Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.
view all

Profiles

  • William Bradford, I (1533 - 1595)
    William Bradford (1533-1595) a prosperous Yeoman farmer, was apparently the first Bradford to settle in Austerfield. In 1577 he had purchased from Anthony Morton; land and houses in Austerfield and Baw...
  • Ephraim Bradford (1690 - 1746)
    He had his estate probated in 1746. He left an estate valued at £1338, but without naming 3 sons and daughters. Each daughter received £208. Parents: Maj. William Bradford and Mary Atwood. Spouse: ...
  • Maj. William Bradford, Jr., Dep. Gov. of Plymouth Colony (1624 - 1703)
    Major William Bradford, Jr Birth: June 17 1624 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Parents: Govenor William Bradford, Alice Carpenter Wife: Alice Richards; Sarah, widow of Francis Griswold; Mar...
  • William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony (1589 - 1657)
    William Bradford Birth: on or before 19 March 1589/90 - Austerfield, Yorkshire, England Christened: 19 March 1589/90 - St. Helen's Chapel, Austerfield, Yorkshire, England Parents: William Bradf...
  • Anne Wilbore (1598 - 1639)
    Ann Bradford was NOT the wife of Samuel Wildbore According to the New England Historic and Genealogical Society in "American Ancestors", Volume 112, pp. 108/109 Ann Bradford is not the wife of Samuel...

William Bradford is considered by historians to be one of the most influential of the Pilgrim settlers for his outstanding leadership, his desire to steadfastly hold to his religious and moral ideals and his determination to keep Plymouth a thriving and independent colony.

he wrote:

>"Being thus arrived in a good harbor and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees and blessed the God of heaven, who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean, and delivered them from all the perils and miseries thereof, again to set their feet on the firm and stable earth, their proper element... But here I cannot but stay and make a pause, and stand half amazed at this poor people's present condition; and so I think will the reader too when he well consider the same."

Links

Sources