History of the Town of Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: Geneologies

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Houghton Mifflin, 1913 - Lexington (Mass.)
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Betsey (Elizabeth) Cutter plus James Philbrick

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Page 506 - Parker was often heard to say, that be the consequences what they might, and let others do what they pleased, he would never run from the enemy. He was as good as his word, — better. Having loaded his musket, he placed his hat, containing his ammunition, on the ground between his feet, in readiness for. a second charge. At the second fire he was wounded, and sunk upon his knees ; and in this condition discharged his gun.
Page 564 - He was a member of the first board of trustees of the Wilkes-Barre academy, which was incorporated March 19, 1807, and filled that position until his death in 1832.
Page 142 - David Russell, John Mason and Thomas "Cutteller" "ware plast In ye second seat in ye front gallereye." His homestead was near Spring Street on the Watertown (now Waltham) line, (see Middlesex Co. Regist. of Deeds, Vol. 16 p. 104). He was an assessor in 1694, a selectman in 1718, and was appointed a tythingman at the first town meeting after the town was incorporated. He was honored in the public records with the title of lieutenant. He married ABIGAIL ( ) , who died 19 Feb. 1711, aged 65, gs Children,...
Page 196 - He hastened to his country's service on the eventful morning of the 19th of April, 1775, and here, within the precincts, hallowed by the blood which was shed that day, after an honorable and useful life, he rests in peace and hope, conformably to his last wish, by his mother's side.
Page 506 - Clark, and had evidently imbibed a double portion of his lofty spirit. Parker was often heard to say, that be the consequences what they might, and let others do what they pleased, he would never run from the enemy.
Page 744 - ... traced excepting by knowledge of extraneous facts. It recites that for more than twenty years the farmers, "dwelling on a certain tract of out-lands, . . . obtained leave from the General Court, with approbation of the town, to be a hamlet or separate precinct, and were set off by a line, to wit : — beginning at the first run of water or swampy place, over which is a kind of bridge in the way or road on the southerly side of Francis Whitmore's house, towards the town of Cambridge aforesaid.
Page 419 - I give & bequeath to Sarah my wife all my whole estate towards and for the bringing up of all my children ; & I do give to the said Sarah my wife power and authority to sell my house that I now dwell in if God shall offer such an opportunity it being larger and bigger than she shall stand in need of : and that the overplus of providing a lesse house...
Page 458 - He was an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati and second president of the Rhode Island society of that order.
Page 15 - ... superinduced by old age and a general prostration of the system from overtaxation of its powers. The deceased was well known in this community in connection with his benevolent exertions in behalf of poor criminals, the latter years of his life being almost entirely spent in ameliorating their condition by becoming bondsman for their good behavior, and providing means and opportunities that would tend to a reformation. . . . Possessed of a living income from means accumulated in business pursuits,...
Page 617 - A cut and description of this house may be found in Hudson's History of Lexington, and also in Barber's Historical Collections. Joshua Simonds, father of Martha, ''was among the brave men who met the British, April 19, 1775. He went into the meeting-house for powder, and finding himself cut off from his company, cocked his gun and placed the muzzle on an open cask of powder, resolved to blow up the house in -case the British should enter it.

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