James Bradford

2 May 1749–17 January 1836 (Age 86)
Kingston, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of James

When James Bradford was born on 2 May 1749, in Kingston, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Peleg Bradford Sr., was 22 and his mother, Lydia Sturtevant, was 26. He married Sarah Ellis on 30 January 1773, in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1749. He registered for military service in 1831. He died on 17 January 1836, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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James Bradford
Sarah Ellis
Marriage: 30 January 1773
Ellis Bradford
Nathaniel Bradford
Lydia Bradford
Consider Bradford
Bartlett Bradford
James Bradford
Thomas James Bradford

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 January 1773Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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    World Events (6)

    Age 27
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 27
    """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."""""""
    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 45
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    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.

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    Sources (27)

    • James Bradford, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • James Bradford, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • James Bradford in entry for Ellis Bradford, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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