Elisha Bragdon

7 March 1717–after 1810 (Age 92)
York, York, Maine, United States

The Life of Elisha

When Elisha Bragdon was born on 7 March 1717, in York, York, Maine, United States, his father, Arthur Bragdon, was 47 and his mother, Mehitable Marston, was 47. He married Elizabeth Lapish on 20 September 1744, in Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died after 1810, in Limington, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 94.

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Elisha Bragdon
Elizabeth Lapish
Marriage: 20 September 1744
Arthur Bragdon
Sarah Bragdon
Gideon Bragdon
Elisha Bragdon
William Bragdon

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Lapish


20 September 1744
Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States


    Arthur Bragdon


    Sarah Bragdon


    Elisha Bragdon


    William Bragdon


    Gideon Bragdon


Parents and Siblings

    Arthur Bragdon





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World Events (4)


Age 59

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 59

"""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."""""""

Age 74

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

English: most probably a variant of Brogden .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elisha Bragdon, Cumberland County Maine in 1761; "Compiled Census & Census Substitutes Index, 1800-1890
  • Elisha Bragdon, signatory to Scarborough Petition, May 1761, in "History of the State of Maine vol XIII"
  • William son of Elisha & Elizabeth Bragdon b. 1754 in "First Church of Scarborough Admissions and Baptisms, 1743-1762

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