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Lewis Watson Bradley

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Lewis Watson Bradley

Posted: 1065801227000
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Notes for Lewis Watson Bradley who settled in Walker County Alabama. For the Descendants of Lewis Watson Bradley go to:

1830 Census Walker Co,., Ala: (I have the image)

Lewis W. Bradley 2-1-0-0 1-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 1-0-0-1
(Living near her brother E.G. MUSGROVE)

John W. Bradley 1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 3-0-0-0 1-0-0-0

BRADLEY, JOHN AL Walker 8/1/1839 Huntsville 11163 AL3590__.430
NESW 15/ 13-S 8-W No Huntsville AL Walker About 10 miles NW of Jasper AL
Don't know what his relationship to Lewis W. Bradley is but could be Lewis' brother.

1840 Census, Walker Co,., Ala.

Lewis W. Bradley 1-2-2-0 0-1-0-0 1-0-0-0 0-1-0-0
John Bradley 0-2-2-0 0-1-0-0 3-2-2-0 1-0-0-0

1840's Walker County Tax Record L. W. Bradley listed in Beat 3

1850 Walker County Al Census (I have the image)

Lewis W. Bradley 47 (1803) B. SC
Margaret 25 (Error) b. AL (Error)
William 20 (1830) b. AL (Named for her father?)
James L. 20 (1830) b. AL
Edward G. 18 (1832) b. AL (Named for her brother)
Thomas C. 16 (1834) b. AL
Mary 13 (1837) b. AL
Eli B. 10 (1840) b. AL
Francis M. 7 (1843) b. AL (named for E.G. Musgrove's son?)
Samuel A. 6 (1844) b. AL
Araminta A. 2 (1848) b. AL (named for grandmother, William T.
Musgrove's mother, wife of
John Musgrove, JR. of Newberry Co,., SC

My records show LEWIS "W." BRADLEY on the 1830, 1840, and 1850 census, Walker Co,., AL. Old MUSGROVE family history indicates that MARGARET MUSGROVE married LEWIS WATSON BRADLEY. The 1850 census which indicated she was born in Alabama was erroneous.
MARGARET was born in Cocke County, TN 1860 census indicates she was born in TN. Ann S. Grainger, 3301 Ohara Rd., Huntsville, Al 35801, writes this paragraph in 1997.

SWNE 32/ 14-S 7-W No Huntsville AL Walker
Located about 10 miles south of Jasper, AL
Acres: 40.22
Issue Date: 3/1/1858
Land Office: Huntsville
Cancelled: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Nr.: 24726
Accession/Serial Nr.: AL3810__.445
BLM Serial Nr.: AL NO S/N

1860 U.S. Census, Walker Co AL (I have the image)
Wattson Bradley 56 (1804) b. NC
Margaret 53 (1807) b. TN (Correct)
Tho. C. 25 (1835) b. AL (married Jane Key)
Francis 17 (1843) b. AL (married Sally Rhea)
S. A. 14 (1846) b. AL (Samuel)
L. A. 12 (1848) b. AL (Araminta)

1870 U.S. Census, Walker Co,., AL (have image)

1880 U.S. Census, Jasper, Walker Co,., AL (printed version)
Family 144:

Samuel Bradley 28 (1852) AL SC TN
Margaret 76 (1804) TN SC SC (Margaret Musgrove)
Araminta Vincent 22 (1858) AL SC AL? Boarder? Probably Dau. now

NOTE: Margaret (Musgrove) Bradley filed a claim before the Southern
Claims Commission for damages done by Union Army during the Civil War.
Have been unable to get a copy of her claim from microfilm record. She
would have had to claim that she was loyal to the union during the Civil War. Perhaps her claim was denied. (Need to research this)


1880 U.S. Census, Walker Co,., Jasper, Ala. Family 152:

Thomas Bradley 46 (1834) AL SC TN (Thomas "Tom" Bradley")
Jane 45 (1835) AL SC SC (Jane Key d/o Wash Key)
John 15 (1865) AL AL AL
William 12 (1868) AL AL AL
Elizabeth 9 (1871) AL AL AL

1880 Walker Co AL Family 144-149:

John F. Rhea 30 (1850) AL TN TN
Sarah K. 23 (1857) AL SC AL
Thomas W. 8 (1872) AL AL AL
John L. 5 (1875) AL AL AL
WILLIAM BRADLEY 8 (1872) AL AL AL (Nephew)

William Bradley was a son of Francis M(arion) Bradley and S. J. Rhea.
His widowed father is living next door with his other children.
1880 U.S. Census, Walker Co AL Family 145-150:

William Rhea 68 (1812) TN VA VA
Martha E. 51 (1829) AL SC SC
W. B. 35 (1845) AL TN AL
J. W. 26 (1854) AL TN AL
G. A. (Dau in law) 21 (1859) AL AL AL
D. F. (G-Dau) 1 (1879) AL AL AL
F. M. BRADLEY 36 (1844) AL AL AL (Son-in-law)
MARTHA A. E. 10 (1860) AL AL AL (Granddaughter)
MARGARETTE L. 5 (1875) AL AL AL (Granddaughter)
MARY L. 5 (1875) AL AL AL (Granddaughter)

My note says that Francis M(arion) Bradley married S. J. Rhea and that
she died on 17 Nov 1876, four years earlier.

1900 Walker county census states that Thomas Bradley's father was born in SC and mother in TN Therefore Lewis Bradley's father born in SC

From "Abstracts of Old Ninety-Six and Abbeville District Wills And Bonds", compiled by Willie Pauline Young, Liberty SC, 1977:
on file in the Abbeville, SC, Courthouse p. 376; Box 105, Pack 2610

Bradley, Elizabeth Dooly
On Oct. 20, 1810, John Calvert, Archibald Douglass bound unto John Hamilton Ord. Abbeville District. sum $3,000.00. John Calvert made guardian. of Elizabeth Dooly, John E., Lewis W., Lew Kelly W. Bradley minors under 14 years. Sept. 7, 1812 John, Jesse Calvert, David Wardlaw bound unto Taliaferro Livingston Ord. Abbeville District. sum $1,000.00. John Calvert made guardian. of Elizabeth Dooly Bradley a minor over 14 years.

There was a Lewis Bradley in Chatham Co NC in 1791. Could he be Lewis W Bradley's father?

There was a Lawrence Bainbridge Bradley born in Sumter, SC, who married Susan Henrietta Key. It looks as if Lawrence could have been related to Lewis Watson Bradley

On the 1988 Walker County Alabama Road Map there is a community named Bradleytown. The town was named after these Bradley's.
Go to to see the location and also to:

Decoration and Home Coming is held each year on May 1st, at Hurd Shoals Church.
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