John Jeremiah Read

6 December 1794–28 April 1877 (Age 82)
Halifax, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Jeremiah

When John Jeremiah Read was born on 6 December 1794, in Halifax, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Read, was 42 and his mother, Rebecca Holt, was 42. He married Dicey T. Duke on 4 January 1816, in Montgomery, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Hinds, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 April 1877, in Carroll, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 82.

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John Jeremiah Read
Dicey T. Duke
Marriage: 4 January 1816
William Francis Read
Rebecca Read
John Duke Read
Martha Read
Martha Read
Jesse Read
Elvira Pleasants Read
Mary Elizabeth Read

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4 January 1816
Montgomery, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 5

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 22

Historical Boundaries - 1816: Mississippi Territory, United States; 1817: Tuscaloosa, Alabama Territory, United States; 1819: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

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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  • John Read, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Read, "United States Census, 1860"

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