Benjamin Towne Reed

22 February 1752–1810 (Age 57)
Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Towne

When Benjamin Towne Reed was born on 22 February 1752, in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jacob Reed, was 27 and his mother, Lucy Read, was 24. He had at least 8 sons and 4 daughters with Lois Powers. He registered for military service in 1776. He died in 1810, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Towne Reed
1752–1810
Lois Powers
1755–1849
Benjamin Reed
1776–1857
Polly Read
1778–1810
Jacob Reed
1779–
Dr. Webber Reed
1781–1858
Elisha Reed
1783–
Bridget Reed
1786–
Lucy Reed
1788–
Peter Reed
1790–
Joseph Reed
1794–
Samuel Reed
1796–
Nancy Reed
1798–
Thomas Reed
1800–1889

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World Events (6)

1776
Age 24
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 24
"""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."""""""
1783 · A Free America
Age 31
The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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 (5)

  • Benjamin Read, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Benjamin Read, "Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Index Cards to Muster Rolls, 1775-1783"
  • Benjamin Read, "Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Index Cards to Muster Rolls, 1775-1783"

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