January 14, 1736

1736 January 14 (Wednesday).  I rode to Marlborough to Dr. Gott’s[1] but he was gone to Sudbury.  Dined at Coll. Woods.[2]  Mr. Rice and Mr. Richardson[3] (preacher at Marlborough) came to the Colonel’s.  They rode to Mr. Stone’s,[4] I rode to Dr. Matthews[5] — but could not git him to go up.  I returned finding Ebenezer coughing Still.  I tended him all night.  N.B. Mr. Daniel Maynard[6] brought me an Hog, of 164 weight which I bargained for some time agoe.  Ebenezer Coughs almost incessantly.

[1]Benjamin Gott of Marlborough (1706-1751) mar. Sarah Breck (1711-1740), Jan. 20, 1728 or Feb. 13, 1729 (MVR, 258).  Sarah’s sister Hannah mar. Ebenezer Parkman, Sept. 1, 1737 (WVR, 194).

[2]Col. Benjamin Woods of Marlborough.

[3]Either Isaac Richardson (1705-1748), Harvard 1726, an itinerant schoolmaster and occasional preacher (SHG 8:92-95); or Jabez Richardson (1708-1759), Harvard 1730, itinerant preacher and Woburn schoolmaster (SHG 8:778).

[4]Nathan Stone (1708-1781), Harvard 1726, minister of Southborough, 1730-1781.  SHG, 8:99-105.

[5]John Matthews, physician of Southborough.  On Dec. 19, 1739, Parkman noted that “Dr. Matthews of Southborough, who had been a very usefull Man among the sick for some years, deceas’d, being upward of Eighty years old.”

[6]Daniel Maynard of Marlborough, son of John, Jr., and Lydia Maynard, b. Mar. 16, 1692 (MVR, 125).