Bradford Bliven

20 June 1806–31 May 1885 (Age 79)
Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Bradford

When Bradford Bliven was born on 20 June 1806, in Rhode Island, United States, his father, Judge William Barton Bliven, was 28 and his mother, Amey Taylor, was 25. He married Anna James Barber on 21 February 1833. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 31 May 1885, at the age of 78, and was buried in River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bradford Bliven
Anna James Barber
Marriage: 21 February 1833
Frank Benjamin Bliven
Phebe Anna Bliven
Mary Maria Bliven
Courtland Bradford Bliven

Spouse and Children

21 February 1833


    Frank Benjamin Bliven


    Phebe Anna Bliven



    Courtland Bradford Bliven


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 5

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 24

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Welsh: variant of Blevins .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Bradford Bliven, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Bradford Bliven, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Bradford Bliven, "United States Census, 1870"

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