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November 30th, 1878 AD (search for this): chapter 3
mittee to take into consideration the terms of the devise, and to recommend what action should be taken. Pending the final action of the town Miss E. J. Fiske, more than anxious to carry out in spirit and to the letter the wishes of her aunt, was compelled to spend a large sum of money in warding off from the property the rapacious hands of those who, regardless of the memory, the rights, and the wishes of the deceased, sought to wrest the property to their own selfish emolument. November 30, 1878, the majority of the committee reported adversely to the acceptance of the devise, and the Town adopted their report. Whatever may be thought of the action of the town in rejecting a devise of property of such extent and value, it would seem that such rejection would hardly tend to encourage liberally minded citizens to cherish any such plans of giving to the town in the future. It is believed that the time is not far distant when this action of the town will be looked back upon with
family, taxed in 1798 as 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
s. 8d. to defray the expense of his ordination. His salary from the time of his settlement until 1796 varied from £ 80 to £ 100, lawful money, except during one period when he was paid in the depreciear voted him £ 116 4s. 10d. in specie, to make up for the depreciation of the paper money. From 1796 till his death his salary was $500 per year. He died January 18, 1809, in the 79th year of hisle specimen of the gentleman of the old school. In 1809 he was governor of the Commonwealth. In 1796 he was appointed, with William Pinkney, a commissioner under Jay's treaty, to settle our claims aat side at that point. At his death his two sons, Seth and Luke, inherited this property. About 1796 the former purchased the interest of his brother, became the sole proprietor, and began to manufaw prosecute the manufacture of woollen fabrics by both water and steam power. Between 1790 and 1796 the Messrs. Bemis constructed a bridge without a railing over the river, which was afterwards pu
April, 1634 AD (search for this): chapter 3
was valued at $560. This was afterwards removed to Main Street. The land of the Lyman place is supposed to have been the 50 acres The grant to William Paine was 70 acres, but the Inventory of John Livermore, dated March 2, 1684, says 50 acres dividend land, bought of William Paine, and given to son Nathaniel. The Inventory also covers 1 acre at Chester Brook. of land in the First Great Dividend granted to William Paine, and bought of him by John Livermore, who came from England in April, 1634, and is supposed to be the ancestor of all the Livermores in the United States. He gave this property to his son Nathaniel, who died in 1730, and bequeathed his real estate to 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,
became the property of Seth Wellington. Above this is the residence of Hon. Nathaniel P. Banks, built by Jacob Gale and owned by him in 1798. It was purchased by General Banks of J. Baker. A few rods above the barn on this estate, previous to 1795, there stood a small house owned and occupied by Amos Harrington, He was a revolutionary soldier, at one time said to be the richest man in Waltham. He was a trader, and afterwards became a poor laborer, and lived at the east corner of Main an tavern and store. The next house was built by Captain Zachary Wesson, son-in-law of Captain Abijah Fiske (a soldier in the Revolution), who kept a tavern on the opposite side of the road. This was known from its color as the Green Tavern. In 1795 it was kept by Captain Joseph Nixon, a son-in-law of the builder, who had been a fifer in the regiment commanded by his father, Colonel Nixon, in the Revolution. It was afterwards occupied as a tavern by Samuel Harrington, then by Charles Wesson,
ottery in the west end. He died in 1790, and in 1798 it was taxed as the property of Abigail Priest r-maker. It does not appear in the tax list of 1798; perhaps was previously removed. Nearly oppois the house in which Warham Cushing resided in 1798. The front part of this had been one of the so house, where the Central House now stands. In 1798 it was occupied by John Clark, Jr., who sold itranted in the Further Plain to Isaac Mixer. In 1798 it was owned and occupied by William Wellingtone the property of Isaac and Benjamin Hagar. In 1798 William Fiske was the owner of this house and 4 rear was known as the William Hagar house. In 1798 Amos Brown, Jr., was taxed as owner and occupan2. The property of John Boies was valued in 1798 at $4,550. It was afterwards purchased by the B the house occupied by Captain Samuel Barnes in 1798. His father-in-law, Phinehas Warren, father ofstill remains, valued with two acres of land in 1798 at $8,000. The Bell House, so called, built and[25 more...]
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