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Bradish family connection

Marie Bradish Shook (View posts)
Posted: 954669404000
I am a Bradish descendant from Adrian, Michigan, now living in Saratoga Springs, NY.
I am a descendant of Colonel John Bradish (Revolutionary War)and Luther Bradish (Col. John's son, who was Lt. Gov. of NY during William Sewards years as Gov. of New York). Luther also was U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and the Trucal States (Pirate States) during the 1820s / 1830s.
My son (a professor at the State Univ. of New York in Albany) and I are trying to find a connection between our family (which moved to Michigan in the 1830's) and some of the other Bradish family members who appear often on your board.
Thank you,
Marie Bradish Shook
Dale N. Shook

Lenawee County Bradishes

Posted: 955564932000
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I, too, descend through John and was born in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan. Hopefully, Juanita's book will answer all of our questions. In my case, Calvin Bradish moved from Massachusetts, eventually settling in Madison Township, Lenawee County, Michigan. His son, Augustus Wellington Bradish, begat my great grandfather William Riley Bradish and four other sons. Hope you can find that connection

Bradish Family Connection

Tammy Foster Bradish (View posts)
Posted: 958241795000
My husband and I also currently live in
Saratoga Springs, NY. His grandfather has a
family tree. I believe it dates all the way
back to Joseph Bradish in the late 1600's
who was from Massachussets. Do you have a
family tree? It might be interesting to
compare them and see if there is any
connection. Please email me at

Joseph Bradish

John Bradish (View posts)
Posted: 959955913000
Tammy, there is a chart of the first 6 Bradish generations in America, and there are 2 Josephs on it. One of them was quite well known, but has no listed heirs. He was from Cambridge, and died an unusual death in 1699, a long ways from home. I have the chart, and can compare family tree notes if you wish.
Good hunting!

Joseph Bradish

Dee Reynolds (View posts)
Posted: 967953156000
2. Joseph
b. May 1638 Cambridge, Mass
d. July 7, 1720 Sudbury Mass
md Mary
children Mary, Sarah, Hannah, Joseph, John, Ruth, James

Bradish in Lenawee County, MI

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I am trying to locate the Bradish/Dennison line from the mid 1850s in Adrian. Are you related to that line?

Bradishes in Michigan

Lari (View posts)
Posted: 972309351000
Yes, I am directly descended from the Bradish Family in Lenawee County, Michigan. My Mother (Marie) is a Bradish (Edward, Ethyl were her parents, and they were descendants of Col. John Bradish (Rev. War, NY). I grew up in Lenawee County, with many Bradish relatives still in the area.
Let me know what you would like to know, and my Mother (now 89 years old) can tell you about anything you want to know re the 1850s era Bradish Family in Lenawee County.

Dale N. Shook, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
State Univ. of New York at Albany


Linda Ossler (View posts)
Posted: 978941664000
Hi! Wondering if your aunt would remember anything about the Ossler family. Kathryn Ossler Bradish was my great-grandfather's sister. I have been in contact with John Avers who descends from Kathryn and William R. Bradish.( John, if you see this, don't be offended. Just thought that maybe there are some more memories of early Adrian families out there that could help us.)

Kathryn Ossler

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She is mentioned in the Bradish book and is in a family photo also printed in the book.


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Dennison is referenced several times in the Bradish book. Yes, they are from Lenawee Co.
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