Research Queries for Tennessee Bradford Families

Searching for John Calvin Bradford

Submitted by: Charles Marion Bradford

I am researching John Calvin BRADFORD. John is my great grandfather. Family tradition suggests that he was born in Trenton, Gibson Co, TN, on September 22, 1860. In spite of this information, two census records, 1900 and 1910, list his state of birth as KY. I conclude that he was born in either Tennessee or Kentucky.

The first reference that I have for him is in the 1884, Mayfield, KY, newspaper, called the Mayfield Monitor, on January 25, 1884. He and Mattie YARBROUGH applied for a marriage certificate.

He had a daughter, Clara Evelyn Bradford, born September 13, 1885 in Graves Co, KY. He had a son, Harry Cashion Bradford, born June 21 1894, in Martin, Weakley Co, TN.

He appears in the 1900 census for Weakley Co, TN where he listed his birth state as KY. His father's birth state is given as TN and his mother's state of birth is listed as CA.

He appears in the 1910 census for Colbert Co, AL. His state of birth there is listed as TN. The birth state for both his parents is given as TN.

Similarly, he appears in the 1920 census for Sheffield, Colbert Co, AL. This time, his state of birth there is listed as KY. This time, the birth state for both his parents is given as KY.

The final reference for him that I have is in the Friday, October 14, 1921 edition of the Sheffield Standard from Sheffield, AL, where his obituary appears. He died on October 9 or 10, 1921.

Searching for the Bradford mother...

Submitted by: Tara

I'm looking for any info on a female BRADFORD who married a BARRETT ca 1865. Their Known children were:

  • Mollie BARRETT m. Franklin HEFLEY
  • Lollie BARRETT DeWitt Allen BARRETT

Sally, Dee, & Mollie all lived in Gibson Co, TN at one time or another. The children were orphaned at a young age & might have been raised by BRADFORDs of that county. Sally was said to have collected money from the estate of Gov Wm Bradford.

Seeking parents of Didama Bradford

Submitted by: Jean R. Legried, CGRS

Didama BRADFORD, b. 9 Jan 1815, possibly in TN, d. 21 Oct 1886, Putnam Co, MO m. date unknown to William ABBOTT, b. ca 1809, possibly, NC, d. 25 Oct 1882, Putnam Co, MO

1. Napoleon Bradford ABBOTT, b. 7/1/1833, Jefferson Co. TN d. 11/13/1928, Putnam Co, MO m. (1) Mariah H. JONES (2) Martha Elizabeth KELLEY (3) Rebecca CULLUM. Napoleon was an only child.

Who were Didama's parents and where was she born?