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Sunday, August 17, 2014
Bradford's of Adams County, Ohio
Below is an old letter (possibly written between 1998-2000) found at the Rootsweb. It concerns different Bradford families in Adams County, Ohio. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of all the information, especially of any connection to Governor William Bradford of the Plymouth Colony, but it is for certain that the David Bradford below (in bold) who married Barbara Grimes), was for sure the brother of our Rebecca Bradford Miller (it is important not to confuse this David with his cousin David Bradford of Whiskey Rebellion fame). The William Braford mentioned below was also a brother to our Rebecca and was married to Margaret Parkinson.Perhaps more research is needed into this branch of the family who went to Adams County. If any of you followers or new readers descend through this branch, or if any knows of the writer of this letter, Joe Bradford of Justin, Texas, please do let me know. Sincerely, Donna Snider
County Hall, West Union, Adams County, Ohio
“[William Bradford] came to
Adams Co. and is buried on Lick
Skillet Road. William is the father of this branch
in Adams Co. His children were: Eveline b. 1801, Clarinda 1803, Benjamin 1804
See Note #1, David 1806, Samuel 1808 your query, Sophia 1809, Eliza 1811, Sarah
1813, Jane 1815, Rebecca 1818, Mary 1820, Margaret 1824. Note #1 Benjamin married Nancy Ann Burbage.
The Burbage family came to AdamsCounty from Berlin, Worcester Co. Maryland in 1816. ZadakiahBradford married
into the Burbage family (Tabitha Burbage) in Worcester Co. Maryland.
Family of Samuel Bradford
1808-1877: Samuel married Eliza N. Chase
Dec 3, 1837.
Eliza was b. Oct 22, 1822
d. Dec30 1894. Buried in the Bradford family lot
"A". Children were; William 1841-1912 married Naomi Brookover, Martin
1843-1869 was a doctor Parkison 1845-1919 married
Lizzy Marvin Marshall 1849-1877, Amos 1850-1904 married Kate H. Power, Samuel
Case 1853-1937 married Naomi Tinkler, John 1854-1855, Benjamin Cyrus 1857-1950
married Gertrude Davis.
Adams County, Ohio
There is another Samuel
Bradford near his age in AdamsCounty. He is Samuel
Grimes Bradford b. Dec 3
1813. His parents were Samuel G. Bradford who married Ruth
Shoemaker in Aug 11, 1811
in Adams Co. Capt Samuel G. Bradford was the son of General David Bradford and Barbara Grimes. Capt Samuel Bradford
died Aug 13, 1813
(War 1812). General David Bradford
1765-1854 who married Barbara Grimes was the son of Samuel Bradford 1727-1782
and Brother to William Bradford 1770-1862. Most of this family us buried in
West Union Twp. Adams Co. This Samuel Bradford 1727-1782 married a Sarah
Bradford (daughter of Samuel Bradford of Red Lyons, PA)"
In another e-mail from Dean
(Jul 97) he says: "I know of at least 3 different Bradford families who
lived in the Adams Co(town of Manchester) and Brown Co. (town of Aberdeen)
Ohio. One family if (sic) Gov. William Bradford. Many of them are buried in Aberdeen (across the river from MaysvilleKY).
The government once relocated a cemetery, and during the relocation the Bradford family was researched. This is the family of Samuel Bradford who came from Red Lyons, PA.
He served in the Delaware army during the Revolutionary War. I also know of
3 different Bradford families in Scioto Co. which is adjacent to Adams and BrownCounty.
I want to place is Samuel Bradford of Worcester Co. He has many descendents.
Samuel's family migrated to Marion Co. KY and established the town of Bradfordville…
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