Biography of John J. Bradley (1815- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 510.

John J. BRADLEY is a Kentuckian, and was born in Bourbon County in 1815.   He came to Missouri at the age of fifteen years, and lived successively in Pike, Ralls, Marion, Audrain and Lincoln Counties, locating in the latter county in 1863, where he has since been engaged in tilling the soil and raising stock.  He was formerly a carpenter, but for some time has given his attention to farming, and is the owner of 160 acres of land.  He is a Democrat and a member of the Masonic fraternity.  He was married in 1836 to Rhoda E. BRADLEY, who was born in Tennessee in 1819, and by her is the father of the following interesting family: James C. (living in Texas); Elizabeth LAYTON (of Texas), John William, Henry H., Nancy J. (wife of John WILBURN), Virginia (wife of Thomas SMITH), Margaret J. (wife of James SMITH) and Mary (wife of Elmore THOMPSON).   Mr. and Mrs. BRADLEY are members of the Baptist Church.  His parents, Layton and Nancy (DELANY) BRADLEY, were born in Culpeper County, Va., in 1779 and 1782, and died in Missouri in 1848 and 1841, respectively.  They were married in 1802 and a year later located in Bourbon County, Ky., and about 1840 settled in Lincoln County, Mo.   The father was of Irish-English extraction, and was a shoemaker by trade, but later followed the occupation of farming.  His father was Augustine BRADLEY, and his grandfather was Lawrence BRADLEY.  The latter came from England to America at a very early period, and participated in the French and Indian wars, and was with BRADDOCK when he was defeated and killed.

File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Betty Lavy Krieg, 25 Nov. 2000.  Link change or update: 13 January 2001

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