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||Alternate records show a marriage date of 3 December 1864. ||Family: F23
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||Some sources show 22 Jan ||Family: F1882
||||Other sources (Stammtafeln) show the marriage as having taken place on August 21, 1172. ||Family: F2062
||||This was a clandestine marriage, as William was married to Anne of Saxony at the time of this marriage. ||Family: F691
||A. B. Burke notes "The maternity of Robert Whitney's children is unsubstantiated by primary, contemporary sources." Mr. Burke has done extension modern research on the subject and does notbelieve there is enough evidence to assign maternity (between Constance and Elizabeth) to most of the children, including Jane/Joan. A number of other biographers and genealogists haveassigned Jane/Joan to Constance Touchet, but as Mr. Burke points out, this is speculative. ||Joan (or Jane) Whitney
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||||||He removed in his middle age to Adgate's Falls, in Chesterfield, New York. He was a member of the Convention that formed the Consitution of New York in 1777. ||Matthew Adgate
He was a Deacon in Reverend Fitch's church, and it is probable that he held that office for over 50 years. He was a Norwich town officer in 1676, 1679, 1680, 1682, 1684, and 1686(History of Norwich p. 84). He served on Norwich's court of commission, which tried all cases to 40 shillings, starting in 1662 (p. 86).
||||||Like his father, he was a deacon of the church, holding office for forty-two years. ||Thomas Adgate
||||||Famous novelist whose works included Little Women ||Louisa May Alcott
||She was remembered as being very sweet, with "a heart as big as all outdoors." Ada Bradley Hornburg remembers that, as a child, they would come to her house to spend the night. Upon theirrising in the morning, they would find all of their clothes from the previous day washed, dried and perfectly ironed. This was quite an accomplishment in those days, without washing machinesor clothes driers. ||Anna Laura Anderson
||He was mustered in to the 154th Infantry, Company E on 24 September 1862 as a Private, after having enlisted on 22 August 1862 for three years. He was mustered out on 11 June 1865, along withhis company, near Bladensburg, MD, still a Private.|
Remarks written on his muster record include: "Time and place of birth, Sept. 15, 1829, Sweden. Parents, Andrew and Rehriotring [?][handwriting difficult to read], married, farmers." Theledger also notes that he had grey eyes, dark hair, and was 5 ft 7 inches tall.
|Charles J. Anderson
||The ledger notes his birthdate/place as 15 September 1829 in Sweden; the enlistment bounty paid by the town of $100; his enlistment date of 22 August 1862 and muster in of 27 September 1862. Itnotes that he was present at the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chattanooga, and Rock Federal Ridge. It states he was discharged 17 June 1865 with a post office address of Brocton,NY. Finally, it notes that his parents names were Andrew and Christine. ||Charles J. Anderson
||||||She was the daughter of Stephen Atwater and Anna Moss. ||Betsey Atwater
|| ||Agnes Atwood
|| ||William Atwood
||Other sources, such as her funeral card, showed a birth year of 1903 ||Armeline Florence Basinais
||||||John was a landowner and one of the thirty nine original settlers of Norwich, Connecticut. He was the first County Clerk and Schoolmaster there. He is also said to have owned property inLebanon, Franklin, and Bean Hill, Connecticut. By the many documents he signed while Clerk, he fixed the present spelling of the family name. (See Burpee's Story of Connecticut). He was aDeputy to the General Court of Connecticut from Norwich in October, 1691. His autograph can be found in Caulkin's History of Norwich. |
He was one of the four original proprietors the five miles tract purchased from Owaneco the indian in 1692, and moved there about 1698.
Can anyone imagine the pain and anguish John and his wife must have endured? Out of thirteen children, six died under the age of five, including the first five children the couple bore.
||He is said to be a founder of Hartford, Connecticut, and a Deputy to the General Court of Connecticut from Saybrook in 1650-51. He and his familey sailed for New England from London onSeptember 19, 1635 aboard the ship "True Love". The Port of London registry, as cited by Burpee, lists his children Elizabeth, Marie, Sara, Susan, John, and Ann, along with his wife Mary.Some New England records show him as being a resident and property owner in Roxbury, Massachusetts; Hartford, Connecticutt; Martha's Vineyard and Saybrook, Connecticutt. |
Burpee's Story of Connecticut (pp.1459-60) contains some historical data on the ancient Birchards. In reference to a somewhat contemporary Birchard's ancestors comes this:
"The name of Birchard, Burchard, is one of the
most ancient in Europe. It is first found on
record in Wurzburg, lower Franconia, district
of Bavaria, Germany in 750 A.D., when a St.
Burchard went to Rome to secure permission from
Pope Zacharias for Pepin, father of
Charlemagne, to assume the kingship of the
Merovingians. From that time on the Birchard,
Burchard, family continued their association
with the descendants of Charlemagne and played
a prominent part in the formation of the French
and German nations. Their prominence in the
religious affairs of the continent is evidenced
by the fact that a church of great antiquity
bearing their name still stands.
"Many famous historical characters have borne
the name of Burchard, among them six marshals
of France, all of whom bore the title of
Montmorency awarded by the King of France for
meritorious service. Another interesting
personality was Elizabeth Birchard, wife of
Oliver Cromwell, the 'Great Protector of
"The family was established in England during
the Norman invasion. Two knights, the Lord
Bourchier and the Lord Burchard, came here with
William the Conqueror and were rewarded with
lands in the Counties of Sussex and Essex.
Their names are enrolled on the Doomsday Book,
which was compiled at the behest of the
Conqueror. It is generally acknowledged that
the American branch of the family is descended
from one of these courtiers.
||||||In comparison with other research, Margaret may be Thomas' granddaughter rather than daughter (ergo, a missing generation between them). ||Margaret Bliss
His name appears on the Hartford, Connecticut founder's monument located at Main and Gold Streets in the old cemetary. His house-lot in Saybrook consisted of thirty acres, east of theLyme River. He sold this property July 23, 1662 to John Comstock (Caulkin's History).
|Thomas Bliss, Jr.
||||||His name, as well as his son's, appears on the Hartford founders monument at Gold and Main Streets. They both had land there as early as 1640, with Senior having had about 58 acres. ||Thomas Bliss
||||||Thomas had no children. ||Thomas Bliss
||On her marriage license she is shown as residing in the Village of Best Station, PA. ||Emma T. Blose
||Some sources show surname as Blose (marriage license), others as Bloss (Census). ||Emma T. Blose
||||Perished along with 79 others in the shipwreck of the "Princess" off the coast of Wales. Other casualties included Governor Kieft of New Amsterdam and Jochem Kierstede, brother of Dr. HansKierstede. ||Everardus Bogardus, Reverend
||||Research Munn lists the date as 1848 ||Chester Bradley
||||||According to his obituary, he enlisted at age 17 at Westfield, NY as a private in Company D, New York Cavalry, as was mustered out at Buffalo on August 16, 1865. ||Chester Bradley
||||Based on the reported inscription on his tombstone that stated he died at 74 years of age; 1741 minus 74 is 1667. Other sources, for various reasons, state 1687 as more likely (see:Ancestors of Morris A. Bradley) ||George Bradley
||||||According to the Roll of Honor published June 2, 1899 in the Dunkirk Union newspaper, there is a George Bradley buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Fredonia, New York; this George servedin Company G of the 9th NY Cavalry unit during the Civil War. ||George Bradley
||||||George's estate was valued at 2,800 pounds (a rather large sum). |
It's hard to say what the story is on George. The year of his birth, give or take one, can be fixed by his tombstone and is consistent with his age at death (about 74). His year ofdeath is indisputable (despite what his tombstone may have said about dying in 1746). However, here is a man that did not marry until 50 years of age, and fathered children until the age of66!
It is probable that George was born in England. We know that a George Bradley left London for Barbados in 1784, making him about 17 or 18 years old. This was an appropriate age for suchan event, since he was bound to a master for three years.
A birth record for a George Bradley in Scamblesby, Lincoln, England on 29 July 1666 has been found. This would be a perfect birth time for our George; however,we have little else to goon. The parents of this England George were George and Ann Bradley. He may also have had a brother Nathaniel, born 23 April 1664.
||Although born Harold, he received a name change to Harry Robert Bradley at the time he entered military service. The name Harry appears on his marriage license in 1922.|
His daughter Ada says that he recounted the time when, after working in the fields all morning, he and his siblings came in for lunch. Upon arriving, they noticed a woman at the table whomthey did not recognize. As everyone was seated, Harry's father introduced her as "your sister Alice". That was the first time they had ever met their half-sister.
According to his son: Harry, Mildred and the children lived on the farm, but the 43 acres did not produce much income. During World War II Harry took a job at the Curtiss Aircraft plant makingthe P-38 aircraft.
The family sold the farm and moved to town (Silver Creek). After 3-4 years (and after the war, around 1947) Harry bought land in Westfield NY and built a tractor garage and subsequently a farmtractor dealership.
Harry and Mildred always enjoyed going to diners. About 1949 Harry discovered a diner in Jamestown that was being auctioned; he placed the winning bid and had the diner moved to his Westfieldproperty. Harry, Mildred, and son Robert ran the diner for some years, selling the Beacon Diner about 20 years later.
The diner, dealership, and their mobile home were located at 8300 W Main Street, Westfield NY (lat/lon: 42.310196,-79.598667).
Harry served in the US Navy during World War I, being in the Aviation division working on the Curtiss NC-4 flying boat, mostly in Pensacola Florida but also at Rockaway Beach and Newport News.
|Harold Robert Bradley
||valued household at 3,000; showed Harry had -0- income in 1939 from wages, but also had income from another source (farm). ||Harold Robert Bradley
||||||Jabez was a soldier in the French and Indian War and, in fact, appears to have died in battle. |
According to War 1675-1775 Colonial, Volume 1, a Jabez Bradley was in private service in 1757 (original Vol VII, entry 21a).
I was given permission to examine the original document that contained the reference to Jabez in private service, titled Vol 7 French War. It appears to be a log of fiscal and supply activityat Fort William Henry around 1757. From the page where Jabez is mentioned is:
(Page Heading) In Colony of Connecticut to Capt. (??) and
the company under his command and Lt. Joseph Pitkins
Regiment for their service at the time of the alarm for
relief of Fort William Henry and parts adjacent August, Anno
John Abbot, Abnea West, Thather Lothrop,...,Samuel
Huntington, Jabez Bradley,...31 Privates in Service 14 days
each @ 34 pr. mo. each makes 24.16
This section obviously is a record of payments made.
The Archives probate index lists Jabez Bradley of Tolland, dated 1758, Hartford District.
I examined the microfilm pertaining to that entry, and found the following:
An inventory of the estate of Jabez Bradley. It reads, in part:
Hartford County Tolland October 10th 1758.
We the subscribers hereunto, being desired to apprise the
estate of Jabez Bradley late of Tolland dec. and being under
oath have apprised the same as hereafter particularly we
have entered the same.
L S D
One Handkerchief 0 4 0
a pair of boots 0 8 0
Beds, bedsteads and covering 6 11 0
Pots, kettles, and ironware 1 0 0
Yoak and iron plows and chains 3 13 6
Iron shod wheels and cart 4 10 0
A looking glass and 49 bushels
of wheat 9 8 6
Meat cattle 19 3 0
Sheep and Hay 18 10 0
a Yoke of oxen 12 5 0
1014 pounds of pork 7 7 10
one farm of Land 84 0 0
the old farm of Land 350 0 0
At the bottom of the document are the signatures of three men, the "apprisors". Assumedly, the above valuations are in Pounds, Shillings, and (Pence?). The total valuation appears to bearound 530 Pounds. This inventory appears on one 9 by 12 inch sheet. On a separate microfilm page, but what may be the reverse side of the inventory, is a note that Hannah and Jabez (Jr)Bradley apparentley filed the inventory with the court.
There was also a document dated 5 January 1759 that appears to be a performance bond for the executors of Jabez's estate, Hannah and Josiah Bradley. Essentially, they paid 300 pounds bond tothe Judge as surety for the execution of the estate, with a final accounting due the court by the 5th of January 1760.
The document is signed by the marks of Hannah Bradley, Josiah Bradley, and Henry Bradley. The document is a pre-printed form, with names and dates handwritten.
According to "Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War", Volume II (Collections of the CT Historical Society Vol X), Jabez either "Dyed, Deserted, or Captivated" on 14 September,1758. Since he never returned home, it is probably safe to say that he did not desert. Therefore, I believe it is proper to assume that he died on that day, or very soon afterward. He islisted as having been in the 12th Company under Captain Chapman.
||||||Note that the Tolland birth record shows 31 May 1751, but the record of his death indicates he was born 31 August 1751. ||Jabez Bradley
||She was an artist, and painted works on commission for several Dunkirk, NY area businesses. ||Mary Margaret Bradley
||He was a farmer, and was remembered as being frugal, but not tight, and as a stern man. He believed in being a good provider, and in the value of owning real estate. His children would onlybe allowed to go to school when there was no work on the farm. He never had electricity or indoor running water, though he eventually did get gas lighting.|
It was common for men to come to the farm looking for a place to sleep for the night, or for some work. He would not refuse a man sleeping quarters in the barn, but would only hire men withnarrow hips (apparently, he believed they would not be lazy and would work hard).
|Robert Ogden Bradley
||Some sources say he was born in the town of Pomfret. ||Robert Ogden Bradley
||The 1905 state census shows father Robert age 68 (occupation "farming"), wife Mary C age 48, and children: Ralph age 17, Wilson age 16, Harold age 14, Jessie age 18, Mary age 10 and Samuel age8. ||Robert Ogden Bradley
||At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||R.O. Bradley
Roswell's will, written earlier in the year of his death, is partially reproduced and summarized here:
(Roswell leaves his entire estate to his wife, Sarah, for so long as she lives. Subsequent to his wife's death, the remains shall be equally divided between his children William, Ogden,Harriet, and Cornelia, subject to "the restrictions and limitations concerning my son William".)
"whereas my son William Bradley has hereafter been the subject of habits of Intemperance which have rendered him at times incapable of managing his own business or providing for himself, buthas recently pledged himself to abstain therefrom and hath thus far duly fulfilled his pledge. I therefore in view of his past and present conduct and with a desire to promote his futurecomfort advantage and support, do further will direct and declare as gratification restrictions and limitations on the Second article above mentioned, that if he shall adhere to his presentdetermination to abandon wholly his habits of Intemperance and shall at the time of the decease of my said Wife, so far wholly have conquered the Same, that in the opinion of my ... Executorit would be safe for him the Said William for his own good to take charge and management of business and his own future, then and in that case the said William shall come into possession ofhis portion of my Estate above devised and given equally with the other devisees. ... But in case the said William shall return to his former habit of Intemperance...I further will order anddirect that my son George Bradley, who is hereinafter appointed my Executor, take possession and control of the share of my Estate so designed for my son William ... and hold the same astrustee for the benefit of the said William."
(The will continues to give specific instructions on taking care of poor William should he return to his Intemperance.)
||||||About 1823, he moved to Springville, New York, where he built his first wool mill. He was described as being a large man, with a deeply religious nature. ||Samuel Bradley
||The 1940 Census showed the household consisting of Sam, "Marion", and Shirley. It further showed that they paid $18 per month in rent. ||Samuel Allen Bradley
||||||He was the subject of a book, "Samuel Henry Bradley: Recollections of Army Life", written by his wife in 1913. |
Samuel had worked with his father in the lumber business (except for his period of military service) until his father's death. His wife notes that, during the war, he had become analcoholic, but managed to conquer the addiction in 1871.
He became active in oil exploration, and though he had strong contacts with many Standard Oil employees, he allied himself primarily with independant refiners.
Samuel served as a Member of Assembly in the New York State Legislature starting in 1881, and was appointed to fill a one-year term as county treasurer of Cattaraugus County, New York.
|Samuel Henry Bradley
||||Researcher Munn lists the date as January 2, 1846 ||Sarah Agatha Bradley
||||||He was a Deputy to the General Court of Connecticut 1688, 1689-90, and 1692-1697. He was a Lieutenant of the New London troops in 1673, and a Captain of the Military Company of Norwich,1693. ||Benjamin Brewster
||||||She came to America from England aboard the ship Anne which arrived in Plymouth in July 1623. ||Fear Brewster
||||||He came to America from England aboard the ship Fortune which arrived 9 November 1621. He was a Deputy to the General Court of Plymouth Colony 1639, 1641, and 1644. |
Eldest son of the pilgrim William Brewster, he moved from Stonington and became clerk of Winthrop's New London, or "Pequit" plantation. In 1650 he established the first Indian tradingpost on land that Chief Uncas had given him, across the river from Uncas' Shantok Fort, also known as "Brewster's Neck", located in the town of Preston. (see Burpee, Vol II, p. 607)
Calkin's History of Norwich points out, though, that he was a little hasty in setting up business, as he had not procured a license from Connecticut. The General Court, in May 1650,noted:
"Whereas Mr. Jonathan Brewster hath set up a trading-house at
Mohigen, this Courte declares that they cannott but judge the
thinge very disorderly, nevertheless considering his condition
, they are content hee
should proceed therein for the present, and till they see
cause to the contrary."
From this point on, Brewster's Neck and Trading Cove became the principal places of traffic with the Mohegan indians.
In May, 1657, he was selected as an Assistant for the town of Pequett.