Born: No­vem­ber 16, 1757, At­tle­bo­ro, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: De­cem­ber 4, 1836, New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Buried: Grove Street Ce­me­te­ry, New Haven, Con­nec­ti­cut.


Daniel was the son of Dan­i­el and Ma­ry Read, and hus­band of Je­ru­sha Sher­man.

Little is known of his ear­ly life, but he was com­pos­ing by age 17, and worked as a comb mak­er.

He moved to New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut, in 1782, where he man­ag­ed a gen­er­al store and gave sing­ing les­sons. He wrote most of his mu­sic in the 1780’s and 1790’s.

His works in­clude:

  1. Bartimaeus
  2. Lisbon
  3. Windham
  4. Sherburne
  5. Winter