Otis Bradford

1801–18 July 1889 (Age 88)
Springfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life of Otis

When Otis Bradford was born in 1801, in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States, his father, Simeon Bradford, was 41 and his mother, Polly Smith, was 36. He married Harriet Spaulding in 1827, in Crown Point, Crown Point, Essex, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1870. He died on 18 July 1889, in Crown Point, Crown Point, Essex, New York, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Crown Point Center, Crown Point, Essex, New York, United States.

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Otis Bradford
Harriet Spaulding
Marriage: 1827
Loyal Bradford
Wesley Bradford
Clarissa A Bradford
Julia Ann Bradford
Chauncy Bradford
Truman Seymour Bradford
Harriet Clarissa Bradford
Charles Alpheris Bradford

Spouse and Children

Crown Point, Crown Point, Essex, New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 2

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 26

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Otis Bradford, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Otis Bradford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Otis Bradford, "United States Census, 1860"

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