Archibald Read


Person Record Title
Archibald Read
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Biographical Description
Archibald Read was the son of the Rev. Israel Read. He grew up in the 18th century in Bound Brook, NJ, where his father was the pastor of the Presbyterian Church for many years. He and his brother Thomas inherited a man named Tony from the pastor's estate and sold Tony several years later in 1798. The sale took place in New Brunswick, NJ, but Archibald did not personally appear to sign the sale documents. He may have moved away from the area by this time.

His family name is variously spelled Read or Reed in historical documents.
Place of Significance
Bound Brook
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Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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Items with "Enslaver: Archibald Read"
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1785-12-01 Will (of Israel Read): Tony, Isabel, Jean Event
1798-04-24 Sale: Tony Event
Items with "Parent of: Archibald Read"
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Israel Read (d. 1793) Agent
Items with "Sibling of: Archibald Read"
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Mary Read Powers (1755-1819) Agent
Thomas Read Agent
Items with "Enslaved by: Archibald Read"
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Tony Agent