Charles J. Bradley

Brief Life History of Charles J.

When Charles J. Bradley was born about 1775, in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States, his father, Richard Bradley, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Ashbridge Sharpless, was 42. He married Anna Hill about 1800, in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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Charles J. Bradley
Anna Hill
Marriage: about 1800
Charles J. Bradley
William Henry Bradley

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    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    North Carolina is the 12th state.


    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    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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