- the first Bradbury to arrive in the Americas (Thomas Bradbury in 1634)
- Mary Bradbury, accused of witchcraft in Salem (in 1692)
Oddly, none of the biographers has thought to provide a family tree. Maybe they are as confused about all this as I am...
To resolve the problem, I had to draw up a family tree myself, based on information gleaned from various sources. Most helpful were The Bradbury Chronicles by Sam Weller and Red Planet, Flaming Phoenix, Green Town by Marvin E. Mengeling. I had to cross-check some information on full names and dates using www.rootsweb.ancestry.com, an excellent genealogy resource, although one which is prone to occasional error since, like Wikipedia, anyone can contribute to it.
No doubt there will be some real genealogists who will be unhappy that I haven't filled in every branch of the Bradbury family tree. My excuse is that I created this to help me make sense of the biographies I was reading. Uncles Bion, Inar and Lester seem to have been influential on Bradbury's life and art - so they are shown. Their spouses and offspring don't seem to have been so influential - so they are left out.
See for yourself: click the image below to reveal my attempt at the Bradbury family tree: