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Essex County 

Early Records: 

From 1643 to 1746: 

With a few lines to the present day 
Compiled by 

Eleanor Bradley Peters 

(Mrs. Edward McClure Peters) 

Compiler of" Hugh Peter: A Mosaic" 
and " Peters of New England " 

U\)c lknickerbocl?er press 

New York 



who possessed all the strength and sweetness 
of the bradley nature 

My Mother 

(Mrs. Henry Hunter Peters) 

And My Aunt 


(Mrs. Nathaniel Saltonstall Howe) 



Summary: (Heraldry; Personality) 

Geography and Topography: Environs of Haver 
HILL (West Parish) 

Origin of the Family . 

Early Bradleys in New England, 

Dorchester .... 

Rowley and New Haven 

Ipswich ..... 

Early Daniel Bradleys in New England 

Daniel I. ..... . 

Daniel II. . . . . . . 

Daniel III. ...... 

Bradley of Essex County: Part I. Daniel IV. 
Daniel, Jr. . 

Part II. Joseph ...... 

Part III. Amos. Caleb. Capt. Daniel 

Part IV. William. Joseph and Jonathan . 

Part V. Isaac. Abraham .... 













Unplaced: John, 1724 

Allied Families (Descendants through Daniel 
Joseph, William, and Jonathan) 

Revolutionary Rolls ..... 

New Haven ...•••• 

Francis Bradley of Fairfield, Connecticut 

Index to Bradley Names . . . • 

General Index ...... 






Map of Haverhill .... Frontispiece 

Signature of Daniel Bradley to the Lease of the 

Parsonage Farm (1682) 40 

Gravestone of Ruth Bradley Johnson (1708), Pen- 
tucket, Haverhill 54 

Statue to Hannah Dustan, Contoocook Island, 

near Concord, N. H 65 

Dustan Statue, City Hall Park, Haverhill (taken 

1915) 66 

Petition of John Wells and Joseph Bradley; 
Written by Joseph Bradley and Bearing his 
Signature (1706) 79 

Gravestone of "Mr. Joseph Bradley" (1754), North 

Parish, Haverhill 87 

Former Residence of William Bradley (since 
Known as the Wingate House; Supposed to 
have been Built about 1735 ; Taken about 1908), 
Broadway, Haverhill 107 

Latter Part of the Will of William Bradley with 

his Signature (1780) 108 

Gravestone of Joseph Bradley, North Andover 

(1802) 109 

Gravestone of Sarah Osgood Bradley (1790), North 

Andover iii 

viii Illustrations and Signatures 


Gravestone of Jonathan Bradley (i8i8), and that 
OF HIS Second Wife, Sally Ayer (1820), North 
Andover; her Signature (1818) . . . .112 

Miniature of Ann Bradley (Mrs. Leonard Dalton 

White, 1827) 113 

Photograph of Charles Bradley (Probably 1868) 
and Signature (1824); Signature of his First 
Wife, Sarah Smith (1824) 118 

Portrait (about 1880) of Charles Smith Bradley, 

and his Signature 120 

Photograph of Harrison Bradley (about 1868?) . 123 

Photograph of Susan Bradley (Mrs. A. W. 

Thayer) (about 1875?) her Signature (1824) . 124 

Photograph of James Bradley Thayer (1889); his 

Signature (1900) 128 


(heraldry, personality) 

This volume conforms to its title "Early Records"; 
it is not intended as a genealogy, although it may serve as 
a foundation for one. 

Begun as a genealogy many years ago, the unusual and 
interesting features disclosed in the lives of the early 
frontier families, caused the compiler to widen the scope 
of this little work, so that it now includes certain con- 
temporaneous events, in which neighbors and relatives 
played a more conspicuous part than did the members of 
the Bradley family, but in which the Bradleys were, 
nevertheless, more or less intimately concerned. These 
pages are, therefore, first of all, a record of New England 
frontier struggles and vicissitudes, and as such, the com- 
piler believes that this volume will rest upon a more 
enduring foundation, be of larger interest and of greater 
value, than were it a genealogy merely. 

With this end in view, while the earliest years have been 
fully recorded, few lines have been carried to the middle 
of the eighteenth century, and one only — the compiler's 
own — has been brought to the present day. 

It is difficult to say just where history ends and tradi- 
tion begins, but the compiler has sought to distinguish 
between them, and has, first of all, founded her work 
upon town and parish records, gravestone inscriptions, 
deeds, county courts, probate, state archives, and revolu- 
tionary rolls. Historical and genealogical magazines 
have been consulted, as well as a few town and family 

2 Summary 

histories, but in most cases authorities have been given, 
and tradition, attractive as it is in Mirick's (really Whit- 
tier's) little history, has been made to play its part as 
tradition only. 

Frankly acknowledged as such, tradition is of real and 
picturesque value, abounding in side-lights and sugges- 
tions, full of hints and contemporary vistas, often replete 
with poetry and action ; but woe to him who attempts to 
build upon it! Especially when tradition has wandered 
from its cradle does it appear to divest itself of credibility, 
while so long as it remains upon the spot where it was 
born it seems to suffer little change; often a single 
removal will deprive it of all its original features. Gene- 
alogy itself is too often insecure, and one must not infre- 
quently beware that the superstructure be not too heavy 
for the foundation. 

The American of to-day, once certain of his family 
history, sees no obstacle to the immediate possession of 
coat-armor, and it is true that there are more ways than 
one of obtaining it : A lady looking over a collection of 
heraldic emblems, in the Astor Library, halted at one and 
casually remarked: "This is pretty, I will take this one," 
— and take it to Tiffany she actually did, and it was at 
once emblazoned upon her note-paper. A well-known 
Englishman, one of the last of his family, passing along 
the streets of Paris, saw his own arms upon the panel 
of a carriage; taking his penknife from his pocket he 
carefully erased the emblem and went more peacefully 
upon his way. These incidents were related to the 
compiler as facts, and each is of great significance; a man 
stealing a purse can be arrested, but for the purloining 
of coat-armor, — of the very blood and marrow of a 
family, — there is no redress. The fact that certain arms 
pertain to certain names does not indicate that all those 
bearing that name are entitled to that armor; one in- 

Summary 3 

herits arms as one does one's ancestry, and only the lineal 
descendants of him to whom that armor was granted are 
entitled to its use: a coat-of-arms is a portion of a man's 
family history, and he who makes use of certain armor is 
proclaiming aloud, so that all who understand can read, 
that his ancestors accomplished such and such deeds. It 
is awkward to make an assertion you cannot substantiate, 
it is more awkward to be caught in the act ; but most of 
all is it embarrassing to discover that certain arms, while 
they pertain to the name, do not belong to the branch of 
the family from which you descend, for that is an open 
avowal that you do not know your own ancestry. As a 
matter of fact the use of arms in this country is a solecism, 
and even when of undoubted inheritance must almost 
inevitably be viewed, by others, with ill-concealed doubt 
and scantly -veiled ridicule. To all inquiries, therefore, 
about Bradley coat-armor, the compiler must reply that 
she is in total ignorance of the subject, and that the only 
indication that we have rests upon the tankard, apparently 
first owned by Captain Stephen Bradley of Guilford, and 
given by him, so say the authors of " Francis Bradley of 
Fairfield, Connecticut," to his granddaughter Sarah, who 
became Mrs. Beecher of Williamstown, Massachusetts. 

But if arms cannot be produced by the compiler, she 
can testify to the appearance and character of three, if 
not four, generations of the name.' As far as she is 
cognizant they are of large bone and of heavy build, of 
great height, superb carriage, and striking presence. What 
she has been accustomed to consider as the Bradley color- 
ing, is a dark greenish-gray or brownish eye, rather dark 
brown hair, and somewhat sallow complexion, though she 
admits that she knew the older members of the family 
after their youth was passed. Mrs. Leonard White, 
afterwards Mrs. Warner Whittier, was, judging from 

' The compiler has actually seen five generations. 

4 Summary 

descriptions and from her miniature, a typical Bradley, 
and so was her sister Mrs. A. W. Thayer and their brother 
Charles. Mrs. Whittier was a woman of great beauty, 
with all the height and carriage considered an attribute of 
her father's family, nevertheless the compiler has been told 
that her waist could be spanned by her husband's hands. 
Accompanying the fine appearance of the Bradleys was a 
strong and sterling character, and a disposition of great 
gentleness and sweetness. Their intellectual qualifica- 
tions were also of a very high order: in fact of all the 
families from which the compiler descends, and of most of 
which she has made a study, the further she investigates 
the more is she satisfied that there is not one more noble 
in character or more elevated in intellect than is this 


E. B. P. 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 
March i8, 1915. 


Each individual has his own number, this being given 
in Arabic numerals. Beside his individual number each 
person has, in smaller Arabic numerals, in parentheses, 
the order of his birth in his own family. Roman numerals 
are given to designate the generation. 

Every married male appears twice : once as the son 
of his father, and later, in his chronological order, as 
the father of his own children ; the same Arabic numeral 
accompanying him. 

Females appear but once, as after marriage they are 
merged in another family and their children bear the name 
of the father. In this volume a few departures from this 
(otherwise) invariable rule have been made by the com- 
piler, solely for her own satisfaction, and for that of other 
near relatives, in cases where the recent descent from the 
Bradley family is through females. To avoid confusion, 
as these individuals are not of the Bradley name, they 
have remained unnumbered. 

Ch. stands for children. 

Md. for married. 

b. for born. 

d. for died. 

Unmd. for unmarried. 

In some instances conflicting dates have been found; 
in most of these cases the two — or more — dates have been 
given. It is not easy to decide between the correctness 
of town records or the family Bible as one has often been 
as carelessly, or as infrequently, entered as the other. 


6 Guide 

In some parishes the clergyman appears to have written 
up his parishioners once in six months, or possibly only 
once a year: But the compiler contends that the differ- 
ence of a few days is, as a general rule, of no consequence 
whatever provided the descent is correct. Genealogy 
can give no proof of its own correctness, and only in rare 
instances does it greatly matter just when a person was 
born or just when he died. 


Parsonage Hill lies close to the New Hampshire 
border and almost due north of that part of Haverhill 
where dwelt Daniel and Joseph Bradley. If we cannot ex- 
actly place the location of their residence ^ we can at any 
rate approximate ; they must have lived upon that high 
plateau in the West Parish, now crossed longitudinally 
by Hilldale Avenue and North Broadway: there dwelt 
not only the Bradleys, but the Eatons, Emersons, Web- 
sters, Whittakers, Heaths, Littlehales, and Dustans. Little 
River flows along the southeastern side of this plateau, and 
empties into the Merrimac near the post-office in Haverhill, 
though its outlet is obscured, as it disappears before reach- 
ing the railway station. Little River, in the old record, 
is also called Sawmill, Indian, and West River; it is un- 
doubtedly the same as " Bradley's brook," ^ for the records 
give that brook as lying to the "north, northeast, east, and 
southeast of Joseph Bradley's land," and an island in 
"Bradley's brook" can only be the island in Little River 
southeast of Hilldale Cemetery and close to the railway 
track of the Boston & Maine road. Joseph Bradley's 
sawmill must have been about where now stands the 
Rosemont station. The records are full of landmarks: 

' A tablet indicating the supposed site of Joseph Bradley's garrison house 
was placed, some years ago, at Heath Place and North Broadway, Haver- 
hill; it has since disappeared. 

^ There is a small brook running from the west (approximately) and 
emptying into Little River, but it seems unhkely that this should be 
"Bradley's brook." 


8 Geography and Topography 

"Sawmill meadow," "a great rock," "twelve acres or 
thereabouts of meadow," "by the brook," "Merrymake 
river," "Hawk's meadow brook," "brook in Methuen," 
"North meadow brook," "Giles lake" (also a brook), 
"Spickett meadow," and "Spickett River" which is in 
Salem, N. H. Long Hill is now in Atkinson to the east 
of the road from that village to Hampstead; Country 
brook is in the East Parish and has been made famous by 
Whittier ; Brick-kiln plain also lies east of Haverhill ; and 
we have Flaggy meadow, Jamaica Path, and Hog Hill. 
Fishing River, which is a branch of Little River, rises south 
of Sweet Hill, in Plaistow, N. H., from a spring in the 
woods; it is called Mankill brook where it first crosses 
the road, (three white men are said to have been killed 
here by the Indians) , becomes Watts brook at the Pollard 
Road, Seavey at Main Street in Plaistow and the same at 
Peaslee's Mill, (in the old record called Honey ball Mill;) 
the brook then runs into Harriman's and becomes Fishing 
River, emptying into Little River, somewhat above 
Dustin Square in Haverhill. ' Merry's Creek lies to the 
west ; Great Pond is now Kenoza Lake, and Plug, or Ayer's 
Pond, is now called Lake Saltonstall. 

Old Norfolk County, in 1643, comprised all towns north 
of the Merrimac, until January, 1680, at which time New 
Hampshire became a royal province, and the four most 
northern towns were then taken from Massachusetts, so 
that Haverhill and Salisbury alone remained to that State. 

Haverhill formerly took in Haverhill, Methuen, the nor- 
thern part of Lawrence, Atkinson, nearly all of Plaistow, 
a large part of Salem, N. H., and all but a small portion 
of the northern part of Hampstead. Plaistow was set 
off in February, 1749, and Atkinson set off from Plaistow 
in 1767. The line between the two States was not finally 

' On a map of Haverhill dated 1909 (Walker, Boston), it is called Snow's 
brook just before it empties into Little River. 

Geography and Topography 9 

drawn until 1741, so that the parents of our great-grand- 
mother, Sally Ayer, (who married Jonathan Bradley) , and 
who had always dwelt in Haverhill, Massachusetts, found 
themselves, though still residing in the same house and on 
the same spot, to be residents of Plaistow, New Hampshire, 
in the year 1742. 

Dover at first included Durham and Stratham. 

Portsmouth included Newcastle, Newington, Greenland, 
and part of Rye. 

Exeter consisted of Epping, South Newmarket, Brent- 
wood, and Fremont. 

Hampton comprised North Hampton, Kingston, East 
Kingston, Danville, Kensington, Hampton Falls, and parts 
of Rye and Seabrook. 

Salisbury possessed Amesbury, Merrimac, South Hamp- 
ton, Newton, and a portion of Seabrook. 


In Rowley, Massachusetts, is found the first progenitor 
of the Bradleys of Essex County: Daniel Broadley.' 

Who were his parents, or whence he came, is not known, 
neither is his age or his relationship to any of the other 
Daniels who appear in New England prior to 1662, and 
one of whom is first mentioned in Rowley itself in 1654, 
and in the Ipswich town records in 1645. 

Rowley was settled in 1639 by the Rev, Ezekiel Rogers 
and his parishioners. According to Cotton Mather the 
town was named for Rowley in the East Riding of York- 
shire, where Rogers had been pastor and which he left 
in 1638 for New England. 

Rowley, in England, is an extensive parish composed 
of several hamlets; there is one church and a rectory; 
the manor belongs to the Harrison-Bradley family.* 
Here we have a clue to a possible ancestry for the Brad- 
leys who are first mentioned in Rowley and the neighbor- 
ing town of Ipswich, though there seems to be no record 
of them until some years after the advent of the Rev. 
Ezekiel and his flock,-' the earliest mention being that of 
Mary, who was married to Thomas Leaver in Rowley, 
Sept. I, 1643. 

There are Bradleys, however, who appear in another 
part of Essex County earlier than this, and who may, or 
may not, be of the same family. 

' Who married Mary Williams in 1662. 
^ Essex Antiquarian, vol. xi., p. 36, January, 1907. 

3 This would easily be accounted for if, as probably was the case, no 
brirths, marriages, or deaths occurred during the interval. 


Origin of the Family ii 

There can be little doubt — though the compiler has 
no positive proof — that the Bradleys of New Haven were 
of the same family and near relations to those of Essex 
County, coming there and thence emigrating to New- 
Haven; the extraordinary similarity of the names of the 
children of the first William of New Haven to those of 
Daniel of Rowley and Haverhill being most significant. 
Joshua, who is " barely fifteen in 1653," marries in Rowley, 
Mass., May 26, 1663, Judith Lume (or Lumbe) and has 
a first child Martha born Feb., 1663-4; his second child, 
Joshua, born 1665, is recorded both in Rowley and in 
New Haven and seems to form the connecting link. 

The compiler has failed to find any record or proof of 
the statement that Benjamin Bradley, an apothecary, of 
London, came from Leicestershire, in 1600, and lived in 
the market town of Bingley, in the West Riding of York- 
shire; died abt. 1638; md. twice; his eldest son, William, 
came to America and joined the New Haven colony, 
July 16, 1645; he had five children by his second wife: 
Ellen, Daniel, Joseph, Nathaniel, Stephen. 

This statement will be found in the History of Canter- 
bury, New Hampshire, by Colonel Lyford, who gives no 
authority for it. 


1636 John "Brateley" was in Salem with William 

William Allen is said to have been born in Manchester, 
England, about 1602. He was one of the Dorchester 
company at Cape Ann in 1623, and came to Salem with 
Roger Conant in 1626; he was a freeman in 1631 ; he mar- 
ried Alice who died March 8, 163 1-2; he 
married (2) Elizabeth Bradley, sister of John Bradley, 
and she probably survived him. He and his second wife 
were among the early members of the Salem church. 
About 1640 he removed to Jeffries Creek, now Man- 
chester; he sold a house and land in Salem 1652, is called 
a carpenter in 1659. His will is dated June 7, 1678; 
proved 1679, 4/26. EHzabeth Bradley Allen was the sister 
of John Bradley who was first of Salem, then removed to 
Dedham, and then to Dorchester, where a son, Salathiel, 
was born to him and his wife Catharine, March 16, 
1641-2, and who died in Dorchester, May i, 1642. John 
himself died in Dorchester, in June, 1642. His will is 
dated the 28th of the fifth month (July), 1642, proved 
July 29, 1642; it is in the probate office in Boston: he 
states that he has no one to whom he can leave his estate 
but his wife Catharine and his brother-in-law William 

It is somewhat curious that we should have in Salem, 
simultaneously, a John Bradley and a William Allen, and 
at nearly, or quite, the same time, a John Allen and a 
William Bradley mentioned together in New Haven. 

Early Bradleys in New England 13 

Pope's Massachusetts Pioneers mentions Richard Brad- 
ley, shoemaker, of Boston, who married Anna (Hannah), 
widow of John Belden; she was admitted to the church 
7/3, 1648. Their children were: John, bap. 1/2, 1649, 
aged abt. six days; Anna, born 16/10, 1651; John, bap. 
28/10, 1651 ; Deliverance, born 3 Apr., 1655. John, the 
son, was a merchant and of the ship I?idustry; his will was 
probated Oct. 6, 1676, by his father Richard and his wife 
Mary. Richard died before Nov. 10, 1679, when the 
inventory of the estate was taken; filed Nov. 13th, by his 
widow Hannah. 

1648 Peter "Brately" of Salem, mariner; may be 
the same as Peter Bradley of New London, seaman, 1654, 
who md. Elizabeth, dau. Jonathan Brewster, early planter. 
They had three children : Elizabeth, Peter, Lucretia. 

Peter Bradley, 1648, own< J a sloop on the Sound: his 
son may be the Peter of Plymouth, 1683. 

Oct., 1687 Peter Bradley, of New London, wife Mary, 
dau. Christopher Christophers and sister of Richard 
Christopher; she d. Aug. i, 1687. 

1667-8 Dover Neck, N. H. John Bradley taxed there. 

1688, Feb. 26 Newbury. Training day endorsement: 
soldiers under ye command of Capt. Thomas Noyes : 
Henry Bradley. 

1689 Henry Bradley taxed in the North Parish, Ha- 
verhill, Mass. 

1689 Testimony and evidence taken against Sir 
Edmund Andros and Joseph Dudley : George Bradley. 

{Mass. Archives, vol.35, P- ^75-) 

1690 Receipt for articles sent to Mr. George Bradley; 
reed. 1690. from (?) (or for?) Antegua. Giles Firmin, 
field master of the ship, of Boston. Bradley is to be kept 
in prison in Boston for father's (?) 

14 Early Bradleys in New England 

1690, July 22. " George Bradley, now of Charlestowne." 

{Mass. Archives, vol. 36, p. 2yi.) 

1689 "Onosephorus Mash and Jno Bradley their 
oaths" abt illegal proceedings in Court; evidence and 
testimony taken against Sir Edmund Andros and Joseph 

{Mass. Archives, vol. 36, p. 261. Inter Charter, i68g-go.) 

This is probably an error and should read Daniel in- 
stead of John. See Daniel of Haverhill referred to in 
this connection with Onosephorus Mash (Marsh) in the 
year 1689. 

1695-6 Henry int. mar. with widow Judith Davis, 
Jan. 7. 

1728 Judith the wife of Henry Bradley died Nov. 14. 

1729 Henry Bradley of Newbury md. widow Han- 
nah Hendrick of Haverhill, Apr. 17. 

1 71 5 Margaret Bradley, of Gloucester, Mass., md. 
to John Liscomb. 


Nathaniel, b. d. (bef. 1677); md. Dor- 

chester, Jan. 29, 1666, Mary, dau. Richard Evans and 
Mary b. Dorchester, Feb. 9, 1640. 

1642 Richard Evans was freeman. 

Children of Nathaniel and Mary Evans: 

(1) Mary, b. Dor. 7d. 5 mo. 1667; d. aged 17, "ye 8 of 
March, 1684-5." Gravestone in Upham's Corner ceme- 
tery, Dorchester. 

(2) Susannah, b. Dor., 13 d. 10 mo., 1669; admitted to full 
communion, Nov. i, 1696. 

(3) Elizabeth, b. Dor. March 15, 1672-3; d. unmd. "aged 
50 years," Jan. 25, 1722-3. 

(4) Nathan, b. Dor. March 12, 1675. 

(5) John, b. Dor. Oct. 25, 1678 (perhaps md. Thamson 

who d. "wife of John Bradley," Sept. 6, 
1723, in her 34th year. Gravestone Upham's Corner 
graveyard, Dorchester). 
1664 William Bradley signs a petition as one of the 
inhabitants of Dorchester. 

"Lydia Bradley, aged 2 yrs., d. Dor. Dec. 20 — 1724." 
1700 Wm. Bradley 
1668 Nathan Bradley 

1673 " 

1680 " " Sexton 





1643. Mary, md. in Rowley, to Thomas Leaver. 

The will of Thomas Leaver, March 25, 1684. Agree- 
ment between Mary Leaver and her son Thomas, Ap. 
15, 1684, "relict of Thomas Leaver of Rowley deceased"; 
her two daughters. 

It is possible that she is a sister of William of New 
Haven, and half-sister of Daniel, also of New Haven, 
drowned, 1658, unmd. It can hardly be that Elizabeth 
who md. William Allen, and John Bradley who died in 
Salem, 1642, are near relatives of the New Haven or 
Rowley family. 

11. Joshua, born ("barely fifteen in 1653," 

of New Haven), md. in Rowley, Mass., Judith Lume (or 
Lumbe) (dau. Lume and Ann ) , May 26, 1 663 ; 

and had children: (i) Martha, born Rowley, Feb. 20, 
1663-4; (2) Joshua, born in Rowley, 1665.^ 

An inventory was presented to Ipswich Court of the 
estate of Ann Lumbe, deceased, amounting to £49; 
Court ordered an equal division of estate between the 
two daughters of the deceased, Judith Lumbe and Susan- 
nah Lumbe, which was performed. The house and lot 
fell to Susannah and the movables to Judith. Joshua 
Bradley acknowledged the above agreement between his 
wife Judith and his sister Susannah, which he approves. 

" Before me, Daniel Dennison, March 18, 1664, recorded 
March 20." 

{Records of Ipswich Court, vol. ii., p. 225.) 

' Recorded as son of Joshua, New Haven, Conn., Dec. 31, 1665. It is 
also to be noted that the name, apparently always spelled Broadley by 
Daniel of Rowley and Haverhill, appears, at times, with the same spelling 
in New Haven. 



1652 Edward Bradley, Ipswich. 

1652 Samuel Bradley, of Ipswich. 

1663 Joshua Bradley. 

1652 Edward Bradley is a witness with Thomas 
Scott in a case of Mr. Baker of Ipswich who was sued for 
breach of an order requiring six bushels of malt to a hogs- 
head of beer at ^d. per qt. 

{Ipswich, 7 mo. 1652.) 

1634-5 Thomas Dorman, freeman, Boston, March 4. 

1634-5 First mention in Ipswich: four acres of 

1641 Commoner: Ipswich. 

1 65 1 Bought of Samuel Symonds, May i, a farm near 
Francis Peabody's, in Topsfield, where he died in 1670. 

His will is dated Ap. 4, proved May 3, 1670: he was 
abt. 70 years of age: mention of his sons Thomas and 
Ephraim, and of his "cosen Daniell Bradley." He has 
land in Rowley. His will is in Salem. 

(Hammett's Early Inhabitants of Ipswich.) 

Thomas Dorman, born Topsfield, Dec. 12, 1663, was 
the son of Thomas and Judith (Wood) Dorman (prob. 
grandson of the first Thomas) ; md. Elizabeth, dau. John 
Knowlton of Ipswich, Nov. 15, 1688; she was born March 
I, 1659. 

{Hist. Boxford, pp. 42, 43.) 

1660 Mention of Thomas Dorman senior and of 
Thomas junior. 

{Old Ipswich records.) 
2 17 

i8 Ipswich 

There is also supposed to be a relationship between 
Daniel Bradley and George Hadley of Rowley': Hadley 
settled in Rowley (now Bradford) in 1655. (Blodgette.) 
In 1663 there is mention of Joshua and Daniel Bradley, 
in connection with John Godfrey of Andover, Samuel 
Currier of Rowley, Edward Eymons (Eastman?) of Ha- 
verhill, George Hadley of Rowley, Theophilus Satch- 
well, Robert Haseltine, John Carleton of Haverhill, and 
Thomas Dorman. 

' Miss Charlotte H. Abbott, of Andover, thinks that the Bradleys were 
at first under the care of Thomas Dorman, and that Hadley md. a relative 
of theirs: also that Hadley was an uncle of Thomas Dorman. 


The first mention of a Daniel Bradley in connection 
with New England is to be found in 1635 when one is 
recorded as a prospective passenger on the' Elizabeth of 
London in April of that year. 

The compiler has been unable to discover any proof 
whatever, either that this Daniel left England, that he 
ever landed in this country, or that there was any con- 
nection between him and others of his name mentioned 
in New England between 1645 and 1662. It is possible 
that the first Daniel is the same as the second, though it 
is highly unlikely ; is impossible that he should be the same 
as the third, and out of all reason to believe him the same 
as the fourth.' 

It is impossible that the fourth Daniel should be the 
same as the third, it is most improbable that he was the 
same as the second, and alm.ost impossible that he should 
be the same as the first; it is, however, fairly probable 

' In the very early days it was a practically unvarying custom for men 
to marry at a very early age, — by the time they were twenty-one or even 
before. A bachelor was something unknown; young men were not allowed 
to keep up an establishment, and until they married they lived with their 
own or others' families. Mirick, in his History of Haverhill, speaks of 
"John Littlefield sued for Hving at twenty-two in a house by himself, 
contrary to the law of the country; he married at sixty-six": but this case 
is so unique as to be on record. It may therefore be considered impossible 
that Daniel should marry for the first time when he was forty-seven years 
of age, and the compiler has been unable to find the marriage of any Daniel, 
or the births of children to any Daniel, prior to 1662. It may safely be 
inferred that our original ancestor came from his native land bringing with 
him his children and probably his wife. 


20 The Early Daniel Bradleys in New England 

that the fourth is the son of the second. As a matter of 
convenience, although there may not have been more than 
three Daniels, and possibly only two, they are tabulated 
as Daniel I., Daniel 11. , Daniel III., and Daniel IV. 

It is noticeable that the first Daniel bears the name 
of Brodley and that the fourth Daniel, he of Rowley, 
is Broadley. 

Daniel I 

"8th Aprilis, 1635. Theis p'nes hereunder mentioned 
imbarqued in the Elizabeth of London, Wm. Stagg, Mr. 
bound thither are to be transported to New England: 
they have taken the oath of Allegiance and Supremacy e. 
P,s cert.[ified] from the parish of St. Alphage, Cripplegate, 
the Ministe ther. 

WM Holdred, tanner' (aged) 25 

Roger Preston, tanner " 21 

Daniell Brodley " 20 

Isaak Studman " 30 

"That these p'ties air no subsidie men, wee whose 
names hereunto air written belonging to Blackwell Hall 
do aver that they are none. 

' ' Robte ffaimds Thomas Smith ' ' 

{From Result of Researches by Samuel G. Drake.) 

^ William Holdred and his wife Isabell are mentioned in Salisbury, 
Mass., in 1640-41, when children are born to them — Sarah and Mary. 
They are also mentioned in Haverhill in 1662 and subsequently. 

Daniel II 

1645 Daniel Bradley, John Gage, and Humphrey 
Gilbert appointed to run the line with Wenham men 
between the towne of Wenham and Ipswich. 

{Signature of Daniel Bradley and oj five others.) 

1649 John Gage, Samuel Appleton, Daniell Bradley 
to run bounds between Salem and Ipswich. 

{Ipswich Town records.) 

1652 7 mo. Ipswich. Henry Archer sued for breach 
of an order requiring six bushels of malt to a hogshead of 
beer at 2>d. pr. qt. 

Witnesses : Daniell Broadley and John Emerie oj Newbury. 

{Same session.) Joseph Fowler of Ipswich presented 
for suspicion of wearing gold and silver lace upon a jacet 

Witnesses : William Goodhue and Daniell Broadley. 

1649 Dan. Bradly, Will. Adams, Anth. Potter, and 
Will. Pritchett made free. 

{Court held at Ipswich 2y/i, 1649.) 

{Records and files of the Quarterly Court held at Ipswich, Essex Co.) 

1 65 1 Court held at Ipswich 30/7 Daniel Bradly is a 
member of the grand jury. 

Daniel Bradley is presented for striking John Boynton 
and is fined. 

1652 12 mo. Joseph Fowler and WilUam [Goodhue?] 
presented for wearing gold and silver lace. 

(Witness : Daniel Bradley of Ipswich.) 

1653 7 mo. 27. Sworn to in Ipswich Court: "Daniel 
Broadley, Gloucester," testified that ''the goodman 

Daniel II 23 

Marshall did say at my house that Mistress Pirkins, Goody 
Evens, Goody Duch and Goody Vinsen that they weare 
under suspicion of being witches and that he thought 
that which was formerly by him and others [believed?] 
was now come forth." 

{Court records, Salem. Files, vol. ii., p. fg.) 

1654 John Gage, Daniel Bradley, and Humphrey 
Gilbert to riui the line between Ipswich and Salem. 

{Ipswich Town records.) 

Daniel III 

He is of the Bradley s of New Haven, son to Alice, and half- 
brother of William Bradley of that place, as well as ftill 
brother of Ellen, who md. John Allen, Nathaniel, Joshua, 
and Stephen. He took the oath of fidelity in 1657, the 
seventh day of the second month, at which time he must 
have been of age. He was drowned before Jan. 4, 1658, 
evidently unmd. 

1660. "An inventory of the estate of Daniel Bradley, 
late of Newhaven, was prsented, taken January 4th, 1658. 
by Willm Bradely and John Allen, amounting to £40-103. 
9d. besides wch their is a debt fro Rich: Fellowes not 
yet cleared, and a sithe not yet found, also some weareing 
cloaths wch were caryed away by the horse when he was 
drowned, not yet come to hand: the aforesaid appraisers 
witnessed vpon oath that it was a true and full inventory 
of the estate of the deceased, both for pcells and vallew, 
to ye best of their light, at a court at New haven, Jan. 4." 

"At a general court held at Newhaven for ye Jurisdic- 
tion, the 30th of May, 1660, There being a small estate 
left by Daniell Bradeley, deceased, the court was desired 
to declare how the estate should be disposed off, where- 
upon it was ordered that the estate of Daniel Bradeley 
(his inst. debts being paid) shall be divided amongst his 
relations, viz. his mother, brethren and sisters in equall 
portions, except Willm Bradely, who being a brother by 
the half only, is to have but a half share with the rest." 

{New Haven Colonial Records, p. §8.) 

Probate Court, New Haven. Inventory of estate of 


Daniel III 25 

Daniell Bradley, late of Newhaven, deceased, taken the 
4th of Jan., 1658. Value £33-15-06. 

Witnesses: William Bradley John Allen. 

(John Allen md. Ellen, half sister of William and full 
sister of Daniel, Nathaniel, Joshua, and Stephen of New 


Daniel IV 

I. Daniel, bom ; killed by Indians in 

Haverhill, Aug. 13, 1689; md. in Haverhill, May 21, 1662, 
Mary Williams, dau. John Williams and Jane , 

his wife, bom in Newbury, Sept. 20, 1641; d. Haverhill, 
Oct. 6, 1 714, and had nine children. 

//. Children of Daniel and Mary Williams: 

1 (7) Daniel, b. Rowley Merrimac (now Bradford), 
Feb. 14, 1662-3; md. ; ch. 

2 (2). Joseph, b. Rowley Merrimac (now Bradford), 
Feb. 7, 1664-5; ind. ; ch. 

3 (j). Martha, b. Hav. 1667; d. ; was 
md. Jan. 5, 1686-7,^ to Ephraim Gile, son Samuel Gile 
and Judith Davis his wife, b. Hav. Mar. 21, 1661-2; 
d. , and had nine children. 

4 {4). Mary, b. Hav. Mar. i, 1669-70; d. March 14, 

5 (5). Mary, b. Hav. Ap. 16, 1671; d. ; 
was md. in Hav. Jan. 23, 1690-91, by Major Pike, 
("Mary Broadley") to Bartholomew Heath, son John 
Heath and Sarah Partridge his wife, b. Hav. Sept. 3, 
1667; d. (no record; last child b. Dec. 27, 1701; — 5 
children); she was md. (2) (no record; first child b. 
Ap. 14, 1706) to James Heath, son Josiah Heath and 
Mary Davis his wife, b. March 25, 1683, d. 

' Marriage rec. in Hav. and Amesbury, perf . by Thomas Wells of Amesb. 


Bradley of Essex County 2^ 

6 (d). Sarah, b. Hav., Aug. 19, 1673; d. Kingston, N. H., 
July, 17, 1732, aged 61^;^ she was md. in Hav., Dec., 
1697, to James Beane (3d wife), b. , 
d. (was living in Kingston 1708), and had seven children. 

7 (7). Hannah, b. Hav., May 28, 1677; d. ; 
was md. in Hav., 1697, to Joseph Heath, son Joseph 
Heath and Martha Dow, his wife, b. Hav., Mar. 23, 
1672-3, d. , and had nine 
ch.: 1st Samuel, b. Sept. 8, 1698; 9th Hannah, b. Oct. 
18, 1718. 

8 (8). Isaac, b. Hav., Feb. 25, 1680; md. ; ch. 

9 (p). Abraham, b. Hav., Mar. 14, 1683-4; md. ; ch. 

"May ye 22 — 1662 These presents witnesseth that wee 
William Holdredg and Isabell his wyfe of Haverhill in 
ye county of Norfolk have given, granted and sold and 
by these presents give grant and sell to John Carleton of 
ye towne aforesaid, viz. fowerscore acers of upland bee 
it more or less lying and being in ye bounds of Haverhill 
aforesaid bounded att ye North-east corner by a black 
Oack adjoyning to ye farme called ye parsonage farme; 
att ye South-east corner with a brooke only from thence 
to goe to a stump that was marked by ye Lott layers 
from thence to goe westward to a tree at a long hill end, 
from thence to ye corner of John Chenery's third division 
to ye comer that is marked between ye farme and John 
Chenery's lott and bounded by the farme upon the North 
side the which fowerscore acers of land being ye second 
and third division of a five acer Lott and also five acres 
of meadow bee it more or less with three commonages, 

' "1738, July 17 in the morning, died Sarah Bean, setatis 6i; she had 
been an infirm woman for a long time; when I visited her a few days before 
she seemed in a very Christian frame and by wot I could judge we have 
comfortable hope of good estate." (Parish Record.) 

= Such mistakes are frequent; probably the 5 (she was 65) was made 
like a i. 

28 Bradley of Essex County 

house, oarchyard, outhouses, fences with all piiviledge 
and appurtenances thereunto belonging, that is to say 
in all after grants after ye date herof for and in consider- 
ation of thirty and nine pounds all readie payd To have 
and to hold to him ye said John Carleton his heires. Ex- 
ecutors, Administrators, and Assignes forever: And wee 
the said William Holdred and Isabel his wyie doe covenant 
and promise to warrantize and defend the sale of ye afore- 
said land to him the said John Carleton his heires, Ex- 
ecutors, Administrators, and assignes, against all persons 
whatsoever clayming right in by from or under mee the 
said William Holdredg and Isabell his wyfe their heirs, 
Executors, Administrators and assignes. In witnesse 
hereof wee the said William Holdredg and Isabell his 
wyfe have hereunto sett to our hands and scales. 

"Signed sealed and DD [delivered] in ye presence of us 
"James Packer William Holdred 

(with his marke and scale) 
"George Brown Isabell Holdredg 

(with her marke and scale) ' 

' ' This deed was acknowledged by William Holdred to 
be his act and deed before ye court held at Salisbury ye 
9-2mo-i667 as attest 

"Thos. Bradbury rec." 

1662 Town meeting, Rowley, June IQ, 1662. 

Rate, Dan. Bradley. 0-6-0 

"Daniell Bradley deposes that at the beginning of the 
last winter he went with Joshua Bradley and John God- 
frey to the house of George Hadley and said Joshua asked 
Godfrey to let him a yoake of oxen; he said he would let 
him a yoake of oxen which were the said Hadley 's," etc. 

' Norfolk County Records, vol. ii., p. 83, part i. (leaf 97, new book). 

Bradley of Essex County 29 

Joshua Bradley vs. John Godfrey of Andover for 
refusing to let him have a pair of oxen he hired of him.^ 

1663 March: Deposition of Samuel Currier of Rowley, 
Edward Eymons of Haverhill aged 40, in a deposition in 
regard to John Godfrey's sale of a pair of oxen, etc. 

' ' To the constable of Rowley or his deputy ; you are 
required in his Majestyes name to attach the goods or for 
want thereof the body of John Godfrey and take bond of 
him to the value of twenty pound with sufisient surety or 
suretyes for his personall appearance at the next court held 
at Ipswich the last day of this month March, the 20, to 
answer the complaint of Joshua Bradly an action of the 
case for non performance of a bargain he refusing to deliver 
to him a paire of oxen he hired of him . . . whereby he 
is damnified and to make a [illegible] under your hand 
before me the 23 of March 1662. 

" By the court Robert Lord." ^ 

" The deposition of Daniel Bradley who saith that about 
the beginning of winter last he went with Joshua Bradley 
unto George Hadleyes house John Godfrey went alsoe 
with us, att which tyme the sayd Joshua Bradlye spake 
to the sayd Godfrey to lett him a yoake of oxen. John 
Godfrey replyed he would lett him a yoake of oxen which 
were the said George Hadleyes which the said Godfrey sayd 
he had at George Hadley's, this yoake of oxen the sayd 
Godfrey did at that tyme lett unto the sayd Joshua 
Bradley for two yeares for fortye shillings a yeare and 
the sayd Godfrey was to stand to the Hazard of them. 
Joshua Bradley asked the sayd Godfrey when he should 
receive the sayd oxen, Godfrey replyed he should receive 
them either then or att the Spring following and sayd he 
could compell George Hadlye to keepe them till the spring. 

' Index to Norfolk Court Records, vol. v.-viii., p. 263. 
^ Vol. viii., p. 126. 

30 Bradley of Essex County 

George Hadleye offered to have hired them and to have 
given the sayd Godfry forty shilhngs a yeare for them 
and stand to the hazard of them, but Godfrey refused 
saying he had lett them to Joshua Bradley and his word 
should be as good as a bond. 

" Sworne before me March 28, 1663, Daniel Dennison " 

"This attachment was served upon a yoake of oxen of 
John Godfrey's and twenty bushels of wheat by Mr. 
Samuel Currier ye Constable deputy of Rowley March 
25, 1662." 

" A deposition of Samuel Currier's concerning the oxen: 
he went with Joshua and Daniell Broadley to George 
Hadley's house, etc." Also deposition of Daniel Ela on 
the same matter. 

1663 " Daniell Bradley deposes and Thomas Dorman 
deposes and names his uncle Hadley who desired him with 
Theophilus Satchwell and Robert Haseltine and John 
Carleton to run a line between sd. Uncle Hadley and 
Robt. Haseltine. (This was a case of George Hadley of 
Rowley vs. Robt Haseltine for felling and carrying away 
trees from his land and thereby claiming a title to about 
thirty acres of his land viz. George Hadley his land he 
bought of William Weld of Ipswich and was laid out by 
Joseph Jewett of Rowley and Theophilus Satchwell, etc.) 

1663 Deposition of Daniell Bradley : " This deponent 
saith that George Hadlye desired him to goe with him to 
Robert Haseltine's, the which he did, etc., etc. Sworn to 
before me, Daniel Dennison, March 28, 1663." 

Deposition of Thomas Dorman, about his being at 
Uncle Hadley's last spring, etc., etc. 

"1664 May 20, These presents witnesseth yt wee 
Philip Nelson, Jeremie Jewett and John Carleton, Execu- 
tors of Mr. Joseph Jewett of Rowley, in ye Coimty of 
Essex in New England have given granted and sold and 
doe by these presents give grant and sell unto Daniell 

Bradley of Essex County 31 

Bradly of ye town and county aforesaid, viz. fowerscore 
acres of upland, bee it more or less, lying and beinge in 
ye boundes of Haverhill, bounded at ye North-East 
comer by a black Oake adjoyninge to ye farme called ye 
parsonage farme and at ye South East comer with a 
brooke only," etc., etc. (continues with the bounds which 
are the same as those in the preceding deed; this being 
the same land that William Holdred sold to John Carleton) 
"for and in consideration of forty pounds all readie payd 
To have and to hold to him ye sd Daniell Bradly his 
heirs, Executors, Administrators or Assignes forever. And 
wee ye sd. Philip Nelson, Jeremie Jewett and John Carle- 
ton do covenant and promise etc., etc., in witness hereof 
wee ye sd executors of Mr. Joseph Jewett, Phillip Nelson, 
Jeremie Jewett and John Carleton have sett to our hands 
and seale ye day and yeare above mentioned. 

"Signed sealed and DD in ye Philip Nelson 

presence of me : James Pecker (with a seale to it) 

* ' Twiford West John Carleton 

" Mary West (with a seal to it) 

(Jewett did not sign) 

" Mr. John Carleton acknowledged the deed before me 
ye 10 of ye 5 mo — 67-before me Simon Bradstreety ' 

1664 Oct. 9 (Mortgage) " Daniel Bradley, of Rowley 
in N. E. Essex County for £20 paid by Abraham Jewett of 
Rowley, conveys land he bought of executors of Mr. 
Joseph Jewett, Philip Nelson, and John Carleton, four- 
score acres in Haverhill " [bounds then given as in previous 
deed] : " the fourscore acres being the second and third divi- 
sion of a five -acre lot the executors bought of William Hol- 
dred of Haverhill, also five acres of meadow with three 
commonages, house, orchyard, and houses, fences, privi- 
leges and appurtenances ; provided always Daniel Bradley 
pay to said Abraham Jewett or heirs £20 ; ye one half, viz 

' Norfolk Records, new book, part ii., vol. ii., pp. 267-277. 

32 Bradley of Essex County 

ten pounds in current merchantable wheat and porke at 
merchants prices, the other ten to bee payd in neat cattle 
not exceeding six years of age upon ye first day of May 
in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred and 
sixty eight at ye now dwelling house of ye aforesaid 
Abraham Jewett or in any place in ye towne of Rowley 
where hee or they shall appoint And then the present 
writing to bee voyde and of none effect or else to remayne 
in full force, strength and virtue. In witness whereunto 
I have sett my hand and scale Oct. 9, 1664. 

'* In ye presence of Daniel Bradly 

" Samuel Brocklebank (with a seal) 

" Jonathan Piatt 

" Acknowledged before Daniel Dennison Mar. 16, 1666 " 
* 'Abraham Jewett doth acknowledge ye promised amount 
Mar. 12, 1674-5: [The full amount was paid in 1678.] 
"Witnesses: Thomas Lovell,^ John Jewett" ' 

{Norfolk Court records, vol. ii.) 

March 6, 1665-6 " Voted and granted that Daniel 
Bradley shall have one ox common and an half of land 
adjoining to his own land, if it be there to be had, and if 
not then he shall take it up on the other side of the Fish- 
ing river near adjoining to John Williams sen. ox common 
land, this day granted." 

{Hav. Town records, vol. in., p. 208; vol. i., p. 204.) 

1667-8 March 3 "It was this day voted and granted 
that Daniel Bradley hath liberty to take up five acres of 
land that was due to him for one ox common being part 
of Will Holdridge's lot that piece of land below his house 
joining to the Parsonage farm." 

{Hav. records, vol. i., p. 34; p. 208.) 

1668 The will of John White of Haverhill speaks of 
"30 acres of upland out of my 100 acres beyond Daniel 
Bradlie's to the westward." 

' Both of Rowley. 

Bradley of Essex County 33 

"Thos. Dow (his D mark) of Haverhill and wife Dorcas 
(her T mark) for £22 conveyed to Thos. Easman of Haver- 
hill twenty acres of land in Haverhill by Philip Easman, 
Little river and way that goeth to Daniel Bradley's." 

July 18, 1673 Wit.: Gilbert Wilford (his W mark) 
and Daniel Clarke; ack. July 18, 1673, before Nath. Sal- 
tonstall, Commissioner. 

{Essex Antiquarian, July, IQOQ.) 

1673 Daniell Bradley of Haverhill in Norfolk County 
N. E. for £12 secured by bill under the hand of Philip 
Easman he of Haverhill sells to him land lying in Haver- 
hill called the ox common eight acres and one quarter, 
bounds on parsonage farm, a great Rock, white oak which 
is the mark of Thos. Linfurth ' down the Brook to Sawmill 
river and down river to great red oak and westward to a 
small black oak and back to the white oak. 

Dec. 24, 1673 Henry Kingsbury Daniel Bradley 
Samuel Kingsbury 

Ack. Dec. 24, 1673, rec. of May 7, 1684. 

(Norfolk Court records, vol. Hi., old book, p. 333.) 

1673 " I Daniell Bradley of Haverhill in Norfolk 
County N. E. for good security in bills taken of Samuel 
Belknap of Haverhill sell to him two and one half acres of 
second division of meadow lying in Haverhill beyond a place 
called Spicket ; bounds with a white oak and a pine on the 
N. E. end, and compassed about with upland; also two 
commonages in Haverhill and all priviliges belonging, 
after the fourth division already granted is layd out, and 
he defends the title against any claims, [that?] his wife 
Mary could make. 

'' Henry Kingsbury Philip Easman Dec. 24, 1673. 

Ack. same date; rec. March 25, 1685." 

1673 Dec. 20 WilHam Holdridge's bounds of the 
second and third division with the bounds of a parcel of 

^ His name seems to have been Lilford. 

34 Bradley of Essex County 

land which adjoins to it for which Holdridge was to allow a 
highway through his land to the Parsonage farm "and 
also William Holdridge did agree with us, viz. Theophilus 
Satchwell and George Browne to make and maintain a 
cart bridge over the brook that runs through the land. 
The bounds of the land are as followeth: A white oak at 
the east between Richard Littlehale and Holdridge, and 
so to a black oak stump between the Parsonage farm and 
Holdridge; and so westward to a dead black oak marked 
by the sawmill path, and so westward to a small white 
oak which is the corner line between the Parsonage farm 
and William White and Holdridge and so running along 
with William White southward to a great white oak 
marked upon the plain, and from this white oak eastward 
to a red oak at Long hill end," etc. 

[Hav. Town records, vol. i., p. 117.) 

(Above continued, p. ii8) " Eight acres and one quarter 
of ox common land laid out by George Browne and Robert 
Swan unto Daniel Bradley upon the right of William 
Holdridge's accommodations; bounded on the north with 
the Parsonage farm and a great rock, and from the rock 
to a white oak which is Thos Linfurth's mark, and so 
down the brook to the sawmill river, and so down the 
river to a great red oak marked, and from the red oak 
westward to a small black oak marked and so to the white 
oak first mentioned." 

1674 Feb. 24, — "highway laid out from the Parsonage 
farm to the highway that cometh from Hog hill of four 
rods wide through the land that was William Holdridge's." 

{Hav. Town rec, vol. i., p. 152.) 

1674 Apr. 14 Court held at Salisbury : Mathias Button, 
due from Dan" Bradley. 

The Ministry Land — "a farm called the Parsonage 

Bradley of Essex County 35 

farm, lying near to land of Daniel Bradley the bounds are 
... a piece of meadow in the Sawmill meadow which 
formerly Robert Ford laid claim to." 

{Hav. Town rec, vol. i., p. 170.) 

Lease of the Parsonage farm. 

"Articles of Agreement made and concluded this four- 
teenth of July, 16 Hundred eighty-and two, between 
George Browne, Thomas Whittier sen. Daniel Lad sen. 
Robert Ford, and Josiah Gage, as Selectmen of and in the 
name and behalf and by virtue of special order of the 
town of Haverhill upon the north of Merrimack river, 
made April the 4th, 1682, on the one part, and Daniel 
Bradley of the same place, on behalf of 
himself and his heirs and assigns and successors, on the 
other part, Witnesseth 

" ist In primis That the said Selectmen have bargained 
with and therefore do hereby let, and to farm set unto the 
said Daniel Bradley and to his heirs and assigns for the 
full term of Twenty one years beginning and accounting 
from the twenty-ninth of September next after the date 
hereof till the next coming one and twenty years be fully 
completed and ended. All that upland in Haverhill lying 
for two hundred acres be it more or less, adjoining to land 
in the present possession of the said Daniel Bradley, The 
said two hundred acres being commonly known by the 
name of the 'parsonage farm,' laid out for the perpetual 
use and improvement of the Minister or Ministry of the 
said town as by their order and town act dated November 
30, 1660, may appear; in the case and condition that now 
the land is in as a wilderness and unimproved land: To- 
gether with Twelve acres, or thereabouts of meadow lying 
in a meadow called the sawmill meadow adjoining to the 
upland, which also by the town orders and acts is stated 
to the ministry, and annexed to the forementioned parson- 
age farm. 

~h i_ /C »!.;/ O vl? o 

36 Bradley of Essex County 

"2 In consideration of the land and meadow so let as 
above said for 21 years the said Daniel Bradley doth 
hereby bind himself and heirs and successors and assigns 
that may or shall live upon the said farm, or manage and 
have the improvement of all or part thereof, and every 
of them jointly and severally to the Selectmen now in 
being, and so to such as shall be annually chosen select- 
men of the place during the term on behalf of the town, 
or to such person or persons as the town or Selectmen 
shall order from time to time, or for one year or for longer 
time: To pay to him or them the annual rent of Five 
pounds in good and merchantable wheat. Rye, Barley, 
Peas, or Indian Corn, at the annual price set for the 
Country rate, or in good barrelled well packed beef and 
pork, at price current in said town at the successive times 
of payment; which is and shall be annually at or before 
the first of January: the first payment to be made in 
January next come twelve months; and the place of the 
delivery of the pay to be at Lt. George Browne's or Jno 
Johnson's sen. now dwelling places, or some other house 
that is or shall be between them in Haverhill, or as near 
to the present meeting house as said Browne's or John- 
son's or either of them are. 

"j The said Daniel Bradley for himself, and heirs, 
and assignes doth covenant and promise as abovesaid, 
that at his own cost and charge he shall and will within 
the space of five years next ensuing the twenty -ninth of 
September next, break up, and fence in and plant a good 
orchard upon the said land, in some convenient place of 
the full quantity of one acre of ground with a good sort 
of fruit in which orchard shall be planted not less than 
fourscore good appletrees handsomely placed as is usua 
in the planting of orchards; And that this orchard shall 
continually during the time of the lease, and till he assigns 
up land to the Lessor, be kept sufficiently and substan- 

Bradley of Essex County 37 

tially well fenced so as to prevent any damage to be done 
to all or any of the trees by cattle or any sort of creatures 
that are wont, and may if not kept out and prevented, 
do damage to orchards. 

"4 That the said Daniel Broadley or his heirs or assigns 
shall not at any time during the said Lease directly or 
indirectly, by himself or themselves or by any other person 
whatsoever, fall, cut down, or make any use of any wood 
or timber, straight or crooked now upon the land or tene- 
ment, or that during the term of the lease shall be upon 
the same, or suffer any other so to do by way of gift, sale, 
exchange, theft, or other wise if to him or them made 
known upon the penalty of the Town's, or their Select- 
men's, or orders reentry forthwith upon the said tenement, 
and his or their being turned out of the same and loosing 
the remainder of the lease, and suffering such other 
damages as may upon his, or their being prosecuted in 
law be recovered against him or them; Excepting only 
what wood or timber, he or they, shall have need to im- 
prove for their necessary use and improvement upon the 
farm for building, fencing, and firewood to be improved 
upon the said land, and in no wise to be carried off without 
special and particular license from the town or from the 
Selectmen from time to time. PROVIDED nevertheless 
that of what land he clears and doth fence in for corn 
land, he or they having first made use of what stuff and 
timber is suitable for fencing in of said peice, and the 
other improved land, he or they shall have liberty to carry 
off and dispose of the rest that is fit for post staves or 
firewood to any other inhabitant in Haverhill to be in the 
said town made use of. 

"5 That the said Daniel Broadley by himself or his 
heirs, or assigns shall build a dwelling-house and out 
housing upon the said farm at his own cost and charge 
without any limitation for dimension and if the building 

38 Bradley of Essex County 

at the expiration or end of the lease shall (by men to be 
indifferently chosen by both parties, viz. the Town or 
Selectmen in their order and Daniel Broadley or his heirs 
or assigns) be judged and valued to be then worth more 
than Ten pounds, then the town is to pay him or them 
what the said building or housing shall be appraised at 
more than Ten pounds; provided the whole sum of the 
valuation exceed not twenty pounds. And if they shall 
be estimated at more than twenty pounds then the said 
Daniel Broadley his heirs and assigns are to bear the whole 
charge thereof excepting only one of the Ten pounds or 
half the Twenty before mentioned. 

"6 That the said Daniel Broadley or his heirs or assigns 
shall constantly during the whole time of the lease, except- 
ing only the three first years, keep and maintain upon the 
farm by the use and improvement of the said land and 
meadow what stock of cattle, he or they can by said 
improvement; that so there may be wherewithall to 
manure the said land, and keep it in good heart. And 
therefore to that end the said Daniel Broadley and his 
heirs and assigns are hereby strictly obliged and bound, 
and do covenant with the Lessor, that he or they after 
the first three years of the above mentioned one and twenty 
years lease are expired and past, shall not directly or 
indirectly by him or themselves, or any other person or 
way or means carry off or suffer to be carried off from the 
said farm at any time any corn in the straw or husk ; or 
any grass, straw, husk, or hay; but that it shall be im- 
proved by maintaining and keeping a stock of cattle on 
the land: And that he or they shall not carry off 
therefrom as abovesaid any of the soil or dung that 
shall arise by the improvement of the said tenement, 
but that all and every part thereof shall duly and 
truely be laid according to the usual rules of good 
husbandry upon some part of the tillage land, or im- 

Bradley of Essex County 39 

proved land of the said farm or tenement for the better- 
ing thereof. 

"7 That what land of the said farm the said Daniel 
Broadley or his heirs or assigns shall at any time break 
up, or improve with corn, and after some use thereof shall 
think meet to lay the same open and down again ; he or 
they the last year of their so improving of the said land 
or field, shall sow the same with english grain and with 
also such a convenient and sufficient quantity of good 
English hayseed as is customary in such cases to be sown ; 
that so the farm in time may be overspread with good 
English grass for mowing or feeding. 

"(? The said Daniel Broadley or his heirs or assigns, 
or tenant upon the farm, shall at the expiration of the 
said lease of Twenty one years, leave all the fences that 
shall belong to the farm in good repair fit for service. 
And shall leave at least fifteen acres of kindly land of the 
farm in good tillage case and condition within a sufificient 

"9 That the said Daniel or his assigns notwithstanding 
the expiration of his lease, or term of Twenty one years 
upon the twenty ninth day of September shall have 
liberty to live upon the farm, and make use of the housing 
till the tenth of March next following for the spending 
of his hay and straw, &c with his stock and for the fitting 
of his crop for market and disposing of his corn. 

"Provided always, that the said Daniel Broadley or his 
assigns living there shall not hinder any other Tenent 
that may succeed him from coming upon the farm as soon 
as the lease is out in September, before Winter to plough 
and prepare, or in the winter time to provide as he shall 
see meet for his tillage and improvement the next year. 

"70 The said Daniel, or his heirs or assigns, or tenent 
upon the place, shall at the end of his said term (or at the 
said tenth of March) when he is to go off and leave the 

40 Bradley of Essex County 

farm and buildings, leave three good loads of good hay- 
in the housing for the use and improvement of the next 
tenant or improvers of the farm in their spring work with 
their cattle upon the same. 

"In Witness whereof the Selectmen on behalf of them- 
selves and the Town on the one part, and Daniel Broadley 
on behalf of himself and heirs and assigns on the other 
part, for the confirmation of the Ten foregoing articles, 
as they are jointly or severally concerned therein, do 
hereto set their hands interchangeably. 
^'George Brown 
*' Daniel Ladd sen. 

" Thomas WhiUier sen. \ Selectmen 
''Robert Ford 
"Josiah Gage 

"Signed and interchangeably delivered in the presence 
of and owned before 
'' Daniel Hendrick 

,, -r 1 ^ -rr I Daniel Broadlev 

John Griffing 

" A receipt for £20 for 4 years rent is given 
by the Selectmen this day and by the Tenant's desire is 
entered in page 60 among records of births &c and the 
original put on file with other returns for bounds. 

" {page 61) To be endorsed upon Daniel Bradley's lease. 

"This may certify whom it may concern. 

"That Daniel Bradley sen. hath paid his five poimds 
rent per annum for the Parsonage farm, viz, for the year, 
1683. 1684. 1685. 1686. And we find that the town hath 
given him credit £5 for the above said year 1684 but we 
know not how it was disposed of by the Selectmen in that 

'' Dated 13 Dec. 1686 

'^ Robert Ayer Stephen Dow J no. Page sen. Josiah Gage 
''Simon Wainwright Selectmen. 

(^^ntit^^Ur^ Z^^'^^SU^ 



Bradley of Essex County 41 

"The original from whence this £20 entry is made is put 
on file with the Returns for Records for lands." 

168 S Feb. 23 Town meeting: "Sergt. Robert Ayer, John 
Page, Jun., Stephen Dow, Mr. Simon Wainwright, and 
Daniel Bradley were chosen selectmen for the year en- 
suing. But after that it being known that the choice was 
insufficient for want of the major part of them to be 
Freemen as by law is required, the last that was chosen 
was without reflection or disrespect left out and in his 
room Josiah Gage was chosen selectman."' 

idSd-y Feb. 22 Daniel Bradley sen. was chosen one 
of five selectmen ; among the others were Robert Emerson 
and Corp. Peter Ayer. 

1686--'/ Feb. ''Daniel Bradley's petition for a gift of 
the piece of land which lies between Philip and Thomas 
Eastman's land is by vote of the people denied." 

i68y "By paper votes choosing one by one succes- 
sively [for selectmen] Capt. Peter Ayer Robert Emerson 
Daniel Bradley senr." 

1688 May 21 "For the selectmen by paper votes of 
the old men that served in 1687 were first chosen: En- 
sign Thomas Eatton and Daniel Bradley senr." 

i68g Aug. 13 Daniel Bradley was killed by the Indians 
on the Parsonage road (not far from the present Atkinson 
station of the Boston & Maine Railroad). The Indians 
then went to the field of Nathaniel Singletar\^ near by 
where he and his oldest son were at work; they shot Sin- 
gletary and took the son prisoner, but he managed to 
escape later. ^ 

' It would appear that Daniel Bradley was not a freeman at this time: 
accordingly that he was not a church member. 

^ Singletary was a tenant on the Parsonage land ; marks of what was 
probably his cellar-hole are still to be seen upon the top of the hill nearly 
west of the gate: this hill is marked "Parsonage Hill" on a map of Haver- 

42 Bradley of Essex County 

"Daniel Broadley who was one of ye Selectmen of 
Haverhil in ye year 1687 mentioned by Constable Mash, 
had (because no Commissioner was chosen as said Con- 
stable mentioned) his money violently drawn from him, 
viz. 2s for bond of appearance at Salem, and at Salem 
by ye Judge £3. is od tho: he made it evident that he was 
out of ye Town neer 20 miles off when ye Warrant came 
to ye Constable, & when ye people were calld together, 
& knew nothing of either Warrant or Meeting, However 
this did cost him (besides the £3.35 for attendance and 
expences 12s more; & intollerable loss in his estate to 
procure ye money to satisfie ye humor of ye men then in 
Authority. Danll Broadley being killed by ye Indians, 
these that were his companions in suffering as Selectmen 
do affirm that ye Declaration entered by him, & once 
given under his hand was certain & so is true, which his 
son Joseph will make to appear with all possible speed."' 

{Mass. Archives, vol. 35, p. 130.) 

168 g Dec. 17 " Onisephorus Mash said Constable of 
Haverhill in 1687, & those that then were Selectmen there 
do affirm upon their oaths that what is declared by Danll 
Broadley who was one of their company was by him in 
his life time declared to be truth; some of them being 
witnesses to his payment of ye money which was exacted 
of him, as Attests Nath. Saltonstall Assist." 

(Mass. Archives, vol. 35, p. 131.) 

i68g-go March 24 "At a public town meeting called 
by the Selectmen with the desire of some others to consider 
what is to be done for the present security of the place 
against the enemy by sending for help from abroad or to 

hill dated 1861. Young Singletary was taken by the Indians to North 
Andover where he witnessed the shooting of John and Andrew Peters 
(see Peters of New England; p. 34); he escaped upon his way back. 

' This was one of the extortions current under the government of Andros. 

Bradley of Essex County 43 

draw off, and also to give the Selectmen last chosen power 
to act which was before forgotten. Cornet Peter Ayer 
is chosen moderator. ... A small discourse was opened 
about the then state of the Town how to stand against 
the enemy and to see for a livelyhood for hereafter, if 
lives of the people should be spared. But ... it soon 
ceased and was given over, and nothing done that was 
to satisfaction in that affair, the people being out of away 
for their own subsistence and therefore at that time the 
Moderator declared the meeting dissolved." 

(Hav. Town records, vol. ii., p. 2g6.) 

(The first of the wars called King William's war began 
in 1689 and lasted until 1698. Haverhill was repeatedly 
attacked. In 1694 a law was passed "that every settler 
who deserted a town for fear of the Indians should forfeit 
all his rights therein.") 

'' i6qo April yth At a meeting of the Town called and 
warned by the Selectmen upon the motion of several of 
the inhabitants, to consider what may and is to be done 
as to sending to the council or General Court for their 
affording help to this place by Soldiers, as it is a frontier 
town exposed to great danger," etc., Capt. George 
Browne was chosen moderator. 

" It is voted and agreed by the town that a petition be 
drawn up and sent by a meet hand to the Council and 
General Court to have sent to us, as we are a frontier 
town, upon the Country's charges, forty men at least, to 
be a constant daily scout, to keep out without the out- 
most garrisons, and in constant service, so as to watch 
the enemy and prevent and surprise them, or give notice 
to others within, that they may be encouraged to do some- 
what in order to future livelyhood, and in case of need to 
stand for their Hves. It is agreed that the transcript of 
this Act shall be our petition." 

{Hav. Town records.) 

44 Bradley of Essex County 

''Probate of Daniel Bradley Senior, Haverhill, Dated Sept. 
30, 1690. 
Daniel Bradley. To the Honored Court now sitting 
att Ipswich. This may signify to your honors That 
whereas by the providence of God my father Daniel 
Bradley was slaine by the hand of the Heathen and left 
no will as to the disposing of his outward estate and that as 
yet there is not as I do know of any administration granted 
to any person upon said estate This may Inform your 
honors, That I am not willing to take administration 
thereupon, But humbly crave that my brother Joseph 
Bradley may have administration Granted to him which 
will much oblige him who is your humble servant 
Witness Josiah Gage Daniel Bradley'' 

1690 "At a court held at Ipswich Sept. 30, Administra- 
tion is Granted unto Mary Bradley of Haverhill, Relict 
of Daniel Bradley of Haverhill, Dowager. To his estate 
and Joseph Bradley son of the said Daniel Joyned with 
his mother; in the power of administration and the said 
Mary and Joseph as principles and John Gage and Barthol- 
omew Heath of Haverhill as suretyes owned themselves 
to stand Bound to the Treasurer of Essex in the sum of 
four hundred pounds. The Condition is that the said 
Mary and Joseph shall act according to Law in their 
administration as Attests 

Thos. Wade, Clerk'' 

Haverhill, dated Sept. 23, i68g 

An inventory of the Estate of Daniel Bradley Senr. Slaine by 
the heathen ijth of August, i68g. Cr. 

To 2 oxen £ 12 3 year old steer £6 18 : o- 

To 4 cows £12 3 yearlings £4-10- 16-10- 

2 calves £1.55 14 sheep and Lambs £6-6s. . . 7-1 1 

I horse £4 i colt 1 yearling £2 6- 

Bradley of Essex County 45 

I mair £2 5s 14 swine £8 10- 5- o 

arms and ammunition 50s 2-10 

3 pots and pot-hooks and brass kettle 3- 

brass skillet and pewter 5s - 5 

bed and bedding £5 chest and box 12s 5-12 

plow and iron chains and other Irons for hus- 
bandry 4-10-10 

abt. 12 acres land within fence 30- 

68 acres land without fence 68- 

common right £2 abt 4 acres meadow 8-10 

Indian corn in ye field £9 Labour on ye farm 

io£ 19- 

Ephraim Gile and wife have in land 12- 

£213:3:10 £213-3-10 

In acct of what ye Estate is in debt. 

To his son Joseph £21 Edward Young £3 24- 

To Mr. Wainwright £8 Peter Ayer £2 10- o- o 

To Ephraim Gile 34s Debt unknowne £4 5-14- o 

£39-14- o 

Notwithstanding the date above this Inventory was taken 
by us the 23d Sept. 1689 

Daniel Lad Junr. Samuel Ayre 

att a County court at Ipswich Sept. 30, 1689. This 
Inventory was delivered into Court by Mary Bradley 
and Joseph Bradley admrs. to the Estate of Daniel Brad- 
ley late of Haverhill deed as true inventory of all the 
Estate of the abouve sd Daniel Bradly with their oathe 
to the Truth of all that which at psent appeirs as also if 
more appes to add the Same and give acct thereof to the 
Court in Convenient time as attests 

Thomas Wade, cleric 

46 Bradley of Essex County 

Vera copia as it stands Entered in Ipswich Book for 
Wills and Inventory vol. 244 Examined attest 

Joh7i Croade Regt. 

Know all- men that whereas Daniel Bradley Senr. by 
ye providence of almighty God came to untimely death 
being murdered by ye Heathen and leaving no will ac- 
cording to law, the following lines are an agreement of ye 
widow and children of ye said Daniel Bradly dec. which 
is as followeth : that Joseph Bradly, son of the sd Daniel 
Bradly dec. shall have from ye decease of his Father the 
full power and dispose and comand of ye whole estate 
left by his father with the full use and improvement 
thereof upon ye grounds and conditions hereafter named: 
one third part whereof is hereby to be conferred upon ye 
sd Joseph as his proper estate and ye rest of ye estate in 
case of real need for the end hereafter named. The con- 
dition is that the sd Joseph Bradly shall from this day 
take care, provide for, and sufficiently maintain his mother 
ye widow for meat, drink, washing, and Lodging and cloth- 
ing and housing for herself convenient during her widow- 
hood she giving to him that income of all her labour during 
the above time and if the said widow shall change her 
condition and doe marry then the sd Joseph Bradly shall 
pay to her ye sd widow then married £3 per year during 
her natural life in merchantable corn at price current at 
some place in Haverhill where she shall appoint, and also 
the sd Joseph Bradly doth engage and promise to main- 
tain his brothers Isaac and Abraham with meat and drink 
and clothing until they be fourteen years of age and to 
teach them to read and then to be disposed of by those 
that are guardians to them ; ye sd Joseph Bradley keeping 
and yearly making an exact account of all charges by him 
thus laid out, and if this third part of estate really con- 
ferred on him above named will not Defray ye charge with 

Bradley of Essex County 47 

the real income and improvement of the rest of sd real 
estate, the sd Joseph shall have full satisfaction out of the 
rest of the real estate, and when all that is above written 
is comfortably accomplished then what remains of sd 
estate is to be equally divided between all the children of 
the decesed: Daniel, Joseph, Martha, Marey, Sarah, 
Hanah, Isack, Abraham, in witness whereof we have set 
to our hands Oct. 25, 1689. 

Mary Bradley the widow Daniel Bradley 

Joseph Bradley Ephraim Gile on behalf of Martha his wife 
John Johnson sen. Robert Ford Joseph Gage wit. 
Essex April 26 lyoS Lt. Johnson of Haverhill before me 
the subscriber and gave oath that he sett too his hand as 
a witness to the above written instrument. 

Richd. Sal tons tall J. P. 

i6Qy Essex Co. Mary Bradley and Joseph Bradley 
administrators of the Estate of Daniel Bradly late of 
Haverhill, deed, the acct of their adm. on Sd. Estate 
Exhibited to the Honble Bartho. Gedney Esq. Judge of 
Probate of wills, &c. for sd. county April 5, 1697. The 
said Estate or apprized as pay 

The Real estate as to Inventory £108 : 00: o 

The Personal Estate as to Inventory 105 : 3: 10 

£213: 3:10 

yr Humble acctant prays allowance for the following 
charges paiments and disbursements by them made since 
they accptd the said Trust. The Estate Dr 
To the bond and admson and recording Inventory 4s 
to ye bringing up of 2 children one being 5 yr. 
old and other about 8 yr old keeping ym 
thre years til ye came to be helpful to Ern 
yr living £30: 0:0 

Paid Joseph Bradley 21 : 00 : o 

48 Bradley of Essex County 

an article of loss in the Inventory about La- 
bour on the Farm the benifit being wholly 
lost by reason of the Enemy fyring and 

spoyling the same £10 : 00 : o 

paid Colonel Saltonstall 7:19:0 

paid Mr. Simon Wainwright 9:19:3 

paid Cornet Peter Ayer 3:12:0 

paid Mary Bradley daughter of ye deceased . . 1 1 : 00 : 6 

stating the acct and recording ye settlmt 8:0 

allowing the acct settling and dividing of estate 10:0 

qietus 4:0 

allowd the adm for their trouble 6 : 00 : o 

pd Edward Young as per Receipt 3 : 00 : o 

pd Samuel Watts 12:0 

pd Abraham Haseltine i : 10 : o 

pd Doctor Dole 2:10:0 

pd Robert Clements 5:0 

£ 108: 13:9 
Remains to balance this account 104: 10: i 

£213: 3:10 

i6gy Essex Co. Before the Honble. Bartho. Gedney 
Esqr Judge of probate of wills &c, for sd County, April 5. 

Mary Bradly and Joseph Bradly Admts made oath to 
ye truth of the above acct to the best of their knowlidge. 
Same attst Jno. Croade Regt, And the widow Mary afore- 
said desiring now to be relesd from her admin, it is yefore 
granted and Joseph the son is to pforme wh. remains to 
be done. 

The balance of the above acct being and consisting in 
Real Estate Is divided as follows viz £104 : 10 : i 

The widow Mary Bradley 1-3 during her natural life 
and after her decease to Revert to the children of Daniel 
Bradly deed as the law directs 

Bradley of Essex County 49 

The Widow £34:16:9 

Daniel Bradly ye eldest son 2 shares 17:8:4 

Joseph Bradly 8:14:2 

Mathew Bradly [should be Martha] alias Giles 8:14:2 
Joseph Bradly adm. ye account 1697 Rec'^ for 

Daniel ye eldest son and wife and two children killed by 

Indians and two more Carried away and we know not 
but are dead ' 

Sarah Bradly alias Beane 8:14:2 

Hanah Bradly a 19 yrs 8:14:2 

Isaac carried away by ye Indians @ 15 ) Don't 8:14:2 

^ record 

Abraham Bradly @ 13 yrs j this 8 : 14: 2 

104: 10:1 

Account of Administration of estate of Daniel Bradley late 
of Haverhill deceased i6gy April 5th. 
"Know that I Daniel Bradley of Haverhill do hereby 
owne that I have this day received of the administratrix 
and administrator of my father Daniel Bradly's estate 
the sum of £12 which I do expect of as my full right of 
sd estate and so do hereby acquit my mother who is 
administratrix and my brother Joseph Bradley adminis- 
trator, for myself and my heirs and assigns from whatever 
I myself or thay might claime in any part of sd estate 
as witness my hand this 4 day of November one thousand 
six hundred ninety and three and in ye fifth yere of thair 
majestys Regime 

" Joseph Gage Daniel Bradley " 

" Bartholomew Hath 

^ Daniel Bradley, Jr., his wife, and two of his four children were killed by 
the Indians, March 15, 1696-7; the other children, Daniel and Ruth, were 
carried away by the enemy; it appears probable that both returned. 

50 Bradley of Essex County 

"Know all men by these presents that we Ephraim 
Gile and Martha my wife being daughter to Daniel Brad- 
ley Sen. Late of Haverhill dec. have Resaved the full 
of portion that doth befall us of the sd Martha out of sd 
father's estate being £8 and 2d upon the Reseipt whareof 
we are fully contented and satisfied and payed and do 
therefore acquit and discharge the Administrator of ye 
sd Estate from the sd Legacy of £8 and 2d fulley and 
absolutely and that for Ever as witness our hands this 
4 day of November 1697. 

" Joseph Kingsbury Ephraim Gils 

' ' Joseph Heath Martha Gils 

''Joseph Gage Essex May 17, 1708 

''Ruth Gils The above Ephraim Gils and 

Martha his wife parsonaly appeared 
before me the subscriber and acknowledged the above 
written acquittance to be there free volentary act and 
Atts: Richd. SaltonstalV 

' ' Know all men by these presents that we Bartholomew 
Heath and my wife being daughter to Daniel Bradly Sen. 
Late of Haverhill decesed have receved ye full of portion 
that doth befall us or sd Mary out of our father's estate 
being £8 and 2d upon the receipt whareof ware contented 
and satisfied and paid and doe therefore acquit and dis- 
charge ye administrator of sd estate namely Joseph Bradly 
of Haverhill from ye sd Legacy of £8 and 2d fully and 
absolutely and that for ever and from any other claim 
from ye sd Estate as written on hand this 4 Nov. 1697. 
* ' Joseph Kingsbury Bartholomew Heath 

" Joseph Heath Mary Heath 

" 1708 May ly Essex. Marey Heath the widow of Bar- 
tholomew Heath deseased and now wife of James Heath 

Bradley of Essex County 51 

personaly appeared and acknowledged the acquittance 
on the other side to be her free act and deed. 

' ' Richd. Saltonstall ' ' 
"Know all men by these presents that we Joseph Hath 
and Hanah my wife being daughter to Daniel Bradley Sen. 
late of havirhill decesed have received ye full of portion 
that hath befell us of sd (Hanah) Hath out of our father's 
astate being £8 2d upon sd Receipt whare of contented 
and fully satisfied and do therefore acquit and discharge 
the administrator Joseph Bradly of Haverhill for the sd 
Legacy of £8 2d fully and absolutely and all so from all 
other claims from sd Estate and that for ever as witness 
our Hands this 4 November 1697. 

" Joseph Kingsbury Joseph Hath 

" Bartholomew Heath Hanah Hath 

" 1708 May 17 Essex, the above named Joseph Heath 
of Havirhil and Hanah his wife personally appeared and 
acknowledged the above written Instrument or acquit- 
tance to be their free and volentary act. 

"Richd. Saltonstall'^ 

1697 "Know all men that we James Bean and Sarah 
my wife being daughter to Daniel Bradly Sen. late of 
Haverhill desecest do hereby owne and declare that 
whereas there was aloted and alowed to me Sarah as my 
portion out of my sd Father's estate the sum of £8 and 
2 pence that we have received the sum in full and to good 
content and full satisfaction and do therefore acquit 
and discharge the said administrator of our sd Father's 
estate from the eight pounds and twopence and from any 
further or futer claime from the estate and that for ever. 
Witness our hands this 4 day of November 1697. 
" Barthol Hath James Bane Sarah Bane {Bean) 

" Joseph Hath: wit 
" lyoS May 12 Essex The above named James Bean of 

52 Bradley of Essex County 

Kingston and Sarah his wife personally appeared before 
me the subscriber and owned and acknowledged ye above 
written acquittance to be there free and voluntary acte 
and deed. Atts. Richard Saltonstall " 

' ' Know all men by these presents that I Bartholomew 
Heath and Ephraim Gile and Joseph Heath of Haverhill 
and James Beane of Exeter do all and each other genarly 
acquit and discharge our brother Joseph Bradly Adminis- 
trator to our father Bradleys estate which was due to our 
wives from the estate of our father Danl Bradly late of 
Haverhill decsed for their portion of our fathers belonging 
to there estate excepting a bill of £3 and due to Joseph 

" Bartholomew Heath James Bane " 

iyo2 March jo Joseph Bradley gives out of his land 
to his brother Isaac forty acres as part of his father's 
estate, bounded by a black oak "near to a path called the 
sawmill path," "a black ash marked in a swamp so thence 
by the brook to a maple tree marked from thence north- 
eastly to a white oak marked by the parsonidge farm and 
so by sd farme to the tree first named only I resarve a 
winter highway through this land to go to my woodland 
from my own land forever." ' 

iyo8 "Know all men that whereas my brother Joseph 
Bradley administrator to the estate of my father Daniel 
Bradley late of Haverhill deceased have before this day 
sett forth to me I sack Bradley a sartain Tract of land out 
of my said fathers" (estate omitted) "containing twenty 
acres be it more or less, bounded on North East corner by 
a black oak stump, by the parsonidg farm, and then west- 
ward by sd Farme to a white oak tree, then southward 

' There is a receipt with autograph of Isaac Bradley for this land, March 
30, 1702. 

Bradley of Essex County 53 

to a black ash, then to another ash, then Eastward to an 
aple Tree, by ye Sawmill path, northward, and by sd 
parth to the stump first named, do therefore acquit the 
said Joseph administrator as above for myself wives from 
that which was my Portion out of my said fathers estate 
and from any aftei claime out of said estate or any part 
thereof and that for ever. Witness my hand and seal 
this 17 of May, 1708. Isack Bradley 

Witness : Josiah Gage 

" iyo8 May 77. Essex The above named Isack Bradley 
personally appeared before me the subscriber and acknow- 
ledged the above written instrument to be his act and 

" Richd Saltonstall J.Pr 

"Know all men that whareas before this day there hath 
bine sett out to me out of my fther Daniel Bradly late of 
Haverhill deseaced his estate a sartain tract of land to me 
Abraham Bradly containing twenty acres be itt more or 
less, bounded on ye south east corner by a black birch 
tree by the brook; then Southwardly to a white oke; 
south west from thence to a white oke, thence northwardly 
to a black Birch by the Brook and so by Brook to the 
first named, do therefore acquitt my sd Brother Joseph 
administrator as above for myself and my heirs from that 
which was my portion out of my father's estate and from 
all after claimes from all and every part of sd estate and 
that for ever. Witness my hand and seal this 17 day of 
May 1708. 
''Joseph Gage, wit. Ahr am Bradly'' 

1 II. Daniel, Jr., first child Daniel and Mary Wil- 
liams his wife ; born in Rowley Merrimac (now Bradford) 
Feb. 14, 1662-3; killed by the Indians, in Haverhill, 

54 Bradley of Essex County- 

March 15, 1696-7; md. Jan. 5, 1686-7, recorded Hav. and 
Amesbury, by Thos. Wells, minister of Amesbury, Hannah 
Dow, born July i, 1668, dau. Stephen Dow and Ann 
Storie his wife; killed by Indians March 15, 1696-7. 

///. Children of Daniel, Jr., and Hannah Dow: 
10 (i). Ruth, born Haverhill, May 15, 1688; killed by the 
Indians, Aug. 29, 1708; was md. to Thomas Johnson, 
Nov. 13, 1706, and had one child ''Lidia," born Hav., 
Aug. 23, 1707. Gravestone in Pentucket cemetery: 
"Ruth, ye wife of Thomas Johnson, Died Aug. ye 29, 
1708, and In ye 21 year of her age." 
' ' O — ws ns 

In Captiuit 

1 was her lot 

In h and to dy."^ 

11 (2). Daniel, born Hav., Oct. 28, 1690; he may have 
been drowned (Mirick, p. 137) Jan. 22, 1715; he was 
carried away by the Indians, March 15, 1696-7, and 
there is no record of his return. 

" 1698-9 Casco Bay ye 24th January The names of the 
Captiues yett in the Indians hands No. IQ Daniel Brad- 
ley of Hauerhill. Carried to Canada. 7 years old." 

{Mass. Military Archives, vol. 70, p. sgg, 1680-1703.) 

12 (j). Mary, born Hav., May 6, 1693; killed by the 
Indians, March 15, 1696-7. 

13 (4). Hannah, born Hav., June 6, 1696; killed by the 
Indians, March 15, 1696-7. 

' Volume of records, 1681-1736. Copy of returns to Essex Court, p. 48, 
Salem: "Born to Daniel and Mary Bradley of Haverhill a daughter 
Ruth, May 18, 1688." This is undoubtedly an error and should read 
" Daniel and Hannah Bradley." It is evident from her gravestone as well 
as from the records in the inventory of her paternal grandfather's estate, 
that Ruth was carried away by the Indians but equally evident that she 
was not long in their hands. It is said that her only child Lydia, bom 
1707, was in her mother's arms, a year and six months old, when that 
mother was slain: the child escaped: At twenty-four she married Eleazer 
Gile; had nine children and removed to Hampstead, N. H. 



Bradley of Essex County 55 

1697 Daniel Bradley, selectman. 

{Mass. Archives, vol. 35, p. ijo-iji.) 

i6g6~y March 15, "The Indians fell upon some part 
of Haverhill about seven this morning, killed and carried 
away thirty-nine or forty persons ' ; two of these Captive 
women, viz. Dunstan and Neff with another young man, 
slew ten of the Indians and returned home with ye scalps." 

{Journal of the Revd. John Pike : Mass. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, vol. 14, 
p.76,A.D. 1875.) 

The house of Daniel Bradley, Jr., was burned, being one 
of the nine which were fired by the Indians. He, his 
wife, and two children were slain and the remaining two, 
Ruth and Daniel, were carried away by the savages. 
Ruth returned we know not at what period, but probably 
earlier than her brother, "hauerhill, April 17, 1701: the 
names of the captiues that were taken by the indiens 
from hauerhill with the time of their being taken and agge 
when taken, of such as are yet wanting. Daniel bradly, 
taken March 15, 1697, agged seuen years." 

Stephen Dow is administrator of the estate of Daniel, 
Jr., and "the remaining part of the rent of the parsonage 
farm for the years 1695, 1696," is alluded to April 26, 

' See also Hutchinson's History of Massachusetts Bay, vol. 11., p. loi, 
and Fairfield's Diary, March 15 : " The Indians did much damage at Haver- 
hill; killed and took captive near forty prisoners." 



2 11. Joseph, second son Daniel and Mary Williams, 
bom in Rowley Merrimac (now Bradford), Feb. 7, 1664-5; 
d. in Hav. Oct, 3, 1727; md. in Hav. Ap. 14, 1691, Hannah 
Heath, dau. John Heath and Sarah Partridge his wife, 
bom in Hav. May 3, 1667; d. Hav. Nov. 2, 1761, and had 
eleven children. 

///. Children of Joseph and Hannah Heath: 

14 (j). Mehitahel, born Hav., Nov. 24, 1691; d. Jan. 23, 

15 (2). Joseph, born Hav., Mar. 9, 1692-3 ; killed by 
Indians, March 15, 1696-7. 

16 (j). Martha, born Hav., Sept. 3 (bap. Sept. 8, 1695, 
by Benj. Rolfe); killed by Indians March 15, 1696-7. 

17 {4). Martha, born Nov. 7, 1699, bap. Mar. 1699-1700; 
was md. to James Mitchell of Hav. Dec. 10, 17 19; both 
living in 1734; they had nine children; he d. Dec. 19, 


18 (5). Sarah, born Jan. 26, 1 701-2, bap. May 17, 1702, 
by Benj. Rolfe; killed by the Indians Feb. 8, 1704 
(during the attack). 

19 (<5). A child (sex unknown) born in captivity, March 
or April, 1704; killed by the Indians soon after. 

20 (7). Joseph, born Feb. 13, 1706-7; bap. Ap. 7, 1707, 
by Benj. Rolfe; md.; ch. 

21 {8). Daniel, born Hav., March 18, 1708-9; md. ; ch. 

22 (9). Nehemiah, born Hav., Dec. 25, 171 1, bap. Mar. 
30, 1 712; md.; ch, 


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23 (lo). Samuel, "son Joseph & Hannah" born Hav. 

, bap., May 23, 1714. 

24 (jj). William, born Hav., July 6, 171 7, md.; ch. 

Out of the six children born to Joseph and Hannah 
Heath during the first sixteen years of their married life, 
it will be noticed that only one remained alive at the 
beginning of 1706; one having died soon after birth, and 
four, out of the remaining five, having been killed by the 

1690 "To add to the horrors of savage warfare the 
small-pox broke out among the inhabitants. This loath- 
some and deadly disease was then but little understood 
and was much more terrific than at the present day. 
The town seems to have been somewhat alarmed and 
about this time ordered a pest-house to be erected which 
was situated on the hill east of the house now [about 1832?] 
occupied by Mr. Joseph Bradley." 

{Mirick, p. 70.) 

1690 "The fifth garrison house was commanded by 
Joseph Bradley and was situated in the northerly part 
of the town not far from the house of the late Zebulon 
Sargent. ' It has long since been torn down and no trace 
of it now remains." 

{History of Haverhill, by Mirick, pub. i8j2.) 

^ It seems somewhat difficult to locate the site of Joseph Bradley's 
house. Chase, in his History of Haverhill, says that this house was "on 
the parsonage road near the northerly brook" (Little River). If this is 
correct the tablet at Heath Place and North Broadway is wrong. 
In April, 1697, we find Joseph Bradley one of the garrison at Thomas 
Dustan's: at that time his wife was on her way to Norridgewock, a prisoner 
among the Indians, and not one of their three children was left alive. It 
would seem probable that the house referred to by Chase was burned in 
the attack of this year, and it may be that it was at that time used as a 
garrison and that the Dustans, with other neighbors, were living in it. 
Cotton Mather explicitly says that the Indians came to the house where 
"she [Hannah Dustan] lay." Had Dustan's home been burned in March, 

58 Bradley of Essex County 

This residence was one of the six forts, or garrison houses, 
which with four "for refuge" vainly tried, for over thirty 
years, to provide safety for the inhabitants of Haverhill. 

1690-91 Nov. 10. "It was ordered that Major Salton- 
stall do dismiss home the scout of Ten men appointed to 
be imployed between Havaril and vSalisbury by direction 
of the said Major for security of said Townes in the time 
of harvest. 

" Votd in the Affirmative by the Gov. and Magistrates. 
Consented to by the Deputies Jn Addington secry 

' ' John Clark Clerc ' ' 

{Mass. Archives, vol. 36, p. 180.) 

1690 Another order to the same effect for the towns 
of Haverhill, Salisbury, and Amesbury, Oct. 22. 

(Mass. Archives, vol. j6, p. 271.) 

i6gi-2 Feb. 22 " Joseph Bradley put in also too late, 
his motion for an abatement of the Rent for the Parson- 
age farm. After it was read upon diverse considerat 
\sic\ in discourse the town refused to Act upon it." 

{Haverhill Town records.) 

Order to Thomas Dust an upon the settlement of garrisons. 
i6g7 April 5 You being appointed master of the 
garrison at your house you are hereby in his majesty's 
name required to see that a good watch is kept at your 
garrison both by night and day, by those persons here- 
after named who are to be under your command and 
inspection in building or repairing your garrison; and if 
any person refuse or neglect their duty you are accordingly 
required to make return of the same under your hand to 

1697, it could not have been a garrison in April of the same year. It would 
seem probable that Joseph Bradley having lost his first house by fire, found 
it wiser to remove nearer the town and very likely built a second residence, 
which would appear to have been also a garrison in 1706, and near to 
what is now Heath Place and North Broadway. 

Bradley of Essex County 59 

the committee of the militia in Haverhill. The persons 
appointed are as followeth 

Josiah Heath Sen. Josiah Heath Jr. Joseph Bradley 

John Heath John Kingsbury and Thomas Kingsbury. 
By order of the committee of militia Samuel Ayer, captain. 
i6g/ Ap. ig "Joseph Bradley put in his petition to the 
Town for a release from the bargain or lease made with 
his father about the parsonage farm which is now in his 
hands. The petition was openly read and agitated. In 
answer to this petition the Town voted in the negative, 
That they could not grant it Because the farm was by 
the town's act of Januy 30th, 1692-3, fully given to Mr. 
Rolf our minister for a set time therein, and so out of their 
hands at present." 

{Haverhill Town records.) 

i6gj Ap. ig At a meeting called by the selectmen 
about a new meeting house or mending the old one and 
about Joseph Bradley's motion to be released of the 
Minister's farm. 

{Hav. Town rec, vol. ii., p. 337.) 

17 Sg June 2j. Deposition sworn to at Haverhill. 

"The deposition of widow Hannah Bradley of Haverhill 
of full age who testifieth and saith that about forty years 
past the said Hannah together with the widow Mary 
Neff were taken prisoners by the Indians and carried to- 
gether' into captivity above penny cook, ^ the Deponent 
who was by the Indians forced to travel further than the 
rest of the Captives and the next night but one there 

' Widow of William Neff to whom she was md. Jan. 23, 1665. William 
himself "went after ye army and died at Pemaquid" say the Haverhill 
records. She was daughter of George Corlis and Joannah Davis his wife 
and was born Sept. 8, 1646, died Oct. 22, 1721. She was therefore seventy- 
five at the time of her death and fifty-one at the time of her captivity. If 
they were carried "together" Hannah Dustan was doubtless in their com- 
pany as well. 

^ Pennacook is now Concord, N. H. 

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came to us one squaw who said that Hannah Dustan and 
the aforesaid Mary Neff assisted in kilhng the Indians of 
her wigwam except herself and a boy, herself escaping 
very narrowly. Shewing to myself and others seven 
wounds as she said with a hatchet on her head which 
wounds were given her when the rest were killed and 
further said not." 

We see therefore that Joseph and Hannah Bradley 
suffered from the same Indian attack as did Thomas and 
Hannah Dustan. The two younger Bradley children 
were slain and Mrs. Bradley was carried away in the 
same direction as was Mrs. Dustan. Later she was 
taken to Norridgewock where she was in captivity nearly 
two years. 

" 1698-9 ye 17 Janury Cascoe Bay [now Portland] 

"The names of the Captives Reed at board the Province 
Galley from the Indians. No 5 Hannah Bradley of 

"A list of the Captives Brought home in the Province 
Galley and of them That are yet in the Indians hands ye 
24th Janury " (Endorsed : Colo?iel Phillips Journal, i6g8.) 

(Mass. Archives.) 

Cotton Mather's version of the attack on Thomas 
Dustan's garrison' and the adventures of Mrs. Dustan is 
as follows: 

^ The site of Thomas Dustan's house is supposed to have been on Monu- 
ment St., between Hilldale Avenue and North Broadway: a boulder now 
marks the spot. Upon the face of the boulder is a small white tablet in- 
scribed: "Hannah Dustan March 30 i6g7 Martha," and on the side: 
"Thomas Dustan." The date is incorrect as she was carried away on 
March 15 and that is the date upon the pedestal of her statue opposite the 
City Hall in Haverhill. A small but curious brick house on Hilldale 
Avenue, near the Haverhill abattoir, is said to have been built by Thomas 
Dustan after the destruction of his first home; possibly his house was de- 
stroyed in one of the subsequent raids, as there is record of a garrison in 
Dustan's house in April, 1697. 

Bradley of Essex County 6i 

"A Notable Exploit. Dux Fcemina Facti.^ 

On March 15, 1697, the salvages made a descent upon 
the skirts of Haverhill, murdering and captivating about 
thirty-nine persons and burning about half a dozen houses. 
In this broil one Hannah Dustan having lain in about a 
week, attended with her nurse Mary Neff, a body of 
terrible Indians drew near unto the house where she lay 
with designs to carry on their bloody devastations. Her 
husband hastened from his employments abroad unto 
the relief of his distressed family; and first bidding seven 
of his eight children (which were from two to seventeen 
years of age) to get away as fast as they could unto some 
garrison in the town, he went in to inform his wife of the 
horrible distress come upon them. E'er she could get 
up the fierce Indians were got so near that utterly despair- 
ing to do her any service, he ran out after his children 
resolving that on the horse which he had with him he 
would ride away with that which he should in this extrem- 
ity find his affections to pitch most upon and leave the 
rest under the care of the divine Providence. He over- 
took his children about forty rods from his door ; but then 
such was the agony of his parental affections that he 
found it impossible for him to distinguish any one of them 
from the rest ; wherefore he took up a courageous resolu- 
tion to live and die with them all. A party of Indians 
came up with him, and now though they fired at him and 
he fired at them, yet he manfully kept at the rear of his 
little army of unarmed children, while they marched off 
with the pace of a child of five years old, until by a sing- 
ular providence of God he arrived safe with them all unto 
a place of safety about a mile or two from his house. But 
his house must in the meantime have more dismal trage- 
dies acted at it. The nurse trying to escape with the 

I This appears to be the first printed account of this affair, and it is 
probable that all later relations are copied from it. 

62 Bradley of Essex County 

new-born infant, fell into the hands of the formidable 
salvages, and those furious tawnies coming into the house 
bid poor Dustan to rise immediately. Full of astonish- 
ment she did so, and sitting down in the chimney with a 
heart full of most fearful expectations she saw the raging 
dragons rifle all they could carry away and set the house 
on fire. About nineteen or twenty Indians now led these 
away, with about half a score of other English captives'; 
but e'er they had gone many steps they dashed out the 
brains of the infant against a tree ^ and several of the other 
captives, as they began to tire in the sad journey were 
soon sent into their long home; the salvages would pre- 
sently bury their hatchets in their brains and leave their 
carcases on the ground for birds and beasts to feed upon. 

However, Dustan (with her nurse) notwithstanding her 
present condition, travelled that night about a dozen 
miles, and then kept up with their new masters in a long 
travel of one hundred and fifty miles, more or less, within 
a few days ensuing, without any sensible damage in their 
health; from the hardships of their travel, their lodging, 
their diet, and their many other difficulties. These two 
poor women were now in the hands of those whose tender 
mercies are cruelties ; but the good God who hath all hearts 
in his own hands, heard the sighs of these prisoners, and 
gave them to find unexpected favor from the master who 
laid claim unto them. 

That Indian family consisted of twelve persons, two 
stout men, three women, and seven children, and for the 
shame of many an English family that has the character 
of prayerless upon it, I must now publish what these poor 
women assure me; 'tis this, in obedience to the instruc- 

' Hannah Bradley undoubtedly among them. 

^Thoreau says that it was an apple-tree and that "there have been 
many who in later times have lived to say that they had eaten of the fruit 
of that apple-tree." {A Week on the Concord and Merrimac Rivers, by 
Henry David Thoreau, p. 292.) 

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tions which the French have given them, they would 
have prayers in their family no less than thrice every day ; 
in the morning, at noon, and in the evening; nor would 
they ordinarily let their children eat or sleep without 
first saying their prayers. Indeed, these idolaters were 
like the rest of their whiter brethren, persecutors and 
would not endure that these poor women should retire to 
their English prayers if they could hinder them. Never- 
theless the poor women had nothing but fervent prayers 
to make their lives comfortable or tolerable; and by being 
daily sent out upon business they had opportunities to- 
gether and asunder to do like another Hannah, in pouring 
out their souls before the Lord. Nor did their praying 
friends among ourselves forbear to pour out supplications 
for them. 

Now they could not observe it without some wonder, 
that the Indian master sometimes when he saw them de- 
jected, would say to them "What need you trouble your- 
self? If your God will have you delivered, you shall be 
so." And it seems our God would have it so to be. This 
indian family was now travelling with these two captive 
women (and an English youth' taken from Worcester a 
year and a half before) unto a rendezvous of salvages 
which they call a town, somewhere beyond Pennacook; 
and they still told these poor women that when they came 
to this town they must be stript and scourged, and run 
the gauntlet through the whole army of indians. They 
said this was the fashion when the captives first came to a 
town, and they derided some of the faint-hearted English, 
which, the}^ said, fainted and swooned away under the 

' The youth was Samuel Leonardson ; he could speak the Indian language^ 
and it is said that Hannah Dustan, having determined to make her escape, 
told the boy to inquire of one of the Indians where one should strike to 
despatch an enemy and how to take his scalp: the savage gave the neces- 
sary information which was subsequently of much value to Mrs. Dustan 
and her companions. 

64 Bradley of Essex County 

torments of this discipline. But on April 30 while they 
were yet, it may be, an hundred and fifty miles from the 
Indian town, a little before break of day, when the whole 
crew was in deep sleep, (Reader, see if it prove not so) one 
of these women took up a resolution to imitate the action 
of Jael upon Sisera, and being where she had not her own 
life secured by any law unto her, she thought she was not 
forbidden by any law to take away the life of the murderers 
by whom her child had been butchered. She heartened 
the nurse and the youth to assist her in this enterprise; 
and furnishing themselves with hatchets for the purpose, 
they struck such home-blows upon the heads of their sleep- 
ing oppressors, that e'er they could any of them struggle 
into any effectual resistance, at the feet of these poor 
prisoners they bow'd, they fell, they lay down; at their 
feet they bowed, they fell, where they bowed, there they 
fell down dead. Only one squaw escaped sorely wounded 
from them in the dark, and one boy whom they reserved 
asleep, intending to bring him away with them, suddenly 
waked and scuttled away from this desolation. But 
cutting off the scalps of the ten wretches they came off, 
and received fifty pounds from the General Assembly of 
the Province as a recompense of their action, besides 
which they received many presents of congratulation from 
their more private friends; but none gave 'em a greater 
taste of bounty than Colonel Nicholson, the Governor of 
Maryland, who hearing of their action, sent 'em a very 
generous token of his favor." 

(From The Magnalia Christi Americana, by the Rev. Cotton Mather: 
1st edition, London, 1702; vol. ii., p. 634. Remarkable Occur- 
rences of the Long War ; 1 688-1 6g8.) 

Hannah Dunstan, or Dustan, or Dustin, was the first 
child of Michael Emerson and of Hannah Webster his 
wife; she was born in Haverhill, Dec. 23, 1657; she was 
md. to Thomas Dustan, Dec. 3, 1677, and was the 

g^ii^S^^^fesk-^^Tx^ : 



Bradley of Essex County 65 

mother of thirteen children. Mehitable, the daughter of 
her brother Jonathan, married William Bradley, the 
youngest child of Hannah Heath and Joseph Bradley. 
The famous tragedy is said to have occurred on what 
is now called Dustan's Island, a small piece of land 
at the junction of the Contoocook and the Merrimac 
rivers, about six miles above the State Hotise in 
Concord, New Hampshire. A granite figure of this heroic 
woman has been placed at this spot, upon a pedestal, by 
the side of the railway track. The two women and the 
boy are said to have collected all the provisions they 
could find, to have taken their masster's tomahawk and 
gun, to have scuttled all the canoes but one, and to have 
started on their flight to Haverhill distant about sixty 
miles, in the canoe. But after having proceeded a short 
distance they returned to the camp and scalped the dead, 
taking ten scalps, or what was at that time the equivalent 
of one thousand dollars, a bounty of one hundred dollars 
being at that period offered for an Indian's scalp : without 
doubt the commercial value of the scalps was the cause of 
their return. The cloth in which the scalps were carried 
is to be seen to-day in the Historical Rooms, at The 
Sycamores, in Haverhill. The Historical Society tried 
in vain to purchase the tomahawk with which the deed 
was done, and which is still in the possession of a descend- 
ant of Mrs. Dustan's, now living in Derby, New Hamp- 
shire, but he emphatically refused, saying that he would 
as soon think of selling his grandmother's coffin. 

Thoreau says that the first stopping-place of the party 
was the house of old John Lovewell on Salmon Brook; 
Lovewell had been an ensign in Cromwell's army, lived to be 
one hundred and twenty years of age, and was the father of 
the famous Captain Lovel, the hero of Lovell's Fight. The 
party reached Boston (it is said) April 21st, and related 
their exploits to Cotton Mather who transcribed them in 

66 Bradley of Essex County 

the somewhat grandiloquent language just quoted : proba- 
bly they had reached Haverhill some time before this date. 
At this time the bount}^ on scalps was in abeyance, but 
it would seem probable that Mrs. Dustan did not know 
of it, otherwise it is difficult to imagine why she was so 
foolhardy as to return to the Indian camp and perform 
such a grewsome deed. A statue has been erected to the 
memory of her bravery in the City Hall Park in Haverhill : 
it represents a bronze figure of Mrs. Dustan clad in a loose 
robe and with flowing hair; one hand grasps a tomahawk, 
the other is outstretched ; a tablet is upon every side of the 
granite pedestal: On the south side is the capture: two 
Indians escort two women, one of them is barefooted; a 
portion of a house in flames with smoke issuing from it 
and an open door appear behind them. Inscription: 
"Was captured by the Indians in Haverhill, the place of 
her nativity, March 15, 1697." East side: Thomas Dustan 
appears upon a horse shielding his eight children (it should 
be seven according to Cotton Mather) while both he and 
an Indian take aim at each other with their guns. Ins. : 
"Her husband's defence of their children against the 
pursuing savages." North side: "Her slaying of her cap- 
tors at Contoocook island March 30, 1697, and escape." 
The interior of a wigwam ; two women and a boy holding 
tomahawks stand over (apparently) thirteen persons — 
two braves, six women, one boy, and two or three children : 
the figures are somewhat confused and it is difficult to 
distinguish them accurately. West side: Her return: A 
canoe, and in it two women and a boy ; one woman paddles. 

To the Right Honble the Liev^ Governo'' and the Create 
and General Assembly of the Province of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay now convened in Boston. 
The Humble Petition of Thomas Dunstan of Haverell 



>r^f».? j» ^a&", 

TAKEN 1915 


Bradley of Essex County 67 

That the wife of yo' Petition' (with one Mary Neff) 
hath in her Late captivity among the Barbarous Indians, 
been disposed and assisted by heaven to doe an extraor- 
dinary Action, in the just Slaughter of soe many of the 
Barbarians, as would by the Law of the Province w^*^ 
expired a few months agoe, have entitled the actors unto 
a Considerable Recompense from the Publick. 

That tho*^ the expiracon of that Good Law Leave us no 
claime to any Such consideracon from the publick, Yett 
yo^ Petition'' humbly Pleads that the merit of the Action 
still remaines the Same ; and it seemes a matter of univer- 
sall desire thro^ the whole Province that it should not 
pass unrecompensed. 

And that yo'" Petition'' haveing Lost his Estate in that 
Calamity wherein his wife was carryed into her captivity 
rend" him the fitter object for what consideracon the pub- 
lick Bounty shall judge proper tor what hath been herein 
done, of some consequence, not only unto the persons more 
Imediately delivered, but also unto the General Interest 
Wherefore humbly Requesting a favourable 
Regard on this occasion 

Yo' Petitio' Shall pray &c 
Thom"s du"sHm 
Read 8th June 1697 

In the House of Representatives. 

Voted that the above named Thomas Dunstan in 
behalfe of Hannah his wife shall be allowed and paid out 
of the publick Treasury Twenty five pounds, and Mary 
Neffe the sum of Twelve pounds Tenn shillings, and the 
Young man (named Sam" Lenerson) concerned in the 
same Action the like Sum of Twelve pounds Tenn shillings. 

Sent up for Concurrance 
In Council Penn Townsend Speaker 

June 16-1697 Vot^ a Concurrance 

Jn° Addington Sed'^. 

68 Bradley of Essex County- 

After Mrs. Bradley's return from Norridgewock, where 
we may safely assume she met the famous Father Rasle 
(records mention a priest who was kind to her "in her 
first captivity"), she seems to have lived in peace until 
after the breaking out of Queen Anne's war in 1702. 

iyo3-4 Feb. 8 "About three or four of ye clock, after- 
noon, Joseph Bradley's house taken at Haverhill by six 
Indians; thirteen persons were killed and five carried 
away whereof one returned. Three more persons escaped 
out of ye house and one Indian was slain in it by Jonathan 

{Journal of the Revd. John Pike: Mass. Hist. Sac. Proceedings, vol. xtv. 
P- I37-) 

1703-4 Feb 8 "Joseph Bradley's garrison of Haverhill 
was unhappily surpriz'd and by a small scout who skulk- 
ing at a distance and seeing the gates open, and none on 
the sentry, rushed in and made masters thereof. The 
housewife perceiving the misery that was attending her, 
and having boiling soap on the fire, scalded one of them 
to Death. The sentinel within was slain, and she and 
several others were taken; which was the second time of 
her captivity. But that which heightened her affliction 
was being with child and yet obliged to travel in a deep 
snow, under a heavy burden and many days together 
without subsistence, excepting a few bits of skin, ground 
nuts, bark of trees, wild onions and lilly-roots. Never- 
theless she was wonderfully supported, and at last safely 
delivered, but the babe soon perished for want of nourish- 
ment and by the cruelty of the Indians who as it cried, 
threw hot embers in its mouth. After a year's bondage 
she was sold to the French for 80 livres and then redeemed 
by her husband." 

(Penhallow's Indian Wars, p. 23.) 

The attack on Deerfield was made on Tuesday, Feb. 29, 
1703-4, and evidently by the same Indians who had at- 

Bradley of Essex County 69 

tacked Haverhill, or a party thereof, for we find in the 
Journal of the Revd. John Williams, the pastor of Deer- 
field, who with his family was carried away captive to 
Canada, the following entry (p. 148) : "There was now in 
company" (that is at Cowass) "one Mr (s) Bradley of 
Haverhill and one Hannah Eastman and one Daniel 
Avery of Haverhill."' Mrs. Eastman was Hannah 
Green, b. Haverhill, Mass., on "Dustin Hill," Dec. 20, 
1677; dau. Peter Green and Elizabeth , his 

wife, d. (after 1759) was md. Ap. 8, 1701, to Jonathan 
Eastman, b. Salisbury, Mass., Jan. 8, 1680; son of Thomas 
Eastman and Deborah Corlis his wife; d. (will probated 
Exeter, May 30, 1758): their 2d ch. Abigail, b. Feb. i, 
1704, was born in the "fifth fort," Haverhill, Mass., the 
garrison house owned and commanded by Joseph Bradley. 
On Feb. 8, Jonathan Eastman left the garrison for 
their old residence in the town : the Indians were probably 
even then on the watch, but he was allowed to pass and the 
fort was not attacked until between three and four in 
the afternoon. Mrs. Eastman was in bed in an upper 
chamber which the savages reached by a ladder; they at 
once dashed out the infant's brains and ordering Mrs. 
Eastman to rise started, with her as prisoner, on their 
retreat to Canada. She was first taken to Ossipee Lake, 
where she remained until spring, then to "Ox bow" in 
Newbury, Vermont. Here they remained until the 
"second hoeing of their corn" (evidently this is Cowass), 
then left for Canada where they encamped at Three 

^ "The Redeemed Captive returning to Zion, or a Faithful History of 
Remarkable Occurrences in the Captivity and Deliverance of Mr. John 
Williams, minister of the Gospel in Deerfield, who in the Desolation which 
befell that Plantation by an incursion of the French and Indians was by 
them carried away with his family and his neighborhood, into Canada; 
drawn up by himself, to which is added a Biographical Memoir of the Revd. 
Author with an appendix and notes by Stephen WilHams, A.M., M.D. 
Northampton, 1853." 

70 Bradley of Essex County 

Rivers. Here a kind-hearted Frenchwoman became 
interested in Mrs. Eastman and assisted her to escape 
from the Indians. For nearly three years she remained 
in Canada, possibly in the house of her friend, but found 
no chance to return to her own home. One day, looking 
from her chamber-window she recognized her husband 
who had come in search of her. It is said that he habitually 
walked with his hands clasped behind him; altho' six feet 
four inches in height his anxieties had so bowed him that 
she would not have recognized him had it not been for 
his habitual attitude. He at once redeemed her and 
they left for Haverhill, being obliged to travel on foot 
the entire way. Mrs. Jonathan Eastman was the gr.-gr.- 
gr. -great-grandmother of the compiler. An account of 
her captivity in its entirety will be found in The History 
and Gejiealogy of the Eastman Family, by Guy S. Rix, 
Concord, N. H., pp. 28-33. 

The account of Mrs. Bradley's capture and captivity 
is to be found in full in the first volume of the Sewall 
Papers, Mass. Hist. Soc. Collections; vol. vi., p. 39: 

. . . "A relation of what befell Mrs. Bradley of Haverly 
Ab una disce Omnes. 

"This Vertuous Woman had been formerly for Two 
years together a Captive in the hands of the Barbarous 
Indians; a subject of Wondrous Afflictions, of Wondrous 
Deliverances, her Husband at length found her out and 
Fetch 'd her home and their Family went on happily for 
six years together after it. But the Clouds retur?i after 
the Rain. 

"On February, 6, 1703-4, she with her Sister and a maid 
or two and some children, a Man' being also in the Room, 
were talking about the Indians, and behold one of the 
Fierce Tawnies looked in, with a Gun ready to Fire upon 

' Jonathan Johnson, the sentry. 

Bradley of Essex County 71 

them. The Englishman pulled him in and got him down, 
and Mrs. Bradley took the opportunity to pour a good 
quantity of scalding soap (which was then boyling over 
the Fire) upon him whereby he was kill'd immediately. 
Another of the Tawnies foUow'd at the Heels of his Brother, 
who stabb'd the Englishman to the Heart. Unto him 
she dispensed also a quantity of her sope which not killing 
him she with the other Women and Children ran into the 
Chamber. The House was fired by the Indians and Mrs. 
Bradley with her companions found it necessary to retire 
behind the House. One of the women ' fell into the hands 
of the Indians, and they that remained were Mrs. Bradley 
and her sister, each of them having a child of Mrs. Brad- 
lies with her. The Sister was discovered by the Indians 
who commanded her to come unto them, and threatened 
that they would else cut her to pieces. Mrs. Bradley 
very generously bid her sit still and wait for a better time 
to escape and offered her that inasmuch as the Indians 
knew of but one there she would be that one, and go out 
in her stead. She did so, and thereby her obliged Sister 
and the child with her were preserved; but Mrs. Bradley 
was no sooner come to the Salvages, but they employ'd 
a Head breaker on the Child that she brought unto them. 
"She was now entered into a Second Captivity but 
she had the great Encumbrance of being Big with Child, 
and within Six Weeks of her time ! After about an Hour's 
Rest, wherein they made her put on Snow Shoes which to 
manage requires more than ordinary agility, she travell'd 
with her Tawny Guardians all that night, and the next 
day until Ten a Clock, associated with one woman more 
who had been brought to bed but just one Week before.' 
Here they Refreshed themselves a little, and then tra- 
velled on till night : when they had no Refreshment given 

' Mrs. Jonathan Eastman. 

72 Bradley of Essex County 

them, nor had they any till after their having Travelled 
all the Forenoon of the day Ensuing, and then too what- 
ever she took, she did thro' Sickness throw it up again. 

"She underwent incredible Hardships and Famine: A 
Moose's Hide, as tough as you may Suppose it, was the 
best and most of her Diet. In one and twenty Days they 
came to their Headquarters, where they stayed a Fort- 
night. But then her Snowshoes were taken from her, 
and yet she must go every step above the knee in Snow 
with such weariness, that her Soul often Pray'd "That 
the Lord would put an end unto her weary Life!" until 
they came to another place, where she stay'd, for three 
weeks together. Here in the Night she found herself ill, 
and having the help of only one Woman who got a little 
Hemlock to lay about her and with a few sticks made 
shift to blow up a little Fire, she was in half an Hour 
Delivered of an Infant that she had hitherto gone withal. 
There she lay till the next Night with none but the Snow 
under her and the Heaven over her; in a misty and rainy 
season. She sent then unto a French Priest that he would 
speak unto her Squa Mistress, who then without conde- 
scending to look upon her, allowed her a little Birch- 
Rind to cover her Head from the injuries of the Weather, 
and a little bit of dried Moose, which being boiled, she 
drunk the Broth, and gave it unto the Child. In a Fort- 
night she was again called upon to travel again, with her 
Child in her Arms; every now and then a whole day to- 
gether, without the least morsel of any Food, and when 
She had any, she fed only on Groundnuts and Wild Onions, 
and Lilly-roots. By the last of May they arrived at 
Cowesick where they Planted their Corn : wherein she was 
put to a hard Task, so that the Child extremely Suffered. 
The Salvages would sometimes also please themselves, 
with casting hot embers into the Mouth of the Child, 
which would render the Mouth so sore that it could not 

Bradley of Essex County 73 

Suck for a long time together. So that it Starv'd and 

"There they staid until they hoed their Corn, but then 
some of our Friend-Indians coming on them, Kill'd Seven 
of them whereat away they flew to Canada and never 
saw their Corn-field any more.^ But they made a Forty 
Days Ramble of it before they reach 'd thither, in 
which, if at any time her Heart began to faint, her 

' "They [the Indians] told the mother that if she would permit them to 
baptize it [the child] in their manner they would suffer it to live . . . she 
complied with their request. They took it from her and baptized it by 
gashing its forehead with their knives. . . . Before they arrived at their 
place of rendez-vous she had occasion to go a little distance from the party 
and when she returned . . . she beheld . . . her child . . . piked upon 
a pole."— Mirick, p. 109. This account is from the MS. of the Revd. 
Abiel Abbot, the manuscript being taken from the lips of Mrs. Judith 
Whiting who lived to be one hundred years of age, and was eight years old 
at the time of the Haverhill massacre of 1708 when the Revd. Benjamin 
Rolfe was killed. — Mirick, p. 121. In 1794, when the Haverhill bridge was 
completed, she walked over it unaided, as soon as it was in a passable 
condition. She was, at her death, twelve days less than one hundred years 
of age. — (Chase's History of Haverhill, p. 459.) 

2 "About one hundred miles up the valley and near the mouth of Wells 
river was a tract of pine woods called by the Indians Cowass [meaning a 
place of pines] and near by many acres of clear meadow. Here a party of 
Indians located a camp, and planted the meadows with corn, it being a 
convenient summer rendez-vous from which to sally out on the frontier. . . . 

"Rumors of the establishment at Cowass reaching the English about the 
sixth of June, a scouting-party made up of Caleb Lyman and five Connecti- 
cut Indians was sent to make an examination. On the 14th they discovered 
a camp about twenty miles this side of Cowass, which they surprised and 
killed six men and one woman, while two others escaped, one mortally 
wounded. Making a hurried retreat they reached home with six scalps 
in five or six days. . . . When the Indians at Cowass heard the result of 
this fray they deserted the place in alarm and went off to Canada via 
French river and Lake Champlain." — (History of Deerfi-eld, by George 
Sheldon, vol. iii., pp. 319-320.) 

The Onion River was formerly called the French river and by the 
Indians Winooski. It was along this river that the Indians formerly 
travelled from Canada when they made their attacks upon the frontier 
settlements on the Connecticut river, says Sheldon in his History of 

74 Bradley of Essex County 

Mistress would be ready to strike the Mortal Hatchet 
into her Head. 

"The French being thought more Civil to the English 
than to the Indians her Mistress thereat Provoked, re- 
solved that she would never sell her to the French. Ac- 
cordingly she kept her a Twelvemonth with her in her 
squalid Wigwam; Where in the following winter, she 
fell sick of a Feavour, but in the very height and heat of 
her Paroxysms, her Mistress would compel her sometimes 
to spend a Winters-night, which is there a very bitter one, 
abroad in all the bitter Frost and Snow of the CHmate. 
She recovered, but Four Indians died of the Feavour, 
and at length her Mistress also. Another Squa then pre- 
tended an Heirship unto her, with whom she lived and 
saw many more strange Deliverances. They had the 
Small Pox in the Family, she never had it. She was made 
to pass the River on the Ice, when every step she took 
she might have struck through it if she pleased. Many 
more such Preservations might come into her Story. 

"At Last, there came to the sight of her a Priest' from 
Quebeck who had known her in her former captivity at 
Noridgwock. He was very civil to Her, and made the 
Indians Sell her to a French Family for Fourscore Livres, 
where tho' she wrought hard, She lived more comfort- 
ably and contented.^ 

"She poured out her Supplications to Heaven: Some- 
times Two or Three of her own Sex, would by Stealth come 
to joyn her in Supplicating to the Glorious Lord. She 
had her Mind often Irradiated with Strong Perswasions 

' Probably Father Rasle. 

2 "In Canada Mrs. Bradley, it is said, was sold to the French for eighty 
livres. She informed her friends, after her return, that she was treated 
kindly by the family in which she lived. It was her custom morning and 
evening, when she milked her master's cow, to take with her a crust of 
bread and soak it in the milk; with this and with the rations allowed her 
by her master, she eked out a comfortable existence." — {Mirick : tradition.) 

Bradley of Essex County 75 

and Assurances, that she should yet See the Goodness of 
God. in the land of the Living. Her tender and loving 
Husband accompanied Mr. Sheldon in his last Expedi- 
tion. He found her out, and fetch 'd her home a Second 
time. She arriv'd with those of the last Returns from the 
Captivity; and affectionately calls upon her Friends 
magnifie the Lord ivith me, and let us Exalt his Name 
together. . . ."' 

Ensign John Sheldon, who was second in command of 
the garrison at Deerfield, was a central figure in the efforts 
which were made for the recovery and redemption of the 
captives from Canada. His first expedition took place 
Dec. 13, 1704. The second expedition more nearly 
concerns us: "The Governor (Dudley) and Council could 
not accept the proposals brought from Vaudreuil by Vetch, ^ 
(as to exchange of prisoners) and the whole matter was left 
to Governor Dudley who was to advise with Lord Corn- 
bury, governor of New York. To forward the business 
of exchange, Dudley sent forty-seven French prisoners 
to Port Royal, in December, and on the 17th of Janu- 
ary, 1705-6, he read to the Council his answer to Vaudreuil 
which was to be dispatched to Quebec by Mr. John Shel- 
don, attended with a servant or two, and accompanied 
by two French prisoners of war. . . . Mr. Sheldon left 
home January 15th, and on the 17th he received an outfit 
from the Commissary General at Boston, costing £4 lis 
6d and a bill from Lewis Marchant of Quebec for £2 los, 
and for John Wells on the same service (he too was of 

' Judge Sewall further adds, p. 57, " No English woman was ever known 
to have any Violence offered unto her Chastity by any of them" [the 
Indians]. Both Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (Lancaster, 1675) and EUzabeth 
Hansom (Dover, 1724), as well as Charlevoix in his Indians of Canada, 
confirm this statement. 

'"Dudley informed his council of the letter received yesterday from 
the Governor of Canada by a Flagg of Truce with forty odd EngUsh 
Prisoners." — {Pocumtuck Valley Proceedings, vol. i., p. 426.) 

76 Bradley of Essex County 

Deerfield) i6s 6d. Joseph Bradley of Haverhill, it seems, 
got leave to attend the envoy as one of the servants. 
His wife was now in her second captivity in Canada. 
January 20th, Sheldon bearing funds to the military 
chest in the valley, with Bradley and the two Frenchmen, 
left Boston for Hadley where they arrived the next day. 
. . ." {Hist, of Deerfield, Sheldon, p. 332.) 

"John Wells joined the party at Deerfield and on the 
25th of January, 1706, the ambassador plunged, once more, 
into the wilderness for a winter journey to Canada. His 
experience now aided him in battle with the elements and 
a truce which had been arranged for five weeks, secured him 
from Indian hostility, and thus enabled him to push on 
more rapidly and so arrive before its expiration." 

1706 April 26 Vaudreuil writes to Pontchartrain en- 
closing Dudley's propositions by Capt. Vetch and his 
own reply with an account of the attempt to arrange a 
treaty of neutrality. He then adds: "This induced Mr. 
Dudley to send me a Deputy by land with a letter about 
a month ago, but as it is not sufficiently explicit, and as 
Mr. Dudley, according to appearances, is seeking only 
to gain time, the term I had fixed in my answer to these 
propositions having expired, I permitted several small 
parties of our Indians to recommence hostilities." 

{History of Deerfield, p. 333.) 

This deputy was Ensign Sheldon, but the Revd. John 
Williams says that the Ensign reached Quebec the begin- 
ning of March.' "On his arrival . . . Dudley's dispatches 
were not considered satisfactory by Vaudreuil. The 
Jesuits used their all powerful influence for delay and re- 
doubled their artful efforts to seduce the young captives 

" "In the beginning of March, 1706, Mr. Sheldon came again to Canada 
with letters from his excellency our governour at which time I was a few 
days in Quebec." — {The Redeemed Captive, by the Revd. John Williams, 
p. 130. The H. R. Huntting Co., Springfield, Mass., 1908.) 

Bradley of Essex County 77 

to popery. The sturdy envoy persisted in pushing his 
claims to, at least, as many captives as would equal the 
French prisoners which Dudley had sent to Port Royal, 
in December, 1705, and he so far succeeded that on the 
30 of May, 1706, he, with forty-four EngHsh captives, 
embarked on board the French vessel, La Marie, chartered 
at the expense of three thousand livres, for Port Royal 
and Boston. After considerable delay at Port Royal he 
reached his destination August 2, 1706. In this company 
came James Adams of Wells, Hannah wife of Joseph 
Bradley one of vSheldon's attendants ..." 

{History of Deerfield, vol. i., p. 332.) 

''The last who came in numbers between thirty and 
forty with Mr. Sheldon, a good man and true servant of 
the church in Deerfield who took this tedious and danger- 
ous journey in the winter from New England unto Canada 
on these occasions, came aboard at Quebec, May 30, and 
after nine weeks' difficult passage arrived at Boston, 
August I, 1706." 

{The Redeemed Captive.) 

On Sheldon's return he presented his bill of expenses 
to the Governor. 

''An account of what John Sheldon (who was impressed 
by his Excellency to go to Canada to treat about ye 
English Captives) hath expended upon the Country's 
cr count in Canada for himself and the Captives in 

livres sous 

By Taylors work in maldng cloathes 17 00 

To Mr. Dubenee (?) cloath for cloathing, for 
stockins, shoes, a shirt, a hat and a pair of 

gloves and a neckcloath 106 1 1 

For a Carriall to goe to see the captives at the 

Mohawk fort 12 00 

78 Bradley of Essex County 

livres sous 
For a cannoe and men to goe from Quebec to visit 

Mr. Williams 06 00 

More paid to Mr. La count my Landlord at 

Quebec 38 00 

More paid to the Barbour for me and my men and 

my cloathing 21 10 

More paid for washing 08 00 

More paid my landlord at Montreal 77 06 

More paid for my second visit to the cap's at the 

Mohawk fort 4 08 

More what I laid out for the captives when I came 

away from Canada and one of the sailers. ... 42 10 
For John Wells for a hat 10 livres, for silk, 8 livres, 

for a pair of stockins, 12 livres; for a shirt, 

8 livres 1 1 sous 44 11 

Joseph Bradley for a shirt 8 13 

Delivered to Mr. Williams 200 00 

Laid out for my deaughter Mary, for necessary 

cloathing 59 00 

More for my darter 15 00 

To the doctor for John Wells and for other things 

for the captives 12 00 

689 9 

Expended at Port Royal for Pocket expenses 

£10-00-00 at 2od pr livre 120 


Accompanying the above bill was the following petition 
Aug. 8, 1706. 

To his Excellency, Joseph Dudley, Qfc, &fc, 
The Petition of John Sheldon in behalfe of himself, 
Joseph Bradley and John Wells, humbly showeth 

78 Bradley of Essex County 

livres sous 
For a cannoe and men to goe from Quebec to visit 

Mr. Williams 06 00 

More paid to Mr. La count my Landlord at 

Quebec 38 00 

More paid to the Barbour for me and my men and 

my cloathing 21 10 

More paid for washing 08 00 

More paid my landlord at Montreal 77 06 

More paid for my second visit to the cap's at the 

Mohawk fort 4 08 

More what I laid out for the captives when I came 

away from Canada and one of the sailers. ... 42 10 
For John Wells for a hat 10 livres, for silk, 8 livres, 

for a pair of stockins, 12 livres; for a shirt, 

8 livres 1 1 sous 44 1 1 

Joseph Bradley for a shirt 8 13 

Delivered to Mr. Williams 200 00 

Laid out for my deaughter Mary, for necessary 

cloathing 59 00 

More for my darter 15 00 

To the doctor for John Wells and for other things 

for the captives 12 00 

689 9 

Expended at Port Royal for Pocket expenses 

£10-00-00 at 2od pr livre 120 


Accompanying the above bill was the following petition 
Aug. 8, 1706. 

To his Excellency, Joseph Dudley, ^c, &fc. 
The Petition of John Sheldon in behalfe of himself, 
Joseph Bradley and John Wells, humbly showeth 

VJ ^ rj o ^^ . ^ I 

Bradley of Essex County 79 

That your Petitioner with the afore mentioned Bradley 
and Wells were Sent by your Excellency and Council the 
last winter by Land to Canada to Obtain the Return of 
the Captives wherein they have so far succeeded, as that 
on the 2d instant They arrived here' with forty -four of 
the Captives. Your Petitioner entered upon the said 
service on the 15th day of Janu'ry last, the said Bradley 
on the 20th day and the sd Wells on the 25th day of the 
same month. Your Petitioners therefore humbly Pray 
your Excellency & this Honble Court to Take into your 
Consideration their service aforesaid and the extraordin- 
ary Difficulties, Hazzards and Hardships they have 
undergone & the time spent therein, and Order them such 
Allowance & Consideration for the same as in your wisdom 
you Shall think meet. And your Petitioners shall ever 

John Sheldon. 

{Mass. Military Archives, vol. 72, p. 240.) 

Wells and Bradley also petitioned in their own behalf: 
" To his Excellency &c, &c, ^fc, 

"The Humble petition of John Wells and Joseph Brad- 
ley Showeth that your Petitioners were lately sent by his 
Excellency to Quebec with Sheldon and in their journey 
they were necessitated to be at some Expenses and your 
Petitioner Wells expended above three pounds ten shil- 
lings & Bradley forty sh. beside snow shoes and pumps 
which cost him thirteen shillings, and a Dog fifteen be- 
side there was a gun hired for the voyage valued at 50s. 
which sd. gun was broken accidentally in ye discharging. 
Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that they may be 
allowed the Disbursements above mentioned and ye 
money for the gun. 

" John Wells Joseph Bradley 

"Aug. 10, 1706." 

' Boston. 

8o Bradley of Essex County 

"Action on these petitions by the General Court: "Oct. 
29, 1706. Granted to John Sheldon 35 pounds £ ; to John 
Wells 20 pounds and to Joseph Bradley 20 pounds over 
and above what they had in fitting them out." 

{Mass. Military Archives, vol. 71, pp. 2j6-2j8.) 

Mirick in his History of Haverhill, p. 109, says: "In 
March, 1705, her husband [Mrs. Bradley's], hearing that 
she was in the possession of the French, started for 
Canada with the intention of redeeming her. He trav- 
elled on foot accompanied only by a dog that drew a sled 
on which he carried a bag of snuff as a present from the 
governor of this Province to the governor of Canada. 
The only authority we have for the dog, the sled, and the 
snuff is tradition which we heard related very minutely 
by his descendants." It is possible that Joseph Bradley 
may have started in this manner from Haverhill for Deer- 
field, but it is evident that the tradition can be no further 
relied upon. 

Within a month of her return from Canada Mrs. 
Bradley was again attacked by the Indians. Mirick's' 
account is as follows : 

' * Sometime in the summer of this year ( 1 706) the In- 
dians again visited the garrison of Joseph Bradley, and 
it is said that he and his wife and children^ and a hired 

' The History of Haverhill which was pubHshed in Haverhill, in 1832, 
and which is known as Mirick's, was compiled by John Greenleaf Whittier; 
upon his leaving Haverhill he placed his work in the hands of his friend 
and assistant, Mirick, who shortly after pubHshed the work in his own 
name, giving Whittier no credit whatever. When Whittier heard of this 
dishonest transaction he caused an announcement to be printed several 
times in the then Haverhill newspaper giving a true account of the case: 
the compiler has seen a copy of this announcement. 

* Out of the six children already born to Joseph and Hannah Bradley, 
one had died in infancy and four of the remaining five had been killed by 
the Indians; only one, therefore, was alive at this time, and that a little 
girl, not quite seven; Joseph's brothers, Isaac and Abraham, had married 
before this and undoubtedly had homes of their own. 

Bradley of Essex County 8i 

man were the only persons in it at the time. It was in the 
night, the moon shone brightly, and they could be clearly 
seen silently and cautiously approaching, Mr. Bradley 
armed himself, his wife, and man, each with a gun, and 
such of his children as could shoulder one. Mrs. Bradley, 
supposing that they had come purposely for her, told her 
husband that she had rather be killed than be again 
taken. The Indians rushed upon the garrison, and en- 
deavored to beat down the door. They succeeded in 
pushing it partly open and when one of the Indians began 
to crowd himself through the opening Mrs. Bradley fired 
her gun and shot him dead. The rest of the party, seeing 
their companion fall, desisted from their purpose and 
hastily retreated." 

1708 Two years later there was another Indian attack 
when many of the townspeople were killed, among the 
number the Revd. Benjamin Rolfe, pastor of the Haver- 
hill church. The account of this French and Indian 
attack is as follows: 

1708 De Rouville had begun his march on the settle- 
ments on July 16; to conceal his destination part of the 
force went up the St. Francis River and the rest up the 
Sorel to Lake Champlain. The latter were mostly Mo- 
hawks or Macquas over whom Colonel Schuyler had great 
influence. On the march they met Schuyler's messengers 
bearing a secret belt, desiring them not to go to war 
against the English. The Macquas, pretending to the 
French that some infectious disease had appeared among 
them, at once turned back and went home. Meanwhile 
(July- August, 1708) De Rouville had traversed three or 
four hundred miles of forest and at daybreak on the 29th 
of August, he surprised the town of Haverhill, killed about 
forty of the inhabitants, and took many captives. He 
began his retreat about sunrise, but was pursued by the 

82 Bradley of Essex County 

survivors, who attacked him, killed his brother, took an- 
other French officer and seven men, captured a third 
officer, and rescued a part of the captives. 

(History of Deerfield by Sheldon.) 

Mirick states that upon the retreat of the two hundred 
and fifty French and Indians after the massacre, "Joseph 
Bradley collected a small party in the northerly part [of 
the town] and secured the medicine-box and packs of the 
enemy which they had left about three miles from the 
village. . . . The French and Indians continued their 
march, and so great were their sufferings arising from the 
loss of their packs, and their consequent exposure to 
famine, that many of the Frenchmen returned and sur- 
rendered themselves prisoners of war, and some of the 
captives were dismissed, with a message that if they were 
pursued the others would be put to death." The governor 
in his message addressed to the Assembly says "that we 
might have done more against them if we had followed 

their tracks." 

{Mirick, p. 12$.) 

"In the north part of the township Joseph Bradley, 
the same who accompanied Ensign Sheldon to Canada, 
hearing the alarm collected a party and sallied out into 
the woods. He discovered and secured the medicine 
chest of the invaders and their knapsacks which they had 
taken off before making the assault . . ." 

{Hist, oj Deerfield, vol. Hi., P.36J.') 

1702 Ap. "An highway laid out from the sawmill 
meadow through the Parsonage farm on the west side of 
Danll Bradley's house and barn and so by Henry Kim- 
ball's as it hath been formerly made use of." 

{Hav. Town records.) 

Bradley of Essex County 83 

1 7 10 "A list of the Names of the men Belonging to 
the North Regiment in Essex appointed to keep snowshoes 
and megginsons [mocassins] are as folowth. Lieunt. 
Coll. vSaltonstal snowshoe men are as folowth 

^' Jonathan Eastman James Ayr Joseph Bradley 
Samuel Ayr A hrahani Bradley ' ' 

{Mass. Archives, vol. 71, p. 495.) 

1 72 1 Joseph Bradley Is constable of Haverhill (warrant 
of June 23). 

"Joseph Bradley's constable in 1721 receipts. Entered 
Boston Nov. 14, 1722. 

Received of Mr. Joseph Bradley Constable of Haverhill 
for Mr Ebenezer Eastman Eighteen Pounds 18 shillings 
in full. 

"for my father Jn. Allin Treasr. per Jn. Allin 

Entered March 2, 1722-3, by Jno. Eatton Town Clerk" 

"Received of Mr. Joseph Bradley constable of Haverhill 
by Mr. Ebenezer Eastman fourteen Pounds and 2 pence 
in full. 14-99-2. 

for my father Jti. Allin Treasr by Jn. Allin. 

Boston June 14 1722." 

"March 2, 1722-3 Received by this day at several pay- 
ments of Jos. Bradley Constable of Haverhill the sum of 
one hundred fifty-five pounds eight shillings and six- 
pence being the full of what he was ordered by the select- 
men to pay me out of the town's rates in the year 1721. 
I say received by me 155-8-6 

John Eatton Town Treasr 
Entered March 2, 1722-3. • 

By Jno. Eatton Town Clerk." 

1 721-2 "Laid out to Joseph Bradley one acre and 
quarter of land on the westerly side of his own land ; and 
bounded at the westerly corner by a white oak; that is 

84 Bradley of Essex County 

the bounds between Jonathan Eaton and Joseph Bradley 
and running westerly to a black oak marked, and then 
northerly to a red oak marked, and then easterly to a white 
oak; that was the former bounds of Bradley's farm, and 
then by said Joseph Bradley's land to the bound first 
mentioned which is Joseph Bradley's satisfaction for a 
high way through his land from the highwa}^ to the Par- 
sonage farm providence way, ' and for about 3-4 of one 
acre on the southerly side of said highway. Laid out 
Feb. 19, 1721-2." 

{Haverhill Town records, vol. i., p. 54.) 

"Whereas William Holdridge formerly of Haverhill 
Essex Co. N. E. yeoman and sundry rights and Interests 
in ye common lands of Haverhill some of which in his 
lifetime he legally disposed of to Mr. Jewett and Mrs. 
Jewett of [Rowley?] to Daniel Bradley of Haverhill 
yeoman also deceased as may appear, I Joseph Bradley 
yeoman of Haverhill administrator on ye estate of ye 
aforesaid Daniel Bradley deceased having good right and 
title to all of ye acres of accommodations, common rights 
and commonages derived as aforesaid from ye said Wil- 
liam Holbridge, out of ye good will and affection which I 
have towards my brethren Isaac Bradly and Abraham 
Bradley both of Haverhill yeomen give to them and heirs 
and assigns equal share of all rights according as they 
shall be laid out in the undivided lands of Haverhill. 
Joseph {mark) Bradly Richard Ilazzen Sarah Ilazzen 
Richard Ilazzen Jr. May 2g, lyzz. " 

"Richard Hazzen, Jr., and Sarah Hazzen appear at 
Newbury court Sept., 1731, on a Tuesday and said they 
were present when Joseph Bradley, late of Haverhill, de- 
ceased, executed the above instrument. Recorded Sept. 
30. 1731-" 

'Probably "Providence meadow." (See vol. i., p. 173, of Haverhill 
Town records.) 

Bradley of Essex County 85 

1734 About this time several grants of land were made 
to persons who had suffered from Indian depredations: 
"The widow of Joseph Bradley, who went to Canada with 
Ensign Sheldon received two hundred and fifty acres." 
(Grants to persons connected with Deerfield history, 


{Hist, of Deerfield, by Geo. Sheldon, vol. ii., p. 514.) 

1738 Mrs. Bradley petitioned the General Court for 
a grant of land in consideration of her former sufferings 
among the Indians and "present low circumstances" 
(she was then a widow). The Court granted her two 
farms in Methuen laid out by Richard Hazen, May 29, 
17395 one of one hundred and sixty acres bordering on the 
westerly line of Haverhill, and one of ninety acres, which 
extended along the easterly line of Dracut. 

{Heroism of Hannah Dustan and Indian Wars of New England, Boston, 

These two grants are probably one and the same. 

20 III. Joseph, 7th child of Joseph and Hannah 
Heath, born Hav., Feb. 13, 1706-7; d. Oct. i, 1749; md. 
Hav., July 3, 1735, Hannah Marsh of Hav., born 

; d. Jan. 24, 1747-8 ; and had four children. 

IV. Children of Deacon Joseph and Hannah Marsh: 

25 (i). Joseph, born May 23, 1736; md. ; ch. 

26 (2). Amos, born April 18, 1739; md.; ch. 

27 (3). Martha, born March 26, 1744; d. Nov. 7, 1761. 

28 (4). James, born March 13, 1746-7; Hving Hav. 1768. 

Deacon Joseph md. (2) Sept. 20, 1748-9, "M""^- Sarah 
French," of Newbury; she md. (2) June 11, 1751, John 
Marble, and d. Apr. 26, 1809. 

IV. Children of Deacon Joseph and Sarah French: 

29 (5-1). Enoch, born June 22, 1749; md.; ch. 

86 Bradley of Essex County 

lyzQ-jo "Bounds between Joseph Bradly and the 
Parsonage Farm — As a final issue and determination of 
all controversies between Joseph Bradley and the inhabi- 
tants of Haverhill respecting the boundaries betwixt the 
land of the said Bradly and the Parsonage farm, We the 
subscribers who were appointed a committee by the town 
of Haverhill to agree with, and settle the said bounds 
with the said Bradley, did on the 25th of February current 
attend the service, and have settled the said bounds as 
followeth, viz. Beginning at a stake and stones on a small 
island in Bradly's brook,' and from thence to run in a 
straight line to another stake and stones in the sawmill 
road: These bounds to be, and remain for ever, and to be 
a full and final issue of all differences, at which settlement 
the major part of the selectmen of Haverhill were present 
and consented, As witness all our hands this 25th day 
of February anno Domini 1729-30. 
*^ Jonathan X Eastman {his mark) Joseph Bradley 
''Richard Hazzen Jr. Committee. 

" Joseph Emerson Daniel Little Timothy Ay er: 


"The above written settlement was returned to me by 
Mr. Richard Hazzen Jun. March the 3d, 1729-30, and 
subscribed as above was entered March the 4th 1729-30 
by John Eaton, Town Clerk." 

{Haverhill Town records, vol. i., p. 274.) 

Joseph was a deacon and lived in the West Parish. In 
his will he leaves his homestead to his son Joseph: Value 
of estate £1270. 

25 IV. Joseph, first child Deacon Joseph and Hannah 
Marsh, bom Hav., May 23, 1736; d. July 31, 1754, aged 

' Possibly a small brook running nearly east and west, to the west- 
ward of Little River. 

Bradley of Essex County 87 

eighteen; md. Feb. 5, 1753-4, Sarah Hardey of Bradford; 
Sarah Hardey Bradley, widow, was md. (2) in Bradford, 
March 29, 1757, to Wilham Atwood, and was Hving 1785. 
Joseph was buried in the North Parish graveyard. Inscrip- 
tion on gravestone: ''Here lies buried THE BODY OF 
Mr. Joseph Bradley who died Jidy 31, I7S4^ ^^ ^^^ ^0^ 
year of his age.'' Value of estate £349 2s. 3d. 

V. Children of Joseph and Sarah Hardey: 
30 (i). Joseph, born Hav., Nov. 26, 1753; living 1757; 
(perhaps d. Nov. i, 1775?) 

Joseph, Jr., of Haverhill, private, Capt. Richard Ayer's 
(2d Haverhill) co: Col. Johnson's Reg. wh. marched on 
the alarm of Ap. 19, 1775; service 5 days. 


Amos Caleb Capt. Daniel 

26 IV. Amos, second child of Deacon Joseph and 
Hannah Marsh, born Hav., Ap. 18, 1739; d. 

; md. Hav., Feb. 20, 1759, Elizabeth Page,' dau. 
Joshua Page and Hannah Dustan. 

V. Children Amos and Elizabeth Page: 

31 (j). Amos, born Hav., May 30, 1759; d. May 18, 1818. 

32 (2). Joshua, born Oct. 2, 1762; md. Nov. 4, 1790 
(rec. in Dracut), Mary Poor of Andover. 

33 (j). Elizabeth, born Feb. 25, 1766 (md. David Dexter 
of Hempstead, N. H., Nov. 12, 1786?). 

34 {4). Hannah, born March i, 1768 (md. Simeon At- 
water, of Bradford, Nov. 14, 1790?). 

35 (5). Joseph, born Dec. 22, 1769. 

36 (6). Caleb, born Mar. 12, 1772, in Dracut, Mass.; 
md. ; ch. 

37 (7). Martha, born Jan. 30, 1774. 

38 (8). Ruth, born May 21, 1775. 

39 (q). Nehemiah, born Sept. 20, 1776. 

40 {10). Carafe, born Nov. 21, 1777. 

41 (71). i^/zorfa, born Oct. 18, 1779. 

1757 April 4, 2d CO. foot; Major Richard Saltonstall; 
private, Amos Bradley. 

36 V. Caleb, sixth child Amos and Elizabeth Page, 
born Dracut, Mass., March 12, 1772; d. Portland, Me., 
June 2, 1861; md. Nov. 16, 1801, Sarah Crocker, dau. 

' Great-granddaughter of Hannah Dustan. 

Bradley of Essex County 89 

(gr. dau. Josiah Crocker, Harvard College, class of 
1738); she d. Ap. 27, 1821; Caleb md. (2) Mrs. Nathaniel 
Partridge, dau. ; 

d. Nov. 3, 1843; he md. (3) Dec. 26, 1844, Mrs. Abigail 
Codman, dau. ; d. Aug. 17, 


VI. Children Caleb and Sarah Crocker: 

42 (j). William Crocker, born Westbrook (Portland), 
Me., Jan. 5, 1804; md.; eh. 

43 (2). Edward, born Westbrook, Dec. 20, 1805. 

43a (j). Edward, b. Jan. 28, 1807; d. at sea, Sept., 1831. 

44 (4). Leonice Howard, born Westbrook, Dec. 6, 1809. 

45 (5). Elizabeth, born Westbrook, Nov. 12, 1811. 

46 {6). Charles Augustus, born Westbrook, Dec. 20, 
1812; d. 1898; md. 1853, Ruth Adams; no ch. 

47 (7). Elizabeth, born Dec. 16, 1814. 

48 {8). A daughter, born Nov. 14, 181 5. 

49 (p). Elizabeth Page, born Westbrook, Dec. 6, 1816; 
d. Sandusky, Ohio, Oct. 5, 1908; md. Westbrook, July 
17, 1836, to George Stillman Smith, and had eight 

50 {10). Leonard Wadsworth, born Westbrook, Nov. 26, 
1819; md.; ch. 

Caleb was a clergyman and a graduate of Harvard 
College, 1795. 

42 VI. William Crocker, first child Caleb and Sarah 
Crocker, born Westbrook, Me., Jan. 5, 1804; d. 

, 1865; md. Dec. 8, 1832, Harriet Lewis, 
dau. , born 

, 1 8 10; d. 1884; and had four children. 

VII. Children William Crocker and Harriet Lewis: 

51 (7). Edward, born 1833; d. 1842. 

52 (2). Sarah, born 1840; d. 1849. 

90 Bradley of Essex County 

53 (j). William Lewis, born Nov. 13, 1843. 

54 (4). Harriet Lewis, born Feb. 14, 1852. 

50 VI. Leonard Wadsworth, tenth child Caleb and 
Sarah Crocker, born Westbrook, Me., Nov. 26, 18 19; 
d. Mar. 24, 1868; md. Portland, Me., May 12, 1844, 
Frances Ellen Frazer, dau. ; born 

;d. Ap. 8, 1858. 

VII. Children Leonard Wadsworth and Frances Frazer: 

55 (7). Louisa Shaw, born Portland, July 7, 1846; d. 
May 21, 1877. 

56 (2). Charles Edward, born Portland, May 31, 1856; 
md. ; ch. 

56 VII. Charles Edward, second child Leonard Wads- 
worth and Frances Frazer, born Portland, Me., May 31, 
1856; d. ; md. Portland, Sept. 

25, 1877, Carrie Emma Stevens, born Jan. 9, 1856; d. 

VIII. Children Charles Edward and Carrie Stevens: 

57 (i). Walter Wadsworth, born San Jose, Cal., Sept. 28, 
1878; md. Berkeley, Cal., Ap. 7, 1904, Alice Davies. 

58 (2). Edward Franklin, born San Jose, Cal., Aug. 2, 
1880; md. ; ch. 

59 (j). Alice Louise, born San Jose, Cal., Jan. 12, 1886; 
d. ; md. in San 
Jos6, Feb 27, 1906, to Harry Lincoln Johnson of Long 
Island, N. Y., and had one child. 

60 (4). Charles Dustan, born San Jose, Aug. 28, 1893. 

58 VIII. Edward Franklitt, second child of Charles 
Edward and Carrie Stevens, bom San Jose, Cal., Aug. 2, 
1880; d. ; md. San 

Francisco, Cal., Dec. 4, 1904, Maud E. Hiney, of Berke- 
ley, Cal. 

Bradley of Essex County 91 

IX. Children Edward Franklin and Maud Hiney: 

61 (j). Richard Fraser, b. Spreckels, Cal., Nov. 5, 1905. 

29 IV. Enoch, fifth child Deacon Joseph, but first 
child of his second wife, Sarah French, born Hav., June 
22, 1749; d. May 2, 1834, "ae 85"; md. Oct. 10, 1770, 
Mary Low of Ipswich, Mass. {Ips. Town rec.) ; she d. 
"widow Enoch Esq.," Aug. 23, 1822, as. 75. 

V. Children Enoch and Mary Low: 

62 (i). "Miss Mary Bradley," born Ap. 16, 1771; d. 

; md. Ezekiel Barnard 
of Amesbury, Mar. i, 1795. 

63 (2). Abigail, born May 31, 1772; was md. to John 
Corlis, Nov. 26, 1789. 

64 (j). "Miss Sarah Bradley," b. Feb. i, 1774; was 
md. to James Ayer 3d, Dec. 14, 1794; he was b. Hav., 
Feb. I, 1766, son Richard and Martha Mitchell. 

65 (4). Enoch, b. Ap. 29, 1778; md. ; ch. 

66 (5). Caleb Low, b. Feb. 22, 1780; d. ; 
md. ; ch. 

67 (6). Patty, b. Dec. 25, 1781; md. to Jesse Page of 
Warren, Oct. 20, 1801. 

68 (7). Joseph, b. Jan. 27, 1784; d. Jan. 14, 1786. 

69 (8). Joseph, b. June 4, 1786; living 18 12. 

70 (p). Brickett, b. Ap. 10, 1789; md.; ch. 

Enoch was a yeoman and cordwainer ; he lived in Haver- 
hill. Called "gentleman" after 181 1. 

6s V. Enoch, fourth child of Enoch and Mary Low, 
born Hav. (?), Ap. 29, 1778; d. ; 

md. Hav., Oct. 31, 1802, Abigail Hildreth, of Hav., b. 

; d. ; 

and had ten children. 

VL Children of Enoch and Abigail Hildreth: 

71 (7). Mary Low, h. 

92 Bradley of Essex County 

72 (2). Enoch Low, b. ; 
md.; ch. 

73 (j). Eliza Ann, 

74 (4). Margaret Bower, 

75 (5). Samuel Prescott, 

76 {6). Louisa, 

11 (7) . Mary Low, 

78 ((S"). Charles Trueworth, 

79 (p). ^HgaiMye/-, b. (abt. i82o);d. ; 
md. (aged 28) Nov. 7, 1848, A. A. Bromley, widower, 
of Middletown, N. Y., aged 33; merchant; son of Avery 
and Zipporah. 

80 {10). Joseph, 

Enoch was a yeoman and lived in Haverhill. 

72 VI. Enoch Low, ist {}) ch. Enoch & Abigail Hildreth, 
b. ; d. ; md. (int. 

Portland, Me., Sept. i, 1838, with) Sarah Shaw of Portland. 

VIL Children of Enoch Low and Sarah Shaw: 

81 (7). Arm Eliza, b. Jmie 11, 1837; d. Boston, Jan. i, 

82 (2). Ahhy Louise, b. Ap. 6, 1839; ^- Sept. 19, 1839. 

83 (j). Enoch Moody, b. Aug. 22, 1840. 

Of two grain mills on the " creek brook " one belonged 
to Enoch Bradley, Jr. 

75 VI. Samuel Prescott, fifth child Enoch and Abigail 
Hildreth, b. ; d. ; 

md. Oct. 27, 1838, Emeline Bartlett of Boston. 

VIL Childreii Samuel Prescott and Emeline Bartlett. 

84 (7). Henry Prescott, b. July 23, 1838; md.; ch. 

85 (2). Maria Gilbert, b. Aug. 17, 1843; unmd. 

84 VII. Henry Prescott, first child Samuel Prescott and 
Emeline Bartlett, b. July 23, 1838 ; d. ; 

md. Dec. 12, i860, Elvira, youngest dau. Col. Daniel 

Bradley of Essex County 93 

Richards of Brooklyn, N. Y., b. ; 

d. Nov. 17, 1 861, aged 18 yrs. 4 mos, 3 dys. Henry 

Prescott, md. (2) , 186- 
Eliza T. Wandel, of New York. 

VIII. Children of Henry Prescott and Eliza Wandel: 

86 (7). Bertha Bartlett, b. July 29, 1866. 

87 (2). Henry Prescott, h. Oct. 3, 1867; d. Mar. , 1870. 

88 (j). Frank Wandell, b. Dec. 25, 1868; d. May 9, 1869. 

89 {4). Charles de Hart, b. Jan. 18, 1870. 

90 (5). Samuel Prescott 2d, b. Ap. 12, 1871. 

91 {6). Henry Eno, b. Feb. 29, 1872; d. Aug. 8, 1872. 

92 (7). Lizzie de Hart, b. Nov. 29, 1873. 

66 V. Caleb Low, fifth child Enoch and Mary Low, 
b. (Hav. ?), Feb. 22, 1780; d. Aug. 2, 1821, "aged 41"; 
md. Nov. 17, 181 1, Abigail Ayer, both of Hav. 

VI. Children of Caleb Loiv and Abigail Ayer: 

93 (z). Caleb Low Ayer, b. Oct. 7, 1812; "son Capt. Low 
Bradley and Abigail Ayer." 

70 V. Bricketl, ninth child of Enoch and Mary Low, 
b. Ap. 10, 1789; d. ; md. Ap. 9, 

1813, at Salem, N. H., Hannah Merrill of Salem, N. H., 
dau. , b. ; 

d. Aug. 15, 1833; Brickett md. (2) Nov. 24, 1836,' Lucre- 
tia L. Page, of Salem, N. H. 

VI. Children of Brickett and Hannah Merrill: 

94 (/). Lever ett, b. Mar. 22, 18 14. 

95 (2). George Willington, b. Oct. 3, 1815; d. Oct. 30, 1835. 

96 (j). Joshua Merrill, b. , 1817; d. Nov. 

, 1823. 

97 (4). Mary Low, b. July 2, 1819. 

98 (5). Mehitable Dow, b. Oct. 17, 1820; md. Franklin 
B. Brickett, both of Hav., Nov. 20, 1843. 

' Records undoubtedly wrong. 

94 Bradley of Essex County 

99 {6). Joshua Merrill, b. Feb. 15, 1825. 

100 (7). Hannah Jane, b. Sept. 27, 1826. 

101 {8). Sarah Maria, b. Dec. 15, 1828. 

102 {g). Martha Page, b. Oct. 23, 1829. 

Children of Brickett and Lucretia Page: 

103 (70-7). Marantha Wilson, b. Mar. i, 1836.' 

104 {11-2). Ellen Lucretia, b. Aug. 9, 1838; d. Mar. 30, 

105 {i2-j). George Brickett, b. Aug. 9, 1838; d. Mar. 11, 

„ . 1 106 {13-4). Ellen Brickett, b. Jan. 5, 1841.' 

1 107 {14-5). Lucretia Brickett, b. Jan. 12, 1841. 

21 III. Daniel; eighth child Joseph and Hannah 
Heath, b. Hav., Mar. 18, 1708; d. Hav., July 22, 1784 
(gravestone Pentucket cemetery) ; md. Hav., Feb. 26, 
1729-30, Elizabeth Ayer, dau. Samuel Ayer and Eliza- 
beth Tuttle his wife, b. Jan. 26, 1707-8; d. Ap. 26, 1785, 
ae. 77 (buried Pentucket cemetery) ; and had fifteen children. 
Ins. on the same gravestone: ''In memory of Capt. Daniel 
Bradley who died July 22d, 1784 aged 75 years. Also 
Mrs. Elisabeth Bradley Consort of Capt. Daniel Bradley 
who died April 26th 1785 Aged 77 Years.'' 

IV. Children Daniel and Elizabeth Ayer: 

108 (j). Sarah, b. Sept. 4, 1730; bap. Dec. 6, 1730; d. 
July I, 1815; was md. (i) June i, 1749, to Benjamin 
Poor of Hav., who d. (spring), 1764; she md. (2) Abra- 
ham Sweet (bef. 1780). 

109 (2). Samuel, b. Aug. 4, 1731; bap. Aug. 8, 1731; 
md. ; ch. 

110 (j). Daniel, b. Nov. 15, 1732; md.; ch. 

111 (4). Ruth, b. Jan. 6, 1733-4; bap. Jan. 6, 1733-4; d. 
Sept. 10, 1736. 

' Records undoubtedly wrong. 

Bradley of Essex County 95 

112 (5). Elizabeth, b. Aug. 2, 1735; bap. Aug. 3, 1735; 
d. July 6, 1736. 

113 {6). Moses, b. May 12, 1737; md. ; ch. 

114 (7). Nathaniel, b. June i, 1738; bap. June 4, 1738; 
md.; ch. 

115 {8). Ruth, b. June 19, 1739; bap. June 24, 1739; d. 
Sept. I, 1806; was md. Nov. 12, 1761,' to Dr. James 
Pecker (she was his second wife). 

116 (p). David, b. Sept. 20, 1740; bap. Sept. 21, 1740; 
md.; (ch.?). 

117 {10). Hannah, b. July 12, 1742; bap. July 18, 1742; 
was md. to Samuel Noyes, bef. 1780. 

118 {11). Elizabeth, b. Nov. 19, 1743; unmd. 1780. 

119 (12). Peter, b. Oct. 23, 1745; md. ; ch. 

120 {13). Mary, b. Feb. i, 1746-7; unmd. 1780. 

121 (74). Lydia, b. June 17, 1748; d. Jan. 16, 1748-49. 

122 (75). Martha, b. June 17, 1748; d. June 17, 1748.^ 

Daniel was a cordwainer and yeoman and lived in 

ly^y Ap. 14, 2d. CO. Foot, Major Richard Saltonstall, 
1st. lieut. Daniel Bradley. He was called gentleman 
after 1758. 

7754, Sept. 10 — Officers of the Essex County militia. 
"Lieut. Daniel Bradley &c took the oaths and repeated 
and subscribed to the Test or Declaration before us. 
Rich. Saltonstall — Richard Saltonstall, Jr." 

{Mass. Military Archives.) 

1770 "The fire engine company officers met at Capt. 
Daniel Bradley's for refreshments." 

1779 The East Parish sent articles intended for the 
Continental army to Capt. Daniel Bradley's. 

His will was dated Aug. 21, 1780, proved Sept. 7, 1784. 

'0/d Families Amesbury and Salisbury says 1761; also Hav. Town Rec. 
* Parish records say: Moses bap. May 8, 37; Peter, bap. S. 29-45, and 
call "Martha" Mary: three errors in one family. 

96 Bradley of Essex County 

Amount of estate £837 2s. 6d. He gave his homestead to 
his son Peter. He also had a grist mill. 

109 IV. Samuel, second child Capt. Daniel and Eliz- 
abeth Ayer, b. Hav., Aug. 4, 1731; d. Hav., Mar. 11, 
1776; md. (pub. Nov. 15. 1760), to "Mrs." Sarah Win- 
gate of Amesbury, dau. Rev. Paine Wingate and Mrs. 
Mary , his wife, b. Apr. 27, 1737; 

d. ; and had children. 

V. Children Samuel and Sarah Wingate: 

123 (i). Wingate, b. June 19 (Ap. 16, Salisbury rec), 

124 (2). Samuel, b. May 24, 1764; bap. Hav., June 3, 
1764; md. ; ch. 

125 (j). Joshua, bap. Hav., Dec. 28, 1766 (pub. Sally 
Osgood, Ap. 18, 1794?). 

126 {4). Sarah, bap. Hav., Oct. 23, 1768 (single woman, 
Amesbury, 1792-94?) (md. John Johnson of Hav., 
Aug. 30, 1795?)- 

127 (5). Lois, bap. Dec. 30, 1770; md. Samuel Moody 
(both of Amesbury), Ap. 23, 1800. 

(Probably others.) 

1757, Ap. 14, 2d. Co. Foot, Maj. Richard Saltonstall; 
private, Samuel Bradley. 

Samuel was a trader and lived in Haverhill. 

123 V. Wingate, first child Samuel and Sarah Wingate, 
b. Salisbury (or Amesbury), June 19 (or Ap. 16), 1761. 

" Wingate of Haverhill, Capt. Micajah Gleason co.. Col. 
John Nixon reg., receipt for advance pay dated Cambridge, 
June 10, 1775; also, fifer, muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775, 
enl. Ap. 23, 1775, service 3 mos. 16 dys. ; also, co. return 
dated Sept. 30, 1775; also, Capt. Gleason (3d) co. Col. 
Nixon (4) reg., return of men in service Sept. and Oct. 
76; dated North Castle; enl. Sept. 16, 76; also, same co. 

Bradley of Essex County 97 

and reg. receipts for wages for Sept. and Oct. 76; dated 
camp at Winter Hill; also, same co. and reg. receipts for 
wages for Nov. and Dec. 76; also, Capt. John Holden 
(4th) CO. Col. Thomas Nixon (6) reg. Continental army 
pay accounts for service from March 29-77, to Dec. 31, 
79; also, Capt. Barns co. Col. Nixon reg. return of men in 
service on or bef. Aug. 15, 'j'j, dated camp near Peekskill, 
Feb. 16, 79; also, Capt. Holden co. Col. Nixon reg. (5) 
muster roll for May, 79, dated Highlands, enl. March 
29, 77; enlistment 3 years; also, Capt. Clayes co. Col. 
Nixon reg. Continental army pay accounts for service 
from Jan. i, 1780, to March 29, 1780. 

''Wingate Bradley of Haverhill, Capt. Gleason co. Col. 
Nixon (4) reg. return of men (date and particulars not 

( Revolutionary Rolls.) 

124 V. Samuel, second child Samuel and Sarah Win- 
gate, b. Salisbury (or Amesbury), May 24, 1764; d. 

; md. (int. Hav., Aug. 29, 1790, with) Abigail 
Pike. He was a hatter and of Hav. 1791. 1798 trader. 

125 V. Joshua, third child Samuel and Sarah Wingate, 
b. Amesbury (or Salisbury) (pro. 1766) ; d. 

; md. (pub. Amesbury, Ap. 18, also May 
2, 1794) to Sally Osgood, dau. 

VI. Children Joshua and Sally Osgood: 

127a (7). Oliver Osgood, b. Amesbury, Feb. 16, 1796. 
128 (2). Hannah Challis, b. Amesbury, Sept. 25, 1797. 

1 10 IV. Daniel, third child Capt. Daniel and Eliza- 
beth Ayer, b. Nov. 15, 1732 ; d. ; 
md. Jan. 10, 1754, Susannah Mitchell, dau. 
; and had nine children. 

98 Bradley of Essex County 

V. Children Daniel Jr., and Susannah Mitchell: 

129 (7). Sarah, b. Jan. 4, 1755. 

130 (2). Joseph, b. Mar. 22, 1756. 

131 (j). Lydia, b. Oct. 16, 1757. 

132 (4). Samuel, h. Jan. 11, 1760; unmd.; yeoman; 
U. S. pensioner; d. "son Daniel Jr., and Susannah 
Mitchell," Jan. i, 1839, aged 78. 

133 (5). Daniel, h. May 20, 1761; md.; ch. 

134 (6). Jonathan, h. Sept. 18, 1763. 

135 (7). Dudley, b. June 24, 1765; md. ; ch. 

136 (8). Simeon, b. Sept. 7, 1767; md.; ch. 

137 (q). Susanna, b. Sept. 20, 1770; "unmd. dau. Daniel 
and Susannah, d. Jan. 12, 1848, se. 76." 

Daniel of Newburyport, private, Capt. Joshua French's 
CO. Col. Edward Wigglesworth's reg. ; pay abstract for 
mileage from Albany home dated Jan. 30, 1777. 

132 V. Samuel, fourth child Daniel, Jr., and Susannah 
Mitchell, b. Hav., Jan. 11, 1760, d. Jan. i, 1839, unmd.; 
U. S. pensioner. 

Samuel of Haverhill, Capt. Micajah Gleason's co. Col. 
John Nixon's (5) reg.; receipt for advance pay dated 
Cambridge, June 10, 1775; also, private, muster roll 
dated Aug. i, 1775; enl. Ap. 22, 1775; service 3 mos. 16 
dys. ; also, co. returns dated Sept. 30-75 reported absent; 
also, order for bounty coat dated Dec. 22-75; ci^so, Capt. 
Samuel Johnson's co. Col. Titcomb's reg. arrived at 
Providence, R. I., Ap. 27-77; dis. June 27-77; service 
2 mos. 10 dys., enlistment 2 mos.; roll dated Bristol; also, 
Capt. Samuel Merrill's co.. Major Gage's reg. enl. Sept. 
30-77; dis. Nov. 6-77; service i mo. 9 dys.; marched to 
reinforce Northern army; also, Capt. Jonathan Ayer's 
CO. Col. Nathaniel Wade's (Essex Co.) reg. enl. July 15, 
1780, dis. Oct. 10, 1780; service 3 mos. 7 dys.; marched 
to reinforce Continental army. 

Bradley of Essex County 99 

133 V. Daniel, fifth child Daniel, Jr., and Susannah 
Mitchell, b. Hav., May 20, 1761 ; d. Sept. 20, 1854, "aged 
93 & 4 mos." (gravestone Pentucket) ; md. Dec. 20, 1795, 
Sarah (Jane?) Woodbury, of Hav., b. 

d. March 26, 1850, aged 82; gravestone in Pentucket 

VI. Children Daniel and Sarah Woodbury: 

138 (i). Harriot, b. Mar. 8, 1796; "Miss Harriet Brad- 
ley, d. Hav. Ap. I, 1841." 

139 (2). Edward Woodbury, b. Mar. 8, 1799. 

140 (j). Sarah Jane, b. Aug. 8, 1800. 

141 {4). Leverett, b. Sept. 17, 1809. 

141 VI. Leverett, 4th ch. Daniel and Sarah Woodbury, 
b. Sept. 17, 1809; d. ; md. 

Methuen, Julv 8, 1839, Catherine C. Frye, dau. ; 

, b. 

VII. Children Leverett and Catherine Frye: 
141a. (i). Hannah Elizabeth, b. Meth., Nov. 22, 1842. 
141b. (2). George Brickett, h. Meth., May 21, 1844. 
141c. (j). Leverett, b. Meth., July 11, 1846. 

141d. (4). William, b. Meth., July 11, 1847. 
141e. (5). Jeremiah Payson, h. Meth., June 7, 1848. (All 
rec. as "ch. Leverett and Catherine.") 

134 V. Jonatha?!, (6th ch. Daniel Jr., and vSusannah 
Mitchell,) receipt for bounty paid him by the town of Hav- 
erhill to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 
three years dated Ap. 10, 1781. Also, private Capt. Peter 
Clarges' Co. (later Capt. J. K. Smith's) 3d Co., Lieut. Col. 
Calvin Smith's (6) reg. ; return for wages &c, for Jan. Dec. 
1781 : time allowed from Ap. 10, 1781. Also, Capt. Smith's 
Co. Lieut. Col. Smith's reg. return for wages, &c., for Jan.- 
Dec, 1782; reported on command in Ap. 82. Also, order 

100 Bradley of Essex County 

for wages for service in 1781, dated West Point Oct. 2, 

{Rev. Rolls.) 

135 V. Dudley, seventh child Daniel, Jr., and Susan- 
nah Mitchell, b. Hav., June 24, 1765; d. Feb. 14, 1818, 
ae. 52; md. June 28, 1792, Elizabeth Brown, b. Dec. 25, 
1773; dau. Joseph Brown and Lydia Stevens. 

VI. Children Dudley and Elizabeth Brown: 

142 (7). Lydia, b. Feb. 25, 1793 (md. James Smiley, Jr., 
Nov. 25, 1813?). 

143 (2). Elizabeth, b. Ap. 28, 1795. 

144 (j). Sarah Brown, b. Aug. 28, 1797. 

145 (4). Mehitable, b. Feb. 10, 1801. 

146 (5). Abigail, b. Oct. 28, 1812; d. Oct. 29, 1820. 

147 (6). Mary Brown, b. June 25, 1816; md. Hav., Sept. 
9, 1840, Elbridge G. Dresser. 

136 V. Simeon, eighth child Daniel, Jr., and Susanna 
Mitchell, b. Hav., Sept. 7, 1767; d. ; 
md, Lucretia Russell of Middletown, Conn. 

VI. Children Simeon and Lucretia Russell: 

148 (7). Sarah Jane b. Middletown, May 29, 1797. 

149 (2). Eliza Ann, b. New York, Sept. 24, 1799. 

113 IV. Moses, sixth child Capt. Daniel and Eliza- 
beth Ayer, b. May 12, 1737; d. (living 
1780); md. (pub. Feb. 14, 1764, to) Hannah Dakin of 

V. Children Moses and Hannah Dakin: 

150 (7). Moses, b. Jan. 19, 1765. {Boston City Records.) 

151 {2). Hannah, b. Sept. 8, 1766. 

152 (j). Sarah, b. Ap. 16, 1769. 

153 (4). Moses, b. Nov. 3, 1770. 

Bradley of Essex County loi 

154 (5). Daniel, b. Feb. 20, 1778 (d. 1826?) (md. Mary 

, who d. "wife of Daniel," 

1757, Ap. 14 2d. CO. foot, Major Richard Saltonstall; 
drummer, Moses Bradley. 

114 IV, Nathaniel, seventh child Capt. Daniel and 
Elizabeth Ayer, b. June i, 1738; d. Ap. 3 (Ap. 2?), 1804; 
md. May i, 1760, EHzabeth Ordway of Amesbury, b. 
1730? ; d. Mar. 13, 1799, ae. 69, 60? 

buried in Pentucket cemetery. Ins.: "Mrs. Elizabeth 
Bradley Consort of Mr. Nathaniel Bradley, died March 13 
lygg Mtat 6g. Reader could ashes speak, they'd loudly 
cry Make God your friend, prepare to die.'' 

V. Children Nathaniel and Elizabeth Ordway. 

155 (i). Stephen, b. Dec. 30, 1760; md.; eh. 

156 (2). Sarah, b. Jan. 25, 1762 (md. Lieut. Daniel 
Quimby, Mar. 22, 1780?). 

157 (j). Elizabeth, b. Nov. 4, 1763 (md. David Dexter 
of Hampstead, N. H., Nov. 12, 1786?). 

158 (4). Abiah, b. Ap. 23, 1765; md. Moses Emery, Jr., 
Feb. 26, 1784. 

159 (5). Mary, b. Aug. 12, 1766 (d. Amesbury, Mar. 3, 

160 (6). Hannah, b. Mar. 11, 1768; md. Nov. 14, 1790, 
Simeon Atwood, Sr. 

Nathaniel of Haverhill, dark; Capt. Joseph Eaton's 
CO. Col. Johnson's reg. which marched on the alarm of 
Ap. 19, 1775, to Cambridge, service 5>^ days. He was 
lieutenant and inn-keeper. 

155 V. Stephen, first child Nathaniel and Elizabeth 
Ordway, b. Dec. 30, 1760; d. Aug. 12, 1792; md. in Hav., 
Nov. 23, 1784 (Atkinson, rec. S. 4-1784), Abiah Stone of 

102 Bradley of Essex County 

Atkinson, N. H. ; lived in Haverhill. Buried in Pentucket 
cemetery: Ins.: ''Memento Mori. In Memory of Mr. 
Stephen Bradley who departed this life Augst ye 12th A.D. 
1792 Mtat 32.'' His widow md. (2) Ephraim French of 
Amherst, Oct. 8, 1793. 

VI. Children Stephen and Abiah Stone: 

161 (i.) Abigail, b. Hav., Dec. 23, 1785; living 1802. 

162 (2). Abiah Emery, b. Oct. 30, 1787; md. Capt. 
Thos. Bowles of Portsmouth, N. H., Sept. 29, 1813. 

163 (j). Sarah, b. Aug. 15, 1792. 

116 IV. David, ninth child Capt. Daniel and Elizabeth 
Ayer, b. Sept. 20, 1740; d. Hav. May 2, 181 1, aged 70, 
buried Pentucket cemetery; md. June 13, 1781, Abigail 
Marsh, of Hav., b. (1742?); d. "Ap. 12, 

1826, aged 84" (gravestone). Yeoman, lived in Haverhill. 
Ins. on gravestone: ''Lieut. David Bradley.'' 

1769 Fire engine company of Haverhill, officers: 
David Bradley. 

David of Haverhill, Srgt., Capt. Joseph Eaton's co. 
Col. Johnson's reg. wh. marched on the alarm of Ap. 19, 
I775> to Cambridge; service 9 days; also, Lt. Capt. Moses 
McFarland's co., Col. John Nixon's (Middlesex co.) reg. 
muster roll dated Aug. 1-75; enl. Ap. 23-75; service 3 
ms. 16 days; also, return dated Winter Hill, Sept. 30-75; 
also, Capt. Greenleaf's co. Col. Francis reg. pay abstract 
for subsistence; enl. Dec. 3-76; also, 2d lieut. Capt. 
Moses Greenleaf's co. Col. Ebenezer Francis' reg. ; list of 
officers of Mass. Line commissioned Feb. 3-77; also, 
1st lieut., Capt. Nathaniel Eaton's co. Col. Francis's 
reg.; list of officers recommended for commissions by 
Col. Francis dated Boston, Feb. 20-77; also, Col. Benj. 
Tappan's reg. Continental army pay accounts for service 
from Jan. 1-77 to Nov. 7-77 ; reported resigned Nov. 7, 

Bradley of Essex County 103 

1780 Clothing for the army (contributions) Lt. David 
Bradley: 24 prs. shoes 30 shuse 10 shuse 6 stockens. 
Hav. 2d CO. Foot, David; West Parish. 

119 IV. Peter, twelfth child Capt. Daniel and Eliz- 
abeth Ayer, b. Oct, 23, 1745; d. Jan. 31, 1817, ae. 71; 
md. Sept. 14, 1769, Mehitable Kimball, of Hav., b. 

; d. Sept. 4, 1774, and had children. 

(Peter did not marry again.) 

V. Children of Peter and Mehitable Kimball: 

164 (7). Francis, b. Mar. 23, 1770; md. ; eh. 

165 (2). Mehitable, b. Ap. 9, 1774; md. (ist wife) Moses 
Wingate, son William Wingate and Mehitable Bradley, 
b. Oct. , 1769; d. June , 1870. 

"Peter Bradley, the son of Capt. Daniel Bradley, en- 
tered as a stated miller to said Capt. Bradley's Grist-mill 
in Haverhill. The above written was entered March 6, 
1758, by John Eaton, Town clerk." 

{Hav. Town records.) 

164 V. Francis, first child Peter and Mehitable Kim- 
ball, b. Hav., Mar. 23, 1770; d. Jan. 5 (Feb. 16), 1819; 
md. Nov. 3, 1796, Polly Mooers of Hav. 

VI. Children Francis and Polly Mooers: 

166 (i). Mary Hazen, h. May i, 1797. 

167 (2). Harriot, b. May 17, 1799. 

168 (j). Mehitable, b. May 22, 1803. 

169 (4). Abigail, b. Oct. 6 (8), 1805. 

170 (5). Francis Edwin, b. Nov. 29, 181 1; d. Sept. 16 
(11), 1819. 

22 HI. Nehemiah, ninth child Joseph and Hannah 
Heath, b. Hav., Dec. 25, 171 1, d. 

(will dated March 14, 1775); md. Sept. i, 1736, Lydia 

104 Bradley of Essex County 

IV. Children Nehemiah and Lydia Emerson: 

171 (i). Nehemiah, b. July 31, 1737; d. Dec. 5, 1737, of 
the throat distemper. 

172 (2). Hannah, b. Nov. 19, 1738; md. John Emerson, 
Jr., both of Hav., May 19, 1763; Hving 1775. 

173 (j). Nehemiah, b. Oct. 18, 1741; d. Oct. 13, 1747. 

174 {4). Simon, b. Feb. 19, 1743; d. Sept. 13, 1747. 

175 (5). Elizabeth, b. Ap. 4, 1746; md. Heath. 

176 {6). Jonathan, b. Oct. 17, 1748; md. ; ch. 

177 (7). Ithamar, b. Feb. 15, 1751; md. ; ch. 

178 {8). Nehemiah, b. Mar. 2, 1753; d. May 6, 1753. 

179 ig). William, b. Sept. 28, 1754; d. Nov. 21, 1754. 

180 (70). Lj'c^m, b. Nov. 21, 1755 (md. Samuel Webster, 
Nov. 26, 1778?). 

181 {11). Miriam, b. Ap. 21, 1758; d. Aug. 29, 1758. 

182 {12). Ward, b. Dec. 4, 1759 (prob. d. bef. 1775). 

g ( 183 {13). Isaiah, b. May 17, 1762; md. ; ch. ) (prob. living 
^(184 {14). /e^ewia^,b. May 17, 1762; md.;ch. j" Hav., 1786). 

185 {15). Caleb, b. Mar. 11, 1765; md.; ch. 

176 IV. Jonathan, sixth child Nehemiah and Lydia 
Emerson, b. Oct. 17, 1748, d. ; 
md. Ap. 1 1 , 1771 , Hannah Haseltine, Jr. ; lived in Haverhill. 

V. Children Jonathan and Hannah Haseltine: 

186 (7). Ward, b. Feb. 16, 1772. 

187 (2). Lydia, b. July 11, 1774. 

177 IV. Ithamar, seventh child Nehemiah and Lydia 
Emerson, b. Hav. Feb. 15, 1751; d. 

md. Oct., 1778, Mehitable Stevens of Methuen. 

V. Children Ithamar and Mehitable Stevens: 

188 (7). Nehemiah, b. Hav., May 17, 1779. 

189 (2). Ezekiel, b. Ap. 27, 1781. 

190 (j). Mehitable, b. Sept. 8, 1784, in Hollis, N. H. 

191 {4). Ithamar, b. Hollis, N. H., June 22, 1790. 

Bradley of Essex County 105 

Yeoman; lived in Haverhill until 1781 when he removed 
to Hollis, N. H. 

183 IV. Isaiah, thirteenth child Nehemiah and Lydia 
Emerson, b. Hav., May 17, 1762; d. ; 
md. July 8, 1787, Polly Dustan of Hav., b. 

; d. Mar. 5, 1803, as. 30; md. (2) Huldah Pearley 
of Boxford (int. Boxford, Jan. 3, 1806). 

V. Children Isaiah and Polly Dustan: 

192 (7). Joshua, b. June 19, 1788. 

193 (2). Hazen, b. Mar. 14, 1790. 

194 (j). Betsey, b. Oct. 19, 1792. 

195 (4). Hezekiah,h. 

196 (5). Maria, b. 

197 {6). Isaiah, h. 

198 (7). Loisa, b. 

184 IV. Jeremiah, fourteenth child Nehemiah and 
Lydia Emerson, b. May 17, 1762; d. Oct. 15, 1799; md. 
Anna ("Nancy") How of Methuen (int. Methuen, Nov. 
6, 1783); and had 6 children. 

V. Children Jeremiah and Anna How: 

199 (i). Judith, b. Aug. 12, 1785 (bap. Oct. 30, 1785) ; 
md. David Stevens (int. Feb. 181 5). 

200 (2). Mary, b. June 10, 1788. 

201 (j). Anna, b. Feb. 24, 1791; md. Levi Kurd of New- 
port, N. H., Feb. 19, 1806. 

202 (4). Hannah, b. Sept. 18, 1793. 

203 (5). Lydia, b. Feb. 4, 1796. 

204 (<5). Sarah, h. Aug. 16, 1798. 

Jeremiah was on the Revolutionary Rolls as of Haver- 

185 IV. Caleb, fifteenth child Nehemiah and Lydia 
Emerson, b. Hav. Mar. 11, 1765; d. ; 

io6 Bradley of Essex County 

md. "of Hav." in Atkinson, N. H., Feb. 25, 1789, Eliza- 
beth Knight, and had children, 

V. Children Caleb and Elizabeth Knight: 

205 (i). Prudence, b. in Hampstead, N. H., Dec. 31, 1791. 

206 (2). Joseph, b. Hampstead, N. H., July 29, 1792; 
d. June 3, 1836, aged 44; buried in Atkinson cemetery. 




William. Joseph and Jonathan 

24 III. William, tenth child Joseph and Hannah 
Heath, b. Hav., July 6, 1717; d. Hav., Feb. 28, 1780; 
md. Hav. Sept. 23, 1741, Mehitable Emerson' of Hav., 
twelfth child Jonathan Emerson and Hannah Day his 
wife, b. Hav., Jan. 30, 1722-3; d. July 18, 1811; and had 
twelve children. 

IV. Children William and Mehitable Emerson: 

207 (/). Merrel (Muriel?), b. Hav., July i, 1742; d. 
July 8, 1746. Gravestone Pentucket cemetery. Ins.: 

^" Meariel, daughter of Mr. William and Mehetahell 
Bradley died July 8, 1746 aged ^er years and 8 Days old." 

208 (2). Joseph, b. Feb. 14, 1744-5; bap. Hav., Feb. 17, 
1744-5; md.; ch.^ 

209 (j). Jonathan, b. Hav. Feb. 14, 1744-5; bap. Hav., 
Feb. 17, 1744-5; md.; oh. ^ 

210 {4). Mehitable, b. Oct. 23, 1747; d. July 22, 1796; was 
md. (2d wife) Mar. 7, 1767, to William Wingate, and 
had thirteen children, one of whom was the Honble. 
Moses Wingate, father of the Revd. Charles Wingate; 

■ She was a niece, on her father's side, of Hannah Dustan. 

' In the Haverhill records Joseph and Jonathan are bracketed together 
and the word "dead" placed against them; in the printed records we find 
"still-born" instead of "dead." The parish records give the baptisms of 
Joseph and Jonathan on Feb. 17, 1744-5, thus disposing effectually of the 
legend that they were still-born, not to speak of the fact that they grew 
to manhood, married, and brought up large families of children, and that 
their gravestones are still standing in North Andover, bearing their respec- 
tive ages. 


io8 Bradley of Essex County 

they lived in the William Bradley house on Broadway, 

211 (5). Sarah, b. Feb. 24, 1749-50; d. Aug. 4, 1820, 
ce. 68 (?). 

212 (6). William, b. May 18, 1752; d. young (d. Feb. 
28, 1780?). 

213 (7). Hannah, b. May 27, 1754; living 1780. 

214 (8). William, b. Ap. 22, 1756; md. ; ch. 

215 (q). Susanna, b. Sept. 17, 1758; d. Nov. 16, 1785. 

216 (lo). Abigail, b. Aug. 22, 1760; d. Oct. 23, 1784. 

217 (11). Anne, b. May 23, 1763; d. Mar. 26, 1798. 

218 {12). Moses, b. Nov. 6, 1765. 

1757 Ap. 14; 2d CO. Foot; Major Richard Saltonstall; 
William Bradley. 

1773 "A violent whirlwind passed over a part of the 
town on the thirteenth of August. About eight o'clock 
in the morning a large black cloud arose in the south- 
west charged with wind and rain. The wind came in a 
vein of only a few rods in breadth, and sweeping over 
Silver Hill struck the house of Mr. Bradley, now owned 
by the Hon. Moses Wingate. Mr. Bradley immediately 
ran to the door and attempted to hold it while the family 
was thrown into the greatest confusion, running hither 
and thither amid the falling bricks, broken glass, and splin- 
ters of wood. The roof was instantly blown off and a 
bundle of wood was taken from the garret and carried to 
Great Pond. ' Not a pane of glass was left in the house. 
The barn which stood within a few rods of the house was 
totally demolished and a valuable horse which was then 
in it escaped unhurt." 

{Mirick, p. 170.) 

I77Q Clothing for the army contributed by William 

' Now Kenoza Lake. 

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Bradley of Essex County 109 

Bradley: "2 shuse 3 stockens lySo 10 shuse 2 shurts 
3 stockens." 

William's will was dated 1780; Jonathan Ayer was wit- 
ness. There was considerable property but more debts; 
the estate was insolvent. 

208 IV. Joseph, second child of William and Mehit- 
able Emerson and twin to Jonathan, b. Hav., Feb. 14, 
1744-5; d. Andover, March 10, 1802, "aged 58" (grave- 
stone in old North And. graveyard); md. Mar. 28, 1781, 
Mary Osgood of Andover, dau. Thomas Osgood and 
Sarah Hutchinson, his wife, b. (i755?) J 

d. Aug. 10, 1840, aged 85. Gravestone in old N. Andover 

V. Children Joseph and Mary Osgood: 

219 (/). Joseph, b. March 10, 1782; d. Ap. i, 1782. 

220 (2). Polly Osgood, h.]\ine II, lySs; d. June 11, 1783. 

221 (j). Joseph, b. Aug. 13, 1784; md. ; oh. 

222 {4). Polly Osgood, b. Nov. 13, 1786; d. Feb. 20, 1829; 
was md. Dec. 28, 1804, to John Poor 3d, of Andover. 

223 (5). John B., b. Feb. 10, 1789; md.; ch. 

224 {6). Thomas Osgood, h. And., Ap. 10, 1792; d. Oct. 
18, 1798. 

225 (7). William, b. Aug. 20, 1795; md. 

226 (8). Thomas Osgood, b. Aug. 12, 1798; md. ; ch. 

227 (g). George, b. Dec. 4, i8oo;,md. ; ch. 

221 V. Joseph, third child Joseph and Mary Osgood, 
b. And. Aug. 13, 1784; d. North Andover, Ap. 6, 1842; 
md. July 2, 181 1, Charlotte Barker of And., dau. John 
Barker and Phebe his wife, b. Mar. ii, 

1788; d. Mar. 7, 1865, in North And,, "aged 76-11-26." 

VI. Children Joseph and Charlotte Barker: 

228 (7). Mary Ann, b. Sept. i, 1812; d. Mar. 3, 1887, 
was md. in And., Dec. 8, 1831, to Charles Butterfield, 
son Amos Butterfield and Abiah his wife; 

no Bradley of Essex County 

229 (2). Joseph Edwin, b. And., July 3, 1814; md.; ch. 

230 (j). Harriet, b. Feb. 23, 181 7; d. 
1857; md. Forbes, b. (1818?). 

231 {4). Caroline, b. May 28, 1819; d. 

; md. Adams of N. And. 

232 (5). Elizabeth H., h. Sept. 8, 1821; d. Oct. 29, 1889; 
md. Blake. 

233 (6). Maria H., b. Feb. 9, 1826; d. ; 
md. July 22, 1856, Jacob S. Carter (aged 48), merchant, 
of Bridgton, Me., son Sawyer Carter and Phebe 

234 (7). Charlotte M., b. Aug. i, 1829; md. William Eustis 
Kimball of Bradford (aged 33), son Jonathan Kimball 
and Susanna, ch : 

235 {8). John B., b. May 28, 1831; d. ; went 

229 VI. Joseph Edwin, second child Joseph and Char- 
lotte Barker, b. And., Mass., July 3, 1814; d. Feb. 13, 
1851 ; md. ; ch. (Is said to have lived in Dover, N. H.) 

223 V. Joh7i B., fifth ch. Joseph and Mary Osgood, 
b. Feb. 10, 1789; d. Nov. 27, 1830; md. Methuen, Dec. 
31, 181 1, Fanny Swan, dau. 

VI. Children John and Fan7iy Swan: 
223a. (7). Mary, b. Methuen, May 18, 1815. 
223b. (2). William, b. Meth., Aug. 24, 18 18; d. Sept. 

28, 1819. 
223c. (j). William, b. Meth., Jan. 22, 1821. 
223d. (4). Fanny Swan, b. Meth., Feb. 16, 1825. 
223e. (5). John Osgood. 

225 V. William, seventh child Joseph and Mary 
Osgood, b. Aug. 20, 1795; d. Aug. 19, 1838; md. May, 
1826, Harriet Shattuck of And., dau. Peter Shattuck and 
Susanna Clark, his wife; b. Dec. 10, 1805; d. 

; she md. (2) Alfred Putnam, Dec. 13, 
1843; no ch. by 2d mar. 




Bradley of Essex County iii 

226 V. Thomas Osgood, eighth child Joseph and Mary 
Osgood, b. And., Aug. 12, 1798; d. Oct. 12, 1821, in S. 
America; md. Lucy Sutton (?). 

227 V. George, ninth child Joseph and Mary Osgood, 
b. And., Dec. 4 (or Oct. 10), 1800; d. Jan. 8, 1872; md. 
June 30, 1825, Louisa Adams of And., b. (Jan. 1805?) 

; d. Mar. 3, 1839, aged 34 yrs. 2ms. 

VI. Children George and Louisa Adams: 

236 (j). John Adams, b. May i, 1826; d. May 4, 1826. 

237 (2). Caroline L., b. Ap. 13, 1828; d. Oct. 17, 1842, 
aged 14. 

238 (j). George L., h. May 7, 1830; removed to San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. 

239 (4). William, b. Aug. 9, 1838; d. July 10, 1842. 

George md. (2) Oct. 29, 1839, Susanna Shattuck of 
And., dau. Peter Shattuck and Susanna Clark his wife, 
b. Oct. I, 1803; d. Sept. 18, 1884, "aged. 80-1 1-18." 

VI. Children George and Susanna Shattuck: 

240 (5-7). William Osgood, b. Dec. 30, 1843. 

209 IV. Jonathan, third child William and Mehita- 
ble Emerson, and twin to Joseph, b. Hav., Feb. 14, 1744- 
5; d. Andover, Feb. 22, 1818, aged 73; md. June 17, 1773, 
Sarah Osgood of And., first child Thomas Osgood and 
Sarah Hutchinson his wife, b. And., Dec, 2 (3), 1749; d. 
And., Sept. 14, 1790, aged 40. Gravestone in old N. 
And. graveyard. Ins.: "/w Memory of Mrs. Sarah Brad- 
ley consort of Mr. Jonathan Bradley who died Sept. ye 14 
A.D. 1790 M 40.'' 

V. Children Jonathan and Sarah Osgood: 

241 (7). Thomas Osgood, b. Sept. 28, 1774; md. ; ch. 

112 Bradley of Essex County 

242 (2). Sarah, b. Aug. 10, 1776; d. Marietta, Ohio, 
Aug. 10, 1807; md. Aug. 6, 1797, to Moses McFariand, 
Jr., of Hav., son Major Moses McFariand and Eunice 

. She made a trip from Cincinnati to 
the East riding all the way. 

243 ( j). Mary, b. May 3, 1779; md. Joseph Poor of And., 
Ap. 16, 1801. 

244 (4). William, b. Jan. 7, 1782; d. July 12, 1784. 

245 (5). Elizabeth (Betsey), b. June 10, 1784; md. (i) 
July 15, 1802, Eliphalet Payson of Wiscasset (or Port- 
land), Me.; she md. (2) Moses McFariand, Jr., of Ohio. 

246 {6). Jonathan, b. Oct. 19, 1786; md. ; ch. 

247 (7). William, b. And., Jan. 16, 1789; removed to 
Wiscasset, Me. 

Jonathan md. (2) Ap, 14, 1791, Sally Ayer of Plaistow, 
N. H.,^ dau. William Ayer and Sarah Little his wife, b. 
Hav. Nov. 14, 1755; d. N. And., Oct. 10, 1820, aged 65. 
Gravestone next to her husband's in second oldest grave- 
yard in North Andover. Ins.: ''Sacred to the memory of 
Mr. Jonathan Bradley who died Feb. 22 18 18 M 7J." 
''Mrs. Sarah Bradley Relict oj Mr. Jonathan Bradley who 
died Oct. 10, 1820 yE 63.'' 

Children Jonathan and Sally Ayer: 

248 (8-1). Charles, b. N. And., Dec. 17, 1792; md. ; ch. 

249 (p-2). Harrison, b. N. And., Dec. 4, 1793; md. ; ch. 

250 (lo-j). James, b. July i, 1795; md. Nancy Brint nail 
of Boston; lived in New York. 

251 (11-4). George, b. N. And., Nov. 28, 1796; d. Jan, 
22, 1797. 

252 {12-5). Ann, b. N. And., Nov. 11, 1798; d. Hav., 
May 4, 1850; was md. Aug. 3, 1819, to Leonard D. 
White, of Hav., son of Leonard White and Mary Dal- 

' "Sally Ayer, of Haverhill, md. Lt. Jonathan Bradley of Andover, 
Ap. 14, 1791" {Essex Antiquana7t, Ap., 1902, p. 92; from the Andover 
Town records). 


Bradley of Essex County 113 

ton; he d. July 17, 1824; she was md. (2) to Warner 
Whittier of Hav., June 3, 1828; ch. 

253 (ij-6). Susanna, b. Feb. 17, 1801; d. Northampton, 
Mass., July 24, 1885; was md. ; ch. 

"Jonathan Bradley, private, Capt. Timothy Easton 
CO. Col. Johnson reg. wh. marched on the alarm of Ap. 
19, 1775; service 4 days." 

26. lieut. Capt. Stephen Webster Jr. 's (14) co. 4th Essex 
Co. reg. list of officers of Mass. Militia; commission June 
10 (also June 17), 1778; also, Capt. John Robinson's (14) 
CO. 4th Essex Co. reg. list of officers of Mass. Militia (year 
not given). 

(Rev. Rolls, Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of the Rev. War. Boston, i8q6.) 

1780 Clothing for the army: Jonathan Bradley: "2 
shurts, I stockens." 

241 V. Thomas Osgood, first child Jonathan and 
Sarah Osgood, b. N. And., Sept. 28, 1774; d. And., Oct. 
12, 1821 ; md. in Bradford, Mass., June 2, 1796, Mehitable 
Carleton, b. ; d. Sept. 5, 1849; and had 

four children. 

VI. Children Thomas Osgood and Mehitable Carleton: 

254 (7). Frederic ("son Thomas and Hitty"), b. Brad- 
ford, Mass., Oct. 18, 1796; d. Smithfield, R. I. 

255 {2). Osgood ("son Thomas and Hittj^"), b. Dec. 20, 
1798 (fam. rec. Jan. 15, 1800). 

256 (j). John ("son Thomas and Hitty"), b. Jan. 10, 
1 801 ; d. Worcester; md. Nancy Webb of Exeter, N. H. 

257 (4). Sarah ("Theodore and Hitty"), ; 
md. Nov. 13, 1843, to Leonard Runnels of Bradford, 
ae. 26. 

255 VI. Osgood, second child Thomas Osgood and 
Mehitable Carleton, b. And. (And. rec. Dec. 20, 1798; 
family rec. Jan. 15, 1800); d. Worcester, May 11, 1884; 

114 Bradley of Essex County 

md. Oct. 1 6, 1823, Fanny Sanger of Framingham, Mass., 
b. ; d. June 21, 1846; and 

had seven children. 

VII. Children Osgood and Fanny Sanger: 

258 (7). Elizabeth Mehitable, b. Sept. 11, 1824; d. Mar. 
17, 1905; md. Ap. 2, 1845, to George A. Hamilton, of 
Worcester, Mass. ; 2 eh. 

259 (2). Maria Sanger, b. Sept. 27, 1826; d. Jan., 1906; 
md. Nov. 22, 1843, to John B. Wyman, of Shrewsbury, 
Mass.; Brigadier General in the Civil War; killed at 
Vicksburg; 4 ch. 

260 (j). John, b. Ap. 10, 1827; md. ; ch. 

261 {4). Henry Osgood, b. Sept. 17, 1828; md. ; ch. 

262 (5). Daniel Sanger, b. Feb. 9, 1834; d. Aug. 11, 1857. 

263 (6). Osgood, Jr., b. Dec. 26, 1836; md.; ch. 

264 (7). Sarah Olivia, b. Nov. 2, 1839; md. Mar. 19, 
1863, Emery Cummings of Worcester, d. 

; she md. (2) Noah S. Burnham of Melrose, Fla., 
Sept. I, 1898. 
Osgood md. (2) Feb. 9, 1849, Sarah Jane Makepeace 
of Western (now Warren), Mass., b. ; d. 

Ap. 30, 1898. 

VII. Children Osgood and Sarah Makepeace: 

265 {8-1). Abbie Jeanie, b. Oct. 13, 1851, Hving Wor- 
cester, 1910. 

Osgood Bradley learned the carriage maker's trade in 
1822 and began business in Worcester as a coach and 
carriage builder. He was the maker of a large propor- 
tion of the stage-coaches running early in the nineteenth 
century. In 1835 he turned his attention to the making of 
railway cars and was not only the pioneer in that business, 
but was the originator of many of the improvements 
that have made our cars comfortable and safe. He was 
also prominently identified with the construction and 

Bradley of Essex County 115 

equipment of many railroads all over the country. Dur- 
ing the Civil War he built a large number of gun-carriages 
for the United States Government and after the first they 
were always accepted without inspection; his name being 
a sufficient guarantee for the quality. He was too con- 
stantly occupied in his business to engage in public affairs 
although his advice and influence were powerful for good 
in all that pertained to the public welfare. 

As a citizen, neighbor, and friend, he was esteemed for 
his unswerving integrity and reliability. After his death 
the business was carried on by his sons Henry and Osgood, 
Jr., and now by his grandson, John E. Bradley. 

260 Vn. John, third child Osgood and Fanny San- 
ger, b. Ap. 10, 1827; d. Aug. 23, 1893; md. Feb. 12, 1861, 
Clara Innis, of Bridgeport, Conn., b. ; 
d. ; and had three ch. 

VIII. Children John and Clara hitiis: 

266 (7). Clara, b. ; md. 
Tuttle of Newark, N. J. 

267 (2). Sadie, b. 

268 (3). Fanny, b. 

261 vn. Henry Osgood, fourth child Osgood and Fanny 
Sanger, b. Sept. 17, 1828; d. Oct. 22, 1901; md. Oct. 18, 
1853, Sarah L. Stockbridge of Hanover, Mass., b. 

; d. Nov. 22, 1867. 

VIII. Children Henry Osgood and Sarah Stockbridge: 

269 (7). Fanny Stockbridge, b. Oct. 31, 1854; md. Oct. 
28, 1880, to George F. Horwood of Worcester. 

270 (2). John Erving, b. Feb. 26, i860; md. ; ch. 

Henry Osgood md. (2) July 16, 1874, Mrs. Alice R. 
Witherell, of Providence, R. I., b. ; 

d. Feb. , 1896. 

ii6 Bradley of Essex County 

270 VIII. John Erving, second child Henry Osgood 
and Sarah Stockbridge, b. Feb. 26, i860; d. 

; md. Oct. 13, 1886, Emma Dingley 
of Gardner, Me., b. ; d. 

and had two ch. 

IX. Children John Erving and Emma Dingley: 

271 (7). Helen Osgood, b. June 16, 1887. 

272 (2). Katherine, h. Ap. 2, 1895. 

263 VII. Osgood, Jr., sixth child Osgood and Fanny 
Sanger, b. Dec. 26, 1836; d. Nov. 7, 1896; md. Ap. 13, 
1862, Harriet Chapman of Worcester. 

VIII. Children Osgood, Jr. , and Harriet Chapman: 

273 (7). Thomas Osgood, b. ; 
d: infancy. 

274 (2). Fanny, b. ; 
d. infancy, 

275 (j). A child, d. infancy. 

246 V. Jonathan, sixth child Jonathan and Sarah 
Osgood, b. N. And., Oct. 19, 1786; d. N. And., Ap. 28, 
1867; md. Jan. 25, 1814, Sally, dau. Joshua Webster and 
Susannah Bayley, his wife, b. Hav., July 14, 1791; d. 
N. And., Aug. 6, 1861; and had eight children; he lived 
on the farm in North Andover. 

VI. Children Jonathan and Sally Webster: 

276 (7). Sarah Smith, b. Jan. i, 1815; d. Feb. 19, 1888; 
md. June 19, 1845, to Benjamin A. Dane. 

277 (2). Granville, b. Aug. 29, 1816; md. 

278 (j). Joshua Webster, b. Aug. 26, 1818; lived in Exeter, 
N. H., md. ; ch. 

279 {4). Jonathan, b. Sept. 27 (Aug. 26?), 1820; md. ; ch. 

280 (5). Susan Jane, b. Nov. i, 1824; d. (May?), 1888; 
md. Nov. 30, 1848, to Thomas Newton Jones of Canaan, 

Bradley of Essex County 117 

N. H., b. ; d. Sept. 29, 


281 (6). Harrison, b. June 3, 1827; d. Jan. 16, 1897, 
in Danvers (unmd. ?). 

282 (7). Catherine, b. Dec. 21, 1829; living N. And. 
unmd. 1905. 

283 (8). Ann Whittier, b. Aug. 17, 1833; d. Ap. 28, 1885; 
md. Oct. 15, 1858, to Dudley B. Palmer of Swamp- 
scott, Mass., b. ; d. Aug. 10, 1887. 

277 VI. Granville, second child Jonathan and Sally 
Webster, b. N. And., Aug. 29, 1816; d. Oct. 8, 1878; md. 

, Annie M. Fuller, 
widow Josiah Vose Bisbee (Jan. i, 1873?), b. 

; d. ; no ch. 

278 VI. Joshna Webster, third child Jonathan and 
Sally Webster, b. Aug. 26, 1 8 1 8 ; d. 1887; 
jnd. • Mary Ann Lear, 
b. ; d. ,1890. 

279 VI. Joimthan, fourth child Jonathan and Sally 
Webster, b. Sept. 27, 1820; d. ; 
md. Dec. i, 1858, Annette W. Baker, dau. 

, b. ; 

d. ; and had five ch. 

VII. Children Jonathan and Annette Baker: 

284 (j). Clementina Baker, b. Ap. 10, 1861. 

285 (2). /e55igGorJow,b. July 28, 1863; d. Oct. 10, 1865. 

286 {3). Warren Baker, b. Aug. 16, 1865; d. Mar. 19, 

I (287 (4). Freddie Moulton, b. Oct. 1866. 

H (288 (5). Fannie Webster, b. Oct. 1866; d. July, 1869. 

248 V. Charles, first child Lieut. Jonathan and Sally 
Ayer, b. N. And., Dec. 17, 1792; d. Portland, Me., Oct. 14, 

ii8 Bradley of Essex County 

1874; md. Dec. 16, 1817, while living in Newburyport, 
Mass., Sarah Smith, dau. Jonathan K. Smith and Judith 
Thurlow his wife, and gr. dau. of the Revd. Hezekiah 
Smith, of Hav., b. July 11, 1798; d. Portland, Me., June 
15, 1824, aged 26; buried in Pentucket cemetery. Ins.: 
''Mrs. Sarah Bradley wife of Charles Bradley dau. of 
Jonathan K. Smith died June 15 1824 aged 26.'' 

VI. Children Charles and Sarah Smith: 

289 (7). Charles Smith, h. Newburyport, Mass., July 18, 
1819; md. ; ch. 

290 (2). Sarah Ann, b. Portland, Me., Ap. 5, 1821; md.; 

291 (j). Susan Mary, b. Portland, Ap. 5, 1823; d. Sept. 
18, 1846. Buried Linwood cemetery, Hav. Ins.: 
"Susan M. daughter Charles and Sarah Bradley died 
in Jonesville Mich. Sept. 18, 1846, aged 2j." 

Charles md. (2) in Portland, Me., Dec. 26, 1826, Sarah 
Ellen Cummings, dau. Dr. Stephen Cummings and Elea- 
nor Heald his wife, b. Waterford, Me., June 15, 1798; 
d. Portland, Feb. 11, 1875; and had three children. 

VI. Children Charles and Sarah Cummings: 

292 {4-1). Ellen Cummings, b. on Fort Hill, Boston 
Mass., Oct. 24, 1828 ; d. Augusta, Me., Aug. 11 (12), 
1870; unmd. 

293 (5-2). Emily Cummings, b. on Fort Hill, Boston, 
Sept. 10, 1830; d. Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mar. 28, 
1902; md.; ch. 

294 {6-j). Frances Sumner, b. Boston, Aug. 28, 1833; 
d. Portland, June 8, 1868; unmd. 

289 VI. Charles Smith, first child Charles and Sarah 
Smith, b. Newburyport, Mass., July 18, 18 19; d. New 
York, Ap. 29, 1888; md. Providence, R. I., Ap. 28, 1842, 
Sarah Manton, dau. Joseph Manton and Mary Whipple, 



Bradley of Essex County 119 

his wife, b. Prov., Mar. 10, 1818; d. N. Prov., Dec. 12, 
1854, aged 36; and had four ch. 

VII. Children Charles Smith and Sarah Manton: 

295 (i). Joseph Manton, b. Prov., Ap. 12, 1843; d. Prov., 
Mar. 7, 1879; unmd. 

296 (2). Charles, b. Prov., May 6, 1845; md.; ch. 

297 (j). George Lothrop, b. Prov., Oct. 4, 1846; md. ; ch. 

298 (4). Mary Manton, h. N. Prov., Ap. 22, 1849; d. 
Oct. 2, 1850. 

299 (5). Susan, b. N. Prov., Jan. 26, 1852; d. Aug. 25, 

Charles Smith md. (2) (Aug. 4, 1858?), Charlotte Au- 
gusta, dau. James M. Saunders and Charlotte Augusta 

, his wife, b. Charlottesville, 
Va., Aug. 4, 1828; d. Prov., May 5, 1864. 

Children Charles Smith and Charlotte Saunders: 

300 {6-1). James Saunders, b. N. Prov., June 2, 1859; 
d. N. Prov., Jan. 19, 1880. 

301 (7-2). Janet Laurie, b. N. Prov. (May?) 1861; d. 
N. Prov., May 9, 1864. 

Charles Smith md. (3) in Phila., May , 1866, Emma 
Pendleton Ward, dau. Henry Pendleton Ward and Eliza- 
beth Riley, his wife, and widow of Duncan Chambers, 
M.D., of Winchester, Va. ; b. Nov. 5, 1828, in Winchester, 
Va.; d. N. Prov., Feb. 28, 1875. No ch. 

Charles Smith attended the Boston Latin School and 
entered Brown University in 1834. His mother was the 
granddaughter of the Reverend Hezekiah Smith, a famous 
chaplain in the Revolutionary army, and for more than 
forty years one of the most active and efficient members 
on the board of Brown University. Charles Smith gradu- 
ated from Brown in 1838 with the highest honors. For 

120 Bradley of Essex County- 

two years he was tutor at the university and took the 
degree of A.M. He studied law at the Harvard Law 
School and in Providence in the offices of Charles F. Til- 
linghast, whose partner he became upon his admission to 
the bar in 1841. He served in the Rhode Island General 
Assembly and in 1866 was elected Chief Justice by a 
Republican legislature although he was and ever had been 
a Democrat in politics. The same year he received the 
degree of LL.D. from Brown University. He resigned 
his office after serving two years. Soon after this he was, 
for several years, one of the lecturers at the Harvard Law 
School, and in 1876 he succeeded the Hon. Emory Wash- 
burn as the Bussey professor in that institution and held 
this office for three years. He was an eloquent speaker 
and a man of remarkably dignified and impressive presence. 

296 Vn. Charles, second child of Charles Smith and 
Sarah Manton, b. Prov., May 6, 1845; d. Prov., Nov. 9, 
1898; md. Prov., Oct. 31, 1876, Jane Whitman Bailey, 
dau. William Mason Bailey and Harriet Brown, his wife, 
b. N. Prov., July 13, 1849; living Prov. 191 5, and had five 

VIII. Children Charles and Jane Bailey. 

302 (i). Charles, Jr., b. Prov., Dec. 19, 1877; md.; ch. 

303 (2). Alice Whitman, b. Prov., Nov. 5, 1881. 

304 (j). Joseph Manton, b. Prov., Dec. 10, i882;md.;ch. 

305 (4). Mary Emerson, b. Lincoln, R. L, June 18, 1884; 
Hving Prov. 1915; md. Smithfield, R. L, June 26, 1907, 
to Emery Moulton Porter, son Dr. George Whipple 
Porter and Emma Hoyt, his wife, b. 

; living 191 5 and had five ch. 

306 (5) Margaret Harrison, b. Prov. July 6, 1890; living 
Prov. 1915; md. Prov., June 14, 1913, to Brockholst 
Mathewson Smith, son of George Morris Smith, and 

Abt. 1880 ? 

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Bradley of Essex County 121 

Mary Elizabeth Taft, his wife, b. 

; living Providence, 191 5, and have one 

302 VIII. Charles, Jr., first child Charles and Jane 
Bailey, b. Prov., Dec. 19, 1877; d. Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 
17, 1910; md. Prov., Oct. 16, 1901, Helen Nancy Hunt, 
dau. Horatio Allen Hunt and Phebe BilHngs Lewis, his 
wife, b. Prov., Jan. 26, 1877; living Providence 1914, and 
had three ch. 

IX. Children Charles, Jr., and Helen Hunt: 

307 (7). Charles, b. Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. i, 1902. 

308 (2). Horatio Hunt, b. Prov., Sept. i, 1904. 

309 (j). George Lothrop, b. Pittsburgh, Aug. 31, 1907. 

Charles, Jr., graduated Brown University 1898; electri- 
cal engineer. 

304 VIII. Joseph Manton, third child Charles and 
Jane Bailey, b. Prov., Dec. 10, 1882; died March 15, 1915; 
md. Sept. 14, 1910, in Portland, Oregon, Margaret Sophia 
Walter, dau. Theophilus Vivian Walter and Sophia Sher- 
lock, his wife, b. Tacoma, Washington, Sept. 27, 1885; 
living 1914 and had two ch. 

Graduate of Williams College, 1903. 

IX. Children Joseph Manton and Margaret Walter: 

310 (i). Joseph Ma?iton, Jr., b. Portland, Oregon, Sept. 
6, 191 1. 

311 (2). Margaret, b. Prov., R. I., Oct. 3, 191 3. 

297 VII. George Lothrop, third child Charles and 
Sarah Manton, b. Prov., Oct. 4, 1846; d. Washington, 
D. C, Mar. 26, 1906; md. Cambridge, Mass., June 11, 
1878, Helen McHenry, dau. Duncan Chambers, M.D., 
and Emma Pendleton Ward, his wife, b. Phila., Oct. 15, 
1855; living 1915, and had one child. 

122 Bradley of Essex County 

VIII. Children George Lothrop and Helen Chambers: 

312 (/). Emma Pendletoti, h. Cambridge, Mass., ]u\y 2>i, 
1879; d. Pomfret, Conn., Nov. 26, 1907. 

290 VI. Sarah Ann, second child Charles and Sarah 
Smith, b. Portland, Me., Ap. 5, 1821; d. Boston, Mass., 
Aug. 12, 1904; was md. Jamaica Plain, Boston, by the 
Revd. S. F. Smith (the author of "America," and her 
uncle by marriage),' May 26, 1846, to Nathaniel Salton- 
stall Howe, son Isaac Redington Howe and Sarah Salton- 
stall, his wife, b. Hav., Ap. 24, 181 7; d. Washington, D. C, 
Feb. 20, 1885; and had two ch. 

VII. Children Sarah Bradley and Nathaniel Howe: 

(i). Susan Bradley, b. Jamaica Plain, Boston, at Cold 
Spring, her grandfather's residence, June 25, 1847; 
d. Siena, Italy, July ii, 1908; was md. June 6, 1866, in 
Hav., Mass., to Thomas Sanders, son George Sanders 
and Mary Ann Brown, his wife, b. Danvers, Mass., 
Aug. 18, 1839; d. Derry, N. H., Aug. 9, 1911; and 
had eight children: George Thomas, Mary Williams, 
Nathaniel Saltonstall Howe, Anne Saltonstall, Charles 
Bradley, Janet Rand, Muriel Gurdon, Helen Bradley. 

(2). Henry Saltonstall, b. Hav. Aug. 12, 1848; living 
Brookline, Mass. (Longwood), 1914; md. Boston, Oct. 
22, 1874, Katherine Dexter Wainwright, dau. Henry 
Chapman Wainwright and Sarah Blake Dexter, his 
wife; b. Boston, Aug. 23, 1851; Hving Brookline, 1914; 
and had five children: Henry Wainwright, James Car- 
leton, Susan Bradley, Dudley Rogers, Parkman Dexter. 

' Mary Smith (sister of Sarah who md. Charles Bradley) md. the Revd. 
S. F. Smith, author of "America." The Smith house was opposite the 
residence of Abijah W. Thayer, the editor of the Haverhill Gazette, which 
published Whittier's first poems. 




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Bradley of Essex County 123 

293 VI. Emily Ciimmings, fifth child Charles Bradley, 
but second child Charles Bradley and his second wife, 
Sarah Cummings, b. on Fort Hill, Boston, Mass., Sept. 
10, 1830; d. Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass., Mar. 28, 1902; 
was md. in Lewiston, Me., July 6, 1854, to Henry Hunter 
Peters, son Edward Dyer Peters and Lucretia McClure 
his wife, b. Boston, May 23, 1825; d. Boston, Ap. 6, 1877; 
and had five ch. : Eleanor Bradley, Henry Hunter, Charles 
Bradley, Frederic Watson, McClure. 

249 V. Harrison, ninth child Jonathan, but second 
child Jonathan and his second wife, Sally Ayer, b. An- 
dover, Mass., Dec. 4, 1793; d. Alexandria, Va., Mar. 21, 
1872; md. Alexandria, Va., Ap. 29, 1816, Elisheba Harris 
Huguely, dau. Huguety, and 

his wife, b. Fair- 
fax, Va., Aug. 5, 1798; d. Alexandria, Ap. 28, 1867; and 
had eleven children. 

VI. Children Harrison and Elisheba Huguely: 

313 (j). Christopher Columbus, b. Alex. Mar. 30, 1817; 
md. ; ch. 

314 (2). Sarah Ann, b. Alex., Sept. 26, 1819; d. Aug. 30, 
1877; md. (i) John McGlue; (2) Joshua Shepley. 

315 (3). Elvira, b. Jan. 6, 1822; d. Aug. 4, 1822. 

316 (4). Elvira Frances, h. July 2, 1823; d. Nov. 20, 
1906; md. John G. Adams. 

317 (5). 5i<5aw^maw(/a, b. Dec. 3, i825;d. Dec. 17, 1826. 

318 (6). Susan Amanda, b. Sept. 27, 1827; d. Dec. , 
1902; was md. Jan. 4, 1849, to S. T. G. Morsell. 

319 (7). Charles Harrison, b. July 9, 1830; d. Sept. 12, 

320 (8). Charles Wilson, b. Jan. 14, 1832; d. Mar. 26, 


321 (9). Matilda Catherine, b. Oct. 21, 1834; d. Jan. 31, 
1880; was md. June 24, 1852, to William M. Brown. 

124 Bradley of Essex County 

322 (lo). Charles Osgood, b. Ap. i8, 1837; d. Aug. 21, 

323 (//). Henry Harrison, b. Jan. 23, 1841; md. 

313 VI. Christopher Columbus, first child Harrison 
and Elisheba Huguely, b. Alexandria, Va., Mar. 30, 1817; 
d. Ap. 26, 1900; md. Sept. 18, 1837, A L 

Ball, b. 

323 VI . He?iry Harrison, eleventh child Harrison 
and Elisheba Huguely, b. Alexandria, Va., Jan. 23, 1841; 
d. ; md. Feb. 15, 

1881, Laura A. Reed. 

253 V. Susajina, thirteenth child Jonathan, but sixth 
child Jonathan and his second wife, Sally Ayer; b. N. 
Andover, Mass., Feb. 17, 1801; d. Northampton, Mass., 
July 24, 1885; was md. Haverhill, Mass., Nov. 19, 1824, 
to Abijah Wyman Thayer, of Portland, Me., son William 
Thayer and , 

his wife, b. Peterborough, N. H., Jan. 6, 1796; d. North- 
ampton, Mass., Ap. 24, 1864, aged sixty-eight and had 
seven children, three of whom died in infancy. 

Inscription on gravestone, Northampton: "Abijah 
Wyman Thayer, born at Peterborough, New Hampshire, 
January 6, 1796, died at Northampton, April 24, 1864. 
For the greater part of his life a journalist at Portland, 
Haverhill, Philadelphia, or Northampton, he was a brave 
and devoted advocate of the temperance reform and of 
the abolition of slavery at times when these services 
brought upon him obloquy, suffering, and loss." He pub- 
lished John Greenleaf Whittier's first poems in his Haverhill 
paper, and in his 3^outh the poet was an inmate of Mr. 
Thayer's house. 

AST. 1875 ? 


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Bradley of Essex County 125 

VI. Children Susanna and Abijah Thayer: 

(7). Sarah Smith, b. Hav. Oct. 6, 1827; d. Cambridge, 

Mass., Sept. 30, 1903; unmd. 
(2). William Sydney, b. Hav., Ap. 15, 1829; d. Egypt, 

Ap. 10, 1864; unmd. 
(j). James Bradley, h. Hav. Jan. 15, 1831 ; md.; ch. 
(4). Susan Bradley, b. Hav., Oct. 7, 1833; d. New York, 

May 27, 1899; i^d. John Alexander; ch. 

VI. William Sydney, second child Susanna Bradley 
and Abijah Wyman Thayer, b. Haverhill, Mass., Ap. 15, 
1829; d. in Egypt, Ap. 10, 1864; unmarried; buried in 
Alexandria, Egypt. He graduated from Harvard in 
1850, giving the Commencement poem. For some years 
thereafter he tutored in Milton, Mass., and about 1857 he 
went to New York and was attached to the Evening Post, 
of which William Cullen Bryant was then editor. After- 
ward he joined Colonel Kinney on his expedition to Nica- 
ragua and took an active part in that enterprise. Upon 
his return he again attached himself to the Evening Post 
and became associate editor. He left that paper in 1861, 
and was soon after appointed by Secretary Seward, consul- 
general to Egypt. "Mr. Thayer's diplomatic career 
was marked by rare tact and ability and the Department 
of State has expressed the opinion that he was one of the 
most useful of our representatives abroad. The relations 
of Egypt with this country are somewhat remote and 
Mr. Thayer had not much field for his ability or energy, 
but the skillful manner in which he brought about the 
release of Paris, a Christian missionary, and secured the 
punishment of the subordinates who imprisoned him, 
will be remembered by many of our readers, as one of the 
most admirable achievements of diplomacy which are 
recorded in the annals of the present administration. 

"In Washington Mr. Thayer was well known to the 

126 Bradley of Essex County 

leading men of the country and as a newspaper corres- 
pondent and as an individual gentleman enjoyed their 
utmost confidence. By Mr. Seward and Mr. Sumner he 
was regarded as a warm personal friend and during the 
illness of the latter in consequence of the attack of Preston 
S, Brooks, Mr. Thayer was with him much of the time 
and was entrusted with the delicate task of opening and 
answering his correspondence. . . . His genial cordiality 
of manner won for him many attached friends. His wit, 
humor, and wide information, gathered both from men 
and books, imparted a peculiar charm to his conversation. 

{Part of a notice from the Evening Post.) 

VI. James Bradley, third child Susanna Bradle\^ and 
Abijah W. Thayer, b. Haverhill, Mass., Jan. 15, 1831; d. 
Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 14, 1902; md. Concord, Mass., 
Ap. 24, 1861, Sophia Bradford, dau. Revd. Samuel Ripley 
and Sarah Alden Bradford, his wife, of Concord; b. 

; died Cambridge, Jan. 24, 191 4. 

VII. Children James Thayer and Sophia Ripley: 

(j). William Sydney, b. Milton, Mass., June 23, 1864; 
Hving Baltimore, Md., 1915; md. Sept. 3, 1901, Susan 
Chisholm Read, of Charleston, South Carolina; dau. 
Benj. Huger Read. 

A.B., Harvard, 1885. M.D., Harvard, 1889. Asso. 
phys. Johns Hopkins Hosp.; prof, of clin. medicine 
Johns Hopkins University. Member Assn. Am. Phy- 
sicians, Am. Assn. of Pathologists and Bacteriologists, 
Washington Acad. Sciences; hon. mem. of Therapeuti- 
cal Soc. of Moscow; corr. mem. Soc. for Internal Medi- 
cine and Diseases of Children, Vienna; fellow Royal 
Soc. Medicine, London; hon. fellow Royal Coll. Phys. 
Ireland, 191 2. Author: Lectures on the Malarial 
Fevers, 1897; also (with Dr. Hewetson) The Malarial 
Fevers of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports, 

Bradley of Essex County 127 

1895; on the Cardiac and Vascular Complications and 
Sequels of Typhoid Fever, Johns Hopkins Hospital 
Bulletin, 1904; Malaria, in Allbutt's System of Medi- 
cine, 2d edit.; also various articles in med. jours. 
Address: 406 Cathedral St., Baltimore. 

(Who's Who in America.) 

(2). Ezra Ripley, b. Milton, Mass., Feb. 21, 1866; living 
Boston, 191 5; md. in Pomfret, Conn., June 23, 1898, 
Ethel Randolph Clark, dau. Randolph M. Clark, and 
Mary Vinton, his wife, of Boston and Pomfret; 3 ch. 
A.B. Harvard, 1888; A.M. 1891, LL.B., 1891 ; LL.D. 
Brown, 1912; admitted to bar at Boston, 1891; mem. 
firm of Brandeis, Dunbar & Nutter, 1 896-1 900; of 
Storey, Thorndike, Palmer & Thayer, 1900-10; Dane 
prof, law and Dean Law School of Harvard University, 
April, 1910- . Member American Bar Association, 
Mass. Bar Association, Boston Bar Assn., Colonial 
Soc. Clubs: Somerset, Union, Country. Home: 77 
Bay State Road, Boston. ^Who's Who in America.) 

(j). Theodora W., b. in Milton, June 2, 1868; d. New York 
Aug. 5, 1905 ; unmd. Was a miniature painter of note. 

(4). Sarah Ripley, h. Milton, Mass., Mar. 31 (3?), 1874; 
living Cambridge, 1915; was md. Oct. 13, 1896, to 
John W Ames, Jr., son John W Ames 

and Margaret Plumley, his wife, b. ; 3 ch. 

James Bradley Thayer grad. Harvard, 1852, grad. 
Harvard Law School, 1856; LL.D. Harvard, 1894; Iowa 
State Univ. 1891 ; Yale University, 1901 ; admitted to bar, 
Boston, 1856, and practiced there till 1874; master in 
chancery, 1864; Royall Professor of Law, Harvard Law 
School, 1874-1883; Weld Professor of Law, 1883-1902; 
Fellow^ of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; 
Member, Mass. Historical Society. Author: Letters of 
Chauncey Wright ; A Western Journey with Mr. Emerson ; 
The Origin and Scope of the American Doctrine of Con- 

128 Bradley of Essex County 

stitutional Law ; The Teaching of EngHsh Law in Univer- 
sities; Cases on Evidence; Cases on Constitutional Law; 
The Development of Trial by Jury; A Preliminary 
Treatise on Evidence at the Common Law. 

(Who's Who in America.) 

"James Bradley Thayer ranked high in his class in col- 
lege and was the class orator. After an interval spent 
in teaching he entered the Harvard Law School in 1854. 
Here he gave proof of his literary and legal ability by 
winning in his second year, the class prize for an essay 
on The Law of Eminent Domain. It is interesting to 
note that his first legal essay, which was printed at once 
in the leading law periodicals of the day, was upon a 
topic in Constitutional law, one of the two branches of law 
in which he afterward acquired his great distinction. . . . 

"He refused a professorship in the English Department 
of Harvard University and was appointed to the Law 
School in 1874. He has been recognized as one of its 
chief ornaments. When in 1900 the association of Ameri- 
can Law Schools was formed, it was taken for granted, 
by all the delegates, that Professor Thayer was to be its 
first president. . . . He has been described as ' one of the 
best known, best liked, and strongest of the Law profes- 
sors'. . . . Evidence and Constitutional law were espe- 
cially congenial to him, and in the end he devoted himself 
exclusively to these subjects. His work Preliminary 
Treatise on the Law of Evidence is a worthy companion of 
the masterly Origin of the Jury, by the distinguished 
German Professor Brunner. His book gave him an imme- 
diate reputation, not only in this country, but in England, 
as a legal historian and jurist of the first rank. An emi- 
nent English lawyer in reviewing it, described it as *a 
book which goes to the root of the subject more thoroughly 
than any other text-book in existence. ' 



Bradley of Essex County 129 

"Although he published no treatise upon Constitutional 
law he achieved by his essays, by his collection of Cases, 
and by his teaching, a reputation in that subject hardly 
second to his rank in Evidence. To the few who knew of it, 
President McKinley's wish to make him a member of 
the present Philippines Commission seemed a natural 
and fitting recognition of his eminence as a Constitutional 
lawyer. . . . No one who has not known the charm of his 
daily presence and conversation, and the delightful qual- 
ity of his vacation letters, can appreciate the deep and 
abiding sense of the irreparable loss they have suffered 
in his death. In our great grief we find our chief comfort 
in the thought of his simple and beautiful life, greatly 
blessed in his home and family, rich in choice friendships, 
crowned with the distinction that comes only to the pos- 
sessor of great natural gifts nobly used, full of happiness 
to himself and giving in abundant measure happiness and 
inspiration to others." 

{Extracts from an appreciation of Professor Thayer by James Bar 

214 IV. William, eighth child William and Mehitable 
Emerson, b. Hav., Ap. 22, 1756; d. Derry, N. H., Oct. 
26, 1829, aged 7S', md. May 12, 1790, Sally Swazey of 
Hav., dau. 

d. Windsor, Vt., and 

had children. 

V. Children William and Sally Swazey: 

324 Susan, b. Nov. 18, 1793, Windsor, Vt.; d. 

; md. June 27, 1825, Horace Lane (at 
Townsend or Chelsea, Vt.). 

325 Charles, b. 

; d. ; unmd. 


130 Bradley of Essex County 

William of Haverhill, Mass., Private, Capt. Samuel 
Johnson's co. Col. Titcomb's reg. ; arrived at Providence, 
R. I., Ap. 27, 1777; dis. June 27, 1777; service 2 mos. 10 
days; enlistment 2 mos.; also corporal, Capt. Nathaniel 
Marsh co. Major Gage reg. engaged Oct. 2, 1777; dis. 
Nov. 6, 1777; service i mo. 7 days. Co. raised to rein- 
force Northern army. 

WilHam is said to have removed to Surry, Maine. 


Isaac and Abraham 

8 11. Isaac, eighth child Daniel, and Mary Williams, 
b. Hav., Feb. 25, 1680; d. 

; md. May 6, 1706, EHzabeth 
Clement, dau. 

, b. Ap. 9, 1684; d. (in or 
after 1740) ; and had ten children. 

///. Children Isaac a?id Elizabeth Clement: 

326 (7). Lidia, b. May 31, 1707; bap. Aug. 24, 1707; 
md. John Heath, Jr., Sept. 3, 1728. 

327 (2). John, h. Ap. 10, 1709; md. ; ch. 

328 (j). Mehitable,h.Dec. 10, iyii;hap.]a.n. 2,1^11-12; 
md. Jeremiah Dresser, Dec. 3, 1735. 

329 (4). Rnth, b. May 26, 1713 (d. 1729?). 

330 (5). Abigail, b. May 20, 1714; bap. June 19, 1715. 

331 (6). Elizabeth, b. Jan. 17, 171 7; md. Robert Calf of 
Chester, N. H., Oct. 12, 1738. 

332 (7). Isaac, b. Jan. 20 (10), 1719; bap. Ap. 10, 1720; 
md. ; ch. 

333 (8). Nathaniel, b. Feb. 10, 1721 ; d. of the throat dis- 
temper, Oct. 4, 1737, as. 16. 

J \ 334 (q). Moses, b. Jan. 18, 1724; d. Mar. 29, 1724. 
^ I 335 {10). Merian (Miriam?), b. Jan. 18, 1724; d. Ap. 
3. 1724- 

i6gj Sept. 4. "Early in the fall a party of Indians 
appeared in the northerly part of the town [Haverhill] 
where they surprised and made prisoners of Isaac Bradley, 
aged fifteen, and Joseph Whittaker, aged eleven, who were 


132 Bradley of Essex County 

at work in the corn fields near Mr. Joseph Bradley's 
house. The Indians instantly retreated with their pris- 
oners without committing any further violence and pur- 
sued their journey through the wilderness until they 
arrived at their homes on the shores of Lake Winnipiseoge. 
Isaac, says tradition, was rather small in stature, but 
full of vigor and very active, and he certainly possessed 
more shrewdness than most of the boys of that age. 
But Joseph was a large overgrown boy, and exceedingly 
clumsy in his movements. Immediately after their 
arrival at the lake the two boys were placed in an Indian 
family consisting of the man, his squaw, and two or three 
children. While they were in this situation they soon 
became so well acquainted with the language that they 
learned from the occasional conversations carried on in 
their presence between their master and the neighboring 
Indians of the same tribe that they intended to carry them 
to Canada the following spring. This discovery was very 
afflicting to them. If their designs were carried into 
execution they knew that there would be but little chance 
for them to escape, and from that time the active mind of 
Isaac was continually planning a mode to effect it. A 
deep and unbroken wilderness, pathless mountains, and 
swollen and almost impassable rivers lay between them 
and their beloved homes, and the boys feared if they were 
carried still farther northward that they should never 
again hear the kind voice of a father or brother' . . 
and they determined to escape before their master started 
with them for Canada. The winter came . . . the spring 
succeeded . . . and still they were prisoners. Within 

' The narrative is needlessly prolix and omissions have been made of 
portions which are descriptive only and have no bearing upon the action 
of the tale. In a few instances a long paragraph has been condensed into 
a few words, otherwise the account is verbatim even to the somewhat 
lengthy and obsolete words formerly in common use. — Compiler. 

Bradley of Essex County 133 

that period Isaac neariy died of a fever, but by the care 
of the squaw his mistress, who treated him with consider- 
able kindness, he recovered. ... In April he matured a 
plan for that purpose [escape]. . . . He appointed a 
night to put it in execution, without informing his com- 
panion till the day previous, when he told him of his inten- 
tions. Joseph wished to accompany him; to this Isaac 
demurred and said to him: 'I'm afraid you won't wake.' 
Joseph promised that he would, and at night they lay 
down in their master's wigwam in the midst of his family. 
Joseph soon fell asleep and began to snore lustily, but 
there was no sleep for Isaac. ... At length the midnight 
came . . . slowly and cautiously he arose ... he 
stepped softly and tremblingly over the tawny bodies . . . 
and secured his master's fire- works and a portion of his 
moose-meat and bread ; these he carried to a little distance 
from the wigwam and concealed them in a clump of 
bushes. He then returned and bending over Joseph, who 
had all this time been snoring in his sleep, carefully shook 
him. Joseph, more asleep than awake, turned partly 
over and asked aloud: 'What do you want?' This egre- 
gious blunder alarmed Isaac and he instantl}^ lay down 
in his proper place and began to snore as loudly as any 
of them. Soon, as his alarm had somewhat subsided, he 
again arose and listened long for the heavy breath of the 
sleepers. He determined to fly from his master before 
the morning dawned. Perceiving that they all slept he 
resolved to make his escape without again attempting 
to awake Joseph lest he should again be put in jeopardy. 
He then arose and stepped softly out of the wigwam and 
walked slowly and cautiously from it, until he had nearly 
reached the place where his provisions were concealed, 
when he heard footsteps approaching hastily behind him. 
With a beating heart he . . . saw Joseph who had aroused 
himself and finding his companion gone concluded to follow. 

134 Bradley of Essex County 

They then secured the fire-works and provisions and with- 
out chart or compass struck into the woods in a southerly- 
direction, aiming for the distant settlement of Haverhill. 
They ran at the top of their speed until daylight appeared, 
when they concealed themselves in a hollow log. . . . 
Their master when he awoke in the morning was aston- 
ished to find his prisoners had escaped, and immediately 
collected a small party with dogs and pursued them. 
The dogs struck upon the tracks, and in a short time 
came up to the log where the boys were concealed, when 
they made a stand and began a loud barking. The boys 
trembled with fear lest they should be recaptured . . . 
they hardly knew what was best to do, but they spoke 
kindly to the dogs, who knew their voices, ceased barking, 
and wagged their tails with delight. They then threw 
before them all the moose-meat they had taken from the 
wigwam, which the dogs instantly seized and began to 
devour. While they were thus employed the Indians 
made their appearance and passed close to the log without 
noticing the employment of the dogs. The boys saw 
them as they passed and were nearly breathless with 
anxiety. . . . The dogs soon devoured the meat and 
trotted after their masters. They lay in the log during 
the day and at night pursued their journey, taking a 
different route from the one traveled by the Indians. 
They made only one or two meals on their bread, and 
after that was gone they were obliged to subsist on roots 
and bulbs. On the second day they concealed themselves, 
but traveled the third day and night without resting; 
and on that day, toward night, they luckily killed a 
pigeon and a turtle, a part of which they ate raw, not 
daring to build a fire. . . . The fragments of their un- 
savory meal they carried with them and ate of them as 
their strength required, making their dessert on such roots 
as they happened to find. They continued their journey 

Bradley of Essex County 135 

night and day as fast as their wearied and mangled Hmbs 
would carry them. On the sixth day they struck into 
an Indian path and followed it until night when they 
suddenly came within sight of an Indian encampment, 
saw their savage enemy seated around the fire, and dis- 
tinctly heard their voices. This alarmed them exceed- 
ingly . . . they fled . . . and all night retraced their 
steps. The morning came and found them seated side 
by side on the bank of a small stream, their feet torn and 
covered with blood, and each of them weeping bitterly 
over his misfortunes. . . . They were, however, unwilling 
to give up all further exertions. The philosophy of Isaac 
taught him that the stream must eventually lead to a 
large body of water and after refreshing themselves with 
a few roots they again commenced their journey, and 
followed its windings. They continued to follow it during 
that day and a part of the night. On the eighth morning 
Joseph found himself completely exhausted ; his limbs were 
weak and mangled, his body was emaciated, and despair 
was the mistress of his bosom. Isaac endeavoured to 
encourge him to proceed,— he dug roots for him to eat, 
and brought water to quench his thirst, — ^but all was in 
vain. He laid himself down on the bank ... to die. 
. . . Isaac left him to his fate and with a bleeding heart 
slowly and wearily pursued his journey. He had traveled 
but a short distance when he came to a newly raised build- 
ing. Rejoicing at his good fortune and believing that 
inhabitants were nigh, he . . . retraced his steps and soon 
found Joseph, . . . He told him what he had seen, talked 
encouragingly, and after rubbing his limbs a long while 
succeeded in making him stand on his feet. They then 
started together, Isaac part of the time leading him by 
the hand, and part of the time carrying him on his back, 
and in this manner, with their naked limbs mangled and 
wearied with traveling, their strength exhausted by sick- 

136 Bradley of Essex County 

ness, and their bodies emaciated almost to skeletons, 
they arrived at Saco fort sometime in the following night 
[the ninth night]." 

{History oj Haverhill by Mirick; real author J. G. Whittier; p. 78.) 

(This account is gathered from various persons and is 
believed to be accurate, as the narrators agree on all 
essential points, and it has been handed down in these 
families from father to son. It is not impossible that 
Whittier received one version from some ancient dame 
who had it from the lips of Isaac Bradley himself.) 

1696 Aug. 15 "Some children captivated b}^ Indians 
while they were picking beans in a field near Bradley's 

{Mirick, p. 84.) 

The names of these children are not given but they do 
not seem to belong to the Bradley family. There were 
frequent slight raids of this character on the frontier towns 
and Haverhill had its full share. For nearly seventy 
years, or until the Peace at Falmouth, 1727, says the 
History of Hampstead, by H. E. Noyes, every Haverhill 
man was a soldier. 

Isaac Bradley of Haverhill for £25 paid by my brother 
Abraham Bradley of Haverhill, convey twenty acres in 
Haverhill bordering on Swamp, and has apple trees, 
black birches, brooks, black ash-trees, walnuts, and also 
a gully of Lowland, an old well digged formerly by said 
Isaac Bradley, the old sawmill road that was laid through 
Bradley's farm, and has the land of Joseph Bradley for 
one line, a south brook, on bounds; and Isaac Bradley's 
other land as bounds, on the north of the sawmill path, 
etc, etc, signed 

"Isaac Bradley Dec. 20, 17 og Anno Dom. and 8th 
yr of her Majesty 

" Thomas Silver Benjamin Emerson ack. Feb. 2j, 1713.'^ 

Bradley of Essex County 137 

(The deed, 1707, of Essex Court, is earlier than the 
sale and ma}^ be a purchase by Isaac Bradley of the above 

lyio ' ' We whose names are hereunto subscribed pur- 
suant to an act of the proprietors of the Town's Common 
in Haverhill made July 3d., 17 10, on the consideration 
of Three pounds and five shillings, part in hand paid and 
the rest secured under the hand of Isaac Bradly, have 
sold and set out to the said Bradley a certain parcel of 
land on the eastward end of his own land, beginning at a 
Walnut bush which is the bounds between the said Bradly 
and John Stephens ; Thence about six poles to a stake by 
the fence near the highway; so by said way northeasterly 
35 poles to a White oak stump; Thence to the bounds 
between Belknap and the said Bradly; in all other parts 
by his own land : In all about one acre and a half, and the 
money is for the use of the said town. 

"Witness our hands this 15th day of January 1710-11 
* * John White James Sanders Josiah Gage ' ' 

Entered April nth, 171 1, b^/ John White, Town Clerk. 

{Hav. Town records, vol. i., p. 80.) 

About 1720 Isaac "requests six acres near Honeyball 

{Hist. Hampstead.) 

Honeyball mill was located, apparently, at the same 
place where the sawmill ot Mr. E. E. Peaslee now stands 
in Plaistow, N. H. (Westville). 

327 III, John, Jr., second child Isaac and Elizabeth 
Clement, b. Hav., Ap. 10, 1709; d. 

; md. Hav., Jan. 9, 1734, 
Sarah Eatton, b. ; d. Plaistow, N. H. 

Feb., 1759. 

138 Bradley of Essex County 

IV. Children John, Jr., and Sarah Eatton: 

336 (z). William, b. Aug. i, 1735; md.; ch. 

337 (2). Ruth, b. May 2, 1737 (bap. May 8) (did she 
marry William Eaton abt. 1751; d. Candia, N. H., 
1789? he said to have been b. Hav. June 19, 1739; ch.?) 

338 (j). Miriam, b. Jan. 29, 1739. 

339 (4). Nathaniel, b. Ap. 29, 1742'; md. 

340 (5). Ifa^-y, b. June 30, 1744 ("dau. John," bap. July). 

341 {6). Jonathan, b. Feb. 16, 1746 ("son of John," bap. 
Feb. 22, 1746-7) (served Rev. army 178 1-2?). 

342 (7). Moses, b. Feb. 14, 1748-9 (bap. Feb. 19); md.; 

343 {8). John, b. Jan. 23, 175 1. 

John "of Plaistow " md. (2) Susanna Bradley of Exeter, 
N. H., July 20, 1759. 

{Rec. Kingston, N. H.) 

Children John and Susanna Bradley: 

344 {q-i). Sarah, b. Aug. 25, 1760. 

345 {10-2). John, b. Nov. 18, 1762. 
''Mercy, dau. John," bap. Oct. 14, 1764. 

(Possibly) 1740 John Bratley, Capt. Spencer Phipps co. 
lysy Ap. 14 John Bradley; Major Richard Salton- 
stall CO. 

I7SQ John, drummer. 
iy6o John, sergeant. 

336 IV, William, first child John, Jr., and Sarah 
Eatton, b. Hav., Aug. i, 1735; d. 

; md. Nov. 22, 1759, in Hampstead, 
N. H., Sarah Smith, dau. 

' Parish records: "son of John," bap. Ap. 18. 

Bradley of Essex County 139 

V. Children William and Sarah Smiths- 

346 (i). Hannah, b. Plaistow, July 23, 1760 (did she die 
unmd. Ap. i, 1841?). 

347 (2). Joseph, b. Plaistow, July 8, 1762. 

348 (j). Nathaniel, b. Plaistow, July 13, 1764; md.; ch. 

349 (4). William, b. Plaistow, Aug. 8, 1766; d. 

350 (5). Susannah, b. Plaistow, Sept. 15, 1768 (did she 
marry Moses Brickett bef. 1793?). 

351 {6). Sarah, b. Plaistow, Mar. 7, 1771 (md. Warren 
Wheeler, of Salem, N. H., Ap. i, 1784?). 

352 (7). Benjamin, b. Plaistow, May 18, 1773; md. 

353 (8). William, h. Plaistow, Jan. 12, 1775; md. 

354 (p). Betty, b. Plaistow, June, 1777 (d. Hav., Jan., 
1833, "formerly of Plaistow?"). 

348 V. Nathaniel, third child William and Sarah 
Smith, b. Plaistow, N. H., July 13, 1764; d. Aug. 31, 
1843; buried in North Parish cemetery; md. 
, Betsey Dodge. 

VI. Children Nathaniel and Betsey Dodge: 

355 (i). Nathaniel, b. Plaistow, N. H., June 8, 1813. 

356 (2). William Parker, b. Plaistow, May 31, 1820. 

356 VI. William Parker, second child Nathaniel and 
Betsey Dodge, b. Plaistow, N. H., May 31, 1820; d. 

; md. (i) Martha M 
, b. 


. He md. (2), Plaistow, N. H., May 18, 
1873, Susan B Barker, b. 

; d. Feb. 5, 1905. 

VII. Children William Parker and Martha: 

357 (/). Martha Elizabeth, b. Sept. 25, 1847. 

358 (2). Henry Newell, b. Nov. 11, 1852. 

' Recorded in Plaistow. 

140 Bradley of Essex County 

353 V. William, eighth child William and Sarah 
Smith, b. Plaistow, N. H., Jan, 12, 1775; d. 

; md. Jan. 5, 1798, Judith Challis 
of Kingston, N. H. 

{Rec. Kingston- " William of Plaistow.") 

342 IV. Moses, seventh child John, Jr., and Sarah 
Eatton, b. Plaistow, N. H., Feb. 14, 1748; d. 

; md. 
, Thankful Eatton. 

V. Children Moses a7id Thankful Eatton: 

359 (7). Susanna, b. Plaistow, Dec. 5, 1768. 

360 (2). Amiah, b. Plaistow, Sept. 25, 1770. 

361 (j). Ebenezer, b. Plaistow, Sept. 14, 1772. 

362 (4). Moses Eaton, b. Plaistow, Oct. 21, 1774. 

363 (5). Mary, b. Plaistow, Sept. 30, 1776 ([int.] 
Ezekiel Barnard of Amesbury, Feb. 7, 1795?) 

364 (6). Mehitable (twin to Mary), b. Plaistow, Sept. 
30, 1776; prob. md. Barnabas Tyler of Hav., int. pub. 
Jan. II, 1799; she was of Amesbury. 

365 (7). Sarah, h. Plaistow, Aug. 5, 1778; prob. md. 
Thomas Hoyt of Amesbury, Dec. 24, 1801. 

366 (8). Ruth, b. Plaistow, Aug. 21, 1780; prob. md. 
Daniel Hoyt, Jr. ; both of Amesbury; int. Mar. 17, 1804. 

367 (p). John, b. Plaistow, Oct. 29, 1782. 

Also probably a Thankful, md. (int. Nehemiah Sar- 
gent of Amesbury, Nov. 2, 1794; she was of Newton). 

332 III. Isaac, Jr., seventh child Isaac and Elizabeth 

Clement, b. Hav., Jan. 20 (10?), I7i8-I9;d. Jan. 18, 1802; 

md. Hav., Nov. 10, 1741, Lydia Kimball of Hav., b. 

; d. May 23, 1762; and 
had twelve children. 

IV. Children Isaac, Jr. , and Lydia Kimbal ': 

368 (i). Elizabeth, b. Dec. 13, 1742. 

369 (2). Mary, b. Dec. 13, 1744. 

Bradley of Essex County 141 

370 (j). Benjamin, b. Feb. 18, 1746-7; md.; ch. 

371 (4). Isaac, b. May 2, 1749. 

372 (5). Lydia, b. May 17, 1751 (md. Nov. 26, 1778, 
to Samuel Webster?). 

373 (6). Joseph, b. May 12, 1753. 

374 (7). /o/jw, b. Feb. 4, 1756; md.; ch. 

375 (8). Jesse, b. Aug. 29, 1758 (twin to Abigail). 

376 (9). Abigail, b. Aug. 29, 1758 (twin to Isaac); d, 
Sept. 13, 1760. 

377 (lo). Abigail, b. May 15, 1761 (md. Jan. 24, 1782, to 
Nathaniel Atkinson of Boscawen, N. H., he b. 1753 or 
4, son Nathaniel and Eliz. Greenleaf ?) 

Isaac md. (2) Nov. 23, 1762, Rachel Farnum, widow 
of Samuel Ayer (md. Hav. July 23, 1747), b. Hav., Feb. 
13, 1726-7; d. Feb., 1805. 

Children Isaac, Jr., and Rachel Farnum Ayer: 

378 (ii-i). Ruth, b. Aug. 25, 1763; d. Aug. 27, 1764. 

379 {12-2). Ruth, b. Nov. 27 (29), 1764; bap. Hav., Mar. 
31,1765; d. Sept. 10, 1839; md. Feb. 17, 1780, to Josiah 
Chase, son , 
b. Ap. 18, 1757; d. Mar. 15, 1826. 

730 IV. Benjamin, third child Isaac and Lydia Kim- 
ball, b. Hav., Feb. 18, 1746-7; d. Hav., Sept. 2 (July 9?), 
1823, "^. 76"; md. Ap. 20, 1769, Sarah Noyes of Plais- 
tow, N. H., b. ; d. 

Hav., Ap. 20 (24), 1817. 

V. Children Benjamin and Sarah Noyes: 

380 (i). Betty, b. Sept. 4, 1769; d. Sept. 29, 1809 (md. to* 
David Dexter of Hampstead, Nov. 12, 1786?). 

381 (2). Joseph, b. May 27, 1771; md. ; ch. 

382 (j). Benjamin, b. July 12, 1773; md.; ch. 

383 (4). Isaac, b. Nov. 7, 1776; d. Sept. 9, 1778. 

384 (5). Lydia, b. Mar. 23, 1779. 

142 Bradley of Essex County 

385 (6). Sarah, b. May 14, 1781; d. 

; md. Feb. 23, 1800, to I^.Ioses Dow, of 
Plaistow, N. H. 

386 (7). Isaac, h. Aug. 22, 1783; d. Sept. 29, 1809, aged 
26; buried Pentucket. 

387 {8). Anna, h. June 6, 1785; d. 

; md. Levi Heard, Feb. 19, 1806, of 
Newport, N. H. 

388 (p). Ruth, b. Hav., June 20, 1787; d. 

; md. Barker, 

bef. 1821. 

389 (10). Mary, h. Hav., Ap. 14, 1790. 

390 (77). Judith, b. Hav., July 17, 1792. 

381 V. Joseph, second child Benjamin and Sarah 
Noyes, b. Hav., May 2"], 1771 ; d. July 23, 1846, aged 76; 
md. Sept. 22, 1796, Miriam Currier of Amesbury, Mass., 
b. (1780?) ;d. Feb. 16, 1838, 

aged 59. 

VI. Children Joseph and Miriam Currier: 

391 (7). James, b. Oct. 12, 1797; bap. Hav., Oct. 22, 
1797; md.; ch. 

392 (2). Nathan, b. Jan. 2, 1799; bap. Hav., Jan. 14, 

393 (j). Joseph, b. May 14, 1800; bap. Hav., May 19, 
1800; d. July 23, 1821. 

394 (4). Benjamin, b. Jan. 26, 1802. 

395 (5). Sarah, b. Nov. 21, 1804. 

396 {6). Israel, b. Aug. 5, 1806; d. Mar. (Nov.?) 7, 1830. 

397 (7). Maria, b. Ap. 9, 1808. 

398 ((?). Sophia, b. Ap. 22, 1810. 

399 (p). Eliza, b. Mar. 22, 181 2; d. July, 1813. 

400 (70). Lois, b. Aug. 9, 1813. 

401 (77). Abigail, b. Mar. 18, 1815. 

402 (72). Ira, b. July 12, 1816; md. Marietta K. Bailey, 
both of Hav., at W. Newbury, Dec. 21, 1843. 

Bradley of Essex County 143 

403 (ij). Emily, b. Jan. 14, 1819. 

404 {14). Charles, b. 1822 (or 1823). 

391 VI. James, first child Joseph and Miriam Currier, 
b. Hav., Oct. 12, 1797; bap. Hav. Oct. 22, 1797; d. 

; md. Ap. 4, 1819, 
Lucinda Stevens, dau. 

VII. Children James and Lucinda Stevens: 

405 (7). George Valentine, b. Nov. 5, 181 9; md.; eh. 

406 (2). Eliza Ann, h. Dec. i, 1821; md. Oct. 3, 1841, to 
Sewell S. Joy. 

407 (j). James Henry, b. May 3, 1822. 
407a (4). John Albert, b. May 15, 1829. 

408 {5). Edward H.,h. ,1835; 
d. Sept. 29, 1835. 

409 {6). Abby L. , b. June 24, 1837. 

405 VII. George Valentine, first child James and Lu- 
cinda Stevens, b. Nov. 5, 18 19; d. ; 
md. (int. July 30, 1836, Deborah Jane Evans of Hav.); 
is said to have md. Sarah A. Bradley (perhaps 2d?). 

VIII. Children George Valentine and : 

410 (7). George Edwin, b. Lynn, Mass., Feb. 22, 1853. 

411 (2). John Eugene, b. Canning-Cornwallis, Sept. 22, 

392 VI. Nathan, second child Joseph and Miriam 
Currier, b. Jan. 2, 1799; d. ; 
md. Nov. 6, 1822, Clarissa French, both of Hav. 

404 VI. Charles, 14th child Joseph and Miriam Cur- 
rier, b. Hav. (abt. 1822-23) ; d. 

; md. Ap. 24, 1849, "ae. 26, farmer of 
Hav.," Charlotte How Brown, se. 25, dau. Joseph Brown 
and Abiah , his wife, b. 

(1824? Bradford?) 

144 Bradley of Essex County 

VII. Children Charles and Charlotte Brown: 

412 (i). Charles How, b. May i, 1858 (only ch.); d. 

; md. March 31, 1892, Elizabeth, 
Finer, of Cleveland, Ohio, b. 
d. March i, 1906. 

VIII. Children Charles How and Elizabeth Finer: 

413 (7). .Charles William, b. Ap. 9, 1893; d. July 23, 1893. 

414 (2). Charles John, b. July 6, 1895. 

415 (j). Charlotte Marian, b. Dec. 10, 1896. 

382 V. Benjamin, Jr., third child Benjamin and 
Sarah Noyes, b. Hav., July 12, 1773; d. Plaistow, N. H., 
May 13, 1856, "aged 82 and 10 mos."; md. Plaistow, 
May 21, 1 80 1, Elizabeth Currier, dau. 

; d. Plaistow, July 3, 1859, "as. 80-10 
mos" (gravestone in Plaistow cemetery). 

VI. Children Benjamin, Jr., and Elizabeth Currier: 

416 (z). Ebenezer Noyes, b. Plaistow, Feb. 23, 1802; 
bap. Hav. June 7, 1802; md.; ch. 

417 (2). Rebeckah Plummer, b. Plaistow, Ap. 8, 1804; 
d. May 9, 1878. 

418 (j). Amos, b. Plaistow, Feb. 11, 1807; d. Oct. 31, 

419 (4). Isaac, b. Plaistow, May 5, 1809; d. Nov. 6, 1820. 

420 (5). ^5a Cwmer, b. Plaistow, June II, 181 1 ; md.; ch. 

421 {6). Cyrus, b. Plaistow, Sept. 4, 181 6; md.; ch. 

422 (7). Moses Dow, b. Plaistow, Nov. 30, 18 18; md.; 

423 {8). Albert Gallatin, b. Plaistow, July 29, 1821; md.; 

416 VI. Ebenezer Noyes, first child Benjamin, Jr., 
and EHzabeth Currier, b. Plaistow, N. H., Feb. 23, 1802; 
d. Brentwood, N. H., Jan. 25, 1894; md. Hav., June 20, 

Bradley of Essex County 145 

1833, Sarah Whittaker, dau. 

d. Sept. 28, 1844; and had children. ; 

VII. Children Ebenezer Noyes and Sarah Whittaker: 

424 (i). Eliza Ann, b. Feb. 12, 1835. 

425 (2). Laura Elizabeth, b. Mar. 24, 1838. 

425a (j). Joseph Noyes, b. May 10 (15), 1842; d. Sept. 3, 

420 VI. Asa Currier, fifth child Benjamin, Jr., and 
Elizabeth Currier, b. Plaistow, N. H., June 11, 1811; d. 
Sept. 10, 1875; md. Hav., June 21, 1837, Alma L. Heath 
of Amesbury, dau. ; b. 

; d. 
; and had five children. 

VII. Children Asa Currier and Alma Heath: 

426 (7). Rebeckah Plummer, b. Ap. 4, 1838. 

427 (2). Benjamin Franklin, b. July 8, 1839. 

427a (j). George Andrew, b. Aug. 27, 1841; d. May 29, 

428 (4). Laura Whittier, b. Aug. 10, 1843. 

421 VI. C3/rw5, sixth child Benjamin, Jr., and Elizabeth 
Currier, b. Plaistow, N. H., Sept. 4, 1816; d. Amesbury, 
Mass., Jan. 12, 1872 ; md. June 2, 1840, Elizabeth Flanders 
of Salisbury, Mass. 

422 VI. Moses Dow, seventh child Benjamin, Jr., 
and Elizabeth Currier, b. Plaistow, N. H., Nov. 30, 1818; 
d. Dec. 18, 1848, "aged 30 yrs. 18 days"'; md. Plaistow, 
Ap. 14, 1843, Louisa N. Harriman, dau. 

, b. Aug. , 1820; d. Oct. 22, 1885, 
"aged 65 yrs. 2 mos." She md. (2) David Langmaid. 
b. Oct. 24, 181 1 ; d. Feb. 6, 1901. 

I Plaistow T. P.., 1849; gravestone, Plaistow cemetery, 1848. 

146 Bradley of Essex County 

VII. Children Moses Dow and Louisa Harriman: 

429 (7). Shephard Harriman, b. Plaistow, Mar. 21, 1844; 
md,; ch. 

430 (2). Charles Wesley, b. Plaistow, Mar. 2, 1847; d. 
Sept. 29, 1882; unmd. ; "as. 35 yrs. 7 mos." 

429 VIL Shephard Harriman, first child Moses Dow 
and Louisa Harriman, b. Plaistow, N. H., Mar. 21, 1844; 
d. Ap. 18, 1898; md. , 

Imogene Emery. 

VIII . Children Shephard Harriman and Imogene Emery: 

431 (i). Harry C. 

423 VI. Albert Gallatin, eighth child Benjamin, Jr., 
and Elizabeth Currier, b. Plaistow, N. H., July 29, 1821; 
d. June 10, 1898, in Stowe, Mass.; md. 
, Abby G. Harriman. 

VII. Children Albert Gallatin and Abby Harriman: 

432 (7). Alphonso Harlow, b. Jan. 5, 1846. 

433 (2). Frank Scott, b. Sept. 7, 1847. 

434 (j). George Washington, b. Feb. 22, 1853. 

374 IV. John, seventh child Isaac Jr., and Lydia 
Kimball, b. Feb. 4, 1756; d. ; 

md. , Betsey Follansbee. 

V. Children John and Betsey Follansbee: 

435 (7). John, b. Dec. 13, 1785. 

436 (2). Jesse, b. Mar. 24, 1788; md.; ch. 

437 (j). Betsey, b. May 29, 1791. 

438 (4). Gilbert, b. June 2, 1794. 

439 (5). Sally, b. May 27, 1799; d. 

; md. 
, Moses F. Peaslee. 

440 (6). Martha, b. July 6, 1804. 

Bradley of Essex County 147 

John was a soldier in the Revolutionary army and was 
at the battle of Bunker Hill. 

436 V. Jesse, second child John and Betsey Follans- 
bee, b. Mar. 24 (26, P. T. R.),^ 1788; d. Mar. 26, 1874; 
md. Ap. 14, 1825 (P. T. R.) (1826, John Bradley), Harriet 
Brown, dau. , b. 

; d. Sept. 3, 1854; and had 
four children. 

VI. Children Jesse and Harriet Brown: 

441 (7). Gilbert, b. Plaistow, Aug. 30, 1826; d. Ap. 9, 
1857 (Plaistow Town Rec. 1859). 

442 (2) John, b. Plaistow, May 28, 1828; md.; eh. 

443 (j). Aaron Porter, b. Plaistow, Dec. 30, 1831; d. 
Ap. 9, 1833. 

444 (4). Charles Herbert, b. Plaistow, June 30, i835;md.; 

Jesse Bradley of Haverhill, private, Capt. Jos. Eaton's 
CO. Col. Johnson's reg. which marched on the alarm of 
Ap. 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service 5}/^ days. 

442 VI. John, second child Jesse and Harriet Brown, 
b. Plaistow, N. H., May 28, 1828; d. Plaistow, 1909; md. 
Nov. 24, 1853, Mary W. Chase of Hav., dau. 

, b. Jan. 25, 1835; d. Nov. 16, 
1901, as. 66 yrs. and 10 mos.; and had two children. 

VII. Children John and Mary Chase: 

445 (i). Arthur Herbert, b. Aug. 26, 1855; d. Oct. 10, 
1882 (Plaistow T. R., 1883). 

446 (2). Harriet Jessie, b. Oct. 21, 1858. 

' Plaistow Town records say 26; these records do not appear to be 
exact. The preferred records are taken from John Bradley's family 

148 Bradley of Essex County 

444 VI. Charles Herbert, fourth child Jesse and Har- 
riet Brown, b. Plaistow, N. H., June 30, 1835; d. Jan. 
28, 1904; md. Sept. 25, 1862, Elizabeth G. Chase. 

VII. Children Charles Herbert and Elizabeth Chase: 

447 (7). Grant Sheridan, b. Oct. 24, 1864; d. Ap. 20, 1865. 

448 (2). Anna Kerwin, b. May (29, P. T. R.) 27, 1867; 
d. Mar. 4, li 

9 II. Abraham, ninth child Daniel and Mary Wil- 
liams, b. Hav., Mar. 14, 1683; d. (Concord, N. H., abt. 
1754?); nid. Hav. Oct. 18, 1705, Elizabeth Philbrick, 
dau. , b. 


; and had eleven children. 

///. Children Abraham and Elizabeth Philbrick: 

449 (i). Mehitable, b. Hav., July 13, 1706; d. Aug. 13 
(12), 1706. 

450 (2). Abigail, b. Hav., July 5, 1707; d. 

; md. Benjamin Richards of At- 
kinson, N. H., Sept. 29, 1726. 

451 (j). Jeremiah, b. Sept. 28, 1709; md. (ch.?). 

452 {4). Timothy, b. June 16, 1711; md.; ch. 

453 (5). Jonathan, h. July 11, 1713; md.; ch. 

454 {6). Apphia, bap. Hav., Nov. 6, 1715 ("Aphthia, 
dau. Abraham"); rnd. Aug. 28, 1732, to Stephen Far- 
rington of Concord, N. H. 

455 (7). Abiah, b. ; 
md. May 29, 1739, in Concord, N. H., to Philip East- 
man, b. Hav., Mass., Nov. 15, 1713; d. Concord, Sept. 
1, 1804. 

456 (8). Samuel, bap. Hav., Sept. 24, 1721 ; md. ; ch. 

457 (q). Mehitable, bap. Hav., July 26, 1724; d. Hollis, 
N. H., Nov., 1813; was md. Jan. 9, 1743, to Lt. Amos 
Eastman of Hollis, N. H., b. Hav., Aug. 3, 1719; d. 
Hollis, N. H., Mar. 6, 1808. 

Bradley of Essex County 149 

458 (10). Martha, bap. Hav., Jan. 17, 1719-20; unmd. 

459 (ii). Elizabeth, bap. Hav., May 7, 1727; md. bef. 
1747, to Josiah Folsom of Exeter, N. H. 

lyio-ii "We whose names are hereunto subscribed 
pursuant to an act of the proprietors of the Common land 
in the town of Haverhill made July 3d. 1710, and in con- 
sideration of Eleven Pounds and ten shillings part in hand 
paid and the rest secured by Abraham Bradley, have sold 
and set out to the said Abraham Bradly a parcel of land 
adjoining to Thomas Johnson containing Five acres and 
three quarters; Bounded at the highway by said Johnson: 
by a stake; so by said way Eighteen poles; then westward 
56 poles to a walnut tree marked ; then southward Eighteen 
poles to the said Johnson's Spruce; and so by said John- 
son's land to the stake first named. 

"Witness our hands this 15th day of January 1710-11. 
''Josiah Gage James Sanders John White 

''Entered May 16, 17 11, by John White, Town Clerks 

{Hav. Town records, vol. i., p. 105.) 

171 2 "Nathaniel Merrill Tertius, of Haverhill Essex 
Co. N. E. Cooper, for consideration of a house and barn, 
about eight acres of land, secured by deed bearing equal 
date with this paper, by hand of Abraham Bradbury 
[sic] of Haverhill, and also for £20 part received and part 
secured by bill of Abraham Bradley convey to him a parcel 
of land lying in 2 pieces in Haverhill, 40 acres, one piece 
on East and one on West of the old road from Parsonage 
farm to the Town fully described by oaks and stumps. 
Edward Ordway's lot, lot across road, bounds near Saw- 
mill river and common land, and a new highway, and a 
fence on the old road. 

"Nov. 28, 1 7 12. Nathl Merrill 
"William Johnson Benj. Emerso?i ack. Feb. 23, 1713" 
and recorded the same year. 

150 Bradley of Essex County 

1 71 2 Abraham Bradley of Haverhill for 40 acres 
from Nathaniel Merrill tertius sells his house and barn 
and land on which they stand eight acres bounded by the 
sawmill road, Fishing river, road where house stands, red 
oak, heaps of stones, stakes, neighbor William Johnson's 
field and a piece of meadow; on the other side of the road 
a hemlock, bounds of Thomas Johnson and Jonathan 
Eastman, a walnut, a post on the path. 

"Nov. 28, 1712 Signed Abraham Bradley 

Elizabeth Bradley 

"Witnesses; William Johnson Benj. Emerson" Ack. 
Feb. 23, 1713, when Elizabeth Bradley gives up her dower 

(Norfolk Co. records, vol, iv., p. 52; new vol. p. 62.) 

Abraham removed to Concord, N. H., probably as 
early as 1729. He is recorded there March 31, 1730, as 
one of a "committee to amend and repair the necessary 
roads in Pennycook, and also to build a bridge over the 
Soocook river as soon as may be at the cost of the settlers." 

{History of Concord, by Bouton.) 

He and Samuel Bradley were part of the garrison at the 
house of the Revd. Timothy Walker 1746. He was select- 
man 1 733-4. He had a negro servant Pompey for whom 
he paid thirty bushels of corn. In his will dated July 8, 
1754, he gives Pompey to his grandson John and orders 
his executor "to take especial care that my said negro 
be not wronged by my aforesaid grandson in any way and 
if he should wrong him I give him power to do him justice." 
Also he gave to Pompey "the use and improvement of 
half an acre of land" near his dwelling-house, during his 
natural life. In 1732 Abraham is called "Mr." He is 
repeatedly mentioned in the very early days of Concord. ^ 

' In 1746 Concord was fortified with ten garrisons and houses which 
were made defensible. Before 1748 the only towns north of Concord (then 

Bradley" of Essex County 151 

451 III. Jeremiah, third child Abraham and Eliza- 
beth Philbrick, b. Sept. 28, 1709 (prob. in Hav.) ; d. 

; md. (i) Fitz- 


; he md. (2) Noyes. 

452 III. Timothy, fourth child Abraham and Eliza- 
beth Philbrick, b. June 16, 171 1 ; d. 

; md. Abiah 

and had ten children. 

/ V. Children Timothy and A biah Stevens: 

460 (i). Benjamin, h. Ap. 4, 1739; md. (ch.?) ("of Hav." 
md. Phebe Butler of Nottingham East, N. H., 17 6-; 
sheb. i74-;d."wifeBenj.," Ap. 9, 184-, aged 96?). 

461 (2). Abigail, b. Sept. 2, 1740; d. ; 
md. Isaac Chase of Warner, N. H. 

462 (j). Timothy, b. Oct. 13, 1743; md. ; ch. 

463 {4). Abraham, b. 

464 (5). Betty, b. ; 
md. , Abner Chase. 

465 (6). Abiah, b. Feb. 10, 1748. 

466 (7). Samuel, b. , 1752; md.; ch. 

467 (8). Jonathan, h. , 1754; md.; ch. 

468 (9). Philbrick, h. , 1756; d. , 1840. 

469 {10). Ruth, b. 

462 IV. Timothy, Jr., third child Timothy and Abiah 

Stevens, b. (Concord, N. H.?), Oct. 13, 1743; d. July 31, 

181 1 ; md. in Andover, Mass., Dec. 23, 1773, Sarah Foster, 

dau. b. 

; d. (July 3, 181 1 ?) ; and had eight children. 

called Rumford) were No. 4 (now Charlestown) , on the Connecticut; 
Contoocook, or Boscawen, settled 1736; Canterbury on the Merrimac, 
settled 1735; and Rochester on the Salmon FaUs River; the last two had 
no intercourse with Concord. 

152 Bradley of Essex County 

V. Children Timothy, Jr., and Sarah Foster: 

470 (7). Elizabeth, b. Jan. 9, 1775. 

471 (2). Asa, b. Dec. 13, 1776. 

472 (j). Sarah, b. Ap. 26, 1779. 

473 (4). Abiah, b. Aug. 7, 1781. 

474 (5). Hannah Peters, h. Jan. i, 1784. 

475 (<5). Timothy, h. Jan. 24, 1786; md.; ch. 

476 (7). i^05/er, b. May 3, 1788. 

477 (8). Ahiel, b. May 6, 1790. 

Timothy removed to Canterbury, N. H. 

475 V. Timothy, sixth child Timothy and Sarah Foster, 
b. Jan. 24, 1786; d. Sept. 20, 1837 ;md. 
Anna Morrill, dau. Deacon Laban Morrill of Canterbury, 
N. H.,and , his wife, b. 

; d. 
; and had eight ch. 

VI. Children Timothy and Anna Morrill: 

478 (7). Asa Foster, b. Feb. 29,^ 1811. 

479 (2). Louisa, b. Ap. 14, 181 3; d. 

; md. Nathan Emery. 

480 (j). Peter M , b. Mar. 13, 1815. 

481 {4). David Morrill, b. Sept. 7, 181 7; md.; ch. 

482 (5). Cyrus Parker, b. Nov. 14, 1819. 

483 {6). Seth Eastman, b. Ap. 12, 1822. 

484 (7). Electa T , b. Jan. 28, 1824. 

485 (<^). Timothy Mathew, b. Mar. 23, 1826. 

481 VI. David Morrill, fourth child Timothy and 
Anna Morrill, b. Sept. 7, 1817; d. Chicago, 111., Sept. 8, 
1857; md. 

, Eliza Ann Emery, dau. Isaac Emery 
of East Concord, N. H., and , 

his wife, b. 
and had five children. 

^ Probably error in records. 

Bradley of Essex County 153 

VII. Children David Morrill and Eliza Emery: 

486 (j). David Emery, b. Dec. 13, 1841. 

487 (2). Ella Clara, b. Sept. 23, 1844; 

; md. Nov. 10, 1869, to Jos. F. Ward, 
son Denis Ward of Spencer, Mass. ; ch. 

488 (j). Frank Albert, b. Mar. 16, 1850; md.; ch. 

489 (4). Charles Frederick, b. Aug. i, 1852; md. 

490 (5). Katherine Elizabeth, b. Nov. 10, 1856; d. June 
10, 1862. 

488 VII. Frank Albert, third child David Morrill 
and Eliza Emery, b. Mar. 16, 1850; d. June 16, 1889; 
md. June 28, 1877, Harriet Ella Barbour, dau. Stillman 
Barbour and 

VIII. Children Frank Albert and Harriet Barbour: 

491 (i). Frederick Oliver, b. Ap. 29, 1878. 

492 (2). David Emery, b. Dec. i, 1880. 

493 (j). Edith Irene, b. Ap. 4, 1883. 

494 (4). Ella Harriet, b. Sept. i, 1886. 

489 VII. Charles Frederick, fourth child David Morrill 
and Eliza Emery, b. Aug. i, 1852; d. 

; md. Sept. 3, 1879, Susan Harriet Chase, 
dau. Charles Chauncey Chase of Lowell, Mass., and 

453 III. Jonathan, fifth child Abraham and Eliza- 
beth Philbrick, b. July 11, 1713; killed by Indians, Aug. 
II, 1746, near Concord, N. H.;md. Nov. 2, 1738, Susannah 
Folsom, of Exeter (rec. in Kingston). 

He removed to Exeter shortly before his death ; he was 
lieutenant in Capt. Ladd's company of Exeter. 

IV. Children Jonathan and Susannah Folsom: 

495 (1). Mary, b. Rumford (now Concord, N. H.), 
Sept. 2, 1739. 

496 (2). Susanna, b. Rumford, Aug. 16, 1741. 

154 Bradley of Essex County 

497 (j). Ann, b. Rumford, Feb. ii, 1744. 

498 (4). Josiah, b. (prob. Exeter); md. ; ch.; settled in 
Chester, N. H. 

V. Children of Josiah and ; 

499 Jonathan, h. ; 
md. Mar. 22, 1796, Lucretia Gove Barnard, both of 

500 Josiah, 

Both said to be living in Vienna, Maine, in or abt. 1834. 

456 III. Samuel, eighth child Abraham and Elizabeth 
Philbrick, bap. Hav. Sept. 24, 1721; killed by Indians 
Aug. II, 1746; md. , 

Mary Folsom, sister of Susanna, b. ; 

d. ; she was 

md. (2) to Richard Calfe of Chester, N. H., b. 

; d. Concord, Aug. 10, 1817, aged 98. 

IV. Children Samuel and Mary Folsom: 

501 (7). John, h. Feb. 13, 1744; md. ; ch. 

502 (2). Mehitable, b. Dec. , 1745; was md. to Benj. 
Melvin of Chester and had ten ch.; she was md. (2) 
Oct. 26, 1807, to John Sanborn, of Chester. 

501 IV. John, first ch. Samuel and Mary Folsom, b. 
Concord, Feb. 13, 1744; d. July 5, 1815, aged 71; md. 
(bef. 1790), Hannah Ayer of Haverhill, dau. Samuel 
Ayer and Ann Hazen, b. Aug. 25, 1751 ; d. 

; and had six sons and 
two daus. ; one of these sons was Samuel A. Bradley who 
lived in Fryeburg, Maine. 

John lived and died in Concord : Representative to the 
General Court, 1 786-1 790, 1 792-1 802; Magistrate, May 
16, 1791; Senator, 1804-5-6-7-8. 

Bradley of Essex County 155 

'' Abner dough's Journal, containing an account of the march 
of Capt. Daniel Ladd and his men who were sent by 
the Governor and Council of New Hampshire to protect 
the inhabitants of Rumford, and the adjacent towns, 
against the insurrections of the Indians. Copied 
from the original in the Secretary's office, Province of 
New Hampshire, Exeter, July 14, 1746." 

"A journal of Capt. Ladd's march and his men: [The 
journal begins on the fourteenth of July but does not 
concern us until] 

July J I " and then [Ladd] dismissed his men till 

the fifth day of August following. And appeared then 
and enlisted ten more men, and gave out powder and 
ball and marched to Beach Plain in Kingston and there 
camped: And on the 6th day marched to Chester Town 
and it rained and [there] camped; and on the 7th day 
marched about three miles above Massabeseck Pond; 
and then Lieut. Jonathan Bradley overtook Capt. Ladd 
and his men. Lt. Bradley being not well "[he had been 
very ill and had been away in consequence]" rode up 
after the company and said that he came along by a 
place called the North Branch in Chester, and there, he 
said, that he tracked a scout [of] Indians about 12 or 15 
as he thought there might be; and was very confident 
that they were Indian tracks. And Capt. Ladd took 
about 20 of his men and went back and ranged the wood, 
where he thought likely to discover of these Indians as 
he saith, but could make no discovery; and so went down 
to Kingston and Exeter and told the news about the Indi- 
ans being tracked. But the rest of Capt. Ladd's men 
went up to Rumford Town and some to Canterbury, and 
some went guarding and some went to work; till Capt. 
Ladd came up and that was on the loth day. And on the 
nth day Lieut. Jonathan Bradley took six of Capt. Ladd's 

156 Bradley of Essex County 

men, and was in company with one Obadiah Peters, that 
belonged to Capt. Melvin's company of th^:^ Massachu- 
setts and was agoing about two miles c.nd a half from 
Rumf ord Town to a Garrison ' ; And when they [had] gone 
about a mile and a half they were shot upon by 30 or 40 
Indians, if not more as it was supposed and killed down 
dead Lieut. Jonathan Bradley and Samuel Bradley, John 
Lufkin and John Bean [and] this Obadiah Peters. These 
five men were killed down dead on the spot and the most 
of the men were stripped ; Two were stripped stark naked 
and were very much cut and stabbed and disfigured and 
Sergeant Alexander Roberts and William Stickney were 
taken captive and never heard of since. It was supposed 
there was an Indian killed where they had the fight; for 
this Daniel Gilman, who made his escape, saith that he 
was about 60 rods before these men, when they were 
shot upon, and he says the Indians shot three guns first. 
He says that he thought our men shot at a deer. He 
says that he run back about 40 rods upon a hill so that 
he could see over upon the other hill where the Indians 
lie and shot upon the men. And he says, as ever he came 
upon the hill so as to see over upon the other hill, he heard 
Lieut. Jonathan Bradley speak and say: ' Lord have mercy 
on me, fight!' In a moment his gun went off and three 
more guns of our men's were shot and then the Indians 
rose up and shot a volley and run out in the path, and 
making all sort of howling and yelling: And he did not 
stay long to see it, he saith. It was supposed that John 
Lufkin was upon the front and Obadiah Peters in the 
rear. And they shot down this Lufkin and Peters the 

' This garrison was called Eastman's Fort and was commanded and 
owned by Jonathan Eastman, the same who married Hannah Green and 
went to Canada in search of her about 1 708. This garrison stood at the 
fork of the road where St. Paul's school is now located, about two miles 
west of Concord and on what is known as the "mill road." Jonathan 
Eastman was a direct ancestor of the compiler's. 

Bradley of Essex County 157 

first shot, as the}^ were in the path, about 12 or 14 rods 
apart: and they shot Samuel Bradley as he was about 12 
feet before where this Obadiah Peters lay, and wounded 
[him] so, that his blood started every step he took. He 
went about 5 rods right in the path and then they shot 
him right through his powder horn as it hung by his side, 
and so through his body; and there lay these three men 
lying in the path; And Lieut. Bradley run out of the path 
about 2 rods right in amongst the Indians. He was shot 
through his w^rist. It was supposed that he killed the 
Indian. It was supposed that he fought (as he stood 
there in the spot w^here he w^as killed) till the Indians cut 
his head almost all to pieces: And John Bean run about 
6 rods out of the path on the other side of the way, and 
then was shot right through his body; so that there was 
none of these men that went one or two steps after they 
were shot excepting this Samuel Bradley that was shot as 
above said. And there seemed to be as much blood 
where the Indian was shot as there was where any one 
of our men were killed. It was supposed the men lie 
there about two hours after they were killed before any 
body came there, we did not go, till there came a post down 
from the Fort about three quarters of a mile beyond where 
the men lie and w^ere killed. The reason we did not go 
sooner was because that w^e did not hear the guns. I 
suppose the reason that we did not hear the guns, was be- 
cause the wind want fair for to hear. We went up to the 
men and ranged the woods awhile after these captives and 
then brought the dead men down to Town in a cart and 
buried the dead men this day. These men when they went 
away in the morning, said they intended to be at home 
about 12 o'clock in order to go to Canterbury in the after- 
noon, or at least get fit to go. It was supposed that these 
men some of them, rid double on horses when they were 
killed . . . and on the 15th day there was a man in great 

158 Bradley of Essex County 

want about being assisted about moving down to Rum- 
ford Town living about 2 miles and a half from Rumford 
Town. And he was a brother to these Bradleys that were 
killed. We assisted him . . ."' 

{Abner Clough, Clerk of the Company.) 

"House of Representatives, Wednesday, November 
II, 1747. Voted ... to the widows of Jonathan and 
Samuel Bradley each £ii-5s; and to the heirs or legal 
representatives of Obadiah Peters, John Lovekin, John 
Bean and William Stickney each, the sum of £7-105." 

{Collections of the New Hampshire Historical Society, vol. iv.; p. 201 
{1834), Concord, N. H.) 

Copy of the warrant to pay Abner Clough, July 7, i/'4/ 
" To the House of Representatives. Gents. 

" I desire that your honors do allow to Abner Clough 
what expense and charge he was at on the account of 
burying them five men that were killed last year at Rum- 
ford, namely, Lieut. Jonathan Bradley, Samuel Bradley 
and John Lulkin, John Bean and Obadiah Peaters. 
To bords for making 5 coffins and makmg of 5 

coffins £ i-io-o 

To expense for drink for the peopel i-oo-o 


" In old tenor 

"James Osgood.'' 

It is said that these men were buried in a corner of the 
old graveyard in Concord, N. H. Many years later a 
monument was erected upon the spot where they were 
attacked; it still stands about a mile and a half outside 
of Concord; the inscription is as follows: 

' Evidently either Jeremiah or Timothy Bradley. 

Bradley of Essex County 159 

This monument is in memory of 

Samuel Bradley 

Jonathan Bradley 

Obadiah Peters 

John Bean and 

John Lufkin. 

Who were massacred Aug. 1 1 , 1 746 

by the Indians 

Erected 1837 by Richard Bradley, son 

of the Hon. John Bradley and 

grandson of Samuel Bradley. 

UNPLACED: John, 1724 

John, ' b. (of Haverhill, 1724) ; 

"Jr." 1730-1739; d. bef. 1751; md. Sept. 16, 1724, in 
Hav. (by the Revd. John Brown), to Susannah Staples, 
dau. b. 

; and had eight children; " widow Susannah 
Bradley" was md. (2) Dec. 21, 1752, to William Whitti- 
cher, Jr. 

Children John and Susannah Staples: 

(j). Obadiah, b. Hav., Nov. 15, 1724; d. Nov. 26, 1736, 

aged 13. 
(2). David, b. Nov. 30, 1726; d. Dec. 30, 1728. 
(j). Mary, b. Feb. 6, 1728 (d. 1 735-1 737 of throat dis- 
{4). Susannah, b. June 15, 1731; d. Nov. 25, 1736. 
(5). David, b. June 16, 1733; d. 1735. 
(6). Elizabeth, b. Ap. 17, 1736 (md. to Henry Hall, Jr., 
of Chester, N. H., May 14, 1761 ?). 
c j (7). John, h. Aug. 17, 1738; md. ; ch.; twin to Susannah. 
^ 1 (8). Susanna, b. Aug. 17, 1738; twin to John; d. 

; md. July 13, 1758, to Phil- 
brook Colby, son Joseph Colby and Anne Bartlett his 
wife, b. March 16, 1734-5; d. 

The family of John and Susannah Staples is said to 
have lost five children by the throat distemper, in 1735 
to 1737. 

■ May possibly be John, the son of John and Sarah Holt of New Haven, 
b. S. ID, 1702;? note he is John Junior. 


Bradley of Essex County i6i 

John, 7th ch. John and Susannah Staples, b. Hav., 
Aug. 17, 1738, d. 
md. (both of Hav.), March 21, 1760, Mary Heath. 

Children John and Mary Heath: 

(7). David, b. Dec. 15, 1760, 

(2). Mary, b. Sept. 15, 1764; bap. West Parish, Oct. 14, 

1764; (did she marry Nov. 13, 1785, Robert Eastman, 

of Concord, N. H.?). 
































II. Mary, born Newbury, Mass. (Town Records, New- 
bury; "The 20 of September, 1641, was borne unto John 
WilHams a daughter named Mary"); she d. Hav., Oct. 
6, 1714; md. Hav., May 21, 1662, to Daniel Broadley. 
Dau. of 

I. John, born ; d. 
Hav., Feb. 10, 1673 ; md. , Jane , 

d. Hav., Nov. 21, 1680; other children were: 

Lidiah, b. Hav., March 15, 1642. 

Joseph, h. Hav., Ap. 18, 1647. 

Haverhill Town records: John Williams land "Two acres 
and ten poles" in Great Pond meadow (no date), also four 
acres in the West meadow (no date). 

Ap. 6, 1649, "five acres in the plain between William 
White and John Williams." John WilHams sen. bounds 
July 7, 1686; land 1650 to 1652. 


III. Hannah, b. Hav., Mass., May 3, 1673; fourth ch. 
John Heath and Sarah Partridge; d. Hav., Nov. 2, 1761 ; md. 
Hav., Ap. 14, 1691, to Joseph Bradley of Hav. Dau. of 

II. John, b. Newbury, Mass., Aug. 15, 1643, "ye son of 
Bartholomew Heath" and Hannah Moyce (ist ch.) ; d. 
Hampton, N. H., Sept. 21, 1706; md. Hav., Nov. 14, 1666, 
Sarah Partridge. Son of 

I. Bartholomew, b. (Eng.? abt. 1615); d. Hav., Jan. 
15, 1681; md. Hannah Moyce, 


164 Bradley of Essex County 

b. d. Hav., July 

19, 1677; 

Bartholomew removed from Newbury to Haverhill, 
1645; yeoman. John Heath, bro. Barth., d. Jan, 17, 
1674-5; mentioned Hav., 1652-3. 


II. Sarah, b. Salisbury, Mass., Aug. 24, 1647; d. 
Hampton, N. H., 17 18; md. John Heath of Hav., Nov. 
14, 1666. Dau. of 

I. William, b. 
d. July 5, 1654, in Salisbury; md. Ann, 

d. July 10, 1689. 

William, freeman, Salisbury, 1639. His children re- 
ceived a legacy in 1652 from John Partridge of Olney, 
Bucks., England (probably father of William?), 

(Old Families of Amesbury and Salisbury.) 

John Partridge, inhabitant of Portsmouth, N. H., 1677. 
Church member, 1707. 


Hannah, b. d. 

July 19, 1677; dau. (Joseph and Hannah of Salisbury?); 
md. Bartholomew Heath; prob. dau. of 

Joseph, b. 
d. md. Hannah 

d. 1655 in Salisbury. 

"Goodman Moyce and his three sons": 1648, Hav., 
Jan. 26. 

Joseph Moyce, Salisbury, joiner; ist division of land, 

Bradley of Essex County 165 


III. Mehitable, b. Jan. 30, 1722; bap. Feb. 3, 1722; 
d. July 18, 181 1 ; md. William Bradley, Hav., Sept. 23, 
1 741; dau. of 

II. Jonathan, b. March 9, 1669-70; d. Aug. 19, 1736; 
md. June 15, 1699, Hannah Day, and had twelve children. 
Son of 

I, Michael, b. 

d. md. Ap. 

I, 1657, Hannah Webster, and had thirteen ch.; their 
first ch. Hannah b. Dec. 23, 1657, md. Dec. 3, 1677, 
Thomas Dustan and had thirteen ch. : (j) Hannah, b. 
Aug. 22, 1678. {12) Martha, b. March 9, 1696-7; killed 
by Indians, March 15, 1696-7. {13) Lydia, b. Oct. 4, 

It is supposed that Michael Emerson was the son of 
Robert Emerson, but the compiler has failed to find any 
proof of this relationship. In Hammatt's Early Inhabit- 
ants of Ipswich there is mention of Thomas Emerson, 
Ipswich, 1638. John and Joseph, Ips. 1648. Nathaniel, 
Ips. b. Aug. 16, 1657, son of Nathaniel. 

The will of Thomas Emerson who d. May i, 1666, is 
dated May i, 1653. 


III. Hannah, b. Jan. 16, 1679 (Ips. T. R.) ; d. 

md. June 15, 1699, Jonathan 
Emerson ; she was the third ch. of 

II. John, b. 

d. (will dated S. 26, 1689, proved March 25, 1690); md. 
Ips., Ap. 20, 1664, Sarah Pengry: first son of 

I, Robert, commoner Ips., 1641; will dated Aug. 11, 
proved Sept. 25, 1683; brickmaker of Ips.; after his de- 

i66 Bradley of Essex County 

cease and upon his son John's marriage with Sarah 
Pengry, said son is to have his father's dwelling-house 
with all barns, orchards, outhouses, yards, and land; 
value of estate £478-19-9. Robert has a son Thomas, 
who md. Ann Woodward, Oct. 2, 1672, and a dau. Sary 


11. Sarah, b. 
d. Jan. 14, 1702; md. Ipswich, Ap. 20, 1664, John Day of 
Ips. ; prob. dau. of 

I. Moses, deacon, Ips. resident 1678; ist mention 
Ips. 1641. The name is written "Pangilie" in 1675. 


II. Hannah, b. d. 

md. Ap. I, 1657, to 
Michael Emerson; prob. dau. of 

I. John, b. d. 

1646, leaving a widow and children; md. Mary Shatswell: 
Mary Shatswell md. (2) Oct. 29, 1650 ("widow" of John 
Webster of Ips.), John Emery Senr. {Newbury TownRec). 
By her first husband she had four sons and four daus. 
First mention John, Ips. 1734. John came from Ipswich, 
Eng.; freeman Boston, March 4, 1634-5; commoner 
Ips. 1644-5. He left sons John, Stephen, Nathan, Israel 
and four daus. 

{Hist. Newbury, by Currier.) 

John, Jr., b. 1632; md. June 13, 1653, Anne Batt, who 
d. Oct. 18, 1716. 

Mary Webster (dau.?) d. May 4, 1658. 

Bradley of Essex County 167 


II. Mary, b. d. 

John Webster, (2) John Emery Senr., Oct. 29, 1650; dau. 

I. John, b. d. 

, 1647; md. Joanna 

Joanna Shatswell, widow, 
d. Ap. 17, 1673. 

Theophilus Shatswell, md. Susannah Bosworth, Hav. ; 
he d. Hav., Aug. 17, 1663. 


VI. Sarah, b. Hav., Mass. (now Plaistow, N. H.), 
Nov. 14, 1755; d. Andover, Mass., Oct. 10, 1820, aged 65; 
md, Ap. 14, 1 791, in Hav. (2d wife) to Jonathan Bradley 
of Andover; she was the 7th ch. of 

V. William, Jr., b. Hav., June 18, I7i6;d. (abt. 1786); 
md. Hav., July 28, 1741, Sarah Little of Hav.; he joined 
the church in Plaistow, Aug. 4, 1751; he is called Capt. 
William Ayer ; son of 

IV. Deacon James, b. Hav., Oct. 27, 1686; d. Hav., 
Dec. 19, 1772, aged 86 (gravestone Pentucket); md. 
May 10, 1 71 1, Mary White, dau. John White and Lydia 
Oilman, b. Jan. 24, 1690; d. 1777, aged 86 (gravestone 
Hampstead, N. H.) ; son of 

III. Capt. Samuel, b. Hav., Nov. 11, 1654; killed 
by the Indians in the attack on Hav., Aug. 29, 1708, 
in his 54th year; md. Dec. 14, 1680, Mary Johnson of 
Hampton, N. H., dau. Peter Johnson and Ruth Moulton, 
b. Ap. 7, 1663; d. Jan. 8, 1744-5; Capt. Samuel was the 
son of 

II. Robert, b. (abt. 1625, prob. Eng.); d. 

md. Hav., Feb. 27, 1650, Eliza- 

1 68 Bradley of Essex County 

beth Palmer, dau. Henry Palmer of Hav., b. 

d. Hav., Ap. 24, 1705; 
Robert was the son of 

I. John Eyre, b. d. 
Hav., March 31, 1657; md. Hannah ; she d. Hav., 
Oct. 8, 1688; "widow of John." John was of Salisbury 
in 1640; of Hav. in 1647. 


IV. Sarah, b. Nov. 11, 1717, d. Plaistow, N. H., Dec. 
II, 1807; md. July 28, 1 741, to William Ayer Jr.; she 
joined the church at Plaistow, May 22, 1737 ; she was dau. 

III. Daniel, b. Jan. 13, 1692; d. Nov., 1777; md. 
(prob. Hav.) 1712, Abiah Clement, dau. John Clement 
and Elizabeth Ayer, b. Hav., Sept. 12, 1692; d. Aug. 24, 
1766, in Hampstead, N. H., aged 74. Daniel was son of 

II. Joseph, b. Sept. 22, 1653, d. Sept. 6, 1740; md. 
Oct. 31, 1677, Mary Coffin, dau. Tristram Coffin and 
Judith Greenleaf (widow of Henry Somerby), b. Nov. 12, 
1657; d. Nov. 28, 1725. Joseph was son of 

I. George, b. settled 

in Newbury, 1640; d. Nov. 27, 1693; md. Alice Poor, 

, dau. 
, b. Wiltshire, Eng., 1618; d. Dec. i, 


IV. Abiah, b. Hav., Sept. 12, 1692; d. Aug. 24, 1766, 
in Hampstead, N. H., was md. 17 12, to Daniel Little; 
dau. of 

III. John, b. Hav., Sept. 16, 1653; d. Hav., May 16, 
1692; md. Hav., Feb. 22, 1676, Elizabeth Ayer, dau. 
Robert Ayer and Elizabeth Palmer, b. Nov. 10, 1652, in 

Bradley of Essex County 169 

Hav.; d. md. (2) 

Samuel Watts, March 8, 1696.' 

John served in King PhiHp's war under Lieut. Benj. 
Swett, June, 1676. He was the first ch. of 

II. Robert, b. d. 

md. (the first Clement 
entry in Hav.) Hav. Dec. 8, 1652, EHzabeth Fane (or 
Fawne), dau. John Fane. Robert was a 

cooper and the son of 

I. Robert, b. (abt. 1590); d. Sept. 29, 1658; md. 

Came to Hav. 1643. Re- 
presentative 1647 to 1653. Came from London early in 
1642 with four children. 


II. Elizabeth, b. 

d. Hav., Ap. 24, 1705; md. Hav., Feb. 2^], 1650, to Robert 
Ayer, of Hav. ; she was the dau. of 

I. Henry (of Hav.), b. 

d. July 15, 1680; md. , Elizabeth 

, b. d. Nov. 22, 1664. 

Henry Palmer was one of the early inhabitants of Hav. 
and is frequently mentioned in the town records. 


II. Elizabeth, b. d. Hav., 
March 27, 1715; md. Hav. Dec. 8, 1652, to Robert Cle- 
ment and had eleven ch. ; she was the dau of 

I. John, b. 

There was a John Fawn of Ipswich who was granted a 
lot by that town Jan. 13, 1637; John Fawne, gentleman, 
conveyed to John Whipple a house and lot in Ipswich 
21-2, acres before 1642. 

' "Saml Watts and Elizabeth Clement widow md. March 8: 1696-7." 

170 Bradley of Essex County 


IV. Mary, b. Jan. 24, 1690; d. 1777, aged 86; buried 
Hampstead, N. H. ; md. May 10, 171 1, to James Ayer, son 
Capt. Samuel Ayer and Mary Johnson ; she was the dau. of 

III. John, b. March 8, 1663-4; d. Hav., Nov. 20, 1727, 
aged 63; md. Oct. 24, 1687, in Exeter, N. H. ("Capt. John 
White"), Lydia Oilman, dau. Hon John Oilman and Eliza- 
beth Treworgy of Exeter. John was the son of 

II. John, of Hav., b. abt. 1639; d. Hav., Jan. i, 1668-9, 
in his 29th year; md. Hav., Nov. 25, 1662, Hannah French, 
dau. Edward French and Ann . John 

was the son of 

I. William, b. (1610?) ; d. ("being abt. 80 years old") 
Sept. 28, 1690; md. (i) Mary , 

b. d. Feb. 

22, 1681, "in her 75th year"; he md. (2) Sept. 21, 1682, 
Sarah Foster, widow of Reginald 2d (or Benjamin?) Foster 
of Ips.; she removed to Ips, and d. there, 1693. (Orave- 
stone to William and to his wife in Pentucket.) 


III. Mary, b. 
d. Jan. 8, 1744-5; was md. Dec. 14, 1680, to Capt. 
Samuel Ayer of Haverhill, dau. of 

II. Peter, of Hampton, N. H., b. (bap. 1639) ; drowned 
Nov. 16, 1674; md. Ap. 3, 1660, Ruth Moulton; Peter was 
the son of 

I. Edmund, b. (of Hampton); d. 

March 10, 1651; md. Mary , 

b. d. 

Hampton, Jan. 30, 1662. She md. (2) Thomas Coleman, 
July 16, 1651. 

Bradley of Essex County 171 

11. Ruth, bap. Hampton, N. H., March 7, 1641 ; d. 
Sept. 7, 1718; was md. Ap. 3, 1660, to Peter Johnson. She 
was dau. of 

I. William, b. (Eng.?); d. Mar. or Ap. 1664; md. in 

, Margaret 


IV. Lydia, b. Dec. 12, 1668; d. 
md. Oct. 26, 1687, to John White of Haverhill; dau of 

HI. Hon. John Oilman of Exeter, b. Eng., Jan. 10, 
1624; d. Exeter, N. H., July 24, 1708, aged 84; md. June 
30, 1657, Elizabeth Treworgy (in Exeter). He was judge, 
delegate, and speaker 1693. Captain, 1678; son of 

II. Edward, b. 1587-8; d. (bef. Feb. 
10, 1655); md. in Eng., June 3, 1614, Mary Clark, b. 

d. Hingham, 
Mass., June 22, 1681. 

He was of Hingham 1638. Exeter 1 647-1 652. Son of 

I. Robert, bap. July 10, 1559; d. 

md. Mary 


II. Elizabeth, b. (abt. 1640) ; d. Exeter, Sept. 8, 1719, 
aged 80; was md. June 30, 1657, to Hon. John Oilman of 
Exeter; dau. of 

I. James, b. d. 

md. March 16, 161 6, 
Catherine Shapleigh, dau. Alexander Shapleigh. 


II. Catherine, b. d. 

was md. March 16, 1616, to 
James Tregorgy; dau. of 

I. Alexander, b, : d.(bef. 

July 15, 1650); md. 

172 Bradley of Essex County 


Mary, b. d. Hingham, 

Mass., June 22, 1681; was md. June 3, 1614, in England, 
to Edward Oilman, son of Robert. 


II. Hannah, b. 

d. md. Haverhill, Nov. 

25, 1662, to John White; he d. Jan. i, 1668-9; she md. (2) 
Thomas Philbrick, Sept. 22, 1669; dau. of 

I. Edward, b. ,Eng., 1590; 
d. Salisbury, Mass., Dec. 28, 1674; md. in 

, Ann , dau. 

d. March 9, 1683. 
He was of Ipswich, Mass., 1636; will dated 1673; speaks 
of his great age. 


IV. Mary, b. Nov. 12, 1657 ;d. Nov. 28, 1725; was md. 
Oct. 31, 1677, to Joseph Little, son George and Alice 
Poor; Mary was the dau. of 

III. Tristram, b. Eng., 1632; d. Feb. 4, 1704; md. 
March 2, 1650, Judith Greenleaf Somerby, widow of Henry 
Somerby, and dau. Capt. Edmund Greenleaf and Sarah 
(Dole?), b. 1621 ; d. Dec. 15, 1705; Tristram was the son of 

II. Tristram, b. (bap. March 21, 1610) d. (" son of 
Peter") Oct. 2 (or 3), 1681; md. Dionis Stevens, dau. 
Robert Stevens: son of 

I. Peter, b. d. (his will is 

dated Dec. 21, 1627); md. abt. 1609, Joanna Kember, 
dau. Robert Kember and Ann 

Bradley of Essex County 173 


II. Judith, b. Sept. 2, 1625 (bap. Sept. 29, 1626); d. 
Dec. 15, 1705; was md. March 2, 1652-3, to Tristram 
Coffin, in Newbury; she was the widow of Henry Somerby 
and dau. of 

I. Edmund Greenleaf, b. 1573-4; d. March 24, 
1671; md. Sarah Dole, b. 

d. Jan. 18, 1663. 

He was head of the militia under Gerrish 1644. He 
was in Ipswich, 1635 to 1638 ; then in Newbury. Removed 
to Boston, abt. 1650. Was called "Mr." and Captain. 


II. DiONis, b. ("Deanes, dau. Robert Stevens, 
bap. 4 March, 1610; parish register, Brixton, Devon. 
Eng."), md. Tristram Coffin 

dau. of 

I. Robert, b. d. 

md. Dewynes 


Joanna, b. abt. 1584; d. Boston, May 30, 1661, aged 77; 
md. (abt. 1609) Peter Coffin. Joanna was the dau. of 
Robert and Ann 


Sarah, b. d. Jan. 18, 

1663; md. Edmund Greenleaf. 


Alice, b. Wiltshire, Eng., 1618; d. Dec. i, 1680; md. 
George Little. 


Bradley, Bradlee, Bradlay, Bradly 

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary- 

Abraham, Fryeburg (Maine) 

Amos, Dracut 


Asahel, Lanesborough 



Caleb, Boston 

Caleb, Dorchester 

Capt. ( ), 

Daniel; do, Newburyport. Do, do, do. 

Daniel, Shutesbury 

David, Shutesbury 

David, Haverhill (Lex. Al : lieut.) 


Ebenezer, Roxbury 

Ebenezer, Boston 


Eli; do. 

Elisha, Stockbridge 



George, Township No. 5, N. H. 

Gideon, Adamstown 

Hope (also Hopestill) 

Hope, Jr. 


Bradley of Essex County 175 

Hopestill, Braintree; do. 



Isaac, Roxbury; do. 

James; do. ■ 

James, Township No. 5, N. H. 

Jared, Lee (Also Jared Bradlay) (Also Jared Bradlee) 

Jared, Stockbridge 

Jeremiah, Wilbraham 

Jesse, Haverhill: (Lex. Al.) 

Jesse; do, do. (Glassworks, Lee) 

Jesse; do, do. 

Jesse, Jr. 


John, Dracut 

John, Gardnerstown 

John, Milton 

John, Milton; do, do, do. 

John, Worcester 


John, Hallo well 


Jonathan, Dorchester 

Jonathan, 2d Lieut. (Haverhill) (Lex. Al.) 

Jonathan, private Haverhill: (3 years' service) 


Joseph, Jr., Haverhill 

Joshua, Dracut 

Josiah, Stockbridge 

Josiah, Dracut 


Lemuel (also Samuel), Roxbury 

Lent, Stockbridge 

Levi, Southwick 

Manus, Jr. 

176 Bradley of Essex County 

Nathan, Dorchester; do. 

Nathaniel, Haverhill; do, do. (Lex. Al.) 




Samuel, Haverhill 

Samuel (Lemuel), Roxbury 


Uri, Lanesborough 

William, Warwick 

William, Keene 


William, Haverhill; do. 

Wingate, Haverhill 


Asahal, Lanesborough 
Caleb, Dorchester 
Daniel, Shutesbury 
David, Penobscot 
Ebenezer, Boston 
Eh, 1780 
Hope, Jr., 1784 
Hopestill, Braintree 
Isaac, Dracut 
Jeremiah, 1777 
John, Dracut 
Lent, 1777 
Levi, South wick 
Nathan, 1777. Nathan, 1778 
Nathaniel, Tyringham, 1777 
Samuel (Haverhill), 1778 
Uri, Lanesborough, 1780 
Wingate (Haverhill) 

Bradley of Essex County 177 


Daniel, 1775, Shutesbury 
David, Boston, 1777-1779 
David, 1777-79-80 
George, 1777 
Hopestill, Braintree, 1777 

Daniel, 1779 

Isaac (Berkshire Co. reg.), 1780 
John, sailor, 1780 


1640. New Haven was settled in 1640 and was at 
first (1638) called Quinnipiak. Beside New Haven there 
were its offshoots, Milford settled 1639, and Guilford 
Sept. 1639: these three towns formed the colony of New 
Haven in 1643, with a population of one hundred and 
thirty-two persons. Its early clergymen were John 
Davenport, Samuel Eaton and Peter Prudden: it was 
settled by a company of Londoners, who, at home, had 
been engaged in trade, and in proportion to its numbers, 
was the richest of all the plantations. 

The ancestor of the New Haven Bradleys may not 
have come to this country (this seems improbable) or he 
may have died not long after his arrival: it is probable 
that he was one of the Bradley family first mentioned in 
Rowley, Mass., in 1643; he married twice and his second 
wife, Elizabeth, came to this country with (or after) her 
stepson, WiUiam, and accompanied or preceded by several 
children of her own; she d. in Guilford, bef. June 3, 1683; 
she md. (2) John Parmely. Atwater in his History of the 
Colony of New Haven, says that Parmely was one of the 
signers of the Plantation Covenant of June i, 1639. He 
d. New Haven, Nov. (3?) 1659; will probated Nov. 8. 

"The last will and Testamt of John Parmely late 
of New haven Deceased made Novemb the 8th 1659. 
Know all men by these presents I John Parmely of New- 
haven being very sicke in body but prfect in minde, doe 
Institute and Ordaine this my last will and Testament in 
manner and forme following I doe give and bequeathe 
to my beloued wife Elizabeth Parmely my house-lott and 
all my whole Estate for her to enjoy and possesse without 


Bradley of Essex County 179 

molestation during the whole time of her life. And after 
her decease I doe give and bequeath half of my house 
and lott to my sonne John Palermile of Guilford, the 
other half, one quarter to my Grandchild Nathaniel 
Parmile the sonne of John Parmile of Guilford And the 
other quarter part I give to my wife to dispose to her 
sonne Stephen if she see cause and for those goods whch 
shall be left at her dease my will is that my daugher 
Hannah Johnson the wife of John Johnson of Newhaven 
and her daughter Ellen Allan ye wife of John Allen of 
New Haven should have ye greater part equally divided 
betwixt them and what doth remain I doe leave to her 
discretion to dispose as she pleaseth. Witness Will. Peck 
Hen. Lindon. 

Elizabeth Bradley Parmely md. (3) May 27, 1663, 
John Evarts who d. May 10, 1669; there is testimony 
taken before Mr. Andrew Leete, June 12, 1683, and ren- 
dered by Katheme Hill and Susannah Bishop, to the 
effect that Elizabeth Evarts ' * being neare her death and 
of a pretty competent understanding wee being called in 
to heare her Last Will first she had gave to her son Stephen 
the estate yt was her husband parmerlys alsoe she gave 
her whole right of her house and land to her son Stephen. 
Alsoe she would have her daughter Ailing have her clothes," 

"A writing exhibited in county court held at Nhaven 
June 13, 1683, as ye last Will nuncupative of Elizabeth 
Evarts late of guilford deceased this court approves of 
the same soe farre as to graunt Administration of the 
estate unto Stephen Bradlye her son," etc. 

//. Children Bradley and 

William, b. (prob. Eng.) ; d. New Haven, bef . May 29, 
1 691 (Talcott says 1690); md. Alice Prichard, rec. 
Springfield, Mass., Feb. 18, 1644-5; ch. 

i8o Bradley of Essex County 

(Perhaps Mary who was md. in Rowley, Mass., 1643, 
to Thos. Leaver.) 

Children Bradley and Elizabeth 

Daniel, b. (abt. 1636-37?); drowned bef. Jan. 4, 1658; 

Ellen, b. was md. Oct. 

14, 1652, to John Allen in New Haven. 
Joshua, ("barely I5in 1653"), of Rowley, Mass., and New 

Haven; md. in Rowley, May 26, 1663, Judith Lumbe; 

his 2d child, Joshua, b. Dec. 31, 1665, is recorded both 

in Rowley and New Haven. 
Nathaniel ("20 in 1658"); md. ; ch. 
Stephen, b. (" 17 in 1658"); md.; ch. 

II. William, stepson to Elizabeth and half brother to 
Daniel, Ellen, Joshua, Nathaniel and Stephen, and possibly 
full brother to Mary; b. (prob. Eng. abt. 1623); d. New 
Haven, bef. May 29, 1691 (Talcott says 1690); md. 
(marriage rec. in Springfield, Mass.), Feb. 18, 1644-5, 
to Alice Prichard, said to have been dau. of Roger of 
Springfield, b. ; living 

1 69 1, and had eight children. 

///. Children of William and Alice Prichard: 
(7). Joseph, bap. New Haven, Jan. 4, 1645-6; md. Silence 

(2). Martha, bap. New Haven, Oct. , 1648; was md. 

Oct. 26, 1665, to Samuel Munson, "Capt." of New 

Haven and Guilford.; son of Thomas, bap. 7-6 mo. 

1643; d. 1693; 10 ch. 
(j). Abraham, b. New Haven, Oct. 24, 1650; md. Hannah 

Thompson; ch. 
{4). Mary, b. New Haven, Ap. 30, 1653; d. Sept. 16, 

1724; was md. Nov. 26, 1668, to Samuel Tod, son of 

Christopher Tod of New Haven, who d. S. 16, 1724. 

' Talcott MS. gives Isaac as a son of William and year of his birth as 
1647. The compiler has been unable to verify this or to find any mention 
of Isaac before 1667 in Branford. 

Bradley of Essex County i8i 

(5). Benjamin, b. New Haven, Ap. 8, 1657; md. Eliza- 
beth Thompson: ch. 

(6). Esther, b. New Haven, Sept. 29, 1659. 

(7). Nathaniel (Nathan), b. New Haven, Feb. 26, 1660; 
md. Ruth Dickerman: ch. 

(8). Sarah, b. New Haven, June 21, 1665; was md. May 
23, 1682, to Samuel Brockett. 

1 65 1 "John Bradley with ye armes of ye Common- 
wealth, Nov. 8, New Haven," is a record found in the 
New Eng. Hist, and Gen. Register, vol. i., p. jyg. 

William was at New Haven, perhaps as early as 1643. 
Francis Brewster had at East Farms, "154 acres of up- 
land and 33 of meadow"; "this land of Mr. Brewster's 
soon passed into the hands of William Bradley." 

1644 July I, William Bradley took the oath of 
fidelity at New Haven. 

1645 William Bradley is fence viewer. 

1646-7 March 10, William Bradley has a seat in the 
church in "ye cross seats at upper end." 1646-7 in the 
women's seats is mentioned "Goody Bradley." 

1648 He "is to be warned to come to speeke with the 
governor aboute Abraham Smith's lott." 

1655 May. William Bradley of New Haven. 

1661 William Bradley and Christopher Tod: (wit- 
nesses of will of Robert Johnson). 

1661-2, Feb. 20, "another seating of ye meeting- 
house"; "in the long seats for men" is William Bradley: 
"Sister Bradley" also has a seat. 

1669 New Haven freemen, William Bradley. 

1675 Court at Hartford; New Haven deputies, Mr. 
William Bradley. 

1678 Deputy to the general court at Hartford; Mr. 
William Bradley. 

1 82 Bradley of Essex County 

1679 May, Deputy to general court. May 1680 

1683 Deputy. 

1685 List of proprietors of New Haven: William 

Probate Court: New Haven. Estate of William Bradley, 
late of New Haven, May 29, 1691; mention of his sons; 
Joseph, Abraham, Benjamin; his three daughters, Mun- 
son, Todd, Brockett; his wife and son Nathaniel; "his 
widow"; Signatures of Alice Bradley, Joseph, Abraham, 
Benjamin, Nathaniel, Samuel Munson, Samuel Tod, 
Samuel Brackett, mention of "Nathaniel Broadley." 
Value of estate £380-01-00; date of will June 22, 1683. 

Probate Court, New Haven. Inventory of estate of 
Daniell Bradley, late of New Haven, deceased; taken the 
4 of Jan. 1658; value £33-15-06. Witnesses: William 
Bradley. John Allen. 

1657 2 mo. 7 — Daniel Bradley took the oath of 
fidehty. ^ 

in. Joseph, first son William and Alice Prichard, bap. 
Jan 4, 1645-6; died (bef. Dec. 4, 1704); md. at Milford, 
Conn., Oct. 25, 1667, Silence Brockett, dau. 

, born June, 1648 ; 
(died 1692 "widow" of Joseph). 

IV. Children of Joseph and Silence Brockett: 
(i). A dau. born Ap. 25, 1669; d. May 10, 1669. 
(2). Abigail, b. Sept. 9, 1671; d. 

md. June 29, 1692, to John Moulthrop. 
(j). Mary, b. Dec. 6, 1674. 
(4). Joseph, b. Feb. 15, 1677; md.; ch. 
(5). Samuel, b. Jan. 3, 1680; md.; ch. 
{6). Martha, b. Aug. , 1683. 

^ For further notice of this Daniell see Daniel III in " The Early Daniell 
Bradleys in New England." 

Bradley of Essex County 183 

1668 Joseph was recommended for freeman as of New- 

1669 Joseph freeman; New Haven. 

1704. Probate Court. New Haven. Will of Joseph 
Bradley; dated Dec. 4.; his ''dear and loving wife"; sons 
Joseph and Samuel; dau. Abigail Moulthrop; daus. Mary, 
and Martha. Witnesses: John Yale. Peter Carrington. 
Inventory. Brothers Abraham and Nathaniel. Value 
of estate £8i6-i4s-oid. 

IV. Joseph, first son Joseph and Silence Brockett, 
born New Haven, Feb. 15, 1677; d. 

V. Children of Joseph and 
(7). Anna, b. Jan. 10, 1701; md. Joseph Atwater, Nov. 

22, 1721. 
(2). Thankfiill, b. Mar. 17, 1704; md. Mar. 11, 1728-9, 

to Joseph Potter, in New Haven, 
(j). Joseph, b. Mar. 18, 1707. 
{4). Sarah, b. Sept. 24, 1709; md. Mar. 19, 1729-30, to 

James Potter, New Haven. 
(5). Abiah, b. Sept. 30, 1714. 
(6). Phebe, b. Oct. 23, 1717. 
(7). Mabel, b. Oct. 5, 1723. 

IV. Samuel, 5th ch. and second son Joseph and Silence 
Brackett; b. New Haven, Jan. 3, 1680; d. 

md. New Haven, Dec. 
25, 1705, Abigail Atwater. 

V. Children Samuel and Abigail Atwater: 
(7). Samuel, b. Mar. 21, 1707. 
(2). Abigaill, b. Nov. 18, 1708. 
(j). Jonathan, b. May 13, 171 1. 
{4). Lidya, b. Mar. 26, 1715. 
(5). Samuel, b. Oct. 8, 1717. 

184 Bradley of Essex County 

(6). Ruth, b. Mar. i, 1719-20. 
(7). Martha, b. Sept. 11, 1722. 
(8). Desire, b. Mar. 4, 1724-5. 
(p). David, b. Aug. 25, 1728. 

III. Isaac, b. (possibly second child, 

William and Alice Prichard?) d. Jan. 12, 1713; md. Eliza- 
beth , 1674 (?) ; b. 1651 ; she d. 
"wife of Isaac," Jan. 3, 1 712-13, in East Haven, aged 56. 

IV. Children of Isaac and Elizabeth 

Mary, (oldest dau.). 

Sarah, (2d dau.); 

md. George Pardee, 1703. 

Elizabeth, (3d dau.); 

md. John Auger ("Awger") in East 
Haven, Aug. 3, 1710. 

William (oldest son), b. (abt. 1682); d. Jan. 27, 1727, 
aged 45. 

Isaac (second son), b. 
d. ("Jr.")Julyio, 1716. 

Samuel, b. (abt. 1686) (md. Sarah Robinson, in East 
Haven, Jan. 27, 1714-5; d. Mar. 23, 1758, aged 72; 
his son (i) Zebulon, b. Oct. 6, 17 15; (2) Isaac, b. Nov. 
30, 1717. 

Daniel, b. Dec. 20, 1696; md. Mehitable Hemingway 
and had ch. Daniel, b. March 6, 1736; "died in in- 
fancy, 1736." (Prob. another Daniel, h. later, md. 
Eunice Ives of Wallingford, Jan. 11, 1776; 10 ch. : 
Natalia, Lydia, Eudocia, Olive, Elizabeth, Sibyl, 
Joseph, Eudocia, Sarah, Eunice, b. Feb. 18, 1797. 
Daniel, the father of these ch. was ensign in the Rev. ; 
Capt. Hoit's Co., also Lieut. 

Isaac was one of the original signers to the " New Plan- 
tation and Church Covenant" Branford, Jan. 20, 1667. 
First settled at New Haven. 

Bradley of Essex County 185 

1674 Appears first on the Branford records. 

1683 Called a "sojourner" at New Haven; removed 
to East Haven, with his wife Elizabeth. 

Probate Court. New Haven. Feb. 12, 1713. Estate 
of Isaac Bradley of East Haven; late of New Haven; 
administration is granted to William and Isaac the two 
older sons: Daniel is one of the minor children: his 
brother Isaac is to be his guardian: date of will Feb. 3, 


1 71 6 William and Samuel administer the estate. 

Deceased had four sons, three daus. : Mary, Sarah and 
Elizabeth Auger; they make their marks. 

In 1 68 1, Sept. 26, Isaac Bradley of Branford, gives to 
Thomas Wheadon also of Branford, "upland lying upon 
Cannoe Brook plaine," in exchange for "part of a swamp 
lying on the north side of Edward Vickars his lot." 

{Deeds, Branford Town Hall.) 

V. William, oldest son Isaac and Elizabeth 

, b. (abt. 1682); d. Jan. 27, 1726, 
in East Haven; aged 45; md. Jan. 7, 1 713-14, in East 
Haven, Elizabeth Chedsey (a widow) 

, and had children. 

VI. Children William and Elizabeth Chedsey: 

(i). Caleb, b. Oct. 17, 1714, in East Haven; md.; ch. 

(2). Ebenezer, b. Mar. 25, 171 6, in East Haven; md. 
Mabel Grannis. 

(j). Joseph, b. July 13, 1718; in East Haven; md. Han- 
nah , (who d. "wife Joseph," 
Dec. 3, 1786, in her 54th year.?) 

(4). Elize, md. John Thompson, of New Haven. 

(5). Desire, b. 

md. Eliphalet Tuttle. 

((5). James, b. June 15, 1726, in East Haven. 

1 86 Bradley of Essex County 

Probate: William late of New Haven, ad. of estate is 
granted to his widow Elizabeth, "bringing up our 
youngest child till he is four years old." She is guardian 
to Caleb (Ebenezer?), Joseph, Elizabeth, Desire, James, 
all minor ch. Also to Isaac Chidsey, " minor son Ebenezer 
Chidsey, late of New Haven deceased." Dec. 27, 1727. 

in. Abraham, fourth child William and Alice Prit- 
chard, b. New Haven, Oct. 24, 1650; d. "Abraham Brad- 
ley Esquire" Oct. 19, 1718, aged 68; md. Dec. 25, 1673, 
Hannah Thompson of New Haven, dau. 

d. "Mrs. Hannah wife Mr. Abraham," Oct. 26, 1718, 
aged 64. 

IV. Children Abraham and Hannah Thompson: 

(7). John, b. Oct. 12, 1674; md. Sarah Hoolt; ch. 

(2). Daniell, b. New Haven, 1679-80; md. Sarah Bas- 

sett; ch. 
(j). Hannah, b. Nov. 8, 1682; md. Jan. 14, 1703, to 

Japhet Mansfield. 
{4). Lidia, b. Nov. 28, 1685; was md. Sept. 21, 1704, to 

Thomas Punderson. 
(5). Ebenezer, b. Nov. 9, 1689; md. Joanna Atwater. 
(6). Abraham, b. Ap. 9, 1693; md. Sarah Wilmott, of 
Bridgham, Oct. 15, 1719; ch.: Abraham, h. Sept. 1720; 

Isaac, b. Nov. 1722. 
(7). Esther, b. March 14, 1696; md. Gold. 

1 716 Lieut. Abraham Bradley; 1716 he was Justice 
of the Peace. He was also deacon. 

Probate court, New Haven. Estate of Deacon Abraham 
Bradley, late of New Haven ; executors John and Abraham 
Bradley; his oldest son John: sons, Daniel, Ebenezer, 
Abraham; dau. Esther Gold; daus. : Hannah Mansfield, 

Bradley of Essex County 187 

and Lydia Punderson; "dear and loving wife Hannah"; 
Japhet Mansfield; date of will Dec. 5, 1716. Value of 
estate £800-00-04; "five acres in my beaver pond." 

IV. John, first child Abraham and Hannah Thomp- 
son, b. New Haven, Oct. 12, 1674; d. July , 1747, 
aged 73; md. in New Haven, Sept. 22, 1698, Sarah Hoolt, 
d. " Sarah wife Mr. John Bradley" March 29, 1743. 

V . Children of John and Sarah Hoolt : 

(7). Enos, b. Dec. 28, 1699. 

(2). John, b. Sept. 10, 1702. 

(j). Dorcas, b. Nov. 4, 1704. 

{4). Jason, b. Aug. 10, 1708. 

(5). Jehiell, b. Sept. 19, 17 10. 

(6). Phineas, b. Sept. 28, 1714. 

"Chloe dau. John and Elizabeth (may be error) d. 
Sept. I, 1739 in her 38th year." 

V. Phineas, sixth child John and Sarah Hoolt, b. 
Sept. 28, 1 714; d. Dec. 30, 1779, in his 68 year; md. 
Martha, who d. "wife 
of Phineas," Ap. 10, 1795, aged 74? (New Haven) 
(should be widow?). 

"Capt. Phineas d. June 24, 1797, in his 52 year" (grand- 

Mrs. Sarah, wife Phineas, d. Feb. 12, 1768, in her 20th 

IV. Daniell, second son Abraham and Hannah Thomp- 
son, b. 1679; d. Nov. 2, 1723, aged 44; md. in New 
Haven, Jan. 16, 1702, Sarah Bassett. 

V. Children Daniell and Sarah Bassett: 

(i). Stephen, b. Jan. 2, 1702-3; md. Sarah English; (2) 
Ann Bishop. 

1 88 Bradley of Essex County 

(2). Daniell, b. Aug. 5, 1706; d. Feb. 9, 1773; md. 

Abigail Punchard, Feb. 2, 1726-7. 
(j). Sarah, b. May i, 1710; (d. Nov. 5, 1756?); (prob. 

md., 1730, to Daniel Norton of Guilford, b. Jan. 17, 

1707; d. Dec. 4, 1789). 
(4). Amos, b. May 12, 1712. 
(5). Hannah, b. May 19, 171 6. 
(<5). Moses, b. Aug. 4, 1721. 

Probate, Oct. 30, 1723 Daniel B. Late of New Haven. 
Wife Sarah; sons, Stephen, Daniel, Amos, Moses; daus. 
Sarah, Hannah; Daniel and Sarah are minor ch. Value 
of estate £882-14-10. Sarah and Stephen Bradley ex. 
of Daniel B. 

V. Stephen, first child Daniel and Sarah Bassett, 
b. Jan. 2, 1702-3; d. Sept. 3, 1740, in his 37 year; md. 
Sarah Enghsh, b. Feb. 1 704 ; he md. (2) Ann Bishop, b. 
June, 1700. 

Administration of estate of Stephen Bradley, late of 
New Haven, Dec. 3, 1740; his bro. Daniel; Sarah, minor 
dau. of Stephen; her uncle Daniel to be her guardian, 
Oct. 28, 1745; Daniel is guardian to Sarah, Elisha, Josiah, 
all minor children of Stephen. Daniel was formerly 
guardian to Moses, minor son of Stephen. 

ni. Benjamin, sixth son William and Alice Prichard, 
b. New Haven, Ap. 8, 1657; d. bef. 

; md. Oct. 29, 1677, Ehzabeth Thomp- 
son, dau. John, b. June , 1657; d. Nov. 3, 1718; Ben- 
jamin md. (2) Aug. 12, 1 7 19, Mary Sackitt. 

IV. Children Benjamin and Elizabeth Thompson: 

(7). Elizabeth, b. Sept. 11, 1678. 

(2). 5am/?, b. June 17, 1680; md. Jan. 10, 1705, to Samuel 

Bradley of Essex County 189 

(j). Hannah, b. Ap. 18, 1682; md. Feb. 3, 1708-9, to 

Joseph Lines. 
{4). Susanna, b. July 10, 1684. 
(5). Mary, b. Ap. 15, 1687. 
{6). Desire, b. Ap. 19, 1690, 

(7). Benjamin, Jr., b. Oct. i, 1692; md. Martha Tuttle. 
{8). Abner, b. March 6, 1695; md. Abigail Gilbert, 
(p). Caleb, b. May, 1700; md. Thankful Hotchkiss, b. 

June , 1 701. 

1699 Mar. 19 Benjamin was "sergeant." 
Probate, New Haven. Abner B. ex. will of Sergt. Ben- 
jamin B., late of New Haven; his wife Sarah -f"^ sons Ben- 
jamin, Caleb, Abner; daus. : Elizabeth, Hannah, Susannah, 
and Sarah, deceased; Sarah's children; mention of John 
Bradley. Inventory: value of estate £566-16-08: Ap. 
10, 1728. 

IV. Benjamin, seventh child Benjamin and Elizabeth 
Thompson, b. Oct. i, 1692; d. Dec. 5, 1726; md. 

, Martha Tuttle, b. Ap. , 1697. 

V. Children Benjamin, Jr., and Martha Tuttle: 

Moses, b. 
Daniel, b. 
Andrew, b. June, 1723. 

Probate, New Haven. Benjamin Bradley, his widow 
Martha; his sons Moses and Daniel, his minor child 

IV. Abner, eighth child Benjamin and Elizabeth 
Thompson, b. March 6, 1695; d. Oct. 27, 1778, in his 
83rd year; md. , Abigail Gilbert of 

New Haven, b. Dec. 1698; d. May 31, 1764, in her 66th 

' "Having Endowed my Beloved wife Sarah before marryage I now 
Confirm the same to her." lo Ap., 1728; will of Sergt. Benjamin Bradley. 

190 Bradley of Essex County 

V. Children Abner and A bigail Gilbert: 

Abigail, b. d. Aug. 7, 1739, 

aged 9. 
Mary, h. d. Aug. 9, 1739, 

aged II. 
Abner, b. d. Ap. 28, 

1747, in his 24th year. 

Probate, New Haven. Will of Abner Bradley, probated 
"Dec. 3d, Monday, 1778:" Nathaniel and Sarah Mix ex- 
ecutors: "advanced in years"; "eldest dau. widow Sarah 
Mix": dau. Mabel, wife of James Allen; dau. Desire wife 
of Stephen Allen; dau. Martha, wife of Hezekiah Tuttle; 
grandson Nathaniel Mix; date of will March 5, 1778. 

III. Nathaniel, eighth child WilHam and Alice Pri- 
chard, b. New Haven, Feb. 26, 1660; d. "Mr. Nathaniel" 
Aug. 17, 1743; md. Ruth Dickerman (1687?), dau. Abra- 
ham Dickerman and Mary Cooper, b. Ap. 5, 1668; d. May 
15, 1725: "Mrs. Ruth wife Mr. Nathaniel"; he md. (2) 
Mercy Mansfield Thompson, widow, b. 1667. 

IV. Children Nathaniel and Ruth Dickerman: 

(i). James, b. Oct. 12, 1688; md. May 26, 17 14, Sarah 

(2). Ruth, b. Jan. 23, 1 690-1 ;md. June 25, 171 2, to Daniel 

(j). Miriam, b. July 4, 1698; was md. to Joseph Basset, 

Jan. 18, 1721-2; b. July, 1698. 
{4). Nathaniel, b. May 16, 1701. 

Probate: New Haven, Nov. 23, 1742. Will of Natha- 
niel: Wife Mercy, sons James, Nathaniel; grandsons 
Stephen, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Jonathan, Jonah, Joel 
Atwater: granddaughters Mary Atwater, Phebe Hotch- 
kiss, Abigail Atwater, and Lydia Bassett. 

Bradley of Essex County 191 

II. Nathan, b. ("20 in 1658"); (half-brother 

of WilHam); d. Guilford, 

Nov. 10, 1 713; md. Hester Griswold, dau. Michael 

Griswold of Wethersfield, and had eight children; he md. 
(2) Aug. 21, 1694, Hannah Munson Tuttle, dau. Thos. 
Munson, and widow of Joseph Tuttle, of New Haven; 
bap. June 11, 1648; d. Nov. 30, 1695; he md. (3) Mary 

, who d. 

III. Children Nathan and Hester Griswold: 

(i). Abigail, b. md. 

Thomas Willard, both of Glfd., July 8, 1689. 
(2). Anna, "dau. Nathan and Hester," b. Glfd., Nov. 

16, 1669; md. July 17, 1688, to Jonathan Murray 

(who is said to have come from Scotland abt. 1687?); 

d. Aug. 27, 1747. 
(j). Mary, b. Glfd., March 13, 1672; md. Caleb Mix; 

(2) Josiah Tuttle. 
(4). Hester, "dau. Nathan and Hester," b. Glfd., Nov. 

2, 1674; d. Feb. 20, 1678. 
(5). Hester, " dau. Nathan and Hester," b. Glfd., Ap. 17, 

1 677 ; md. Mayhall (Marshall ?) . 

{6). Daniel, son "Nathan and Hester," b. June 10, 1680. 
(7). Nathannoah, son "Nathan and Hester," b. Glfd., 

Sept. 17, 1685. 
((?). Patiens, "dau. Nathan and Hester," b. Glfd., Ap. 

6, 1688. 

Nathan was presented for freeman at the court held at 
Hartford, May 13, 1669. 

Probate, Hartford; will of Michael Griswold of Wethers- 
field; d. Sept. 1684; will dated Sept, 1678; "daughter 
Hester Bradley, her children Ann, Abigail, Mary and 

Probate; New Haven: Estate Hannah Bradley, March 
26, 1695; "my husband Bradley," dau. Susannah, oldest 

192 Bradley of Essex County 

son Joseph, youngest children Elizabeth and Hannah; son 
Samuel. "I Hannah Tuttle, formerly;" "my former 
husband's estate" ; " my son." Her oldest son was Joseph 
Tuttle (she had sons and daughters by her first husband). 

*' Hannah Bradley, late of Guilford, alias Tuttle, for- 
merly of New Haven." 

Probate, New Haven: Will of Nathan Bradley, late 
of Guilford: Nathannoah ex. will dated Feb. 2, 1709. 
Wife Mary; daus. Abigail Willard, Mary Mix, Esther 
Mayhall, Patience, son Thomas Willard. 

HI. Nathannoah, second son Nathan and Hester 
Griswold, b. Glfd. Sept. 17, 1685; d. ("Mr.") Nov. 18, 
1764, in the 70th year of his age; md. Oct. 3, 17 10, Mary 
Hatch of Falmouth, Mass., b. (1689?); 

d. "wife of NN." March 20, 1754 in Glfd. in her 66th 

IV. Children Nathannoah and Mary Hatch: 

Nathan, son Nathannoah and Mary, b. Glfd., Dec. 31, 
1714; d. June 6, 1723. 

Noah, son Noah and Mary, b. Glfd., Dec. 27, 172- (prob. 
20 or 22 — edge of page in records gone); md. Eliza- 
beth Clark, both of Glfd., Nov. 5, 1752. 

Ebenezer, son NN and Mary, b. Sept. 19, 1720. 

Esther, dau. NN and Mary 

d. Nov. 7 — (Records in bad condition). 

Abigail, dau. NN. and Abigail (prob. error and should 
be Mary), b. Glfd., June 25, (1713?). 

Nathan B. son of Noah; d. June 28, 1763. 

n. Stephen, b. (England?), ("17 in 1658"); d. June 
20, 1702 (of Guilford); md. Nov. 9, 1663, Hannah Smith, 
dau. George Smith and Sarah , of 

New Haven, she d. 1 69-; he 

md . (2) Sarah 

Bradley of Essex County 193 

///. Children Stephen and Hannah Smith: 

(7). Hannah, dau. St. and Han., b. Sept. i, 1664; d. Dec. 

16, 1692; was md. to Daniel Bishop of Glfd., 1688; he 

d. Ap. 17, 1751. 
(2). Sarah, dau. St. and Han., b. Glfd., Feb. 14, 1665-6; 

d. Oct. 7, 1667, 
(j). Stephen, Jr., son St. and Han., b. Glfd., Oct. i, 1668; 

md.; ch. 
(4). Daniel, son St. and Han., b. Oct. 21, 1670; d. June 

27, 1703. 
(5). Elizabeth, dau. St. and Han., b. Dec. 31, 1671; d. 

Oct. 31, 1732; md. Isaac Griswold, of Killingworth ; he 

d. June 13, 1727; she md. (2) William Wellman (?) 
(6). Abraham, h. May 13, 1674; md. May 9, 1697, Jane 

Leming of Long Island. 
(7). Sarah, h. Oct. 17, 1676; md. May 9, 1697, to Thomas 

Griswold of Wethersfield ; he d. Oct. 19, 1729, aged 

abt. 56: " both of Guilford." 

1660, May I, Stephen takes oath of fidelity at New 

1669, May 13, Presented for freeman at court held at 

1686 Sergeant Stephen Bradley is one of four who 
purchase land from the Indians. 

1690 He is ensign of dragoons tor Hartford county. 

1692 He is lieutenant and deputy to the general court : 
also deputy 1693, 1694, 1696. 

1 698 he is captain and deputy ; also deputy 1 700 and 1 70 1 . 

Probate court. New Haven. Estate of Capt. Stephen 
Bradley, deceased, of Guilford, his widow Sarah. Value 
of estate £242-04-03d. Abraham Bradley made oath 
to the inventory, July 6, 1702. 

III. Stephen, Jr., third ch. Stephen and Hannah 
Smith, b. Glfd., Oct. i, 1668; d. ( 1701); 

194 Bradley of Essex County 

md. "abt. the 15 day of Nov." 1693, Sarah Ward, both 
of Glfd., dau. Andrew Ward of Killingworth, and Tryal 
Meigs, his wife, (b. Nov. 15, 1674?); d. 

IV. Children Stephen, Jr., and Sarah Ward: 

(i). Joseph, b. Aug. 4, 1694; d. Apr. 3, 171 2. 

(2). Stephen, "son St. and Sarah," b. Glfd., Aug. 5, 1695 
(96?); (md. Sarah , who d. "wife 

Stephen," June 5, 1726 se 22I); (md. [2] Jemima 
Cornwall ?). 

(j). Daniel, "son St. and Sarah," b. Dec. 22, 1698; d- 
June 27, 1703. 

(4). John, "son St. and Sarah," b. Glfd., Nov. 4, 1702 
(Nov. 7, 1700?); d. Hartford, Jan. 21, 1778, aged 77; 
md. Aug. 16, 1726, Mercy French, dau. Ebenezer, both 
of Glfd.; d. Ap. , 1777, se 76, and had four children: 
Sarah, John, Lucy, Aaron. (East Glfd. rec.) 

Estate of Stephen Bradley late of Guilford: date of 
inventory Oct. 31, 1701. "Sarah Stone, wife of Benj. 
Stone of Glfd : late widdow and Relict of Stephen Bradlye 
Jr." Stephen and John sons of the deceased: Feb. 21, 

Ill, Abraham, sixth child Stephen and Hannah 
Smith, b. Glfd., May 13, 1674; d. Glfd., Ap. 20, 1721; 
"aged 46 yrs. iimos. 8days" ("Lieut. Ab. B :") ; md. 
Glfd., July 13, 1697, Jane Leming of Long Island; he 
md. (2) Abigail Leete, dau. Andrew Leete and Elizabeth 
Jordan his wife; she md. (2) Ebenezer Stone and d. Ap. 
16, 1767, aged 84. 

IV. Children of Abraham and Jane Leming: 
(7). Jane, dau. Ab. and Jane, b. Glfd., Sept. 10, 1698; 

md. to John Fosdick, son of Samuel of New London, 

March, 1720; d. Feb. 7, 1747. 
(2), Hannah, dau. Ab. and Jane, b. Glfd., Feb. 18, 1700-1 . 
(j). Abraham, son Ab. and Jane, b. Glfd., July 26, 1702; 

Bradley of Essex County 195 

md. Reliance Stone, both of Glfd., Aug. (7?), 1728, 

and had ch. 
{4). Obedience, dan. Ab. and Jane, b. Glfd., Dec. 9, 1705; 

md. (Stephen Spencer?), both of Glfd., Nov. 5, 172- 

(1728 or 29). ■ 
(5). Lucy, dau. Ab. and Jane, b. Glfd., May 22, 1707. 
{6). Daniell, son Ab. and Jane, b. Glfd., Oct. 18, 1710; 

md. Abigail Hand, both of Glfd., Nov. 20, 1734; 

"Ann, dau. Daniel B., of Glfd., bap. Mar. 22, 1746." 
(7). Sarah, dau. Ab. and Jane, b. Glfd., Feb. (11?), 171 1- 

(8). Joseph, son Ab. and Jane, b. Nov. 6, 1713 (?) (very 

indistinct, edge of page gone); md. Oct. 15, 1740, 

Priscilla Rediield of Killingworth, he of Glfd. : Bani{l) , 

son Joseph and Priscilla, b. Feb. 12, 1745. 

Probate, Guilford, Abraham Bradley of Guilford, 
deceased. Dec. 19, 1722. Abigail, widow Abraham ; there 
are three sons, Abraham the oldest; and Daniel and 
Joseph minors; also three daughters, Jane the oldest, 
Obedience and Sarah; the last two minors. There is an 
inventory which is very long and on which we find "forty 
gallons of rum"; dated Oct. 9, 1721. 

IV. Abraham, third ch. Abraham and Jane Leming, 
b. Glfd. July 26, 1702; d. 

md. Aug. (7?) 1728; Reliance Stone both of Glfd. and had 
children; (he, possibly md. (2) Ami , who 

d. Jan. 26, 1759, in her 40th yr.). 

V. Children Abraham and Relia?ice Stone: 

(i). Sarah, b. Feb. 17, 1728-9. 

(2). Abraham, h. Dec. 11, 1731 ; md. Jean ; 

who d. "wife Abraham B." Oct. 30, 1778, in her 41st 

year (Glfd.). 
(j). Hannah, b. Oct. 27, 1734. 
(4). Leaming, b. June i, 1737. 

196 Bradley of Essex County 

(5). Luie, b. Dec. 10, 1739. 
(6). Beata, b. Ap. 7, 1742. 
(7). Peleg, b. Dec. 8, 1744. 
(8). Thomas, b. Oct. 14, 1750. 

"Mrs. Amy consort Capt. Abraham B, d. S. 3, 1795 in 
her 53d year." Their dau. Mary, d. Jan. 29, 1781, aged 
8 mos. 


Certain features in connection with Francis Bradley 
of Fairfield, Connecticut, make this family of decided 
interest, and would indicate that it was of the same blood 
as the Bradleys of Essex County, Massachusetts, and 
those of New Haven. The compiler is of opinion that 
the original family was from the East Riding of Yorkshire, 
from the vicinity of Rowley, and that some member or 
members, perhaps in the seventeenth century, removed 
into Warwickshire and became established in Coventry. 
It is interesting to note that in i6i i in Yorkshire, Elizabeth 
Bradley brings suit against Banks for killing her hus- 
band Francis Bradley in October of the year 1 608 . Francis 
was an uncommon name in those days and the authors 
of Family Notes of the Francis Bradleys of Fairfield, Conn., 
have exercised great restraint in dealing with their an- 
cestry. It would hardly have seemed out of place to 
assume that this murdered Francis was the ancestor of 
Francis of Fairfield, who is mentioned as Theophilus 
Eaton's man, and may easily have come to this country 
with that great person who was born and brought up in 
Coventry, so says the author of Family Notes. The 
author even thinks it possible that William Bradley of 
New Haven was a near relative, and judging from the 
names to be found among the children and near descend- 
ants of Francis: — Daniel, Joseph, Martha, Ruth, Nathan 
and Benjamin — this would seem likely. There is also a 
tale of a tankard with a coat of arms engraved upon it, 
and said to have been inherited by a granddaughter of 


198 Bradley of Essex County 

Capt, Stephen Bradley of Guilford, Connecticut. This 
coat of arms differs materially from that heretofore sup- 
posed to belong to the Bradleys, — for the tankard bears 
(gules) a chevron (argent?) between three boars' heads, 
couped (presumably or?) ; all this very clear and authori- 
tative and of great interest to every member of the 
Bradley family. {Visitation of Warwick: 1619.) 

Francis of Fairfield is said to have been born in England 
abt. 1625, prob. d. Oct. 1689. Inventory of estate Oct. 
22, 1689. Mentioned in New Haven 1657; removed to 
Branford, then to Fairfield 1660. Was brother to John 
of London who d. in London 1697; a letter from this John 
to his brother Francis being still extant in the Fairfield 
records and proving the relationship. Francis md., 
shortly after his removal to Fairfield, Ruth the daughter 
of John Barlow. In 1665 Francis has a house and lot in 
the village. "Francis of Fayrefield 1664" "was (with 
others) accepted to be made free." 

Children of Francis and Ruth Barlow: 

(/). Ruth, b. (abt. 1662). 

(2). John, b. abt. 1664; d. Feb. 1793; farmer; md. abt. 
1690, Hannah, dau. Thomas and Ann (Turney) Sher- 

(j). Abigail, b. abt. 1667. 

(4). Francis, b. abt. 1670; (d. 1711; md. Sarah Jackson, 

(5). Daniel, b. abt. 1673 

(6). Joseph, b. abt. 1676. 

(7). Mary, b. Dec. 5, 1679. 

III. Joseph, b. Sept. 17, 1701; d. March i, 1770; 
md. June 20, 1724, Olive, dau. Samuel Hubbell, Jr. 

Francis settHng in Branford may mean that he is a 
near relative of Isaac who seems so difficult to place; 

Bradley of Essex County 199 

Isaac's children also bear Bradley names, and William, 
while not a Bradley name in its wide sense, was an unusual 
name in those days and would seem to the compiler to 
have great significance in this connection. A William 
Bradley appears earlier as of Sheriff -Hutton in the county 
of York, and there seems also to have been a William of 
Coventry, Warwick, who is said to have been the father 
of a Francis (aged 24 in 1619), of Thomas and of William; 
this latter William with four daughters and an infant 
son in 1 61 9. {Visitation of Warwickshire.) 


(The names in the roll of Revolutionary soldiers do not appear here, as 
they are given alphabetically on pages 174-177.) 

Aaron Porter, 147 

Abbie Jean, 114 

Abby L., 143 

Abby Louise, 92 

Abiah, loi, 148, 151, 152, 183 

Abiah Emery, 102 

Abiel, 152 

Abigail, 91, 100, 102, 103, 108, 131, 

141, 142, 148, 151, 182, 183, 190, 

191, 192, 198 
Abigail Ayer, 92 
Abner, 189, 190 
Abraham, 27, 46, 47, 49, 53, 84, 136, 

148, 149, 150, 151, 180, 182, 185, 

193, 194, 195, 196 
Albert Gallatin, 144, 146 
Alice Louise, 90 
Alice Whitman, 120 
Alphonso Harlow, 146 
Amiah, 140 
Amos, 85, 88, 144, 188 
Andrew, 189 
Ann, 112, 154 
Ann Eliza, 92 
Ann Whittier, 117 
Anna, 13, 105, 142, 183, 191 
Anna Kerwin, 148 
Anne, 108 
Apphia, 148 
Arthur Herbert, 147 
Asa, 152 

Asa Currier, 144, 145 
Asa Foster, 152 


Beata, 196 

Benjamin, 11, 139, 141, 142, 144, 
151, 181, 182, 188, 189 

Benjamin, Jr., 189 
Benjamin Franklin, 145 
Bertha Bartlett, 93 
Betsey, 105, 146 
Betty, 139, 141, 151 
Brickett, 91, 93 

Caleb, 88, 104, 105, 185, 189 

Caleb Low, 91, 93 

Caleb Low Ayer, 93 

Caroline, no 

Caroline L., in 

Catherine, 117 

Charles, 112, 117, 119, 120, 121, 122, 

129, 143, 144 
Charles, Jr., 120, 121 
Charles Augustus, 89 
Charles de Hart, 93 
Charles Dustan, 90 
Charles Edward, 90 
Charles Frederick, 153 
Charles Harrison, 123 
Charles Herbert, 147, 148 
Charles How, 144 
Charles John, 144 
Charles Osgood, 124 
Charles Smith, 118, 119 
Charles Trueworth, 92 
Charles Wesley, 146 
Charles William, 144 
Charles Wilson, 123 
Charlotte M., no 
Charlotte Marian, 144 
Chloe, 187 

Christopher Columbus, 123, 124 
Clara, 115 

Clementina Baker, 117 
Cyrus, 144, 145 
Cyrus Parker, 152, 153 



Index to Bradley Names 


Daniel I., 21 

Daniel II., 22, 23 

Daniel III., 24, 25 

Daniel IV., 26, 28, 29-42, 44-49, 
52, 53 

Daniel, 7, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 
20, 26, 44, 47, 49, 53, 54, 55, 
56, 82, 84, 94, 95, 97, 98, 99, 
loi, 163, 180, 182, 184, 185, 
189, 191, 193, 194, 198 

Daniel Sanger, 114 

Daniell, 185, 188, 195 

David, 95, 102, 103, 160, 161, 184 

David Emery, 153 

David Merrill, 152 

Deliverance, 13 

Desire, 184, 185, 189 

Dorcas, 187 

Dudley, 98, 100 


Ebenezer, 140, 144, 145, 185, 192 

Edith Irene, 153 

Edward, 17, 89 

Edward Franklin, 90 

Edward H., 143 

Edward Woodbury, 99 

Electa T., 152 

Eliza, 142 

Eliza Ann, 92, 100, 143, 145 

Elizabeth, 12, 13, 15, 16, 88, 89, 
95, 100, loi, 104, 112, 131, 140, 
149, 152, 160, 184, 188, 193, 197 

Elizabeth H., no 

Elizabeth Mehitable, 114 

Elizabeth Page, 89 

Elize, 185 

Ella Clara, 153 

Ella Harriet, 153 

Ellen, II, 24, 25, 180 

Ellen Brickett, 94 

Ellen Cummings, 118 

Ellen Lucretia, 94 

Elvira, 123 

Elvira Frances, 123 

Emily, 143 

Emily Cummings, 118, 123 

Emma Pendleton, 122 

Enoch, 85, 91, 92 

Enoch Low, 92 

Enoch Moody, 92 

Enos, 187 

Esther, 181, 185, 192 
Ezekiel, 104 

Fannie Webster, 117 

Fanny, 115, 116 

Fanny Stockbridge, 115 

Fanny Swan, no 

Foster, 152 

Frances Sumner, 118 

Francis, 3, 103, 197, 198, 199 

Francis Edwin, 103 

Frank Albert, 153 

Frank Scott, 146 

Frank Wandell, 93 

Frederic, 113 

Frederic Moulton, 117 

Frederick Oliver, 153 

George, 13, 14, 109, in, 112 

George Andrew, 145 
George Brickett, 94, 99 
George Edwin, 143 
George L., in 
George Lothrop, 119, 121 
George Valentine, 143 
George Washington, 146 
George Willington, 93 
Gilbert, 146, 147 
Grant Sheridan, 148 
Granville, 116, 117 


Hannah, 27, 47, 49, 51, 54, 59, 60, 
62, 68-75, 77. 80, 81, 85, 88, 
95, 100, loi, 104, 105, 108, 139, 
185, 188, 189, 193, 194, 195 

Hannah Challis, 97 

Hannah Elizabeth, 99 

Hannah Jane, 94 

Hannah Peters, 152 

Harriet, no 

Harriet Jessie, 147 

Harriet Lewis, 90 

Harriot, 99, 103 

Harrison, 112, 117, 123 

Harry C, 146 

Hazen, 105 

Helen Osgood, 116 

Henry, 13, 14, 115 

Henry Eno, 93 

Henry Harrison, 124 

Index to Bradley Names 


Henry Newell, 139 
Henry Osgood, 114, 115 
Henry Prescott, 92, 93 
Hester, 191 
Hezekiah, 105 
Horatio Hunt, 121 

Ira, 142 

Isaac, 27, 46, 47, 49, 52, 53, 84, 131, 

132, 133. 134. 135. 136, 137. 141. 

142, 144, 184, 185, 198, 199 
Isaac, Jr., 140 
Isaiah, 104, 105 
Israel, 142 
Ithamar, 104 

James, 85, 112, 142, 143, 185, 190 

James Henry, 143 

James Saunders, 119 

Jane, 194 

Janet Laurie, 119 

Jason, 187 

Jehiell, 187 

Jeremiah, 104, 105, 148, 151 

Jeremiah Pay son, 99 

Jesse, 141, 146, 147 

Jessie Gordon, 117 

John, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 113, 114, 

115, 131, 137, 140, 141, 146, 

147, 154, 159, 160, 161, 181, 

185, 187, 194, 198 
John Adams, in 
John Albert, 143 
John B., 109, no 
John E., 115 
John Erving, 115, 116 
John Eugene, 143 
John Osgood, no 
Jonathan, 98, 99, 104, 107, in, 112, 

113, 116, 117, 138, 148, 151, 

153, 154, 155-159, 167, 183 

Joseph, 7, II, 26, 44, 46, 47, 48, 
49, 52, 53, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 
65, 68, 76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 
83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 91, 92, 
98, 106, 107, 109, 132, 136, 139, 
141, 142, 163, 180, 182, 183, 
185, 194, 195, 198 

Joseph Edwin, no 

Joseph Manton, 119, 120, 121 

Joseph Manton, Jr., 121 

Joseph Noyes, 145 

Joshua, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 28, 29, 

30, 88, 96, 97, 105, 180 
Joshua Merrill, 93, 94 
Joshua Webster, 116, 117 
Josiah, 154 
Judith, 14, 105, 142 


Katherine, 116 
Katherine Elizabeth, 153 

Laura Elizabeth, 145 

Laura Whittier, 145 

Leaming 195 

Leonard Wadsworth, 89, 90 

Leonice Howard, 89 

Leverett, 93, 99 

Lidia, 131, 185 

Lidya, 183 

Lizzie de Hart, 93 

Lois, 96, 142, 

Loisa, 105 

Louisa, 92, 152 

Louisa Shaw, 90 

Lucretia, 13 

Lucretia Brickett, 94 

Lucy, 195 

Luie, 196 

Lydia, 15, 95, 98, 100, 104, 105, 141 


Mabel, 183 

Marantha Wilson, 94 

Margaret, 14, 121 

Margaret Bower, 92 

Margaret Harrison, 120 

Maria, 105, 142 

Maria Gilbert, 92 

Maria H., no 

Maria Sanger, 114 

Martha, 16, 26, 47, 49, 50, 56, 85, 
88, 95, 146, 149, 180, 182, 184 

Martha Elizabeth, 139 

Martha Page, 94 

Mary, 10, 15, 16, 26, 44, 47, 48, 50, 
54,91,95, loi, 105, no, 112, 
138, 140, 142, 153, 160, 161, 180, 
182, 184, 189, 190, 191, 198 

Mary Ann, 109 

Mary Brown, 100 

Mary Emerson, 120 

Mary Hazen, 103 


Index to Bradley Names 

Mary Low, 91, 92, 93 
Mary Manton, 119 
Matilda Catherine, 123 
Mehitable, 56, 100, 103, 104, 131, 

140, 148, 154 
Mehitable Dow, 93 
Merian, 131 
Merrel, 107 
Miriam, 104, 138, 190 
Moses, 95, 100, loi, 108, 131, 138, 

140, 188, 189 
Moses Dow, 144, 145, 146 
Moses Eaton, 140 


Nathan, 15, 142, 143, 191, 192 
Nathaniel 11, 15,24, 25, 95, loi, 131, 

138, 139, 180, 181, 182, 190 
Nathannoah, 191, 192 
Nehemiah 56, 88, 103, 104 
Noah, 192 


Obadiah, 160 

Obedience, 195 

Oliver Osgood, 97 

Osgood, 113 

Osgood, Jr., 114, 115, 116 

Patiens, 191 
Patty, 91 
Peleg, 196 

Peter, 13, 95, 96, 103 
Peter M., 152 
Phebe, 183 
Philbrick, 151 
Phineas, 187 
Polly Osgood, 109 
Prudence, 106 


Rebeckah Plummer, 144, 145 

Rhoda, 88 

Richard, 13, 159 

Richard Frazer, 91 

Ruth, 54, 55, 88, 94, 95, 131, 138, 

140, 141, 142, 151, 184, 190, 


Sadie, 115 
Sally, 146 

Samuel, 17, 57, 94, 96, 97, 98, 148, 
150, 151, 154, 156-159, 182, 183, 
184, 185 

Samuel Prescott, 92, 93 

Sarah, 3, 27, 47, 49, 51, 56, 88, 89, 
91,94,96,98, 100, loi, 102, 105, 
108, 112, 113, 138, 139, 140, 
142, 152, 181, 183, 184, 188, 

193, 195 
Sarah Ann, 118, 122, 123 
Sarah Brown, 100 
Sarah Jane, 99, 100 
Sarah Maria, 94 
Sarah Olivia, 114 
Sarah Smith, 116 
Seth Eastman, 152 
Shephard Harriman, 146 
Simeon, 98, 100 
Simon, 104 
Sophia, 142 
Stephen, 3, 11, 24, 25, loi, 179, 180, 

187, 188, 192, 193, 194, 198 
Stephen, Jr., 193, 194 
Susan, 119, 129 
Susan Amanda, 123 
Susan Jane, 116 
Susan Mary, 118 
Susanna, 98, 108, 113, 124, 140, 153, 

160, 189 
Susannah, 15, 139, 160 


Thankfull, 183 

Thomas, 16, 196, 199 

Thomas Osgood, 109, in, 113, 116 

Timothy, 148, 151, 152 

Timothy, Jr., 151, 152 

Timothy Mathew, 152 


Walter Wadsworth, 90 

Ward, 104 

Warren Baker, 117 

William, 11, 12, 15, 16,24,25,57,65, 
99, 104, 107, 108, 109, no. III, 
112, 129, 130, 138, 139, 140, 
178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 184, 
185, 197, 199 

William Crocker, 89 

William Lewis, 90 

William Osgood, ill 

William Parker, 139 

Wingate, 96, 97 


Abbot, Revd. Abiel, 73 
Adams, James, 77, 123 
John G., Ill 
Louisa, no 
William, 22 
Addington, John, 58, 67 
Alexander, John, 125 
Allen, Alice, 12 
Desire, 190 
Elizabeth Bradley, 12 
Ellen, 179, 180 
James, 190 
John, 12, 13, 23, 25, 179, 180, 

Mabel, 190 
Stephen, 190 
Allin, John, 83 
Ames, James Barr, 129 
John W., 127 
John W., Jr., 127 
Sarah, 127 
Andros, Sir Edmund, 14 
Appleton, Samuel, 22 
Archer, Henry, 22 
Atkinson, Nathaniel, 141 
Atwater, Abigail, 183, 190 
Abraham, 190 
Daniel, 190 
Isaac, 190 
Jacob, 190 
Joanna, 186 
Joel, 190 
Jonah, 190 
Jonathan, 190 
Joseph, 183 
Mary, 190 
Simeon, 88 
Stephen, 190 
At wood, Simeon, loi 

William, 87 
Ayer (Ayre, Ayr), Abigail, 93 

Elizabeth, 97, 100, loi, 102 

Hannah, 154 

Deacon James, 167 

James, 83, 170 

James 3d, 91 

Capt. Jonathan, 98 

Jonathan, 109 

Capt. Peter, 41 

Comet Peter, 43, 48 

Peter, 45 

Capt. Richard, 87 

Richard, 91 

Robert, 40, 41, 167, 168, 169 

Sally, 112 

Capt. Samuel, 59, 170 

Samuel, 45, 83, 141 

Sarah, 167 

Timothy, 86 

William, 112, 167 

William, Jr., 168 


Bailey, Jane Whitman, 120 
Marietta K., 142 
William Mason, 120 
Baker, Annette W., 117 

Mr., 17 
Ball, A. L., 124 

Banks, , 197 

Barbour, Harriet Ella, 153 

Stillman, 153 
Barker, Charlotte, 109 

John, 109 

Phebe, 109 

Susan B., 139 
Barlow, John, 198 

Ruth, 198 
Barnard, Ezekiel, 91, 140 

Lucretia Gove, 154 
Bams, Capt., 97 
Bartlett, Ann, 160 

Emmeline, 92 
Bassett, Joseph, 190 

Lydia, 190 

Sarah, 186 



General Index 

Batt, Ann, i66 
Bayley, Susannah, ii6 
Bean (Beane, Bane), James, 27, 51, 

John, 156, 157, 158, 159 

Sarah, 27, 49, 51 
Beecher, Sarah, 3 
Belden, Hannah, 13 

John, 13 
Belknap, Samuel, 33 
Bisbee, Josiah Vose, 117 
Bishop, Ann, 187, 188 

Daniel, 193 

Susannah, 179 
Bosworth, Susannah, 167 
Bouton, 150 

Bowles, Capt., Thomas, 102 
Boynton, John, 22 

William, 23 
Brackett (Brockett), Samuel, 

Bradbury, Thomas, 28 
Bradford, Sarah Alden, 126 
Bradstreet, Simon, 31 
Brewster, Francis, 181 

Jonathan, 13 
Brickett, Franklin, B., 93 

Moses, 139 
Bridges, Ed., 23 
Brintnall, Nancy, 112 
Brockett (Brackett), Samuel, 

Silence, 180, 182 
Brocklebank, Samuel, 31 
Bromley, A. A., 92 

Avery, 92 

Zipporah, 92 
Brooks, Preston S., 126 
Brown, Abiali, 143 

Charlotte, How, 143 

Elizabeth, 100 

George, 28, 34, 35 

Lt. George, 36, 40 

Capt. George, 43 

Harriet, 120, 147 

Joseph, 100, 143 

Mary Ann, 122 

William M., 123 
Brunner, Professor, 128 
Bryant, William Cullen, 125 
Burnham, Noah, 114 
Butler, Phebe, 151 
Butterfield, Abiah, 109 

Amos, 109 

Charles, 109 
Button, Mathias, 34 

Calfe, Richard, 154 

Robert, 131 
Carleton, John, 18, 27, 28, 30, 31 

Mehitable, 113 
Carrington, Peter, 183 
Carter, Jacob C, no 

Phebe, no 

Sawyer, no 
ChalHs, Judith, 140 
Chambers, Duncan, M. D., 119, I2I 

Helen McHenry, 121 
Chapman, Harriet, 116 
Chase, Abner, 151 

Charles Chauncey, 153 

Elizabeth W. 148J 

Hist. Haverhill, 57, 73 

Isaac, 151 

Josiah, 141 

Mary W., 147 

Susan Harriet, 15 
Chedsey (Chidsey), Elizabeth, 185 
Chenery, John, 27 
Chidsey (Chedsey), Ebenezer, 186 

Isaac, 186 
Christophers, Christopher, 13 

Richard, 13 
Clarges, Capt. Peter, 99 
Clark, Daniel, 33 

Elizabeth, 192 

John, 58 

Mary, 171, 172 

Susannah, no, ni 
Clayes, Capt., 97 
Clement, Abiah, 168 

Ehzabeth, 131 

John, 168, 169 

Robert, 48 
Clough, Abner, 155, 158 
Codman, Mrs. Abigail, 89 
Coffin, Mary, 168, 172 

Peter, 173 

Tristram, Jr., 148, 173 

Tristram, 172 
Colby, Joseph, 160 

Philbrook, 160 
Coleman, Thomas, 170 
Conant, Roger, 12 
Cooper, Mary, 190 
Corlis, Deborah, 69 

George, 59 

John, 91 
Croade, John, 46, 48 
Crocker, Josiah, 89 

Saraii, 88, 89, 90 

General Index 


Cromwell, Oliver, 65 
Cummings, Emery, 114 

Dr. Stephen, 118 

Sarah Ellen, 118 
Currier, Elizabeth, 144 

Miriam, 142 

Samuel, 18, 19, 20 


Dakin, Hannah, loc 
Dalton, Mary, 112 
Dane, Benjamin A., 116 
Davenport, John, 178 
Davies, Alice, 90 
Davis, Joannah, 59 

Judith, 26 

Mary, 26 
Day, Hannah, 107, 165 

John, 165, 166 

Robert, 23, 54, 165, 166 

Thomas, 166 
Dennison, Daniel, 14, 16, 30, 32 
Dexter, David, 88, loi, 141 

Sarah Blake, 122 
Dickerman, Abraham, 190 

Ruth, 181, 190 
Dingley, Emma, 116 
Dodge, Betsey, 139 
Dole, Dr., 48 

Sarah, 172, 173 
Dorman, Ephraim, 17 

Thomas, 17, 18, 30 
Dow, Dorcas, 33 

Hannah, 27, 54 

Martha, 27 

Moses, 142 

Stephen, 27, 40, 41, 54, 55 

Thomas, 33 
Drake, Samuel, 21 
Dresser, Elb ridge G., 100 

Jeremiah, 131 

Dubenee, , 77 

Duch, Goody, 23 

Dudley, Governor, 75, 76, 77, 78 

Joseph, 54 
Dustan, , 55 

Hannah, 57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 
64, 65, 66, 67, 85, 88, 107, 


Lydia, 165 
Martha, 165 
Polly, 105 

Thomas, 57, 58, 60, 64, 66, 67, 

Eastman, Abigail, 69 

Lt. Amos, 148 

Ebenezer, 83 

Hannah, 69, 70, 71 

Jonathan, 69, 70, 83, 86, 150, 

Philip, 33, 148 

Robert, 161 

Thomas, 33, 41 
Eaton, John, 103 

Jonathan, 83 

Capt. Joseph, loi, 102, 147 

Nathaniel, 102 

Samuel, 178 

Theophilus, 197 

Capt. Timothy, 113 

William, 137 
Eatton, John, 83, 86 

Sarah, 137 

Thankful, 140 

Thomas, 41 
Emerie, John, 22, 23 
Emery, Eliza Ann, 152 

Imogene, 146 

Isaac, 152 

John, Senr., 166, 167 

Nathan, 152 

Moses, 1 01 

Thomas, 165 
Emerson, Benjamin, 136, 149, 150 

John, 165 

John, Jr., 104 

Jonathan, 65, 107, 165 

Joseph, 86, 165 

Lydia, 103 

Mehitable, 65, 107, 165 

Michael, 64, 165, 166 

Nathaniel, 165 

Ralph Waldo, 127 

Robert, 41 

Thomas, 165 
English, Sarah, 187, 188 
Evans, Deborah Jane, 143 
Evarts, Elizabeth, 179 

John, 179 
Evens, Goody, 23 
Eymons, Edward, 18, 29 

Fairfield (diary), 55 

Fane (Fawne), Elizabeth, 169 

John, 169 
Farnum (Farnham), Rachel, 141 


General Index 

Farrington, Stephen, 148 
Faulkner, Edward, 23 
Faunds, Robert, 21 
Firmin, Giles, 13 
Fiske, Sary, 166 
Fitzgerald, —,151 
Flanders, Elizabeth, 145 
FoUansbee, Betsey, 146 
Folsom, Josiah, 149 

Mary, 154 

Susannah, 153, 154 
Ford, Robert, 35, 40, 47 
Fosdick, John, 194 

Samuel, 194 
Foster, Benjamin, 170 

Reginald, 170 

Sarah, 170 
Fowler, Joseph, 22 
Francis, Col. Ebenezer, 102 
Frazer, Frances Ellen, 90 
French, Ann, 170, 172 

Clarissa, 143 

Ebenezer, 194 

Edward, 170, 172 

Ephraim, 102 

Hannah, 170, 172 

Capt., Joshua, 98 

Mary, 194 

Mrs. Sarah, 85, 91 
Frye, Catherine C, 99 
Fuller, Annie M., 117 

Gage, Elizabeth, 141 

John, 22, 23, 24 

Joseph, 47, 49, 50, 53 

Josiah, 35, 40, 44, 53, 137, 149 

Major, 98, 130 
Gedney, Bartholomew, 47, 48 
Gilbert, Abigail, 189 

Humphrey, 22, 23 
Gile (Gils), Eleazer, 54 

Ephraim, 45, 47, 50, 52 

Martha, 47 

Robert, 47 

Samuel, 26 
Gilman, Daniel, 156 

Edward, 171, 172 

John, 170, 171 

Lydia, 167, 169, 171 

Robert, 171, 172 
Gils (Gile), Martha, 49, 50 

Ruth, 50 
Gleason, Capt., 97 

Capt. Micajah, 98 

Godfrey, John, 18, 28, 29, 30 
Gold, Esther, 186 
Goodhue, William, 22, 23 
Grannis, Mabel, 185 
Green, Elizabeth, 69 

Hannah, 156 

Peter, 69 
Greenleaf, Edmund, 172, 173 

Elizabeth, 141 

Judith, 168, 172, 173 

Moses, 102 
Griffing, John, 40 
Griswold, Hester, 191 

Isaac, 193 

Michael, 191 

Thomas, 193 


Hadley, George, 18, 28, 30 
Hall, Henry, Jr., 160 
Hamilton, George A., 114 
Hand, Abigail, 195 
Hanson, Elizabeth, 75 
Hardey, Sarah, 87 
Harriman, Abby G., 146 

Louisa N., 145 
Haseltine, Abraham, 48 

Hannah, 104 

Robert, 18, 30 
Hatch, Mary, 192 
Hazen, Ann, 154 
Hazzen, Richard, 84, 85 

Richard, Jr., 84, 86 

Sarah, 84 
Heald, Eleanor, 118 
Heard, Levi, 142 
Heath, Alma L., 145 

Bartholomew, 26, 44, 49, 50, 
51, 52, 162, 163 

Hannah, 51, 56, 57, 65, 162 

James, 26, 50 

John, 26, 56, 59, 162, 163, 164 

John, Jr., 131 

Joseph, 27, 50, 51, 52 

Josiah, Sen., 26, 59 

Josiah, Jr., 59 

Mary, 50, 161 
Hemingway, Mehitable, 184 
Hendrick, Daniel, 40 

Hannah, 14 
Hewetson, Dr., 126 
Hildreth, Abigail, 91, 92 
Hill, Catherine, 179 
Hiney, Maud E., 90 
Hodges, Andrew, 23 

General Index 


Hoit, Capt., 184 
Holden, Capt. John, 97 
Holdred (Holdridge), Isabel, 21, 27, 

Mary, 21 

Sarah, 21 

WilHam, 21, 27, 28, 31, 32, 33, 
Holt, Sarah, 160 
Hoolt, Sarah, 186 
Horwood, George F., 115 
Hotchkiss, Phebe, 190 

Samuel, 188 

Thankful, 189 
How, Anna (Nancy), 105 
Howe, Dudley Rogers, 122 

Henry Salton stall, 122 

Henry Wainwright, 122 

Isaac Redington, 122 

James Carleton, 122 

Nathaniel Saltonstall, 122 

Parkman Dexter, 122 

Susan Bradley, 122 
Hoyt, Daniel, 140 

Emma, 120 

Thomas, 140 
Hubbell, Olive, 198 

Samuel, 198 
Huguely, Elisheba, 123 
Humerston, Sarah, 190 
Hunt, Helen Nancy, 121 

Horatio Allen, 121 
Hurd Levi, 105 

Hutchinson {Hist, of Massachusetts 
Bay), 55 

Innis, Clara, 115 
Ives, Eunice, 184 


Jackson, Sarah, 198 
Jewett, Abraham, 31 

Jeremie, 30, 31 

John, 32 

Joseph, 30, 31 

Mr., 84 

Mrs., 84 
Johnson, Col., 87, loi, 102, 113, 147 

Edmund, 170 

Hannah, 179 

Harry Lincoln, 90 

Jonathan, 70 

John, 36, 179 

Lydia, 54 
Mary, 167, 170 
Peter, 167, 170, 171 
Robert, 181 
Capt. Samuel, 98, 130 
Thomas, 54, 149, 150 
William, 149, 150 
Jones, Thomas Newton, 116 
Jordan, Elizabeth, 194 
Joy, Sewell S., 143 


Kember, Ann, 172, 173 

Joanna, 172, 173 

Robert, 172, 173 
Kimball, Henry, 82 

Jonathan, no 

Lydia, 140 

Mehitable, 103 

Susannah, no 

William Eustis, no 
Kingsbury, Henry, 33 

John, 59 

Joseph, 50, 51 

Samuel, 33 

Thomas, 59 
Kinney, Col., 125 
Knight, Elizabeth, 106 
Knowlton, Elizabeth, 17 

John, 17 

Thomas, 23 

La Count, Mr., 78 
Ladd, Capt., 153 

Daniel, 155 

Daniel, Jr., 45 

Daniel, Sen., 35, 40 
Lane, Horace, 129 
Langmaid, David, 145 
Lear, Mary Ann, 117 
Leaver, Thomas, 10, 16, 180 
Leete, Abigail, 194 

Andrew, 194 

Mr., 179 
Leming, Jane, 193, 194, 195 
Leonardson, Samuel, 63, 67 
Lewis, Harriet, 89 

Phebe Billings, 121 
Lin don. Hen., 179 
Lines, Joseph, 189 
Linfurth, Thomas, 33, 34 
Little, Daniel, 86, 168 

George, 168, 173 


General Index 

Little (Continued) 

Joseph, i68, 172 

Sarah, 112, 167, 168 
Littlefield, John, 19 
Littlehale, Richard, 34 
Long, Robert, 23 
Lord, Robert, 29 
Lovekin (Lufkin), John, 158 
Lovel, Capt., 65 
Lovell, Thomas, 32 
Lovewell, John, 65 
Low, Mary, 91, 93 
Lufkin (Lovekin), John, 156, 158,159 
Lumbe, Judith, 180 
Lume, Ann, 16 

Judith, 11,16 

Susannah, 16 
Lyman, Caleb, 73 


Makepeace, Sarah Jane, 114 
Mansfield, Hannah, 186 

Japhet, 186, 187 
Manton, Joseph, 118 

Sarah, 118 
Marble, John, 85 
Marchant, Lewis, 75 
Marsh, Abigail, 102 

Hannah, 85, 86, 88 

Capt. Nathaniel, 130 
Marshall, Benjamin, 191 

Edmund, 23 

Esther, 192 
Mash, Constable, 42 

Onosephorus, 14, 42 
Mather, Cotton, 10, 57, 64, 65 
McClure, Lucretia, 123 
McFarland, Eunice, 112 

Major, 112 

Capt. Moses, 102 

Moses, Jr., 112 
McGlue, John, 123 
McKinley, President, 129 
Meigs, Tryal, 194 
Melvin, Benjamin, 154 

Capt., 156 
Merrill, Hannah, 93 

Nathaniel 3d, 149, 150 

Capt. Samuel, 98 
Mirick (History of Haverhill), 19, 

70, 73, 74, 80, 81 
Mitchell, James, 50 

Martha, 91 

Susannah, 97, 98, 99 
Mix, Caleb, 191 

Mary, 192 

Nathaniel, 190 

Nathaniel, Jr., 190 

Sarah, 190 
Mooers, Polly, 103 
Morcell, S. T. G., 123 
Morrill, Anna, 152 
Morrill, Deacon Laban, 152 
Moulthrop, Abigail, 183 

John, 182 
Moulton, Margaret, 171 

Ruth, 167, 170, 171 

William, 171 
Moyce, Hannah, 163, 164 

Joseph, 164 
Munson, Hannah, 191 

Samuel, 180, 182 

Thomas, 180, 191 
Murray, Jonathan, 191 


Neflf, , 55 

Mary, 59, 60, 61, 67 

William, 59 
Nelson, Philip, 30, 31 
Nixon, John, 98, 102 

Col. Thomas, 97 
Norton, Daniel, 188 
Noyes, , 151 

H. E., 136 

Sarah, 141 

Capt. Thomas, 13 


Ordway, Edward, 149 

Elizabeth, loi 
Osgood, Joseph, 109 

Mary, 109 

Sally, 97 

Sarah, 1 1 1 

Thomas, 109, in 

Packer, James, 28, 31 
Page, Elizabeth, 88 

Jesse, 91 

John, 40 

John, Jr., 41 

Joshua, 88 

Lucretia L., 93 
Palmer, Dudley B., 117 

EHzabeth, 168 

Henry, 168, 169 
Pardee, George, 184 

General Index 


Parmely, Elizabeth, 178 

John, 178, 179 

Nathaniel, 179 
Partridge, Ann, 164 

John, 164 

Mrs. Nathaniel, 89 

Sarah, 26, 56, 163, 164 

William, 164 
Payson, Eliphalet, 112 
Peabody, Francis, 17 
Pearley, Huldah, 105 
Peaslee, E. E., 137 

Moses, 146 
Peck, William, 179 
Pengry, Ann, 165 

Moses, 166 

Sarah, 166 
Penhallow {Indian Wars), 68 
Peters, Andrew, 42 

Charles Bradley, 123 

Edward Dyer, 123 

Eleanor Bradley, 123 

Frederic Watson, 123 

Henry Hunter, 123 

Henry Hunter, Jr., 123 

John, 42 

McClure, 123 

Obadiah, 156, 157, 158, 159 
Philbrick, Elizabeth, 148 

Thomas, 172 
Phillips, Col., 60 
Phipps, Capt. Spencer, 138 
Pike, Abigail, 97 

Major, 26 
Piner, Elizabeth, 144 
Pirkins, Mrs., 23 
Piatt, Jonathan, 32 
Plumley, Margaret, 127 
Pompey, 150 
Poor, AHce, 168, 172, 173 

George, 172 

John 3d, 109 

Joseph, 112 

Mary, 88 
Porter, Emery Moulton, 120 

Dr. George, 120 
Potter, Anth., 22 

James, 183 

Joseph, 183 
Preston, Roger, 21 
Prichard, Alice, 179, 180 

Roger, 180 
Prudden, Peter, 178 
Punchard, Abigail, 188 
Punderson, Lydia, 187 

Thomas, 186 

Putnam, Alfred, no 


Quimby, Lieut. Daniel, loi 


Rasle, Father, 68, 74 
Read, Benjamin Huger, 126 

Susan Chisholm, 126 
Redfield, Priscilla, 195 
Reed, Laura A., 124 
Richards, Benjamin, 148 

Col. Daniel, 92 

Elvira, 92 
Riley, Elizabeth, 119 
Ripley, Rev. Samuel, 126 

Sophia Bradford, 126 
Rix, Guy S., 70 
Roberts, Alexander, 156 
Robinson, Capt. John, 113 

Sarah, 184 
Rogers, Rev. Ezekiel, 10 
Rolfe, Rev. Benjamin, 56, 73, 81 

Mr., 59 
De Rouville, 81 
Rowlandson, Mary, 75 
Runnels, Leonard, 113 
Russell, Lucretia, 100 

Sackitt, Mary, 188 
Saltonstall, Colonel, 48 

Major, 58 

Nathaniel, 42 

Major Richard, 88, loi, 108, 

Richard, 47, 50, 51. 52, 53 

Sarah, 122 
Sanborn, John, 154 
Sanders, Anne Saltonstall, 122 

Charles Bradley, 122 

George, 122 

George Thomas, 122 

Helen Bradley, 122 

James, 137, 149 

Janet Rand, 122 

Mary Williams, 122 

Muriel Gurdon, 122 

Nathaniel Saltonstall Howe, 

Thomas, 122 
Sanger, Fanny, 114 


General Index 

Sargent, Nehemiah, 140 

Zebulon, 57 
Satchwell, Theophilus, 18, 30, 34 
Saunders, Charlotte Augusta, 119 

James M., 119, 149 
Schuyler, Col., 81 
Scott, Thomas, 17, 23 
Sewall, Samuel, 70, 75 
Seward, Secretary, 125, 126 
Shapleigh, Alexander, 171 

Catherine, 171 
Shatswell, Joanna, 167 

John, 167 

Mary, 166, 167 

Theophilus, 167 
Shattuck, Harriet, no 

Peter, no, in 

Susanna, in 
Shaw, Sarah, 92 
Sheldon, George, 73, 75. 76, 77. 78, 

79, 80, 81, 85 
Shepley, Joshua, 123 
Sherlock, Sophia, 121 
Sherwood, Ann Turney, 198 

Thomas, 198 • 

Silver, Thomas, 136 

Singletary, , 42 

Smiley, James, Jr., 100 
Smith, Abraham, 181 

Brockholst Mathewson, 120 

Lieut. Col. Calvin, 99 

Capt., 99 

George, 192 

George Morris, 120 

George Stillman, 89 

Hannah, 192 

Rev. Hezekiah, 118, 119 

Jonathan, 118 

Mary, 122 

Rev. S. F., 122 

Sarah, 118, 138 

Thomas, 21 
Somerby, Henry, 168, 172, 173 
Spencer, Stephen, 195 
Stagg, William, 21 
Staples, Susanna, 160, 161 
Stark, John, 148 
Stephens, John, 137 
Stevens, Abiah, 151 

Carrie Emma, 90 

David, 105 

Dionis, 172, 173 

Lucinda, 143 

Lydia, 100 

Mehitable, 104 

Robert, 173 

Stickney, William, 156, 158 
Stockbridge, Sarah, 115 
Stone, Abiah, loi 

Sarah, 194 
Studman, Isaac, 21 
Sumner, Charles, 126 
Sutton, Ebenezer, 194 

Lucy, in 

Reliance, 195 

Sarah, 194 
Swan, Robert, 34 
Swazey Sally, 129 
Symonds, Samuel, 17 

Taft, Mary Elizabeth, 121 
Talcott (manuscript), 179, 180 
Tappan, Col. Benjamin, 102 
Thayer, Abijah W., 122, 124 

Ezra Ripley, 127 

James Bradley, 125, 126 

Sarah Ripley, 127 

Theodora, W., 127 

William, 124 

William, Sydney, 125, 126 

(Jr.), 126, 127 

Thompson, Elizabeth, 181 

Hannah, 180, 186 

John, 185 

Mary Mansfield, 190 
Thoreau, Henry David, 62, 65 
Thurlow, Judith, 118 
Tillinghast, Charles P., 120 
Titcomb, Col., 98, 130 
T6d, Christopher, 180, 181 

Samuel, 180, 182 
Townsend, Penn, 67 
Treworgy, Elizabeth, 170, 171 

James, 171 
Tuttle, Eliphalet, 185 

Hannah, 192 

Hannah Munson, 191 

Hezekiah, 190 

Joseph, 191, 192 

Josiah, 191 

Martha, 189, 190 
Tyler, Barnabas, 140 


Vaudreuil, — , 76 
Vetch, Capt., 75, 76 
Vickars, Edward, 185 
Vinsen, Goody, 23 

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Wade, Col. Nathaniel, 98 

Thomas, 44, 45 
Wainwright, Henry Chapman, 122 

Katharine Dexter, 122 

Mr., 45 

Simon, 40, 41, 48 
Walker, Rev. Timothy, 150 
Walter, Margaret Sophia, 121 

Theophilus Vivian, 121 
Wandel, Eliza T., 93 
Ward, Andrew, 194 

Denis, 153 

Emma Pendleton, 119, 121 

Henry Pendleton, 119 

Joseph F., 153 

Sarah, 194 
Washburn, Hon. Emory, 120 
Watts, Samuel, 48, 169 
Webb, Nancy, 113 
Webster, Hannah, 64, 165, 166 

Israel, 166 

John, 166, 167 

Joshua, 116 

Mary, 166 

Nathaniel, 166 

Sally, 116 

Samuel, 104, 141 

Capt. Stephen, 113 

Stephen, 166 
Weld, WiUiam, 30 
Wellman, William, 193 
Wells, John, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80 

Thomas, 26, 54 
West, Mary, 31 

Twiford, 31 
Wetherell, Mrs. Alice R., 115 
Wheadon, Thomas, 185 
Wheeler, Warren, 139 
Whipple, Mary, 118 

White, Capt. John, 170 

John, 32, 137, 149, 167, 170, 
171, 172 

Leonard, 112 

Leonard Dalton, 112 

Mary, 167, 170 

William, 34, 170 
Whiting, Judith, 73 
Whittaker, Joseph, 131, 132, 133, 

134. 135, 136 

Sarah, 125 
Whitticher, William, Jr., 160 
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 80, 124, 

Thomas, Sen., 35, 40 

Warner, 113 
Wilford, Gilbert, 33 
Willard, Abigail, 192 

Thomas, 191, 192 
Williams, Jane, 26, 162 

John, 26, 32, 162 

Rev. John, 69, 76, 78 

Joseph, 162 

Lidia, 162 

Mary, 26, 53, 56, 78 

Stephen, 69 
Wihnott, Sarah, 186 
Wingate, Rev. Charles, 107 

Honble., 107, 108 

Moses, 103 

Sarah, 97 

William, 103, 107 
Wood, Judith, 17 
Woodbury, Sarah Jane, 99 
Woodward, Ann, 166 
Wyman, General John, 114 


Yale, John, 183 
Young, Edward, 45, 48