Malden home, settled in Medford, and engaged in business, for he was assessed a poll tax in 1791, and the following year had personal property.
He was married by Dr. Osgood, October 14, 1795 (the good minister's diary verifies the fact), to Elizabeth Floyd of Medford, who was born July 14, 1768.
She was the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Bradshaw) Floyd, who were married October 31, 1765.
Her father came from Roxbury; her mother was descended from John Bradshaw, one of the earliest recordFloyd, who were married October 31, 1765.
Her father came from Roxbury; her mother was descended from John Bradshaw, one of the earliest recorded tax payers of Medford.
William and Elizabeth Bradbury had a family of eight children.
He was a cooper, did a good business, and lived in a comfortable way. We can trace his prosperity by increased tax rates.
In 1797 he had one-half a dwelling house and another building, and two years later, a cow and stock in trade.
Later the assessors' valuation book shows he owned a whole house, another building, a barn, probably, for he was taxed for a cow and a pig, two acres of tillage, eight of p