North Carolina Bradford Project

Bradford Marriages in North Carolina

decorative line

Below is the list of marriages I've found regarding Bradfords as either the bride or groom.  I have preserved the spelling of names and abbreviations  of names, but put the date in the format of the first 3 letters of the month, then the day, then the year.  In cases where the information comes from the actual marriage record, dates are written as "The ___ th day of ______ in the _____ year of our Lord". Please note that in almost all cases, the date is the date of the marriage bond or license, not the date of the actual marriage. In some cases, the actual date is recorded. In those cases, I will put the actual marriage date in the date field and in the notes give the date of the bond. Records from the Raleigh Register are of the actual marriage date.  There are multiple sources for these marriages. If no source is given in the source field, the source is either the actual marriage record or bond located at the State Archives of North Carolina or the index of marriages listed by county, which are also available in the State Archives of North Carolina. If the source is a newspaper (such as the Raleigh Register, the date of the issue the announcement was published in will be in parantheses in the source section.

View the list by Bradford grooms or Bradford brides

By Grooms

GroomBrideDateBondsmenWitnessesCountyNotes
Booker BradfordFanny ManNov 5, 1788Geo. Brasford  Granville 
D. Bartlett BradfordMatilda G. EhringhausMay 17, 1866 (date of marriage and bond)  S. D. White, Deputy ClearkPasquotankperformed by Mat M. Marshall, Minister of the Gospel
Danl. R. BradfordNancy NewtonNov 22, 1837James T. HoustonKiah P. HarrisCabarrus 
David BradfordBetsey CarreganNov 12, 1808John FaustA. B. BruceOrange 
David BradfordMary ChambersFeb 1, 1803Michael BradfordJohn SimianerCabarrus 
David BradfordElinor FaucetJun 3, 1806Jehu BirdWm. WilkinsonCaswell 
David BradfordElisabeth ManNov 6, 1777Benjamin WrightPleasant HendersonGranville 
David BradfordMerryam HamiltonAug 2, 1783William BradfordJesse BentonOrange 
David Bradford, Jr.Mary KerneyAug 2, 1784Arnold HarrisBennet SearcyGranville 
Edward BradfordMartha BranchNov 10, 1825Richd. H. BradfordS. M. JohnstonHalifax 
Elijah BradfordNaney WelchMar 14, 1797James BradfordStep. SneedGranvilleName may actually be Haney, I've seen reference that her name is Hanitor Welch; county record index book transcribed name as "Nancy", but looks like "Naney" on the bond record
George W. BradfordNancy HopkinsJul 28, 1847John H. ConnorJ. K. GrayMacon 
Harris BradfordMary PrevitFeb 1, 1790Jos. Pewet  GranvilleMary's name may be "Pruitt", but it looked like "Previt"
Hiram BradfordNancy FieldsApr 30, 1842Ira FieldsJohn M. LoganGuilford 
Hosea BradfordPolly ColyerAug 13, 1824M. H. Freeman  Burke 
Jackson R. BradfordAnn E. CannadyDec 10, 1844T.B. MooreJ.M. WigginsGranville 
James BradfordNancy BirdDec 15, 1846J. H. McCadams  Orange 
James BradfordElizabeth PalmerOct 20, 1805Edward BradfordRobertson MumforddCumberland 
James BradfordLucy PaschallSep 27, 1889John Smith  Granville 
James BradfordElisabeth RustJul 2, 1803Charles TaylorS. TurnerWake 
James BradfordMelinda WallaceDec 12, 1835William S. WallaceB. Oates, C.C.C.Mecklenburg 
J. C. BradfordAmanda SmithSep 15, 1853Thos. SmithA. M. FinleyMcDowell 
John BradfordE. A. AtwellOct 27, 1837Obadiah Woodson Rowan 
John BradfordElizabeth BrasdenAug 23, 1784  Wakesource: Bradford Marriages in North Carolina before 1800
John BradfordAnne CalvinMar 24, 1804Robert CalvinRobinson MumfordCumberland 
John Bradford (of Elijah)Nancy SmithNov 1, 1831J.H. CauthenStep. K. SneedGranville 
John M. BradfordS. F. MerrickNov 24, 1862Lieut. D. JohnsonJ. T. Warden, ClerkCumberland 
John R. BradfordSally FaggartFeb 4, 1867C. A. CaldwellJ. O. WallaceCabarrus 
J.R. Bradford, of FloridaMiss N.L. Taylor of Washington, Beaufort CountyNov 18, 1851  Washington, Beaufort Countysource: Raleigh Register (Nov 26, 1851)
Kearney BradfordPatsey KarrelSep 27, 1805Isaac Husketh  Granville 
Kinian BradfordPhereby WilliamsSep 26, 1859 (date of marriage and bond)John C. WheelerHenry HuskeCumberlandperformed by R. M. Orrell, Justice of the Peace
Major L. BradfordSarah BlountAug 8, 1866Nat BassJunius FerrellWake 
Michael BradfordJeanJan 9, 1802Thomas IrvinJohn SimianerCabarrusI've seen a secondary marriage source that gave her maiden name as Simianer, but I don't know how reliable that is
Richard H. BradfordAnn HartNov 14, 1827T. W. CrowellS. M. JohnstonHalifax 
Robert BradfordNancy KarrelDec 16, 1809Charles MooreRich. SneedGranville 
Samuel BradfordNancy PattersonNov 6, 1804Jonathan JonesJ H TaylorOrange 
Thomas Bradford, Jr.Martha GarrisonFeb 13, 1804Thomas BradfordJohn TaylorOrange 
Thomas BradfordEve KerneyApr 2, 1782Booker BradfordBennet SearcyGranville 
Thomas BradfordPolly HargravesAug 12, 1782Nath. HuntBennet SearcyGranville 
Thomas BradfordEdith RayJan 24, 1818Robt. MorrowJoseph A. WoodsOrange 
William BradfordBetsy Jane FossettDec 18, 1838James ChristopherJ. TaylorOrange 
William BradfordSally KingApr 18, 1815Will J. Ray J TaylorOrange 
Wm. BradfordNancy KittrellFeb 13, 1808Garland AllenW. M. SneedGranville 
William BradfordMelvina OvertonAug 30, 1857D.E. Bobbit  Granvillebond date Aug 29, 1857; married by Tho. L. William, J.P
Wm. BradfordMary J. SwaneyOct 29, 1865 (date of marriage and bond)Curtis BeasonJ. H. Brown, ClerkRandolphperformed by P. P. Freeman


By Brides

GroomBrideDateBondsmenWitnessesCountyNotes
Vincent RustAnna BradfordJul 3, 1797Jeremiah RustH. WilliamsGranville 
Edmond DooganAnna BradfordAug 25, 1789William McAdams Orange 
Sol. Young (son of James Herndon and Susan Young)Anne Bradford (daughter of Cresey Bradford)Dec 26, 1868    Granville(no seperate bond date); married by R. T. Overton, J.P.
James RichmondAnnie E. BradfordMay 13, 1866R. B. Warren  Orangemarried by Thomas Lynch, minister; bond date May 5, 1866
Nathan CawthornAva BradfordAug 30, 1792Richd. HudspethW. NorwoodGranville 
Jonathan HarrissBarbara BradfordSep 20, 1811Stephen BridgesW. M. SneedGranville 
Murphey WagonerBetsey Jane BradfordNov 20, 1848William R. Ray, Wm. Nelson  Orange 
James YoungerCatherine BradfordJan 23, 1855James W. Vincent  Orange 
Colemon WhiteCelah BradfordMar 13, 1786John ChampionBennet SearcyGranville 
James ChristopherCelia BradfordDec 14, 1830John Compton  Orange 
John SmithElisabeth BradfordMar 22, 1793Thos. Smith Orange 
Isaac BurkloeEliza BradfordFeb 23, 1810Neal LoveRobinson MumfordCumberland 
Joseph BruceElizabeth BradfordJun 5, 1821Benjamin PalmerChas RhodesCumberland 
John K. JonesElizabeth Bradford[undated]David JonesThomas TruloveFranklin 
John PewitElizabeth BradfordAug 28, 1769John BradfordJesse BennetGranvilleconsent from Thos. Bradford, father of Elizabeth Aug 21, 1769
TC SloanElizabeth BradfordFeb 4, 1867W.L.D. PopeJ. O. WallaceCabarrus 
Abraham SmithElizabeth BradfordDec 14, 1812James SmithC. HildebrandBurke 
James DouglassElizabeth BradfordMay 23, 1796Jno. Tate Orange 
John B. FearingEmma BradfordMar 25, 1856 (date of marriage)James W. Hinton  Pasquotankperformed by Jas L Spencer, Minister of the Gospel
John MooreFanney BradfordSep 30, 1782B. BookerfordReuben SearcyGranville 
John MayfieldFanny BradfordAug 25, 1807William HeflinW. M. SneedGranville 
Moses CatesHannah BradfordOct 15, 1795Reuben Dixon Orange 
Jas E.A.M. BrownHetty L.B. BradfordJan 29, 1862 (date of marriage and bond)John FruitJ H Brown, Clerk of County CourtRandolphperformed by J Fruit, Justice of the Peace
Joseph HesterHicksey BradfordJan 20, 1859Wm. L. Mitchell Granvillemarried by B. B. Hester
Allison FlemmingJeane BradfordOct 29, 1799  Cabarrussource: Bradford Marriages in North Carolina before 1800
William Patterson RayJeany BradfordJul 28, 1809Joseph Bradford  Orange 
Joseph BridgesJemima BradfordDec 7, 1796John Bradford PruitRichard TaylorGranville 
John SmithJudah Bradfordsee noteRobert BartleyJ. Troy, D.C.Rowansays in index: (no date, during Admin. Gov. Dobbs, 1792-1795)
Thomas B. AllenJudith BradfordDec 3, 1821James ThompsonW. M. SneedGranville 
Thomas JonesLaura BradfordMay 11, 1866  T C HortonFranklinperformed by D. D. Overton, Justice of the Peace
Jeremiah BlalockLucy BradfordDec 13, 1781Jehu HallBennet SearcyGranville 
Eli McCadamsMargaret BradfordAug 3, 1841Morgan Mebane, B. Cheek  Orange 
M. V. WalterMartha BradfordApr 6, 1867J. V. MittchellJ. O. WallaceCabarrus 
Joseph AtwellMary BradfordApr 13, 1830James BradfordKiah P. HarrisCabarrus 
Wm. A. FaucettMary BradfordJul 5, 1847John L. Faucett  Orange 
William HamiltonMary BradfordDec 15, 1794David PharrJohn SimianerCabarrussource: Bradford Marriages in North Carolina before 1800
Silas McGeheeMary BradfordMay 3, 1859Shem McGeheeA. LandisGranville 
Col. Eli B. WhitakerMary BradfordJune 1811  Halifaxsource: Raleigh Register (Jun 14, 1811)
John P. BeltMary A. Bradford (of Conn.)Apr 1836  Iredellsource: Raleigh Register (Apr 19, 1836)
Silas E. McGeheeMary E. BradfordMay 3, 1859Shem McGeheeA. LandisGranville 
James LongmireMelvina BradfordNov 21, 1865G. A. Dement Granvillemarried by G. B. Lyon, J.P.; bond dated Nov 17th; possibly Melvina Overton who married William Bradford in 1857 (above)
Levi HiggsNancy BradfordMay 23, 1813Richard WoodThos. HicksGranville 
M. D. LambethNancy L. BradfordAug 31, 1858 (date of marriage and bond)  John FaucettAlamanceperformed by L. L. Lambeth, Justice of the Peace
Simson MangrumNancy BradfordOct 6, 1814John NevillNat. AlexanderGranville 
Uriah HunneycutNancy BradfordAug 14, 1796William Wells Orange 
Matthew PendergrasNaomi BradfordFeb 9, 1817Paskel ColeBenj MarmanRandolph 
Robert RayPeggy BradfordOct 3, 1804David Bradford  Orange 
James WarnockPeggy BradfordSep 23, 1798Thomas Bradford Orange 
Wesmond Bridges *see notePolly BradfordDec 1, 1784Isaac VincentBennet SearcyGranvilleBradford Marriages in North Carolina before 1800 says "Wesmond", but bond record looks like "Wisemond"
John FinchPolly BradfordOct 24, 1815Britain BobbittStephen SneedGranville 
Baldy SmedwickPolly BradfordMay 24, 1816Lot B. Smithwick  Craven 
Richardson StroudRutha BradfordSep 15, 1854Junius Hays  Granvillebond date Sep 5, 1854
Garland AllenRuthy BradfordNov 28, 1806William JenkinsW. M. SneedGranville 
William McCauleySally BradfordSep 24, 1811Robert McCauly, H. McCollum  Orange 
Jones FullerSarah BradfordMay 13, 1786Reuben SearcyBennet SearcyGranville 
Lenard HaysSarah BradfordJan 14, 1786John Searcy, Jr.  Granville 
Joseph McAdamSarah BradfordNov 15, 1789Samuel McAdam Orange 
John SmithSarah BradfordFeb 22, 1826Elias HuskeySm H. OwenGranville 
John TiggleSarah BradfordNov 29, 1784Bennet SearcyElisabeth SearcyGranville 
John HumphreySusanna BradfordJan 7, 1793John ShepperdJos. ChambersRowan 
William C. LowdermilkSusannah BradfordApr 18, 1829William TaylorWm. C. ErwinBurke