John Readford Alyea

1806–1893 (Age 87)
Vernon, Sussex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John Readford

When John Readford Alyea was born on 14 February 1806, in Vernon, Sussex, New Jersey, United States, his father, David Isaac Alyea, was 40 and his mother, Rebecca Ingersoll, was 37. He married Susanna Thompson on 7 January 1830, in Butler, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Boone Township, Porter, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died on 23 December 1893, at the age of 87.

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John Readford Alyea
Susanna Thompson
Marriage: 7 January 1830
Elizabeth Ann Alyea
Pheobe Jane Alyea
Robert Thompson Alyea
David Alyea
Readford Alyea
Phoebe Alyea
Cynthia Alyea
Eliza C. Alyea
Eliza Catherine Alyea
Alice Electa Alyea

Spouse & Children

7 January 1830
Butler, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 10

Indiana is the 19th state.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 24

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of a French Canadian name, probably Allier (of Germanic origin, from adalhari ‘noble army’) or Elier, Hélier, variants of Hilaire ( see Hillary ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John K Alyea, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John R Alyea, "United States Census, 1840"
  • John R Alyea, "United States Census, 1850"

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