Mary Reading

Female8 August 1736–4 April 1794

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Reading was born on 8 August 1736, in Amwell, Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, Gov. John Reading, was 50 and her mother, Maritje Mary Ryerson II, was 37. She married Rev. William Mills about 1760, in Suffolk, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 4 April 1794, in Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States.

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Rev. William Mills
Mary Reading
Marriage: about 1760
Mary Mills
Maj John Reading Mills
Hannah Mills
Isaac Mills
Rev. William Mills
Thaddeus Mills

Sources (5)

  • Mary Redding, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Reading Mills, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Reading Mills, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1760Suffolk, New York, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (4)


    Age 39

    "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 40

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

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 47

    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: variant of Redding .

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

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