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John William Bradley
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Birth: Jun. 12, 1856
Savannah
Andrew County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 1863
Andrew County
Missouri, USA

S/O James Washington and Emmeline[Cogdill]Bradley

He died December~6~1863, probably Andrew Co Mo aged 6 year 5 month 12 day. He died about the time the bushwhackers burned the family home, but no one knows whether his death was related to that incident.

In 1863 or early 1864, bushwhackers burned the house of James Washington Bradley after attempting robbery. The family hid in a draw southeast of the house and watched the burning. A series of houses have since been constructed on the site of the burned house. Norman Bowland, who now owns the land, located on the south side of Highway 59 west of Savannah, dismantled an older house and built a new house there in 1964. In digging the basement, he found at a depth of about six feet a bed of ashes two feet thick. In the ashes were the metal remains of a mid~nineteenth century plow which could have belonged to James Washington Bradley. James W's house had a basement, or cellar, with masonry walls of native stone. He had hidden his gold money behind a loosened stone in the basement, and the money was there during the fire. When the ashes cooled somewhat, a plank was laid over them and one of the children walked on the plank to retrieve the money. After the house was burned, James W. and his brother, Robert W Bradley who had migrated to Andrew Co. Mo about 1854, moved their their families to Clay Co Mo., where they had Judy relatives.

Found this information in the book:

DANIEL AND SUSANNAH BRADLEY OF KENTUCKY AND
SOME OF THEIR DESCENDANTS

COMPILED AND EDITED BY
FRANCIS L, STUBBS, Ph.D. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Washington Bradley (1814 - 1907)
  Emiline Cogdill Bradley (1827 - 1871)
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah E Bradley Vaughn (1846 - 1930)*
  Lucinda Catherine Bradley Maupin (1849 - 1873)*
  Jacob Elisha Bradley (1850 - 1903)*
  James A. Bradley (1853 - ____)*
  John William Bradley (1856 - 1863)
  Susan Isabella Bradley Wilson (1858 - 1902)*
  G. W. Bradley (1859 - 1917)*
  Henry Clay Bradley (1861 - 1946)*
  Paulina Price Bradley (1863 - 1886)*
  Ada Lee Bradley Freeman (1867 - 1920)**
  John S. Bradley (1868 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: patty gschwender
Record added: Nov 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81096142
 

 
 
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