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 39. She married Volney Leonard Doty in September 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, and was buried in Darlington, Lafayette, Wisconsin, 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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