William Bradford Quotes

William Bradford
  • William Bradford

  • Date of birth: March 19, 1590
  • Died: May 09, 1657
  • Born: in Austerfield, Yorkshire, England, The United Kingdom.

  • Description: William Bradford was an English leader of the settlers of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, and was elected thirty times to be the Governor after John Carver died. The manuscript of his journal (1620–1647), Of Plymouth Plantation, was not published until 1856. Bradford is credited as the first to proclaim what popular American culture now views as the first Thanksgiving.