Abial Bradford

Male2 May 1833–30 October 1852

Brief Life History of Abial

When Abial Bradford was born on 2 May 1833, in Crown Point, Crown Point, Essex, New York, United States, his father, Enos Bradford, was 26 and his mother, Mary R. Smith, was 27. He died on 30 October 1852, in Crown Point, Crown Point, Essex, New York, United States, at the age of 19, and was buried in Deerhead Cemetery, Lewis, Essex, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Enos Bradford
1807–1883
Mary R. Smith
1805–1840
Mary Jane Bradford
1831–1898
Abial Bradford
1833–1852
Olive Bradford
1836–1865
Arvilla M. Bradford
1839–1867

Sources (3)

  • Vial Bradford in household of Enos Bradford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abial Bradford, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Abial Bradford, "New York, Cemetery Abstracts, 1800-1965"

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Siblings (4)

World Events (2)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1846

Age 13

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places, large and small, called Bradford; in particular the city in Yorkshire, which originally rose to prosperity as a wool town. There are others in Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Greater Manchester, Norfolk, Somerset, Cheshire, Wiltshire and elsewhere. They are all named with Old English brād ‘broad’ + ford ‘ford’.

History: This name was brought independently to North American by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. William Bradford (1590–1657), born in Austerfield in South Yorkshire, England, the son of a yeoman farmer, was among the Pilgrim Fathers who emigrated to North America on the Mayflower in 1620. He was a signer of the Mayflower Compact and in 1621 he was elected governor of Plymouth colony, being re-elected thirty times. Another William Bradford (1663–1752), printer, came from Barnwell, Leicestershire, England, to Philadelphia, PA, in 1685, subsequently moving to New York, where he set up a printing press and founded a paper mill. His grandson, also called William Bradford (1721–91), was known as ‘the patriot printer’, famous for his Philadelphia newspaper, which among other things denounced the Stamp Act, "which no American can mention without abhorrence".

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

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