Sara Read

Brief Life History of Sara

When Sara Read was born on 14 January 1780, in Plymouth, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Joseph Reed II, was 33 and her mother, Martha Fletcher, was 11777. She married Samuel Ward on 3 April 1804, in Plymouth, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 2 March 1836, in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Ward
1778–1854
Sara Read
1780–1836
Marriage: 3 April 1804
Nathan Ward
1804–1860
Mary Ward
1806–
Laura Ward
1808–
Joseph Reed Ward
1811–1840
Clenton Ward
1813–1813
George Whitfield Ward
1816–1895
John Milton Ward
1820–1838
Sarah A WARD
1821–1909
James Otis Ward
1827–1863

Sources (7)

  • Sally Read, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • S Ward in entry for John N Ward, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Sally Read, "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920"

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1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Reed .

History: A family called Read were established in America in the early 18th century by John Read, who was born in Dublin, sixth in descent from Sir Thomas Read of Berkshire, England. His son, George Read (1733–98), was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and as a lawyer helped frame the Constitution.

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

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