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BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY 

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Aaron and Sarah Bradley, 



GUILFORD, CONN. 

GENEALO'^iCAL SOCIETY 

OF THE CHUR H OF JESUS CHRIST 
OP LATTER- DAY SAINTS 

"3^8 setteth them in families." 



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HARTFORD, CONN.: 
PRESS OF THE CASE, LOCKWOOD & BRAINARD CO. 

1879. 



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THE LIBRARY 

BRIGHAM YOUNG UN^ERSITY 

PROVO, UTAH 



For the historical notes relating to the early ancestors of my 
Grandparents, I am indeljted to the late Ralph D, Smith, Esq., of 
Guilford, Conn., and to Miss M. K. Talcott of this city; to the 
latter, also, for much kind assistance in the preparation of this 
work, whicli is simply a record of the descendants of an honest 
man. 

A. P. LLOYD. 

Hartford, Conn., 1879. 



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According to tradition, which is confirmed by careful research, 
the first Bradleys of the United States were descended from a 
family in the market town of Bingley, in the West Riding of 
Yorkshire. The emigrants were six or seven in number. They 
were all Cromwell men and staunch dissenters. One settled at 
New Haven, one at Haverhill, Mass., two, Nathan and Stephen, 
settled at Guilford about 1657 or 8. It is said that the three 
younger children came over about twenty years later than the 
first, shortly after the death of their father, and that their mother, 
his second wife, came with them. The two who came to Guilford, 
Nathan and Stephen, were of the younger stock. It was their 
intention to land at New Haven and join their elder brothers, but 
being obliged to land at Saybrook and cross the wilderness, they 
stopped at Guilford on their way, and were so much pleased with 
the place that they returned there and made it their permanent 
residence. Their mother subsequently married in Guilford. 
William Bradley and Daniel Bradley, who were among the first 
settlers of New Haven, were the elder brothers. 

Bingley, above alluded to, is on the River Aire, about twelve 
miles northeast of Leeds. Bradley, where dwelt Sir John Saville, 
was about six or seven miles north of Bingley. It is probable, 
that the ancestors of the above-named emigrating family were 
from that place and took their surname from it. The word 

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BRADLEY GENEALOaY 

Bradley is Anglo-Saxon, compounded of hrad, broad or wide, 
and ley or lea, a field or pasture. 

Different heraldic bearings were granted to different branches 
of the family in their native country. Those l)orne by the ances- 
tors of the American branch were : Argent, chevron sable, the 
crest, an open helmet, the motto, " Pascuum latum et nullum 
gratimr 

The Bradleys who came to New Haven colony appear to have 
been : The mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Bradley, William Bradley, son 
by a former marriage of the father ; Joshua, Daniel, Ellen who 
married John Ailing, and Nathan and Stephen of Guilford. On 
the death of Daniel without issue, it was ordered that his propK 
erty should be divided as follows : one share to his mother, one 
to his brother Joshua, one to Nathan, one to his sister Ellen, and 
one to his brother Stephen, and half a share to William, because 
it is noted that he was "brother only by the father's side." Of 
Joshua it is stated on the New Haven records in 1652-3 that he 
was " a youth hardly of years of puberty." 

Nathan and Stephen testified at Guilford as appears on the 
Guilford records in 1658, when Nathan is said to have been 
twenty and Stephen seventeen. Nathan is spelt Nathaniel in 
1658, but probably by mistake. 

" Mr. Nathan Bradley was one of the first settlers of Madison. 
He built his house about two and a half miles eastward of Madi- 
son church, and near the Killingworth line. He was but a lad 
when he came from England. He intended to have landed at 
New Haven, but was obliged to land at Saybrook and come 
across the wilderness to New Haven. Mr. Bradley, who was 
quite a hunter, was the first white person who discovered the 
source of Hammonasset river, which originates in a pond still 
called Nathan's pond. Mr. B. lived to an advanced age, and it 
is said that he killed several hundred deer while he resided in 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

this town. In the winter season, bears, wolves, and other wild 
animals would resort to the sea-coast in considerable numbers. 
Mr. B. in his old age went to see a friend who lived about a mile 
northerly from the present meeting-house in Madison. On his 
way, he was met by a bear and her cubs. He endeavored to ride 
round her, but as he moved, the bear moved ; when he stopped, 
she stopped and presented an undaunted front, and seemed deter- 
mined to oppose his further progress. Mr. B. was obliged to 
turn back, and being somewhat childish in his old age, shed tears, 
that he who had killed so many of these creatures should be 
obliged at last to turn his back upon one of them." 

(^JTist. Collections of Conn., Barber.) 

It is recorded that Nathan Bradley with Gov. Leete and others, 
bought the township of East Guilford, now Madison, of Uncas, the 
Indian Sachem. On that occasion they took dinner on a rock 
near the place where an old grist-mill now stands, on the bank of 
the Hammonasset River, about one-third of a mile from where 
the Shore Line Railroad crosses the river. Nathan B. carved his 
initials upon the rock, and the place having remained in the 
family, the rock has been preserved with the initials carefully 
kept clean and free from moss. 

^iflaw (iSUsalJCth ^ratlUy came from England with her sons, 
Nathan and Stephen, their brothers having emigrated at an ear- 
lier period. She afterwards married John Parmalee of Guilford, 
who died Nov. 8, 1659. After his death she married John Evarts, 
also of Guilford, May 27, 1663. He died May 10, 1669. 

Elizabeth Bradley, alias Evarts, died January, 1683. 

CHILDREN. 

William. He took the oath of fidelity at New Haven, Aug. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

5, 1664. Married. No children. Died Dec. 1658. Estate 
divided, after widow's portion, among brothers and sisters. 

Daniel, Took oath April 16, 1657. 

Joshua. 

Ellen, Married John Ailing. 

Nathan, born 1638. 

Stephen, born 1642. Took oath April 1, 1660. 

Capt. ^teirheu ^tatlUtjt of New Haven and Guilford. From 
1692 Representative from Guilford in General Assembly until his 
death, June 20, 1702. He married Hannah Smith, daughter of 
George and Sarah Smith, of New Haven, Nov. 9, 1663. His 
second wife was Mary, widow of William Leete, jun., and daugh- 
ter of Benjamin Fenn, of Milford. 

CHILDREN. 

Hannah, born Sept. 1, 1664, died Dec. 16, 1692; married 

Daniel Bishop, Guilford, 1688. He died April 17, 1751. 

Sarah, born Feb. 14, 1666, died Oct. 7, 1667. 

Stephen, " Oct. 1,1668. 

Daniel, " Oct. 21, 1670, " June 27, 1703. 

EHzabeth, " Dec. 31, 1671, " Oct. 31, 1732 ; married 

Isaac Griswold, of Guilford and Killingworth. He died 
June 13, 1727. She married, 2d, William Wellman. 

Abraham, born May 13, 1674. 

Sarah, " Oct. 17, 1676; married Thomas Griswold, 

May 9, 1697; died Oct. 19,1729. 

^tCpltCll ^ta^Uy, jun., son of Capt. Stephen, of New Haven 
and East Guilford. He married, Nov. 15, 1693, Sarah Ward. 
She was daughter of Andrew Ward of Killingworth, and Tryal 
Meigs, daughter of John Meigs, of Guilford. Andrew Ward was 

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son of Andrew Ward, one of the first settlers of Wether sfield 
and Stamford, Conn., who died at Fairfield, Conn., 1659. Stephen 
Bradley, jun., died at Guilford, 1701. 







CHILDREN. 


Joseph, 


born Aug. 


4, 1694, died Apr. 3, 1712. 


Stephen, 


" Aug. 


5, 1695. 


Daniel, 


" Dec. 


22, 1698, died in infancy. 


John, 


" Nov. 


7, 1700. 



^ohtt ^tadUj), son of Stephen, jun., lived at Guilford until late 
in life, when he removed to Hartford. He married Mercy French, 
daughter of Ebenezer French, of Guilford, Aug. 16, 1726. He 
was buried in the Centre burial ground Hartford, Jan. 21, 1778, 
aet. 77. His wife was buried there May 2, 1777, set. 76. 

CHILDREN. 

Sarah, born Dec. 5, 1727, died May 11,1793; married 

Thomas Fitch, Guilford, March 6, 1759. He died Janu- 
ary, 1802. 

John, born Nov. 16, 1732. He was at Winchester, Vt., 

1778, and went to Sunderland, Vt., about 1794. 

Lucy, born July 23, 1734. 

Aaron, born Sept. 5,1742; married Sarah Chittenden. 



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©fcomnsi Jtenclt came from England in 1638 ; lived at Charles- 
town, Mass., until 1648. He married Mary Buttons. They 
removed to Guilford in 1648. Ten children. Ebenezer, 3d son, 
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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

was born April 3, 1658. He married Susannah, dan. of Aaron 
Blatchley, of Guilford, Oct. 8, 1684. Died May 3, 1736. She 
died Jan. 19, 1728. 

CHILDREN. 

Deborah, born May 15, 1687 ; married John Munger. 

Jemima, born Feb. 26, 1693 ; died young. 

Jemima, born Sept. 28, 1696 ; married Nathaniel Hand. 

Thomas, born Oct. 30, 1698 ; married Sarah Graves. 

Mercy, born March 13, 1701 ; married John Bradley. 

Susanna, born Aug. 8, 1703 ; married Ebenezer Hand. 



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I. " William d^UiUmUn, of Guilford, came from East Guild- 
ford, in County Sussex, adjoining Rye, on the British Channel, 
near the border of Kent, or perhaps from Kent, with wife Joan, 
daughter of Dr. Jacob Sheaffe, of Cranbrook, in Kent, and sister 
, of the wife of the Rev. Henry Whitfield, the first minister of Guil- 
ford, with whom they came to Boston in 1638. He soon went to 
New Haven ; was one of the founders of the church at Guilf orc^ 
June 1, 1639, and trustee of the land purchased from the Indians 
for the settlement. He had been a soldier in the Netherlands, 
and reached the rank of major. He was made lieutenant of the 
force of New Haven Colony, and a magistrate for the rest of his 
days ; representative at twenty-seven sessions between 1643 and 
1661, and died Feb. 1, 1661. His children were Thomas, 
Nathaniel, John, Joanna, Elizabeth, and Mary; all born before 
the record of the town begins. Hannah, born Nov. 19, 1649, died 
next year. Joseph died in infancy, and Hannah, twins, born 
April 14, 1652 ; and Deborah, Dec. 16, 1653. His widow married, 
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May 1, 1665, Abraham Cruttenden, of Guilford, and died Aug. 
16, 1668." * — Savage's Ge7iealogical Dictionary/. 

II. John, married Hannah Fletcher, died April, 1716. 

III. Joseph, born March 26, 1672; died Sept. 11, 1727. He 
married Mary Kimberly. 

IV. Joseph, born Jan. 25, 1702, died April 7, 1794; married 
Patience Stone. 

V. Joseph Chittenden, jr., born Nov. 4, 1727 ; had three 
wives, — Sarah Norton, daughter of Daniel, 1749, died Feb. 18, 
1761 ; Rhoda Bishop, daughter of Capt. Bishop, Oct. 28, 1761, 
died May 1, 1772; Carine (widow of Ashur) Stone, Dec. 15, 1772, 
died Oct. 27, 1818. He died Jan. 8, 1793. 

children. 

VI. Sarah Chittenden, born May 12, 1750; married Aaron 

Bradley, son of John. 

Patience Chittenden, born Dec. 10, 1753; married Benja- 

min Frisbie, of Guilford, Jan. 19, 1774. 

Rachel, " born May 10, 1757 ; married Nathan 

Benton, son of Daniel, May 8, 1794. She 
died Feb. 4, 1815. He died Oct. 31, 1820. 

Lucy, " born Feb. 10, 1774; married Silas 

Norton, of Guilford, Fel). 18, 1792. She 
died July 13, 1859. He died Nov. 29, 1828. 

Huldah, " born Oct. 10, 1777 ; married James 

Norton, of Norway, N. Y. 

Polly, " born Sept. 11, 1785 ; married Zenas 

Brownson, of Walcott and Norway, N. Y. 

* Dr. Talcott of Guilford, who has furnished many of these items, says, that 
forty years ago Crittenden was pronounced Crinnen, and Chittenden, Chinnen. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 



John Norton, of 8ha.,e„ho^/a„rjrCowp:'"'' ™^ ^°" "^ 
John Norton was son of John Norton, of Sharpenhow son of 

lL r "^"Tu"'"" ''"■"'^' '^■- ""^d the dartte 

'::■ *r„S j:-,:: si; *- ;,r; ;: i 

1 Thomas Norton, married Grace . Died May, 1648 

Sejf 21, mT' '"■" *"'' "''' "^"-'^O «-'-' Starr. Died 

2d^FK ?'"",'' n,*;™'" "^""' "' "«^' '»""<"1 l^t. Sarah Bradley 
2d, Elizabeth Chittenden. Died Dec 4 1789 J5iaaiey, 

14,'l761.'"'""' '°™' "^^' """■'™'^ -""^^P'' Chittenden. Died Feb, 
Brldly.^""'* "'"**'"''"' ''"■" ^^''y 12, n.50. Married Aaron 

winged ^les, beak and forelegs or ^"'" ""™' ''''^'' 



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%nv0n ^tHdUy and ^atah ("thittfudftt were married at Guilford, 
Conn., Aug. 19, 1767, and lived there until about the \'ear 1772 or 
later, when they removed to Hartford.* He was a man remarkable 
for his uprightness of character as well as a great fund of wit and 
humor, and much personal beauty. ' His wife was a woman of 
energy, nolile and dignified in appearance. Those who recall their 
memory speak of them with extreme veneration and love. They 
were always warmly interested in the welfare of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church, Aaron Bradley being one of eight men who were 
jirincipally concerned in the establishment of the parish of Christ 
Church, and the erection of the first edifice which was built on 
the northwest corner of Main and Church streets. Their descen- 
dants have for the most part honored their example by continu- 
ing in the communion of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 

Aaron Bradley was about removing to New Haven, intending 
to reside with his son Joseph, when he was taken ill, and died at 
Hartford. 

Aaron Bradley was born Nov. 7, 1741. Died Sept. 15, 1802. 
Buried in the Centre burial ground. His wife survived him many 
years, remaining in Hartford until her death. 

* The date is uncertain. On the town records of Hartford is the copy of a 
deed dated March 31, 1772, of hxnd sold by Stephen Mears to John Bradley of 
Guilford, for ninety pounds. The lot was situated on the Main street or Coun- 
try road, opposite the North Meeting House, now the Centre Church. There 
is a copy of another deed, dated Nov. 6, 1776, of the same property with house, 
etc., sold by John and Aaron Bradley to William Ellery, for two hundred 
pounds. So that thej' probably biiilt their house and resided there on their 
removal to Hartford. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

Sarah Bradley was born May 12, 1750. She died Jan. 21, 
1819.* Buried in the North burial ground. 

CHILDREN. 

Sarah. 

Joseph. 

Mary. 

Ehzabeth, born in Hartford, April 18, 1776, died Sept. 29, 1776. 

William. 

Elizabeth. 

John, born June 7, 1783, died at sea on the passage from 

the West Indies, Sept. 8, 1802. 

Richard, born Oct. 11, 1787. Lived in Hartford. Firm of 
Bradley & Bunce, watchmakers and jewelers, near corner 
Asylum and Main streets. He came to his death by vio- 
lence at the hands of burglars on Thanksgiving night, 
Nov. 28, 1867. 

An infant, died Feb. 22, 1791. 

Harriet. 

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^ataft ^ra^Uy, daughter of Aaron, born at East Guilford, Conn., 
Dec. 18, 1768 ; married at Hartford, June 12, 1785, James 
Knox, of Hartford. He died at Hartford, May 22, 1810, 
aet. 47. Family removed to Philadelphia after his death. 
She died in Philadelphia, Nov. 1, 1850. 

* A daily journal of events which has been kept in the Kingsbury family 
since 1819, mentions that "Mrs. Bradley died, aged 69 years, Thursday, Jan 
21,1819. Cloudy and warm. Thermometer, sunrise, 31. 2 p. m. , 36 ; sun.set 
84. Wind N. E. River frozen over, " 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 



Joseph Knox, died at Batavia, W. I., Sept. 27, 1807, ddt. 21. 

Sarah Knox, died in Philadelphia, Feb. 4, 1857, xt. 68. 

She joined the Society of Friends after removal to Phila- 
delphia. 

Jane Knox. 

James Knox, died at Hartford, Sept. 28, 1794, get. 18 mos. 

Eliza Knox. 

Emmeline Knox. 

Cornelia Knox. 

James Knox. 

John Knox. 



^Mt W^mx, married Allyn Bacon, of New York, June IG, 1811. 
She died at Hartford, Oct. 10, 1812, xt 21. 



CHILDREN. 



Edward Bacon; married Mary McFadden of New York, June 3, 
1838. He died in Philadelphia, on Christmas day, 1842, 
aet. 30, leaving one ch., Allyn, who died in infancy. 



(•Elisa '^tto.v, married John A. Williams of Philadelphia, June 
1, 1816. He died at Philadelphia, Dec. 24, 1847, aet. 66. 
She resides there. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 
CHILD. 

Samuel Williams, died at Philadelphia, Feb. 12, 1842, xt 24. 



©mmcUnc ^nox, married Joseph Richards, of Philadelphia, May 
19, 1826. She died at Philadelphia, May 23, 1838, a;t. 38. 
He died at Pittsburgh, March 5, 1867, ait. 72. 



Hugh J. Richards, M.D., killed at the explosion of the steamer 

Princess, at Baton Rouge. 
Sarah Jane Richards. 

Morrison Richards, died in rebel prison by starvation.' 
Joseph Douglass Richards. 



^arall fane ^icHavd,$', married John B. Parker, Carlisle and 
Philadelphia, Pa., July 16, 1863. 



Emmeline Knox Parker 
John Brown Parker. 



Mam^U §m^U^$ %it\uxxA0, married, Aug. 17, 1868, Ellen Golds- 
borough Steele, of Maryland, where they dwell. 
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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 
CHILD. 



Blanche Yorbury Richards. 



(S>titmUli %mx, married, 1833, Dr. Azor Lukeiis Gregory, of 
Philadelphia. He died May 7, 1862, set. 69. Buried at 
Roxborough. 

She resides at the old family mansion, West Philadelphia. 



CHILDREN. 



Deborah Lehman Gregory, died Jan. 6, 1840, aet. 4 years. 

Joseph Lehman Gregory. 

Daniel Tyson Gregory, died March 6, 1843, oet. 8 mos. 



iOieiepb Lehman (Swflaty, Philadelphia, married Elizabeth C. 
Bender, Philadelphia, April 25, 1863. 



Cornelia Gregory. 

William Whitman Gregory. 

J. Lehman Gregory, infant, died at Philadelphia, Aug. 17, 1867 

Ethel Gregory, infant, died at Philadelphia, Aug. 29, 1868. 

Helen Gregory. 

Matilda Gregory. 

Azor Lukens Gregory. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 



fawcisi ^ttOX, married Rebecca McClerran, March 18, 1822. 
He died Sept. 2, 1824, aet. 21. 



CHILD, 

James Geraldo Knox. 



f ohtt W^mx, married Eliza Zell, Philadelphia, May 13, 1827. 
He died at Philadelphia, Nov. 3, 1849 set. 45." 

CHILDREN. 

Jane Morrison Knox, died at Philadelphia, Aug. 6, 1829, aet. 1 yr. 
Normand Knox, died at Philadelphia, April 7, 1873, aet. 42. Mer- 
chant in Philadelphia. 
Henry Zell Knox, died at Philadelphia, Nov. 30, 1856, aet. 18 yrs. 
Charles Zell Knox, died at Philadelphia, 1837, aet. 2 yrs. 
James Knox, died at Philadelpliia, Aug. 24, 1850, aet. 9 yrs. 

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i0i6!«ph ItadUat son of Aaron, married Relief, dau. David 
Crosby, of East Hartford, July 29, 1791. She died at 
New Haven, March 13, 1841, xt. 69. Buried at Hartford. 
He died at Hartford, March 18, 1844, aet. 74, where they 
had lived and where their children were born. 

CHILDREN. 

George, 

William. 

Frances. 

Henry, died at Omor, South America, Oct., 1832, aet. 35. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

Joseph Melvin. 

Relief. 

Julia. 

Harriet, died at Hartford, March 26, 1839, ast. 36. 

Grace. 



(f^taXQt ^tailUy, son of Joseph, married 1st, Emily Sweetland. 
She died Oct. 27, 1817, set. 21. 2d, Lovisa Sweetland. 
Settled at New Haven, where his children have married, 
and where he died, March 7, 1878, in his 86th year. 

CHILDREN. 

Emily. 

George Franklin. 

Frederick Apollos. 

Albert. 

Charles Leman. 

Walter Henry. 

Harriet, died, 1833, aet. 2 years. 

Lee Henry. 

An infant of a day. 



^miljj ItadUy, married Charles Thomas. Both died. 
One son, George; married; one child. 



(Scotfle JtanfeUtt ^ta^Ujj, married Clara B. Walter, 1840. He 
died June, 1872. 

CHILDREN. 

George Franklin, died in infancy, 1842. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

Edward F., resides in London, England. 

J'*ii. died, aet. 6 years. 

Daniel B. 

Benjamin, died, aet. 11 years. 

Ella H., married Axel Landberg, July, 1873. 

George Franklin. 



gveAtvitlk %volU$ WnAUii, married Elvira S. Walklev Julv 
1844. *^ ' ^' 

CHILDEEN. 

Wallace Frederick, died, 1873, set. 28. 

Clara Isabel. 

Cornelia, . died, 1849, aet. 1 day. 

Theodore Sweetland. 

Harriet Elvira, married Willis L. Mix, 1875 



^«r^);t ia^Uij, married Ann Eliza Van Home, 1845. 



CHILDREN. 



Julia Isabella, married Charles B. Matthewman, 1865. 
Charles Henry, " Tamar Walthall, 1868. 

Carrie Eugenia, died in infancy. 

A^ert Ew'' "'"''' ^'""'' ^''^'"' ^^^^- ^' ^^^^' 18^2. 

Ida May. 

William Frank, died in infancy. 

Effie Sweetland. 

Lillie Ernestine. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 
(f^tlAXU^ ^man gvadUtJ, married Myra Pratt, 1853. 

CHILDREN. 

Maria Louisa. 
Florence Irene. 
Charles Wesley. 
Elizabeth Kate. 



'WnXUt l^ftttt) ^tadUjjt married Harriet Carrington, 1849. He 
died, 1861, «t. 33. 

CHILDREN. 

Kate Louisa, married James W. Scranton, 1866 ; died, 1873, sdt. 

22. 
Eugene Walter, died, 1870, ast. 17. 
George Walter, " 1858, set. 3. 



g;w l(<tttJJ ^tadUy, married Emma Tuttle, 1857. 

CHILDREN. 

Smith Tuttle. 
Howard Frank. 



William ^XUU^, son of Joseph, married Julia Montague. 

CHILDREN. 

Julia. 

William. 

James. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

gxmC0 ^tnAUx^, dau. of Joseph, married Frederick Bolles, of 
Hartford, where they dwelt till 1850, when they removed 
to Cambridge, Mass. He died there 1858, set. 61. She 
still resides at Cambridge. 

CHILDREN. 

William Frederick Bolles. 

Maria Eliza Bolles, died in Hartford, April 18, 1846, jet. 27. 

Jane Bolles, infant, " " Dec. 31, 1821. 

Harriet Bradley Bolles. 

Jane Bolles. 

Frances Bolles. 

Sarah Bolles. 

Rozella Bolles, infant, died in Hartford, May 27, 1828. 

Rozella Bolles. 

Charles Harrington Bolles. 

George Franklin Bolles. 

James Thomas Bolles. 



William gxt&txk% 'goXU^, married Harriet Benedict. They live 
in New York. 



Dora Bolles, married Frank Clifford Savage, New York. Child, 

Dora Bolles. 
William Bolles. 



^mitt Itadlcjj lon^iS, married 1st, Oliver L. Wales, of Hart- 
ford, March, 1841; 2d, Capt. Thomas Mickell, of Cam- 
bridge. She died there Aug. 7, 1879, £et. 57. 
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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 
CHILDREN. 

Annie Mickell, married Roswell Grant, of East Windsor. Child, 
Maude Mickell Grant. 

Grace Mickell, married James G. Wilson, of London, Eng. Re- 
side at Hyde Park, N. Y. 

Lina Mickell, died at Cambridge, 1857, oet. 3 years. 



Mmt mU^^ married George Wright Beach, of Boston; she 
died at Boston, July 29, 1873. 

CHILDREN. 

Louise Maria Beach. , 

Alice Beach, married George Barstow, of Portland, Me., ch., 

George Barstow. 
George Beach, died. 



Jlmh^aUe^, married, May 6, 1851, Reed Watson, of East 
' Windsor, where they reside. 

CHILDREN. 

Rozella Watson. -i nn io-^ "«.f on 

Donald Watson, died in Hartford, Apnl 29, 18-5, ^t. 20. 

Amelia Watson. 
Edith Watson. 

3o,m ^om^, married William H. Bourne of Hartford. She 
died at Watertown, Wis., April 2o, 1853. 

CHILD. 

William Bolles Bourne, died. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 



fiJliatlW PattittJlton loIUiei, married Emily Averill, of Ogdens- 
burgh, N. Y. They reside at Boston. 



CHILDREN. 



Charles Harrington BoUes. 
William John Averill Bolles. 
Charlotte Seymour Bolles. 
Richard Randolph Bolles. 



(^totiit JtattfeUn "^oXU^, of Minneapolis, Minn., married Abigail 
Knowlton. They reside in Philadelphia. 

CHILDREN. 

George Bolles. 
Walter Bolles. 
Bolles. 



f ameiSi Sltiamaie! §fllUiSi, married Lizzie Bolles, of New York, 
where they reside. 



^0^tph W^tlvm §i;ailUa> son of Joseph, of Hartford, married, 
1st, Elizabeth Johnson, of Hartford, who died May 18, 
1829 ; 2d, Almira Johnson, who died Sept. 23, 1842. He 
died in 1850, on shipboard, three days from Sandwich 
Islands, while on a voyage for his health. 
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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 
CHILDREN. 



Grace Elizabeth. 
Joseph Henry. 
Aaron. 
Sarah Maria. 



(^tnct (BliSVibtih ^tadUy, married, 1st, Bartlett Atherton of 
Hartford, July, 1840. He died Aug. 17, 1852, set. 32. 
She married, 2d, Peter Crosby of Brooklyn, May, 1863. 

CHILD. 

Augusta Elizabeth Atherton, died in 1843, at Hartford, aet. 18 
months. 



Mo^tph, iietttj) Itadlfij, of New York, married, 1st, Hester 
Hart ; 2d, Mary . 

CHILD. 

William. 



g^atott '§uAU^, of New York, married Margaret Cobey. 

CHILDREN. 

Joseph Richard, died in New York, Sept. 28, 1877, aet. 19. 
Charles Edwin. 

Mary Ellen, died in New York, May 20, 1865, aet. 9 months. 
Sarah Maria, died in New York, Aug. 9, 1868, aet. 2 years, 5 

months. 
Margaret. 
Harry. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

Aaron Lincoln, died Oct. 5, 1876, aet. 14 months. 
Willie Whildin, died June 9, 1879, get. 13 months. 



^atate Patia ^adUy, married Jacob H, Cohen of New York. 

CHILDREN. 

Henry Field Cohen. 

Julia Augusta Cohen. 

John Slowey Cohen. 

Peter Crosby Cohen. 

Frank Bradley Cohen, died in New York, Aug. 1875, aet. 3 months. 



^diiCf Itadl^y, dau. Joseph, married, 1st, Abner Olcott, of 
Hartford ; 2d, Silas Savage, of Middletown. She died 
Sept. 28, 1860, «t. 60. 



Henry Olcott. Grad. U. S. Military Acad, at West Point. 
Elizabeth Olcott. 

Cornelius R. Savage. 

Joshua Frost Savage, died Sept. 12, 1832, set. 3. 

Martha Sarah Savage. 

Mary Ann Savage, died Aug. 1849. 

Josephine Savage, died Oct. 21, 1856, aet. 21. 

Corinna Savage. 

Cornelia Savage. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

#ItsalretH ©Iratt, married Ed\v4n A. Burr, of Hartford, May 15, 
1845. They reside in California. 

CHILDREN. 

Charles Burr. 
Richard Burr. 
Three children who died in infancy. 



j5UaiS ^. <^avaflC, of Hartford, married Mary E. Clark of Hart- 
ford. He died 1877, at Brooklyn, N. Y. 

CHILDREN. 

Henry Howard Savage, married Estelle French. 

Alice Cornelia Savage, married Robert Lethbridge,Williamsburgh, 

Jan. 19, 1875. 
Frank Clifford Savage, married Dora, daughter of William Bolles. 

Child, Dora Bolles. 
Alfred Starkey Savage, died at Albany, set. 4 months. 



(S>OXntMu^ 3» (Ravage, married Mary C. Clark of Middletown. 

CHILDREN. 

Cornelius Savage. 

Ida Savage, died, aet. 3 years. 



Partita ^, .Ravage, married, 1st, James P. Davidson of Eng- 
land. He died April 10, 1857, aet. 37 ; she married, 2d, 
William H. Woodruff of Philadelphia. He died 1872, 

aet. 60. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 



CHILDREN. 



Mary E. Davidson, died 1854, get. 3 years. 
Ida W. Davidson. 
Cora J. Davidson. 



Cfl;0t;itttta (Ravage, married Damon P. Clark. She died at Sacra- 
mento, Cal., 29th Feb., 1872, set. 34. 

CHILDREN. 

Ada Clark. 

Grace Clark, died in 1860, set. 3 years. 



(Si0Xnt\iSi J^avage, married Henry Roberts of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

CHILDREN. 

Gertrude Roberts. 
Hattie Roberts. 



Ktttia ^tadUy, daughter of Joseph, married William Savage, 
Middletown, Jan. 31, 1819, Agent of the Hartford and 
New York steamboat line from 1838 to 1873, when he 
retired from business. They resided in Hartford, where 
he still lives. She died there May 15, 1839, aet. 37. 



Elisha Savage. 

Luther Savage. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 



Julia Savage. 
Ellen Savage. 
Henry Savage. 



^Ul9!ha .Ravage, married Laura M. Moore, of Bloomfield, Conn. 
July 21, 1842. 

CHILDREN. 

William Savage, died, aet. 10. 
Harriet Savage. 



^nihtX JIavagr, married Mary Beebe, Hartford, April 3, 1848. 
He died Sept. 27, 1874, ast. 51. 



CHILDREN. 



Mary Savage, married T. C. DeMarcellin. She died 1876. 
Caroline Savage, died 1872, aet. 18. 



Ktttia (Ravage, married James S. Dean, of New York, Oct. 16, 
1845. One child, Ella C. Dean, died Oct. 1858, set. 4. 



§^ttd^:fttJ ^Htk^on <^avage, married Emily H. Shipley, of Jersey 
City, April 3, 1859. He died Feb. 4, 1862, set. 28. 

CHILDREN. 

Anna M. Savage. 
Lily A. Savage. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

(^xnct ^tadlejj, dau. of Joseph, married William Cooley of Hart- 
ford, May, 1829. They removed to Boston about 1832. 
He died at Burlington, Mass., March 8, 1876, aet. 71. 

CHILDREN. 

George Bradley Cooley, died at Boston, June 5, 1849, set. 19. 

Albert Lloyd Cooley. 

Charles Henry Cooley, died at Boston, Sept. 20, 1854, set. 21. 

Elizabeth Ann Cooley. 

Emeline Hayden Cooley. 

William Augustus Cooley. 

Caroline Marian Cooley. 

Frederick Gray Cooley. 



%Uttt l^lojjd ®00ley, married Caroline E. Peirce. Reside at 
Cambridge. 

CHILDREN. 

Charles Albert Cooley. 
Edward Lloyd Cooley. 
George Peirce Cooley. 



(^lisalretfe ^nn (Biooley, married Edward E. Guardenier, of Bos- 
ton. 

CHILD. 

John Edward Guardenier. 



(S^mtMnt Patjtlftt ®0Olejj, married William H. Pierce, of Lyn- 
field, Mass. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 
CHILDREN, 



Homer Irving Pierce. 
Louis Slaton Pierce. 
Harry Lincoln Pierce. 
Emma Florence Pierce. 
Grace Bradley Pierce. 
Charles Sumner Pierce. 
Mary Lizzie Pierce. 



William imgujeitttiei ^00!^, married Louise H. Webster, of Mai- 
den, Mass. 

CHILD. 

Infant son, died Jan. 1875, at Maiden, Mass. 
(Adopted), Frederick Bucklin Cooley. 



(S^ixxalim Patiam (SJoolfy, married George A. Robbins, Somer- 
ville, Mass. 

CHILD. 

Herbert William Robbins. 



Paty ^tadUy, daughter of Aaron, married Thomas Lloyd of 
Boston, Oct. 3, 1792. He came to Hartford in youth and 
passed his life there. Business in real estate, and in " New 
Connecticut," Ohio, lands. He died at Hartford, March 14, 
1842, aet. 73. She died at Hartford, July 6, 1845, set 72. 
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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

CHILDREN BORN AT HARTFORD, CONN. 

Delia Lloyd, died at Hartford, Feb. 19, 1794, aet. 8 mos. ' 

Thomas Spelman Lloyd. 

Mary Lloyd. 

Samuel Parkman Lloyd, lived at Charleston, S. C, some years. 

Died at Hartford, 29th Nov., 1826, set. 27. 
Caroline Lloyd. 
John Bradley Lloyd, died at Hartford, Oct. 23, 1803, set. nearly 

3 months. 
Rozella Lloyd. 
Delia Ann Lloyd, resided in Philadelphia, died at Hartford, May 

1, 1873, set. 66. 
Albert Marshall Lloyd. 
William Bradford Lloyd. 

Henry Bradley Lloyd, died at Hartford, Aug. 20, 1814, aet. 15 mos. 
John Henry Lloyd. Educated at American Asylum for Deaf and 

Dumb. 
Abigail Parkman Lloyd. 



SPhomaiSi ^pelwan i^ba^t prominent lawyer of New Orleans, mar- 
ried Mrs. Frances Lake, of that city. He died at New Or- 
leans, June 20, 1835, aet. 40. 



plaiey i^Iojjd, married Anson Haydn of Windsor, (and of firm of 

Sigourney & Haydn, Hartford) , Dec. 14, 1815. They dwelt 

at Hartford until 1823, when they removed to New York. 

In 1830 to Cleveland, Ohio. Business there in Ohio lands. 

She died at Cleveland, Ohio, March 2, 1835, aet. 39. He 

died there May 20, 1871, aet. 85, and his family reside 

there. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 
CHILDREN. 

Jane Elizabeth Haydn, died at Cleveland, 0., March 29, 1876. 

Mary Haydn. 

Caroline Lloyd Haydn. 

Rozella Lloyd Haydn. 

Anne Haydn. 

Margaret Haydn. 

Sarah Hillyer Haydn. 

Thomas Lloyd Haydn. Trinity College, 1856. Colonel on Gen. 

Wright's staff, 6th Army Corps, during the rebellion.* 

Since then engaged in railroad business. 



Paty liaydftt, married William Miller of Lexington, Ky. They 
resided at Mt. Carrol, 111., where she died. May 11, 1851, 
«t. 33. 

CHILD. 

Frank Miller, died at Mt. Carrol, March, 1850, aet. 3 weeks. 



3o^tlU i^loyd Itayactt, married Oct. 22, 1816, Charles Augustus 
Barlow, M.D., of Gallipolis, 0., surgeon 10th 0. Regt., dur- 
ing the rebellion. She died at Cleveland, May 19, 1864, 
while he was absent on duty. 

CHILDREN. 

Mary Lloyd Barlow. 

Annie Augusta Barlow, died at Pomeroy, 0., May 6, 1869, aet. 19. 

Frederick Haydn Barlow. Lafayette, Ind. 

* When following the retreat of the rebels up the Shenandoah Valley, Col. 
Haydn chanced to observe a fire near the road. He dismounted and raked 
out thirteen shells before summoning his men to extinguish the coals. 
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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

§^^t(«t:t l^tatiSihHU IPloyd, resided many years at Cleveland, He 
married Mary Ann McEachern of Dorchester, New Bruns- 
wick, Feb. 1, 1844. Business real estate and farming. 
They removed to Vineland, N. J., in 1868, and thence to 
Denison, Texas, in 1877, where both died, after a short 
residence. He died March 14, 1878, in his 69th year. 
She died March 17, 1878, aet. 59. 

CHILDEEN. 

Mary Lloyd, died at Cleveland, Jan. 10, 1847, aet. 1 yr. 4 mos. 
John Henry Lloyd. 

Thomas Bradley Lloyd, died at East Cleveland, Aug. 10, 1855, 
ast. nearly 3 years. 



Kolttt Pfttty ^loytt, married Naomi E. Lake of Vineland, N. J. 
Jan. 1, 1874. Removed to Denison, Texas, in 1877. 



CHILDREN. 



Albert John Lloyd, born at Vineland. 
Mary Bozella Lloyd, born at Denison City. 



^lUiam §vadfatd l^Iojjd, Kenyon College. He was one of the 
principal contractors of the line of Morse's electric tele- 
graph from Washington, D. C, to New Orleans, and built 
in 1848 the one from New Orleans to Mobile ; the first in 
the South. He married Mrs. Amelia Perry, nee Symons, 
of London, Eng., at New York, July 13, 1854. He died at 
Philadelphia, Sept. 7, 1859, aet. 48. Buried at Hartford. 
She dwelt in Hartford after his death, returning finally 
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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

to England. She died at Aberdeen, Scotland, March 17, 
1875. 



^^^^€8^ 33:3 3 J ' 



§r. WilUatn §radUy, son of Aaron, many years resident in 
Providence, R. I., married Lydia Chapman, dan. of Robert 
Chapman, Eng. He died at Philadelphia, Oct. 16, 1858, 
aet. 81. Buried at Hartford. She died at New York city, 
March 4, 1807, aet. 27. 



Joseph, died Feb. 26, 1807, aet. 2 mos. 26 days. 
Rosina Lydia Chapman. 

William Henry, died at Havana, Cuba, soon after establishing 
himself as a physician, in 1825, aet. 23. 
(See Poets of Connecticut.) 



^aiSitta i;. ©. ^radUy, married Samuel Badger, Esq., of Phil- 
adelphia, 1831. They resided in that city. He died 
March 14, 1866, aet. 81. Buried at Bristol. She is now 
residing in Philadelphia. 



William Henry Badger, married Maria Louisa Newell of Philadel- 
phia, where they reside. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 
CHILDREN. 

William Henry Badger. 

Maria Louisa Badger, died at Philadelphia, July 6, 1863, aet. 8 

days. 
Edith Wadsworth Badger. 
Lilla Henop Badger, died at Philadelphia, July 13, 1875, aet. 9 

years. 
Anna Rosina Badger, died at Philadelphia, Oct. 20, 1869, aet. 8 

months. 

=ccg C igC J|i>3^§-g^ 



^lisa ^vaiUcy, daughter of Aaron, married, 1st, Capt. Joseph 
Watson, of Hartford. He died May 15, 1803, xt 29. 2d, 
Dr. Joshua Frost, of Springfield. He died April 13, 1832. 
After his death she lived in Hartford until 1865, when she 
removed to Schenectady, where she died, Dec. 24, 1865, 
aet. 86. 

CHILDREN. 

Joseph Watson, born at Hartford, and died there March 17, 1806, 
aet. 3 years 5 months. 

Joshua Frost, born at Springfield, Mass. 
Elizabeth Frost, born at Springfield, Mass. 



^0iSillua ^xo^i, of Springfield, Mass., married Lucy Ann Parsons, 
dau. of William Parsons, of Parsonsville, Me. 

CHILDREN. 

Caroline Frost. 

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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

Frederick William Frost. U. S. Civ. Engineer. Cornell Univer- 
sity, 1872. 



(Elisabeth ^xa^t, married Rev. William Payne, D.D., of Chat- 
ham, Conn. He is Rector St. George's Church, Schenec- 
tady. She died there, July 6, 1871, a;t. 53. 

CHILDREN. 

John William Payne. 

George Herbert Payne, died at Schenectady, April 8, 1870, aet. 28. 
Elizabeth Frost Payne, died at Schenectady, Nov. 2, 1872, aet. 26. 
Katherine Howard Payne, died at Schenectady, July 18, 1849, 

aet. 1 year. 
Anna Hall Payne. 



Rev. f ohtt ^tliUiam ^asne, married, 1st, Elizabeth Wilmerding 
of New York, Jan. 9, 1867. She died at Ithaca, N. Y., 
Feb. 11, 1870 ; 2d, Maria Mead Andrews of Englewood, 
N. J., Sept. 25, 1873. She died at Englewood, April 29, 

1877. 

CHILD. 

Henry Wilmerding Payne. 



"^nxxUi ^radtcy, daughter of Aaron, married George Beach of 
Litchfield. He came to Hartford in boyhood and passed his 
life there. President Phoenix Bank, many years. Founded 
the " Widow's Home " on Market street, Hartford. He 
died at Hartford, May 3, 1860, ait. 71. She died at Hart- 
ford, July 10, 1826, jBt. 34. 
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CHILDREN BORN AT HARTFORD. 



John Bradley Beach. Pupil at Partridge's Military School. Prac- 
ticed medicine at Easton, Pa. Died at Ashtabula, 0., Sept. 
28, 1866, set. 57. Buried at Hartford. 

Sarah Bradley Beach, died at Hartford, June 27, 1836, aet. 26. 

George Beach. 

Henry Beach, died at Hartford, March 11, 1815, ast. 15 mos. 

Julia Beach, died at Hartford, Jan. 4, 1878. 

Henry Bruce Beach. 

William Beach, farmer, Torringford, Conn. 

Walter Phelps Beach. 

Joseph Watson Beach. 

Charles Mason Beach. 



(•JcotflC ^eMlt, of Beach & Co., prominent citizens of Hartford. 
He married Sarah, daughter of Cyprian Nichols, Hartford. 
She died at Hartford, Jan. 13, 1873 ; 2d, Emily S. Wood, 
daughter of Robert Serrell Wood, of Osmington House, 
Dorset, Eng., Washington, D. C, April 26, 1876. 



(Adopted) Margaretta Wyndham Beach, of London, Eng. Mar- 
ried May 17, 1877, George H. Seyms of Hartford. 



Catharine Nichols. 



PettttJ ^m« §C»cI», of H. B. Beach & Son, iron works. He 
married, 1st, Mary Rebecca Hanks, Hartford ; 2d, Mrs. 
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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

Frances A.. Tomlinson, daughter of George Barnard, of 
Hartford. She died at Hartford, Sept. 16, 1877, set. 45. 

CHILD. 

Henry Lcdlie Beach, Capt. in 16th Conn. Regt. during the rebel- 
lion. Married Mary Beach Crane of Cincinnati, O. 



W^JUXUv ^. ^eaclt, Capt. in Michigan Regt. during the rebellion. 
Married Martha A. Stacy, Concord, N. H., who died at 
Ypsilanti, Mich., Dec. 27, 1874, get. 45 ; 2d, Maria Skinner, 
Hartford, April 19, 1876. 

CHILDREN. 

Harriet Bradley Beach. 

Kate Beach. 

Walter A. Beach. 

William Whitman Beach. 

Helen Tyler Beach. 

Nichols Beach, died Sept. 17, 1864, get. 15 months. 

Martha Beach, died Feb. 28, 1866, ait. 4 months. 

Elizabeth Gay Beach. 

George Beach. 



Partiet §taclUg §each, married Frank Oberst, Ypsilanti, Mich. 

CHILDREN. 

Harry Beach Oberst. 
Kate Augusta Oberst. 



^at? leach, married Frank Joslyn. 
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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

child: 



Walter Beach Joslyn. 



^OHp\t Wnt^m §earfe, married Josephine EHzabeth Coffing of 
Great Barrington, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

Katherine Beach. 

Charles Coffing Beach. Sheffield Scientific School, 1877. Col- 
lege Physicians and Surgeons, N. Y. 
George Watson Beach. Trinity College, 1880. 
Mary Helen Beach. 
Richard Jarvis Beach. 



^atfceritte '^tnth, married George H. Day of Brooklyn, Conn. 
Oct. 13, 1877. Reside in Hartford. 



CtharUjSi |tta;Si(rtt §earh, married Frances Lyman Belknap, of 
Hartford. Residence, Vine Hill, West Hartford. 

CHILDREN. 

Harriet Bradley Beach. 
Frances Antoinette Beach. 

Thomas Belknap Beach. Sheffield Scientific School, 1874. 
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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

Edith Beach. 

Emily Beach, died at Hartford, Jan. 15, 1857, cat. 9 months and 

3 weeks. 
Mary Elizabeth Beach. 
Charles Edward Beach. 



^mtiti §ta(llej} ^cach, married William W. Huntington of 
Hartford, June 1, 1876. 



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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

^trtaham §ntdlfy, seventh in descent from Elizabeth Bradley, 
was Deputy P. M. General of the United States. Near the close 
of his life he wrote a letter to Medad Stone, who kept the stage 
house and postoffice for many years, on the public square, in Guil- 
ford. A copy of the letter is here transcribed. 

Washington City, Aug. 15, 1812. 
Dear Sir : 

It has often been remarked that, among the foibles incident to old 
age, is that of an anxiety to revisit one's place of nativity. This foible 
has frequently engrossed my attention ; but on the consideration that 
I am now become a perfect stranger to every person in Guilford, I 
determined to content myself with sending a letter, but to whom shall 
I write ? not to any of my former particular acquaintances, for in that 
case I might write perhaps to one who is not there. For this reason 
I assumed the honor of writing to you. For once I had a kinsman of 
your name, the son of Daniel Stone, and grandson of Wm. Stone, who 
was also my grandfather by my mother's side. If you are the same 
Medad Stone, you must be pretty well advanced in years, as well as 
myself. If not, the presumption is that you are his son, and still I 
may, of course, claim some degree of kindred. 1 was born at the 
lower end of Crooked Lane, Dec. 11, 1731. In my various peregrina- 
tions have been a resident in six different states of the Union, and 
have resided in this place little more than a year, and suppose my 
ramblings have now come to a period. I have been in a state of 
widowhood near eight years, and have but two sons, who are both 
settled here. The decays of age I sensibly feel, yet enjoy a good state 
of health, and still possess the faculties of body and mind in a very 
tolerable degree. Although not designed, either by nature or educa- 
tion for a poet, I sometimes write in verse, which I consider as a more 
concise way of communicating my ideas, generally. I hope the pres- 
ent inhabitants of Crooked Lane will not think me too severe upon 
these of my day, for I have endeavored to be very correct ; and cannot 
but hope it has much improved by this time. 
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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

AN ADDRESS TO GUILFORD. 

How shall I sing with a becoming grace 
The high respect due to my native place ? 
To thee, O Guilford, gratitude is due. 
In thee, at first the vital air I drew ; 
In thee, I first received the visual ray ; 
Therefore, to thee I will due homage pay. 

The keen sensations nature has designed 
To form impressions on the tender mind — 
The childish sports, the pure and playful joys 
Which give a relish to the taste of boys. 
Leave grateful traits, which to the man adheres, 
Inseparate through revolving j-ears. 
And which (tho' busy life may disengage) 
Again recur in the decline of age. 

The Indians there had unknown ages dwelt — 
Men, who the softer passions seldom felt. 
To whom were arts and sciences unknown ; 
Who knew no common interest nor their own. 
Wild flesh, wild fruits their food, but oftener fish. 
And clams, and oysters, their more common dish ; 
Skins of wild animals for raiment served. 
They oft with cold and oft with hunger starv'd. 

These sons of nature held the right of soil. 
On which, however, they disdained to toil. 
Void of invention, iron they had none, 
Their edge-tools all were made of shell or stone. 
Menumkatuck was then the Indian name, 
When to the English they tranferred their claim. 
On contract fair their right they did assign 
September sixteen hundred thirty-nine. 

Pleased with the site, those now enjoyed the purchase. 
Cleared up the ground, built fences, houses, churches. 
Soon did the savage howl and yellings cease. 
Succeeded by religion, love, and peace. 
And 'tis among their heirs and their assigns 
Now happiness reside and virtue shines. 
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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

The rapid changes of the human race 

Every day and moment taking place, 

Must, while a full half century has run down, 

Make me a stranger in my native town. 

For my coevals now are chiefly gone 

To distant bournes, perhaps to worlds unknown. 

Except some few whom fate denied the boon 

Of a removal into heaven so soon. 

Meanwile a younger race, a different age. 

Has risen up to occupy the stage. 

Yet oft I think of Guilford with delight : 

And feel full half-way there while this I write. 

Though edifices elegant and new 

Present themselves to the spectator's view. 

And though the old are levelled with the ground. 

And scarcely any vestige to be found. 

And tenements and tenants change their name. 

The ancient landscape still must be the same. 

E'en now my recollection brings to view 

The scenes long past and people once I knew ; 

Their simple manners and their social glee, 

Philanthropy to all — good will to me, 

Morals humane, pacific, mild, and just 

(Though some too much to doubtful faith might trust). 

Virtues in which they might indulge more pride 

Than those of any spot on earth beside. 

And tho' the produce of their grav'ly soil 

But ill remunerates the farmer's toil, 

Economy and commerce lend their aid. 

And they're as blest as under Eden's shade. 



CROOKED LANE.^ 



And still I feel an impulse to maintain 
The ancient honors of old Crooked Lane, 
A people whom the arts ne'er taught to stray 



* A part of Guilford was known as Crooked Lane. 
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BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

Among the stars or climb the Milky Way. 

Here enterprise was ever a recluse, 

And dormant slept the genius and the Muse. 

Here proud Ambition never fixed his throne, 

And maddening politics were little known. 

The gilded demons, wealth, and power, and fame, 

To them were but the whistling of a name. 

No flags have they in distant seas unfurled. 

Nor sought the subjugation of the world. 

Content at home as foxes in their holes. 

Nor pride nor envy fired their souls, 

But when tobacco smoke perfumed their noses 

Felt wise as Solomon and meek as Moses. 

In erudition sought no greater glory 

Than of some witch to hear and tell the story ; 

The way their fathers trod supinely tread, 

Without inquiring to what goal it led. 

Honesty, banished from the proud and great , 

Set up in Crooked Lane her humble seat. 

'Tis thought they stood as good a chance for , hejfcven. 

As Mary Magdalene, purged of her seven. 

When now Thanksgiving takes her j^early circuit. 

It is a merry farce the way they work it. 

Molasses they must have, and quick in search on't 

Each with his jug runs nimbly to the merchant. 

And if this noblest luxury can be had. 

Their eyes are lively and their face how glad ! 

If not, they must adjourn, for that same reason. 

The giving thanks unto another season ; 

For pies and puddings sweet, as well as tarts. 

The great incentives are to thankfnl hearts. 

And they were never brought to such a pass as 

To celebrate this feast without molasses. 

A Sunday's coat held good unnumbered years. 
However oft meanwhile the fashion veers ; 
May be transferred from father down to son 
As long as grass shall grow or water run. 

'Tis on this spot, this Paradise of earth, AJU X*? I-jDO 

(Pardon my arrogance) I boast my birth. 
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GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

OF TH. CHURCH ^ '- JESUS -HKiST 



BRADLEY GENEALOGY. 

Though this, indeed, it were not need confest, 

For so, who reads these lines would sure have guess'd. 

Now what I write, I let my readers know. 

Relates to facts of seventy years ago. 

If any change for better or for worse 

Has since occurred, pray what is that to us ? 

Some rising bard may in a fitting strain 

The present state depict of Crooked Lane. 

Yr humble Serv't, Abraham Bradley. 



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