Samuel Bradford

1833–after 1860 (Age 27)
Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Bradford was born in 1833, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States, his father, George Bradford, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Hood, was 34. He lived in Linn, Oregon, United States in 1860. He died after 1860, at the age of 28.

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Family Time Line

George Bradford
1795–1849
Sarah Hood
1799–1843
Harriet Bradford
1821–1891
Abner Bradford
1822–1850
Jane Bradford
1824–
Benjamin Bradford
1832–1885
John Bradford
1835–1863
Lawson Bradford
1829–1850
Samuel Bradford
1833–1860
Levi Bradford
1838–1860
Doctor Bradford
1840–1850

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World Events (6)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 6

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1846

Age 13

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Samuel Bradford in household of Elmira Robinett, "United States Census, 1860"
  • 1850 United States Census - Bradford sons
  • Family of George and Sarah (Hood) Bradford

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