William Bradshaw

Male9 October 1742–28 December 1818

Brief Life History of William

When William Bradshaw was born on 9 October 1742, in New Milford, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Bradshaw, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Vidito, was 27. He married Mindwell Wildman on 14 June 1769, in New Milford, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 28 December 1818, in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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William Bradshaw
Mindwell Wildman
Marriage: 14 June 1769
Sarah Bradshaw
Anna Bradshaw
Daniel Bradshaw
Joseph Bradshaw
Thomas Bradshaw
William Bradshaw

Sources (15)

  • William Bradshaw, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • William Bradshaw, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • William in entry for Daniel Bradshaw, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 June 1769New Milford, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (7)

    1751 · County lin change

    Age 9

    Hartford County to Litchfield County


    Age 34

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 34

    """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."""""""

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the three places called Bradshaw in Lancashire, Yorkshire, and Derbyshire, from Old English brād ‘broad’ + sceaga ‘thicket’.

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

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