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  • ID: I259037
  • Name: William BRADFORD
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Col. William /Bradford/
  • Birth: 5 AUG 1719 in New York City, New York Co., NY
  • Death: 25 SEP 1791 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
  • Note:
    BRADFORD, William, soldier, was born in New York, 1719. He was a grandson of William Bradford, the first printer of New York, and was a partner for a while with his uncle, Andrew Sowles, in Philadelphia. He went to England in 1741; secured printing material and a library, and on his return to Philadelphia began the [p.380] publication of the Pennsylvania Journal, Dec. 2, 1742. In 1754 he established a coffee-house after the fashion of those in London, and in 1762 initiated a marine-insurance office in conjunction with a Mr. Rydd. He assailed the stamp act, and denounced the pretentious claims of the British government in the columns of his paper. He was a member of the Pennsylvania militia in the revolutionary war; was commissioned major, afterwards colonel; fought at Princeton and was wounded at Trenton. He helped defend Fort Mifflin, Nov. 16, 1777, when bombarded by the British fleet. He sacrificed money and health for his country, and when the British troops evacuated Philadelphia he returned an invalid. The Pennsylvania Journal continued under the management of his son Thomas. It became afterwards the True American. He died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA, Sept. 25, 1791.

    from: Bradford Immigrants at Bradford Genealogy Webpage, Copyright 2004, BradfordGenealogy.org (lists the source as Biographies of Notable Americans, 1904)
    @http://www.bradfordgenealogy.org/BradfordImmigrants.html, July 28, 2004




    Father: William BRADFORD b: 1688 in New York City, New York Co., NY
    Mother: Sytie (Sarah) SANTVOORD b: 14 APR 1695 in New York City, New York Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Rachel BUDD b: ABT 1716 in Northampton, Burlington Co., NJ
    • Married: ABT 1744
    Children
    1. Has No Children Thomas BRADFORD b: 4 MAY 1745 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
    2. Has No Children Stacey BRADFORD b: 1 JAN 1746/47 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
    3. Has No Children William BRADFORD , US Attorney General b: 14 SEP 1755 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
    4. Has No Children Schuyler BRADFORD b: ABT 1757 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
    5. Has No Children Rachel BRADFORD b: 1764 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
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