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Samuel Kent (search for this): chapter 4
each. The Milk Row school was receiving, through Mr. Kent, £ 10 6s. We have not thought it necessary to gentlemen thus far named in this paper served with Samuel Kent during his long and faithful term of nineteen yeade the Neck:— May 13, 1754, Nathaniel Francis, Samuel Kent, Joseph Phipps; £ 180; £ 24. May, 1755, and May, 1756, Samuel Kent, Joseph Phipps, Henry Putnam (same amounts). May 10, 1757, Samuel Kent, Henry Putnam, JSamuel Kent, Henry Putnam, James Fosdick (same amounts). May, 1758, and May, 1759, Samuel Kent, Henry Putnam, Captain John Hancock (sameSamuel Kent, Henry Putnam, Captain John Hancock (same amounts). May, 1760, ‘61, ‘62, ‘63, ‘64, Samuel Kent, Henry Putnam, Joseph Lamson; £ 180; £ 25 6s 8d. MaSamuel Kent, Henry Putnam, Joseph Lamson; £ 180; £ 25 6s 8d. May, 1765, ‘66, ‘67, Isaac Mallet, Samuel Kent, Walter Russell; £ 180; £ 34 10s. May, 1768, ‘69, ‘70, Samuel KSamuel Kent, Walter Russell; £ 180; £ 34 10s. May, 1768, ‘69, ‘70, Samuel Kent, John Lamson, Walter Russell (same amounts). May, 1771, and May, 1772, Peter Tufts, Jr., John Lamson, LiSamuel Kent, John Lamson, Walter Russell (same amounts). May, 1771, and May, 1772, Peter Tufts, Jr., John Lamson, Lieutenant Samuel Cutter (same amounts). May, 1773, ‘74, ‘75. The selectmen, a
Frank Mortimer Hawes (search for this): chapter 4
Charlestown schools without the Peninsula Revolutionary period. Frank Mortimer Hawes (Continued.) In closing our account of this period, it remains to speak of the Alewife Brook and the Gardner Row schools, both at the upper end of Charlestown. After 1790, when the four schools were designated by numbers, these were known as No. 3 and No. 4., As we have before stated, the Alewife Brook district probably comprised that part of our city which lies west of College avenue. It extended well up into, Arlington, and took in that part of Menotomy which belonged to Charlestown. The Gardner Row district extended along by the Mystic ponds as far as old Woburn line. Like the Milk Row school, the affairs of these districts were managed, for the most part, by a local committeeman, who was usually selected at the annual town meeting in May. The selectmen were supposed to, have control of all school affairs, and at times, when dissatisfaction arose, mostly from economical reasons,
Daniel Reed (search for this): chapter 4
e of is May 2, 1774, when he received an order for his amount for keeping part of the school without the Neck, £ 8, and his associate at the Gardner Row school, Daniel Reed, under same date, 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 keepingols 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 (al
Timothy Trumbull (search for this): chapter 4
ntleman belonged to a family that gained more prominence on the Cambridge side of the line than in Charlestown; Paige and Wyman both speak of him. He died September 2, 1764, aged seventy-one, and was buried in West Cambridge Mr. Phipps served continuously from 1751 to 1757. He was a descendant of Solomon Phipps, an early settler of Charlestown, and in previous chapters we have given the family due prominence. According to Wyman, he was the father of Frances, who became the wife of Timothy Trumbull, master of the town school in 1680-2. Mr. Phipps died June 27, 1795, aged seventy-two. May 12, 1755, Mr. Phipps received an order for £ 5 4s 9d, 1. m., for Mr. Jabez Whittemore keeping the school [Gardner Row?] without the Neck the year past. Doubtless this is the Jabez Whittemore who, in 1756 was approbated as inn-holder at his house without the Neck, where his father lived. Mr. Francis's place on the board was filled by Henry Putnam, who, according to Wyman, was a new-comer fr
Samuel Gardiner (search for this): chapter 4
ay 4, 1785. Voted to give Coll. N. Hawkins for school kept at John Swan's £ 10 16s. In the warrant (February 28, 1785) for the coming town meeting, we find the following: To know the minds of the town, what they will do with regard to two petitions presented by the people at the upper end of the town requesting that one or two schoolhouses may be built there. March 7 it was voted that two schools be built agreeably to, this petition. The committee appointed for this purpose were Mr. Samuel Gardiner, Mr. William Whittemore, Coll. Nathaniel Hawkins, Lieut. Samuel Cutter, and Mr. Seth Wyman. These gentlemen seem to have attended promptly to their duty, for May 1, 1786, it was voted to allow Captain Cordis's account for building the schoolhouses without the Neck, £ 80. The following November Messrs. Whittemore and Philemon Russell were empowered to lay a floor, make seats, and lay a hearth at the Russell's school. We believe this was the first time in the history of Charlestown t
1755, when it was agreed that his account for wood, etc., for the school without the Neck, amounting to £ 2 6s 4d, be allowed. This gentleman belonged to a family that gained more prominence on the Cambridge side of the line than in Charlestown; Paige and Wyman both speak of him. He died September 2, 1764, aged seventy-one, and was buried in West Cambridge Mr. Phipps served continuously from 1751 to 1757. He was a descendant of Solomon Phipps, an early settler of Charlestown, and in previoussell, 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
Jabez Whittemore (search for this): chapter 4
seventy-one, and was buried in West Cambridge Mr. Phipps served continuously from 1751 to 1757. He was a descendant of Solomon Phipps, an early settler of Charlestown, and in previous chapters we have given the family due prominence. According to Wyman, he was the father of Frances, who became the wife of Timothy Trumbull, master of the town school in 1680-2. Mr. Phipps died June 27, 1795, aged seventy-two. May 12, 1755, Mr. Phipps received an order for £ 5 4s 9d, 1. m., for Mr. Jabez Whittemore keeping the school [Gardner Row?] without the Neck the year past. Doubtless this is the Jabez Whittemore who, in 1756 was approbated as inn-holder at his house without the Neck, where his father lived. Mr. Francis's place on the board was filled by Henry Putnam, who, according to Wyman, was a new-comer from Danvers, and of the Israel Putnam stock. He continued in office for the next ten years, being elected for the last time: in 1764. During this decade he distributed for his di
pper 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 continuation of the one on page 16, Vol. III. The larger sum was the whole amount appropriated for schools; the less sum the amount devoted to schools beyond the Neck. Committee of management for the schools outside the Neck:— May 13, 1754, Nathanie
ted a more modern structure, which is now owned by the city of Somerville. Mr. Russell died in 1797. His will, dated May 27, was probated June 7 of that year. Our notes on 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 genealo
Henry Putnam (search for this): chapter 4
father lived. Mr. Francis's place on the board was filled by Henry Putnam, who, according to Wyman, was a new-comer from Danvers, and of the town's money yearly. Wyman is doubtless in error when he says Mr. Putnam was teaching without the Neck in 1760. During these same ten y760, and the third for the remaining five years, when, along with Mr. Putnam, he disappeared from the board. Among many entries at this tim; £ 24. May, 1755, and May, 1756, Samuel Kent, Joseph Phipps, Henry Putnam (same amounts). May 10, 1757, Samuel Kent, Henry Putnam, JameHenry Putnam, James Fosdick (same amounts). May, 1758, and May, 1759, Samuel Kent, Henry Putnam, Captain John Hancock (same amounts). May, 1760, ‘61, ‘62,Henry Putnam, Captain John Hancock (same amounts). May, 1760, ‘61, ‘62, ‘63, ‘64, Samuel Kent, Henry Putnam, Joseph Lamson; £ 180; £ 25 6s 8d. May, 1765, ‘66, ‘67, Isaac Mallet, Samuel Kent, Walter Russell; £ 1Henry Putnam, Joseph Lamson; £ 180; £ 25 6s 8d. May, 1765, ‘66, ‘67, Isaac Mallet, Samuel Kent, Walter Russell; £ 180; £ 34 10s. May, 1768, ‘69, ‘70, Samuel Kent, John Lamson, Walter Russell (same amounts). May, 1771, and May,
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