Clarissa Edmunds Reade

1832–1870 (Age 38)
Charlotte Court House, Charlotte, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Clarissa Edmunds

When Clarissa Edmunds Reade was born in 1832, in Charlotte Court House, Charlotte, Virginia, United States, her father, Nicholas Edmunds Read, was 26 and her mother, Priscilla Read, was 25. She married Edwin Stone Collins on 16 July 1849, in Charlotte Court House, Charlotte, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Charlotte, Virginia, United States in 1860. She died before 1870, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 37.

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Edwin Stone Collins
Clarissa Edmunds Reade
Marriage: 16 July 1849
Clara E Collins
Elizabeth Sims Collins
Edwin Thomas Collins
Nicholas Reed Collins
Clement H Collins
Priscilla Coleman Collins
William Collins
Robert Reed Collins

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 0
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built
Age 3
The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
Age 12
In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

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Sources (7)

  • C E Collins in household of N E Read, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Clara Collins in household of Nicolas G Read, "United States Census, 1850"
  • N E Read, "United States Census, 1860"

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