Richard Reading

Male8 December 1732–about 1781

Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Reading was born on 8 December 1732, in Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, Gov. John Reading, was 46 and his mother, Maritje Mary Ryerson II, was 33. He married Catherine Reid about 1757, in Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Canada in 1767. In 1761, at the age of 28, his occupation is listed as town clerk in Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, British Colonial America. He died about 1781, in Canada, at the age of 50.

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Richard Reading
Catherine Reid
Marriage: about 1757
Reid Reading
Ferdinand Reading
Catherine Reading
Samuel Reading
Mary Reading
Augustine Reading
Thomas Reading

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  • Genealogical and Biographical Memorials of the Reading, Howell, Watts, Latham, and Elkins Families

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  • Marriage
    about 1757Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, British Colonial America
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    Age 43

    "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."


    Age 44

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Redding .

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

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