Monuments -- Watertown -- Massachusetts.; Memorials -- Watertown -- Massachusetts.; Historical societies -- Massachusetts -- Watertown.; Historic sites -- Watertown -- Massachusetts.; Watertown (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.; Mayhew, Thomas -- 1593-1682.; Carnes, William W. -- 1905-1991;
Stone on southwest side of Charles River Road: "Here by the ancient ford the landing and the weir was the homestall of Thomas Mayhew, a leader in Watertown affairs from 1635 to 1645. Afterwards with his son the Rev. Thomas Mayhew, he labored among the Indians at Martha's Vineyard." Thomas Mayhew, the father was the owner of the grist mill and a merchant. He owned 150 acres on the south side of the Charles River. Thomas Mayhew, the son, was a scholar and soon after moving to Martha's Vineyard, preached to the Indians. After his drowning, his father and sons took over the religious teachings. Thomas Mayhew, the father, built the first bridge over the Charles River - it was a foot bridge. Photo by William W. Carnes.
Carnes, William W.
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Carnes, William W. , “Thomas Mayhew,” Digital Commonwealth , accessed May 19, 2013, http://digitalcommonwealth.org/items/show/53543.