BRADFORD Philemon A.

BRADFORD Philemon A.[1]

Male 1816 - 1864  (47 years)

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  • Name BRADFORD Philemon A. 
    Born 1 Nov 1816  Turner, Oxford=>Androscoggin, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Philemon A. Bradford birth record
    Philemon A. Bradford birth record
    Gender Male 
    Marriage Intent 2 Jan 1847  Turner, Oxford=>Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lydia Jane Noyes of Turner 
    Military Between 15 Dec 1863 and 7 Aug 1864  [5
    as a Private with Company A, 30th Maine Infantry Regiment 
    Philemon A. Bradford Feb 1864 civil war letter from Louisiana to wife Lydia J. (Noyes) Bradford
    Philemon A. Bradford Feb 1864 civil war letter from Louisiana to wife Lydia J. (Noyes) Bradford

    Franklin Feb 24 1864
    Dear wife as I maid A mistak in
    In writing sayen I was in the State of
    Indiana and you migt think strang that we
    had got away of into that state I is well
    be A writing to you as I have nothing else to do
    we ar in the state of Louisiana about 130 miles
    from New Orleans so when you write direct
    to New Orleans Louisiana Co. A 30 Me. Reg
    and it will com to us whear ever we be thear
    ar an number of negroes about here it is said
    theare is 500 in camp on the other side of the river
    or Bayou as they call it. I talkt with A number
    of them they ar more enteligent then I exspect to
    find them they know about what is going on as
    well as the whites I can receiv more information from
    them then I can get from the whites that belong here
    what is not implied by the government an
    while the women ar cooking or washing for the soldiers
    the children fetch most of the water is curious to see
    little girls not so big as Liza caring A pail of water
    on her head without toutching it or spiling a drop
    I took diner yesterday with the cook had backt pidgeons
    fresh leaf corn cake ____its is quite warm
    here after the sun gits up so I am glad to git into
    the shade but damp cool nights Thear is no hile to be seen
    about here very rich deep soil thear is not any rebel army
    anywhear near these The 22 Reg. got into New Orleans
    about ½ hour before we did did not git up here
    until Sunday I com onto my post about sunrise stay
    until breakfast time go down eat my breakfast com back
    until noon & stay until 7 o clock it is easy a chore
    as any one could wish for Thear is an orange groved
    in front of the house whitch I walk in or set under
    as I like. Yours in love Philemon A. Bradford

    Veteran & Patriot of the Civil War
    Veteran & Patriot of the Civil War
    _UID C48E0D38EB9ED5118A06444553540000C68C 
    Died 7 Aug 1864  Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    • (died from disease in army hospital.)
    Philemon Bradford death affidavit
    Philemon Bradford death affidavit

    I Vance Merrill of Turner, County
    of Androscoggin and State of Maine on
    oath depose and say that my age is
    fifty nine years, that I have been
    acquainted with Philemon A. Bradford
    late a Soldier in Co. A, 30 Regt. of
    Maine Volunteers, from childhood -
    that I have even resided in the same
    neighborhood with him that he
    died in Brattleboro, Vt. on or
    about the Seventh day of August
    1864, that I was not present when
    he died, but I arrived there soon
    after his death and removed his
    remains to the town of Turner where
    the body was buried, that I found
    the "tag or band hereto annexed
    attached" to the clothing of him the
    said Bradford - that he left a widow
    by the name of Lydia Bradford who is
    still a widow and unmarried and
    now resides within fifty rods of my
    residence.

    Vance Merrill

    Buried Aft 7 Aug 1864  Turner, Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Maple Grove Cemetery 
    Philemon A. & Lydia J. (Noyes) Bradford monument
    Philemon A. & Lydia J. (Noyes) Bradford monument

    PHILEMON A. BRADFORD
    DIED
    At Brattleboro, Vt.
    Aug. 7, 1864
    AET. 47 yrs. 8 mos. 6 ds.

    LYDIA
    his wife
    Died Mar. 3, 1903
    AEt. 78 yrs 9 mos. 25 ds.

    Notes 
    • 1843, Soldier in Militia of Maine, Capt. Joshua Webb.
    Person ID I13560  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2019 

    Father BRADFORD Ephraim,   b. Abt 1783, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1851, Turner, Oxford=>Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother DAWES Lovisa "Lovsey",   b. 30 Nov 1780, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1860, Turner, Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 7 Jun 1807  Turner, Oxford=>Androscoggin, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Family ID F22962  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family NOYES Lydia Jane,   b. 8 May 1824, Livermore, Oxford=>Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1903, Turner, Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1847  Turner, Oxford=>Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
    • (The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I has no date.)
    Philemon A. & Lydia Jane (Noyes) Bradford marriage intention
    Philemon A. & Lydia Jane (Noyes) Bradford marriage intention
    Children 
     1. BRADFORD Harriet Jane,   b. 1847,   d. 1932  (Age 85 years)
     2. BRADFORD Mary L.,   b. 1850,   d. 6 Jul 1901, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     3. BRADFORD Phillip,   b. 17 Oct 1852, Turner, Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928, Turner, Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. BRADFORD Joseph,   b. 1854,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. BRADFORD John H.,   b. 1855,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. BRADFORD Edmond,   b. 26 May 1859, Turner, Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. BRADFORD Ida Alice,   b. 13 May 1863, Turner, Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931, Turner, Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Documents
    Philemon A. & Lydia J. (Noyes) Bradford marriage record
    Philemon A. & Lydia J. (Noyes) Bradford marriage record
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F5125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Nov 1816 - Turner, Oxford=>Androscoggin, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Intent - Lydia Jane Noyes of Turner - 2 Jan 1847 - Turner, Oxford=>Androscoggin, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jan 1847 - Turner, Oxford=>Androscoggin, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Aug 1864 - Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Maple Grove Cemetery - Aft 7 Aug 1864 - Turner, Androscoggin, Maine
    Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Philemon A. Bradford
    Philemon A. Bradford

    Title: Philemon A. Bradford, Turner
    Creation Date: circa 1861
    Subject Date: circa 1861
    Town: Turner
    County: Androscoggin
    State: ME
    Media: Tintype
    Dimensions: 3.5 cm x 3 cm

    Bradford Homestead
    Bradford Homestead
    Homestead of Philemon A. Bradford and Lydia Jane (Noyes) Bradford in Turner, circa 1870.
    Bradford Homestead - 2003
    Bradford Homestead - 2003
    Philemon Bradford home - 2013
    Philemon Bradford home - 2013
    Veteran & Patriot of the Civil War
    Veteran & Patriot of the Civil War

    Documents
    Philemon A. Bradford Feb 1864 civil war letter from Louisiana to wife Lydia J. (Noyes) Bradford
    Philemon A. Bradford Feb 1864 civil war letter from Louisiana to wife Lydia J. (Noyes) Bradford

    Franklin Feb 24 1864
    Dear wife as I maid A mistak in
    In writing sayen I was in the State of
    Indiana and you migt think strang that we
    had got away of into that state I is well
    be A writing to you as I have nothing else to do
    we ar in the state of Louisiana about 130 miles
    from New Orleans so when you write direct
    to New Orleans Louisiana Co. A 30 Me. Reg
    and it will com to us whear ever we be thear
    ar an number of negroes about here it is said
    theare is 500 in camp on the other side of the river
    or Bayou as they call it. I talkt with A number
    of them they ar more enteligent then I exspect to
    find them they know about what is going on as
    well as the whites I can receiv more information from
    them then I can get from the whites that belong here
    what is not implied by the government an
    while the women ar cooking or washing for the soldiers
    the children fetch most of the water is curious to see
    little girls not so big as Liza caring A pail of water
    on her head without toutching it or spiling a drop
    I took diner yesterday with the cook had backt pidgeons
    fresh leaf corn cake ____its is quite warm
    here after the sun gits up so I am glad to git into
    the shade but damp cool nights Thear is no hile to be seen
    about here very rich deep soil thear is not any rebel army
    anywhear near these The 22 Reg. got into New Orleans
    about ½ hour before we did did not git up here
    until Sunday I com onto my post about sunrise stay
    until breakfast time go down eat my breakfast com back
    until noon & stay until 7 o clock it is easy a chore
    as any one could wish for Thear is an orange groved
    in front of the house whitch I walk in or set under
    as I like. Yours in love Philemon A. Bradford

    Lydia Jane (Noyes) Bradford civil war pension files
    Lydia Jane (Noyes) Bradford civil war pension files

  • Sources 
    1. [S106] Internet Online Homepage, Laurel (Perry) Van Deusen laurelv@piedmontenvironmental.com changed to laurelv@bellsouth.net "Philemon Bradford: The Lost Pilgrim Brother: Turner Maine".

    2. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #121585504 [Connie Lagasse Russell] 12/11/2013.

    3. [S7267] Internet-Database-ancestry.com-Maine, Birth Records, 1715-1922, Maine State Archives; Cultural Building, 84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084; Pre 1892 Delayed Returns; Roll Number: 11.

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    5. [S5852] Internet-Civil War-U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine.

    6. [S7599] Internet-NARA, NARA Recod Group 08-063, Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and other veterans of the Army and Navy Who Served Mainly in the Civil War and the War with Spain, Box 31940, Cert 44390 (online via Fold3.com).

    7. [S3163] Periodical-The Mayflower Quarterly, Vol. 73 No. 1 Page 83; March 2007 "Correction to William Bradford".

    8. [S106] Internet Online Homepage, Laurel (Perry) Van Deusen laurelv@piedmontenvironmental.com changed to laurelv@bellsouth.net "Philemon Bradford: The Lost Pilgrim Brother: Turner Maine".

    9. [S65] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I, p.222.

    10. [S35] Marriage-O/L-ME State Archives Marriage Records.

    11. [S7077] Internet-Database-ancestry.com-Maine, Marriage Index, 1670-1921, Film Number: 000009755.