Benjamin Bradford

22 March 1768–12 December 1843 (Age 75)
Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Bradford was born on 22 March 1768, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, William Bradford Sr., was 49 and his mother, Mary Martha Warren, was 48. He married Ruby Allen on 14 February 1798, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He died on 12 December 1843, at the age of 75, and was buried in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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Benjamin Bradford
1768–1843
Ruby Allen
1769–1847
Marriage: 14 February 1798
Maria Bradford
1798–1799
Emily Bradford
1801–1878
Keziah Bradford
1805–
Saphronia Bradford
1807–1881

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 February 1798
Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States
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World Events (8)

1776

Age 8

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 13

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 20

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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)

  • Benjamin in entry for Maria Bradford, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Benjamin in entry for Kezia Bradford, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Benjamin in entry for Maria Bradford, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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