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Ephraim Bradford (1685 - 1746)

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Lt. Ephraim Bradford
Born in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
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Son of and [uncertain]
Husband of — married in Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
Bradford-52 created 10 Sep 2010 | Last modified | Last edit: 10 Sep 2017
19:04: Anne B answered a question about Ephraim Bradford [Thank Anne for this | 1 thank-you received]
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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. (THIS IS CORRECT -HOWEVER, WOOD-562 WAS MERGED WITH MARY HOLLAND, WIFE OF WRESTLING BREWSTER. THE CORRECT MOTHER NOW FOR HIM IS Mary Wood

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]


  1. as listed in Mayflower Families Vol 22 p 30-31
  2. Mayflower Families Vol 22 p 301

See Also:

  • 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
  • Ruth Gardiner Hall, Descendants of Governor William Bradford through the first seven generations; Publication: N.p.: Bradford Family Compact, 1951.
  • Mayflower Ancestral Index, Vol 1., Published by General Society of Mayflower Descendants 1981, pg. 67, Number 3729, Parent 3901

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On 19 Aug 2017 at 00:20 GMT Annie Blanchard wrote:

NOT the child of MARY HOLLAND. Please fix this.

On 18 Aug 2017 at 20:03 GMT Rick Pierpont wrote:

Bradford-3824 and Bradford-52 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth and death dates.

On 29 Mar 2015 at 17:46 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

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

On 29 Mar 2015 at 16:48 GMT 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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