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  • ID: I08032
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 22 DEC 1802 in Readyville, Rutherford County, Tennessee
  • Death: 4 JUN 1878 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee
  • Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee
  • Change Date: 7 FEB 2009
  • Note:
    IGI Individual Record FamilySearchØ International Genealogical Index v5.0North America
    Charles Ready Male
    Birth: 22 DEC 1802 Readyville, Tennessee (Note: Readyville, was inRutherford County when C HAS. was b., now is in Cannon County)
    Spouse: Martha Alvord Strong
    Birth: 18 MAR 1807 Of, , , Tennessee
    Messages: Record submitted by a member of the LDS Church.


    Charles Ready was an American politician and a member of the UnitedStates House of Representa tives for Tennessee's 5th congressionaldistrict. He was born in Readyville in Rutherford Coun ty, now calledCannon County, on December 22, 1802.

    He attended the common schools and graduated from Greeneville College inTennessee. He studie d law, was admitted to the bar in 1825, and commencedpractice in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. I n 1835, he was a member of theTennessee House of Representatives.

    He was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and re-elected as amember of the Americ an Party to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifthCongresses. He served from March 4, 1853 to Mar ch 3, 1859. He was anunsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1858 to the Thirty-sixthCongre ss. He resumed the practice of law and died in Murfreesboro,Tennessee on June 4, 1878. He wa s interred in Evergreen Cemetery.
    History and Government Congressional Biographies Tennessee

    READY, Charles (1802-1878)

    READY, Charles, (uncle of William T. Haskell), a Representative fromTennessee; born in Readyv ille, Rutherford (now Cannon) County, Tenn.,December 22, 1802; attended the common schools an d was graduated fromGreeneville (Tenn.) College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced practice in Murfreesboro, Tenn.; member of the state houseof representatives i n 1835; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-thirdCongress and reelected as an American Party cand idate to theThirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1859);unsuccess ful candidate for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixthCongress; resumed the practice of law ; died in Murfreesboro, RutherfordCounty, Tenn., June 4, 1878; interment in Evergreen Cemeter y.

    PORTRAIT - CHARLES READY (National Society of Colonial Dames of Americanin Tennessee & Tenne ssee State Museum Foundation)


    Ready, Charles
    Artist: Conley, Sara Ward
    Date Created: ca. 1925
    Owner/Location: Private Collection
    Frame Dimensions: 38 X 44
    Image Dimensions: 34 1/2 X 27 1/2
    Materials/Media: oil on canvas
    Date Documented: 11/3/2004
    Condition: Good

    Description: Three-quarter, right-facing man with a gold-topped cane inleft hand. (He never w ent our without wearing gloves.) A red draperycolumn is visible behind him, and the frame mat ches that on his wife'sportrait.
    History of Work: Copied by Sara Ward Conley from an original. Conley, anart teacher, lived o n West End Avenue two doors from former Governor'smansion (now razed) and across from Vanderb ilt University.

    Notes: Subject was a congressman in Washington and was born December 22,1802 in Readyville, V A and died June 4, 1875 in Murfreesboro, TN. He wasmarried to Martha Alvoid Strong on May 19 , 1825 in Knoxville, TN. (Vol. 2p. 207 of marriage records)
    1850 United States Federal Census Record
    Name: Charles Ready
    Age: 47 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1803
    Birth Place: Tennessee
    Gender: Male
    Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee
    READY, CHARLES age 47 occ: Lawyer b. TN (all b. TN) v-$2000
    READY, MARTHA age 43
    READY, CHARLES E age 19
    READY, AARON F age 15 occ: Clerk
    READY, MARTHA O age 19
    READY, ALICE C/E? age 7
    READY, ELLA age 2
    1860 United States Federal Census Record
    Name: Ellice Ready
    Age: 13 Birth Year: abt 1847
    Birthplace: Te
    Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee
    Gender: Female
    Post Office: Murfreesboro
    Charles Ready age 58 occ: Lawyer b. TN (all in family b. TN)v-$50,300/52,850
    M A Ready age (f) 53
    Harris Ready age (m) 22 occ: Student
    M O Ready (f) age 19
    C A Ready (f) age 17
    Ellice Ready age 13
    1870 United States Federal Census Record
    Name: Ella Ready
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
    Age: 20 Birthplace: Tennessee
    Murfreesboro Ward 2, Rutherford, Tennessee
    Race: White Gender: Female
    Post Office: Murfreesboro
    READY, CHARLES age 68 occ: Lawyer b. TN v-$50,000/600
    READY, MARTHA age 63 b. TN
    READY, ELLA age 20 b. TN
    MORGAN, MARTHA age 28 b. TN
    MORGAN, JOHNY age 5 b. TN
    (large household)

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    ID: I117779
    Name: Charles Ready , Congressman
    Sex: M
    Birth: 1802
    Death: 1878

    Father: Charles Ready b: 1 APR 1770 in Salisbury, Maryland
    Mother: Mary Palmer b: 1773 in North Carolina

    Marriage 1 Martha Strong b: 1807
    Mary Ready b: ABT 1828
    Charles Edmond Ready b: 11 DEC 1830
    Joseph Strong Ready b: 15 FEB 1833
    Martha Mattie Ready b: 22 JUN 1840 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    Alice Ready b: 9 NOV 1842
    Ella Love Ready b: 10 OCT 1847
    Aaron F. Ready b: 24 FEB 1865
    Horace Ready b: ABT 1868

    Father: CHARLES READY b: 1 APR 1770 in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland
    Mother: MARY PALMER b: ABT. 1773 in North Carolina

    Marriage 1 MARTHA ALVOID STRONG b: ABT. 1807 in Tennessee
    • Married: 19 MAY 1825 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
    1. Has Children ELLA LOVE READY b: 10 OCT 1847 in Rutherford County, Tennessee
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