John Read

1833–1881 (Age 48)
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

John Read was born in 1833, in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom as the son of Joseph Read and Mary Clayton Booth. He married Emeline Pippitt on 23 September 1855, in Burlington Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 9 daughters. He lived in Evesham Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States in 1860 and Springfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1881, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 48.

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John Read
Emeline Pippitt
Marriage: 23 September 1855
Joseph F. Read
Anna Clotilda (Clode) Read
Lydia S Read
Mary Cecillia Read
Rachel P. (Rache) Read
Mary EMMA Read
Letitia A. (Lettie) Read
Elizabeth C. (Lizzie) Read
Florence Eudora Read
Evaline (Eva) Read

Spouse and Children

23 September 1855
Burlington Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States


    Joseph F. Read


    Anna Clotilda (Clode) Read


    Lydia S Read


    Mary Cecillia Read


    Rachel P. (Rache) Read


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Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Read


    Mary Clayton Booth





    James Read


World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 9

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

Age 13

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • John Reed, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Read, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Read, "United States Census, 1860"

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