Posted By:Richard Benson
Subject:Jonathan Hanson Read, New Milford CT 1780s
Post Date:December 09, 2002 at 12:14:46
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Forum:Litchfield County, CT Genealogy Forum
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Jonathan Hanson READ was born at Amesbury MA 14 March 1762, the son of Jonathan and Elizabeth (HOAG) Read. He was living in New Milford, Litchfield County, CT, married to Lucinda ____ in 1789 when she purchased a parcel of land. They were listed in the 1790 census there. Jonathan entered into real estate transactions between 1794 and 1810. The DAR Patriot Index suggests Jonathan Hanson Reed was born in CT in 1737, served as a private in the Revolution and died 13 February 1826. Possible children include a Jonathan Read born between 1785 and 1790 who married Fannie A. ______, and Tilley Weller Reed, born in about 1790.

A Jacob Read who lived nearby in New Milford may have been an older brother. He is said to have married Mary TERRILL at New Milford possibly about 1777. He witnessed a deed in 1816. Children include Anna Read born 1778 and married John LAMSON and Friend B. Reed, died in 1808, age 20.

Asa Read was born in Amesbury in 1764. He married Mary Ann MURRAY at New Milford in 1784. Listed there in 1790 census. Children included Joseph Jonathan Read, born 1784, Esther Read and Ann Read.

Any information about these Reed families would be appreciated.