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Lincoln in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Thomas Nelson Jr. House

 
 
Thomas Nelson Jr. House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
1. Thomas Nelson Jr. House Marker
Inscription. Thomas Nelson Sr. emigrated from England and acquired, through purchase, the land along this road both east and west of here. On his death, the land was split between his two sons and daughter. Thomas Jr. lived here, Josiah lived to the west and Tabitha owned the property she received. If she married, land ownership would have transferred to her husband.

As British soldiers clashed with Colonists on the return march toward Boston on the afternoon of April 19, 1775, many of the local residents, fearful of danger, left the area. When Thomas Nelson Jr.’s family returned home, they found a wounded British soldier on their doorstep. Although the family nursed his wounds, he died the next day.
 
Erected by Minute Man National Historical Park.
 
Location. 42° 27.032′ N, 71° 16.317′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Battle Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located at the north end of the parking lot of the Minute Man Visitor Center in Minute Man National Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lincoln MA 01773, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Josiah Nelson House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Marker on the Battle Road Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
2. Marker on the Battle Road
Minute Man Visitor Center (about 400 feet away); Thorning Boulder (about 700 feet away); April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whittemore House (approx. ¼ mile away); Paul Revere Capture Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); This Bluff (approx. 0.4 miles away); End of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lincoln.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a photograph of the Nelson house. It has a caption of “Thomas Nelson Jr. House, seen in the late 19th century, after the Tabitha Nelson House was moved and joined to it. In addition to working his farm, Thomas Nelson Jr. was a ‘Liscenced Retailor’ of liquor.”
 
Also see . . .
1. Minute Man National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on April 24, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Concord. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Foundation of the Thomas Nelson Jr. House Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
3. Foundation of the Thomas Nelson Jr. House
 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,252 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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