Athalane Read

9 May 1808–3 September 1888 (Age 80)
Herkimer, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Athalane

When Athalane Read was born on 9 May 1808, in Herkimer, New York, United States, her father, Abner Reed, was 38 and her mother, Anna G Timmerman, was 38. She married Volney Leonard Doty about August 1830, in Little Falls, Herkimer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Lyme, Jefferson, New York, United States in 1850. She died on 3 September 1888, in Darlington, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Volney Leonard Doty
Athalane Read
Marriage: about August 1830
Oscar B Doty
Child Doty
George Duane Doty
Willard A Leonard Doty
Cyntha R. Doty
Corp. Abner Delos Doty
Jane A. Doty
Orissa Doty

Spouse and Children



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

Age 4
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 19
During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 22
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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Sources (4)

  • Athatana Doty in household of Willis Hamilton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Athalania Doty in household of Volney L Doty, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Athlin Doty in entry for Willard A. Doty and Maria L. Sandefur, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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