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David Bradford: PA>OH>IA>PA?
Posted by: Karekin Yarian (ID *****1088) Date: August 28, 2010 at 13:40:24
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Looking for any information on the following family.

David BRADFORD, b. 1795 in either VT or NY. m. Pruella UNK (b. 1803 in NY)

Listed in 1840, Shenango, Mercer Co., PA with 2 males under 5, 2 males 15-20, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 30-40. Cannot identify either of young females but posit males below.

Listed 1850 in Hubbard, Trumbull Co., OH as Blacksmith, age 55, with wife Pruella (47), son John (14) - listed 1840 as son 2-5(?), son Anson (12). He listed b. in NY. Wife also.

Listed 1860 in Cass, Clayton Co., Iowa with self (65), wife Pruella (55), and daughter Belzona (12). He listed b. in NY. Wife also.

I believe this is the father also of:

Son listed 1840 as 15-20: Samuel Bradford (b. 1821 in Mercer Co., PA) m. Rebecca RUMBAUGH. Issue: Rebecca E. BRADFORD (b. 1843); Josiah "Joseph" BRADFORD (b. 1851); Pruella "Ella" BRADFORD (b. 1855); Laranca "Rancy" BRADFORD (b. 1865).

Andrew J. BRADFORD (b. 1844 in Mercer Co., PA, in what was then called Middlesex TWp.) m. Evalyn RUTHERFORD(?). Maiden name so indicated because listed with sister-in-law Lovina RUTHERFORD (14) on 1880 Census in Clyde, Cloud Co., KS. Settled in Clyde Kansas c. 1870s. Issue: Estella BRADFORD, Bertie BRADFORD; Oscar BRADFORD; Walter BRADFORD. History of Clyde KS indicates that most of his children did not survive to adulthood. He served a single term as under sheriff of Cloud County.

I inherited a photo album that was started by Samuel and Rebecca RUMBAUGH BRADFORD. Have tentatively identified photo in album as Evalyn Rutherford BRADFORD signed on back "to Sam and Becca" Taken in Clyde, KS

Of Samuel BRADFORD's children: Laranca married Jacob "Archie" BORTNER, and Pruella married George CRUM.

All remained, with the exception of Andrew BRADFORD and David BRADFORD in the Sharpsville, Mercer Co., PA area.

Samuel and Andrew's father both listed on census as having been born in VT. Mother's listed as born in NY. Both born in Mercer Co., PA. I suspect VT listing is incorrect. Name of David's wife same as Samuel's daughter... too coincidental. Picture in album is lynch pin to relationship of BRADFORD's to someone in Clyde KS. BRADFORDs only connection, listing of parents born in same place is reason for positing relationship as brothers. That and he was born in Middlesex, Mercer PA.

Many have posited Samuel to be son of David BRADFORD and Esther BURTON. This is incorrect. That family lived in Crawford Co., not Mercer Co. May be related, but not parents of Samuel.

One genealogy lead lists David as having died in 1871 in "Sharpsburg"? Not sure if this is supposed to be Sharpsville? But doubtful that he travelled back from Iowa in his late 60s early 70s to die in PA.

Looking for any information on any person included in this list. Any help most appreciated.

Karekin Yarian


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