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John BRADLEY & Olney BOWE arrived Christian Co 1803-5
Posted by: Diana Gale Matthiesen (ID *****0513) Date: November 20, 2002 at 04:44:13
In Reply to: Re: Can Do Marriage Lookup by Anne Yocum of 755

John BRADLEY's second wife was Olney/Oney/Ona BOWE, daughter of Jacob BOW & Jemima __?__ (Olney's given name was probably derived from the surname OLNEY, which was sometimes spelled ONEY). John & Olney were married 2 Jan 1783 in Louisa Co., VA. Their marriage record is in the "Douglas Register" -- the records of Rev. William Douglas of the Dover Church in St. James Northam Parish, Goochland Co. Most secondary sources wrongfully give the location of John & Olney's marriage as St. James Northam Parish because, for 27 years, Rev. Douglas was pastor in the Dover Church there. But in 1777, Douglas left the Dover Church and moved to Louisa Co., where John and Olney lived and were married in 1783.

John & Olney were in Fayette Co., KY, by 1803 where their daughters, Elizabeth and Susannah, were married in 1803, and in Christian Co., KY, by 1806, where their daughters, Lucy and Matilda, were married in 1806 and where John died in 1816. The marriage dates of the girls show they had to be daughters of John's first wife, Elizabeth. John & Olney did have two sons, but they were not Samuel and James, as shown by the sale of John's land in 1816, in the "interest of his heirs, Robert BRADLEY and Richard Davis BRADLEY."

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