John Reed

June 1742–22 August 1833 (Age 91)
Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of John

When John Reed was born in June 1742, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Lieutenant John Reed, was 34 and his mother, Lucy L Taft, was 32. He married Hannah Taft on 23 June 1763, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 22 August 1833, in Seneca, Ontario, New York, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Seneca, Ontario, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Reed
1742–1833
Hannah Taft
1744–1818
Marriage: 23 June 1763
Phila Reed
1763–
Nathan Reed
1766–
John Taft Reed
1769–1862
Josiah Reed
1772–1845
Lucy Reed
1773–1818

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 June 1763Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1776
    Age 34
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776
    Age 34
    New York is the 11th state.
    1789
    Age 47
    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Read
    Ried
    Reede
    Reeder
    Reeds
    Redd
    Reid
    Roy
    Rider

    Sources (12)

    • John Read in entry for Phila Read, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
    • John Read in entry for John Taft Read, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
    • John Read in entry for Phila Read, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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