Kaw Township

Kaw Township

Organized May 27, 1827

Information concerning the Bradley Farm furnished by Mrs. Virginia Duck Baker, Grandview, Missouri

Isham Bradley and his wife, Catherine Hudgens Bradley, with their two small children,
Lucy Bradley (who married Willis Steele), and Martha Bradley (who married James Noland) together with Finnius Scruggs, his brother-in-law, came to Westport from Virginia in 1831

Mrs. Virginia Duck Baker of Grandview, Missouri, states that her mother, Catherine Bradley, daughter of Isham Bradley and wife (Catherine Hudgens), was born in Westport in 1832, and married Benjamin ?Duck of Williamsburg, PA., who came to Lexington, MO., in 1843, and to
Jackson county in 1848, and was the Superintendent of the Sunday school in the First Methodist
Church organized in Kansas City, of which mr. and Mrs. Duck were charter members. Mr. Duck
was the grandson of Jake Duck, a soldier of the American War of the Revolution, who married
Nancy Norris, a daughter of Henry Norris, who laid out Norristown, PA.

On this old Bradley Farm was a Family Buying Ground in which were buried:
Isham Bradley, buried about 1868
Catherine Bradley, wife of Isham Bradley, buried July 4, 1866
Robert Hudgens, brother of Catherine Bradley, died about 1875
several slaves of the family

This Burying Ground was vacated in 1885. The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Bradley were removed
to West Line, Cass county, MO.

Compiled and copied by Mrs. Max A. Christopher


This page was last updated August 19, 2006.