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Ephraim Bradford

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Lt. Ephraim Bradford
Born in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married in Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
Died in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
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Ephraim Bradford was born in 1685 at Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was the son of William Bradford (Jr.) and his third wife Mary wood Holmes Bradford. He was a grandson of Mayflower Pligrim and Govenor William Bradford.

His wife was Elizabeth Brewster. They were married on February 13, 1710. They had fourteen children[1]. She is apparently a descendant of Pilgrim William Brewster.

Ephraim Bradford died testate between February, 1744 and 1646. At the time he made his will he was a Yeoman and was living in Kingston, Massachusetts. His wife predeceased him. She passed away December 5, 1741 in her fifty-first year.[2]


  • Source: Lainhart, Ann Smith and Wakefield, Robert S., FASG, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Volume 22, William Bradford, General Society of Mayflower Descendents, Plymouth, MA., 2004
  • Source: Title: Beem Genealogy, Publication: family tree done by professional genealogist Howard French in 1936 for Mrs. Berton Beem of Reading, Michigan.
Source: Ruth Gardiner Hall, Descendants of Governor William Bradford through the first seven generations; Publication: N.p.: Bradford Family Compact, 1951.
  • Source: American Marriages Before 1699, Author: Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1997.Original data - Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926. Address:
  • Source: Title: Family Data Collection - Individual Records Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000.
  • Source: Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Title: "FamilySearch," Online at Person ID LZJL-5LY
  • Source: Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived.
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  • Source: Author:, Title: OneWorldTree, Publication: The Generations Network, Inc., Location: Provo, UT, USA; Repository: Http://
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  1. as listed in Mayflower Families Vol 22 p 30-31
  2. Mayflower Families Vol 22 p 301


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  1. as listed in Mayflower Families Vol 22 p 30-31
  2. Mayflower Families Vol 22 p 301
  • Mayflower Ancestral Index, Vol 1., Published by General Society of Mayflower Descendants 1981, pg. 67, Number 3729, Parent 3901
  • Find a Grave[2]

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On March 29, 2015 at 17:46GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Please attach Bradford-2409 as daughter of this couple. Thanks.

On March 29, 2015 at 16:48GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

They had a daughter Lusannah "Lucy" Bradford, b Plymouth 3 May 1721 who married in Kingston 28 May 1752 Seth Everson. See Mary Blaus Edwards, "Descendants of John Everson of Plymouth, Massachusetts," in NEHGS Register, vol 169(2015):44

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