Profile of the Day: Simon Bradstreet

Posted March 18, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

Simon Bradstreet

Do you have Massachusetts Bay Colony ancestors? On this day in 1603, Simon Bradstreet, the last Massachusetts Bay Colony governor, was born in Horbling, England. Bradstreet arrived in Boston with John Winthrop aboard the Arabella and was very much involved in colonial politics. He was married to Anne Bradstreet, who was the first poet and first female writer to be published in Colonial America. Her work was very influential to the Puritans of her time.

Amongst their prominent descendants is President Herbert Hoover, who is the former governor’s 8th great grandson.

Have early American colonial roots? Explore Simon Bradstreet’s family tree and see how you’re related!


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