William Bradley

1741–1 June 1816 (Age 75)
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

William Bradley
1741–1816
Sarah Austin
1750–1835
Marriage: about 1771
Daniel Bradley
1776–1840
Joseph Bradley
1791–1845
Sally Bradley
1777–1832
Deadamia Bradley
1781–1828
Betsey Bradley
1782–1850
Leman W Bradley
1782–1867
Sophia Bradley
1783–1827
Ruth Bradley
1789–1846

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1771Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1751 · County lin change
    Age 10
    Hartford County to Litchfield County
    1776
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Bradly
    Brawley
    Broadley

    Sources (4)

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

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