Lucy Read

2 December 1793–3 April 1880 (Age 86)
South Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lucy

When Lucy Read was born on 2 December 1793, in South Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Daniel Read, was 39 and her mother, Susanna Richardson, was 37. She married Daniel Anthony on 10 June 1817, in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Gates, Monroe, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 3 April 1880, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Daniel Anthony
Lucy Read
Marriage: 10 June 1817
Guelma Penn Anthony
Susan B Anthony
Hannah Lapham Anthony
Col. Daniel Read Anthony
Mary Stafford Anthony
Eliza Tefft Anthony
Jacob Merritt Anthony

Spouse and Children

10 June 1817
Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (7)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 4

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 26

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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Story Highlight

Susan B Anthony donated bible

Holy Bible … Edinburgh, Printed by the assigns of A. Kincaid, 1789. BS185 1789 .E4 (Anthony Coll) Catalog Record: Inscribed: This was my Grandmothers-Susannah Richardso …

Sources (3)

  • Lucy M Anthony in household of Aaron M McLean, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lucy Antony in household of Daniel Antony, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lucy Anthony in household of Aaron Mclean, "New York State Census, 1875"

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