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Richard Bradley
  • Born: 11 Oct 1787, Guilford CT
  • Died: 28 Nov 1867, Hartford CT

Cause of his death was Murdered by John Brooks.

  General notes:

Silversmith and clockmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1810-1830 as a silversmith and clockmaker in Hartford CT
    Listed in the 1828 city directory at 15 Morgan Street. 3

  • Watchpaper, c 1825
    American Antiquarian Society
  • He was a partner in 1830-1840 with Rufus? Bunce in Hartford CT as BRADLEY & BUNCE.
  • He worked in 1840-1867 as a silversmith and clockmaker in Hartford CT 3
  • Obituary printed in the The New York Times (New York City NY) on 1 Dec 1867

    Richard Bradley, aged 81 years, a jeweler in Hartford, Conn., unmarried, and a quiet, inoffensive man, was murdered on the evening of the 28th inst., by an English thief named John Brooks and a colored man named Alexander Henry, who broke into his store and robbed it of a few articles of cheap jewelry, knocking the owner
    down and gagging him with a handkerchief. Both the villains were arrested. Immediately after the arrest, the officers entered the store and, though but a few minutes had elapsed, Mr. Bradley was dead of suffocation.

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