|Birth: ||Oct. 27, 1718|
|Death: ||Oct. 8, 1793|
GREAT GREAT GRANDSON OF RICHARD WARREN OF THE MAYFLOWER
GREAT GREAT GRANDSON OF WILLIAM BRADFORD OF THE MAYFLOWER
NEPHEW OF SAMUEL GRAY (FIRST AMERICAN TO DIE IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR)
1ST COUSIN OF EXPLORER CAPT. ROBERT GRAY
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
A BIOGRAPHY OF GIDEON BRADFORD, ESQ., by Larry Overmire (6th great grandson), Aug. 2008:
Gideon Bradford was born in Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Oct. 17, 1718, the second of ten children of Lt. Samuel Bradford and Sarah Gray. His father was the great grandson of Gov. William Bradford of the Mayflower. His mother was the half-sister of Samuel Gray, the first American to die in the Revolutionary War. She was also the aunt of Capt. Robert Gray, the American explorer who discovered the Columbia River and staked America's claim to the Oregon Territory.
On Oct. 8, 1741, at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 23-year-old Gideon married 24-year-old Jane Paddock, the daughter of Deacon Ichabod Paddock and Joanna Faunce. Jane gave birth to seven children: Levi, Joseph, Sarah, Samuel, Gideon, Calvin, and Jennie.
Gideon lived in the northern part of Plympton near the Old Furnace. In 1761, he moved to the southern part of town and purchased about 200 acres. He was the owner of the Old Forge on the Winnetuxet River, which he operated until they stopped making iron in 1774. At that point, he moved to Charlotte Furnace in the southern part of Carver. An important and respected member of the community, Gideon held various positions of authority including Justice of the Peace, Selectman, and Assessor, as well as moderator of Plympton town meetings.
He died in Plympton on Oct. 8, 1793, at the age of 74 and was laid to rest in Ye Olde Burial Grounds in Plympton.
Samuel Bradford (1683 - 1740)
Sarah Gray Hunt (1697 - 1770)
Jane Paddock Bradford (1717 - 1795)
Sarah Bradford Ellis (1748 - 1837)*
Gideon Bradford (1752 - 1805)*
John Bradford (1717 - 1770)*
Gideon Bradford (1718 - 1793)
William Bradford (1720 - 1724)*
William Bradford (1729 - 1808)*
Mercy Bradford (1731 - 1731)*
Abigail Bradford Stetson (1732 - 1776)*
Samuel Bradford (1740 - 1813)*
Created by: Laurence Overmire
Record added: Aug 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29364027