Joseph Reading

Male1767–23 December 1808

Brief Life History 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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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

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

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  • Marriage
    1 March 1789Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (13)

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    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: variant of Redding .

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

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