Seth Reed

14 May 1765–1844 (Age 78)
Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Seth

Seth Reed was born on 14 May 1765, in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States as the son of Samuel James Reed and Rachel Williams. He married Cassandra Dean on 15 December 1787, in Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1844, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Seth Reed
Cassandra Dean
Marriage: 15 December 1787
Seth Reed
Salmon Read
Cassandra Reed
Otis Reed

Spouse and Children

15 December 1787
Bristol, Massachusetts, United States



    Salmon Read


    Cassandra Reed


    Otis Reed


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel James Reed


    Rachel Williams




    Mary Read



    James Joseph Reed


    Rachel Reed


    Rachel Reed Whitmarsh


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 11

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

Age 11

"""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."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 21

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Seth Reed, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Seth Reed in entry for Salmon Reed, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Seth Reed in entry for Otis Reed, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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