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John Breed, Jr.

Birthplace: Stonington, New London, Connecticut
Death: Died in Stonington, New London, CT, USA
Place of Burial: Breed Burial Ground, Stonington, New London, CT
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Breed, Jr. and Mary Breed
Husband of Silence Grant and Grace Palmer
Father of Oliver Clark Breed; Reuben Breed; John Breed; Sarah Stanton; Mary Breed and 7 others
Brother of Mercy/Mary Breed; Sarah Grant; Amos Breed; Nathan Breed and Mary Pendleton

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About John Breed, Jr., Captain

   A MODERN HISTORY OF NEW LONDON COUNTY, CONNECTICUT, Benjamin Tinkham Marshall, A.M., D.D., Editor-In-Chief, President of Connecticut College, New London, Volume II, 1922, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York City, page 59.
       John (3) Breed, son of John (2) Breed, was born September 5, 1729, and married, May 19, 1750, Silence Grant, born January 31, 1731. Issue: Mary born February 9, 1751; John, born November 15, 1752; Sarah, born December 16, 1754; Oliver, born February 6, 1757; Reuben, born September 23, 1758; Prentice, born January 1, 1761; Eunice, born February 25, 1763; Samuel, of whom further; Marcy, born February 6, 1769.
   THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 244.
       16. John, b. Sept. 5, 1729, m. Silence Grant.
   THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 245.
       John Breed (No. 16) m. Silence Grant, May 19, 1750, (No. 25) that family.
   THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 401.
       25. Silence, b. Jan. 31, 1731, m. John Breed (No. 16), that family.
       He established himself as a leather tanner in Stonington and one of the stones which he used in his mill may still be seen near the side door step of the home of Mr. Henry Breed. His old mansion, built in 1689, large, square and painted white was said to have rooms so large that 51 yards of carpet was required to cover the floor.
   National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Centennial Administiration, DAR PATRIOT INDEX Centennial Edition Part I, A-F, page 83.
       BREED, John, Jr. b. 9-5-1729 d. 1780  PS CS Capt CT, m. (1) Silence Grant, (2) Grace Palmer
   OLD HOMES IN STONINGTON CT., by Grace Denison Wheeler, page 220.
       The old house of his (John-3) grandson, Captain John Breed, Jr., was build in the early part of 1700, and was afterwards owned by Samuel Breed and his son John. At his (John-6) death it became the property of (his grandson) Mr. Henry Breed, who build the new house now standing, and removed the old one which had stood here so many years.
   BREED FAMILY page 99/593,
       The three brothers, Capt. John, Jun., Nathan and Amos took an active part in the war for Independence.
      He served as Capt. in the Revolutionary War and d. 23 Nov 1780.

-------------------- John Breed, b. Stonington, Sept. 5, 1729, m. (1) May 9, 1750 Silence Grant, b. Jan. 3, 1731, dau. of Oliver and 2nd wife Silence (Wiliams) Grant, son of Josiah and Rebecca (Miner) Grant, m. in Windsor, Conn. (Matthew Grant from whom descends Gen. Ulysses S. Grant) Silence (Grant) Breed had nine children and d. Dec. 1, 1771.

He m. (2) Dec. 1773 Grace Palmer, his second cousin, dau. of Walter and Mercy (Hinckley) Palmer.

He served as Capt. of militia in the Rev. War, and d. Nov. 23, 1780. He signed the Memorial to New Haven the Oath of Allegiance and Freeman's Oath.

His widow m. (as his 3rd wife) Thomas Allyn and d. Dec. 24, 1816 in her 77th year. John and both wives are buried in Old Breed cemetery. -------------------- Notes for John Breed, Jr.: FHC has him born in Groton, New London County, Connecticut.

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John Breed, Jr., Captain's Timeline

September 5, 1729
Stonington, New London, Connecticut
May 19, 1750
Age 20
Stonington, New London, CT, USA
February 9, 1751
Age 21
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
November 15, 1752
Age 23
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
December 16, 1754
Age 25
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
February 6, 1757
Age 27
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
September 23, 1758
Age 29
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
January 1, 1761
Age 31
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
January 1, 1761
Age 31
February 25, 1763
Age 33
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States