1. The Fiske Family
2. The Bennetts
3. The Dicksons
4. The Abbey
5. Landmarks and Personalities
6. The Great Road
7. The South Side
8. Merriams and Fields
9. Sold to Riley
10. Early Automobiles
11. The Dump
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commuting between Weston and Boston became possible, Augustus bought the old Parson Woodward house on Concord Road for a summer residence. His winter home was still in    Boston at 10 Ashburton Place. The Concord Road house re-mained in the Fiske family until 1972 and my cousins, the Wilkinsons, were the last descendants of Augustus to occupy it.
   Augustus was always a frugal liver, but when he died at the         age of fifty-nine and his widow and children began to enjoy the fruits of his labors, frugality was no longer a consideration.        They all set about enjoying themselves as we shall see. It might     be mentioned, however, at this point, that the Reverend Chandler Robbins, soon after marrying my Great Aunt Sarah Fiske, told       a friend of his that the Fiske family fortune was very overrated!
   Augustus's wife was formerly Hannah Bradford, daughter of Captain Gamaliel Bradford who served in the Revolution. They  had eight children, all individualists with a fondness for European travel. I can only remember three of them — Uncle Charlie Fiske, Uncle Andrew, and my grandmother herself. As for the other    five, I will give a brief resume of each based on anecdotes, some documented, others passed down through word of mouth.


   Great Uncle Ned was the oldest. He practiced law in his    father's office in Boston but after a few years poor health forced him to retire. About this time he created quite a stir by marrying  one of the servants in his mother's household — Aunt Adelaide.  He and his bride retired to the quiet of Sullivan, Maine, and      lived there until my great-grandfather's death, at which time        they moved back to Weston and built a large house at what is