Oscar Bradford Cemetery, Little Creek, Yancey Co., North Carolina

Oscar Bradford Cemetery

Little Creek, Yancey Co., North Carolina

Surveyed and documented by Beth Bradford-Pytel

updated on 08/05/12


Heading on Rt. 19W from Unicoi Co. towards Burnsville, NC, make a right onto Little Creek Road which crosses over the Cane River -see map below.  You will pass a general store/gas station on the left as well as Bald Mountain Road.  Proceed on Little Creek Road, which bends sharply to the left for about 2 miles.  Once you pass on the right a modern dark wood framed home with a large front porch, you will see a black mailbox [on the right] which marks the entrance of an overgrown logging trail.  There is no sign for the cemetery and very easy to miss.  The logging road is not fortified and not recommended to drive on.  A short hike up the steep logging trail brings you to the cemetery located on the right.


NOTE:  Kim Barlow-Sexton and I surveyed the cemetery on May 21, 2009./  photo: macro view of Oscar Bradford Cemetery taken May 21, 2009 --bbpytel.   I give special thanks to Kim for sharing her vintage photo collection.



1.  BRADFORD, Oscar

b. December [20] 1890 - d. March 2, 1970

[s/o Samuel L. Bradford and Ruhamia Hensley buried Sam Bradford Cem.]

NOTE:  Oscar was the first born of Sam and Ruhamia.  Per his WWI Registration Record of 1917, he served 3 years non-commission in the Artillery; described as a tall man with brown hair and brown eyes.  Oscar's Obituary from Asheville Citizen and photo supplied by Kim Barlow-Sexton; tombstone -bbpytel; Oscar was a lifelong farmer in Little Creek and attended the Holiness Church near his home.



b. December 1897 - d. October 1969

[d/o Elijah Randolph and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jones

w/o Oscar - married September 10, 1915; they had 12 children - some of whom are still alive.]

Photo of young Ida [right] with her siblings Frank and Sara courtesy of Kim Barlow-Sexton

3.  BRADFORD, Ernest

b. August 15, 1930 - d. August 14, 2002

[s/o Oscar Bradford and Ida Mae Randolph]

NOTE:  Portrait of young Ernest courtesy of Kim Barlow-Sexton

4.  BRADFORD, Clifford

b. April 11, 1925 - d. June 7, 1970

[s/o Oscar Bradford and Ida Mae Randolph]

NOTE: NC STATE DEATH CERT #22633- died from extensive fractures of the skull and neck from an auto accident.  Portrait of young Clifford courtesy of Kim Barlow-Sexton

5.  BRADFORD, Jack  [unmarked]

b.  June 7, 1940 - November 20, 1996

[s/o Oscar Bradford and Ida Mae Randolph]

NOTE:  Photo of grave marker courtesy of J. Fender; Portrait of young Jack courtesy of Kim Barlow-Sexton;

 there appears to be a couple of unmarked graves.

Yancey Co. Map - location of cemetery - click to enlarge

PHOTO: The bucolic farmland of Little Creek  taken May 21, 2009 -bbpytel


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