If anyone has information regarding the parents of William READING & Mary LACY, please contact me.

The father of William READING may be a George READING (b. around ca. 1778) of Hunterdon Co., NJ; however, I have not yet seen proof.

(1) William READING, b. unknown (probably about ca. 1800) probably in Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. unknown probably in Bucks Co., PA; m. to Mary LACY (b. unknown); they resided near New Hope, Solebury Twsp., Bucks Co., PA; their children:

        i. Charles H., b. 20 Feb 1823, d. 7 Apr 1905, m. Elizabeth A. HORNING;
[2]    ii. George W., b. 20 Feb 1823, d. 30 Nov 1905, m. Jane Elizabeth CARKHUFF.

1823 - 1905
(2) George W. READING, b. 20 Feb 1823 probably near New Hope, Solebury Twsp., Bucks Co., PA, d. 30 Nov 1905 near Lambertville, West Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ; m. to Jane Elizabeth CARKHUFF (b. Jul 1826, d. after 1900; daughter of Samuel M. CARKHUFF & Elsey CLICKENGER); they resided near Lambertville, West Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ; their children:

        i. Mary E., b. 6 Mar 1847, d. 15 Feb 1923, 
		m. Samuel HIGGINS; 
       ii. Alice A., b. 1851, m. Thomas GOOD; 
      iii. Henrietta, b. 1853; 
       iv. Elen, b. 1855; 
[#3]    v. Sarah E. Thatcher, b. 18 Apr 1857, d. 13 Nov 1942, 
		m. Winfield Scott POULSON; 
       vi. Charles R., b. about May 1861, d. Mar 1925, m. 1st 
		Anna A. THATCHER, m. 2nd Elsie DELPHO; 
      vii. John, b. about Sep 1863; 
     viii. Cornelia A., b. about Feb 1867, m. Mahlon SMITH; 
       ix. Martha M., b. 5 Mar 1869, d. 17 Jul 1936, 
		m. Britton HIGGINS. 

(3) Sarah E. Thatcher READING, b. 18 Apr 1857 in Delaware Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. 13 Nov 1942 in Trenton, Mercer Co., NJ; burial: Riverview Cemetery; m., 16 Jan 1879 in Grover (Headquarters), Hunterdon Co., NJ, to Winfield Scott POULSON (b. 18 Jul 1851, d. 28 Jan 1940).

Continued on my POULSON Family Page.


  1. Adams, H. W. "Queries: Reading, Carkhuff". The New Jersey Genesis, vol. 7, no. 2, 1960, page 264.

  2. Carkhuff, Roxanne K. Written communications, 10 February 1992 to 22 March 1992.

  3. Leach, Josiah G. Genealogical and Biographical Memorials of the Reading, Howell, Yerkes, Watts, Latham, and Elkins Families, J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, PA, 1898, 286 pages.

  4. Leland, Nora J. Written communication, 1 July 1992.

  5. Morris, Carol R. Written communications, 1 September 1994 to 28 September 2000, and 4-16 May 2007.

  6. Poulson, Sarah T. Her death certificate, 13 November 1942.

  7. Reading, George W. His death record in the Lambertville city death records book, 30 November 1905.

  8. Reading, George W. Notice of his death in Trenton Times, 13 December 1905.

  9. Rynearson, Arthur P. Written communication, 3 March 1981.

  10. U. S. Census, 1830, Solebury Twsp., Bucks Co., PA.

  11. U. S. Census, 1850, Readington Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ.

  12. U. S. Census, 1860, Delaware Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ.

  13. U. S. Census, 1870, Lambertville, West Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ.

  14. U. S. Census, 1880, North Delaware District, Hunterdon Co., NJ.

  15. U. S. Census, 1900, Flemington area, East Raritan Election District, Hunterdon Co., NJ.



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