In July 1703 Hannah, wife of Samuel Bradford, was dismissed from the Pymouth church and received in the church at Duxbury.
Samuel died in Duxbury on 11 April 1714 at age 46 and was buried in what is now called the Myles Standish Burying Ground in Duxbury. Samuel's will, dated 26 January 1713/14 and proved 16 June 1714, named wife Hannah and son Gershom Bradford as executors. Among the bequests to his family, he gave "to my dear and loving wife Hannah" all the use, rent and income of all the the housing, lands, meadow and orchards which were to belong to son Gamaliel at age 21, and half the income afterwards as long as she remained a widdow. Also, all the income in his 1/4 share of a grist mill and fulling house given to son Gershom. She was also to receive his "Negro servant Called William," his stock of cattle. After his son Gamaliel's marriage, she was to have the two biggest rooms in his house in Duxborough while a widow. She was to have the income of his meadow bought of Caleb Cook, and all the residue of his estate after paying £100 each to his seven children at age 25, namely Gershom, Perez, Gamaliel, Elizabeth, Jerusha and Welthea Bradford, and Hannah Gilbert (at age 27).
Hannah Bradford died in September 1754 in Hingham where her daughters Jerusha Gay and Welthea Lane lived. Hannah's will (dated 16 April 1734, codicil 01 Jun 1747, proved 05 November 1754) names sons Gershom, Peres and Gamaliel Bradford, daughters Hannah Gilburd, Elizabeth Whiton, Jerusha Gay and Wlthean Lane, with son[-in-law] Peter Lane to be executor.
Children recorded at Plymouth, last two probably born Duxbury:
hannah Rogers the daughter of John Rogers & elizabeth his wife was borne november 16 1668
↑ NEHGS, compiler, Vital Records of Duxbury Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA:NEHGS, 1911), p. 136.
↑ 3.03.13.2 Ann Reeves and Alice W.A. Westgate, Mayflower Families Through 5 Generations, Thomas Rogers, Vol. 19 (Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000 [1st printing]), pp. 15, 45-6.
Samuel Bradford was married unto Hannah Rogers on the 31st. of July 1689
↑ Lee D. van Antwerp, Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1993), Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). p. 86. (Link by $ubscription to AmericanAncestors.org)
↑ NEHGS, compiler, Vital Records of Duxbury Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA:NEHGS, 1911), p. 353.
↑ Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 June 2019), memorial page for Samuel Bradford (1667–11 Apr 1714), Find A Grave: Memorial #20507977, citing Myles Standish Burying Ground, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by Ken Saccocia (contributor 47242886). (Includes gravestone photo.)
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Hannah by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: