James Read

Brief Life History 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 Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States.

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James Read
Mehitable Coleman
Elizabeth Read
John Hetty Read
Child Read

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  • New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817

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"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."


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

1783 · A Free America

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 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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