Sara Read

14 January 1780–2 March 1836 (Age 56)
Plymouth, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life 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 25. 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 Ward
1821–1870
James Otis Ward
1827–1863

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 April 1804
Plymouth, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States
children

(9)

    Nathan Ward

    Male1804–1860Male

    Mary Ward

    Female1806–Female

    Laura Ward

    Female1808–Female

    Joseph Reed Ward

    Male1811–1840Male

    Clenton Ward

    Male1813–1813Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

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

Age 8

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.

Age 20

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:1. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Middle English re(a)d ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from an unattested Old English rīed, rȳd ‘woodland clearing’. 3. habitational name from various places: Read in Lancashire, the name of which is a contracted form of Old English rǣghēafod, from rǣge ‘female roe deer’, ‘she-goat’ + hēafod ‘head(land)’; Rede in Suffolk, so called from Old English hrēod ‘reeds’; or Reed in Hertfordshire, so called from an Old English ryhð ‘brushwood’.

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

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Sources (3)

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

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