|Birth: ||Jun. 4, 1785|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 25, 1846|
Asa Bradley, Jr. & Sarah Hinkle had:
Elizabeth who m. Jedidiah Garrison
Martha Bradley m. Hines Berry Whitfield (bro to Drucilla & Asbury)
Sara m. Daniel Caudell
Mary m. Martin Segars
Marguarette m. David Caudell
Harriett m. James Caudell
Priscilla m. Thomas Allen Ayers
George m. Sarah Ausburn
The Bradley Cemetery is located between Wells Road to Damascus Road, on Jerry Bolin's place near the Middle Fork of the Broad River.
The Vibrating Chair and the Bear, by Lucy Emma Addison Anderson
as quoted by Cora Ledbetter in Leatherwood Happenings page 96
Asa Bradley had arthritis very badly, to the extent he became unable to get up before he died. He was a farmer and carpenter. He made beautiful furniture. His second home was a two story log house. The spring was at the foot of a hill at the roots of an oak tree near the house.
Asa built the first vibrating chair. He constructed it from iron pipes and connected it with a wire which ran to the spring. He had a lever on the side, and when pushed forward a vibration and shock occurred, and this was used to treat his rheumatism, which was caused from a rattlesnake bite when he was ten years old. After Asa was unable to go up on the mountain to bring down timber to construct furniture, he sent for it.
One day when the children got almost to the top of the mountain, there were the dogs barking fiercely. They had bayed a bear. The terrified children ran down the mountain to the nearest house where they were having a corn shucking, and told the news. The men were soon on their way to apprehend the bear. All the dogs were killed by the bear except one little beast-- his small size saved him. He was too small for the bear to hold in his paws to kill him.
The men killed the bear and divided it among the participants which was the custom so there was plenty of good eating, among the neighbors for a few days.
ASA BRADLEY'S WILL
GEORGIA ) In the name of God. Amen.
I, Asa Bradley, being sound in mind and memory, do leave the following as my Last Will and Testament. After committing my soul to God and my body to the dust from wherein it came, and after all funeral expenses and my just debts being paid first, then
I will and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Sarah Bradley my house, my garden, my orchard and my tract of land I now live on adjoining Matthew B. Hooper and others and on the waters of Broad River during her widowhood or her natural life, and all my stock of horses, cattle, hogs, sheep wagon and farming utensils and all my tools for her own proper use during her lifetime and at her death then to be divided amongst my children as follows:
I will and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Garrison one dollar.
I will and bequeath unto my daughter, Martha Whitfield, an equal part of what may be left of my estate after the death of my wife Sarah Bradley.
I will and bequeath unto my son George Bradley one dollar.
I will and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Caudell an equal part of what may be left of my estate after the death of my wife aforesaid.
6th Item: I will and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Segars an equal part of my estate after the death of my wife aforesaid.
I will and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Caudell, an equal part of my estate after the death of my wife aforesaid.
I will and bequeath unto my daughter Priscilla Bradley, an equal part of my estate after the death of my wife aforesaid.
I will and bequeath unto my daughter Harriet Bradley an equal part of my estate after the death of my wife aforesaid.
If there should be more stock or anything else that my wife Sarah Bradley
wishes to have charge of or by her consent my executors may sell the same to pay the legacy left to Elizabeth Garrison and George Bradley and then divide the remainder
equal amongst the remainder of my heirs, but this last clause left entirely to my wife's own option. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 22nd day of December, 1846.
Asa X Bradley (LS)
Richard B. Hooper
Matthew B. Hooper
Alfred W. Davis
Georgia ) County of Ordinary May Term 1847
Franklin County ) Personally appeared in open court Matthew B. Hooper, Jr.
Sarah Hinkle Bradley (1784 - 1877)
Percillia Carolyn Bradley Ayers (1827 - 1905)*
Harriett Bradley Caudell (1832 - 1915)*
Created by: Andrew Ayers Martin, M.D...
Record added: Jan 26, 2011
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