Mary Reading

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Reading was born on 8 August 1736, in Amwell, East Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, her father, 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 Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America, at the age of 57, and was buried in Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America.

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

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"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."


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

1783 · A Free America

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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