hundred pounds (old tenor) as annual salary, in order to make his salary now equal to what it was when he settled among us. May 15, 1749: Mr. Turell's salary was raised to five hundred pounds (old tenor). These votes reveal the perilous changes in the value of money, which then so perplexed and distressed the colonies. It made it necessary to vote the minister's sa
him in the family of Mr. Foxcraft, the County Register of Deeds, that he might pay for his board by writing in the office. Dr. John Thomas was a medical student under his care, and, at the commencement of the Revolution, commanded at Dorchester Heights, and afterwards at Ticonderoga, where he died of the smallpox. The following lines were from the pen of his son, Dr. Cotton Tufts, of Weymouth :-- Upon the death of my honored father, Simon Tufts, Esq., who died suddenly, Jan. 31, 1747, in the evening. Death seized, and snatched my tender father hence, To live enthroned in happiness immense. Religion, grace, and truth possessed his soul; And heaven-born love he breathed from pole to pole. His grateful country owned his signal worth, And gave him public life in civil birth. A friend to all mankind; true to every cause, Where bound by virtue or his country's laws. Sweet peace he loved, and peace he oft prolonged When jarring parties wished themselves revenged. To vice, the w
s000012000 John Francis06009110210 Benjamin Parker0300106007 Richard Sprague0600510010 Joseph Tomson060041004 Samuel Brooks, jun.030048037 Total, ninety-eight persons. As a specimen of the town expenses and tax for one year, let us take 1747. They are as follows (old tenor):-- Balance due the town from last account£4153 Whole town-tax for 1747490144    £431197 Treasurer paid, during the year 1747, by orders from said town£4311511 Balance due from treasurer10038 Err1747, by orders from said town£4311511 Balance due from treasurer10038 Errors excepted. Pr. Joseph Tufts, Committee. Thomas Brooks, Committee. June 5, 1753, the General Court laid a tax on coaches, chariots, chaises, calashes, and riding-chairs. Medford, in 1754, had 1 chariot, 7 chaises, and 31 chairs. Cambridge, during the same time, had 9 chaises and 36 chairs. Woburn had 2 chaises and 9 chairs. Maiden had 2 chaises and 20 chairs. During the revolutionary struggle, debts were accumulated to vast amounts; and, on the 26th February, 1781, the Legislatur<
10, 1838.  8Eliza G., b. Apr. 2, 1839.  9Rodney C., b. June 24, 1840.  10Susan E., b. Oct. 24, 1841.  11Henry R., b. Apr. 4, 1843.  12Florence A., b. Sept. 12, 1844.  13Wilber A., b. May 9, 1846.  14Roland H., b. Sept. 24, 1847.  15Noah S., b. July 7, 1849.  16Edward A., b. May 25, 1851.  17Martha A., b. July 7, 1852.  18William C., b. Sept. 14, 1853; d. Sept. 27, 1853.  1Howe, Joseph, was born in Boston, 1710, where he died in 1779. He m., 1st, Mercy Boardman, in 1740, who d. in 1747; 2d, Rebecca, dau. of Capt. Ralph Hart, by whom he had three sons and five daughters.  1-2Joseph Howe, jun., b. of the above, in 1753, d. in Boston, 1818. He m., 1st, Sarah Davis, 1776, by whom he had three sons; 2d, Margaret Cotton, in 1787,--issue, one daughter; and, 3d, Sarah Simpson, 1789,--issue, one son and three daughters.  2-3John Howe was born in Boston in 1784; and moved to Medford, 1813. He m. Rebecca Heywood, of Concord, Mass., in 1808, who d. 1820, leaving four sons, o
on, 1749; Bailey, 1806; Ballard, 1721: Binford, 1757; Blodgett, 1752; Blunt, 1748; Boutwell, 1753; Bradish, 1745; Brattle, 1747; Bucknam, 1766; Budge, 1762; Burdit, 1761; Burns, 1751; Bushby, 1735; Butterfield, 1785. Calif, 1750; Chadwick, 1756; Ce, and Leathe, 1738; Learned, 1793; Le Bosquet, 1781. Mack, 1790; Mallard, 1753; Mansfield, 1759; May, 1759; MacCarthy, 1747; MacClinton, 1750; Mead, 1757; Melendy, 1732; Morrill, 1732. Newell, 1767; Newhall, 1751; Nutting, 1729. Oakes, 1721-75. Page, 1747; Pain, 1767; Parker, 1754; Penhallow, 1767; Polly, 1748; Poole, 1732; Powers, 1797; Pratt, 1791. Rand, 1789; Reed, 1755; Richardson, 1796; Robbins, 1765; Rouse, 1770; Rumril, 1750; Rushby, 1735; Russul, 1733. Sables, 1758; Sargent, 1716; Scolly, 1733; Semer, 1719; Simonds, 1773; Souther, 1747; Sprague, 1763; Stocker, 1763; Storer, 1748. Tebodo, 1757; Teel, 1760; Tidd, 1746; Tilton, 1764; Tompson, 1718; Trowbridge, 1787; Turner, 1729; Tuttle, 1729; Tyzick, 1785. Wa