Capt Benjamin is the son of Joshua Bradford and Sarah Ann Trott. He married the daughter of William Cookson and Ann Doten on 20 May 1846 in St. Amdrews Parish. Mary Helen Cookson was his first wife and they have six children before she passed on:
Moria Tanhia'Ianthia'Bradford-2 Feb 1868-12 Feb 1849
Clarissa Drusilla Bradford-7 Feb 1848-9 May 1924
Martha Arvilla Bradford-11 Apr 1850-1930
Benjamin Franklin Bradford-12 Jan 1852-8 Sep 1941(Mary Emma Hickey
Harris Greenlaw Bradford-5 Feb 1854-1941
Martin Byrne Bradford-21 Jan 1856
After the death of Mary Ellen he married Francis Sophia Greenlaw about 1856 and they are parents of one daughter before he perished:
Fanny Gertrude Bradford-20 Jun 1860-25 Jan 1864
From the St. Croix Courier on 4 Jan 1877..........
" A telegram was received here on Thursday last by Messrs G.D.King & Sons, announcing the abandonment at sea of the "W.T.King"on her passage for the West Indies to New York. It also announced the death of Chief Officer Capt. Bradford which occurred before the abandonment took place. Capt Bradford having died of sickness and exposure. The Capt leaves a wife and several children."