Person:Oliver Reed (4)

m. Aft 13 Apr 1779
  1. Oliver Reed1779 - 1839
  2. Abigail Reed1780 -
  3. Patty Reed1782 -
  4. Lucy Reed1785 -
  5. Richard Reed1789 - 1790
m. 21 Dec 1809
  1. James Wilson Reed1814 - 1815
  2. Catherine Fletcher Reed1816 -
  3. James Oliver Reed1819 -
  4. Harriet J. Reed1821 - 1907
  5. Hannah W. Reed1824 -
Facts and Events
Name[2] Oliver Reed
Gender Male
Birth[1] 25 Jul 1779 Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 21 Dec 1809 Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Letty Wilson
Death[3][4] 13 Apr 1839 Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  1. Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital records of Westford, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849. (Salem, Mass: Essex Institute, 1915)
    p. 95.

    READ, Oliver, s. Oliver and Abigil, [born] July 25, 1779.

  2. Stearns, Ezra S.; William F. Whitcher; and Edward Everett Parker. Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation. (New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1908)
    Vol. 3, p. 1462.

    [This source is sparse on details or evidence on this generation, but shows ...]
    Oliver, s/o Oliver and Abigail Read, b. 1779, father of James Oliver Read, b. Townsend 1819.

  3. Hallowell, Henry C; Caroline Lewis Kardell; and Lee K Kugler. Vital records of Townsend, Massachusetts: town records to 1850 with marriage intentions to 1873 and cemetery inscriptions. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992, c1992)
    p. 382.

    REED, Oliver, [died] Apr. 13, 1839, a. 59 y.
    [From "New Cemetery Records". Birth about 1780.]

  4. FHL film 0421500, in Massachusetts. Probate Court (Middlesex County). Probate records, 1648-1924. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1964-1967)
    Case 18582 "Oliver Reed 1839".

    7 May 1839: "Letty Reed of Townsend in said county widow Respectfully represents That Oliver Reed - tanner - who last dwelt in Townsend ... within three months last, died intestate... that your Petitioner is his widow" and desires to be appointed adm'x. Approved.
    30 May 1839: Inventory of "Estate of Oliver Reed late of Townsend in the County of Middlesex Deceased"
    4 Jun 1839: admin'x made oath to inventory of $3560 real and $7486.84 & also $49 personal.
    4 Jun 1839: Petition of Letty Read "was the lawful wife of the said deceased at the time of his death, and is now his widow and is entitled to a reasonable allowance".
    5 Nov 1839: Petition of Letty Read for dower. Given 10 Dec 1839
    1 Sep 1840: Account of administratrix. Endorsed: "We the subscribers Catharine F. Reed Heir at Law of the Estate of Oliver Reed Late of Townsend in the County of Middlesex Tanner deceased intestate and Warren Wilson Guardian of James O Reed Harriet J Reed and Hannah W Reed minors and heirs at Law of said Estate ... have no objection to the same being allowed."

    Also from Case 18583 "James O. Read & al 1839"
    17 May 1839: "James O. Read, a Minor above the age of fourteen years, son of Oliver Read, late of Townsend in the County of Middlesex, deceased ... made choice of Warren Wilson, Tanner of Middland Village in said County of Middlesex to be his guardian".
    17 May 1839: "Harriet J. Read & Hannah W. Read, minors above the age of fourteen years, daughters of Oliver read, late of Townsend in the county of Middlesex, deceased, ... made choice of Warren Wilson, tanner of Middlann[?] village in said county of Middlesex to be their Guardian.
    4 Jun 1839: bond of Warren Wilson of Chelsmford.

  5.   Sawtelle, Ithamar Bard. History of the town of Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from the grant of Hathorn's Farm, 1676-1878. (I.B. Sawtelle, 1878 (Fitchburg [Mass.] : Blanchard & Brown))
    p. 253.

    Oliver Read bought a tannery in Townsend from John Jewett in 1808.