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William Read
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Birth: Apr. 24, 1823
New Castle
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Death: 1884
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA

William Read, first lieutenant of the United States army, born the 24th of April, 1823, at the family mansion, New Castle, Delaware, was baptized on the 4th of April, 1824, at Emmanuel Church, New Castle. He was the son of the Hon. George Read (3d), of Delaware, and Louisa Ridgely Dorsey, his wife. He was appointed from Delaware a cadet at West Point the 1st of July, 1840; promoted to be second brevet lieutenant in the Sixth Infantry; served with distinction in the war with Mexico; was made second lieutenant of the Fifth Infantry in 1846, and first lieutenant of the same regiment in 1847; resigned 21st of July, 1850. He was Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy in the Kentucky Military Institute from 1851 to 1853; assistant examiner of patents at Washington from 1855 to 1861, and a planter in Montgomery County, Maryland, from 1861 until his death in 1884. He married M.E. Beale, the granddaughter of Commodore Truxton, of the United States navy. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Read (1788 - 1836)
  Louisa Ridgeley Dorsey Read (1792 - 1835)
 
 Siblings:
  J Dorsey Read (____ - 1858)*
  Mary Anne Murray Read Martin (1811 - 1857)*
  Mary Anne Read Martin (1812 - 1857)*
  George Read (1812 - 1859)*
  Louisa Gertrude Read Pierce (1814 - 1840)*
  Annie Dorsey Read Reeves (1818 - 1900)*
  Caroline Read French (1820 - 1884)*
  William Read (1823 - 1884)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Immanuel Episcopal Churchyard
New Castle
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
 
Created by: Joseph Lehe
Record added: Feb 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13341427
William Read
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