Son of William Bradford, second governor of Plymouth Colony. Bradford Jr was assistant to the colony, deputy governor, treasurer and a Major in King Philip War where he was severely wounded at the Narraganset Fort Fight.
Bradford wrote his will June 29, 1703, he died Feb. 20, 1703/4, his small moveable inventory was taken Feb. 28, 1703/4, his will probated Mar. 10, 1703/4 and recorded Mar. 29, 1704. Per the old Julian calendar then in use in England and the American colonies. (Info. provided by Don Blauvelt 8/10/15)
Married Alice Richards B. 06/16/1627, D. 12/12/1671
Married Mary (Fitch) Wiswall
Married Mary (Wood) Holmes
Here lyes ye body
of Honourable Major
who expired Febr ye 20th
1703/4 Aged 71 years.
He lived long but still was doing good,
& in his country's service lost much blood.
After a life well spent he's now at rest,
His very name and memory is blest.
Epitaphs from Burial Hill
By Bradford Kingman
Mercy Bradford Steele
Alice Bradford Fitch
Hannah Bradford Ripley
Melatiah Bradford Steele
Sarah Bradford Baker
David Kingston Bradford