William Hargus Bradley

Brief Life History of William Hargus

When William Hargus Bradley was born on 8 December 1832, in Smyth, Virginia, United States, his father, Ephraim Dunbar Bradley I, was 21 and his mother, Hannah White, was 27. He married Nancy Jane Roseberry on 7 January 1856, in Scott, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Scott, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Magisterial District 5 Auburn, Logan, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 4 October 1915, in Smyth, Virginia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Dingus, Morgan, Kentucky, United States.

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William Hargus Bradley
Nancy Jane Roseberry
Marriage: 7 January 1856
Ephriam Dunbar Bradley II
Patton Anderson Bradley
Melvina M Bradley
Tilda Margarett Bradley
Sarah Ellen Bradley
John Wesley Bradley
James Harrison Bradley
Lydia A Bradley

Sources (25)

  • William H Bradley in household of Ephraim Bradley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm. H. Bradley, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Wm H Bradley, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places throughout England named Bradley, from Old English brād ‘broad’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

Scottish: habitational name from Braidlie in Roxburghshire.

Irish (Ulster): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Brolcháin ‘descendant of Brolacháin’, a diminutive of the personal name Brólach, compare Brawley . This was a learned family.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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