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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 9., The Bradburys of Medford and their ancestry. (search)
erchief Moody, and is said to have fallen into a nervous state, and his mind to have taken on a melancholy tinge, from having in early life accidentally killed an intimate friend. Hawthorne in his story of The Minister's Black Veil depicts a Rev. Mr. Hooper as wearing a similar covering over his face for years, but for another reason, and also cites this case of Joseph Moody. To revert to our line of succession we find that Wymond, the oldest child of Thomas Bradbury, the emigrant, and Mary from the Mansion House unto Charlestown Commons and Meadford House. A circular road ran from the house to the red gate. This was the only approach to the place. A cart path, a private way, ran through the woods to Salem street, Malden. Mr. John H. Hooper says the house was built in 1657. Captain Bradbury died of paralysis, attended by fever, February 18, 1810. Under date of February 20, 1810, Dr. Osgood notes in his diary, attended funeral of Captain Bradbury. He was buried in the Sale
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 9., Proceedings of the 275th Anniversary of the settlement of Medford. (search)
hrough the courtesy of the Executive Committee of the 275th Anniversary, the register has received a copy of the attractive book under the above title. The book contains 261 pages, 87 of which are devoted to a brief history of Medford by Mr. John H. Hooper. The historian presents a great deal of new material which his long study of land titles and other county and town records has brought to light. Mr. Hooper's problem was not what shall I put in to the few pages at his disposal, but ratherMr. Hooper's problem was not what shall I put in to the few pages at his disposal, but rather what shall I leave out? We are anxiously waiting for instalments of this leftover matter, while we are delighted with and instructed by what he has already given us. The Committee is to be congratulated for having secured for the book the services of the man who knows more about Medford history than any other person living. The report of the anniversary with stenographic reports of all addresses and poems, with full reports of committee work, is admirably compiled. The illustrations are