James Read , 1765–1803 (aged 38 years)
ID: I15498 Name: James READ Sex: M Birth: ABT 1765 in of,Prince Edward,VA,by 1800 Death: ABT 1803 in ,Logan,KY Note: !Clan genealogist 2 august 2005 visit to clan Forsyth genealogist Eddie Forsyth in Lockport NY 54 Beattie Ave, his library from 47 year sof research; prince Edward Co. Book 2 page 1422 or page 63; My Forsythe SAGA Supplement #1 etc by Phil Wheeler 17 aug 1979; Philip Wheeler was from 1971 Ontario Calif;
Marriage 1 Elizabeth SHEPPARDSON b: 1776/1784 in of,Prince Edward,VA,by 1800 Married: 13 OCT 1800 in ,Prince Edward,VA,bond date
James Read was born about 1785 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. and died before 11 January 1834 in probably Butler County, Kentucky. (J. L. Lamken says, "A James Read died in Logan County, Kentucky in 1803 and there is an order for the division of the estate in October 1805 and January 1806. There was also a James Read listed in the 1810 Butler County census.) He married on 13 October 1800 in Prince Edward County, Elizabeth "Betsy" Shepperson. She was born about 1780 in probably Prince Edward County, Virginia and died after 19 March 1830 in Butler County, Kentucky. James Read's will was probated on 11 January 1811 at McCulley, Logan County, Kentucky, but his spouse remarried in 1805, so his death was before that event. Francis Porter was appointed guardian for his son, Degrafton Read. But note that there is some doubt about the death date. James Read was buried in the Caney Fork Cemetery- Read Cemetery near Berry, South Lick, Butler County, Kentucky. . . Was one an uncle (brother of Moses) and which one was the husband of Betsy Shepperson?" J. L. Lamken says, "I believe she [Elizabeth (Shepperson) Read] might have been married to Moses A. Read's brother, James Read. There is the issue of the oft cited death date for James Read (the son) and the probate of his will. I also wonder why Degrafton Read had a guardian if his mother was still alive?"