GENERATION 10

GENERATION 9

JOSIAH READ
born:         -1640Dorchester, MA
marr:11-04-1666Dorchester, MA
died:07-03-1717Norwich, CT
father: 
mother: 
 
GRACE HOLLOWAY
born:10-02-1642Calne, ENG
marr:11-04-1666Dorchester, MA
died:05-09-1727Norwich, CT
father:WILLIAM HOLLOWAY
mother:GRACE



Biography

The book, William Holloway of Taunton, Mass., in 1637, and His Descendants, 1586-1949, says, "GRACE, daughter of William Holloway of Marshfield, Massachusetts, married Josiah 'Reed' and lived in Norwich, Connecticut."

JOSIAH READ was one of the 35 original proprietors of Norwich, New London, CT. He and his wife, GRACE HOLLOWAY are the grandparents of Deborah Reed, wife of Benjamin Franklin.

There is much controversy about the exact number of original proprietors. Although it is supposed that there were 35, early records show 38 names on the original Town Plat. In 1659, settlers in Saybrook petitioned the Connecticut Court for permission to settle at Norwich (then called the Mohegan Petition). No records were made at the time of the settlement. Later, in order to comply with English law, a list of the original proprietors was constructed.

The Leffingwell House Museum recognizes 35 settlers for qualification as a Member by Descent. This list of names follows:

35 original Proprietors

      Dea. Thomas Adgate
Robert Allyn
William Backus, Sr.
Lt. William Backus, Jr.
John Baldwin
Dea. Thomas Bingham
John Birchard
Thomas Bliss
Morgan Bowers
John Bradford
Hugh Caulkins
John Caulkins
      Richard Edgerton
Rev. James Fitch
John Gager
Lt. Francis Griswold
Thomas Howard
Christopher Huntington
Dea. Simon Huntington
Samuel Hyde
William Hyde
Lt. Thomas Leffingwell
Maj. John Mason
Dr. John Olmstead
      John Pease
John Post
Thomas Post
JOSIAH REED
John Reynolds
Jonathon Royce
Rev. Nehemiah Smith
Sgt. John Tracy
Lt. Thomas Tracy
Robert Wade
Sgt. Thomas Waterman
 

 

Children

  born marr died
Josiah
  wife Elizabeth Armsden
04-16-1668     
02-02-1676/77
                 
06-03-1697     
01-19-1751/52
05-23-1749     
William 04-    -1670                         
Elizabeth
  husband William Brewster
         -1672     
                 
 
01-08-1692     
03-11-1692     
 
EXPERIENCE READ
  husband SHADRACH LANPHEAR
02-27-1675/76
         -1671     
 
06-15-1697     
 
01-29-1727/28
John 08-15-1679                 -1768     
Joseph 03-12-1680/81    
Susannah 09-20-1685         
Hannah 07-    -1688         


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