Thomas Snell, the Emigrant
Thomas Snell, with his brother, Isachar, came to Weymouth, Massachusetts from Wales in approximately 1661. He arrived nearly penniless as a stranger in a strange land, but it did not take him long to gain employment as a blacksmith. Within a short time, he had a blacksmith shop of his own in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Quickly realizing the fortune that could be made in trade, Thomas sold his blacksmith shop in favor of a general goods store, and was soon very wealthy. His solid character, good judgement, and quick wit led to him being a large landownder and establishing a system of currency that was used throughout Plymouth Colony.
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|Author||Franklin T. Birdsall, Jr.|