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.
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.
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