Benjamin Bradford

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

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Bradford was born on 22 March 1768, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, William Bradford, was 49 and his mother, Mary Martha Warren, was 32. 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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Family Time Line

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 1798Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    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

    (1997: 17380;2007: 39646; 2010: 54015)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.

    Possible Related Names

    Braford
    Brafford

    Sources (17)

    • Benjamin Bradford, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Benjamin Lt. Bradford, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
    • Benjamin in entry for Maria Bradford, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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