Rawsel Bradford

13 July 1833–13 October 1897 (Age 64)
Cotton Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Rawsel

When Rawsel Bradford was born on 13 July 1833, in Cotton Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States, his father, Jehial Bradford, was 28 and his mother, Abigail Sprague, was 20. He married Jane Gardner on 3 March 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 13 October 1897, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Rawsel Bradford
Jane Gardner
Marriage: 3 March 1852
Rawsel Bradford
Ann Deseret Bradford
William Bradford
Abigail Bradford
Hial Gardner Bradford
John Bradford
Archibald Bradford
Janet Bradford
Robert Henry Bradford
Sylvester Duncan Bradford

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 March 1852Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1839: Stark, Illinois, United States
    1851 · The First Schoolhouse in Murray
    Age 18
    A small, single room, adobe schoolhouse was built in Murray was built in 1851. A centrally located stove was used for heat. During the cold months, the students sat near the stove according to their age with the youngest children nearest the heat. Helen Holmes was the school's first teacher.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the many places, large and small, called Bradford; in particular the city in Yorkshire, which originally rose to prosperity as a wool town. There are others in Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Greater Manchester, Norfolk, Somerset, Cheshire, Wiltshire and elsewhere. They are all named with Old English brād ‘broad’ + ford ‘ford’.History: This name was brought independently to North American by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. William Bradford (1590–1657), born in Austerfield in South Yorkshire, England, the son of a yeoman farmer, was among the Pilgrim Fathers who emigrated to North America on the Mayflower in 1620. He was a signer of the Mayflower Compact and in 1621 he was elected governor of Plymouth colony, being re-elected thirty times. Another William Bradford (1663–1752), printer, came from Barnwell, Leicestershire, England, to Philadelphia, PA, in 1685, subsequently moving to New York, where he set up a printing press and founded a paper mill. His grandson, also called William Bradford (1721–91), was known as ‘the patriot printer’, famous for his Philadelphia newspaper, which among other things denounced the Stamp Act, "which no American can mention without abhorrence".

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

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    Letter to Sister Electa

    Great Salt Lake City Feb. 4, 1861 Dear Sister Electa we received your letter dated Dec. 25 1860 by the hand of Mrs. Clark a few days ago, and was glad to hear from you but sorry to hear of your tro …

    Sources (52)

    • Rawsell Bradford in entry for Sylvester Duncan Bradford, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Rawsel Bradford, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Rawsel Bradford in entry for Sylvester D Bradford and Lily P Bradford, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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