Betsey or Esther Reed

5 April 1785–
Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Betsey or Esther

When Betsey or Esther Reed was born on 5 April 1785, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joshua Reed, was 39 and her mother, Ruth Snow, was 38. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Willis Case. She lived in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1855.

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Willis Case
Betsey or Esther Reed
Harriett Case
Charles Case
Lemuel C. Case
George Daniel Case

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

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.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 2

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 34

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: variant spelling of Read 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Betsey Read, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Betsey Reed, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Betty Reed, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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