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The Read Family Home Page

Updated September 5, 2000

Philip Mark Read
12 Northfield Terr.
Clifton, NJ 07013
United States
pread6955@aol.com

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I am researching the Read and Broadhurst lines that emigrated from the silk manufacturing town of Macclesfield, England, in the late 1800s. By 1897, 15,000 people from this one town emigrated to Paterson, New Jersey, to find jobs in the then-flourishing silk mills. Sarah Ann Marsden Read was closely aligned with a Robert and James Barr in those early years in Paterson.William Henry READm. Sarah Ann MARSDENSon: William Marsden Read (came to USA in 1886) b. March 12, 1877, East Macclesfield, England d. August 9, 1959, Paterson, New Jersey m. Harriett Alice BROADHURST (came to USA in 1897) daughter of Henry Broadhurst and Emily Clark b. Sutton, Macclesfield, England, 1880Children: William Marsden Read Jr. b. 1898 Robert Barr Read, b. 1901 Frederick Broadhurst Read, b. 1904 Albert Mitchell Read, b. 1907 Emily Ellen Read, b. 1910 Alice May Read, b. 1919

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