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Major Samuel Reading


Original Member, admitted 1783

Major Sam. Reading

Began his service in the Revolutionary War as 1st Lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment NJ Line 28 Oct 1775. Taken prisoner at Three Rivers, Canada 8 Jun 1776 and exchanged Dec 1776. Captain in the 2nd Regiment NJ Line 1 Jan 1777. Major of the 1st Regiment New Jersey Line 27 Dec 1781. Retained and last served in Cumming’s New Jersey Continental Battalion from Apr 1783. Served to 3 Nov 1783. Born in Amwell, NJ on 23 Nov 1752 and died in 1836 or 1838. Colonel in the New Jersey Militia. Married Sarah Gouverneur. [Sources: M; H; (66); (98); (C); “Early Settlers of Ewing and Trenton”, by Cooley, 1883.]