Deacon Ebenezer Read

27 February 1711–
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ebenezer

When Deacon Ebenezer Read was born on 27 February 1711, in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ebenezer Read, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Chapin, was 31. He married Esther Webb on 26 June 1736, in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died in Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Deacon Ebenezer Read
1711–
Esther Webb
1712–
Marriage: 26 June 1736
John Read
1737–
Esther Read
1739–
Benjamin Read
1740–1806
Ebenezer Read
1741–1823

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 June 1736
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (4)

1776

Age 65

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 65

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1803

Age 92

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ebenezer Jr. Read, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ebenezer Reed, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ebeneser Reed, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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