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George Read, II

Birthdate:
Birthplace: New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware
Death: Died in New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware
Place of Burial: Immanuel Church, New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware
Immediate Family:

Son of George Read, Signer of "The Declaration of Independence", Signer of the US Constitution and Gertrude Read
Husband of Mary Read
Father of George Read, 3rd; William Thompson Read; Gunning Bedford Read; Charles D'Happert Read; John Dickinson Read and 2 others
Brother of William Read; John Read and Isabelle Mariah Read, of Philadelphia

Occupation: Lawyer, banker
Managed by: Marsha Gail Veazey
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About George Read, II

U.S. Attorney of Delaware 1789-1836.

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http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/ledger/students/7821

George Read, Jr. was born the oldest son to the signer of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, George Read Sr. He studied law with his father before serving as a U.S. District Attorney for Delaware from 1789-1836. In 1797, George Read Jr. began construction on a family residence adjacent to his father’s home on the Strand in New Castle, DE, which would be the largest home in Delaware at the time of its completion. The mansion, constructed in the Philadelphian Federal Style, had no expense spared throughout its 14,000 square feet, and was noted for its luxuries and elements of technologically innovative design. The Read family began residence in 1803, and here George lived until his death in 1836.

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George Read, II's Timeline

1765
August 29, 1765
New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware
1778
June 4, 1778
Age 12
New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware, United States
1792
August 22, 1792
Age 26
Read mansion, New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware
1795
February 1, 1795
Age 29
New Castle County, Delaware
1800
September 1800
Age 35
1803
December 1803
Age 38
1836
September 3, 1836
Age 71
New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware
1836
Age 70
Immanuel Church, New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware
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