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 Sarah Elizabeth <I>Hopkins</I> Bradford

Sarah Elizabeth Hopkins Bradford

Mount Morris, Livingston County, New York, USA
Death 25 Jun 1912 (aged 93)
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Burial Geneva, Ontario County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 90397346 · View Source
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Youngest of 7 children of Hon. Samuel Miles Hopkins 1772-1837 & Sarah Elizabeth Rogers 1778-1866.
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 and son of Rev. John M. Bradford of Albany & Mary Lush. 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.


Sarah Hopkins
Widow of
John Melancthon
"Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty."
(verse from Isaiah)

Gravesite Details Stone is broken off across the top. It stands between her 2 sons Charles & William.




  • Created by: Lee Ashmore
  • Added: 19 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90397346
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Elizabeth Hopkins Bradford (20 Aug 1818–25 Jun 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90397346, citing Washington Street Cemetery, Geneva, Ontario County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Lee Ashmore (contributor 47026276) .