Sarah <I>Bradford</I> Ellis

Sarah Bradford Ellis

Birth
Death 2 Sep 1837 (aged 89)
Burial Franklin County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 29359871 · View Source
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3G GRANDDAUGHTER OF GOV. WILLIAM BRADFORD OF THE MAYFLOWER

DESCENDANT OF RICHARD WARREN OF THE MAYFLOWER

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A BIOGRAPHY OF SARAH "SALLY" BRADFORD ELLIS, by Laurence Overmire (5th great grandson), Aug. 2008:

Sarah "Sally" Bradford was born in Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, May 19, 1748, the third of seven children of Gideon Bradford and Jane "Jennee" Paddock. Her father was the great great grandson of Gov. William Bradford of the Mayflower. Her mother has been shown to be a descendant of the immigrant Augustine Bearse whose Native American wife Mary Hyanno was reportedly the great granddaughter of Chief Canonicus of the Narragansett nation.

On Mar. 19, 1767, at Plympton First Church, Plympton, Massachusetts with Rev. Jonathan Parker presiding, 19-year-old Sarah married 22-year-old Freeman Ellis, the son of Joel Ellis, Jr., and Phebe Freeman. Sarah gave birth to six children: Joanna, Mercy, Benjamin, Jane Bradford, Sarah "Sally," and Freeman II.

During the Revolution, Freeman served as a Corporal in Capt. John Bradford's Co. which marched to Marshfield, Massachusetts, on the alarm of April 19, 1775, the date on which British and American soldiers exchanged fire in Lexington and Concord. He enlisted again on May 2, 1775 and was promoted to Sgt. in Capt. Bradford's Co. Freeman also served as a private in Capt. James Harlow's Co., commanded by 1st Lt. Elijah Bisbee, Jr., Col. Thomas Lothrop's regiment, Brig. Joseph Cushing's brigade for 16 days of service marching on an alarm to Bristol, R.I.

Freeman and Sarah moved to Hartford, Oxford County, Maine in 1792. Freeman died there in 1802, at the age of 56. Sarah was a woman of strong character. As a widow, she managed her large family quite well.

Sarah died at the home of her son, Freeman Ellis, at Carthage, Franklin County, Maine, on Sept. 2, 1837, at the age of 89. She was buried in Storer Hill Cemetery in Carthage, Maine.

Note: Only a piece of Sarah's tombstone remains today. It must have said "wife of Freeman Ellis." The death date matches Sarah's death date, Sept. 2, 1837.





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  • Created by: Laurence Overmire
  • Added: 27 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29359871
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Bradford Ellis (19 May 1748–2 Sep 1837), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29359871, citing Storer Hill Cemetery, Franklin County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Laurence Overmire (contributor 46950879) .