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BRADLEY: Of Upper Spring Creek and Smithfield. Member of the County Court of Roane.

Early Benjamin Bradley, son of Charles Lewis and Ruhama (Greenleaf) Bradley, was born on upper Mill Creek near Gay-United States post office -- May 13, 1899.


James Bradley settled in Jackson County, possibly before the year 1845, coming there from Rockbridge County, Virginia. He married Miss Nancy Rhodes in Jackson County, she a sister of Peter Rhodes, pioneer miller of Harper District. These, James and Nancy (Rhodes) Bradley, are the parents of the Charles Lewis Bradley, first mentioned.

Charles Lewis and Ruhama (Greenleaf), his wife, brought up the following named six sons and seven daughters: Frederick 0., Early Benjamin, Thomas, John, Kenney, Homer, Erney and daughters, Dora, Emma, Lydia, Mary, Vada, Rhoda and Merlie.

Early Benjamin Bradley, son of Charles L. and Ruhama (Greenleaf), his wife, married in Roane County, Miss Dora Walsh on the 13th day of May, 1899; his age then 25, her's 17; she a daughter of John Mac Walsh and wife, of upper Pocatalico, below Looneyville. Early B. and his wife acquired lands near the place of marriage and made them into a good farm on which he and his family have lived ever since. He was elected by the people as a commissioner of the County Court of Roane County in 1924, commenced his duties January 1, 1925, is now serving the public. The family of Early B. and Dora, his wife, consist of five sons and four daughters.

Source: History of Roane County, West Virginia, 1774-1927, William H. Bishop, Esq., p. 457-458
Submitter: Sandy Spradling, November 28, 1999

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