Abraham Bradley

January 1756–13 October 1841 (Age 85)
North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Bradley was born in January 1756, in North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Bradley, was 23 and his mother, unknown, was 19. He married Elizabeth Johnson Doolittle on 20 November 1785, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 13 October 1841, in Russell, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Russell, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Abraham Bradley
Elizabeth Johnson Doolittle
Marriage: 20 November 1785
Deacon Lyman Bradley
Mary or Polly Bradley
Sharon Bradley
Harmon Bradley
Marcus Bradley
Esther Bradley
Reuben Bradley
Elizabeth Bradley

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20 November 1785
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


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Age 20

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 20

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 25

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the many places throughout England named Bradley, from Old English brād ‘broad’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2 Scottish: habitational name from Braidlie in Roxburghshire.3 Irish (Ulster): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Brolcháin.

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

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  • Abraham Bradley, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Abraham Bradley, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Abraham Bradley, "United States Census, 1840"

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