Oliver H Bradley

Brief Life History of Oliver H

When Oliver H Bradley was born in 1821, in Canada, his father, Lemuel Harnden Bradley, was 39 and his mother, Catherine Waite, was 37. He married Sarah Cardinal in 1841, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Genoa, DeKalb, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Wilson, Wilson, Niagara, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 10 October 1889, in Algoma Township, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Oliver H Bradley
Sarah Cardinal
Marriage: 1841
Julia Bradley
Lafayette Bradley
Maryette Bradley
Minerva Bradley
Ariminta J Bradley
Annette Bradley
Cecelia Margaret Bradley
Ida Rosetta Bradley
Raymond J Bradley
Nelle Elizabeth Bradley
Sadie A Bradley

Sources (27)

  • Oliver Bradly, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Oliver H Bradley, "Michigan, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), Cemetery Index, 1799-1999"
  • Oliver H Bradley, "Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records"

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.


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1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

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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