Mary Frances Bradley

Brief Life History of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances Bradley was born on 23 January 1798, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Hobbs Charles Bradley, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Lockhart, was 38. She married John William Shields on 15 December 1816. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 30 September 1854, in Winston, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Winston, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Shields
1797–1852
Mary Frances Bradley
1798–1854
Marriage: 15 December 1816
Andrew J. Shields
1817–1889
Andrew J. Shields
1840–
Elizabeth B. Shields
1820–
John William Shields
1821–
Mahalia Shields
1824–
William E. Shields
1826–1886
Francis Perry Shields
1828–
Mary A. Shields
1831–
Abraham B. Shields
1833–
Francis Marion Shields
1835–1906
Sallie Shields
1836–
Louisa M. Shields
1838–
Mary A. Shields
1840–
Lucy B. Shields
1842–

Sources (3)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Bradley - Government record: birth-name: Sarah Eliza Ann Colbert
  • Mary Bradley Shields, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Bradley -

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1817

Mississippi is the 20th 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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