Isabella Montgomery

about 1727–9 January 1800 (Age 73)
Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Isabella

When Isabella Montgomery was born about 1727, in Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, her father, William Montgomery, was 34 and her mother, Susanna Furnis, was 32. She married John Reading on 21 November 1746. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 9 January 1800, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Ringoes, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States.

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John Reading
Isabella Montgomery
Marriage: 21 November 1746
John Reading
Charles Reading
Rebecca Reading
Montgomery Reading
Alexander Reading
Mary Reading

Spouse and Children

21 November 1746


    John Reading



    Rebecca Reading


    Montgomery Reading


    Alexander Reading


+1 More Child

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World Events (5)


Age 4

Upper Freehold Township dates back to 1731, when it was formed from portions of Freehold Township

Age 48

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.

Age 49

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

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Calvados, France, so named from Old French mont ‘hill’ + a Germanic personal name composed of the elements guma ‘man’ + rīc ‘power’. In Ireland this surname has been Gaelicized as Mac Iomaire and in Scotland as Mac Gumaraid.

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

Sources (3)

  • Isabella Reading, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Isabella Montgomery, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • Isabella Montgomery, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"

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