Mary Ann Bradford

2 August 1797–22 February 1863 (Age 65)
Greene Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Bradford was born on 2 August 1797, in Greene Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas Bradford, was 37 and her mother, Lydia Ann Raven, was 32. She married Ebenezer Edward Thompson II in 1818, in Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. She lived in Huntington, Huntington Township, Huntington, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 February 1863, in Greene Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 65.

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Ebenezer Edward Thompson II
Mary Ann Bradford
Marriage: 1818
Elizabeth Margaret Thompson
Ann Perry Thompson
Mary Ann Thompson
Maria Orpha Thompson
Susan F. Thompson
Henry Bradford Thompson
Melissa Jane Thompson

Spouse and Children

Scotland, United Kingdom


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Parents and Siblings


    Lydia Ann Raven




    James Bradford



    Elizabeth Bradford



World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 15

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

Age 19

Indiana is the 19th state.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places, large and small, called Bradford; in particular the city in West Yorkshire, which originally rose to prosperity as a wool town. There are others in Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Greater Manchester, Norfolk, Somerset, and elsewhere. They are all named with Old English brād ‘broad’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Ann Thompson in household of Ebeneser Thompson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Thompson in household of Ebenezer Thompson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Ann Bradford, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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