Gideon Bradford

Gideon Bradford

Birth
Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 18 Oct 1793 (aged 74)
Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 29364027 · View Source
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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

SELECTMAN

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A BIOGRAPHY OF GIDEON BRADFORD, ESQ., by Laurence Overmire (6th great grandson), Sept. 2016:

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. 18, 1793, at the age of 74 and was laid to rest in Ye Olde Burial Grounds in Plympton (now Hillcrest Cemetery).






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  • Created by: Laurence Overmire
  • Added: 27 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29364027
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gideon Bradford (27 Oct 1718–18 Oct 1793), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29364027, citing Hillcrest Cemetery, Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Laurence Overmire (contributor 46950879) .