Journal Report

Descendants of William Bradford


Introduction

My grandmother told me that I was descended from Governor Bradford. This is apparently true although not all descendants are perfectly documented. His importance to Plymouth Colony, his writings and political and spiritual influence on American history was and is immense. As may be seen below, the Bradford line leading to the Hartleys remained in Plymouth for about 6 generations.

I have since found out that at least four other Pilgrims figure into the family history:

My research has shown that some ancestors show up more than once. So far the first three William Bradfords are ancestors two times. The line splits in the fourth generation below and then comes back together in Harvey Bradford. Vital records are often hard to find for Plymouth. Fortunately land records were well kept. The Bradfords seemed to have much land passed down. In these land transactions, many of which occurred after deaths, we see whole families taking part, as all had to sign away their interests in a sale.

In this updated version of the Bradford Family, starting with Generation Four, I have added siblings of my Bradford ancestors and added their children to give a larger picture of family relationships. This is often helpful in identifying female married Bradfords that appear in deeds. I have also updated the information from the newly released (2004) Mayflower Families Volume 22 on William Bradford.


Generation One




1. WILLIAM1 BRADFORD.
Children of William1 Bradford include:

Generation Two




2. WILLIAM2 BRADFORD (William1) married Alice Hanson, daughter of John Hanson and Margaret Gresham, on 21 Jun 1584 in Austerfield, Yorkshire. He was buried on 15 Jul 1591 in Austerfield, Yorkshire.
Children of William2 Bradford and Alice Hanson were as follows:

Generation Three

William Bradford's Chair
William Bradford's Chair



3. WILLIAM3 BRADFORD (William2, William1) was baptized on 19 Mar 1589/90 in Austerfield, co Yorkshire. He married Dorthea May, daughter of Henry May, on 10 Dec 1613 in Amsterdam, Holland. He married Alice Carpenter, daughter of Alexander Carpenter, on 14 Aug 1623 in Plymouth, MA. He died on 9 May 1657 in Plymouth, MA, at age 67.
He was a Governor.
Children of William3 Bradford and Dorthea May were:
Children of William3 Bradford and Alice Carpenter all born in Plymouth were as follows:

Generation Four




4. WILLIAM4 BRADFORD (William3, William2, William1) was born on 17 Jun 1624 in Plymouth. He married Alice Richards, daughter of Thomas Richards and Wealthean Loring, circa 1650. He married Sarah (--?--). He married Mary Wood, daughter of John Wood and Mary Masterson (--?--), circa 1676. He died on 20 Feb 1703/4 in Plymouth, MA, at age 79.
Gov Bradford House Plymouth
Gov Bradford House

He was a Major.

Children of William4 Bradford and Alice Richards were as follows:
Maj Bradford House Kingston 1675
Bradford House Kingston
Children of William4 Bradford and Sarah (--?--) were:
Children of William4 Bradford and Mary Wood were as follows:

Generation Five




5. JOHN5 BRADFORD (William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 20 Feb 1652/53. He married Mercy Warren, daughter of Joseph Warren and Priscilla Faunce, on 6 Jan 1674/75 in Plymouth. He was buried on 8 Dec 1736 in Kingston.
Children of John5 Bradford and Mercy Warren all born in Plymouth were as follows:

6. WILLIAM5 BRADFORD (William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 11 Mar 1654/55 in Plymouth. He was baptized on 25 Mar 1655. He married Rebecca Bartlett, daughter of Benjamin Bartlett and Sarah Brewster, circa 1679. He died on 5 Jul 1687 in Plymouth, MA, at age 32.
On 7 Jul 1687; a report on the inquest into the death of William Bradford was presented to the Plymouth County Court of General Session and Common Pleas. The committee reported "that he being Driving of his Cart and his Cartt overturned upon him and gave him a violent blow upon his head and back which blow we Judge was the Cause of his Death".
Children of William5 Bradford and Rebecca Bartlett were as follows:

7. THOMAS5 BRADFORD (William4, William3, William2, William1) was born circa 1658. He married Katherine (--?--). He married Anne Raymond circa 1681. He died on 1 Oct 1731 in Windham, CT.
There were no children of Thomas5 Bradford and Katherine (--?--).
Children of Thomas5 Bradford and Anne Raymond were as follows:

8. ALICE5 BRADFORD (William4, William3, William2, William1) was born in 1659. She married Rev. William Adams. She married Major James Fitch on 8 May 1687 in Norwich, CT. She died on 15 Mar 1745.
Children of Alice5 Bradford and Rev. William Adams were as follows:
Children of Alice5 Bradford and Major James Fitch were as follows:

9. MERCY5 BRADFORD (William4, William3, William2, William1) was baptized on 2 Sep 1660 in Boston. She married Samuel Steele on 16 Sep 1680 in Hartlford, CT. She died before 5 Apr 1720 in Hartlford, CT.
Children of Mercy5 Bradford and Samuel Steele all born in Hartlford, CT, were as follows:

10. HANNAH5 BRADFORD (William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 9 May 1662. She married Joshua Ripley on 28 Nov 1682 in Plymouth. She died on 28 May 1738 at age 76. She died on 28 May 1738 in Windham, CT, at age 76.
Children of Hannah5 Bradford and Joshua Ripley were as follows:

11. MELATIAH5 BRADFORD (William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 1 Nov 1664. She married John Steele circa 1689. She married Samuel Stevens after 23 Jun 1702. She died after 24 Apr 1739.
Children of Melatiah5 Bradford and John Steele were as follows:
Children of Melatiah5 Bradford and Samuel Stevens were as follows:

12. SAMUEL5 BRADFORD (William4, William3, William2, William1) was born circa 1667. He married Hannah Rogers on 31 Jul 1689 in Plymouth. He died on 11 Apr 1714 in Duxbury.
Children of Samuel5 Bradford and Hannah Rogers were as follows:

13. MARY5 BRADFORD (William4, William3, William2, William1) was born in 1668. She married William Hunt circa 1687. She died on 7 May 1720 in Chilmark.
Children of Mary5 Bradford and William Hunt both born in Weymouth were as follows:

14. SARAH5 BRADFORD (William4, William3, William2, William1) was born in 1671. She married Kenelm Baker circa 1687. She died between 1705 and 1712 in Marshfield.
Children of Sarah5 Bradford and Kenelm Baker all born in Marshfield were as follows:

Generation Six




15. ALICE6 BRADFORD (William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 28 Jan 1680 in prob., Plymouth. She married William Barnes, son of Jonathan Barnes and Elizabeth Hedge, on 20 Nov 1704 in Plymouth. She died after 2 Aug 1773.
Children of Alice6 Bradford and William Barnes were as follows:

16. WILLIAM6 BRADFORD (William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born before 18 Dec 1686 in Plymouth. He married Elizabeth Finney, daughter of Josiah Finney and Elizabeth Warren, on 18 Nov 1712 in Plymouth. He died on 9 Mar 1729 in Kingston.
On 23 Apr 1687; his grandfather, William Bradford, in consideration of the natural love he bears for his grandchild William Bradford, only son of his son William Bradford deceased, gave to the grandson one parcel of upland on which his son built his house "Given unto me from my father William Bradford Esqr." Before acknowleding the deed on 4 Sept. 1696, William added a paragraph saying that when his grandson William reached the age of 21, he "shall enjoy the lands without Interruption". He William, Alice, and Sarah Bradford, children of William Bradford Jr. late of Plymouth deceased, chose "their uncle Mr. Joseph Bartlett and Mr. Nathaniel Warren" as guardians on 18 Dec 1700. He John Bradford, Samuel Bradford, Israel Bradford, Ephraim Bradford, David Bradford, and Hezekiah Bradford all of Plymouth County, gave their right in a cedar swamp to their knsman William Bradford, son of their brother William Bradford deceased (this deed was not acknowledged until 26 March 1747) on 29 Oct 1709.

This last William Bradford in my line is mentioned in his grandfather's will of 1703 (Major William Bradford). He married Elizabeth Finney in Plymouth. She also inherited land from her father. They had eight children, though at least three died young. Josiah was their only child for which the birth year is missing. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Kingston. William died when his children were young so guardians were appointed for the children. Josiah Finney was appointed guardian over Charles in 1730/1. George Partridge of Duxborough was appointed guardian of Sarah, Jerusha, Josiah and Mercy during 1736. During 1741, Gershom Bradford was appointed guardian of Josiah. Gershom is probably the son of Samuel above, born 1691.

Children of William6 Bradford and Elizabeth Finney were as follows:

17. SARAH6 BRADFORD (William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born circa 1686. She married Jonathan Barnes, son of Jonathan Barnes and Elizabeth Hedge, circa 1708 in Plymouth. She died on 17 Apr 1718 in Plymouth.
On 9 May 1709; at a town meeting Jonathan Barnes Jr. was granted a house lot. On 1 March 1723/4 he was chosen as a hog reeve, on 20 March 1731/2 as a juror, on 20 March 1731/2 as a juror, on 4 March 1710/1 as a leather sealer, and on 31 March 1735 as a tythingman. On 13 Dec 1709; Jonathan and Sarah Barnes sold to William Barnes their half interest in the land inherited by Sarah Barnes and her sister Alice from their grandfather Benjamin Bartlett. On 13 Dec 1711; at a town meeting it was voted "That aney of the Inhabitants of the Town who shall betwixt this and the next town meeting subscribe their names To the Instrument shall have liberty to plant oysters in aney such place or places within sd bay as they shall Judg most likely for the groath and Increase of oysters." Jonathan Barns Jr. signed this document. In Dec 1720; at the Court of Common Pleas, Samuel Clarke of Plymouth, weaver, sued Jonathan Barnes of Plymouth, whale fisherman, "for a ninth Part of what a Certain Whale Boat whereof the said Clarke was part owner cleared in 2 Voyages at North Carolina". In Sep 1729; At the Court of Common Pleas, James Warren of Plymouth, Gentleman, sued Jonathan Barnes of Plymouth, whale fisherman, claiming that James was due a share after "Deft. Shipped the Plant's [Plaintiff's] Indian man Servant Named Sion Hood to Go with him on a whale voyage to North Carolina (he Being Stearman of a Boat Crew) assumeing to pay or allow the Plant for his said Servant a whole Share According to Custome. ... the Effects of said voyage being Disposed of and the accompts of the whole voyage being made up," but James said that Jonathan had not paid him. On 27 Dec 1736; Thomas Doane of Chatham, mariner, was appointed administrator on the estate of his father-in-law Jonathan Barnes late of Plymouth, seafaring man, deceased, but on 10 March 1740 Stephen Churchill Jr. cooper of Plymouth, and Joseph Smith, seafaring man of Plymouth, petitioned that a new administrator be appointed for the estate of their father-in-law Jonathan Barnes of Plymouth because Thomas was "almost always at sea and has now gone to Holland". On 21 Jan 1772; Ebenezer Phinney of Barnstable and his wife Rebecca sold land that fell to them from their father Jonathan Barnes.

Jonathan Barnes, one of my ancestors also, was an interesting character. He was involved in a plan to propagate oysters, something people are still doing today. He also was involved in whaling about 100 years before it was popular in Nantucket and New Bedford. Not much has been written about the early days of whaling - especially around Plymouth. Most early whaling histories mention, Nantucket, Long Island, or Rhode Island, but not Plymouth.

From this account, we learn a few things about whaling and about Jonathan. Perhaps a review of the original records will yield more insight.

Children of Sarah6 Bradford and Jonathan Barnes were as follows:

Generation Seven




18. SARAH7 BRADFORD (William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 15 Dec 1718 in Plymouth. She married Zephaniah Holmes, son of Nathaniel Holmes and Joanna Clark, on 23 Jan 1738/39 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She died on 4 Apr 1794 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, at age 75.
On 27 Dec 1739; Zephaniah Holmes of Plymouth, cordwainer, and his wife Sarah sold to John Adams land in Kingston from the estate of her father William Bradford. On 15 Jul 1778; Sarah Holmes, widow of Plymouth, was appoiinted administratrix on the estate of Elizabeth Bradford late of Plymouth, widow, Elizabeth Bradford, having received permission to sell land to pay debts, sold Elizabeth's part of a dwelling house.
Children of Sarah7 Bradford and Zephaniah Holmes all born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, were as follows:

19. JERUSHA7 BRADFORD (William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 20 Dec 1722 in Plymouth. She married Edward Sparrow on 16 Apr 1741 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She married Josiah Carver, son of Josiah Carver and Dorothy Coole, on 22 Jan 1746/47 in Middleborough, Massachusetts. She died on 23 Apr 1820 in Middleborough at age 97; in 98th year.
On 23 May 1742; Jerusha Sparrow, wife of Edward, joined the Plymouth Church. Both Josiah and Jerusha Carver were listed as members of the church on 30 jan 1760, and in 1771 they were both dismissed to the Church of Christ in Wareham. She Edward Sparrow of Plymouth, mariner, and wife Jerusha sold to Thomas Adams land received from her father William Bradford on 14 Nov 1743. On 5 Jun 1745; Jerusha Sparrow of Plymouth, widow of Edward late of Plymouth deceased, gave her bond as administratrix of his estate. On 27 April 1747 Jerusha Carver, late Jerusha Sparrow, reported that the estate was insolvent. At the May 1747 term of the Court of Common Pleas, Richard Waite of Plymouth, mariner, brought suit against Josiah Carver Jr. of Plymouth, blacksmith, and his wife Jerusha, administors of the estate of Edward Sparrow, for a debt. Josiah and Jerusha pleaded that the estate was insolvent.
Children of Jerusha7 Bradford and Edward Sparrow were:
There were no children of Jerusha7 Bradford and Josiah Carver.

20. JOSIAH7 BRADFORD (William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born 29 Mar poss. 1724 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Marriage banns for he and Hannah Rider were published on 3 May 1746 in Plymouth. He married Hannah Rider, daughter of Samuel Rider and Mary Sylvester, on 6 Nov 1746 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He died on 26 Apr 1777 in Plymouth.
He was adopted on 21 May 1741. On on 23 May 1742; Josiah Bradford became a member of the Plymouth Church and was listed as a member on 30 Jan 1760. On 26 Oct 1777, Hannah Bradford, widow of Josiah, was admitted to the church. On 17 Apr 1745; Josiah Bradford of Plymouth, cordwainer, sold to Thomas Adams of Kingston, mariner, four acres from the division of William Bradford's estate. On 20 Oct 1749; Josiah Bradford of Plymouth, cordwainer, sold to James Cobb Jr. of Kingston, seafaring man, 21 acres in Kingston from the estate of William Bradford. On 10 Jan 1757; Josiah Bradford and family were warned from Middleborough. In 1763 Josiah Bradford and family, from Middleborough, were waned from Plymouth. On 16 Aug 1759; Elizabeth Bradford, widow, and Josiah Bradford, cordwainer, both of Middleborough sold to Thomas Adams land and garden set off to Elizabeth as her dower, now in the actual improvement of Thomas. On 22 Nov 1770; Josiah Bradford of Plymouth, mariner, and his wife Hannah, with other heirs of Samuel Rider, sold to Consider Barden of Middleborough, husbandman, four ninth parts of 21-!/2 acres. He In the 1771 Valuation List, Josiah Bradford appears in Plymouth with 2 polls, and half of a shop. William Bradford is listed next to him. On 21 Dec 1772; Elizabeth Bradford of Plymouth, widow, sold land to son Josiah Bradford which "was quit claimed to me and my two sisters by our Brothers Josiah Finney and John Finney".
Children of Josiah7 Bradford and Hannah Rider were as follows:

21. MERCY7 BRADFORD (William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 17 Jan 1729 in Kingston, Massachusetts. She married Samuel Harlow on 15 Dec 1746 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She died on 4 Jul 1762 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, at age 33.
On 25 Oct 1749; Samuel Harlow of Plymouth, mariner, and his wilfe Mercy, sold to Thomas Adams of Kingston, mariner, the 4th lot in the First division, being four acres from the estate of William Bradford.
Children of Mercy7 Bradford and Samuel Harlow all born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, were as follows:

22. SARAH7 BARNES (Sarah6 Bradford, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 9 Oct 1709 in Plymouth. She married Thomas Doane on 20 May 1729 in Plymouth. She died on 27 Dec 1776 in Chatham at age 67.
Children of Sarah7 Barnes and Thomas Doane were as follows:

23. HANNAH7 BARNES (Sarah6 Bradford, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born circa 1717. She married Stephen Churchill, son of Stephen Churchill and Experience Ellis, on 4 Jul 1738 in Plymouth. She married Jeremiah Howes, son of Prince Howes and Dorcas Joyce, on 3 May 1759 in Plymouth. She died on 12 Jun 1793 in Plymouth; "wife of Mr. Jeremiah Howes and widow of Mr. Stephen Churchill in 75th yr".
On 5 Mar 1749; at a Plymouth town meeting, Stephen Churchill Jr. was chosen one of the constables. She Hannah Churchill, widow, was appointed administratrix on the estate of Stephen Churchill late of Plymouth deceased. On 20 Aug 1752 Hannah was appointed guardian of Stehphen, Zadock and Hannah, minor children of Stephen Churchill on 26 Sep 1751. She is listed a member of the Plymouth Church when Rev. C. Robbins was ordained on 30 Jan 1760. On 17 Sep 1783; Hannah Howes, widow, and Sylvanus Howes, fisherman, both of Plymouth, were appointed administrators on the estate of Jeremiah Howes late of Plymouth, trader.
Children of Hannah7 Barnes and Stephen Churchill were as follows:
Children of Hannah7 Barnes and Jeremiah Howes were:

Generation Eight




24. WILLIAM8 BRADFORD (Josiah7, William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 30 Oct 1749. He was baptized on 5 Nov 1749 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He married Ruth Dunham, daughter of Amos Dunham, on 16 Nov 1773 in Plymouth, MA. He died on 14 Jan 1794 in Roxbury, MA, at age 44. He was buried in Grave 642, Burial Hill, Plymouth, MA.
Children of William8 Bradford and Ruth Dunham were as follows:

25. MERCY8 BRADFORD (Josiah7, William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) married Thomas Perkins.
Children of Mercy8 Bradford and Thomas Perkins all born in Halifax were as follows:

26. SAMUEL8 BRADFORD (Josiah7, William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born circa 1761. He married Lucy Churchill, daughter of Captain Stephen Churchill and Lucy Burbank, on 24 Nov 1785 in Plymouth; "both of Plymouth". He died on 30 Jun 1812.
He "Seaman, sloop, "Jonathan" of Salem, commanded by Capt. Christopher Babbidge; decriptive list of officers and crew dated Oct., 1780; age, 19 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, brown; residence, Plymouth.".
Children of Samuel8 Bradford and Lucy Churchill were as follows:

27. CAPTAIN STEPHEN8 CHURCHILL (Hannah7 Barnes, Sarah6 Bradford, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 7 Jun 1743 in Plymouth. He married Lucy Burbank, daughter of Timothy Burbank and Mercy Kempton, on 10 Jul 1766.
He was a Captain. He was a Lieutenant, in command of a company of Minute-men, which marched, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield; also, Captain, Seacoast co. stationed at the Gurnet on 20 Apr 1775. He was engaged; discharged March 31, 1781; service, 25 days, at Newport, R.I., by order of His Excellency John Hancock; company raised for 40 days on 7 Mar 1781. On 18 Oct 1793; Stephen Churchill of Plymouth, gentleman, was appointed administrator on the estate of Hannah Howes late of Plymouth, widow.
Children of Captain Stephen8 Churchill and Lucy Burbank were as follows:

Generation Nine




28. LUCY9 BRADFORD (Samuel8, Josiah7, William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) married Bartlett Bradford, son of James Bradford and Sarah Ellis; "both of Plymouth".
Children of Lucy9 Bradford and Bartlett Bradford were as follows:

29. SAMUEL9 BRADFORD (Samuel8, Josiah7, William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born circa 30 Sep 1788 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He married Lucy Gibbs on 27 Sep 1817 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He married Miss Eunice Rider on 23 Nov 1840 in Plympton, Massachusetts. He died on 4 Jul 1875 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Children of Samuel9 Bradford and Lucy Gibbs were as follows:
Children of Samuel9 Bradford and Miss Eunice Rider were:

30. STEPHEN9 BRADFORD (Samuel8, Josiah7, William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 23 Jun 1791 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He married Hannah Wadsworth, daughter of Dura Wadsworth and Lydia Bradford, on 26 Feb 1815 in Duxbury, Massachusetts. He died on 16 Oct 1856 in Duxbury, Massachusetts, at age 65.
He was a cooper.
Children of Stephen9 Bradford and Hannah Wadsworth all born in Duxbury, Massachusetts, were as follows:

31. ELLEN9 BRADFORD (Samuel8, Josiah7, William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 19 Aug 1797. She married Charles Brewster, son of Martin Brewster and Sarah Drew, on 15 May 1817 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
She was also known as Elenor.
Children of Ellen9 Bradford and Charles Brewster all born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, were as follows:

32. HANNAH9 BRADFORD (Samuel8, Josiah7, William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born before 1800. She married Stephen Mason Burbank, son of John Burbank and Lydia Mason, on 23 Jul 1823.
Children of Hannah9 Bradford and Stephen Mason Burbank all born in New Bedford were as follows:

33. HARVEY9 BRADFORD (Samuel8, Josiah7, William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born circa 1809. Marriage intentions for he and Wealthy Cowing Hathaway were published on 20 Nov 1831 in Wareham, MA. He married Wealthy Cowing Hathaway, daughter of Joseph Hathaway and Experience Cowing, on 30 May 1832 in Rochester. He died on 6 Oct 1841 in Rochester. He was buried in Sherman Cemetery, Rochester, MA.
Children of Harvey9 Bradford and Wealthy Cowing Hathaway were as follows:

My Pilgrim ancestor with the unlikely name of Harvey is pivotal to my link to the the Mayflower Governor of Plymouth Colony. In the first record I have found of him, he was about 7 years old and his brother Samuel Bradford "Gentleman" was signing for him in a deed selling a family house (see above under Samuel Bradford). Possibly this was the house where Harvey's older brothers and sisters grew up. According to the deed of sale, this house bordered on the Training Green on the road to Rev. Mr. Judson's house. Mr. Judson was the Congregational minister in town. Earlier the previous Congregational Church had become Unitarian. Harvey's father died some years earlier. His mother married Lazarus Harlow when Harvey was around 5. The Pastor was Rev. Mr. James Kendall. Presumably Harvey was then raised in the Harlow household.

The early part of the 1800's was an interesting time in the history of the churches of Plymouth. The minister who married Harvey's mother and step father preached a new doctrine of Unitarianism. The

In 1840, the Bradford family was living in Wareham. According to the census, one in the family was employed in agriculture and one in the manufacture and trades (Tremont Nail Company?). Harvey Bradford died at age 32 and was buried in the Sherman Cemetery in Rochester. There appears to be no official records of his birth or death in Wareham. The Wareham Town and church records for the period of 1800-1844 are missing. The church records were taken by one minister following a dispute.

Here is a summary of some of the events in Harvey's short life:

Date Age Event
c. 1809 Birth presumably in Plymouth
1812 about 3 His father Samuel dies
1814 about 5 Harvey's mother, Lucy, married Lazarus Harlow of Plymouth. Harvey apparently moves in with a new step dad.
1816 7 The Bradford Home on the Training Green is sold
1825 16 Harvey's step father dies in Plymouth at age 69.
1831 22 Now in Wareham, he publishes his intentions to marry Wealthy Cowing Hathaway of Rochester.
1832 23 Marries Wealthy at the Rochester Church
1833 24 Son Henry Clay is born.
1838 29 Hannah Thomas born - possibly named for Harvey's sister.
1840 31 Family in the living in Wareham. One is a farmer, one is employed in industry
1841 32 Harvey dies and is buried - both apparently in Rochester

The 1850 Census for Rochester shows that 41 year old widowed Wealthy Bradford was living with her widowed mother, Experience Hathaway, who was 76, and Priscilla Hathaway, 44. Her son Henry was 17 and employed as a nailer. Hannah was 11. Their house's value was estimated at $100. For comparison, the farm that 's future husband was living on had a value of $350. by 1855, Wealthy's mother had died, and Wealthy lived with 73 year old Mercy Snow in Rochester. At that time Wealthy's daughter Hannah was 17.

Wealthy is mentioned in an 1858 deed:

Know all Men by these Presents that We Welthy Bradford of Rochester in the County of Plymouth - widow woman - and Caroline C. Cobb and Sylvester G.(?) Cobb Guardian for Artemus C. (?), Mary A. and Lucy F.(?) Cobb minor children of Wareham in said County in consideration of Ten dollars to us paid by George Peirce of Rochester and County aforesaid - Esqr. the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby sell, remit, release, and forever ? Claim unto the said George Peirce - a certain tract of land situate in Rochester and lying on Horse neck so called and bounded as follows - beginning at a stake and stones by the road the North East corner of Welthy Bradford land thence South 20 d y (?) East about ninety rodes to David H. Loring land thence East only in said Lorings and George Peirce line to a stake and stones thence Northerly in said Peirces line to a stake thence Southerly and Westerly on said Peirce line the road thence Westerly by the road to the bound first mentioned - containing by estimation twenty acres be the same more or less To Have and to Hold the above - released premises with all the priveleges and appurtenances to the same belonging to the said George Peirce his Heirs and Assigns to their use and behoof forever - And We the said Welthy Bradford and Caroline C. Cobb and Sylvester G. Cobb for ourselves and our Heirs, Executors and Administrators do covenant with the said George Peirce his Heirs and Assigns that the premises are fee from all incunvrances made on or suffered by us - And that we will and our Heirs Executors, and Administrators shall Warrant and defend (?) the same to the said George Peirce his Heirs and Assigns forever, against the Lawful claims and demands of all persons claiming by, through, or but against none other.
In Witness Thereof, We the said Welthy Bradford and Caroline C. Cobb and Sylvester F. Cobb have hereunto set our Hand and Seal this thirteenth day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fifty eight.

Signed Dec 22 1858

From the above, it is clear that Welthy had some relationship with the Cobbs, though it is not clear what that relationship was. The land mentioned above may be the same 14 acre parcel at "horse Neck" that her father Joseph Hathaway had bought from William Peirce in 1806. Wealthy died on 10 April 1863 at age 53 of consumption in Rochester. Consumption was the former medical term for tuberculosis. Wealthy did live to see the marriage of her two children.


34. LUCY9 CHURCHILL (Stephen8, Hannah7 Barnes, Sarah6 Bradford, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 12 Jan 1767. She married Samuel Bradford, son of Josiah Bradford and Hannah Rider, on 24 Nov 1785 in Plymouth; "both of Plymouth". She married Lazarus Harlow, son of John Harlow and Mary Rider, on 4 Aug 1814 in Plymouth; Marriages solemnized by the Rev. Mr. James Kendall of Plymouth at Plymouth. "both of Plymouth".
Children of Lucy9 Churchill and Samuel Bradford were as follows:
There were no children of Lucy9 Churchill and Lazarus Harlow.

35. HANNAH9 CHURCHILL (Stephen8, Hannah7 Barnes, Sarah6 Bradford, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 30 Jun 1776. She married Lewis Harlow on 15 Apr 1796.
Children of Hannah9 Churchill and Lewis Harlow are as follows:

36. MARIAH9 CHURCHILL (Stephen8, Hannah7 Barnes, Sarah6 Bradford, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 20 Mar 1778. She married Southworth Shaw on 14 Oct 1798.
Children of Mariah9 Churchill and Southworth Shaw were as follows:

Generation Ten




37. HANNAH THOMAS10 BRADFORD (Harvey9, Samuel8, Josiah7, William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born in Wareham. She married Isaiah Hatch Snell, son of Otis H. Snell and Mary Ann Parker, on 9 Apr 1859. She died on 24 Nov 1889 in Rochester.
She Middle name from birth record of Annie Louisa. Death record and Hartley Family Bible give her age at death as 50 years, 11 months and 10 days.
Children of Hannah Thomas10 Bradford and Isaiah Hatch Snell all born in Rochester were as follows:
Hannah Bradford? and Isaiah Snell
Link to Picure of Isaiah Snell House

38. HENRY CLAY10 BRADFORD (Harvey9, Samuel8, Josiah7, William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born between 1832 and 1833 in Wareham. He married Rhoda Ann Taber, daughter of Cyrus Taber and Patience Votar, on 19 Mar 1854 in Little Compton, RI.
He was a nailor in 1860. He lived between 1860 and 1870 in Acushnet, Massachusetts.
Children of Henry Clay10 Bradford and Rhoda Ann Taber were as follows:

Generation Eleven




39. ANNIE LOUISA11 SNELL (Hannah10 Bradford, Harvey9, Samuel8, Josiah7, William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 25 Aug 1866 in Rochester. She married James Hartley, son of Greenwood Hartley and Ann Emmet, on 30 Apr 1885 in Long Plain Baptist Church, Acushnet, MA. She died on 31 May 1961 in Rochester, MA, at age 94. She was buried in Sherman Cemetery, Rochester, MA.
She was a Housewife.
Children of Annie Louisa11 Snell and James Hartley all born in Rochester were as follows:

40. CHARLES BLACKMER11 SNELL (Hannah10 Bradford, Harvey9, Samuel8, Josiah7, William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 5 Oct 1868 in Rochester. He married Mildred May Packard circa 1905. He died on 6 Sep 1949 at age 80.
He Hartley Family Bible birthdate of Nv. 5, 1869. He was a farmer in 1900 in Rochester, Massachusetts. He lived in 1907 in 74 Brunswick St, Brockton. He was a shoe operator in 1907.
Children of Charles Blackmer11 Snell and Mildred May Packard are:
Children of Charles Blackmer11 Snell include:

41. ISAIAH HERBERT11 SNELL (Hannah10 Bradford, Harvey9, Samuel8, Josiah7, William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 19 May 1879 in Rochester. He married Lillian Howland on 15 Aug 1908 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts. He died on 20 Jun 1944 at age 65.
He was a carpenter in 1930 in Rochester, Massachusetts.
Children of Isaiah Herbert11 Snell and Lillian Howland were as follows:

42. WALTER BURBANK11 BRADFORD (Henry10, Harvey9, Samuel8, Josiah7, William6, William5, William4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 4 Dec 1857 in East Taunton. He married Olive A. Collins in 1882 in Acushnet.
He was a teamer, general work. He was a teamster in 1884.
Children of Walter Burbank11 Bradford and Olive A. Collins were as follows:



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