Richard Reading

8 December 1732–about 1781 (Age 48)
Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Richard

When Richard Reading was born on 8 December 1732, in Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, 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 49.

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Family Time Line

Richard Reading
1732–1781
Catherine Reid
1733–1781
Marriage: about 1757
Ferdinand Reading
1753–1801
Reid Reading
1758–
Catharine Reading
1759–
Samuel Reading
1762–
Mary Reading
1766–1770
Augustine Reading
1768–
Thomas Reading
1770–1802

Spouse and Children

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

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (3)

    1741 · ""
    Age 9
    Established March 11, 1714
    1775
    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."
    1776
    Age 44
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 1209;2007: 2236; 2010: 2982)English: variant of Redding .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Redding

    Sources (1)

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

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