Biography of John Bradbury
Franklin County, VT Biographies





Bradbury, John, was born in York, Me., where he lived and died, aged about ninety years. He was a deacon in the Congregational church, and followed the occupation of farmer. He married Elizabeth Ingram, of the same town, daughter of Josiah Ingram, and his children were John, Dorcas, Mary, Samuel, and David Bradbury. The latter was born in York, Me., and lived for many years in Hopkinton, Mass., where he died in 1852, at the we of forty three. He was a carpenter by trade, and married Sophia Chase, of York, Me., daughter of Josiah and Elizabeth (Grow) Chase. His children were William B., Elizabeth, Cotton C., Edward, and Jotham C. Cotton C. Bradbury, born in York, Me., November 3, 1814, came to St. Albans in 1840 as a blacksmith. In 1844 he came to Swanton and settled on a farm where he now resides. He married, first, Harriet Bowers, of Swanton, daughter of Benjamin Bowers. His second marriage was with Lydia Hongsinger. They have one adopted daughter, Hattie, who married E Fred Corliss, son of Daniel Corliss. They have three children, Frederick, Fletcher B., and Irene M.

Brooks, Adonijah was born in Massachusetts, and came to St. Albans in 1788 among the early settlers, being one of the first men who paid a tax in the town and the first settler on a farm. He died October 3, 1809, aged seventy one. The epitaph on his tombstone reads as follows:

"Look, passenger, when passing bye,
As you are now, so once was I;
As I am now, so you must be,
Prepare, therefore, to follow me."


He married Olive Harrington, of Massachusetts, who died March 20, 1828, aged eighty eight. His children were Haunaniah, Azariab, Eleazer, Adonijah, Dolly, and Asahel. The latter was born in Granville, N. Y., and came to St. Albans, where he died December 23, 1836, aged fifty five years, six month; and ten days. He married Polly Todd, of New Hampshire, and his chilthen were Levi H., Lucy N., Alonzo W., Julius H., Anatetia F., May L., Elihu J., Melaucton B., and Asaliel A. The latter, born August 11, 1822, at St. Albans, Vt., has been a merchant in Swanton, Vt., for twenty five years, and is also a farmer. He has held many offices of trust in the town, and is now overseer of the poor. He also served three terms in the legislature. He married Matilda, daughter of Jeremiah and Mary (Parsons) Sanborn, of Swanton, and their children are Cassius L., bore August 24, 1844; Merton H., born February 14, 1850; Willie H., born June 30, 1856; Lucia A., born May 21, 1858; George A., born October 29, 1860; and Asahel A., born September 13, 1866. Mr. Brooks married, second, Caroline C. Crampton, of Swanton, daughter of David and Lovina (Abel) Crampton. He is now a resident of Swanton. His children by his second marriage are Albert C., born June 11, 1872, and Ada E., born December 17, 1874. Hannaniah Brooks served in the war of the Revolution under Greene and Washington, and was at Valley Forge and saw Andre hanged. He died aged ninety nine. Azariah and Eleazer Brooks were also Revolutionary pensioners. Elihu J. and Melancton served in the war of the Rebellion. Samuel Todd served in the Revolution, and was present at the battle of Bunker Hill. He died May 29, 1840, at the age of ninety eight.


From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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