John Brimley Read

27 December 1831–23 July 1860 (Age 28)
Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Brimley

When John Brimley Read was born on 27 December 1831, in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William M Read, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Brimley, was 37. He married Sarah Adams on 18 November 1852, in Raunds, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 23 July 1860, in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Brimley Read
Mary Ann Slater
Marriage: 20 May 1856
Naomi Read
John Franklin Read

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 May 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    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.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 2
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 12
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: variant of Reed .History: A family called Read were established in America in the early 18th century by John Read, who was born in Dublin, sixth in descent from Sir Thomas Read of Berkshire, England. His son, George Read (1733–98), was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and as a lawyer helped frame the Constitution.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Dedication of the John Read Grave Marker

    Dedication of the John Read Grave Marker, Franklin’s First Grave – May 1930 – The dedication opened with a bugle call by the American Legion, a fired salute, and the group sang “America the Beautiful” …

    Sources (14)

    • John Read in household of Sarah Read, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John Read in entry for Naomi Read Cowan, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • John Read in household of William Read, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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