Generation No. 1
1. RHESA WALKER5 READ (MARTIN I.4, RHESA3, JESSE2 REED, HARMON1)
was born 30 Dec 1836 in Canton,
Alabama, and died 02 Aug 1909 in Texarkana, Texas. He married ELIZABETH
JANE KIMBELL 16 Nov 1859 in
DeKalb, Texas. She was born 23 Jul 1843 in DeKalb, Republic of Texas,
and died 08 Feb 1920 in Texarkana,
Notes for RHESA WALKER READ:
Graduate of Tulane University (known as Louisiana College at that
time) in 1856.
Graduated from Medical Department of University of Pennsylvania in
Confirmed as Surgeon with the 29th Texas Cavalry on February 2, 1864,
accepted confirmation on July 5, 1864
with date of rank being June 2, 1863.
More About RHESA WALKER READ:
Burial: Read Hill Cemetery, Bowie County, Texas
Military service: Bet. 19 Jul 1862 - Apr 1865, 29th Texas Cavalry,
More About ELIZABETH JANE KIMBELL:
Education: McKenzie College, Clarksville, Texas
Living In:: 1860, Bowie County, Texas
Children of RHESA READ and ELIZABETH KIMBELL are:
i. SARA ETHEL6 READ, b. 30 Nov 1862, DeKalb, Texas; d. 17 Sep 1934,
Bryan, Texas; m. 1893, Texarkana,
ii. ADA CAROLINE READ, b. 10 Aug 1867, DeKalb, Texas; d. 25 Jun 1955,
Austin, Texas; m. 11 Sep 1889,
More About ADA CAROLINE READ:
Burial: 27 Jun 1955, Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Texas
Education: 1884, Graduated as Veledictorian from Sam Houston Normal
School, Huntsville, Texas
iii. ALBERT CHISHOLM READ, b. 1869, DeKalb, Texas; d. 1926, Little
Rock, Arkansas; m. 1895.
iv. WILLIAM KIMBELL READ, b. 11 Mar 1871, New Boston, Texas; d. 25
Mar 1930, Texarkana, Texas; m.
More About WILLIAM KIMBELL READ:
Education: University of Virginia
Occupation: Medical Doctor
v. EUGENIA ELIZABETH READ, b. 15 Feb 1874, New Boston, Texas; d.
Jun 1969, Austin, Texas; m. 23 Dec
vi. MARY WALKER READ, b. 1876, Texas; d. 1941, Huntsville, Texas;
vii. EUNICE READ, b. Abt. Nov 1879, Texas.