Isabella Rebecca Reading

7 August 1808–5 November 1862 (Age 54)
Sussex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Isabella Rebecca

When Isabella Rebecca Reading was born on 7 August 1808, in Sussex, New Jersey, United States, her father, Montgomery Reading, was 50 and her mother, Sarah Reid, was 39. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Thomas Jefferson Kennedy. She died on 5 November 1862, in Warren, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Kennedy
1803–1865
Isabella Rebecca Reading
1808–1862
Montgomery Reading Kennedy
1844–1845
Anna B Kennedy
1848–

Spouse and Children

children

(2)

    Montgomery Reading Kennedy

    Male1844–1845Male

    Anna B Kennedy

    Female1848–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Montgomery Reading

    Male1758–1815Male

    Sarah Reid

    Female1768–1844Female

siblings

(10)

    Charles B. Reading

    Male1784–1848Male

    Male1786–1835Male

    Alexander Reading

    Male1789–1834Male

    Augustine Reading

    Male1791–1800Male

    John R Reading

    Male1793–1814Male

+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1812

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1820

Age 12

On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.
1823

Age 15

Corfield vs Coryell was a significant federal court case that upheld New Jersey's existing regulation, which prohibited any non-residents from gathering clams and oysters. The case was decided by Justice Bushrod Washington of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Justice Washington primarily referenced the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment, regarding "privileges and immunities" to arrive at his decision.

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.

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Sources (1)

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

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