Thankful Bradley

Brief Life History of Thankful

When Thankful Bradley was born on 13 December 1790, in East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Stephen Bradley, was 38 and her mother, Mehitable Luddington, was 29. She married John Linsley on 13 December 1811. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 July 1869, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Linsley
1788–1835
Thankful Bradley
1790–1869
Marriage: 13 December 1811
Shelton L Linsley
1812–1836
Justus Bradley Linsley
1812–1880
Lydia Beach Linsley
1814–1831
Charles Bradley Linsley
1816–1903
Obed Linsley
1821–1892
Mary Minerva Linsley
1823–1896
John Linsley
1828–1905

Sources (5)

  • Thankful Averill, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thankful Bradley Averill, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mehitable Bradley in entry for John Linsley, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

World Events (8)

1791

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

1802 · Brass is Discovered

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

1812

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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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