Athalane Read

Female9 May 1808–3 September 1888

Brief Life History 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 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.

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Volney Leonard Doty
Athalane Read
Marriage: September 1830
Oscar B Doty
Child Doty
George Duane Doty
Willard A Leonard Doty
Cynthia R Doty
Abner Delos Doty
Jane A. Doty
Orissa Doty

Sources (6)

  • Atharine Dotey in household of Colney L Dotey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Athatana Doty in household of Willis Hamilton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Athlin Doty in entry for Willard A. Doty and Maria L. Sandefur, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    September 1830Little Falls, Herkimer, New York, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Oldest Grave seen in the Memorials List.


    Age 4

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


    Age 21

    American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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