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Residents of Hobcaw Plantation, near Charleston, S.C.; Jacob Read was the husband of Catherine Read, brother of William Reed (1754-1845) and brother-in-law of Charles Ludlow; Catherine Read was sister of Elizabeth Ludlow, sister-in-law of Charles Ludlow and aunt of Polly Clarkson.

From the description of Read family papers 1724-1843; (bulk, 1786-1815). (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 40992122

The Read family was outstanding in the accomplishments and activities of its members. John Read, was a land owner and was progenitor of the American branch of the family. His son, George Read was a lawyer and was active in the cause of American independence. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and served as president of the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1778. His son, John Read was also a lawyer and was deeply involved in several Philadelphia banking firms. John Merideth Read was a lawyer and served as Pennsylvania Attorney General and was a judge on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He was the son of John Read and grandson of George Read. John Merideth Read, Jr. was also a lawyer. He served as New York State Adjutant General from January to August, 1861 and was American consul general at Paris, 1869-1873. He was also minister resident to Greece, 1873 to 1876. His son, Harmon Pumpelly Read was a genealogist and an expert in heraldry. He was active in the Royal Geographical Society and the Sons of the American Revolution. He was a resident of Albany, N.Y. and was active in many local affairs. Harmon's brother, John Merideth Read, III was an artist and rare book collector. He studied art under Dumaresque and dabbled in the occult. He eventually married the Countess Alix de Foras of France.

From the description of Papers, 1692-1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122486873

Thomas Buchanan Read was a poet, a portrait and history painter, and sometime sculptor, and worked in the U.S. and abroad.

From the description of Read family papers, 1848-1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122454400

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creatorOf Read family. Read family papers, 1848-1935. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Read family. Papers, 1692-1942. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Read family. Read family papers 1724-1843; (bulk, 1786-1815). University of South Carolina, University Libraries
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Relation Name
associatedWith Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902. person
associatedWith Brockholls, Susanna person
associatedWith Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900. person
associatedWith Clarkson, Polly. person
associatedWith Fosdick, W. W. (William Whiteman), 1825-1862. person
associatedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. person
associatedWith Hosmer, Harriet. person
associatedWith Knaus, Ludwig, 1829-1910. person
associatedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. person
associatedWith Ludlow, Charles. person
associatedWith Ludlow, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith New York (State). Adjutant General. corporateBody
associatedWith Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873. person
correspondedWith Read, Catherine person
associatedWith Read, George, 1733-1798. person
associatedWith Read, Harmon Pumpelly, b.1860. person
associatedWith Read, Harriet Denison Butler, 1837-1935. person
correspondedWith Read, Jacob, 1752-1816 person
associatedWith Read, John. person
associatedWith Read, John, 1769-1854. person
associatedWith Read, John Merideth, 1797-1874. person
associatedWith Read, John Merideth, 3rd., b.1869. person
associatedWith Read, John Merideth, Jr., 1837-1896. person
associatedWith Read, Mary Alice, 1845-1870. person
associatedWith Read, Mary Pratt, 1818-1855. person
associatedWith Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. person
associatedWith Reed family. family
associatedWith Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900. person
associatedWith Rogers, Randolph, 1825-1892. person
associatedWith Sartain, John, 1808-1897. person
associatedWith Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888. person
associatedWith Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. person
associatedWith Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895. person
associatedWith Van Horn family family
associatedWith Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Albany (N.Y.)
United States
New York (State)--New York
Charleston (S.C.)
New york
South Carolina--Charleston
Descendent's estates
Portrait painters
Banks and banking
Diplomatic and consular service, American


Active 1848

Active 1935

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