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4. Capt. Benjamin Beale, a Braintree native, and his English-born wife settled in the
Squantum district in the 1780s, but built a home just west of the Adams' Old House in 1792, which still stands. Their sons Benjamin Jr. and George were good friends of the Adamses well into the nineteenth century. See AA2, Jour. and Corr.
, 2:124; JQA, Diary
, and note 1
passim; and Pattee, Old Braintree and Quincy
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.