If anyone knows more about the migration of these Bradners please advise. In an ongoing effort to place our Pittsylvania Co VA Bradners; to find their roots,I came across a couple of interesting things.
In the book "Cape May County, New Jersey" by J. Dorwart, 1992, pub, Rutgers U. p 30. I find an account of the Presbyterian, Rev John Bradner whom we had thought, for a time, to be our ancestor. We knew he had lived in Cape May NJ and in NY, but I didn't realize that he came from ..."Edinburgh Scotland with a degree in 1712 and came to South Carolina." This account tells of his marrying and arriving at Cold Spring Plantation, (the old Carman property)..arriving just after the epidemic of 1714...Bradner's Run...etc. Does Carman=Carr?
In South Carolina, I also find accounts of a Joseph Bradner..
p 432 from :
History of the Presbyterian Church in South Carolina By George Howe Published by Duffie & Chapman, 1870
Joseph Bradner, May 1770
The Presbytery of Orange to North Carolina
Mr. Hez. Balch and six others were sent by the synod of New York and Phila. known as the "Presbytery of Orange".
Balch's father removed to Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in his early childhood. during his pastorship the following persons were ordained to the eldership: viz Joseph Bradner, Col. Samuel Watson,....Howe, Craig...received occasional supplies from the presbytery of Orange"
Land Record, pg 94
John McKnit Alexander 9 nov 1764 220 acres in Mecklenburgh....west of the Catawba riber...Allisons Creek....Beaverdam Creek....near JOSEPH BRADNER..
source: Colony of North Carolina, 1735-1764: abstracts of land patents. By Margaret M. Hofmann, Published by Roanoke News Co.
Another question I have is regarding the connection of Maria Bradner who married in 1821 to Wm H Gregory in Halifax Co VA....we believe she was the dau of John Bradner and Elizabet (maybe Carr), if indeed this couple came from NY to Halifax Co VA....their son son W. H. Gregory married Permelia, dau of John Carr Bradner and Henrietta Craft/Croft of Pittsylvania Co Va...does this not show an earlier connection between these families?
Thoughts and advice welcomed. Does anyone know more about these Bradners who were in SC early on?
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