Biography of Henry Bradford
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Bradford, Henry, Louisville, was born in Louisville, March 7, 1837, a son of Samuel, a son of Joseph, a son of William and Jane Bradford, of England, who removed to Ire1and, where Joseph was born November 12, 1776, in Banbridge, County Down. He came to America in 1785, landing in Philadelphia. He settled in New London, Conn., where he married, and went to Vermont, and finally came to Louisville, June 15, 1806, and settled on the river road, three miles east of subject, and in 1814 came to where William Bradford now resides and spent the remainder of his days; his death occurred July 6, 1834. His wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Colfax) Rose, born in Wethersfield, Conn., December 12, 1771, and died October 26, 1856. They had four sons and one daughter. Samuel Bradford was born in Pawlet, Vt., 1796, and came to Louisville with his parents in 1806. He was twice married: first to Abigail Wright, born in Vermont, whose parents came to Louisville in an early day. Mrs. Bradford died May. 12, 1830. She had two daughters. Elizabeth and Mary. His second wife was Mary Chaplin, daughter of John E. and Polly Perkms, born in Massena, December 10, 1807. Her father was born in 1783, and came to Massena in 1805. This second marriage produced two sons: William, born November 17, 1834, and the subject of this sketch. Mr. Bradford was a Whig, and a Republican after the formation of that party; he was supervisor, custom house officer, and justice of the peace, holding the latter office many years. He died November 1, 1871, and his wife February 25, 1881. Henry Bradford has been a steamboat pilot on the St. Lawrence from 1868 to 1894 inclusive. He owns 154 acres of land and follows general farming, keeping a dairy of thirteen cows. He is a Republican, and has been inspector of customs for six years. He is a member of Waddington Lodge, No. 393, F. & A. M. September 28, 1859, he was married to Mary L., daughter of Reuben and Lucy Allen, born in Canton, June 16, 1840. Reuben Allen was born in Madrid in 1807, and his wife in Louisville in 1808. Mr. Allen and wife had four children. He died at Springville, Wis., in 1855, and his wife in Canton in July, 1843. Henry Bradford and wife have three children: Mary R, born April 22, 1863, educated in Lawrenceville Academy and Potsdam Normal School; her profession is that of an artist, and she has much ability in that line; Samuel P., born March 3, 1867, educated in Ogdeusburg, and is engaged as a commerical traveler; Walter A., born March 30, 1871, educated in the common schools, is at home.

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