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Melissa Jane Stephens Bradford
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1842
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 1932
Edgar Springs
Phelps County
Missouri, USA

Melissa Jane Stephens Bradford was born in Kentucky, November 9th 1840 and died at her home near Edgar Springs, Mo., Friday February 26th 1932 making her age at the time of death 91 years, 3 months and 17 days.

In 1859 she was married to Moses Bradford who died during the Civil War. To this union were born Moses and Fannie E (Mrs. J.A. Vance) both of whom have preceded her in death.

In 1868 she was united in marriage to George L. Bradford of Phelps county; their married life of sixty-three years having been spent in this county. To this union were born 8 children of which four, Robert Edward Lee, Arthur, Bertie and George Everett have passed to the Great Beyond. The living are: W. N. Bradford of Birch Tree, Mo., W. L. Bradford of Rolla, Mo.; Lucy E. Bradford of Edgar Springs, Mo. and Mrs. E. J. McCloud of Salem, Oregon.

Many years ago she received a hope in Christ and united with the Primitive Baptist Church. A characteristic of her Christian faith was that the Heavenly Father was able and willing and would help His children in time of need.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. B. V. Bolton of Rolla at the Smith Cemetery, Sunday, Feb. 28, 1932, where she was laid to rest to await the resurrection call of the Master... 
Family links: 
  Elgalina Stephens (1818 - 1878)
  Moses Jasper Bradford (1833 - 1865)*
  George Isaac Bradford (1847 - 1936)*
  Francis Elgaline Bradford Vance (1860 - 1928)*
  Moses Allen Bradford (1861 - 1880)*
  William N. Bradford (1872 - 1961)*
  Arthur Bradford (1881 - 1883)*
  Bertie Bradford (1883 - 1883)*
  George Everett Bradford (1884 - 1891)*
  Melissa Jane Stephens Bradford (1842 - 1932)
  Aggie Malinda Stephens Musgrave (1850 - 1888)*
*Calculated relationship
Smith Cemetery
Edgar Springs
Phelps County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Juanita Sloan Lowrance
Record added: Jan 04, 2006
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Melissa Jane <i>Stephens</i> Bradford
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Melissa Jane <i>Stephens</i> Bradford
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Her parents were Allen Stephens and Elgalina Caskey of Adair County, Kentucky, who came to Missouri about 1841. Elgalina is buried at Colley Hollow Cemetery in Pulaski County.
- linda p
 Added: May. 22, 2012

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