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BRADLEY & LIVERMAN in LA -- in Harrison Co Tx by 1880
Posted by: Kathye [Payne] Upham (ID *****5524) Date: August 21, 2005 at 03:54:17
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George W LIVERMAN born Jul 1859 La died about 1933 in Marion Co Tx. His father is UNKNOWN. His mother Martha [unknown] Liverman 2m a Mr BRADLEY by 1870 and he died before the 1880 census (below):
1880 Harrison Co Tx /ED 41/Marshall/HH 263-263/pg 331a
LIVERMAN, G W/HH/wm age 21 La/Ga/Mo/ SINGLE /butcher
BRADLEY, M E/mother/wf age 41 Mo/Ga/Va/ widow
Liverman, S N/brother/wm age 19 La/Ga/Mo/ SINGLE
Bradley, Avena/half sister/wf age 10 Tx/Tn/Mo
Bradley, J D/half brother/wm age 08 Tx/Tn/Mo

Did Mrs Martha LIVERMAN marry William Robert BRADLEY Jr who was 1m to Leacy P WATSON?
Below is Wm Robert Bradley on the 1860 Panola Co Tx:
1860 Panola Co Tx/Beat 8/Carthage/HH 763-763/pg 384b
BRADLY, W R/HH/wm age 38 TN
Bradly, Leacy/wf age 39 Tn
Bradly, John/wm age 15 Tn

Now, Help me out here - am I nuts??? Below is the 1870 Panola Co Tx census and I THINK this is actually Wm Robert Bradley & Mrs Martha Liverman.........???
1870 Panola Co Tx/Beat 4/Pulaski/HH 1701-1701/pg 327a
BRADLEY, W B/HH/wm age 49 TN
BRADLEY, Mary C/wf age 32 MO
IVEY, Jarah W/wm age 11 LA
Bradley, Sarah/wf age 09 La
Bradley, Abena/wf age 01 Tx

Now, COMPARE the 1870 census names & ages of the chn to the names and ages of Martha's chn on the 1880 census below:
1880 Harrison Co Tx /ED 41/Marshall/HH 263-263/pg 331a
LIVERMAN, G W/HH/wm age 21 La/Ga/Mo/ SINGLE /butcher
BRADLEY, M E/mother/wf age 41 Mo/Ga/Va/ widow
Liverman, S N/brother/wm age 19 La/Ga/Mo/ SINGLE
Bradley, Avena/half sister/wf age 10 Tx/Tn/Mo
Bradley, J D/half brother/wm age 08 Tx/Tn/Mo

(1) "G W Liverman" was also born in LA and is 10 years older than "Jarah W IVEY"
(2) S N Liverman was also born in LA and is 10 years older than "Sarah Bradley" but "S N" is supposed to be a BOY ?
Note that both George & S N give their father's birthplace as Georgia..........
(3) Avena BRADLEY was also born in TX and she is not quite 10 years older than "Abena Bradley"
(4) last, we have J D Bradley age 08 born in TX but note that he and Avena both say their father was born in TN as was William Robert Bradley Jr.......
?? any "yays" or "nays" on my "what iffing" ????????

I don't have a clue as to what happened to Sarah/SN , Abena/Avena or J D after 1880 and I don't find their mother again until 1910 living with her son George W LIVERMAN in MARION COUNTY:
1910 Marion Co Tx/ED 106/Prec 4/HH 2-2/pg 229a
LIVERMAN, Geo W/HH/wm age 50 La/Ga/Ga/1m=28yrs
Liverman, Lizzie/wife/wf age 51 Tx/Ga/Tx/8 of 13 chn lvg
Liverman, Myrtle G/dtr/wf age 17 Tx/La/Tx
Liverman, Earl F/son/wm age 12 Tx/La/Tx
Liverman, Mary/dtr/wf age 13 Tx/La/Tx
LIVERMAN, George H/son/wm age 10 Tx/La/Tx
Liverman, Ethel S?/dtr/wf age 07 Tx/La/Tx
BRADLEY, Martha E/mother/wf age 71 Mo/Oh/Mo/ widow/3 of 5 chn lvg ( George and WHO else ??? )

1920 - Martha's still kicking !!!
1920 Marion Co Tx/ED 129/Prec 3/W 3/HH 92-94/pg 196b
LIVERMAN, G W/HH/wm age 62 La/La/La
Liverman, Elizabeth/wife/wf age 62 Tx/Ga/Ga
Liverman, Carl/son/wm age 22 Tx/La/Tx/ single
LIVERMAN, George/son/wm age 20 Tx/La/Tx/ single
Liverman, Ethel/dtr/wf age 16 Tx/La/Tx/ single
Raines, H M/son-in-law/wm age 28 Tx/Tx/Tx
RAINES, Mabel/dtr/wf age 26 Tx/La/Tx
BRADLEY, W C/mother/wf age 84 La/La/La/ widow
........ "Mabel" is actually "Myrtle" and she married Henry M Rains - never had any chn. "Carl" is actually "Earl" and he married Hazel [unknown] abt 1925.
........mow, "W C Bradley - mother"..... I feel sure that the census taker was trying to list her by her dead husband's initials unless she married another Mr Bradley while she's been hiding from me on the census for 30 years.

I think we lost Martha between 1920-1930 but here's George
& his wife in 1930:
1930 Marion Co Tx/ED 3/Jefferson/W 3/HH 197-225/pg 163a
LIVERMAN, G W/HH/wm age 70 La/Ga/Mo/ 1m age 22
Liverman, Sarah Elizabeth/wife/wf age 67 Tn/Al/Al/1m age 19

I THINK George's 1st wife, Elizabeth, died just after the 1920 census. I have sent for but not recvd the Probate Record of "Elizabeth L LIVERMAN" dated Jun 1, 1920.
In 1900, 1910, and 1920 George and his wife were the same age and she always listed her birthplace as TEXAS.
But wife "Sarah Elizabeth" in 1930 says she is 3 years younger than George and that she was born in TENNESSEE.
I have also sent for George's Probate Record dated Jan 27, 1933 but don't have it yet (sigh).

I'm not going to get into George's chn in this message; I really want to focus on finding the identity of his father, his mother's maiden name, verify her 2m, find if his Liverman sibling was a brother or a sister, and find out what became of his 2 half siblings.

Last, but not least: I am not a Liverman or a Bradley.....
George's grandson has been my "uncle by marriage" for 46 loving years and he is the father of 3 of my 1st cousins.
Uncle is an only child and was born late in his parents life and finding his ancestry is a labor of love from me to him.

Has anyone ever heard of the persons I named above?
My heartfelt thanks if you have anything to share,
Kathye


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