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Jefferson Bradbury
Posted by: Joyce Mabry Date: December 17, 2001 at 19:56:20
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I have hit the "brick wall" with my Bradbury surname, so I thought I would just throw my theory out here and see if I got any results.
I am looking for a James Bradbury, my great grandfather. He was born about 1849 in Illinois.I have read all the 1850 census from that state and the only one year old male child in the state is with the family of Jefferson Bradbury in Williamson Co Ill. Now the story goes that he left home as a young man, but he had a large family of siblings. This is a large family in the 1850 census. I read the 1860 census and Jefferson is dead and mother Matilda is head of household. I wrote to Williamson county for information about Jefferson, but someone elses info was in his packet!James is there age 10. By 1870 James is gone from the home, he would have been 20 by that time, and that kind of goes with the theory that he leaves home as a young man. I have no idea where he is in 1870, but by 1880 he is married to Sarah Elizabeth Joslin and living in Perry co Ark, with two children Mary S, age 5 and my grandfather Geo. Wasington Bradbury age 1. I will list the children living with this Jefferson Bradbury in 1850 in the hope that someone will reconize this family and maybe send some light on my James.
1850 Williamson Co Illinois.
Jefferson Bradbury age 39 Farmer b. Ky
Matilida 38 b NC
John S 19 b Tn
Jacob 16 b. Tn
Emily 15 b. tn
Mary V. 12 b. Il
Elwilng sp? 10 b. Il
Elizabeth 6 b Il
Malinda 3 b. Il
James W. 1 b Il
Katherine Roach 19 b Tn
Jacob F Roach 16 b. Ill
William Roach 10 b. Il
Elminy sp? 7 b. Il
Rhody Bradbury 8 b. Il


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