Anna Read

1755–
Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Anna

When Anna Read was born in 1755, in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Oliver Read, was 21 and her mother, Patience Brayton, was 15. She married Thomas Freelove on 29 November 1780, in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Freelove
1755–1830
Anna Read
1755–
Marriage: 29 November 1780
Ruth Freelove
1781–1867
Stephen Freelove
1784–1872
Oliver Freelove
1786–1876
Thomas Freelove
1788–1886
Deborah Freelove
1790–1865
Anna Freelove
1792–1876
Phebe Freelove
1794–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 November 1780
Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
children

(7)

    Ruth Freelove

    Female1781–1867Female

    Stephen Freelove

    Male1784–1872Male

    Oliver Freelove

    Male1786–1876Male

    Thomas Freelove

    Male1788–1886Male

    Deborah Freelove

    Female1790–1865Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 21

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

Age 21

"""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 31

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: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 (3)

  • Nancy Unknown in entry for Ruth Freelove Sanford, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Anna Read, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"
  • Anna Read, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"

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