William Bradley

Male1741–1 June 1816

Brief Life History of William

When William Bradley was born in 1741, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Daniel Bradley, was 31 and his mother, Abigail Hand, was 29. He married Lucretia Gates on 12 December 1764, in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 1 June 1816, in Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Center Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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William Bradley
Sarah Austin
Marriage: about 1771
Daniel Bradley
Joseph Bradley
Sally Bradley
Deadamia Bradley
Betsey Bradley
Leman W Bradley
Sophia Bradley
Ruth Bradley

Sources (4)

  • William in entry for Sarah Bradley, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • William Bradley, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    about 1771Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)

    1751 · County lin change

    Age 10

    Hartford County to Litchfield County


    Age 35

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 35

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the many places throughout England named Bradley, from Old English brād ‘broad’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    Scottish: habitational name from Braidlie in Roxburghshire.

    Irish (Ulster): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Brolcháin ‘descendant of Brolacháin’, a diminutive of the personal name Brólach, compare Brawley . This was a learned family.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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