Pedigree of:
James Bradford
1684-1762


Elizabeth
SMITH
1641-1712
= Joshua
RAYMOND
1639-1676
Alice
RICHARDS

1627-1671
= William
BRADFORD

1624- 1704

Ann Smith
RAYMOND

1657-1731
= Thomas
BRADFORD

1657- 1731

James
BRADFORD
1684-1762


Notes and Links

James Bradford*; b. 1684, Norwich CT; d. Mar. 26, 1762, Canterbury CT. Lieutenant James Bradford has been said to have had 4 wives, however only 3 are known, as listed below.

Brief Biography:

James Bradford* (1684-1762) was born in Norwich CT and inherited some farmland from his father in Canterbury CT. He acquired more farmland in Canterbury, some of which was passed down to his son, William Bradford (1718-1781). He prospered as a farmer, raised cattle and tanned hides. He served in his local militia as an Ensign and later as a Lieutenant. Local historians refer to him as "LT. James Bradford" and he was regarded as a "most respected citizen", probably in deference to his moderate wealth and political offices. He was a Deputy from Canterbury to the General Court in Hartford. When he died he left an estate of more than 6,000 pounds and 600 acres of land, an unusually large estate for his time and place.

Footnote on the line to Hugh Marston Hefner b. 1926, founder of Playboy magazine and Playboy Enterprises.

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