The Boston News Letter of June 1 1758
From "The Boston News Letter" of June 1, 1758, quotes from a letter dated May 22, 1758, to wit: "They (the Indians) killed and scalped Mr. Bradford, His wife and Mr. Mills' wife and killed her children. Two of Mr Bradford's boys they carried off prisoners, wounded one of his daughters and a boy of Mills dangerously." Joshua Bradford was grinding corn outside that morning and did not hear the warning shots. Since he had earlier that winter saved the life of the the Chief when he was drowning, Joshua did not fear the local Indians.Sarah hid with one of her younger siblings, but two of her brothers were taken captive and brought into Canada. It is said that many years later the two boys returned to the family, but did not like living with them and returned to the Indian Villages that they had been raised in. It is also said that their daughter Melatiah had hid under the bed with her brother, Elisha. when Elisha cried, she crept out and dashed toward the fort. The Indians saw her as they were leaving and started in pursuit. One gave her an ugly wound which was supposed to have severed two lower ribs from the spine. A soldier from the fort where the other children had taken refuge, succeeded in rescuing her. Death: in Friendship, Cornwall county, Maine, (Friendship was called Meduncook).. Burial: Garrison Island is a tidal island that is connected to the mainland at the tip of Bradford Point,Friendship,,Maine at low tide. The cemetery is at the northern tip of the island and is enclosed by an old stone wall and the shoreline. Father: Elish Bradford b: ABT 1669 in Plymouth, Province of New York Mother: Bathshba Le Brock or Brock b: ABT 1670 in Plymouth, Province of New York Marriage: Joshua Bradford b: 23 JUN 1710 in Kingston, Plymouth county, Massachusetts Married: 17 FEB 1736, Kngston, Plymouth county, Massachusetts Known Children Sarah Bradford b: 19 OCT 1739 in Kingston, Plymouth county, Massachusetts NOTES: ~~~~ Knox county created 1 April 1860 from Lincoln county which was Cornwall pre-1760, however reported is: "They may have claimed parts of today's Maine territory, but the court jurisdiction since 1653 was always York county, Commonwealth of MA, until they created new counties." NOTE #2: According to a message received 3/25/12, Joshua and Hannah were siblngs (?). According to message received 3/17/13 they are NOT siblings (?), but are 3rd cousins. NOTE #3:A notation from Linda Matherly on 10/15/13, to wit: This has incorrect information as to her ancesters. Her father was Elisha #50570189 and her mother was Bathsheba Brock Bradford She is my 5 great grandmother. Thank you for your attention NOTE #4: a notation from J L on 1/30/14, to wit: Please remove the incorrect parental links. Hannah's father was Elisha Bradford #50570189 and her mother was Bathsheba BROCK Bradford #105534625. This is easily verified with a little research as it is well known that they were cousins to some degree and not siblings. Source: Carl Raymond Gray, sr's application, the prime organizer of Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants, serving as Chairman first fifteen years with State membership #1, son Maj-Gen Carl R Gray,jr, a charter member of Minnesota's chapter serving as its second Chairman.