Biography of E. R. Read
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Read, E. R., was born in Attleborough, October 30, 1827. His father, Elijah R. Read, was also a native of Attleborough, and the family trace their descent from Nathan Read of Rehoboth. Elijah R. married Lucinda Carpenter and through life was a contractor and builder and deputy sheriff for eighteen years; he died in 1879, in his seventy seventh year. E. R. Read was educated in Attleborough and followed the sea for five years; was engaged in contracting and building for thirty years; and at the present time is engaged in the insurance business. In 1852 he married Harriet A. Thurber, who died in 1857; later he married Lydia E. Lee, who died in 1861; then he married Ellen E. Colber. In 1861 Mr. Read enlisted in Co. I, 24th Mass., and took part in the Burnside expedition, siege of Fort Wagner, and was under General Grant in the Army of the James. He received an honorable discharge in 1864, but remained until the close of the war, then returned to Attleborough. Mr. Read is one of the self made men of his town, serving as deputy sheriff eight years, justice of the peace, secretary of the Attleborough Fire Insurance Co., and has ever advanced the best interests of his town and townspeople.

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Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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