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Sarah Elizabeth Hopkins Bradford
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1818
Mount Morris
Livingston County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1912
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA

Youngest of 7 children of Hon. Samuel Miles Hopkins 1772-1837 & Sarah Elizabeth Rogers 1778-1866.
Siblings:
William Rogers Hopkins
Dr. Samuel Miles Hopkins b1813
Col. Woolsey Rogers Hopkins
Mary Elizabeth 1802-1859 m. 1826 William Gordon Ver Planck
Julia Ann 1807-1849 m. 1831 William Eaton Sill of Geneva, NY
Hester Rogers 1808-1845 m. 1839 Charles Alexander Rose of Clyde, Wayne Co., NY

Wife of John Melancthon Bradford, a prominent Albany, NY lawyer. They married May 15, 1839.

Mother of 6 children:

Charles Cooper Bradford died Civil War.

William Hopkins Bradford died Civil War.

Mary Bradford m. 1. Horatio Potter, son of Bishop Potter, the Bishop of NY. 2. Admiral Crowninshield of Boston, who is buried with wife Mary Bradford in Arlington Cemetery. Mary wrote 2 books on the lighthouses of the Atlantic Coast.

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bradford m. Edmund Hamilton Smith, son of Judge Smith of Canandaigua, NY and a professor at Hobart College.

John M. Bradford, Jr. died Dec. 9, 1929 in Geneva.

Louise Bradford died 1942 m. Judge Joseph Varnum of Rochester.


Sarah Elizabeth (Hopkins) Bradford was the author of numerous books, including biographies of Columbus, Harriet Tubman and Peter the Great. She also wrote children's books, magazine articles, poetry and a history and directory of Geneva, NY which was published in 1862. She was the great aunt of Samuel Hopkins Adams, another prolific author known for his Erie Canal stories.

After her husband's death in 1860, she opened a seminary for girls & young ladies in Geneva. Later she spent 8 years in Europe where she educated her daughters.

This is a John Hopkins of Cambridge, MA 1634 line.
Sarah8 Hopkins Bradford, Samuel7 Miles Hopkins, Samuel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, John3, Stephen2, John1 of Cambridge, MA. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Miles Hopkins (1772 - 1837)
  Sarah Elizabeth Rogers Hopkins (1778 - 1866)
 
 Spouse:
  John Melancthon Bradford (1813 - 1860)
 
 Children:
  John Melancthon Bradford (____ - 1928)*
  Elizabeth Bradford Smith (____ - 1925)*
  Charles Cooper Bradford (1840 - 1865)*
  William Hopkins Bradford (1842 - 1864)*
  Mary Bradford Crowninshield (1844 - 1913)*
  Louise Livingston Bradford Varnum (1854 - 1943)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Elizabeth Hopkins Ver Planck (1802 - 1857)*
  William Rogers Hopkins (1805 - 1876)*
  Samuel Miles Hopkins (1813 - 1901)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Hopkins Bradford (1818 - 1912)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Sarah Hopkins
Widow of
John Melancthon
Bradford
1818-1912
"Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty."
(verse from Isaiah)
 
Note: Stone is broken off across the top. It stands between her 2 sons Charles & William.
 
Burial:
Washington Street Cemetery
Geneva
Ontario County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Lee Ashmore
Record added: May 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90397346
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Hopkins</i> Bradford
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Sarah Elizabeth <i>Hopkins</i> Bradford
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- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Sep. 13, 2013
GOD Bless You Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth HOPKINS Bradford!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: May. 13, 2013
Your work..... should NEVER be forgotten. It was YOU that helped tell the story of a great lady - and of FREEDOM.Rest in peace.....
- JEFFERY ALLEN RECORD
 Added: Jan. 27, 2013
 
 
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