William Reed

11 May 1772–3 April 1776 (Age 3)
Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William

When William Reed was born on 11 May 1772, in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Reed, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Davis, was 29. He died on 3 April 1776, in Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 3.

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William Reed
Elizabeth Davis
Elisabeth Reed
Lydia Reed
William Reed
Martha Abigail Reed
William Reed
Ruth Reed

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Age 4

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 4

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: William - birth: 21 May 1772; Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

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