Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rebecca Bradford Miller, Her Parents and Maternal Grandparents

Now and then I will get back to the basics and post general information about our ancestors:


b.   22 Feb 1732, New Castle County, Delaware
m. 13 June 1778, Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland
d.  1814, Dunbar Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
bur. Hill Grove Cemetery, Fayette County, PA (location C-116)           
Father:  Abraham Miller                                Mother:  Rosannah Roddy

Wife:           REBECCA BRADFORD  (“Rebeckah” in William's military record)
b.  1760 (probably in New Castle County, Delaware, or Cecil County, Maryland)
d.  18 March 1835, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
bur. Hill Grove Cemetery, Fayette CountyPennsylvania (location C-116)
Father:  Samuel Bradford                             Mother: Sarah nee Bradford

1.        William Miller            b. 20 Aug 1779         m. Gracy Gallaher
2.        James Miller             b. 21 June 1781        m. Mary Dawson
3.        Samuel Miller            b. 1 May 1783           m. Rachel Dawson
4.        Abraham Miller         b. 4 Nov. 1785           m. (1) Nancy Blackburn  (2) Ann Early
5.        Jesse Miller               b. 7 Aug. 1787           m. Martha Allen
6.        Stephen Miller           b. 1790                       not married 
7.        Rebecca Miller          b. 21 July 1792          m. Josiah Allen
8.        David Miller                b. 9 October 1794     m. Susanna Warne


Rebecca Bradford Miller’s parents:

HusbandSAMUEL BRADFORD  (middle name may be Robert)
b.   1727, Northern Ireland
m.   (unknown)
d.    1782  (place unknown)
bur.  Unknown

Wife:         SARAH nee BRADFORD  [same last names, but no relation, except by marriage]
b.  abt. 1735
d.  1835
bur. Hill Grove Cemetery, Fayette Co., PA (location C-116)
Father:  Samuel Bradford                               Mother: Margret

1.  Rebecca Bradford    b. 1759                 m. William Miller 1778 in Elkton, Cecil Co, MD
2.  David Bradford          b. 1765                 m. Barbara Grimes 1786, Adams Co, OH 
3.  William Bradford        b. 8 Jan. 1770     m. Margaret Parkinson 20 Aug. 1779
4.  Jane                            no other info known
5.  Samuel                       no other info known; died young 

Rebecca Bradford Miller’s Maternal Grandparents

b.  abt 1710  (placed unknown)
m.  date unknown
d.   20 April 1767, Red Lion Hundred, New Castle Co, Delaware
Parents: Unknown

Wife:           MARGRET
No other info known 

William  b. abt 1729
Sarah     b. abt. 1735
Martha    No other info known

·         Unknown if this couple had other children unknown. These three were mentioned in their father’s will.
·         More information about son William:  m. Catherine Golden; d. 3 Oct 1795; bur. Old Drawyer’s [Presbyterian] Cemetery, Odessa, New Castle County, Delaware; had a son named Samuel Bradford who would have been Rebecca’s  cousin. This Samuel d. in 1790 and is also buried in the Old Drawyer’s Cemetery). 


  • The Allen Family Record, Family History Library, SLC, UT  US/CAN 929.273  Al1  No. 8554
  • Will of Samuel Bradford of Red Lion Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware
  • Other family records in my possession
 This summary was compiled by Donna Charpier Snider on 14 April 2014

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