Bernard Reading

about 1775–
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Bernard

When Bernard Reading was born about 1775, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Charles Reading, was 22 and his mother, Abigail Hunt, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Charles Reading
1753–1820
Abigail Hunt
1750–1804
Henry Reading
1773–
Bernard Reading
1775–
Sydney Reading
1775–
John Reading
1779–
Thomas Reading
1780–1853
Jemima Reading
1788–1853
Charles Reading, Jr.
1790–
Abigail Marie Reading
1796–1857

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World Events (3)

1775

Age 0

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
1776

Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 1

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from the county seat of Berkshire, which gets its name from Old English Rēadingas ‘people of Rēad(a)’, a byname meaning ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, an unattested Old English ryding.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Bernard Reading - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Bernard Reading

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