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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 30., The Brooks Estates in Medford from 1660 to 1927. (search)
compiled chiefly from the researches of P. C. Brooks, senior, his son, Gorham, and his nephew, Willik until they were out of ammunition. Peter Chardon Brooks, his son, related that he saw the sun fimple and modest account of the life of Peter Chardon Brooks and the amassing of his fortune. Morwn the placid canal. With the death of Peter C. Brooks in 1849, at the end of his long, serene lford for a cemetery. Before the death of Peter C. Brooks his second son, Gorham, had bought from h. Others of the thirteen children of Peter Chardon Brooks who may interest especially a Medford as. It was left to the grandchildren of Peter C. Brooks, the sons of Gorham,—Peter C. Brooks, thiPeter C. Brooks, third of the name, and Shepherd Brooks to present the aspect of the Brooks property as it is known in ining wall or dike at the western end. Peter C. Brooks, 3d, and Shepherd Brooks needed no landscs the gift of Edward Brooks, son of Peter Chardon Brooks, senior. The delta, at the meeting of High[8 more...]
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 30., The road through the woods. (search)
st recorded visit of white men to what became our ancient town of Medford. It is one of our oldest roads. Two centuries and a half after the death of the old Indian king on the crown of the hill, there was erected the grey stone house of Peter C. Brooks (third of the name), who has but a few years since passed away. So only two families have succeeded the Indian on these hilltops as residents. This old road is certainly of great interest, as the county records show that in 1693 the courthe same unfrequented road one moonlight night to their new home in the West End of Medford. It was then known as Grove street, but not till about a century ago it was announced by the selectmen thus: From High street near the canal bridge by P. C. Brooks' to Symmes corner, Grove street. This reminds us that the Middlesex canal had been cut through the Brooks land and in operation in 1803. The bridge at High street was somewhat elevated and one was required to unite the dissevered parts of his