D-3-11

A well marks the site of this home, store and tavern today.

Thomas was the 3rd son of Nathaniel and Ann Breed born in Sudbury, Massachusetts in 1761. He came to Monadnock #6 with his parents in 1768. He was an entrepreneur. He bought Nelson’ s first meeting house in 1788 and moved it to this location. He is said to have kept a store and a tavern here. He married Polly Keyes in 1791 and the couple had ten children. Breed sold the property to Gad Newell, Nelson’s longest serving minister in 1794 and moved to D-4-7 where he established a fulling mill. Newell likely lived in the place for a year while building his home at D-3-4. In 1807 he sold it to Abel Richardson who may have kept a tavern here. Richardson sold it to Abijah and Simon Wilson in 1814. They moved the building across the road to D-3-3.