1727 - 1758
||18 Feb 1727
||Tolland, CT 
||14 Sep 1758
||French & Indian War, USA 
||Bradley - Post
||26 Jul 2002 |
||George Bradley, b. 1667, d. 20 Apr 1741, Tolland, CT |
||Hannah Braman, b. 1690, Norton, Massachusetts , d. Yes, date unknown |
||29 May 1717
||Hannah (Bush) King, d. 30 Jun 1797 |
||15 Dec 1749
||Tolland, CT 
| ||1. Betsey Bradley, d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||2. Jabez Bradley, b. 31 May 1751, Tolland, CT , d. 07 Sep 1825|
| ||3. Hannah Bradley, b. 03 Feb 1753, Tolland, CT , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||4. Ruth Bradley, b. 25 May 1755, Tolland, CT , d. 02 Oct 1835, Munn lists, 10 Feb |
| ||5. Susanna Bradley, b. 25 Sep 1757, Tolland, CT , d. Yes, date unknown|
- ||||Jabez was a soldier in the French and Indian War and, in fact, appears to have died in battle.
According to War 1675-1775 Colonial, Volume 1, a Jabez Bradley was in private service in 1757 (original Vol VII, entry 21a).
I was given permission to examine the original document that contained the reference to Jabez in private service, titled Vol 7 French War. It appears to be a log of fiscal and supply activityat Fort William Henry around 1757. From the page where Jabez is mentioned is:
(Page Heading) In Colony of Connecticut to Capt. (??) and
the company under his command and Lt. Joseph Pitkins
Regiment for their service at the time of the alarm for
relief of Fort William Henry and parts adjacent August, Anno
John Abbot, Abnea West, Thather Lothrop,...,Samuel
Huntington, Jabez Bradley,...31 Privates in Service 14 days
each @ 34 pr. mo. each makes 24.16
This section obviously is a record of payments made.
The Archives probate index lists Jabez Bradley of Tolland, dated 1758, Hartford District.
I examined the microfilm pertaining to that entry, and found the following:
An inventory of the estate of Jabez Bradley. It reads, in part:
Hartford County Tolland October 10th 1758.
We the subscribers hereunto, being desired to apprise the
estate of Jabez Bradley late of Tolland dec. and being under
oath have apprised the same as hereafter particularly we
have entered the same.
L S D
One Handkerchief 0 4 0
a pair of boots 0 8 0
Beds, bedsteads and covering 6 11 0
Pots, kettles, and ironware 1 0 0
Yoak and iron plows and chains 3 13 6
Iron shod wheels and cart 4 10 0
A looking glass and 49 bushels
of wheat 9 8 6
Meat cattle 19 3 0
Sheep and Hay 18 10 0
a Yoke of oxen 12 5 0
1014 pounds of pork 7 7 10
one farm of Land 84 0 0
the old farm of Land 350 0 0
At the bottom of the document are the signatures of three men, the "apprisors". Assumedly, the above valuations are in Pounds, Shillings, and (Pence?). The total valuation appears to bearound 530 Pounds. This inventory appears on one 9 by 12 inch sheet. On a separate microfilm page, but what may be the reverse side of the inventory, is a note that Hannah and Jabez (Jr)Bradley apparentley filed the inventory with the court.
There was also a document dated 5 January 1759 that appears to be a performance bond for the executors of Jabez's estate, Hannah and Josiah Bradley. Essentially, they paid 300 pounds bond tothe Judge as surety for the execution of the estate, with a final accounting due the court by the 5th of January 1760.
The document is signed by the marks of Hannah Bradley, Josiah Bradley, and Henry Bradley. The document is a pre-printed form, with names and dates handwritten.
According to "Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War", Volume II (Collections of the CT Historical Society Vol X), Jabez either "Dyed, Deserted, or Captivated" on 14 September,1758. Since he never returned home, it is probably safe to say that he did not desert. Therefore, I believe it is proper to assume that he died on that day, or very soon afterward. He islisted as having been in the 12th Company under Captain Chapman.
- [S17] Vital Records Tolland, (CT State Library, Hartford, CT), Barbour Coll.., , and note records may use name John.
- [S2] Rolls of CT Men, (CT Hist. Soc., Vol X), , p. 28.
- [S17] Vital Records Tolland, (CT State Library, Hartford, CT), Barbour Coll.., , Vol. 2 p. 10.