Ethelbert Bradford

16 July 1791–27 September 1843 (Age 52)
Turner, Androscoggin, Maine, United States

The Life of Ethelbert

When Ethelbert Bradford was born on 16 July 1791, in Turner, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, his father, Jesse Bradford, was 33 and his mother, Judith Weston, was 28. He married Abigail Tirrell on 23 May 1817, in Minot, Androscoggin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He died on 27 September 1843, in his hometown, at the age of 52, and was buried in Upper Street Cemetery, Turner, Androscoggin, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ethelbert Bradford
Abigail Tirrell
Marriage: 23 May 1817
Lucy Greenwood Bradford
Horatio Bradford
Camilla S. Bradford
Judith Bradford
Abigail Bradford
Louisa Bradford

Spouse and Children

23 May 1817
Minot, Androscoggin, Maine, United States


    Lucy Greenwood Bradford


    Horatio Bradford


    Camilla S. Bradford


    Judith Bradford


    Abigail Bradford


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 13

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

Age 17

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ethelbert Bradford in entry for Abagail, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Ethelbart Bradford, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Ethelbert Bradford in entry for Pamelia H Bradford, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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