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Brighton, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
onging to Hopestill Mead, who was a Selectman in 1745 and 1746. Here, extending on Trapelo Street about three-eighths of a mile, rises Mackerel Hill, from the sides and summit of which to the south and east fine views may be had of Newton and Brighton, Boston and Roxbury, with the Blue Hills of Milton in the distance, and portions of Needham, Dedham, Natick, Weston, and other towns. On its western slope is a dense pine grove, through which the sun but faintly penetrates, whose soft carpet inor many years Main Street was the great thoroughfare over which passed the supplies and manufactures sent in from the northern and western sections of New England to Boston. Large droves of cattle stopped here on their way to Monday's market at Brighton. Large teams transported several hundred thousand chairs annually to the city. It was not until after the opening of the West Boston Bridge to Cambridge and the Mill-Dam Road, and the establishment of Railroads, that this stream of travel was
Poor Farm (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
the property of Abraham Pierce, and occupied by his father before him. The farm of this family included the premises of John Boies, and extended to those of the Widow Hoar on Main Street, and the Gale farm on the west, and east to the property of Warham Cushing, including the common, factory grounds, and other lands on the river. This property has increased in value more than any other in the town. In 1798 the valuation was $3,983.50. Captain Abraham Pierce died in 1801. The present Poor-Farm was purchased by the town after the death of its owner, Alpheus Gale, son of Anna Gale who lived nearly opposite on South Street. The father, Samuel Gale, probably built both houses and was taxed for them in 1798. The land was part of the N. E. half of the Oldham Farm, bought by Richard Gale in 1661. The Kilham place was taxed to Joseph Hagar in 1798. Standing on the hill to the west of South Street it commands an extensive view. Farther south on this street is the Harrington farm, b
Essex County (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
rporated in the State. There are six parishes of the same name in England, from one of which probably the name was taken. Perhaps the best claim can be made for Waltham-Abbey, called also Waltham Holy Cross, a market town and parish of the County of Essex, twelve miles N. by E. from London, on the left bank of the river Lea, to which place belongs Nasing, the birthplace or home of the Rev. John Eliot, and other early settlers of New England. It is a large, irregular town, situated near the Lely founded about A. D. 1020, by Tovi, (Stallere or Standard-bearer to Canute the Dane, King of England), who built a hunting-seat in the forest, The original great forest which extended, in a desultory manner, over the largest part of the County of Essex, and of which what now remains of Epping or Waltham Forest is but a remnant. Epping Forest lies to the north and north-east of London, comprises a series of woodlands, beginning at Leytonstone, seven miles from London, and ending at Epping,
Plympton (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
arge portion of which was in Waltham. Zzz. who was a Selectman thirteen years, between 1754 and 1772, and Assessor 1744 and 1753. Zzz. From Deacon Isaac Stearns the property descended to his sons John and Peleg; it afterwards became the property of John alone. It was sold by him and passed, divided, into the hands of Josiah S. and Jonas B. Kendall. On Beaver Brook, at this point, was situated Kendall's grist mill; lower down the brook, formerly stood a saw-mill, which gave place to Plympton's satinet factory, and this latter was destroyed by fire in 1848. Westward of the Stearns's lands are those of the Lawrences, which have remained in the family since the days of George Lawrence, Sen., who purchased a portion of them from Nicolas Cady by a deed dated September 11, 1668, which is still preserved. Further west, the Lawrences own part of the farm once belonging to Hopestill Mead, who was a Selectman in 1745 and 1746. Here, extending on Trapelo Street about three-eighths
Grammar school (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 3
e and transportation; 271 males in agriculture; 1,551 males and 713 females in manufacturing. There were 226 farmers, 14 clergymen, and 15 lawyers. The number of families was 2,042; 1,223 occupied dwellings, and 94 unoccupied. The valuation of personal property was $2,264,570; of real estate $7,866,200; total valuation $10,130,770. The value of the agricultural products was $178,896, and of manufactures $2,620,788. There are eleven school buildings in the town, including two fine Grammar School Houses and one High School House, furnishing accommodation for 35 schools. Reference has already been made to the old Fiske house, on Main Street west of Bacon Street, as probably the oldest house in the town. Upon the walls of the parlor in the west end, quaint paper, imported from China, is still preserved in as good condition as when put on over eighty years ago. The three willow trees in front of the house sprang from a willow switch, cut by the boys seventy-five years ago, to qu
Brookfield, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
taverns, two stores, the tailor, blacksmith, wheelwright, and cabinet maker's shops. The center of this cluster was the old Bird Tavern, where the militia trainings and many public gatherings took place. The first dwelling in 1798 above Newton Street, on the south side of the main road, was then owned by Abijah Livermore and occupied by Eliphalet Warren. Before that date it had been the home of Peter Ball, a deputy sheriff, and one of the coroners of Middlesex in 1774, who removed to Brookfield and died there. It was afterwards purchased and occupied by Warham Cushing, eldest son of Rev. Jacob Cushing, a cabinet maker, who died in 1804. It was finally taken down and another built by his son Leonard on the same lot. Warham Cushing built the next house above for a workshop soon after 1800, which Elijah Brigham, the sexton, occupied for some years. These are still standing, and owned by heirs and descendants of the Cushing family. Next stood the tavern kept by Captain Isaac Gl
Livermore, Me. (Maine, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
o his grand-nephew, Samuel Livermore, afterwards Deacon, who was born in 1701. The latter had four wives. He died in 1773 leaving the property to his son Elijah, Elijah Livermore moved to Maine in 1779, and became the father of the town of Livermore, which was first settled by emigrants fyom Waltham, Watertown, and the adjoining towns.—Bond. who sold to Jonas Dix, Jonas Dix was a graduate of Harvard in 1769; was Selectman in 1780-86 and School-master for twenty-two winters. who in turn acon and Beaver Streets. Captain John Clarke Captain John Clarke was the son of Deacon John Clarke, whose sister Hannah was maternal grandmother of Hon. Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. She married Deacon Elijah Livermore, father of the town of Livermore, Maine, and her daughter Anna, born in Waltham, was the mother of the distinguished Senator and Vice-President, who thus had Deacon Samuel Livermore as his maternal great-grandfather, the mother of whose children was a sister of Deacon William Brow
Baltimore, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
years 1811 and 1812 his sales in Boston increased, and he also introduced his goods into the southern markets. After the interruption of commerce by the war of 1812 Mr. Bemis had to transport his manufactured goods by his own teams overland to Baltimore, Alexandria, and even Richmond. His teams would be gone on these expeditions several months, bringing back, as return freight, flour, tobacco, and other articles of southern products. One house in Baltimore made sales for him in 1812-13 of abBaltimore made sales for him in 1812-13 of about $20,000, and another in 1815-16 of more than $21,000. The brick building in which the English weavers worked is still standing. His duck was made of Sea Island cotton, which then cost 20 to 25 cents per pound, while the No. 1 duck during the war sold at nearly $1 per yard. He introduced the power loom in 1816, His looms were set up by a Mr. Stimson, machinist, of Cambridgeport. and by this means reduced the cost of weaving from fourteen cents to nine-tenths of one cent per yard. In
Quebec (Canada) (search for this): chapter 3
wn a Committee to estimate the services of persons in the war either by bearing arms, or paying money to encourage others, and to apportion to the same by a tax upon the polls and estates of the town, and also to determine how men shall be raised for the war hereafter. October 19th following they reported that thirty men, then inhabitants of Waltham, with Colonel Jonathan Brewer He made a proposition to the Provincial Congress at Watertown to raise five hundred men for an expedition to Quebec. at their head, were in the eight months campaign, and were entitled to £ 3 12s. each. Nine two months men were sent to the Cambridge lines, and received 18s. each. Seven went to Canada, and in consideration of their travel and hardships, and the extravagant prices they had to pay to the French for supplies, they were allowed £ 15 each. Colonel Jonathan Brewer, Captain Abraham Child, William Lock, and Jonas Lock were in the Continental service in the Jerseys in 1776, and lost their baggag
New Market (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 3
Pastor in July, 1873. Rev. T. Brosnahan, the present resident pastor was appointed December 28, 1876. The church has seating capacity for eighteen hundred persons, and the number of communicants is about five thousand. The Universalist Society of Waltham was gathered in the Bank Hall, and the first preaching held in the fall of 1836. The desk was supplied by the Rev. Thomas Whittemore and others till the following summer, when the society engaged the Rev. William C. Hanscom, from New Market, N. H., as their pastor, who entered upon his duties August 29, 1837. His health gave way and he preached his last sermon on the first Sabbath in January 1838. He died May 23d following, at the age of 23. Rev. Sylvanus Cobb, of Malden, succeeded him in April, 1838, and in July a church was formed, numbering 33 members, which was publicly and duly recognized September 13th of the same year. In 1839 about twenty families of the old First Parish residing in the northeast part of the town p
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