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.
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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