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The Society of Mayflower Descendants Joseph Bradford 1771 Haddam, CT

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Re: The Society of Mayflower Descendants Joseph Bradford 1771 Haddam, CT

Posted: 1354993070000
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Two letters were written to Joseph Bradford in 1834. They were written on two large papers and folded in to the middle. They have a postal marking of a type. The postal marking is for Rome Jun 18 N ?. One letter is addressed to Joseph Bradford in Paris Green, Oneida, NY. The other one does not have a postal marking and the address reads "Mr Joseph Bradford, Paris Green, Oneida and below that Constableville}August 12, New York. More than one family member wrote portions of the letters and signatures include the full first and last name Joseph Bradford, Almira Bradford, Martha Bradford. There are also partial names such as Alva, Richard, Nancy, Hamilton, Russel, Sophilia, etc. Other names included are Madison Burns, Esq. Rea, Betsey Shaver, Coon or Cone, and the Allens, Relationships are indicated such as sister, etc. Other locations are included inside the letters such as West Turin, Lenox, a letter from Alva in Le Roy and a letter from Connecticut. They are dated for 1834. They mention smallpox affecting the area. A Sophilia or Sophila dies. The letters in one place say "your affectionate sister Almira Bradford" but sister, father, mother and brother are mentioned in several spots.

I hope to hear from anyone connected to these families. I have found supporting documents for many, although not much for Madison Burns. We also have photos of the two brothers Alva and Joseph Bradford (photographed at the same setting) and one photo that is only labeled as a sister to them. The photos are obviously from a later time period. Another photo is of an H.H. Bennett marked Hartford, CT. There are other labeled photos, and stamped items as well as some that are not identified. These have already been donated to more than one national organization so there is no interest in any monetary way. I can indicate who they have been donated to through the personal message service.
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