Deacon Ebenezer Read

Brief Life History 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 1 son. He died in Massachusetts, United States.

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Deacon Ebenezer Read
Hannah Torrey
Marriage: 23 December 1738
Esther Read
Benjamin Read
Deacon Ebenezer Read

Sources (17)

  • Ebenezer Read, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Ebenezer Read in entry for Benjamin Read, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ebenezer Read, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Reed .

History: A family called Read were established in America in the early 18th century by John Read, who was born in Dublin, sixth in descent from Sir Thomas Read of Berkshire, England. His son, George Read (1733–98), was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and as a lawyer helped frame the Constitution.

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

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