F74 .P35 P4 mff\ Set 2 ■v^ " 1 l-^J ^^^ ■'^ '^^^ .^'' \ V *^ .0 r V *. -tt;'^ > '^^ A '^ ^-^/ " A'^ "W^ '^^^"» ^^/ »^^'- V^^ vV' = « o •^' ^V^ /^^ o,. " . / •^^ ^ ^^ .. 4 o ^^s- X. >°.-^i^"- Av;z^^\. rP^.^^"%% .^^ --'- ^^^.^ oV'^^^"^ -,v^^ :^^^ -^^oV :^^a; -h^^ .^'\ .^^"V -^^ ^ CAPT. SAMUEL FLINT AND WILLIAM FLINT BY D. WEBSTER KING WITH THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PEABODY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 1908 — 1909. INCORPORATED AUGUST 15, 1896. -Zv' Gift The Society S 0'09 CAPTAIN SAMUEL FLINT AND WILLIAM FLINT. BY D. WEBSTER KING. READ BEFORE THE PEABODY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 19th APRIL, iJ Of the Flints who served in the War of the Revolution, history records but two as citizens of Dauvers, Samuel and William. These were descend- ants respectively of two brothers, Thomas and William, who emigrated to Salem probably previous to 1640. It is apparently well established that they came from the maritime town of Flint, Flintshire, in the extreme northern portion of Wales. On the rocky coast close by the shore, stand the ruins of the ancient castle of Flint, said to have been built by Edward the First. This castle is historic as being the place where Percy betrayed Richard II to Bolingbroke in 1399, who put him in the tower of Loudon, where he died. It is not said of what disease or if he had medical attendance. Let us hope that he died of natural causes. After the death of Richard, Bolingbroke was crowned as Henry IV, King of England. In 1643 the castle surrendered to the Roundheads and four years after, was dismantled by order of the House of Commons. The old castle ruins even now show it to have been no mean cit- adel, but a strong fortress of defence, with a moat and other preparations for resolute resistance. Mr. David B. Flint of Boston, one of the descend- ants of Thomas Flint, has in his possession a fine old painting of this old castle. It was said to have been the abode of those who were likely to be in rebellion against the government of the times. These were evidently in favor of Free Trade and had no marked respect for the revenue of the Crown. Surely they were not high Protectionists. The railroad from Chester to Holyhead runs very near to the ruins, a huge pile of rocks, the only ruins of the kind on the coast. The town was once a flourishing seaport, but like many others the old harbor has been filled with sand so that it now only has a depth for small vessels. Without doubt the early ancestors of Thomas and William Flint were a hardy set, full well accustomed to warfare of the roughest andbloodiestkind. Whatever may have been the degree of loyalty of the English ancestors, it is evident that their descendants in 1775 held slight respect for British rule. I have no record of Wm, Flint's connection with the Battle of Lexing- ton, but he was one of the soldiers from Danvers engaged in the Revolution- ary War, The actual date of the arrival of Thomas Flint in Salem is not known. The first mention made of him in the town Records of Salem was in 1650. He was among the first settlers in Salem Village, which embraced the original town of Danvers. His estates comprised land formerly belonging to the farms owned by the late Thomas Flint of Boston, and by the late Daniel P. King, situated in that part of Danvers now known as West Peabody. The original homestead built by this first emigrant was occupied by Thomas Flint, a prominent Boston merchant, as a summer residence, with his children and grandchildren at the time of its destruction by fire, June 16th, 1874 ; the parties then occupying it, being of the 6th, 7th and 8th gener- atious. The estate is now (1898) owned by Wra. P. Upham, Esq. The emigrant's first son was Thomas, a farmer and a carpenter, who lived on the homestead. He was actively identified in the military organizations of the time. He was in King Phillip's War, and was wounded in the expedition against the Narragansetts in 1675. He afterward held several military com- missions, was an active promoter in establishing the church at Salem Vil- lage, and as an evidence of his prominence as a builder, he was selected to build the first meeting-house there. He married Ede, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Upton. His son Samuel was born in 1693 and inherited his fath- er's estate. He was Chairman of the Committee to petition the General Court that the village might be set off from Salem ; was one of the first Board of Selectmen of Danvers and throughout his life was much engaged in pub- lic service as an influential, useful and worthy citizen. Capt. Si-MUEi. Flint, second son of Samuel, was born April 9th,1733. He was in command of one of the seven companiesfrom Danvers which answered to their country's call in the hour of peril, April 19th, 1775. After this bat- tle it was reported that the action had been severe with much loss of life to the men from Danvers; the anxiety, the anguish and the dread of those hours of uncertainty have been too often repeated in our own generation and for like causes, to need emphasis in an audience like this. It was rumored that Capt. Flint was among the slain and his return to his family and friends was a joyful surprise. He was however destined to die a soldier's death. "For eight months he was engaged in the leaguer of Boston. On the 7th of October, 1777, at Stillwater, he was slain at the head of his company. It was one of the severest actions of the war and the last of the series which re- sulted in the capture of Ihirgoyne's army, the most decisive event in the momentous struggle. This was no false rumor. His friends received mel- ancholy tokens, which they could not mistake;" these were his belt, perfo- rated with a bullet and crimsoned with his heart's blood, also his sword and watch. An officer once asked him where he should find him ou a certain occasion. His reply was worthy the proudest days of Sparta; "Where the enemy is there will you find me." His first Lieutenant, Herrick, of Beverly, was killed in the same battle. Captain Flint was probably the only commissioned officer from Danvers, killed in the Revolution. The sword which he wore at the time of his death is now in my possession. It was preserved with great care until the original homestead, built by the first emigrant, Thomas Flint, about 1650, was de- stroyed by fire, June 16, 1874. It was taken from the cellar of the old house after the fire, in its present condition. I also have a sword which belonged to Capt. Samuel Flint but which was not carried at the battle of Stillwater, though it may have been carried at the battle of Lexington. This last weapon is in a much battered condition, having been to my certain knowledge the plaything of some of his descendants and used in vigorous onslaughts upon mulleins and other noxious weeds supposed for the time to be British sol- diery. Major Elijah Flint was the second son of Capt. Samuel Flint, and inher- ited the homestead. The third son, Capt. Hezekiah Flint, inherited that portion of the homestead afterward owned by Daniel P. King, and built the house now standing there and owned by Captain George W. Taylor. In early life he quitted the occupation of farmer to engage in the more active em- ployment of a mariner. He made many voyages as Master to Denmark, Sweden and Kussia, also to the West Indies. When in command of the schooner "Scynthia" in 1794, he was captured on a voyage from the Wind- ward Islands by a Bermudian Privateer who put on board eight men and took out the mate and three seamen belonging to the schooner, leaving on board, of the original crew, only Capt. Flint and his carpenter. They succeeded, when the Privateers were below deck, in nailing down the hatchways, thug confining the prize master and his men in the cabin, while he and his com- panion, after 14 days passage, brought the schooner to Martha's Vineyard. In the meantime they were compelled to sleep on deck. He thus illustrated that he possessed the energy and characteristics of his father. Capt. Hezekiah Flint married Sally Putnam, the daughter of Tarrant and Sarah (Page) Putnam. Tarrant Putnam was born in Danvers, Feb. 8th, 1743, and was graduated at Harvard College in 1763. He was one of the minute-men engaged in the Battle of Lexington in the company under the command of Deacon Edmond Putnam. He was Ensign in the same company and afterwards Adjutant in the army, and died of disease which he con- tracted in the service. Sarah, the wife of Tarrant Putnam, was daughter of Col. Jeremiah Page of Danvers, also of Revolutionary fame. Hezekiah Flint's daughter, Sarah Page, married Daniel Putnam King, and their children and grandchildren are his only descendants. THE BATTLE OF STILLWATER. The engagements preceding the surrender of Burgoyne, October 17, 1777, equally well known as the first and second battles of "Stillwater," "Bemis' Heights," "Freeman's Farm," or "Saratoga," occurred on September 19, and October 7, 1777. Many Massachusetts men were present; among them. Captain Samuel Flint, from our own town, who lost his life at this time. The Broadside, describing the first battle of Stillwater, was therefore of special interest to the relatives and friends of soldiers from this vicinity. It was preserved in the family of Nathaniel and Rebecca (Harwood) Newhall, and passed through their daughter Sally, who married Jacob Galeucia, to their daughter Charity Bancroft, whose daughter, Elizabeth O. Bancroft, pre- sented it to the Historical Society. The Broadside was printed by Ezekiel Russell, the first printer in Dan- vers, in the Bell Tavern, on the south east corner of what is now Washington and Main streets.^f"!'^ civ. Frefh ADVICES from the Nobthern ARMY. DANVERS, Friday, September 27, 1777. Twelve o'clock at Noon. We are favored by New-Hampf hire Exprefs, with the following im- portant Hand-bill, publifhed by Authority at Boston this Morning. BOSTON, September 26, 1777. Laft Evening a Gentleman arrived here from Pro- vidence, by whom we are favored with the following: PROVIDENCE, September 25, 1777. The following Intelligence was laft Night received here, in a Hand-Bill from Connecticut. Norwich, Tuofday Evening, 7 o'Clock In Council at Lebanon, Sept. 23. By Ml-. Brown, this Moment arrived from the Nor- thern Army, wo have the following authen- tic INTELLIGENCE. 8 /^N Friday the 19tli Inft. the American army lay en- camped four miles above Stillwater, on Behraus's heifjlits, the weft fide of Hudfon's River; the enemy at Van Veghten's mills, feven miles north. At one o'clock, P. M. the advanced guard of our army, compofed of Morgan's corps of rifllemen from Virginia, and detachments from the other corps ported about one mile and a half in front of the army, were attacked by three regiments of Britifh troops, and after an obftinate difpute obliged the enemy to give way, with confiderable lofs. At three o'clock, the enemy being reinforced, renewed the attack ; our troops being at the fame time fupported by the left wing of the army, confifting of the whole of General Arnold's divifion received them warmly; and though the enemy brought on their whole force, againft not more than half ours, maintained their ground until night, when both parties retired. The lofs of the enemy, killed, wounded and prifo- ners (who are about fifty) amounts to near a thou- fand. Our killed are one hundred, wounded one hundred and fifty, prifoners none. The enemy had two pieces of artillery in the action, one of which was taken by us, and retaken four different times, the enemy finally keeping it. A general engagement was expected the next day, but did not take place. Deferters fay that Gen. Burgoyne is wounded in the fmall of his back. They likewise fay that they were informed in general orders that Gen. Lincoln had arrived at Fort Edward with fix thoufand men, by which all hope of retreat being cut off, it re- mained for them only to conquer or perifh. A detachment of 500 men were fent, the 13th, from General Lincoln's divifion, lying then at Paulet, near Skeenfboro, under the command of Colonel Brown, to attack the enemy at the landing of Lake George, 3 miles from Ticonderoga, with a view to retake our prifoners and deftroy the enemy's ftores: Another detachment of equal number, under the command of Colonel Johnfton, marched the fame day for Mount Independence, to divert the enemy's attention from Colonel Brown: thefe parties have orders (if they find it practicable) to attack Ticonderoga and the Mount, and endeavor to poffefs themfelves of them. Colonel Woodbridge, with an equal detachment marched at the fame time for Skeenfborough, Fort-Ann, and Fort Edward : all which places the enemy had evacuated, and collected their whole force at the grand army. The day after the action near Stillwater, General Gates was joined by two hundred Oneida Indians, who, with the riflemen, were detached the evening of the 20th, to give information of the enemy's fituation, and to attack their out pofts. The whole army expected to follow them early the 21ft. Lieutenant-Colonels Adams and Colbourn of our troops were killed, and feveral other officers of inferior rank. The militia from this State were in the action, and it is with pleasure we ai'e informed, that they be- haved on the occafion with a bravery becoming FKEKUEN. Publifhed by order of the Council. :7^ IS'OSMICB, T In CJcu;. By ^■fr. Bruwn, i!, them A^vtr. ■ TIC INTEL ON Fri% il,c . camptdt'our n^-, < / heighls, the ten He ,<, ] VaaVrgVilcn-SDiilU, ff n ■p. M. the adv jncwt ■' r fr^m the other c .»;> i..>.;^ infromofthc iirrn\. \» ,^- of BriiiCii t ' tke ene^nv op.. tht«c o'clock, ttiv -ncr altack; out ttoiii'-- 1 . Vvthe!efi-.vir.;.i •-,•. General AmcWs .- tbough the :th3 .t, «■( c tl..^p, uc.e liilled,.ao4 lcv„3l ^:„ "^^ uolt... Tbe milium iro.„il,i!-i» :.JB<tjtBWilhfle.lor« ,Vcito ,;.to,„.cJ, l^avrd on the OCt«li,M «l,h .1 1,,-,,, 1'l.n.MrN,. - I'ul-I :lK-iM-r 01 ,^':''ti -i^r. I BROADSIDE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OK THE PEABODY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INCORPORATED AUGUST 15th, 1896. OFFICERS, 1908-1909. President - - - Wm. Armstrong 1st Vice President - - Jefferson K. Cole 2nd Vice President - - Willard W. Woodman Treasurer ... Sylvanus L. Newhall Assistant Treasurer - - Helen C. Allen Recording Secretary - - Mary A. Forness Corresponding Secretary - Mrs. Elizabeth C. Osborn Curator .... Mary A. Osborn Librarian ... Mrs. Elizareth C. Osborn Chairman Hospitality Com. - Mrs. Alice C. Osborn DIRECTORS. Daniel H. Felton, Lyman P. Osborn, P. H. O'Conor, Rev. Geo. W. Penniman, Mrs. Nancy J. Moulton, Mrs. J. J. Thorndike Richards B. Mackintosh, Mrs. Jos. G. Porter, Albert Robinson. DELEGATE TO THE BAY STATE HISTORICAL LEAGUE, Thomas Carroll. REGULAR MEETINGS, 1908-1909. 1908. May 6. The Annual Meeting of the Society was held ; after which fol- lowed the reading of a Paper on the "Old Proctor Tavern Sign," by Mrs. Mehitable C. (Proctor) Baxter, of Portland, Me. Mrs. Bax- ter had recently presented this old sign to the Society. The paper was a most interesting story of the old Tavern and its inmates, the 9 Proctor Family, from the earliest immigrants in 1635 until 1851. The Hon. James P. Baxter of the N. E. Hist, and Gen. Society of Boston, then spoke of the importance of the historical material in this vicinity, maintaining that as tlie relation of Paris to France, so is that of Massachusetts to the United States. Miss Sarah J. C. Needham spoke along the same Hue. A vote of thanks was passed to the retiring officers; a social hour followed and light refresh- ments were served. Nov. 10. The regular quarterly meeting of the Society was held, through the courtesy of the School Committee, at the High School Hall, when the Kev. G. W. Penuiman gave his most interesting lecture on "Old Colonial Music," which was illustrated by a chorus under the direction of Mrs. Susan L. Ferguson, assisted by Mrs. Herbert H. Buxton at the piano and Mr. Alvah J. Kelley with the bass viol. Mr. Penniman was introduced by the President, Mr. Armstrong, and gave a history of the evolution of church music in this coun- try from the time of the early Puritans, when nothing but psalms were allowed to be sung in the churches. The Chorus rendered a number of the old hymns to the great delight of the audience, and Mrs. Ferguson gave an illustration of the "lining out" of the hymns which was greatly enjoyed. The hymns selected to illustrate Mr. Penniman's lecture were: Invitation, Greenwich, Denmark, Easter Anthem, Emanuel, Rose of Sharon, David's Lamention, Austria, New Bethlehem, Corona- tion, Chester, and the Pilgrim's Farewell. The members of the chorus who spent several weeks in preparation, and to whom the sincere thanks of the Society are also due, are: Mrs. Alice Ducey McKenney, Mrs. G. W. Penniman, Miss Eva D. Raddin, Miss Nel- lie McCarthy, Miss Mary Hall Poole, Mrs. Ida A. Bushby, Miss Bessie Tigh, Mrs. Alice L. Woodman, Mrs. Margaret Galloupe, Miss Ethel Trask, Richards B. Mackintosh, Nathan Poor, Geo. A. Bursley, Roger C. Merrill, and Henry A. Lord. 1909. Fob. 3. Tlio next quarterly meeting was held, at which President Arm- strong gave a talk on the "Merchant Marine." This was one of the most instructive as well as entertaining lectures ever given before the Society, tracing the history of the Merchant Marine from 1800, when we had as large a one as any country, to the present when we have practically none, our commerce being all carried on by means of foreign vessels. He made an earnest plea for the establishment of a larger Merchant Marine by the passage of the Ship Subsidy Bill, which has been tlie subject of much contention in Congress. At the close of the lecture Mr. Armstrong presented the Society with an official copy of the "Proceedings at the Final Interment of John Paul Jones at Annapolis." This was much appreciated by the Society, and a vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Armstrong at the close of his lecture. A social hour followed and light refresh- ments were served. Mc.h. 10. A meeting was held in the Masonic Banquet Hall at which Mr. George Francis Dow of Topsfield, the Secretary of the Essex In- stitute, gave a most delightful lecture on the "Ipswich or Agawam River." Tliis lecture was most profusely illustrated by stereop- ticon views of the country through wliich the river Hows. Mr. Dow described a canoe trip down the river and noticed particularly 10 the various bridges spanning it, many of which were of special interest. After a vote of thanks to Mr. Dow, the company adjourned to tlie rooms of the Society where light refreshments were served. April 19. The matter of decorating with flags the graves of the Kevolu- tionary Soldiers in town, which has always been done on April 19 by the Society, has this year been given over to the members of the S. A. R., who have furnished the flags and will decorate the graves on Memorial Day. The Betsy Ross flags with thirteen stars will be used. Buff and blue ribbon streamers for the flags have been fur- nished by the Bethia Southwick Chapter Mass. D. R. A meeting of the Society was held on the evening of April 19, at which Mr. Sidney Parley of Salem, Editor of the Essex Antiqua- rian, gave a most interesting lectiire on "Town House Scjuare, Sa- lem." This lecture was the second of a series; the first, on the "Set- tlement of Salem," having been given before the Society last year. This lecture was illustrated by blackboard sketches. Mr. Perley spoke of the house of Mr. Higginson, the first preaclier in the First Church, which was afterv/ards bought by Roger Williams. He told of the trouble with Roger Williams, resulting in his banish- ment, and with the Quakers. He also spoke of the Witchcraft times, and mentioned particularly the houses of two of the Judges and spoke of the important part the Court House on this Square always played. At the close, remarks were made by Mr. Amr- strong, Mr. Penniman and others. NEW MEMBERS. April 19, 1909. Albert H. Whidden, Mrs. Helen E. Whidden. May 5, 1909. Albert W. Dennis, Mrs. Harriet C. Dennis. NECROLOGY. Mary Ellen Crane, Nathaniel Ward Felton, Bennett Blake Humphrey, Mrs. Caroline (Poor) Hutchinson, Amos Merrill, Abbie Morrill Stimson, Mrs. Georgie Stanley (Hart) Weed, Sophia Wilhemina Wheeler, born Dec. 3, 1831, died March 25, 1909 Nov. 25, 1823, " Nov. 25, 1908 April 11,1838, Sept. 8, 1839, Nov. 15, 1820, Jan. 24, 1841, Aug. 2, 1863, April 22, 1834, July April April April Aug. 3, 1908 2, 1909 27, 1909 26, 11109 31, 1908 April 22, 1909 Mary A. Forness, Rec. Sec. 11 TREASURER'S REPORT. The Treasurer of the Peabody Historical Society respectfully submits the followiug report for the year ending May 1, 1909: May 1, 1908. Amount in hands of Treasurer, Received for Admissions and Dues, From sale of Post Cards, From sale of Vital Statistics of Danvers, Interest from Warren F. C. S. Bank, From town for April 19, 1909, From Sons of Am. Revolution, for flags for soldier's graves. For Colonial colors buff and blue ribbon from BethiaSouthwick Chap. Mass. D. R. $188.22 143.25 45.20 4.25 3.64 5.00 4.35 2.20 SAMUEL 8TIMP80N FUND. Deposit in Warren Five Cents Savings Bank, Interest to Nov., 1908, undrav?n, $1,000.00 40.40 LIFE MEMBERSHIP FUND. Deposit in Warren Five Cents Savings Bank, Received of Mrs. M. C. P. Baxter, Interest on same to Nov., 1908, 25.00 .25 $396.01 1,040.40 25.25 Paid Rent, 1 year to April 1, 1909, $150.00 Electric Light, 1 year to April 1, 1909, 5.58 Electric Lamp, .70 Insurance, 1 year, 12.50 Bill of Entertainment Committee, refreshments, 1.55 Dues to Bay State Historical League, 1 year, 2.00 Lantern Operator, 5.00 Expressage from and to Beverly, 1.00 Munroe & Arnold's Express, expressing, 1.00 American Express, expressing, .90 4 dozen Flags for graves of Revolutionary Soldiers, 4.00 Washing floor in room, 1.00 Envelopes for Reports, 1.35 One quire Envelopes printed, .25 Postage on Annual Reports, 1.25 November meeting, paid Alvah Kelley for Bass Viol accompaniment, 5.00 Mr. Collins and Mr. Teague, 2.00 Decorating Lexington Monument, 19th April, 5.00 Printing Post Cards, 11.26 " Due Circulars, 1.50 " 300 Copies Eleventh Annual Report, 18.00 " 300 Copies Twelfth Annual Report, 27.75 " Post Cards, 4.50 Envelopes for Due Circulars, 2.13 BufI' and Blue Ribbon, 2.20 Balance in hands of Treasurer, 128.60 $396.01 12 LIFE MEMBERSHIP FUND. Withdrawn and deposited in general account, .25 Balance, 25.00 $25.25 All of the above is respectfully submitted by the Treasurer. Sylvanus L. Newhall, Treas. Peabody, May 5, 1909. REPORT OF CORRESPONDING SECRETARY AND LIBRARIAN. Invitations have been received by the Society to attend the following meetings: 1908. June 30. The Essex Institute entertained the Bay State Historical League* The President, Gen'l Appletou, gave an address of welcome; lunch was served at the Willows, and Professor Morse gave au address in the afternoon at the Peabody Museum of Science. Nov. 19. The Old Planters' Society met at the Massachusetts Historical Society Building, Boston, where a Paper on "The Settlers About Boston Bay prior to 1630," was read by Miss Lucie M. Gardner. Dec. 5. The Lynn Historical Society entertained the Bay State Historical League, the subject of the day being, "What can be done to broaden the interest in local Societies?" It was suggested that although we may not all of us become Sons or Daughters of the American Revolution, there is a possibility of becoming Sons or Daughters of the American Evolution. Many interesting speakers were heard, among them Mr. Howard Mudge Newhall, Secretary of the Lynn Society, whose recent death seems a personal loss to all who know him. The special thought urged by the President, Mr. Eddy, and other speakers, was that each Society should encourage the rcj>re- sentation of the Town's history in tableaux, plays or better still, by Pageant after the manner of the Celebrations of Danvers in 1852 and 1856. This would prove a reminder to the descendants of the early settlers and an education to our new citizens. Dec. 9. The Massachusetts Historical Society commemorated the birth of John Milton at the First Church in Boston with a most impres- sive service. 1909. Mar. 25. The Old Planters' Society held its meeting in Salem, when an ad- dress was given by the Rev. Peter H. Goldsmith, D. D., on "The New England Minister of Early Puritan Communities." These invitations have been accepted and enjoyed by the follow- ing members: Mr. Thomas Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Osborn, Mr. Woodman, Miss Allen, Mrs. Foster, Miss Trask, Rev. Mr. Pen- niman, Mrs. E. C. Osborn and others. Notices of these invitations are announced in the News and further particulars may be obtained by the members of the Society, at the Rooms of the Society, or by corresponding with the Secretary. 13 The Society has beeu the recipient during the past year, of 57 Bound Volumes, 58 pamphlets, 97 manuscripts, several Genealogical records, 30 articles for the cabinets or rooms, 61 sheets and pro- grams, 17 coins, pictures, stamps, newspaper clippings, etc., etc.; the gifts of 30 members and 13 friends. The number in our acces- sion book has now reached 3388. In response to the published classified list of our gifts the fol- lowing additions may be mentioned: A list of certain High School graduates, written by Mr. Amos Merril, one of our most interested friends; the new High School Magazine by Caleb Warner; a baton and sash worn at the George Peabody Reception in 1856, by Mrs. Mayhew Clark; The Memorial Book with the souvenir plate, by Jordan Lodge; an addition to our collection of Fire-buckets, by Mrs. Dolly Osborne; from the Benevolent Society a basket which has done good service for three generations; from Mr. Sydney Perley, copies of the Antiquarian containing illustrations to the interesting lectures he has given us on early Salem. Vol. 1 of "The Vital Statistics of Danvers," containing births 1752-1850, has been received and a limited number of copies are for sale. The literary side has been increased by the addition of a volume of verse by Mr. Ingraham, and the collection of the favorite quotations of many of our members and friends. The completion of a set of Farmer's Almanacs 1792-1909, is nearing an end with a goodly num- ber of still earlier date. Peabody newspapers have been donated, but many more are needed. The beginning of what we hope will be a large collection of interesting articles of wearing apparel or bits of hand work brought into town or made by our new citizens has been made by Mrs. Palmer, in the gift of a Swedish aporn. We have also been remembered by one of our townsmen who has made good progress in the navy, Mr. Michael Dillon, who brought home from the World's Tour of the Battleships, pieces of Philipi)ine money and bits of Japanese work. Some copies of old Deeds relat- ing to the Stimpson Bakery by Mr. Andrew Nichols, and other notes concerning the records by Mr. Jacob Osboru, are of practical value iu our work. Donations of Peabody newspapers and other publi- cations, are most needed and it is hoped will be greatly increased the coming year. One of the most valuable recognitions our Society has received, is from Mr. Bolton, Librarian of the Boston Athenaeum, who has been for many reasons interested in the life of Elizabeth Whitman. Mr. Bolton has finished a monogia])h the result of much historical research by one who has had years of experience. This manuscript, Mr. Bolton has oifered our Society to publish as being the appro- jiriate source for such a Paper. This will be iu a certain way a new departure, and a matter for special i)ride and gratitude from our Society as a whole. Exchange of Reports has been made with The Bay State His- torical League, The Boston Athaenum, Cambridge Historical So- ciety, Congressional liibrary, Danvers, Essex Institute, Ipswich, Leominster, Lynn, Maiden, Marblehead, and Massachusetts His- torical Societies; Massachusetts State Library, Sec'y of State of Masschusetts, New England Hist, and Gen. Society, New York Public Library, Norwood Historical Society, Old Planters' Society, Rhode Isl.iiid Historical Society, South Natick Historical Society, State Society of Wisconsin. The Rooms of the Society have been open to visitors every Mon- 14 day afternoon, from 2.30 to 5.00 o'clock, when the following list of members have acted as a Hospitality Committee: Miss Helen C. Allen, Mrs. Nancy J. Moulton, Mrs. Alice C. Osborn, Mrs. Alice L. Osborn, Mrs. Eliz. C. Osboni, Mrs. Annie S. Porter, Mrs. H. Maria Palmer, Mrs. Minnie A. Shanahau. Grateful acknowledgment is due the donors of the following articles, books, etc., connected in some way with the Pievolution. It is hoped that all omissions or errors will be brought to our at- tention. Gift Cannon Ball Lexington Battle Anniversary of Banner carried Bread taken Broadside of Bullet from Engraving of Accounts of, in 1875 Photo of, Salem Gazette Secretary's Book of Dan- vers Lexington Monu- ment Committee "Gen. John Glover and his Reg't" "North Bridge of Salem," picture of "One Hundred Tears Ago" "Origin of the Stars and Stripes" "Origin of the Stars and Stripes" New York Herald, Extra edi- tion, 19 April, 1875 Pewter Plate, of Pistol carried by DONOE Bryan Healey Mrs. M. O. Stevens Author from gravel pit, Low- ell St. Apr. 20, 1835, in South Ch urch Apr. 19, 1875, at Lex- ington G. A. R. Apr. 19, 1775, from British Clarissa Jacobs Apr. 19, 1775, by Salem Gazette Joseph Burbeck Apr. 19, 1775 Fred'k Lamson E. Tisdale, del. C. Tiebout, sculpt. Thomas Carroll Boston Advertiser, Boston Journal Dorchester Newsgath- erer Merrimac Valley Vis- tor Salem Register Adaline A. Little Apr. 25, 1775 Chas. A. Sanger Geo. Osborne, M. D. Geo. S. Osborne, M. D. Marblehead Marblehead Hist. Soc'y Feb. 26, 1775 Gen. F. H. Appleton Edward Everett Hale John Brown Adaline A. Little Chas. C. Hills Mcrritt Cook Sarah P. Foster Lt. Eben'rPeabody Rev. Isaac Morrill, Chaplain Pocket Book, marked "Constantinople and Amer- ican Liberties" July 2, 1775 Program of Prospect Hill Dedication Somerville Hist. Soc'y Gen. F. H. Appleton "Prospect Hill Dedication" " " " Somerville Hist. Soc'y Samuel Stimpson Mrs. M. O. Stevens 15 Sketch in letter of Revo- lutionary times "Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution" S. A. R. Record of Graves marked "Some Patriots of the Revo- lution" "Somerset," British Man o' War, Chip from "S. A. R. Membrship List" Southwick Home, photo, of Stillwater, Battle of, Broad- side of Sword carried by "Taxation" poem Washington, his acc't book His letters on Agriculture "Ancestry of" "Birthday Address," 1797 "Birthday Address," 1862 Broadside, OfMcial Button marked "G. W." "Long live the President" Clippings, his marriage and Valley Forge Damask from canopy of bed occupied by him "Eulogies and Orations," 1800 "Farewell Address," etc. for schools "Home at Mt. Vei-non" Memorial Sermons "National Testimonials," 1800 "Patriotic Addresses," 1798 Pitcher "Independence" Pitcher "Memorial" Portraits Death of Family of Lith. of G. W.& M.W. Head eng. from Mack- iiitire Head, medalion Ulster Co. Gazette with acc't of funeral of Ulster Co. Gazette with acc't of funeral of Ulster Co. Gazette with acc't of funeral of "Visit to Marblehead and Salem, 1789" Abner Sanger, Sr. Com. of Mass. S. A. R. S. A. R. orig. by Votin of Eng- land pr. at Bell Tavern Rev. Issac Morrill, Chaplain on Broadside fac-similie t( It Henry F. Waters Hon. Beuj. Pickman Rev. Geo. W. Briggs Crossing the Delaware Newbury port in 1789 Com. of Mass. 1805 Salem, Dec. 29, 1799 Oliver Farnsworth J. W. Folsom Stuart, eng. by Hill Lith. by N. Currier Plu)tograi>h from Stuart fac-simile Mrs. D. P. Hudson Chas. A. Sanger Com. per B. F. Southw'k Robert H. Gowing Adaline A. Litlte G. Elmer Fowle Robert H. Gowing B. S. Chapter Mass. D.R. Eliz. O. Bancroft Samuel Stimpson S. H. Humphrey Henry H. Procter George S. Osborne, M.D. Chas. B. Farley Susanna Mills Adaline A. Little Daniel H. Felton Lucy L. Symonds Misses Philbrick Nellie M. Merrill George S. Osborne, M.D. E. C. Osborn Mary Ellen Crane Mrs. Isaac Drowne Geo. S. Osborne, M. D. Mrs. Isaac Wilson Sarah F. Kittredge Eliz. C. Kimball Eliz. C. Kimball E. C. Osborn Eliza S. Osborn Thomas Carroll Adaline A. Litttle Samuel Stimpson Mrs. H. K. Foster Paul Tibbetts Mrs. D. P. Hudson 16 •j^-iS^fe,. ^^. TABLET ON GATE REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS OF DANVERS (NOW Peabody) WHOSE GRAVES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED BY S. A. R. MARKERS. In Remembrance of the Revolutionary Soldiers of our Town, formerly a part of Danvers, a Petition was signed by Francis H. Appleton, Alec B, Clark, B. B. Humphrey, Arthur F. Poole, Herbert M. Berry, Frank C. Mer- rill, Thomas M. Stimpson, Sylvanus L. Newhall, S. A. Clark and Robert H. Gowing, and an article placed in the Warrant for the Town Meeting held March 9, 1896. At this time it was voted: "that the town appropriate the sum of fifty dollars towards the purchase of markers adopted by and to be placed by the local members of "The Sons of the American Revolution," to designate the burial places in this town of each Revolutionary Soldier and Sailor whose grave can be located, as is authorized by the State, Chapter 42, Acts of the year 1884." Members of the S. A. R. and other members of the Peabody Historical Society, located the resting places of the following men, and on May 29, 1897, the Markers were placed by this Committee: Robert H. Gowing, S. A. R. ; Warren D. King, President of the Society, and Mrs. King, Daniel H. Felton, Mrs. Annie S. Porter, Mary M. Farley, Lyman P. Osborn, and Mrs. Osborn. Since that time for eleven years a committee from the Historical Society, including Mr. Gowing and Mr. Richards B. Mackintosh, S. A. R., have dec- orated these graves on the 19th of April, by placing a flag in each Marker. This year (in March, 1909), the local members of the S. A. R. offered to pro. vide the flags and the local Chapter D. R. offered to tie upon them the colo- nial colors buff and blue, and it was voted, that the graves be decorated on the 30th of May instead of the 19th of April as heretofore. Additional graves have been located from year to year, and further information will be grate- fully received and acted upon. The following is a complete list to date: CEDAR GROVB CEMETERY, LYNN STREET. Capt. Daniel Galeucia, Died 9th December, 1825, Aged 85 years EMKR80N BURIAL GROUND, WASHINGTON STREET. Nathaniel Davis, Died 20th March, 1849, Aged 84 " David Newhall, " 17 FELTON BURIAL GROUND, PROSPECT STREET. Asa Felton, Died 9tli August, 1848, Aged 84 years Timothy Felton, " 12th October, 1811, " 69 " Moses Preston, " 26th February, 1824, " 65 '^^ Capt. Jonathan Procter, " 4th August, 1808, " 69 * Newhall Wilson, " 22ud September, 1832, " 77 FLINT BURIAL GROUND, OFF LOWELL STREET, WEST PEARODY. William Flint, Died 6th February, 1843, Aged 84 " HARMONY GROVE, WALNUT STREET ENTRANCE. Gen. Gideon Foster, Died 1st November, 184.5, " 96 " Joseph Osborne 4th, " 27th August, 1829, " 72 Major Sylvester Osborne, " 2ud October, 1845, " 87 " .JACOBS BURIAL GROUND, LOWELL STREET. Honry Jacobs, Died 19th April, 1775, " 22 " John Jacobs, " 9th January, 1826, " 69 " .JACOBS BURIAL GROUND, MARGIN STREET. Capt. Seth Richardson, Died 27th February, 1831, " 72 " KINO (AMOS) BURIAL GROUND, SUMMIT STREET. Amos King, Died 28th April, 1831, " 80 " KING TOMBS AND CEMETERY, LOWELL STREET. Jonathan King, Died 16th March, 1825, " 80 " Zachariah King, " 16th November, 1832, " 88 " Major Andrew Munroe, " 7th August, 1836, " 73 " LINDSEY BURIAL GROUND (bROWN's POND) LYNN STREET. Capt. Eleazer Lindsey, Died 1782, Aged 67 " MONUMENTAL CEMETERY, WALLIS STREET. Benjamin Giles, Died 16th April, 1834, " 70 " Aaron Porter, " 3rd December, 1843, " 86 " John Southwick, " Joseph Tufts, " 10th March, 1840, " 85 " Nathan Upton, " 17th March, 1795, " 63 " NEEDHAM BURIAL GROUND, GOODALE LANE. Benjamin NeodJiam, Died 9tli October, 1779, " 41 " Stephen Needham, " 28th December, 1801, " 69 " 18 OLD BURIAL GROUND, MAIN STREET. Joseph Barrett, Samuel Cook, Jr., Benjamin Deland, Ebenezer Groklthwaite James Goldtliwaite, Nathaniel Goldtbwaite, Lt. William Goldtliwaite, Benjamin Jacobs, Major Caleb Low, Samuel Peabody, Daniel Reed, Robert Shillaber, Capt. Silas Smith, Ebenezer Sprague, George Southwick, William Southwick, Dennison Wallis, Joseph Whittemore, Died 4th May, 1825, ' 75 years " 19th April, 1775, ' 33 " " 19th April, 1775, ' 25 " " Iflth April, 1775, ' 22 (i 21st January, 1824, , rj^ 11 II 2nd April, 1842, ' 88 II 29tb March, 1808, ' 71 " II 23rd October, 1814, ' 75 " " 13th May, 1810, 1 70 " 11 26tli January, 1839, 1 79 II II 20th June, 1808, 1 72 " 11 5 th November , 1806, 1 76 II i< r)th January, 1801, ' 66 " (1 19 th April, 1775, • 25 " II 11th Septembei ,1828, ' 75 " " 16th August, 1825, ' 69 ' = It 12 th June, 1821, ' 77 " KUSSELL BUKIAL GKOUND, RUSSELL STREET. Now removed to Middleton Cemetery. Benjamin Russell, Died 22nd April, 1838, 82 " Asa Upton, UPTON BURIAL GROUND, BIRCH STREET. Died 4th October, 1824, 90 WILSON BURIAL GROUND, OFF ANDOVER STREET. Isaac Wilson, Job Wilson, Robert Wilson, 3rd, Jonathan Wilson, 3rd, Died 13th January, 1809, " 24th February, 1791, " 4th January, 1797, " about 1815. 51 19 THE OLD MAIN STREET "BURIALL PLACE" (1) Upon the Salem Town Records may be seen: "9th: Imo: IGSjJ: — Its to care for to (?) fee Conuenuency for a buringe place about ye glaffehoufe people and what Chardge is needful to be alowd ye Towne to pay for it, . . . March 20, IGSi: — Voted y' the request of those Inhabiteing aboute the Glafsehouse, ttc. Concerning the Incloafeing of the Burying place neere William Trasks; is left to the Selectmen to determine & Settle as they shall Judge Nefsessary. . . March 17, 170,i:— Voted That Jo" Trask Jun^s Petition ab* fenceing ye burying place by his house is granted it left to ye Selectmen to determine how much he shall take in. March 23, 171 1 See ye Town Treasurer Impowered to prosecute Mr. John Trask for his Incroachmeut on ye Town Commons nigh his houfe, as per waste. March 23, 171f : — In answer to ye petition of John Trask Jun^ respect- ing his fencing in the burying place on ye mill plain: That he have liberty to fence in a fmall peice of land more adjoining to faid burying place, During the Town's pleasure and that ye Selectmen fett it out to him: — being about one acre. This old Burial Place seems to have been associated with the Trask Fam- ily from the beginning, and it is believed that Captain William Trask, the builder of the first mill in this vicinity and the "Miles Staudish" of this early settlement, was buried on this or adjoining ground. Tradition claims that this Burial Place, or land to enlarge it, was given the Town by Lydia Trask, about 1750 ; though it was still mentioned as "Trask's Bui-ying place," on a Deed, dated December 30, 1779.(E8sex Co. Deeds, Vol. 138, p. 182.) The oldest stone today is dated, 1089, but the larger number arc later than 1750. Many Revolutionary Soldiers are buried here but there are few stones to mark their graves, though many graves without stones have been iden- tified by relatives. Tradition tells us that those who lost their lives at the Battle of Lexington, were buried together in the Southwick Lot and that when the street was widened many years ago, they were left outside the fence, under the sidewalk. 20 A GROUP OF soldiers' GRAVES The following inscriptions are from the only stones of Soldiers who have been identified here: 8 Sacred To the Memory of MR BENJAMIN JACOBS Obt. Oct. 23, 1814 Aet. 73 13 Sacred To the Memory of Capt- Silas Smith Obt Nov. 5th, 1806 ^t. 76 SACRED To the Memory of Major CALEB LOW Who departed this life May 13 A D. 1810 .E70 Thi sweet remembrance of the just Shall Jiourish ivhile they sleep in dust 14 In Memory of Mr. EBENEZER SPRAGUE who departed this life Jan. 5, 1801 .Et. 66. 10 Samuel Peabody Died Jan. 26, 1839 aged 79 A loving and beloved Father one of the defenders of his Country's rights in '76 16 In Memory of Mr William Southwick loho died Sept. 11, 1828 Aet. 75 years Death thou hast conquered me I by thy death am slain £ut Christ hath conquer'd thee And I shall live again 12 In Memory of Mk Robert Shillxbbr who died June 20, 1808 ^t72 "Farewell conflicting hopes and fears Where lights and shades alternate dwell How bright th' unchanging morn appears Farewell inconstant world.' Farewell."' 17 ERECTED TO THK MEMOKY OF DENNISON WALLIS WHO DIED AUG. 16, A.D. 1825 ^:t. 69 A Citizen Enterprising, industrious, benevolent Honest & i)atriotic A Friend l<ind and obliging A Man not witlioul Ills frailitles & Who is without them? But in the main Honorable wise & Virtuous 21 The following pamphlets are for sale by the Society, the rooms being open to the public every Monday afternoon: — "The Home of John Proctor" by William P. Upham, - - ! "Dedication of Memorial Tablet at Birthplace of George Peabody, History of Peabody, by Theodore M. Osborne, - - - - Vital Statistics of Dauvers, Essex Institute, "Some places of Historic Interest in our town," ... Annual Report with " Lexington Monument Memorandum." Annual Report with "Story of the High School," by Thomas Carroll, Annual report with "Story of the Lexington Monument," by Thomas Carroll, ....---- Annual Report with " Dan vers Martyrs," a poem by Rev. A. P. Putnam, D. D. .25 .25 2.00 4.24 .05 .25 .25 .25 Postal Cards with local views. Photographs of local views, 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 Peabody Institute. George Peabody's Birthplace. Queen Victoria's Portrait in Pea- body Institute. Town Hall. High School. Soldiers' Monument and Old "South Church." Lexington Monument. John Proctor Memorial, Old Proctor House. Ship Rock. "Bowditch House." Osborn House. Apple Tree Lane, Osborn Farm. Peabody from Buxton's Hill. Catholic Church and Parochial Residence. Convent, Parochial School and Parochial Residence. ChestnutStreet and Town House Elm Street and Entrance to Monumental Cemetery. Residence of Lewis Brown, South Peabody. Crystal or Upham's Pond, West Peabody. "Phelp's Mill," West Peabody. Home for Aged Women. Cattle Show. Unitarian Church. Burial Place of George Peabody. Parson Prescott House, Central Street. Peabody Sijuare in 1902. Peabody Square in 1905. Wilson Square in 1902. Wilson yijuarein 1906. Triangle at Felton's corner, 1906. Buxton's Hill in 1905. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Td lb 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 59 60 61 62 63 22 .03 each, or two for .05 .05, .10, .15, .25, .35, .50 George Peabody, 1869. Tablet. Westminster Abbey. View of Peabody from the Metho- dist Church. Peabody Square, cor. Foster St. Main Street, looking west from Caller. Church and Schoolhouse, West Peabody. Needham's Corner. Gen. Appleton's House. Salem Country Club House. West Peabody Station. Needham House. Salem Golf Club House. Peabody Square, 1890. Peabody Square, 1848. Post Office. Peabody High School, 1850. Peabody High School, 1855. C Sylvester Proctor's Drug Store, ] 1806. ( John Lord's Drying Yard. Curtis-Very Burial Lot. Peabody from Salem. Gateway of Old Burial Ground. Gardner House. Durkee Farm, or Red Farm, West Peabody. House of Mr. William E. Sheen, West I'eabody. Nathan Holt's Gravestone. Peabody Square in 1833. "Broadside." Tablet on (iate of Old Main Street "lUnia! Place." Group of Tombstones on Revo- lutionary Soldiers' Graves. ,G^ -.^ FdT/^^, A ^;> ^0'