Married 13 Dec 1753. In a transcription extracted From
History of the Town of Westford in the County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, says Thomas READ, Tertius.
Where is Tertius?
Many online trees show Thomas' parents as Samuel Read & Abigail Cummings, which I took to be correct.
However - Family Search Collection:
Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital, and Towns Records, 1579-2001, Middlesex > Westford > Deaths 1701-1873
Father of Stephen, Abigail....thru Susanna
Thomas is shown as Thomas 3rd and as Thomas Junr. (original handwritten image)
This throws a wrench into what I thought I understood, as this indicates that Thomas' father is not Samuel, but rather a Thomas.
Anybody else researching this line?