Wednesday, June 4, 1997

Susan Bradford

Socialite

Daughter of Elias Boudinot, Susan Boudinot Bradford was the wife of William Bradford, a Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolution, Pennsylvania state attorney general, justice of the Pennsylvania state supreme court, and U.S. Attorney General under George Washington. Tragically, her husband died at the age of 40.

When her father retired to Burlington in 1804, Susan accompanied him to his new home, a mansion standing on 10 acres of land. After her father's death in 1821, she continued to occupy the house, and was recognized as a leader in Burlington's social circles. Her closest friends included Alexander Hamilton's widow Elizabeth and first lady Dolly Madison. In all, Susan Boudinot Bradford lived in Burlington for 47 years, until her death in 1851.

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