Deborah Read

1790–16 June 1860 (Age 70)
Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Deborah

When Deborah Read was born in 1790, in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Hezekiah Read, was 37 and her mother, Abigail Hull, was 28. She married John Read Hill on 1 September 1819, in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. She died on 16 June 1860, in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Read Hill
1775–1851
Deborah Read
1790–1860
Marriage: 1 September 1819

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 September 1819
Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1791

Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 12

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1812

Age 22

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

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)

  • Deborah Hill in household of John R Hill, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Deborah Hill, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Deborah Hill, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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