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Is Richard Henderson Related to Leonard Keeling Bradley?
Posted by: David Brown (ID *****9344) Date: February 22, 2009 at 13:56:31
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The subject heading above is more of a rhetorical question. But, I think it's pertinent considering this may mean that Terry Bradley (born c.1725) married a descendant of George Keeling and Ursula Fleming (still not sure if or how Ursula Fleming is related to Charles Fleming who was closely associated with Pamunkey Neck Thomas Bradley who was in King William Co., VA in the first decade of the 1700's). If it is true that Terry Bradley married a descendant of George Keeling & Ursula Fleming, I believe we can rule out that Terry Bradley's wife was a daughter of Thomas Keeling & Katherine Ball of Middlesex Co., VA (this Thomas Keeling, as far as I can tell, had absolutely nothing to do with the George Keeling family).

Leonard Keeling Bradley married Mary "Polly" Boone, daughter of Samuel Boone & Sarah Day in 1785 in Fayette Co., KY. Leonard Keeling Bradley, son of Terry Bradley and Molly Keeling, was born in 1756 in Rowan Co., NC (present-day Surry Co., NC) and died in 1834 in Randolph Co., MO.

I have recently discovered that Richard Henderson (the man who founded the Transylvania Company/Colony and hired Daniel Boone to blaze the Wilderness Trail to KY) may also be related to the Keeling family in addition to having married a Keeling. Supposedly, Richard Henderson's maternal grandmother was Mary Keeling (daughter of George Keeling & Ursula Fleming) who married John Williams. Richard Henderson may have married Elizabeth Keeling, possible daughter of Geroge Keeling & Agnes Bullock (I'm guessing this George Keeling who married Agnes Bullock may be a son or grandson of George Keeling & Ursula Fleming). Interestingly, Agnes Bullock was supposedly the daughter of Richard Bullock who, along with Stephen Terry, was involved with some dispute with Terry Bradley in Caroline Co., VA as follows (that is if it's the same Richard Bullock):

Page 329 (10 July 1752): Suit on attachment. Richd. Bullock and Company agt. The estate of Terry Bradley. The plaintiff proving his account, judgment is granted him for 4.3.10 by account and 53.11.9 current money by bond. The Sheriff executed the attachment in the hands of Stephen Terry, who failing to appear, it appearing to the court the garnishee declared he had sufficient in his ahnds to apy the debt, it’s considered by the Court that the plaintiff recover agt. Stephen Terry 4.3.10 by account and 53.11.9 current money by bond, Page 330 (10 July 1752) this judgement (except to cost and 4.3.10) to be discharged on Stephen Terry paying 26.15.10 ½ current money with interest from 1 Nov. 1751. From “Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1746-1754 Part Three 1750-1752” Abstracted and compiled by John Frederick Dorman (1970)

Page 372 At a Court held 16 December 1752...Suit on attachment. Stephen Terry agt. the estate of Terry Bradley. The plaintiff proving his account, judgment is granted him for 49.5.2 1/2 (Pounds) current money. The Sheriff attached three Negroes of the estate of the defendant. Ordered he cause the Negroes to be sold. “CAROLINE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, ORDER BOOK 1746-1754, PART THREE, 1750-1752” - John Frederick, Willow Bend Books:

I'm pasting some information below on Richard Henderson. It would be most intriguing if there is a relationship between Richard Henderson and my Leonard Keeling Bradley, and could perhaps explain how Leonard Keeling Bradley met and married a Boone (and also why Edward Bradley, Leonard Keeling Bradley's brother, was in Fort Boonesborough) .

Any thoughts or comments on this are most certainly welcome!



The following is from:

JOHN WILLIAMS of Hanover County
28 September 1728
61 acres . . . joining to the lines of TERRY, New Market and JOHN WILLIAMS.
Reference Note:

JOHN WILLIAMS of Hanover County
26 June 1732
304 acres . . . at GILCRIST's corner . . . DANIEL's line . . . in RATHER's
line . . . in CAPTAIN KEELING's line . . . HENRY DAVIS's line . . . MR.
HARRIS's corner . . . in SAXON's Swamp. Book 13: 438

Book 24;228

5 June 1746

149 acres . . . in the Second Fork of the Pamunkey River . . . at JOHN
WILLIAMS's corner pine in WILLIAM WINSTON's line . . . to MAJOR BLAIR's
corner . . . on CAPTAIN KEELING's line.

Family Group Report - April 9, 1999

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Husband: John WILLIAMS
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Birth: January 26, 1679 Place: Carnavon, Wales Or Langollen, Wales
Death: Before September 6, 1755 Place: Probably Lunenburg County, Virginia
Father: John WILLIAMS II (1650-)
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Marriage: Before 1740 Place: Henrico County, Virginia
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Birth: September 26, 1684 Place: Wales
Death: About 1730/1740
Father: George KEELING Sr./Capt. (-1718)
Mother: Ursula FLEMING
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1. M Child: Thomas(?) WILLIAMS
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2. M Child: John WILLIAMS Sr.
Birth: July 26, 1704 Place: Henrico County, Virginia
Death: About 1769 Place: Perhaps Goochland County, Virginia - Perhaps North
Spouse: Sarah (??) HENDERSON
Spouse: Mary WOMACK
Marriage: Before 1732 Place: Hanover County, Virginia
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3. F Child: Mary WILLIAMS
Birth: September 1, 1706 Place: Virginia
Spouse: Henry White GRAVES Sr.
Marriage: Place: York, Or Possibly Hanover County, Virginia
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4. F Child: Anne WILLIAMS
Birth: September 1, 1708 Place: Perhaps York County, Virginia
Death: About 1730/1802 Place: Perhaps Halifax County, Virginia
Spouse: John DANIEL
Marriage: About 1725 Place: Goochland County, Virginia
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5. M Child: Daniel WILLIAMS Sr.
Birth: September 28, 1710 Place: Virginia
Death: About 1759 Place: Granville County, North Carolina
Spouse: Ursula HENDERSON
Marriage: October 19, 1732 Place: Virginia
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6. M Child: Nathaniel WILLIAMS
Birth: December 12, 1712 Place: Probably In York County, Virginia
Death: About 1763
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7. F Child: Elizabeth WILLIAMS
Birth: November 14, 1714 Place: Hanover County, Virginia
Death: Place: Granville County, North Carolina
Spouse: Samuel HENDERSON Sr.
Marriage: November 14, 1732 Place: Hanover County, Virginia

Note by David: I believe Elizabeth Williams & Samuel Henderson, Sr. are the parents of Richard Henderson who founded the Transylvania Company
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8. F Child: Sarah W. WILLIAMS
Birth: February 14, 1715/1716 Place: Perhaps Henrico County, Virginia
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9. M Child: Joseph WILLIAMS
Birth: January 1, 1721 Place: York Or Hanover County, Virginia
Death: September 1792 Place: Elbert County, Georgia
Spouse: Frances "Franky"
Spouse: Henrietta JOUETT
Marriage: About 1741/1745WILLIAMS FAMILY NOTES

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