The Reads in Kentucky and Virginia


Being a compilation of Reads/Reeds/Reids/Rieds/Reades found in 

tithables and tax lists from the earliest records through 1800

and including marriages and other records



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     The purpose of this site is to provide a master list of Reads with various spellings who lived in Kentucky and Virginia during this time period.  It is based on information I have collected over the years -- and continue to collect -- in researching my family.  

     This site is very much a work in progress.   If you have names gleaned from tithables, tax lists, and other records which are not present in these pages, please forward them to me and I will be happy to include them.

     Please contact me at kyvaread at with any questions or new information.

                                Steve Read





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This page was last updated October 5, 2009