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A nnie, William, and Emma, three of the children of Leonard K. and Mary A. Bradley, removed with their parents from Missouri to settle permanently in Kansas. It was the end of a long journey spanning generations that originated in colonial Virginia, moved on to North Carolina before and during the Revolutionary War, through Kentucky with the Boone family, and into Missouri before and throughout the Civil War.

Annie Bradley

Ann Elizabeth Bradley was born on 4 or 5 Nov 1859 in Huntsville, Randolph County, Missouri. She is first known living in Kansas in 1875 after moving with her parents to Easton Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas. By 1880, they were living in Mt. Pleasant Township, Atchison County, Kansas. The two townships border each other, so this was a short move. Annie married Charles White Barber on 9 Aug 1882 in Atchison County. Charles died on 20 Dec 1899 leaving a widow and three children.

Between 1903-1905, Annie moved the family into the town of Atchison where she was earning a living as a dressmaker. She continued living here with her daughter until Ellen married in 1930. They both then moved to Iola, Allen County, Kansas, to live with Ellen's new husband and step-children in about 1935. From various newspaper articles, it is clear that Annie was often called upon by her siblings and their families to help when someone was ill, often traveling to other towns and caring for them for weeks. After living as a widow for nearly fifty years, she died here on 7 Apr 1949. She was buried with her husband in the Cummings Cemetery in Cummings, Atchison County, Kansas. Annie and Charles had the following children who were previously discussed in the "Barber Family History":

  1. Mary Ellen "Ellen" Barber (1884-1970).
  2. Joseph Leonard Barber (1885-1958) previously discussed in the "Paternal Branch in Kansas".
  3. Frank Clinton "Clinton" Barber (1892-1916).

William Bradley

William E. Bradley was a brother of Annie, and he was born 17 Aug 1866 in Missouri and came to Kansas with the rest of the family when still a boy. He married Ora M. Cline 27 Feb 1895. At first, they lived with William's recently widowed mother, but by 1900, they had relocated near Effingham, Atchison County, Kansas. The reason is unknown, but Ora was judged to be insane and institutionalized in psychiatric hospitals from at least 1920-1940, and probably longer. She was in the Topeka State Hospital in 1920, Prospect Park Hospital in Atchison, Kansas, in 1930, and back in Topeka 1935-1940. William died during this period on 30 Nov 1932. At the time of his death, he was staying in Atchison with his sister, Annie, while she cared for him. Ora died 01 Oct 1960, and they were both buried in Effingham Cemetery. They had the following children:

  1. Myrtle E. Bradley (1895-1929) who married a Mr. Kelley.
  2. Charles David Bradley (1898-1911).
  3. Lloyd K. Bradley (1900-1994) who married Norma Morton 21 May 1922 in Cummings, Atchison County, Kansas. They moved to Atchison in 1929.

Emma Bradley

Emma Alvateen Bradley was a sister of Annie, and she was born 10 Nov 1872 in Missouri.note1 Emma, still a young child, had also come to Kansas with her family. She married Major T. Farris (Major was his name) in Leavenworth County, Kansas, on 10 Feb 1891. They moved near Winchester, Jefferson County, Kansas, where he was from and where they remained. Major died 10 Aug 1923, and Emma died 02 Feb 1941. They had the following children:

  1. William T. Farris (1892-1956) who married Beatrice Amend 7 Feb 1912 in Atchison County, Kansas. They lived in Mt. Pleasant Township, Atchison County, from at least 1920-1930, but they later relocated to Winchester.
  2. Elber S. "Dick" Farris (1894-1957) who married Willa Rasina Denny 05 Mar 1917 in McLouth, Jefferson County, Kansas. They remained in the Winchester area.
  3. Anna Lee Farris (1895-1990) who married Lloyd S. Wallace 24 Apr 1917 in Jefferson County, Kansas. They remained in Winchester.
  4. Harley Bradley Farris (1897-1918).
  5. J. Agnes Farris (1899-1994) who married William E. Sayler Oct 1924 in Shawnee County, Kansas. They lived in Winchester.
  6. Alma T. Farris (1904-1983) who married Hilary G. Mauzey Aug 1924 in her mother's home, and moved to South St. Joseph, Missouri, after the wedding. They lived in Hilary's hometown of Atchison, Kansas, in 1926, but they were back in St. Joseph in 1930. They lived in Salina, Saline County, Kansas, where Hilary's parents had moved from at least 1932-1933. They were in Kansas City at least 1934-1935. In 1940, Alma was living with her mother in Winchester, but Hilary was not with her. In 1957, she was in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles County, California, while Hilary was living in Kansas City. In 1969, Alma was living in Pomona, Los Angeles County, California, and sometime prior to this she had remarried to H.H. Hubbard. She died in Los Angeles County.
  7. Ruth Elizabeth Farris (1906-1987) who first married Gerald Ewer 23 Jul 1924 in Oskaloosa, Jefferson County, Kansas. They first lived with his parents in Kansas City, but were back in Winchester by 1928. Ruth remarried to Harry A. Jones in Apr or May 1939 in Cass County, Missouri, however, they were both residents of Kansas City at the time. By 1944, she was living in Baldwin Park, California. By 1949 when she was living in San Lorenzo, Alameda County, California, Ruth had remarried to Gerald Larmer. She was still there in 1957, but was in Hayward, Alameda County, in 1969. She died in Sacramento County, California.
  8. Lucille Farris (1909-1995) who married Carroll E. Githens 12 Nov 1932 in her mother's home. They moved to Kansas City after the wedding. From there, they moved to Rockford, Illinois, and finally to Springfield, Missouri, about 1952.
  9. Leonore Farris (1914-1917).

David Bradley

The oldest known child was David Clinton Bradley who was born 05 Dec 1854 in Missouri. Already an adult, David must have initially remained in Missouri or gone elsewhere when the family moved to Kansas. However, he was living with them in Atchison County in 1885. This is the last known of him.

Leonard Keeling Bradley, Jr. & the Hunt Family

Leonard Keeling Bradley, Jr., the father of these children, was born 1824 in Missouri, on land that would soon become part of Randolph County. In May 1849, a county newspaper published a list of fifty four Randolph and adjacent Howard County men who had gone to California to prospect for gold. It included Leonard K. Bradley, C. and John Cockerill who were probably related to his mother, Johnson B. Hunt who was an uncle of Leonard's future wife, Milton Hunt, and William Bailey, both of whom would have been somehow related to her as well. They must not have been away for very long. None of them have been found on the census in California in September 1850, and Johnson B. Hunt was already back in Randolph County by then.

On 20 Nov 1853, Leonard married Mary Agnes Hunt in Huntsville, Randolph County, Missouri. The Hunt family played an important part in the early development of Randolph County, and a look at their history will add insight into the history of the Bradley family as well. Mary Agnes was born here 15 Dec 1834, and her father was Jonathan Hunt. Jonathan was born in Kentucky between 1810-1814.note2 He was a butcher, and he married Catherine Emberson 06 Feb 1834 in Randolph County. On 25 Jun 1855, Jonathan participated in a large meeting of approximately 200 Randolph County men who passed sixteen resolutions supporting current pro-slavery causes. Among them was support for the pro-slavery citizens on the western Missouri border who were at that time battling abolitionists across the border in Kansas during "Bleeding Kansas". Another resolution was to appoint a "committee of safety" whose purpose was to "give protection to our institutions at home or where our services may be required". Obviously, slavery would be the primary institution they wanted to protect. Jonathan was one of twelve men appointed to represent Huntsville. Therefore, it shouldn't be surprising that the 1850 census shows that Jonathan owned a slave, and the 1860 census shows that he owned three. Catharine died between the 1850 census and 16 Aug 1855, when Jonathan remarried to Louisa Adeline Flourney in Randolph County. Jonathan is last found on the 1870 census.

The grandfather of Mary Agnes Hunt was Daniel Hunt who was born between 1781-1790. He married Agnes Bailey 08 Apr 1813 in Barren County, Kentucky. She was born c.1787 in the same state. About 1820, they left Kentucky to be among the earliest settlers in the area when they relocated to a part of Chariton County, Missouri, which would also become part of Randolph County in 1829. About this time, Daniel and three of his adjoining neighbors each donated a 12 ½ acre corner of their properties to be used to create a new town site. The four triangular pieces of land combined to make a new 50 acre square parcel, but rotated 45 degrees to the normal grid. These men were allowed to name the new town, but two of them wanted it named after themselves. The local citizens were allowed to choose, and the name Huntsville won over the name of Gogginsville. Huntsville became the county seat in 1831, and the courthouse was built at the point where the original properties intersected.

The census showed that Daniel owned three slaves in 1830, and by 1840, that number had increased to eight. He died in January or February 1842,note3 and in December of that year, seven of these slaves, all children between the ages of two and fifteen, were put up for auction. In 1843, his land was sold on the steps of the courthouse with the proceeds to be divided among his heirs. The land included a 147 ½ acre parcel adjoining the southeast side of town. This was the remainder of his original 160 acre quarter section of land that had provided his share of the original town site.

Daniel and Agnes had several other children besides Jonathan. Another of their sons was George Washington Hunt. One of George's sons, a first cousin to Mary Agnes, was George Wilie Paul Hunt who helped write the constitution for the state of Arizona and became its first governor in 1911.

The Civil War

The Bradley and Hunt families were living in a particularly divided state leading up to and during the Civil War. Slavery was legal in Missouri, but a large part of the population was against it. The state remained in the Union but many within it wished it hadn't. It provided substantial numbers of men to both sides of the war, often from the same towns or even the same families. With this in mind, it is not surprising that neighbors looked at each other with suspicion. Mary Agnes Hunt had a deceased grandfather who had founded the county seat and a father who was still living here, both of whom were slave owners. Leonard's grandfather who will be discussed later had owned slaves here as well. A list of men eligible to be drafted included Leonard K. Bradley, and his occupation was "overseer". At the time, this usually referred to the person who was in charge of ensuring that slaves on a plantation, or in this area a farm, were productive workers. Therefore, it is understandable that the locals considered both families in general to be Southern sympathizers. In 1862, several members of both familiesnote4 were made to sign "oaths of allegiance" stating that they were loyal to the Union. This was only required of men who were known to support slavery, and were therefore expected to support the Confederates. In addition to the oaths, two provided bonds. Milton Bradley provided a $1,000 bond for an unspecified reason, and Leonard K. Bradley provided a $500 bond for "aiding enemies". Whether this was because they thought he might do this, or because he had already done so is not clear. The records of the Union Provost Marshal, or military police, contain documents about the later arrest of Leonard Bradley, Terry B. Bradley, A.M. Malone, and James J. Mathis. One is a letter written on 29 Nov 1864 by Newton Bradley asking about the status of their cases. In the letter, he refers to the men as conscripts and asks if any more evidence is needed in their cases. He goes on to explain that their part of Randolph County was under the control of the rebels when they were conscripted, and they were "taken away by force of arms". The implication being that these men were prisoners of war by the Union Army at this time, but they claimed to have been forced into the Confederate Army at gunpoint while their homeland was occupied by the rebels. If there was previous evidence submitted, it is not in the file. The other document is a small note stating that two of the three men were already in the military prison in Alton, Illinois. A third, Terry B. Bradley was currently in Gratiot Prison in St. Louis and would be transferred to Alton. Leonard was to be released on a $1,000 bond, so there must have been some believable proof to support his claim.

After the War

Leonard's whereabouts are unknown from the time of his release until 1875. About 1874, Leonard had moved to Easton Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas. He must have moved there fairly recently, since all of his children including his three year old daughter had been born in Missouri. By 1880, he had relocated again to near Cummings in Mt. Pleasant Township, Atchison County, Kansas, where he remained. In Kansas, Leonard had become politically active. At a meeting of the Cleveland and Hendricks Club in Cummings in Aug 1884, which consisted of backers of Grover Cleveland for president, Leonard was appointed as one of the vice presidents of the organization. In Nov 1887, he was elected to the position of Road Overseer for District 3, Mt. Pleasant Township. At the county Democratic convention in Sep 1892, he was appointed to the central committee representing the nearby town of Parnell. Grover Cleveland was again the nominee. On 23 Dec 1894, Leonard died of pneumonia and was buried in the Cummings Cemetery. By 1900, Mary Agnes was living with their daughter, Lura, in Smithville, Clay County, Missouri. A newspaper article in Jan 1907 said that she had suffered a stroke while living there, and she was not expected to live. She did survive, however, until 22 Jul 1910, and she was buried back in Kansas with her husband. Census records show that Mary Agnes gave birth to ten children, but only four were living by 1910. Their known children, all of whom were born in Missouri, probably near Huntsville, were:

  1. David Clinton Bradley (1854-) previously discussed.
  2. Lura Catharine Bradley (1856-1927) who married Henry Lutie Burnham c.1880 and moved to Smithville. Lura is only known to have lived in Kansas briefly, from 1875 with her parents until her marriage.
  3. Ann Elizabeth Bradley (1859-1949) previously discussed.
  4. William E. Bradley (1866-1932) previously discussed.
  5. Emma A. Bradley (1872-1941) also previously discussed.

Kentucky to Missouri

The father of Leonard K. Bradley was Thomas Bradley.note5 Thomas was born 1 Oct 1792 in Fayette County, Kentucky. He served as a Private in Captain Dudley's Company of the Kentucky Militia during the War of 1812 for about 5 weeks from 8 Feb - 17 Mar 1815. Later that year, he married Elizabeth Cockrill 24 Dec 1815 in Fayette County. After having their first two children here, they removed in 1818 to what would become Randolph County, Missouri. Their remaining children were born here. Immediately after the creation of Randolph County on 29 Jan 1829, Justices of the Peace were appointed in each of the four original townships. Thomas Bradley was one of the two men appointed in Sugar Creek Township.note6 Thomas moved to Schuyler County, Missouri, before 1850. The census of this year shows that he was a merchant. He died 17 Feb 1853 and was buried in the Bradley Cemetery in Schuyler County. In 1860, Elizabeth was living with her widowed daughter, Mary Jane, near Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri. She died 18 Jan 1878 and was buried in the Bear Creek Cemetery in Kirksville. Thomas and Elizabeth had the following children:

  1. Joseph Terry Bradley (1816-1898) who married Patience Ann Allen 15 Jul 1838 in neighboring Monroe County, Missouri. They were living in Randolph County in 1840, but had relocated to Sullivan County, Missouri, by 1850, where they remained. Joseph was listed as a tailor on the 1850 census.
  2. Mary Jane Bradley (1818-1894) who married a minister named Lewis Conner 2 Apr 1850 in Schuyler County, Missouri. They moved to Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri.
  3. Susan A. Bradley (1820-1901) who married John G. Davis 7 Jun 1849 in Schuyler County. They remained near Lancaster until moving to Raymond, Rice County, Kansas, between 1870-1880. John died here in 1882. By 1900, Susan was living as a widow with three sons in Montrose County, Colorado. She was buried in Miller Creek Cemetery in Rio Blanco County, Colorado.
  4. Mandana Bradley (1822-1906) who married David Barrow Rice 25 Oct 1845 in Randolph County. They moved to Volcano, Amador County, California, in 1854. After living in Santa Clara from 1856-1858, they moved back near Volcano to a ranch named "New York Ranch", where she died.
  5. Leonard Keeling Bradley (1824-1894) previously discussed.
  6. Nancy Lucas Bradley (1826-1899) who married Isaac Giles 16 Jan 1847 in Randolph County. Isaac was a Private in Co. B, Perkins Missouri Cav., in the Confederate Army. They moved to Moberly, Randolph County, after the Civil War and remained there.
  7. Clinton C. Bradley (c.1828-) who is last known living with the family of his sister, Mandana, on the New York Ranch in 1860.
  8. Lura Bradley (1832-1919) who married a lawyer named Francis Preston Hall 25 Sep 1849 in Schuyler County, and they lived here through 1860. By 1863, they were in LaGrange, Lewis County, Missouri, where Francis died in 1865. Lura remarried to Benjamin Harrison Smith c.1866. B.H. Smith was a minister and the president of Christian University, now called Culver-Stockton College, in Canton, Lewis County, Missouri, from immediately after the Civil War until 1875 and again from 1894-1895. He died in Canton in 1900. At least from 1905-1907, Lura was living in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, where her son, Ben Jr., was a doctor at an asylum. Then, at least from 1910-1914, she was living with Ben in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California. She died in Bakersfield, Kern County, California, and was buried in Canton.
  9. Edward Milton Bradley (1834-) who married Julia Sophia Dutton 30 Aug 1866 in Adams County, Illinois, which was across the Mississippi River from her home in LaGrange, Missouri. Edward had been living with the family of his sister, Lura, in Schuyler County in 1860, and he must have moved with them to LaGrange. He too was a lawyer. Julia was widowed and living with her mother and stepfather in 1880.
  10. Martha Elizabeth Bradley (c.1838-) who first married Thomas William Johnson 21 Dec 1854 in Schuyler County. She second married James Powell c.1865. They were living in Scotland County, Missouri, in 1870.

Leonard Keeling Bradley Sr. & the Revolutionary War

The father of Thomas Bradley, Leonard Keeling Bradley, Sr., was born c.1756 in North Carolina. By his own account in his Revolutionary War pension records, Leonard served in the North Carolina Militia for seven tours during the war, each lasting between three and nine months. His first tour was as a volunteer, or minute man, in January 1776. By his third tour in June 1778, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant and was part of a detachment in charge of the supply wagons. He remained with them at Ashley Ferry, South Carolina, while Gen. Benjamin Lincoln led an eight mile march to attack at the Battle of Stono Ferry on 20 Jun 1779. His sixth tour found him defending the city against the British during the Siege of Charleston which began 2 Apr 1780. He was among the thousands of soldiers who were surrendered to the British as prisoners of war on 12 May 1780. He was paroled eight days later and obliged to remain on his plantation in St. Judeís Parish, Surry County, North Carolina, until a general exchange of prisoners occurred in the Summer of 1781. He was drafted into his final tour soon afterward in September of the same year, and he remained in service until 1 March 1782. During this period he was in a company of horsemen, or cavalry, involved in several skirmishes outside the city of Wilmington, North Carolina.

North Carolina to Kentucky & the Boone Family

Just before the war, in 1775, the now famous frontiersman, Daniel Morgan Boone, blazed a trail into the forests of Kentucky and created a fortified settlement called Ft. Boonesborough. It was only the second settlement in Kentucky. In Sept 1778, after the war had begun, about 135 settlers were living inside the fort when the "Seige of Ft. Boonesborough" occurred, but only about 40 were riflemen. They held out during a 10-day siege by a force of over 400 American Indian men who were aligned with the British. Two men inside the fort were killed during the siege, but dozens of the attackers were killed. After this, Daniel left to start another settlement called Boone's Station in what is now Fayette County, Kentucky. He lived here from 1779 to about 1782, and was joined by his eldest brother, Samuel Boone, and his family in 1779. About 1783, after the end of his service in the war, Leonard Keeling Bradley left North Carolina for Boone's Station. Leonard married Samuel's daughter, Mary Day Boone, here on 20 Jun 1785.

An unpublished manuscript written by Tim Capps in 1985, recounts the history of the Booneís Creek Baptist Church located near Boone's Station using the original church records. These records show that Samuel was one of the eighteen founding members of the church. Leonard was a member of this congregation as well, but he probably wasnít the most pious one. He was charged with fist fighting in 1799, but he was cleared. Then, he was suspended from the church in 1801 for excessive drinking. According to the pension record, his family relocated in 1825 to Randolph County, Missouri, where his son, Thomas, was already living. He died here 2 Dec 1834 and was buried in Bruce Cemetery near Clark, Randolph County, Missouri. His wife died 1 Nov 1851, and, according to local history, she was buried with her husband. Leonard and Mary had the following children, all in Fayette County, Kentucky:

  1. Terry Joseph Bradley (1786-1862) who married Nancy Bryan Grimes 08 Jan 1805 in Fayette County, Kentucky. He died in Huntsville.
  2. Elizabeth Bradley (1787-1819) who married William Moore.
  3. Samuel Boone Bradley (1790-1871) who married Elizabeth Nichols 04 Oct 1813 in Clark County, Kentucky. Samuel was a Private in Capt. Bledsoe's Company in the 1st Regiment of the Kentucky Militia during the War of 1812. He died in Schuyler County.
  4. Thomas Bradley (1792-1853) previously discussed.
  5. Keeling Bradley (1794-c.1837).
  6. Edward R. Bradley (1797-1833).
  7. Levi Day Bradley (1799-1864) who first married Polly Adams 10 Nov 1824 in Kentucky. He second married Sophia Turner 23 Dec 1832 in Randolph County. He finally married Mary James 05 Jul 1838 in Randolph County. Levi was a Sergeant in Captain Gooding's and Captain Carroll's Companies of the Missouri Mounted Rangers during the Black Hawk War of 1832. He acquired bounty land in Schuyler County in 1852 for his military service, but he didn't move there. Levi was one of the men who signed an oath of allegiance in Randolph County during the Civil War, and he died there before the war ended.
  8. Squire Boone Bradley (1801-c.1871) who married Lucetta Estes Sharp 10 Nov 1824 at Bryan's Station, Fayette County, Kentucky. He died in Randolph County.
  9. Milton Bradley (1803-1865) who moved to Schuyler County by 1849.
  10. Newton Bradley (1805-1805) who died in infancy.
  11. Lura Bradley (1806-) who married William Dry 05 Jan 1836 in Randolph County.
  12. Calvin Bradley (1811-c.1874) who first married Mary Ann Collins 12 Jun 1836 in Randolph County. He second married Jerusha Nichols 22 Nov 1846 in Huntsville.

Terry Bradley

Finally, the earliest known ancestor is the father of Leonard Keeling Bradley. Terry Bradley was born between 1720-25 in Virginia. He married Mary Keeling c.1750, and they lived in Albemarle County, Virginia, probably until the late 1750ís. They then moved to a part of Rowan County, North Carolina, which would later become Surry County. By 1775, Terry owned a sizable 975 acre plantation which must have been the one referred to on Leonardís parole. Terry died c.1784-1785 in Surry County, North Carolina, and his will divided his land among three of his sons. 200 acres went to Leonard who was already in Kentucky. 300 acres went to John, and 475 acres went to George. This will also refers to his "beloved wife", but it is not clear if this was Mary, or if perhaps he had remarried at some point. Terry and Maryís known children are:

  1. Molly Bradley (c.1753-) who must have been married to a Mr. Keeling before her father's will was written in 1784.
  2. Leonard Keeling Bradley (c.1756-1834) previously discussed.
  3. John Bradley (c.1758-) who remained in North Carolina and purchased Leonardís 200 acres in 1791.
  4. Edward R. Bradley (1760-1826) who married Elizabeth Winn. He was also a Revolutionary War veteran and moved to Ft. Boonesborough after Leonard. They resettled c.1821 as one of the original "Old Three Hundred" families who colonized present day Austin, Texas, while it was still under Spanish control.
  5. Richard Bradley (c.1761-c.1826) who died in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
  6. George Bradley (c.1762-1815) who married Elizabeth Briggs and died in Smith County, Tennessee.
  7. Matthew Bradley (c.1766-) who probably died before his fatherís will was written in 1784.

Bradley Selected Documents

The following Revolutionary War documents are from the pension file of Leonard K. Bradley, Sr. The file was begun in response to a Congressional Act passed on 7 Jun 1832 which provided a lifetime pension at full pay for every officer or enlisted man who had served at least 2 years in the Continental Army or in a state militia during the war. Applicants were not required to demonstrate need, furthermore, money that was unpaid at the time of a pensionerís death could be collected by his widow or children. This would explain why his heirs were still addressing the issue after his death.

Prisoner of War Parole during Revolutionary War

'Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files', Department of Veterans Affairs.

L.K. Bradley Parole, 1780

I do hereby acknowledge myself to be a Prifoner of War, upon my Parole, to his Excellency Sir Henry Clinton, and that I am thereby engaged until I fhall be exchanged, or otherwife releafed therefrom, to remain at my plantation in the Parish of St. Jude in the County of Surry in the Province of North Carolina.

and that I fhall not in the mean Time do, or caufe any Thing to be done, prejudicial to the Succefs of His Majefty's Arms, or have Intercourfe or hold Correfpondence with his Enemies; and that upon a Summons from his Excellency, or other Perfon having Authority thereto, that I will furrender myself to him or them at fuch Time and Place as I fhall hereafter be required.

Witness my hand this 20th day of May 1780.
Leod. Bradley Lt.

Witness [G...?] [McKillop?] { I do hereby certifie that the above is a True copy of the Parole Signed this day by Major Stuart Comr. of Prisoners.

Declaration of Military Service

'Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files', Department of Veterans Affairs.

24 April 1833.

State of Mifsouri
County of Randolph

On this 24th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three, personally appeared before me John Dysart presiding judge of the court of Randolph County, which court is a court of record, Leonard Bradley a resident of Randolph County aforesaid and state of Mifsouri aged seventy seven years who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congrefs pafsed June 7th 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated as a private.

L.K. Bradley Declaration, 1833

1st under Col Joseph Williams and Major Joseph Winston field officers, Richard Goode Captain Thomas Evans, Lieutenant and William Monday Ensign, in the month of January in the year 1776 then residing in Surry County in the state of North Carolina as a volunteer or minute man as then called, on this tour marched from Surry County, to Crofs Creek now Fayetteville, against the tories through Guilford Randolph and Chatham Counties, was in no battle on this tour, the tories having been defeated and dispersed before our arrival by Col Moore, thence returned to Surry County in April of the same year served four months on this tour,

2nd In the month of July 1776 again marched from Surry County under the same officers against the Cherokee Indians, crofsing the mountains and passing Ch[issel?]'s mines down the middle fork of [Holstein?] to what is called the long Island, their joined and was commanded by Gen Or[land?] Christy of Virginia, and thence marched to the Cherokee Towns, the country unsettled at this time recollects no points which they pafsed on their march until they arrived at the old Cherokee town which was on the 18th day of October 1776 found no Indians, and remained there ranging the country until the 8th day of November and having burnt their town + destroyed their crops commenced our return march, and [arriv?]ed at homes in Surry County NC the first of December, served under this engagement five months acquainted with Col Rupee + Maj Shelby of the Va line;

3rd Again in the year 1778 in the month of June a company being raised John Litten Jones elected captain, and this applicant Leutenant, and One Woods Ensign the company was drafted or designated from clafses On this tour marched through Guilford and into Caswell County, halted at Moon Creek and there a Regiment was organized under Col Archy Litle and Major Henry Dickson Regular officers, and here the Militia officers super[ced]ed in their command by supernumary Regular officers, He recollects the names of some of them, viz Captains Thomas Donah, [?] Dickson - [H?] = + Lewis the latter of whom afsumed the command of Cap Jones" Company, and then this applicant returned home on furlough and [arrived?] about the first day of September 1778 served on this tour three months

4th, again in the month of November 1778 marched under Captain Lewis by Sal[us?]berry Camden in S.C. from thence crofsed the [Santee?] River at Nelson's ferry thence to Ba[cons?] Bridge, on Ashly River thence to Jaksonsburg and from thence acrofs the Asapoo River to Sal[cates?] Bridge, and from thence to Puriesburg on the Savannah River and their joined Col Clapton's Regiment under Gen Sumner of N.C. arrived there a short time after Campbell had taken Savannah, and thence joined Gen Lincoln and thence marched with Gen Lincoln to the Black Swamp, here a detachment was left with baggage waggons of which this applicant was one remained at the Black Swamp until the latter part of the next spring, then marched after Gen Lincoln in the direction of Charleston, and being ordered halted with the waggons at Ashley ferry ten miles from Charleston, after the battle of stono [Battle of Stono Ferry 20 Jun 1779] were ordered with the baggage and waggons to sheldon Hill remained there until the first of august 1779. returned home to Surry County N.C. Served under this engagement nine months.

5th In the month of October 1779 entered the service as Lieutenant under Captain Sal[?] Martin in the N.C. Militia marched to Charleston and there joined Col Hamptons Regiment from N.C. Gen Eatons Brigade remained fortifying the town until the first day of March, when our term expired and here this applicant will remark that during this tour he [bore?] the commifsion and had the command of Lieutenant Served on this tour four months,

6th, March 1780 at this period an attack upon Charleston was daily expected in order to prepare for its defence, Gov Rutledge applied to Col Litle to Raise a Regiment out of Eatons Brigade N.C. Militia the Battalion was raised and this applicant again entered the service as Lieutenant in John George Lowman's company under Col Archy Litle Major Benjamin Harbishan, continental officers, there we remained and stood the siege of Charleston, under Gen Lincoln until the 12th day of May when we were surrendered prisoners of war, and the regiment under Col Litle were parolled on the 20th day of May 1780, as will more fully appear by my parole herein enclosed which is dated on that day and is signed with my own signature, remained on parole until the General exchange of Prisoners in the summer of 1781. As well as this applicant now recollects acquainted on this tour with Gen Marion Col Harry. Gen Scott Cols Wallace + G[ue?]fs, remained in actual service in this engagement two months + twenty days, besides the time parolled, which this applicant believes to have been at least one year also acquainted on this tour with Col [?] Wood Jones' Brigade va line

7th, After the exchange of Prisoners as above stated, entered the service in the month of September 1781. as Lieutenant in Capt Min[er?] Smith's company of the Surry County Regiment N.C. Militia by draft, ordered to join Gen Rutherford against the British and Tories, our company being horsemen were put under the command of Major Smith this [j?]unction with Gen Rutherford was on the little Pede[o?] River, thence marched under the command of Major Smith in the direction of Wilmington, leaving Crofs Creek now Fayetteville on the left, he and Gen Butler was defeated Maj Smith's detachment ordered to march for Wilmington as a reinforcement to Gen Butler, joined Gen Butler on the S Side of Cape Fear River about twenty miles from Wilmington, and thence marched with Gen Butler against the British post, at what was called the Brickhouse, frequent skirmishes with the enemy on our march arrived at the Brickhouse and undertook to storm this post but were defeated, which was attibuted to our want of cannon, retreated a short distance in the vicinity, and remained there cutting off the supplies of the enemy, until winter set in, the British then removed their troops acrofs Cape Fear River to Wilmington Gen Rutherford then ordered Maj Smith's detachment of horse to Randolph County, against the tories under one Fanning who was [d?] much mischief, unable to meet with Fanning and his party we remained in service until the first of March 1782. about which time with some exceptions a general pardon was offered to the tories and the army was disbanded, Served under this engagement five months. and held the commifsion and command of Lieutenant on this tour in Capt Smiths Company. He further states to the best of his recollection and belief he served in the North Carolina Militia as above detailed under the 1st 2nd 3rd + 4th engagements as a private One year and nine months, and also under the 5th 6th + 7th engagements as above set forth having the command of Lieutenant the term of twenty three months, and twenty days [?] of the time he was parolled as a prisoner of war.
He resided in the County of Surry North Carolina where he entered the service, and remained there until 1783 when he removed to Kentucky and from thence in the year 1825 to the County of Randolph State of Mifsouri where he has ever since and now resides.

when he left the State of North Carolina he left his commifsion and most of his other Revolutionary papers at his fathers who shortly after died, and he does not know what was done with said papers as he never after sought them, supposing they were of no value to him. The only documentary evidence he has in his pofsefsion of has any knowledge of is his parole, herewith enclosed, whereby it is hoped it will manifestly appear that he was surrendered a prisoner of war at the siege of Charleston. He never received any written discharge for any of the above tours He further states that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure, who can testify to his services, having removed from the land of his nativity near fifty years ago. he is now unable to [?] or call upon any living witnefs, from information from his parents he believes his age to be as stated in the first part of this declaration seventy (77) years old - He thinks his commifsion was signed by Gov Burke. He further states that he was actualy employed in the service of the Country for and during the terms respectfully herein set forth, and that he was not engaged in any [?] pursuit during those periods mentioned and that he served with an [?boyded?] force called into service by the [?] or other competent authority. He is unable to give the numerical number of the different corps units which he served but thinks in all cases has given the names of his officers some of them correctly.

He further states that since the pafsage of the Act of Congrefs of June the 7th 1832 he has made diligent enquiry, but has been unable to obtain the testimony of any person to his services aforesaid. And this applicant further states that by reason of great bodily infirmity and old age he is unable to appear before the Court in proper person to sign + be sworn to this declaration, being nearly blind and otherwise greatly diseased so as to be wholly unable to appear in Court. And He the said Leonard Bradley doth [Re?shy?] relinquish [e?ry?] claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension Roll of the agency of any state.
Sworn to and subscribed before the undersigned
Presiding judge of Randolph County Court
John Dysert
Leonard Bradley X his mark

Revolutionary War Pension Records

'Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files', Department of Veterans Affairs.

Department of Interior [c.1844].

To the Commefsioner of Pensions

Letter by Heirs of L.K. Bradley, c.1844

We the heirs of Leonard Bradley who was a Lieut in the Virginia [North Carolina] State line during the war of the revolution respectfully represent that our father the said Lieut Leonard Bradley was admitted to the benifets of the act of 7 June 1832 Randolph Co Mo Sept 18, 1833. We know at the time of his application for his pension, a copy of his parole as a prisoner of war at the surrender of Charleston May 12, 1780 was forwarded to the pension office with other documents in relation to his services and claims. We understand and beleive he remained a prisoner for a considerable time and we are informed from the Report of Robert Cooke D "Com" of prisoners Southern Dept and which is on file in the State Dept (Washington papers) dated 23rd Oct 1782, "That all the officers taken prisoners in the Southern Dept, prisoners to the date and not included in the list given are to consider themselves as exchanged". It will appear from the list of officers prisoners to the date 23rd Oct 1782, that Lieut Bradley was not included and that by the said order he was then exchanged. Your memorialists are informed that Congrefs has repeatedly decided that when an officer is proved in Service as late as 21st Oct 1780 that they consider his as supernumerary under the resolutions of Congrefs of that date, or that he served to the end of the war unlefs the contrary is proved. See Rept No 436-1 Ses 26 Cong [?] [?] page 24-25-123.4- Your memorialists therefore beleiving that their father was supernumerary under the Virg Resolution of 1779, or of Cong 21st Oct 1780, or that he served to the end of the war, claim his half pay for life under the act of 5 July 1832, with interest on each years half pay, as it became due. See Laws of U States Vol 8 pa 654.43 Sec [?] 5 July 1832, also case of [Wm Rufonurm?] Sen Doc No 222-1 Ses 28 Cong Vol 4 pa 3 Rept March 24, 1844.

Signed by heirs of Leonard Bradley
Milton Bradley
Calvin Bradley
Louisa Dry X [her mark]
Terry Bradley
Samuel Bradley
Thomas Bradley
Levi D Bradly
Squire B Bradley

Revolutionary War Service Summary

'Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files', Department of Veterans Affairs.

[Items in () are the commissioner's notes, including (?). Items in [] are the compiler's notes.]

Washington, D.C., _______, 19____
Case R12679.

In reply to your request of ______, received _______ for a statement of the military history of Leonard Bradley a soldier of the REVOLUTIONARY WAR, you will find below the desired information contained in his application for pension on file in this Bureau.

Dates of enlistment
or appointment.
Length of
Captain Colonel.
Jan. 1776 4 mos. Pvt. Richard Goode Jos. Williams NC
July 1776 5 mos. Pvt. " "
June 1778 3 mos. Lt. John Litten Jones and Lewis Archibald Lytle
Nov. 1778 9 mos. Pvt. Lewis Clarpton
Oct. 1779 4 mos. Lt. Salatile Martin Hampton
Marc 1780 See below Lt. Jno. Geo. Lowman Archibald Lytle
Sept 1781 5 mos. Lt. Minor Smith

L.K. Bradley Summary of Military Service

Battles engaged in, Captured May 12, 1780 when Charleston surrended + parolled May 20, 1780
Residence of soldier at enlistment, Parish of St Jude, Surry Co NC
Date of application for pension, Apl 24, 1833, His et al
Residence at date of application, Randolph Co. Mo.
Age at date of application, 77 yrs born in NC
Remarks: Sol died Dec 2 1834 leaving a widow Mary and children as follows: Milton, Calvin, Terry, Samuel, Thomas Loeni O (?), and Service (or Squire) B. Bradley and Lovisa (or Louisa) Dry. [Milton, Calvin, Terry, Samuel, Thomas, Levi D., and Squire B. Bradley and Louisa Dry.]

He removed to Ky in 1783 and to Mo. in 1825.



'Record of wills, 1771-1963', Surry County, North Carolina, Superior Court.

vol. 2, p.60, 20 Sep 1784.

In the name of God amen. I Terry Bradley of Surry County in the State of North Carolina, being very sick and weak in body, but in perfect sence and memory and remembering that all men must die, and as it has pleased the almighty God to bestow me a small matter of this worldy goods I bestow in manner following.

First, I recommend my soul to God who gave it me, believing on him though Christ for mercy. Secondly, my will and desire is to give and bequeath to my Son Leonard Kelin Bradly [Leonard Keeling Bradley] two hundred acres of land lying on the North side of my land I now live on, joining Samuel Warnock line, Joshua Pillery and John Bradleys lines. Also my will and desire is to give and bequeath to my son John Bradley three hundred acres of land joining of Leonard Bradleys land on the South side, and part of the said tract I now line on; also my will and desire is to give to my Son George Bradley all the remainding part of my lands containing four hundred and seventy eight acres including my land and plantation on the North side of Dan River. Also my will and desire is to lend to my beloved wife all the residue or remander part of my estate, during her natural life or widowhood and after her deceas for to be equally devided amongst my surviving children, and whatsoever part of my estate shall fall to my daughter Moley Kelin [Keeling], my desire is after her decease to be equally devided amongst their children. Also I appoint my son John Bradley and George Bradley my executors to this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th day of Sept 1784.

Terry Bradley [his mark].

Witnesses present
Absalom Bostick, Jureat
Bethrenia Bostick
Bethrenia Bostick, Jun.

Boon's Lick Times, Fayette, Missouri.

3 Dec 1842, p.3.


The undersigned, administrator of the estate of Daniel Hunt, dec'd., has been ordered by the County Court of Randolph county, to sell the Slaves, belonging to said estate for the purpose of distribution; in obedience to said order, I will on the 2nd day of January next, at the town of Huntsville, sell to the highest bidder, seven slaves, five boys and two girls, to wit:

Wesley, aged about 15 years,
Isaac, aged about 13 years,
Alexander, aged about 11 years,
Polly, aged about 9 years,
Anthony, aged about 6 years,
Henry, aged about 4 years,
Martha, aged about 2 years,

The above Slaves will be sold on a credit, one half to be paid in six months and the balance in 12 months; purchasers required to give security.
administrator of Daniel Hunt, dec'd.

2 Sep 1843, p.3.

Sheriff's Sale.

In pursuance of an order made by the Circuit Court of Randolph County, at the May Term of said Court in the year 1843, I will proceed to sell before the Court House door, in the town of Huntsville, on the 20th day of November, 1843, being the first day of the Circuit Court for said County, the following described real estate, to-wit: A tract of land east of the town of Huntsville, and immediately adjoining, containing 147 ½ acres, and is described by its number of survey, as follows: the north east qr. of section 36, township 54, of range 15. This tract of land is of first rate quality, and is improved; about seventy acres now in cultivation, a dwelling house and other out buildings thereon; and is a most desirable situation.

Also, the east half of lot No. 74 and lot No. 76, in the town of Huntsville; the last mentioned lot has on it a Dwelling house, Kitchen and other buildings; also, an acre of land south and immediately adjoining the said town of Huntsville. The foregoing real estate is sold for partition among the heirs of Daniel Hunt, dec'd., and will be sold to the highest bidder on a credit of one and two years; the purchaser to give bond with good security for the payment thereof. The sale will take place between the hours of nine in the forenoon and five of the afternoon of said day.

H. JACKSON, Sheriff.
Sept. 26th, 1843.

County Meeting

The Randolph Citizen, Huntsville, Missouri.

28 Jun 1855, p.2.

The Meeting on Monday.

At a mass meeting of the citizens of Randolph county, convened in Huntsville, on the 25th inst., Captain H. Jackson was called on to preside, and John B. Taylor was appointed Secretary. The object of the meeting was then briefly stated by the President.

[paragraph omitted for brevity]

The committee retired for a short time, during which the meeting was addressed by Geo. H. Burckhartt and John R. Hall, when the committee submitted the following preamble and resolutions:

Whereas, Domestic slavery as recognized by the Constitution of United States, and as it now exists in many of the States of the Union - is approved by the law of God - and highly beneficial to both slave holder and slave - that it could not be abolished without great detriment to both - that our State is now bounded on two sides by free States which give the counties bordering thereon infinite annoyance - that the question is now ending whether the Territory of Kansas shall become a slave State and render to us that protection which we have a right to expect from a sister State, or whether it will become a free State and thereby jeopardize the slave property of Western Missouri - that undue means have been and are still being employed to impose upon the bona fide settlers of that Territory - that it is the avowed purpose of northern fanatics to make said Territory a free State at all hazards - and then abolitionize Missouri - that emissaries have dared to quit the precincts of northern fanaticism and promulgate abolition sentiments in our midst - and that there are those in our State whose sentiments are antagonistic to the institution of slavery - in order that such persons may know unequivocally our true sentiments and what they may expect at the hand of those who have the best interests of our State and the Union at heart -

And Whereas, It has become necessary for us to protect our rights against the aggressions of an unscrupulous foe, and the rights of our slaves from a false, sickly and misguided philanthropy - that the relation which exists between master and slave makes it our imperative duty to protect them in the enjoyment of their homes of quietude and plenty - such as are unknown to thousands of New England fanatics who are grievously disturbing the public peace more from an ignorance of the true philosophy of slavery and the true conditon of the slave than from any other cause - we the people of Randolph county irrespective of any party, therefore, Resolve,

1st - 8th. [omitted for brevity]

9th. That we sympathise with the citizens on the western border of our State and we will continue to co-operate with them in all proper measures, to prevent the planting of a colony of negro thieves on our frontier to harrass our citizens and steal their property.

10th. That we consider any person holding and avowing freesoil and abolition views unfit to teach in Sunday or any other schools - that we are opposed to such persons being employed for that purpose.

11th - 13th. [omitted for brevity]

14th. That the Chairman appoint a committee of safety consisting of not less than fifty effecient men who are to organize immediately in the most efficient manner to give protection to our institutions at home or where services may be required, and we pledge ourselves to sustain the action of said committee with our influence and means.

15th. [omitted for brevity]

And in accordance with the 14th resolution the Chairman appointed the following committee of safety, viz:...
For Huntsville. - H.L. Rutherford [not related], W.D. Malone, W.T. Rutherford [not related], R.G. Gilman, W.G. Rubey, W.R. Samuel, Jonathan Hunt, ....

Provost Marshal

'Union Provost Marshal's File of Papers Relating to Two or More Civilians, 1861-1866', Union Provost Marshal.

file no.13155.

Huntsville MO
Nov 29 1864

Pro Vo M General
St Louis MO

Dear Sir
will you please inform me what has been done in the case of Terry B. Bradley A M Malone, James J. Mathis, and Leonard K Bradley conscripts from Randolph county, and also whether any more proof is needed in their cases, about the state of the country when they were conscripted and the difficulty of them getting away, it can be sufficiently shown that the Rebels had complete control of the part of the county from when these men were conscripted and that they were actually taken away By force of arms, and scarcely any chance of getting away
Yours [?]
Newton Bradley

file note in response.

L K Bradley is ordered released on Bond of 1000. T B Bradley is in Gratiot [prison] will go to Alton [prison] on next Roll. Malone + Mathias in Alton.

Death Notice

The Atchison Daily Globe, Atchison, Kansas.

24 Dec 1894, p.1.

L.K. Bradley, of Farmington, died yesterday of pneumonia, aged 70 years. Genevieve, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Holmes, residing south of town, died yesterday of the same complaint. Both funerals occurred this afternoon.


The Atchison Champion, Atchison, Kansas.

1 Feb 1907, p.8.

Mrs. Mary Bradley, formerly of Cummings, had a stroke of paralysis Jan. 20, at her home at Smithville, Missouri, and is not expected to live.


The Atchison Daily Globe, Atchison, Kansas.

30 Jul 1910, p.5.

Mrs. Leonard Bradley, formerly an old settler of Cummings, died at her home in Smithville, Mo. Friday and was buried in Cummings Sunday. Mrs. Bradley was 75 years of age, and leaves a family of five children. She was well known by old settlers of Atchison and Jefferson Counties.


The Atchison Daily Globe, Atchison, Kansas.

25 Aug 1927, p.9.


Mrs. Lura Burnham, years ago a resident of the Cummings neighborhood, died yesterday in Smithville, Mo., at the age of 74 years.
Her death followed a stroke of paralysis.
She was a sister of Mrs. Anna Barber, who lives on South Seventh street, Atchison, and was an aunt of Mrs. Hillery Mauzey, of Atchison.
Mrs. Burnham was a daughter of L.K. Bradley, deceased, years ago a resident of Cummings. Her husband died fifteen years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Hillery Mauzey will attend the funeral in Smithville.

News & Obituaries

The Winchester Star, Winchester, Kansas.

7 Feb 1941, p.1.

Death of Mrs. Emma Farris

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Emma Farris Tuesday afternoon at the Christian church, where friends and relatives gathered to pay their last respects. Mrs. Farris passed away at her home here in Winchester Sunday evening about 4:30, after months of suffering. All that medical skill, nursing and loving care was done to alleviate her suffering.
Mrs. Farris was the widow of M. T. Farris, who was among the leading farmers and stockraisers in Jefferson County. Mrs. Farris had carried on these activities following the death of her husband.
She was always helping in all the neighborhood activities until ill health, a few months ago, caused her to cease some of it.
She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Anna Lee Wallace, Mrs. Agnes Sayler and Mrs. Alma Mauzey, all of Winchester; Mrs. Ruth Jones, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Lucille Githens, Rockford Ills., two sons, W. T. and E. Farris, of Winchester.
Interment was made in the family lot in the Wise cemetery.

14 Feb 1941, p.1.


Again our community is saddened by the passing of a well-known and loved citizen. A vacant place is left in our ranks which none other can fill.
Emma Alvateen Bradley, daughter of Leonard K. and Mary A Bradley, was born November 10, 1872, in Platte County, Missouri. She departed this life February 2, 1941, aged 68 years, 2 months and 23 days.
On February 10, 1891, she was united in marriage to Major Thomas Farris, who preceded her in death on August 10, 1923.
To this union 9 children, 3 sons and 6 daughters, were born. Two of these have gone on, Leonore Ellen, aged 2 years, passed away May 13, 1917, and Harley, aged 20 years, followed January 8, 1918.
Those left to mourn per passing are five daughters, Anna Lee, Agnes, and Alma, of Winchester, Kansas; Ruth, of Kansas City, Missouri; Lucille, of Rockford, Illinois, and two sons, W. T. and Elber, of Winchester, Kansas. Others left are one sister, Mrs. Annie Barber, aged 81 years, of Iola, Kansas; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 1 niece and 2 nephews.
In early girlhood Mrs. Farris united with the Cummings Baptist church. She transferred her membership to the Winchester Christian church in 1923, to which she remained a faithful member until the time of her death.
She was a loving mother, a kind neighbor, and she was always thoughtful of others.

With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand,
She has wandered into an unknown land,
And left us dreaming; how very fair
It needs must be since she lingers there.
Think of her faring on as dear
In the land of There - as the love of Here.
Think of her still as the same, I say,
She is not dead - she is just away.

14 Feb 1941, p.4.

Mrs. Anna Barber returned to her home in Iola, last week. Mrs. Barber had been here with her sister, Mrs. Emma Farris, for several weeks, during Mrs. Farris' illness and then her death.


The Atchison Daily Globe, Atchison, Kansas.

8 Apr 1949.

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Barber, whose death occurred yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. D. Judah, in Iola, will be held at the Cummings Methodist church at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Broadview cemetery. Mrs. Barber had been bedfast several years. She was the widow of Charles Barber, who passed away in 1906 [1899]. Besides her daughter, she is survived by a son, Joe Barber.

14 Apr 1949.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Methodist church for Mrs. Annie Barber of Iola. The Rev. W. H. Tulliver officiated. She was born Nov. 5, 1859 at Huntsville, Mo., and came to the Cummings community when a child with her parents, the late L. K. and Mary Agnes Bradley, and grew to womanhood on the farm where Wilbur Stull lives. She was married to Charles Barber of this community. She has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. D. Judah in Iola the last 14 years. She was a member of the Baptist church. In addition to her daughter she is survived by a son, Joe Barber of Atchison, 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was the last of a family of 10 children.


  1. [Emma Bradley's obituary states that she was born in Platte County, Missouri, in 1872. Her parents are not known to have lived there, but they have also not been found on the 1870 census.]
  2. [The sources for Jonathan Hunt's birth year are inconclusive. The 1870 census shows he was born c.1810; 1860 census shows c.1816; 1850 census shows c.1820; 1840 census shows c.1811-1820. His earliest land patent was approved in 1835. Since he had to be at least 21 years of age, his earliest possible birth year is 1814.]
  3. [Daniel Hunt's probate letters were granted to his executor 22 Feb 1842. This would make his date of death most likely Jan-Feb 1842, or possibly very late 1841.]
  4. [Family members who signed oaths of allegiance were A.J. Hunt, George W. Hunt, J. Bradley, Levi D. Bradley, Milton Bradley, Newton Bradley, Terry B. Bradley, and Webster Bradley. Not all have been positively identified, partly because some of the same names appear repeatedly in different generations, but they are all undoubtedly family members.]
  5. [Although the majority of Bradley family genealogies give Thomas Bradley the esoteric middle name of Loeni, he does not have a middle name at all. See Published Errors.]
  6. [A Terry Bradley was also appointed the first county assessor, but his relationship is unknown.]