Caroline Bradford

31 December 1821–8 June 1886 (Age 64)
Starr Township, Hocking, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Caroline

When Caroline Bradford was born on 31 December 1821, in Starr Township, Hocking, Ohio, United States, her father, Moses Bradford, was 45 and her mother, Anna Ward, was 38. She married Richard Kempton on 24 October 1842, in Starr, Starr Township, Hocking, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1844. She died on 8 June 1886, in Salem, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Erastus Harper Rudd
Caroline Bradford
Marriage: 1 March 1848
Eliza Caroline Rudd
Mariam Malina Rudd
Laura Lucinda Rudd
Avasta Adelia Rudd
Erastus Harper Rudd
Richard Hyrum Rudd

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 March 1848Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 18
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

    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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    Story Highlight

    KEMPTON Alvin Bradford, true pioneer

    PIMA — The setting for Alvin Kempton’s birth was Nauvoo, Ill., and the time was Oct. 1, 1844, less than four months after LDS prophet Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum, were martyred while incarcera …

    Sources (28)

    • Caroline Bradford in entry for Laura Lucinda Jones Hone, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Caroline Lapper in household of Chas Lapper, "United States Census, 1880"
    • C Bradford in entry for David Hone and Laura Lucinda Jones, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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