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John Breed

Male 1663 - 1751  (87 years)


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  • Name John Breed  [1
    Born 18 Jan 1663  Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 1751  [2, 4
    Person ID I11195  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2016 

    Father Allen Breed,   b. Bef 27 Jan 1630, Pullowhill, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1704 and 11 Feb 1707, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 73 years) 
    Mother Mary,   d. 30 Nov 1671, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1654  [2
    Family ID F6293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mercy Palmer,   b. 1668, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1752, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1689  First Congregational Church, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. John Breed,   b. 26 Jan 1700, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1781, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F5627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "John Breed was the 10th settler at Stonington, buying land from his future father-in-law, Gershom Palmer. He was a leather tanner by trade." [Marcia Wiswall Lindberg, citation details below.]

      From "Ancient Burial-Ground at Stonington, Connecticut", citation details below:

      The tombstone of Mr. John Breed is a large upright slab of blue slate stone, the inscription being as clear and distinct as it was the day it was cut. It is as follows:

      In memory of a pious pair
      This carved stone is erected here
      viz. of Mr. JOHN BREED & his wife
      MERCY who lived together in ye
      marriage state in a most religious manner
      about 64 years & then decd leaving
      a numerous offspring, he in ye year
      1751 about 90 years of age & she in
      ye year 1752 about 83. erected in ye
      year 1772. 6 of their children then
      living.

      Behold th' Righteous live long on earth
      And in old Age resign their Breath
      They & their Ofspring here are blest
      When don with life they go to rest.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1380] Walter Palmer of Charlestown and Rehoboth, Massachusetts and Stonington, Connecticut: A 400-year (1585-1985) Family History by Doris Palmer Buys. Orem, Utah: Historical Publications, 1986.

    2. [S1361] Marcia Wiswall Lindberg, "The Breed Family." The Essex Genealogist 11:196, 1991; 12:30, 12:100, 12:211, 1992.

    3. [S656] A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut, ed. Benjamin Tinkham Marshall. Volume III. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1922., date only.

    4. [S1360] J. D. Champlin, Jr., "Ancient Burial-Ground at Stonington, Connecticut." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 13:23, January 1859.