Penelope Shearman

1775–
Assonet, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Penelope

When Penelope Shearman was born in 1775, in Assonet, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Little, was 26 and her mother, Mary Borden, was 25. She married Stephen Read on 26 October 1797, in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Read
1747–
Penelope Shearman
1775–
Marriage: 26 October 1797
Joseph Reed
1799–1875
Carlton L Read
1801–1856
Ruth Read or Lawton
1803–1887
Dorcus Read
1805–
Deborah Read
1807–1903
Asahel Read
1809–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 October 1797
Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
children

(6)

    Male1799–1875Male

    Carlton L Read

    Male1801–1856Male

    Ruth Read or Lawton

    Female1803–1887Female

    Dorcus Read

    Female1805–Female

    Deborah Read

    Female1807–1903Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Male1749–1784Male

    Mary Borden

    Female1750–Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 1

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1808

Age 33

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Sherman 1. The surname is also well established in Ireland.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Penelope Reed in entry for Carlton L. Reed, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Penelope in entry for Carlton S. Reed, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Penelope Sherman in entry for Deborah Reed, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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