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.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Thankful? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Linsley
Thankful Bradley
Marriage: 13 December 1811
Shelton L Linsley
Justus Bradley Linsley
Lydia Beach Linsley
Charles Bradley Linsley
Obed Linsley
Mary Minerva Linsley
John Linsley

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)


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."


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.

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.