Nathan Boyd Bradley

Brief Life History of Nathan Boyd

When Nathan Boyd Bradley was born in 1825, in Porter, Niagara, New York, United States, his father, Lemuel Harnden Bradley, was 43 and his mother, Catherine Waite, was 41. He married Ovelia Cardinal on 31 January 1849, in DeKalb, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Kingston, DeKalb, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Eagleville, Harrison, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died after 1880, in Harrison, Missouri, United States.

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Nathan Boyd Bradley
Ovelia Cardinal
Marriage: 31 January 1849
George Francis Bradley
Eliza Adelia Bradley
Maria Mary Ovelia Bradley
Elja LaBoem Bradley
Alice Luella Ovelia Bradley

Sources (19)

  • Nathan Bradley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nathan Bradley, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Nathan B Bradley - Individual or family possessions: death: 1890; Blythedale, Harrison, Missouri, United States

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


Historical Boundaries: 1837: DeKalb, Illinois, United States


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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