Mary Frances Reed

Brief Life History of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances Reed was born on 26 June 1810, in Freeport, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Stephen Reed, was 40 and her mother, Mary Grant, was 40. She married Henry Lourens Cram on 4 July 1837, in Freeport, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Biddeford, York, Maine, United States in 1850. She died on 25 March 1876, in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Henry Lourens Cram
Mary Frances Reed
Marriage: 4 July 1837
Abba C Cram
Caroline A. Cram
Ellen Frances Cram
Lucia Maria Cram
Henrietta Cram
Emma R Cram
Charles H S Cram

Sources (55)

  • Mary F Cram in household of Henry L Cram, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Reed, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Mary E. Reed Cram, "Find A Grave Index"

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War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Maine is the 23rd state.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English and Older Scots red(e) ‘red’, no doubt denoting someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.

English: from Middle English ride, rede, rude (Old English rīed, rēod, rȳd) ‘clearing’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or near a clearing, or habitational, for someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, including Rede Court in Strood (Kent), Rides in Eastchurch (Kent), Ride Way in Ewhurst (Surrey), and Reed Farm in Wadhurst (Sussex). The word is particularly common in the southeastern counties of England, from Kent to the Isle of Wight. See also Rider and Reader .

English: habitational name from Read (Lancashire), Reed (Hertfordshire), or Rede (Suffolk). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English rǣge ‘roe, female roe deer’ + hēafod ‘head’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from Old English rȳhth ‘rough piece of ground’. The etymology of the Suffolk placename is uncertain.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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