Saturday, November 6, 2010

Surname Saturday - READ (England > MA)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week. I am up to number 129, who is Sarah Read (ca 1736-1809), one of my 5th-great-grandparents. This post starts my 5th great-grandmothers on Surname Saturday! [Note: The 5th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts]

My ancestral line back through five generations of READ families is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4.  Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5.  Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8.  Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9.  Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16.  Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17.  Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

32.  Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)
33.  Abigail Gates (1797-1869)

64.  Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816)
65.  Martha Whitney (1764-1832)

128. Norman Seaver, born about 1734 in Framingham, Middlesex County, MA; died 31 July 1787 in Westminster, Worcester County, MA. He was the son of 256. Robert Seaver and 257. Eunice Rayment. He married 14 March 1755 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, MA.

129.  Sarah Read, born 28 December 1736 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, MA; died before 03 January 1809 in Westminster, Worcester County, MA.
Children of Norman Seaver and Sarah Read are:  Eunice Seaver (1755-1810); Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816); Sarah Seaver (1759-1833); Joseph Seaver (1761-????); Isaac Seaver (1763-????); Ethan Seaver (1765-1823); Daniel Seaver (1767-????); Heman Seaver (1769-1835); Luther Seaver (1771-????); Leafe Seaver (1774-1795); Asahel Reed Seaver (1775-1849); Faitha Seaver (1777-????); Lucinda Seaver (1780-1844).
258. Isaac Read, born 23 February 1703/04 in Sudbury, Middlesex, MA; died 28 May 1780 in Sudbury, Middlesex, MA.  He married  11 February 1729/30 in Sudbury, Middlesex, MA.
259. Experience Willis, born before 10 April 1709 in Sudbury, Middlesex, MA; died 06 August 1787 in Sudbury, Middlesex, MA. She was the daughter of 518. Samuel Willis and 519. Susannah Gleason.

Children of Isaac Read and Experience Willis are: Isaac Read (1731-1759); Jacob Read (1732-1797); Experience Read (1734-????); Sarah Read (1736-1809); Samuel Read (1740-????); Mary Read (1741-1831); Ruth Read (1743-1812); Samuel Read (1745-1780); Lois Read (1747-1814); Eunice Read (1750-????); Asahel Reed (1753-1775).
512. Thomas Read, born 22 May 1678 in Sudbury, Middlesex, MA; died 01 May 1755 in probably Sudbury, Middlesex, MA.  He married  03 March 1701/02 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA.
513. Mary Bigelow, born 12 September 1677 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA; died 21 February 1707/08 in Sudbury, Middlesex, MA. She was the daughter of 1026. Samuel Bigelow and 1027. Mary Flagg.

Children of Thomas Read and Mary Bigelow are: Nathaniel Read (1702-????); Isaac Read (1704-1780); Katherine Read (1707-????).

1024. Thomas Read, born about 1653 in probably Sudbury, Middlesex, MA; died about 1733 in probably Oxford, Worcester, MA.  He married  30 May 1677 in Sudbury, Middlesex, MA.
1025. Mary Goodrich, born 15 December 1650 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT; died 02 October 1724 in Sudbury, Middlesex, MA. She was the daughter of 2050. John Goodrich and 2051. Elizabeth.

Children of Thomas Read and Mary Goodrich are:  Thomas Read (1678-1755); Mary Read (1679-????); Rachel Read (1682-????); Nathaniel Read (1684-????); Elizabeth Read (1687-????); Hannah Read (1689-1691); Joseph Read (1695-1731).

2048. Thomas Read, born before 19 October 1627 in Colchester, Essex, ENGLAND; died 13 September 1701 in Sudbury, Middlesex, MA. He was the son of 4096. Thomas Read and 4097. Rachel. He married  before 1653 in probably ENGLAND.
2049. Katherine, born about 1628 in ENGLAND; died 26 September 1677 in Sudbury, Middlesex, MA.

Child of Thomas Read and Katherine is:  Thomas Read (1653-1733).
 
I'm back on the Seaver side of the Ancestral Name List (Tamura Jones calls it the Ahnenlist, not an Ahnentafel)  and will be for quite awhile. 
 
Any READ cousins reading this blog post?  I would sure like to know what happened to #1024, Thomas Read who married Mary Goodrich!

1 comment:

brendadougallmerriman said...

I wish for all ancient tombstones *everywhere* to rise from the sod and/or return to their original sites, and be reincarnated with full and legible inscriptions. Thank you.