James Read

1765–20 October 1794 (Age 29)
Warren, New Jersey, United States

The Life of James

When James Read was born in 1765, in Warren, New Jersey, United States, his father, Joseph Read II, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Sutton, was 22. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Mehitable Coleman. He died on 20 October 1794, in Warren Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Union Brick Cemetery, Blairstown, Blairstown Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Read
1765–1794
Mehitable Coleman
1764–1835
Elizabeth Read
1792–1879
John Hetty Read
1792–1862
Child Read
1795–1807

Spouse and Children

children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Read II

    Male1733–1792Male

    Female1743–1792Female

siblings

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World Events (6)

1775

Age 10

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 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1783 · A Free America

Age 18

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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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  • New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817

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