Sarah Reading

29 October 1738–10 July 1809 (Age 70)
Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Reading was born on 29 October 1738, in Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, her father, John Reading, was 52 and her mother, Maritje Mary Ryerson II, was 39. She married Augustine Reid on 6 July 1756. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 10 July 1809, in Roxbury Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Augustine Reid
1731–1807
Sarah Reading
1738–1809
Marriage: 6 July 1756
John Reading Reid
1757–1816
Mary Reid
1758–
Elizabeth Reid
1759–
Catharine Reid
1761–
Anastasia Reid
1765–1828
Samuel Reading Reid
1765–
Augustine Reid
1773–1824
Sarah Reid
1768–1844

Spouse and Children

    Augustine Reid

    Male1731–1807Male

    Female1738–1809Female

MARRIAGE
6 July 1756
Hortensia, Monmouth, New Jersey
children

(8)

    John Reading Reid

    Male1757–1816Male

    Mary Reid

    Female1758–Female

    Elizabeth Reid

    Female1759–Female

    Catharine Reid

    Female1761–Female

    Anastasia Reid

    Female1765–1828Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (5)

1741 · ""

Age 3

Established March 11, 1714
1775

Age 37

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 38

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

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from the county seat of Berkshire, which gets its name from Old English Rēadingas ‘people of Rēad(a)’, a byname meaning ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, an unattested Old English ryding.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Reading, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • Sarah Reading, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • Sarah Reading, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"

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