Eliza Bradshaw

Eliza Bradshaw

Death 1913 (aged 85–86)
Burial Jetmore, Hodgeman County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 50435079 · View Source
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Eliza Bradshaw, née Broadnax, was born a slave of a slave mother and an unknown father, possibly her mother's slaveholder. At about the age of 7 she was sold to another planter, a Mr. Lewis, and never saw her mother again.

Eliza was again sold to another owner, Mr. Christian, at about the age of 17 and was married to another slave, Lewis Bradshaw, to whom she bore seven sons and two daughters. It was during her time with the Christians that she came to be known as "Crazy" Eliza, due to an occasion where she defended herself with a kettle of scalding hot water after being threatened with a whip by Mr. Christian.

In 1879 the Bradshaws left Kentucky for Kansas. They were in Kansas only 6 months when Lewis passed away from tuberculosis.

Granville 1850-1912
John W. 1850-1934
Lewis D. 1855-1899
Charles T. 1858-1924
Alexander C. 1861-1903
George Washington 1863-1943
Benjamin F(ranklin) 1867-1899
Sara 1870-

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Gravesite Details Data source: Hodgeman County Genealogy Society
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