JOHN L. BRADLEY
|John L. Bradley, merchant of Doe Run, was born in
1852, and is one of nine children -- four daughters and five sons -- all living but one,
born to the union of Elijah C. and Eliza Jane (Minate) Bradley. Elijah C. was born in
Knoxville, Tenn., in 1828, and was a farmer by occupation. He married in Tennessee, and in
1858 immigrated to St. Francois County, Mo., where he again followed agricultural
pursuits. He died July 17, 1883. His wife died November 4, 1879, at the age of forty. John
L., the second child born to his parents, first saw the light of day in Knoxville, Tenn.
He immigrated to Missouri with his parents, and followed farming until 1884, at which date
he engaged in merchandising in Knob Lick, St. Francois County, and there remained until
May, 1887, when he sold out and settled a little later in Doe Run, where he has a thriving
business in general merchandising. At the age of twenty-seven he married Miss Julia A.
Poston, and the result of this marriage was the birth of four children; only one, Mamie
L., is now living. Mr. Bradley is a member of the I.O.O.F., is by political affiliation a
Democrat, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.
GOODSPEEDS HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888, Pages 624 & 625.
The following is from the 1909-1910 Missouri "Blue Book":
John L. BRADLEY-Democrat-Senator: 26th district Born: 9 June 1852 Knoxville, [Knox County], TN Came to MO: with parents when 5 yrs old; settling in St. Francois Co; Education: common schools Business: Merchandiser at Flat River; married 1877 to Miss Julia H. POSTON of St. Francois County, MO .
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