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Samuel Whittemore (search for this): chapter 4
chools! Walter Russell, son of Joseph and Mary (Robbins) Russell, was born January 24, 1737, and died at the early age of fortyfive, March 5, 1782. For his second wife, the mother of his children, he married Hannah Adams (Historic Leaves, Vol. III., p. 89). Dr. Paige, the historian of Cambridge, says that Joseph Russell, the father, lived on the north side of the main road in Menotomy, on the first estate west from the river (Alewife brook), but in 1730 exchanged estates with Captain Samuel Whittemore, and removed into the borders of Charlestown, now Somerville, where his home was on the road leading to Winter Hill. The ancient homestead of this branch of the Russell family was destroyed by fire not many years ago. Its site, on the easterly corner of North street and Broadway, is marked by a well and an old pump, which is still standing. About the time Edward Gardner was teaching in his home district, others of his name renewed a family interest in the school by accepting po
N. Hawkins (search for this): chapter 4
mon Russell received £ 18, and June, 1780, Edward Gardner, £ 14 19s 6d (probably for teaching in their respective districts, as Samuel Gardner and Amos Warren were on the school board at the time). Edward Gardner in 1782, and as late as 1786, served on the committee, and Mr. Russell's name occurs in the same connection, year by year, to the end of the period which we are considering. Another teacher, in one or the other of these districts, was James Gardner, who received, through Collector Hawkins, pay for his services, August, 1786. We have mentioned the name of Amos Warren. He was serving in 1779, and again in 1784. August 2, 1784, Amos Warren and Samuel Gardner are allowed to keep tavern. We are justified in concluding that, previous to 1786, there was no public school building in these two districts. Several references to private quarters that were hired for school purposes are found upon the town records. December 6, 1784. Voted that the school at the upper end of the
Amos Warren (search for this): chapter 4
dner, £ 14 19s 6d (probably for teaching in their respective districts, as Samuel Gardner and Amos Warren were on the school board at the time). Edward Gardner in 1782, and as late as 1786, served onrough Collector Hawkins, pay for his services, August, 1786. We have mentioned the name of Amos Warren. He was serving in 1779, and again in 1784. August 2, 1784, Amos Warren and Samuel Gardner aAmos Warren and Samuel Gardner are allowed to keep tavern. We are justified in concluding that, previous to 1786, there was no public school building in these two districts. Several references to private quarters that were hirePhilemon Russell; £ 140 (for all the schools). May 20, 1779, Samuel Tufts, Samuel Gardner, Amos Warren; £ 500 (for all the schools). [Committee within the Neck, Nathaniel Gorham, Eben Breed, Daner; £ 120 (for all the schools). May 12, 1783 (outside), Timothy Tufts, Philemon Russell, Amos Warren; £ 125 (for all schools). May 10, 1784, the selectmen (same amount). May 4, 1785, the s
Seth Wyman (search for this): chapter 4
was filled by Henry Putnam, who, according to Wyman, was a new-comer from Danvers, and of the Isras district £ 8 3s of the town's money yearly. Wyman is doubtless in error when he says Mr. Putnam ive an extended reference to these gentlemen. Wyman devotes several pages to the Fosdicks. James 789) and John Lamson (1732-1759), according to Wyman, were cousins. The same authority makes the eaac Mallet by her authorities, Frothingham and Wyman. In saying that he taught school at the Neck ve schools, Mr. Russell receives £ 3 9s, and Mr. Wyman £ 4 4s. This makes the price of wood (delivedivision accordingly. Benjamin Hurd, Jr., & Seth Wyman were added to this committee. October 19,r all schools). May, 1787, the selectmen, Seth Wyman, William Whittemore (same amount). May 26, 1788, the selectmen, Philemon Russell, Seth Wyman; £ 150 (for all schools). May 14, 1789, the sard Devens, Samuel Dexter, Philemon Russell, Seth Wyman; £ 225, including the school fund. Apport[7 more...]
Edward Gardner (search for this): chapter 4
received £ 5 6s 8d as his amount for keeping another part of the school. January 26, 1776, Edward Gardner is allowed the same sum for keeping this school, and Walter Russell £ 8 6s for keeping the o, I believe, up to 1782. In August, 1779, Philemon Russell received £ 18, and June, 1780, Edward Gardner, £ 14 19s 6d (probably for teaching in their respective districts, as Samuel Gardner and Amos Warren were on the school board at the time). Edward Gardner in 1782, and as late as 1786, served on the committee, and Mr. Russell's name occurs in the same connection, year by year, to the end of e Lucy, daughter of John Fowle, he had five sons, Edward, Samuel, John, Henry, and James. Edward Gardner, born in Charlestown March, 1739, married Mehitable Blodgett, of Lexington, and died January committee to raise £ 100 for the support of the schools. May 6, 1782. The selectmen and Edward Gardner; £ 120 (for all the schools). May 12, 1783 (outside), Timothy Tufts, Philemon Russell, Am<
James Fosdick (search for this): chapter 4
t the Neck in 1760. During these same ten years Mr. Phipps had been followed, in turn, by James Fosdick, Captain John Hancock, and Joseph Lamson, the first of whom served for the year 1757-8, the at this time, perhaps the most interesting is the following: April 3, 1758. Agreed to allow James Fosdick as one of the committee without the Neck for schoolmaster, benches, firewood, and house rentive an extended reference to these gentlemen. Wyman devotes several pages to the Fosdicks. James Fosdick (1716-1784) was prominent in town affairs, and left a good estate. In his inventory we readand was succeeded, May, 1768, by John Lamson, who continued in office for five years. In 1773 Mr. Fosdick was serving in his place, but that year it was decided to do away with a local committee, andent, Joseph Phipps, Henry Putnam (same amounts). May 10, 1757, Samuel Kent, Henry Putnam, James Fosdick (same amounts). May, 1758, and May, 1759, Samuel Kent, Henry Putnam, Captain John Hancock
Eben Breed (search for this): chapter 4
John Lamson, Lieutenant Samuel Cutter (same amounts). May, 1773, ‘74, ‘75. The selectmen, a committee for the schools within and without the Neck. 1776, ‘77, John Hay, Timothy Tufts, Walter Russell, Samuel Gardner; £ 60 (for all the schools). May 11, 1778, Caleb Call, Samuel Tufts, Samuel Gardner, Philemon Russell; £ 140 (for all the schools). May 20, 1779, Samuel Tufts, Samuel Gardner, Amos Warren; £ 500 (for all the schools). [Committee within the Neck, Nathaniel Gorham, Eben Breed, David Wood.] May 8, 1780. The selectmen, with Samuel Gardner, a committee to regulate the schools; £ 6,400 (£ 400, 1. m.). 1781. The selectmen and Lieutenant Samuel Cutter a committee for the schools. Voted that Hon. Nathaniel Gorham be a committee to raise £ 100 for the support of the schools. May 6, 1782. The selectmen and Edward Gardner; £ 120 (for all the schools). May 12, 1783 (outside), Timothy Tufts, Philemon Russell, Amos Warren; £ 125 (for all schools). M
wed the same sum for keeping this school, and Walter Russell £ 8 6s for keeping the one at Alewife Brook. These dates prove to us that these schools were not closed, at least for any length of time, during the excitement which prevailed after the battle of Bunker Hill, when old Charlestown lay in ashes. Daniel Reed was the representative of a family that for several generations lived at the upper end of Charlestown, near the ponds. He was, perhaps, the son or grandson of Daniel and Mary (Converse) Reed; the son was born February 19, 1732. In February, 1778, Walter Russell was acting as town clerk, a position which he did not hold long, as, May 20, 1779, we read that Samuel Swan was serving in that capacity. The last time we find Mr. Russell's name associated with school affairs was in 1780 (already referred to as the year of greatly-inflated values), when the district under his management received £ 317 8s 6d of the £ 6,400 appropriated for schools! Walter Russell, son of Jos
Samuel Tufts (search for this): chapter 4
er (same amounts). May, 1773, ‘74, ‘75. The selectmen, a committee for the schools within and without the Neck. 1776, ‘77, John Hay, Timothy Tufts, Walter Russell, Samuel Gardner; £ 60 (for all the schools). May 11, 1778, Caleb Call, Samuel Tufts, Samuel Gardner, Philemon Russell; £ 140 (for all the schools). May 20, 1779, Samuel Tufts, Samuel Gardner, Amos Warren; £ 500 (for all the schools). [Committee within the Neck, Nathaniel Gorham, Eben Breed, David Wood.] May 8, 1780. Samuel Tufts, Samuel Gardner, Amos Warren; £ 500 (for all the schools). [Committee within the Neck, Nathaniel Gorham, Eben Breed, David Wood.] May 8, 1780. The selectmen, with Samuel Gardner, a committee to regulate the schools; £ 6,400 (£ 400, 1. m.). 1781. The selectmen and Lieutenant Samuel Cutter a committee for the schools. Voted that Hon. Nathaniel Gorham be a committee to raise £ 100 for the support of the schools. May 6, 1782. The selectmen and Edward Gardner; £ 120 (for all the schools). May 12, 1783 (outside), Timothy Tufts, Philemon Russell, Amos Warren; £ 125 (for all schools). May 10, 1784, the selectmen (same am
Mehitable Blodgett (search for this): chapter 4
n the name of Gardner are exceedingly meagre for a family of so much prominence. It seems to have started in Woburn. Richard Gardner, of that town, and his son Henry were the grandfather and father, respectively, of Henry (1698-1763), who lived at the upper end of Charlestown. His brother was the Rev. John Gardner, of Stowe. By his wife Lucy, daughter of John Fowle, he had five sons, Edward, Samuel, John, Henry, and James. Edward Gardner, born in Charlestown March, 1739, married Mehitable Blodgett, of Lexington, and died January 23, 1806. It was he whose name figures in these pages. His brother Samuel, born 1741, died at the age of fifty. He, also, as we have attempted to show, rendered valuable service to his section of the town. James, the youngest son of Henry Gardner, according to the family genealogist, graduated from Harvard College, and was long located at Lynn as a physician, where he died in 1831. By way of recapitulation, we add the following table, which is a
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