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Capt Bradley Mahana
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1806
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1874
Iowa City
Johnson County
Iowa, USA


Born: 01 SEP 1806 in Hopwood, Fayette Co, PA
Died: 11 SEP 1874 in Iowa City, Johnson Co, IA
Buried: in Oakland Cemetery, IC Block 5

Occupation: Military/House Painter


Census records: Greene Co PA 1830, 1840, 1850. Census records: Johnson Co IA, 1856, 1860, 1870. History on file. Obituaries: Iowa State Press 16 SEP 1874;Iowa City Republican 16 SEP 1874. Bradley's grave is marked by a tall stone obelisk.

Spouse: Catherine Seals b: 1808
•Married: 1 SEP 1827

1. Amanda Mulvanna Fitzellen Mahana b: 18 APR 1828
2. John O. Mahana b: 15 JUL 1829 in Waynesburg, Greene Co., PA
3. Harriet Mahana b: 23 DEC 1831 in Waynesburg, Greene Co PA
4. Nancy Mahana b: 10 DEC 1833 in Waynesburg, Greene Co PA
5. James S Mahana b: 1 AUG 1835 in Waynesburg, Greene Co PA
6. Sarah "Sada" V. Mahana b: 8 AUG 1837 in Waynesburg, Green Co PA
7. Richard Mahana b: 1 MAY 1840 in Waynesburg, Green Co PA
8. William D. Mahana b: 19 MAR 1842 in Waynesburg, Green Co PA
9. Bradley Brown Mahana b: 1 MAR 1845 in Waynesburg, Green Co PA
10. Franklin Mahana b: 12 APR 1847 in Waynesburg, Green Co PA
11. Catherine "Kittie" Mahana b: 11 DEC 1851 in Waynesburg, Green Co PA


From Find A Grave contributor Bobby Jett:

CAPTAIN BRADLEY MAHANA, was born March 1, 1806 in Hopwood, Fayette County, PA; died September 11, 1874 in Iowa City, Iowa. He was married September 1, 1827 to Miss Catherine Seals of Waynesburg, PA. This union was blessed with the following children: Amanda M., wife of John D. Patterson of Greene County PA; John O., a dry goods merchant and President of Western Mutual Aid Association at Des Moines, IA; James S., a merchant in Iowa City; Harriett, a young lady who died at Waynesburg, PA; Sada V., wife of M. R. Luse, boot and shoe merchant of Iowa City; Richard, who lives in Beatrice, NE; William D., who lives in Davenport, IA, an express messenger on the CRI&P Railroad; Bradley B., a merchant, living in Iowa City, and partner with James in the Paint store; Frank, a painter living in Iowa City, Kitty, age fifteen who died in Iowa City. (Note: A daughter, Nancy, named for Bradley's mother, was born 10 Dec 1833 and died 23 Jul 1834.)

Captain Mahana resided in Waynesburg, PA from 1827 to 1855 and settled in Iowa City in April 1855. He was a democrat in politics. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Iowa City. He was fond of military life. He was commissioned Captain of the Washington Blues and was attached to the Highland Brigade of Pennsylvania by Governor D. R. Porter in 1842. He was again commissioned in 1849 by Governor W. F. Johnson and again by Governor Bigelow in 1854. He was Brigade Inspector of the State of Pennsylvania for fourteen years. His long military service under the militia organization of Pennsylvania qualified him with the tact, skill, and military experience needed in his duties in the late civil war. When the war for the preservation of the Union was necessary, he was among the first to offer his sword and service in defense of the Federal union and the stars and stripes. He was Captain of a volunteer company in Iowa City. His services were accepted by the Governor and he marched to the front under the "75,000" call, and was in Company B, First Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

At the expiration of the enlistment, he came back to Iowa City and raised another company, and was elected its captain; and was assigned to Company B fourteenth regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry; then became Company B, forty first Infantry; and May 14, 1863, was transferred to and became Company L, seventh regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry; was discharged November 30, 1864.

He enjoyed the confidence of his men and was highly respected by his brother officers. He was a Mason for thirty five years and held many offices of honor, profit, and trust, in that order, and his funeral was conducted by that benevolent body with the usual ceremony in a satisfactory manner, characteristic of that brotherhood. His last sickness began August 31, 1874 and his last words were, "All is well." And so it was with the brave old soldier who had lived an exemplary Christian life, full of good deeds woven with acts of sympathetic kindness, in all parts he played on the state of human action
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  Catharine Seals Mahana (1808 - 1875)
  Richard M. Mahana (1840 - 1911)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Iowa City
Johnson County
Iowa, USA
Plot: IC, Block 5
Created by: Alice Huitt Preston
Record added: May 18, 2009
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Capt Bradley Mahana
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