Elijah Bradley

about 1813–25 March 1867 (Age 54)
East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Elijah

When Elijah Bradley was born about 1813, in East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, William Bradley, was 32 and his mother, Lydia Smith, was 33. He married Elmira Barnes on 31 March 1833, in East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 25 March 1867, in East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Elijah Bradley
Elmira Barnes
Marriage: 31 March 1833
Lydia S Bradley
Henry Bishop Bradley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 March 1833East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 7
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened
    Age 16
    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the many places throughout England named Bradley, from Old English brād ‘broad’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.Scottish: habitational name from Braidlie in Roxburghshire.Irish (Ulster): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Brolcháin ‘descendant of Brolacháin’, a diminutive of the personal name Brólach, compare Brawley . This was a learned family.

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Elijah Bradley, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Elijah Bradley in entry for Sarah W. Andrews Bradley, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
    • Elija Bradley, "United States Census, 1860"

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