Joseph Reading

1767–23 December 1808 (Age 42)
Gloucester, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Reading was born in 1767, in Gloucester, New Jersey, United States, his father, Capt Thomas Reading, was 33 and his mother, Rebecca E. Ellis, was 29. He married Martha Hill on 1 March 1789, in Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 23 December 1808, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 41.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Reading
1767–1808
Martha Hill
1770–1820
Marriage: 1 March 1789
Ann M Reading
1789–1821
Thomas W. Reading
1792–1860
Francis Reading
1798–1863

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 March 1789
Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

    Mary Reading

    Female1758–1798Female

    Frances Reading

    Female1758–1838Female

    Thomas Reading

    Male1764–1784Male

    Male1767–1808Male

    Harriet Reading

    Female1768–1850Female

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1775

Age 8

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 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780

Age 13

Sometimes referred to as the "forgotten victory", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit

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 (2)

  • Genealogical and Biographical Memorials of the Reading, Howell, Watts, Latham, and Elkins Families.
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph Reading - Published information: death:

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