John Read

John Read

Birth
New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death 13 Jul 1854 (aged 84)
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Read Vault.
Memorial ID 58853340 · View Source
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He was the son of George Reed and Gertrude Ross Read. On June 25, 1796 as John Read, he married Martha Meredith at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine Volume 36, January-June 1910
He married Martha Meredith in 1797 and was Senator from Pennsylvania for many years. He had also a daughter, Mary, who married Colonel Matthew Pearce of Cecil County, Maryland.

Trenton State Gazette Friday, July 21, 1854
The departure from among us of so venerable and estimable a person as the late John Read Esq., calls for some tribute to his memory. Mr. Read’s family was of Delaware and is represented among the signers of the declaration of Independence, by George Read of that state. He finished his studies at Princeton College and graduated in the class of 1787. For a long term of years, he was President of the Bank of Philadelphia and upon his resignation of that post retired to Trenton, where he breathed his last, on the 13th instant, in the eighty-fifth year of his age. Mr. Read was for many years in the Councils of Philadelphia and at a period where none but the most respected citizens were elected to that body. His love of reading was a source of great amusement to the last. He was conversant with general history and was fond of examining the geographical and historical connexions of passing events in the world. A number of his comments on these studies have appeared at different times in the State Gazette. The relief which such pursuits furnished him in the infirmities and afflictions of his protracted years, is an admirable example of the advantages of the continued cultivation of the mind. Mr. Read was a sincere, uniform, modest Christian looking beyond the mere forms and rites of religion as the definition of Christianity, but carefully conforming to what he conscientiously received as the truth.


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