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Jabez Bradley

Male 1727 - 1758  (31 years)


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  • Name Jabez Bradley 
    Born 18 Feb 1727  Tolland, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _FSFTID 9N29-653 
    _UID 3C948402AFB24A31B1812490E8F058F84004 
    Died 14 Sep 1758  French & Indian War, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I681  Bradley - Post
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2016 

    Father George Bradley,   b. 1667,   d. 20 Apr 1741, Tolland, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Hannah Braman,   b. 1690, Norton, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 29 May 1717  Tolland, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah (Bush) King,   d. 30 Jun 1797 
    Married 15 Dec 1749  Tolland, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Betsey Bradley,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jabez Bradley,   b. 31 May 1751, Tolland, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1825  (Age 74 years)
     3. Hannah Bradley,   b. 3 Feb 1753, Tolland, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ruth Bradley,   b. 25 May 1755, Tolland, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1835, Munn lists, 10 Feb Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Susanna Bradley,   b. 25 Sep 1757, Tolland, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F298  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Feb 1727 - Tolland, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Dec 1749 - Tolland, CT Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 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 activity at 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
      1757
      (...)
      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 be around 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 apparently 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 to the 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 is listed as having been in the 12th Company under Captain Chapman.

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] Vital Records Tolland, Barbour Collection.
      records may use name John

    2. [S2] Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, p. 28.

    3. [S17] Vital Records Tolland, Barbour Collection., , Vol. 2 p. 10.