- He was an early settler of Reading, Mass., appearing on a list of early settlers (1640-1700).
Savage says: HANANIAH, Reading, s perhaps eldest, of Thomas of the same, m. 30 Sept. 1663, Elizabeth d. I presume of Nicholas Brown, wh. ten yrs. aft. made him an overseer of his will, had John, b. 3 Aug. 1664; Samuel, 24 Oct. 1666; Elizabeth June 1668; Sarah, 20 Feb. 1672, d. next yr.; Hananiah, 2 Nov. 1674, d. in few mos.; Ebenezer, 13 Feb. 1676; Hananiah, again, 30 Apr. 1681, d. in few mos.; and Mary. He was freem. 1679; lost his w. 27 Feb. 1698; and m. 12 Dec. 1700 sec. w. Mary, d. of William Barsham, and wid. of deac. John Bright, who surv. him, and he d. 10 Mar. 1724, aged 85. [2, 4]