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Gustavus Clark Bradley
  • Born: 18 Aug 1811, New Haven CT
  • Marriage (1): Caroline W. Hotchkiss on 1 Aug 1838 in New Haven CT
  • Died: 11 Jan 1853

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He was a partner in 1840 with Zebul Bradley in New Haven CT as Z. BRADLEY & SON 1

  • Advertised in the Price & Lee's New Haven City Directory (New Haven CT), 1840,
  • He worked in 1840-1841 as a watchmaker in Binghamton NY 1
  • Letter to his wife, Caroline, in New Haven CT
    Private Collection 1

    Binghamton March 26th 1840

    Dear wife,

                                  I arrived about 15 minutes ago. I have been out 2 nights and 1 day on the road and no sleep. I therefore feel quite tired and do not feel much like writing but I know you would feel anxious if I did not. I cannot tell you much about Binghamton yet. It commenced snowing the evening that I left N. York and it snowed for 2 days so that we had good sleighing last night and this morning. I do not think that I would have started quite so soon if I had known that we were going such weather. It is horrid travelling. I feel almost tired out. but I think 1 good nights rest will make me feel better. To morrow I intend to look around the place and I will write you more about that. I cannot now for I can hardly keep my eyes open. While I am writing here in the Hotel there stands one of those cursed . . . Jewelry peddlars selling his Jewelry & lying and Cheating every word he speaks it is strange that people will be taken in so. I think by what I can learn that I shall stand a perty good Chance here, but store rents are high. However I will tell you more about it. I feel lost with out you but I think that I shall be back in about a week, so good bye and be a good girl. kiss ( ) for me. My love to all

    I remain your affectionate Husband

    Gustavus C. Bradley

  • He worked in 1842-1845 as a jeweler in Kingston NY 1
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at New Haven CT, listed as a laborer.

Gustavus married Caroline W. Hotchkiss on 1 Aug 1838 in New Haven CT. (Caroline W. Hotchkiss was born on 30 Sep 1811 in New Haven CT and died on 10 Mar 1884.)

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