On the 1850 census for Ralls County, Missouri, household 376, family 381, I found James M Bradley (age 36), Lydia Bradley (age 36), and their five children - Elizabeth (16), James (12), Robert F (8), George (6), and Rebecca (2). He is from Kentucky, working as a farmer, she is from Ohio, and all the children were born in Missouri. They were married in Lincoln county, Missouri in 1834.
I believe I may have located two of the sons, Robert and James Bradley, on the 1860 census in Yuba California, also, but cannot verify this as yet, and cannot locate the rest of the family.
Lydia was the daughter of David Laird and Ann Law Laird of Pennsylvania. She had 3 brothers (identities unknown) and a sister named Rebecca Laird (married to Elijah Galloway).
I am hoping to find someone who can assist me in finding out what happened to this family. Did they move? Were they victims of illness or accident? Are any of their descendants still in the area? If they died in Ralls county, what cemetery are they in? Thank you. Claudia Glass