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Re: James to David & Agnes Bradford

Rebecca (View posts)
Posted: 29 Oct 2002 12:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
I haven't been online in quite sometime due to health issues and moving...I apologize for the delay in my response. I haven't been able to unpack all my genealogy info as yet but here is some of what I have on James Sr.
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Descendants of James Bradford
1 James Bradford b: in Ireland d: 1811 in Strabane, Twp, Wash. Co, PA
.. +Jennet (?) b: in Ireland
........2 James Bradford, Jr
........2 Mary A. Bradford b: Abt. 1748 d: January 22, 1833 in Washington Co, PA
............ +James Allison b: Abt. 1743 in Antrim, Ireland m: Abt. 1769 in Washington Co, PA d: July 24, 1820 in Washington Co, PA
................... 3 Rachel Allison b: December 13, 1770 in Prob. Cecil Co, MD
....................... +Thomas Brattain Craighead b: January 06, 1768 d: 1827
.............................. 4 Mary (Polly) Craighead b: 1795
.................................. +David Watson b: January 05, 1724/25 in Cannonsburg, Washington Co, PA d: January 29, 1827 in Washington Co, PA
.............................. 4 Anna Nancy Craighead b: October 27, 1794
.................................. William Wilson
.............................. 4 George Craighead b: September 10, 1797 d: August 15, 1799
................... 3 William Allison b: December 13, 1770 in Prob. Cecil Co, MD d: Abt. 1770
................... 3 James Allison b: October 04, 1772 in Cecil Co, MD d: June 1840 in Beaver, PA
....................... +Jane Shannon b: Abt. 1775 m: Abt. 1795
.............................. 4 John Allison
.............................. 4 Sarah Allison
.............................. 4 Margaret Allison
.............................. 4 Thomas Allison
................... 3 George Allison b: January 11, 1774 in Washington Co, PA d: 1840 in Noblestown, PA
....................... +Martha McDonald b: 1787 m: 1805 d: 1855
.............................. 4 Mary Allison b: October 02, 1806
.............................. 4 Frank Allison b: 1808
.............................. 4 Martha Allison b: October 06, 1813
.............................. 4 Margaretta Allison b: August 25, 1815
.............................. 4 George Allison b: August 17, 1817
.............................. 4 Alexander Allison b: September 05, 1819
.............................. 4 James Allison b: November 02, 1823
.............................. 4 Octavia Allison b: January 20, 1826
.............................. 4 John M. Allison b: 1828
.............................. 4 Elizabeth Allison b: Abt. 1829
................... 3 William Allison b: March 19, 1776 in Washington Co, PA d: December 10, 1857 in McDonough Co, IL
....................... +Sarah A. Haines m: April 15, 1802 in Washington Co, PA d: December 07, 1865 in McDonough Co, IL
.............................. 4 Ann Allison b: September 01, 1806 d: June 12, 1839
.................................. +Moses Henton b: Abt. 1810 m: December 01, 1836 in McDonough Co, IL d: 1844
.............................. 4 James Allison b: August 29, 1808 in Washington Co, PA d: July 16, 1835
.............................. 4 Josiah Allison b: April 27, 1810 in Washington Co, PA d: October 13, 1843
.............................. 4 Thomas Allison b: November 29, 1811 in Washington Co, PA
.................................. +Martha Humphrey b: Abt. 1820 m: 1839
.............................. 4 George Allison b: July 24, 1813 in Washington Co, PA d: 1868
.................................. +Margaret McCandless b: 1811 in Pennsylvania m: Abt. 1835 d: Bef. 1854
.............................. *2nd Wife of George Allison:
.................................. +Sarah Ann Blazer m: September 25, 1854 in McDonough Co, IL
.............................. 4 Andrew H. Allison b: July 01, 1815 in Near Cannonsburg, Washington Co,. PA d: July 13, 1898 in Macomb, IL
............................... +Lucinda B. Brown b: June 02, 1831 in Ipswitch or Rockport, MA m: January 06, 1853 in Quincy, IL d: August 07, 1904 in Macomb, IL
.............................. 4 Harmon Allison b: February 27, 1817 in Washington Co, PA d: October 15, 1865 in Macomb, IL
.................................. +Beulah Cleveland Brown b: November 05, 1826 in Cape Ann, Glouchester, MA m: December 25, 1851 in Quincy, IL d: January 07, 1919 in Macomb, IL
.............................. 4 Mary Jane Allison b: April 19, 1819 in Washington Co, PA d: September 09, 1852
.................................. +Wilder J. Mellen b: 1811 m: January 06, 1847 in McDonough Co, IL d: July 1892 in Quincy, IL
.............................. 4 Elizabeth Allison b: November 19, 1821 in Washington Co, PAd: October 06, 1901 in Montana
.................................. +Lucius Nutting b: May 27, 1822 in Holyoke, MA m: April 24, 1849 in McDonough Co, IL d: Abt. 1900
................... 3 David Allison b: Abt. 1777 d: June 27, 1830 in Washington Co, PA
................... 3 Thomas Allison b: April 15, 1780 in Chartiers Twp, Washington Co, PA d: October 21, 1849
....................... +Mary Johnson b: 1798 d: January 26, 1884
.............................. 4 Jane Allison b: Abt. 1816 d: 1854 in Washington Co, PA
.............................. 4 James Allison b: April 24, 1820 d: 1899
.............................. 4 Thomas Allison b: 1823
.............................. 4 William Allison b: 1824 d: September 09, 1846 in Washington Co, PA
.............................. 4 Richard Allison b: Abt. 1825 d: 1847 in Jalappain, Mexico
.............................. 4 Jonathan Allison b: February 03, 1828 in Chartiers Twp, Washington Co, PA d: December 18, 1908
.................................. +Margaret Gabby m: April 07, 1857 in Washington Co, PA
................... 3 John Allison b: January 25, 1783 in Chartiers Twp, Washington Co, PA d: February 28, 1853 in McDonough Co, IL
....................... +Jane Sarah Lutton b: July 15, 1791 in Cecil Co, MD m: Bef. 1815 d: July 15, 1863 in McDonough Co, IL
.............................. 4 Rachel Allison b: Abt. 1813
.............................. 4 James Allison b: December 30, 1814
.............................. 4 Nancy Allison b: April 09, 1815
.............................. 4 Andrew Allison b: February 26, 1817
.............................. 4 John Allison b: June 1821
.............................. 4 Mary Allison b: January 15, 1822
.............................. 4 Sarah Jane Allison b: May 25, 1824
.............................. 4 Robert Allison b: Abt. 1827
.............................. 4 Margaret Allison b: April 23, 1829
................... 3 Robert Allison b: January 05, 1785 in Washington Co, PA
................... 3 Mary (Polly) Allison b: Abt. 1788
....................... +Joseph McElroy m: November 26, 1816 in Washington Co, PA
................... 3 Andrew Allison b: Abt. 1795 in Washington Co, PA d: January 26, 1854
....................... +Elizabeth Morrison b: Abt. 1797 m: December 04, 1823 d: March 19, 1878 in Cincinatti, OH
.............................. 4 Mary Allison b: 1824
.............................. 4 James Allison b: 1826
.............................. 4 George Allison b: 1828
.............................. 4 Rachel Allison b: 1826
.............................. 4 Margaret Allison b: 1834
.............................. 4 Elizabeth Allison b: 1836
.............................. 4 Henrietta Allison b: 1840
.............................. 4 Andrew Allison b: 1845
........2 Thomas Bradford
........2 Agnes Bradford b: January 02, 1746/47 in New Jersey d: July 17, 1825 in Washington Co, PA
............+John McDowell b: September 23, 1736 in Ballyrussell, Antrim, N. Ireland m: Abt. 1764 in near Elizabeth, NJ d: August 12, 1809 in Washington Co, PA
................... 3 Mary McDowell b: April 24, 1766
....................... +John Urie
.............................. 4 John Urie
.............................. 4 Thomas Urie
.............................. 4 Rebecca Urie
.............................. 4 Mary Urie
.............................. 4 William Urie
.............................. 4 David Urie
.............................. 4 Sarah Urie
................... 3 James McDowell b: November 1767 d: Bef. 1809 in Pennsylvania
.............................. 4 John McDowell b: Abt. 1786
.............................. 4 Elijah McDowell b: Abt. 1788
.............................. 4 William McDowell b: Abt. 1790
.............................. 4 Samuel McDowell b: Abt. 1792
................... 3 John McDowell b: Bet. 1767 - 1769 in Peach Bottom, York Co, PA d: Bef. 1809 in Pennsylvania
.............................. 4 James McDowell b: Abt. 1796
.............................. 4 Margaret McDowell b: Abt. 1801
.............................. 4 John McDowell b: Abt. 1803
.............................. 4 Agnes McDowell b: Abt. 1805
................... 3 Sarah McDowell b: October 24, 1769 in N. Strabane Twp, Washington Co, PA d: April 06, 1857 in Pennsylvania
....................... +John Park b: December 18, 1758 in Donegal, Lancaster Co, PA m: June 1787 in Washington Co, PA d: May 31, 1832 in Pennsylvania
.............................. 4 Agnes Park b: July 31, 1783
.................................. +John White
.............................. 4 John Park b: September 16, 1792
.................................. +Ann Colmery m: 1820 d: January 08, 1823
.............................. *2nd Wife of John Park:
.................................. +Mary Conley m: 1827
.............................. 4 Samuel Park b: December 25, 1795 d: 1823
.............................. 4 William Park b: July 15, 1797 in Cecil Twp, Washington Co, PA d: December 06, 1870 in Peters Twp, Washington Co, PA
.................................. +Jane Law m: October 29, 1833 d: July 15, 1892
.............................. 4 Margaret Park b: March 15, 1800 d: 1844 in Washington Co, PA
.................................. +William Wilson b: 1790 m: May 30, 1822 d: October 02, 1870 in Washington Co, PA
.............................. 4 James Park b: November 30, 1802
.............................. 4 Isabel Park b: May 16, 1805
.............................. 4 Sarah Park b: December 18, 1807
.............................. 4 McDowell Park b: March 06, 1810
.............................. 4 Rebecca Park b: November 14, 1814
................... 3 Rachel McDowell b: November 17, 1773 in Washington Co, PA d: March 24, 1812 in Washington Co, PA
....................... +Alexander Scott b: December 26, 1763 in Peach Bottom, York Co, PA m: November 18, 1790 in Washington Co, PA d: December 23, 1853 in Martinsburg, Knox Co, OH
.............................. 4 Violet Scott b: August 15, 1791 in Pennsylvania d: November 1876 in Upper Sandusky, OH
.................................. +William Colmery b: May 27, 1783 m: April 12, 1810 d: May 10, 1847 in Iberia, OH
.............................. 4 William Scott b: April 08, 1794 d: October 30, 1855 in Mansfield, OH
.................................. +Elizabeth Kerr b: 1804 m: October 27, 1821
.............................. *2nd Wife of William Scott:
.................................. +Rebecca Hughes b: November 10, 1808 m: September 22, 1830 d: March 28, 1878 in Van Wert,
.............................. 4 Agnes Scott b: January 24, 1796 in Washington Co, PA d: March 27, 1864
.................................. +Thomas Bell m: February 03, 1814 d: October 30, 1865
.............................. 4 John Scott b: Septembe 29, 1798 in Chartiers Creek, Washington Co, PA d: June 30, 1864 in Richmond, Jefferson Co, OH
.................................. +Eliza Skelly b: 1804 in Harrison Co, OH m: April 03, 1821 in Ohio d: December 18, 1835 in Jefferson Co, OH
.............................. *2nd Wife of John Scott:
.................................. +Mary M. Hunt m: September 10, 1839 in Jefferson Co, OH d: June 25, 1875 in Dallas Co, Iowa
.............................. 4 Sarah Scott b: January 30, 1801 in Washington Co, PA d: June 28, 1878 in Ohio
.................................. +John Kerr m: October 26, 1820 d: June 28, 1878
.............................. 4 Josiah Scott b: December 01, 1803 in Washington CO, Pennsylvania d: January 15, 1879 in Bucyrus, Ohio
.................................. +Elizabeth McCracken b: Est. 1799-1819 m: February 08, 1838 in Ohio d: Est. 1824-1903
.............................. 4 James Scott b: 1807 d: March 29, 1853
.................................. +Susan Robbins m: 1846
.............................. 4 Rachel Scott b: August 18, 1810
.................................. +Martin Davis m: November 06, 1841
................... 3 Rebecca McDowell b: March 05, 1776 in North Strabane Twp, Wash. Co, PA
....................... +Abraham Scott b: June 19, 1763 in York Co, PA m: June 18, 1793
.............................. 4 James Scott b: Est. 1766-1795 d: September 20, 1808 in Henderson CO, Kentucky
.............................. 4 Mary Scott b: WFT Est. 1781-1823 d: WFT Est. 1790-1902
.................................. +William Cotton b: WFT Est. 1773-1821 d: WFT Est. 1786-1897
.............................. 4 William M Scott b: March 22, 1794 d: WFT Est. 1790-1900
.............................. 4 Violet Scott b: December 22, 1797
.............................. 4 Nancy Scott b: March 18, 1800
.............................. 4 Josiah Scott b: April 03, 1802 d: WFT Est. 1807-1900
.............................. 4 John Scott b: Abt. 1804
.............................. 4 James Scott b: September 05, 1806
.............................. 4 Rebecca Scott b: April 02, 1809
.............................. 4 Abraham Park Scott b: April 29, 1814
.............................. 4 Samuel Scott b: April 14, 1816
.............................. 4 Alexander Foster Scott b: March 11, 1819
................... 3 Agnes McDowell b: Bet. 1785 - 1790 in Washington Co, PA
....................... +John White m: Abt. 1810
........ 2 David Bradford b: 1760 in Maryland d: in Louisianna

I had also recieved an email regarding another James Bradford in Western Pa during the same time period. That James lived in Greene County which borders Washington County. Here is that email:

The James Bradford Family of Greene County
Surname: Bradford

The James Bradford, Sr. family was discussed in a book, The Tenmile Country and it's Pioneering Families. James was the son of Robert and Margaret Bradford, who were supposedly born in Northern Ireland. There are several binders of information on this family who later migrated to Ohio, Kentucky and Missouri at the Waynesburg, PA. library, it's genelogical area.. There is no evidence that this Bradford family is related to William Bradford of Plymouth, Ma. There is a possible link to some Bradfords in Prince George's County, MD. but that has yet to be verified. The James Bradford farmhouse, built in latter 1700's, is still there in Greene County as is the Bradford Cemetery.
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That James Bradford is not in my family line.
I also have the following genealogy line on my James Sr. that was sent to me from another in the Bradford family.

BRADFORD Family Generations

B - JAMES BRADFORD SR and wife Janet migrated from Ireland about 1740. They first located at Elizabeth, New Jersey. Later moved to Peach Bottom, Cecil County, Maryland. In 1785 they crossed the mountains and located on the rich hills between Washington and Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Their
children all lived in the same neighborhood, either preceding or accompanying them. Tombstone in Chartiers Presbyterian Church: In Memory of
James Bradford
Who Departed this
Life Decr the 14 1789
Aged 73

B1 Thomas BRADFORD 1(James Sr)

B2 Agnes BRADFORD 1(James Sr) b. 2 January 1747, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., NJ (IGI); m. Abt.
1765 in Elizabethtown, NJ (IGI) to Hon. John MC DOWELL, b. 23 Sept. 1736
in North of Ireland near Belfast; d. 12 August 1809 (73 years old). The family
lived some years at Peach Bottom, York Co., PA moving to Washington Co.,
PA about 1773.
B2-1 Mary McDowell 2(Agnes1, James Sr) b. 24 April 1766; d. 1802; m. 1783 to John URIE,
b. 19 April 1753 in Lurgan Twp, Cimberland Co., PA, d. 13 July 1802 No. Strabane
Twp., Washington Co., PA. John was elected County commissioner in 1822 (Washington
Co., PA) and in 1837 elected Prothonotary, also president of managers of Washington
& Pittsburgh turnpike company.
B2-1-1 John Urie Jr. - b. 29 April 1784 in Washington C., PA, d. 13 July 1875 in No. Strabane
Twp., Washington Co., PA; m. Sarah _____
B2-1-1-1 - Nancy Urie
B2-1-1-2 Thomas Jefferson Urie
B2-1-1-3 William Urie
B2-1-1-4 Samuel Urie
B2-1-2 Thomas Urie b. abt. 1788 in Washington Twp., PA; m. abt. 1818 to Margaret _____
Resided in Perry Twp., Carroll Co., OH.
B2-1-2-1 Thomas Urie
B2-1-2-2 Robert Urie
B2-1-2-3 James Urie
B2-1-2-4 _____ Urie
B2-1-2-5 (daughter) Urie
B2-1-2-6 (daughter) Urie
B2-1-3 Agnes Urie b. 1786; m. John HAZLETT (spelled Neazlett in McDowell will)
B2-1-3-1 Robert Hazlett b. 1809 in PA, moved to OH.
B2-1-4 Rebecca Urie
B2-1-5 Sarah Urie b. 1794, d. by 1808; m to George BEATTY (DOD may be off)
B2-1-5-1 Eliza Beatty
B2-1-6 William Urie b. 1792;m. unkn
B2-1-6-X unkn
B2-1-6-X-X Mrs. Georgia Cook of Canonsburg, Washington Co., PA
B2-1-7 David Urie b. 1796; m. March 1831 to Margaret MILLER
B2-1-8 Mary Urie b. 1798
B2-2 Rachel McDowell 2(Agnes1, James Sr) b. Nov. 1773; married 1790 to Rev. Alexander SCOTT,
brother of Abraham Scott, sons of Josiah & Violet (Foster) Scott.
B2-3 Rebecca McDowell 2(Agnes1, James Sr) b. 5 March 1776; Peach Bottom, York Co., PA (IGI);
d. 7 Jan. 1855 in Cadiz, Harrison, OH (IGI); married 18 June 1793; Warren, Jefferson,
OH (IGI) to Rev. Abraham SCOTT, brother of Alex Scott, sons of Josiah & Violet
(Foster) Scott. There were 11 children from this union.

B2-4 Sarah McDowell 2(Agnes1, James Sr) b. 24 Oct. 1769; married Jan. 1787/1789 to John Wilson
PARK of Cecil Township. Farm tract called “Experiment”, later purchased “Deer
Park” (Source: Beers / Early settlers)
B2-5 Agnes McDowell 2(Agnes2, James Sr) married Dr. John WHITE.
B2-5-1 Mrs. John H. Donnan.
B2-6 James McDowell 2(Agnes1, James Sr) b. Nov. 1767; married (name unkn) died a young man;
had 4 children.
B2-7 William McDowell 2(Agnes1, James Sr) b. 17 July 1781; Washington Co., PA.

B3 Mary BRADFORD 1(James Sr) b. Abt. 1748; d. 22 Jan. 1833; (age 85); Washington Co., PA,
buried in Canonsburg, PA; married abt. 1769 in Washington Co., PA to Judge
James ALLISON, b. abt. 1743 in Antrim, Ireland; d. 24 July 1820 (age 77) in
Washington Co., PA.
B3-1 William Allison 2(Mary1, James Sr) b. 13 Dec. 1770 (twin) probably In Cecil Co., MD; d. abt.
1770 in infancy.
B3-2 Rachel Allison 2(Mary1, James Sr) b. 13 Dec. 1770 (twin); probably in Cecil Co., MD; married
Dr. Thomas Brattain CRAIGHEAD, 6 Jan. 1768; d. 1827 (age 59) son of Col. George
Craighead.
B3-2-1 Mary “Polly” Craighead
B3-2-2 Anna Nancy Craighead
B3-2-3 George Craighead
B3-3 Hon. James Allison 2(Mary1, James Sr) b. 4 Oct. 1772; Cecil Co., MD; d. June 1840; married
abt. 1795 to Jane SHANNON, b. abt. 1775.
B3-3-1 John Allison
B3-3-2 Sarah Allison
B3-3-3 Margaret Allison
B3-3-4 Thomas Allison
B3-4 William Allison 2(Mary1, James Sr) b. 19 March 1776; Washington Co., PA; d. 10 Dec. 1857 at
age 81 years in McDonough County, IL; married 15 April 1802 in Washington Co. PA
to Sarah A. HAINES, b. 17 July 1781; d. 7 Dec. 1865 (age 84) in McDonough
Co., IL Washington Co., PA, daughter of Josiah and Ann (Price) Haines.
B3-4-1 Ann Virginia Allison
B3-4-2 James Allison
B3-4-3 Josiah Allison
B3-4-4 Thomas Allison
B3-4-5 George Allison
B3-4-6 Andrew Haines Allison
B3-4-7 Harmon Allison
B3-4-8 Mary Jane Allison
B3-4-9 Elizabeth Allison
B3-5 David Allison 2(Mary1, James Sr) b. abt. 1777 in Washington Co., PA; died as a youth from
a kick of a horse.
B3-6 Thomas Allison 2(Mary1, James Sr) b. 15 April 1780; Chartiers Township, Washington Co., PA;
d. 21 Oct.1849 (age 69 yr.); married 1817 to Mary JOHNSON, b. abt. 1798;
d. 1884 at age 86, daughter of Richard and Jane (Bradford) Johnson.
B3-6-1 Jane Allison
B3-6-2 Richard Allison
B3-6-3 James Allison
B3-6-4 William Allison
B3-6-5 Thomas Allison
B3-6-6 Hon. Jonathan Allison
B3-6-7 David Allison
B3-6-8 Joseph R. Allison
B3-6-9Uriah Allison
B3-6-10 Mary Allison

B3-7 John Allison 2(Mary1, James Sr) b. 25 Jan.1783; Washington Co. , PA; d. 28 Feb. 1853 at age 71
years in McDonough Co., IL; married bef. 1815 in Washington Co., PA to Jane Sarah
LUTTON b. 15 July 1791; Cecil Co., MD; d. 15 July 1863; McDonough Co., IL,
daughter of Robert and Ann (McGiffon) Lutton.
B3-7-1 Rachel Allison
B3-7-2 James Allison
B3-7-3 Nancy Allison
B3-7-4 Andrew Allison
B3-7-5 John Allison
B3-7-6 Mary Polly Allison
B3-7-7 Sarah Jane Allison
B3-7-8 Robert Allison
B3-7-9 Margaret Allison
B3-8 Robert Allison 2(Mary1, James Sr)
b. 5 January 1785
B3-9 Mary “Polly” Allison 2(Mary1, James Sr)
m. 26 November 1816; Washington, County, Pennsylvania
Rev. Joseph McELROY (of New York City, New York)
B3-10 Andrew Allison 2(Mary1, James Sr) b. abt. 1795; probably in Washington Co., PA;
d. 26 Jan. 1854 at age 58 years; married 4 Dec. 1823 to Elizabeth MORRISON,
b. abt. 1800; d. Nov. 1879; in/near Cincinnati, OH, daughter of James and Mary
(Gibson) Morrison.
B3-10-1 Mary M. Allison
B3-10-2 James B. Allison
B3-10-3 George Allison
B3-10-4 Rachel Allison
B3-10-5 Margaret Allison
B3-10-6 Elizabeth Allison
B3-10-7 Henrietta Allison
B3-10-8 Dr. Andrew Allison
B3-11 George Allison 2(Mary1, James Sr) b. 11 January 1774; Washington Co., PA; d. 1840 in
Noblestown, PA (near Pittsburgh); married 1805 to Martha McDONALD, b. 1787
d. 1855, daughter of John and Martha (Noble) McDonald.
B3-11-1 Mary Allison
B3-11-2 Frank Allison
B3-11-3 Martha Allison
B3-11-4 Margaretta Allison
B3-11-5 George Allison
B3-11-6 Alexander McDonald Allison
B3-11-7 James Allison
B3-11-8 Octavia Allison
B3-11-9 John M. Allison
B3-11-10 Elizabeth Allison
B4 James BRADFORD Jr 1(James Sr) b. 1752; married abt. 1766 (IGI) to Elizabeth GIBSON, of
Lancaster, PA, b. abt. 1775, sister of Mary Gibson who married James Morrison,
daughters of William Gibson. James Jr. an elder at Chartiers Presbyterian Church.
B4-1 Jane Bradford 2(James1, James Sr) b. Abt. 1775(IGI); married 23 Aug. 1796 to Richard
JOHNSON; b. 1763; d. 13 Nov. 1836, son of John and Jane Johnston)
B4-1-1 Mary Johnson 3(Jane2, James 1, James Sr.) b. 24 Sept. 1798; d. 13 Nov. 1830; married
May 1817 to Thomas ALLISON. b. 15 April 1780; Chartiers Township, Washington
Co., PA, d. 21 October 1849 at age 69 years. (one son was killed with wife and
their 10 children in the Sepoy Mutiny)
B4-1-1-1 Jane Allison
B4-1-1-2 Richard Allison
B4-1-1-3 James Allison
B4-1-1-4 William Allison
B4-1-1-5 Thomas Allison
B4-1-1-6 Jonathan Allison
B4-1-1-7 David Allison
B4-1-1-8 Joseph R. Allison
B4-1-1-9 Uriah Allison
B4-1-1-10 Mary Allison
B4-1-2 James Johnson 3(Jane2, James 1, James Sr.) b. 10 March 1800; d. 1819
B4-1-3 William Johnson 3(Jane2, James 1, James Sr.) b. 3 May 1802; d. 27 Dec. 1838; married
10 May 1826 to Elizabeth ORR.
B4-1-4 Elizabeth Johnson 3(Jane2, James 1, James Sr.) b. 6 Feb. 1804; d. 11 July 1892; married
George GLADEN. 2nd marriage 19 Nov. 1861 to Rev. John STOCKTON.
B4-1-5 John Johnson 3(Jane2, James 1, James Sr.) b. 6 March 1806; d. 9 Oct. 1888; married 17
March 1840 to Rebecca VAN EMAN, b. 13 Sept. 1812; d. 5 Sept. 1889.
B4-1-6 Richard Johnson 3(Jane2, James 1, James Sr.) b. 1 July 1808; d. 1831.
B4-1-7 Jane Johnson 3(Jane2, James 1, James Sr.) b. 21 May 1811 (twin); d. 2 June 1888; 23 May
1873 to Guiane MORRISON.
B4-1-8 Thomas Johnson 3(Jane2, James 1, James Sr.) b. 21 May 1811 (twin); d. 19 June 1879;
married to Catherine JOHNSON.
B4-1-9 David Johnson 3(Jane2, James 1, James Sr.) b. 12 May 1813; d. 8 Feb. 1882; married 9
Feb.1841 to Jane REX.
B4-1-10 George Johnson 3(Jane2, James 1, James Sr.) b. 7 Aug. 1815; d. 14 April 1875; married
25 Aug. 1847 to Mary TRACY.
B4-1-11 Nancy Johnson 3(Jane2, James 1, James Sr.) b. 19 April 1822; d. 1827.
B4-1-12 Infant Johnson 3(Jane2, James 1, James Sr.) d. 2 weeks old
B4-2 William Bradford 2(James 1, James Sr)
B4-3 Agnes Bradford 2(Jamesr1, James Sr)
B4-4 (Daug) Bradford 2(James 1, James Sr)
. B4-5 James Bradford 2(James 1, James Sr) b. Abt. 1792; married 1818 to Margaret MORRISON, b. 2
Jan. 1795.
B4-5-1 James M. Bradford 3(James2, James1, James Sr.) b. 1820
B4-5-2 David Bradford 3(James2, James1, James Sr.) b. 24 Dec. 1821
B4-5-3 Elizabeth Bradford 3(James2, James1, James Sr.) unmarried
B4-6 John Bradford 2(James 1, James Sr) b. 4 March 1791; d. 17 September 1881; married to Ann
HAMILTON; buried in Crossroads burying ground near Canonsburg, PA; the daughter
of David and Margaret (Gardiner) Hamilton.
B4-6-1 Elizabeth Bradford 3(John2.James1, James Sr.) married George FRIEND
B4-6-2 Margaret Bradford 3(John2.James1, James Sr.) married James SERVICE
B4-6-3 Martha Bradford 3(John2.James1, James Sr.) married David HAMILTON
B4-6-4 David Gibson Bradford 3(John2.James1, James Sr.)
B4-6-5 James Hervey Bradford 3(John2.James1, James Sr.)
B4-6-5-1 John Ewing BRADFORD
B4-6-6 Ebenezer Bradford 3(John2.James1, James Sr.)
B4-6-7 Catherine Ann Bradford 3(John2.James1, James Sr.) b. 12 Aug. 1831 near Canonsburg, PA
9 June 1928 in Cairo, Egypt; married 5 Jan. 1860; Zenia, OH to Samuel Currie
EWING
B4-6-7-1 Anna Currie Ewing
B4-6-7-2 William Bradford Ewing
B4-6-8 Abagail Bradford 3(John2.James1, James Sr.) married Samuel FERGUS
B4-6-9 Mary Agnes Bradford 3(John2.James1, James Sr.) married James A. ANDREW
B4-7 David Bradford 2(James 1, James Sr)
B4-8 Thomas Bradford 2(James 1, James Sr)
B4-9 George Bradford 2(James 1, James Sr)

B5 David BRADFORD (Leader of Whiskey Rebellion) 1(James Sr) b. ?1775; d. 1810; married 1785 to
Elizabeth PORTER of Washington Co., PA. In November 1799 Elizabeth Porter
Bradford joined her husband, David Bradford in Louisiana
B5-1 Abelard Bradford 2(David1, James Sr)
B5-2 Sophie Bradford 2(David1, James Sr)
B5-3 Edmund Bradford 2(David1, James Sr)
B5-4 David Bradford 2(David1, James Sr)
B5-5 Elizabeth Bradford 2(David1, James Sr)
B5-6 Matilda Bradford 2(David1, James Sr)
B5-7 Octavio Bradford 2(David1, James Sr)
B5-8 James Bradford 2(David1, James Sr) mas,
B5-9 Sarah Matilda Bradford 2(David1, James Sr) married 1817 to Clark WOODRUFF


B6 Margaret BRADFORD 1(James Sr) married 1st to William SHEARER; 2nd marriage to
Joseph GUINNESS.




Will of James Bradford Jr. (Transcript by Debbie Hamilton - descendent of Mary Bradford Allison).

No.23 James Bradford last will and testament June 25th 1801
Registered in Will book, No. 1 pages 425 and 429

In the Name of God I Bequeth to my Wife One Hundred Pounds Speace for the Use of my Children
who has the most need of it - and to have her proportion according to the Law of Pennsylvania. Again
att My Sons and Daughters is to have Equel a?reable to sd. Law - My Wife to have a Bed well
Furnished off - and My Son William to have a horse worth Twenty pounds over and above the ?est -
Again I appoint or Ordain My Wife to be My Executrix: and My Son William Bradford and Richard Johnston my Son in law Executors: to se that the above is Faithfully Executed according to the Tue
Intent and meaning of this My Last Will -
In Witnefs where of I do sel My Hand and Seal this Eightonth Day of December 1800 -
Test - James Bradford
Samuel? bram
John Colmery
Schedule to the last will and testament of James Bradford that the said James Bradford I allows my
wife any Dask the large table and cow and the books.
William Brysland (Very Shaky J) his mark
Mary Brysland James Bradford -
Schegule to the former I allow my wife the bay mare and her sadle
Isabella Craghead James X Bradford
Mary Brysland

Washington Co. ?:
Be it remembered that on the 4th day of July AD 1801 Personally appeared before me John Inail
Register & Samuel Whann & John Colmery, subscribing witnefs ? the within instrument in writings,
who being duly sworn according to Law, do declare & say that they were personally present and heard
and saw James Bradford the within named Testator, sign, seal, publish, pronounce and Declare the
within instrument to be his last will and testament and at the time of the execution there of, he the said
Testator, was of sound and disposing mind memory X understanding to the best of their belief, that
they signed their names theto in the presence of the testator and at his quest, and in the presence of
each ? (paper folded over)
Sworn to and subscribed
before me Samuel Whann ?
John Inail Register John Colmery
On the same day and year appeared before me John Imail Wm. Bryland and Mary Brysland, who being
dully sworn do declare & say that the within named testator was at the time of the execution of the
annexed schedule of sound mind, memory X understanding and that he signed, sealed published and
pronounced the said schedule to be part of his will
Sworn to and subscribed
before me William Brysland
John Imail Her Mark
Register Mary X Brysland

Same day and year appeared Mary Brysland and Isabella Craghead, subscribing witnefses to the additional schedule who being duly sworn declare and say that they heard & saw the foregoing
testator sign, seal, publish, pronounce and declare the said additional schedule as part of his last will
and at the time of the execution there of, he the said Testator was of Sound & disposing mind memory
And understanding
Sworn to and subscribed Isabella Craghead
Before me Her mark
John Imail Register Mary X Brysland.



Source: Notes in E.P.E's "Family Book" (written before 1964).

Sketches of the Families of Thomas Ewing & Mary Markell, William Ewing and Eleanor Thompson, James Ewing and Elinor Rhea and their descendants with historical data and reminiscences" by Joseph Lyons Ewing. One volume in three parts, notes & appendicies - 1910. Press of the Stratford Commercial Job Printers Stratford, N.J.

Bradford House on Main Street in Washington, Pa. Built in 1776 about. Finished in Mahogany. Only mutilation - one mantle piece taken to the Adrondocks.



Transcript of 2 of 3 typed pages found in E.P.E.'s "Family book" (written before 1964).

to the Genealogy -
Everything has been and is still at a standstill. At the time of the tragedy, I was laid by jaundice from gall stones which had assailed me about June 12th while I was in Galesburg doing some stenographic work for Cousin John's Board as he was occupied each day over at Mommouth. Up to within ten days of the accident he continued to bring me a little work every several days. Then I came back to Augusta to collect wherewithal to permit me to remain in Chicago, in the family tree, while John with Mary and one of the girls would make the Ohio trip and go on to Chicago the Sunday before the accident but that afternoon I had such a severe attack that John and Annie would not let me leave home so I did not see Cousin John following my return to Augusta from Galesburg. We telephoned that I could not come and Cousin John expressed great regret because his plans had been changed so that he would have to return to Chicago from Ohio for a few days before going to Northfield and had decided to take me to Ohio with them. Of course, a new Secretary of the Board needed the space that the family tree papers occupied and they were removed to 6206 Woodlawn Avenue and Cousin Mary writes that some day she will have me work on them when, as/if. I regret the delay because I know that continued labor on the work so near Cousin John's heart would do much to help me get my feet on the ground. He told me that I was a great joy to him for not one of his own children had yet evinced great interest in genealogical research; and we did have most enjoyable times together. In pursuing the descendants of Whiskey Insurrection David, I have had delightful correspondence with persons from Louisiana to California. Cousin John was so anxious to trace the whereabouts of the DIARY written in Latin by that David and sent by a servant to his wife, still living at Washington, Penna., so that she would have faith to take her children and make the trip to Louisiana in horse and carriage. Many of the descendants of that David have been and are Romanists and Cousin John opined that the Diary would probably be found in some Catholic Institution's library. In 1889 it was held by a woman living in Kentucky; and a California correspondent hints that it may be in the library of a relative whose home is in New Orleans and that when the Californian goes to New Orleans she will make due search. SO I am waiting. You may be certain that when the first copy of our effort is mimeographed you will receive same for proper corrections and additions as you may be able to make.
Please tell me whether it has been your pleasure to have acquaintance with the family of Edward H. Crabbs, resident at Scarsdale, New York? Mrs. Crabbs was Eliza, youngest daughter of Samuel Hamilton, own Cousin to David Gibson and Catherine Ann Bradford. Eliza died suddenly last Fall. When I was at Oxford, Sam Hamilton with his daughters, Hannah and Eliza, lived at Lockland; and his married daughter Cornelia Hamilton Skillman, with her family lived right beside him; and when at Aunt
Lib Friend's during vacations, I used to spend much time at Cousin Sam's. Mr. Crabbs was courting Eliza then. I have been having some correspondence with him this Spring and from what he tells me, I am sure that the Crabbs family is well worth while. I have always treasured fond memories of the visits at Cousin Sam's and I wonder why the general plan permits failure to keep contact with good friends.
Thanks for the picture of the younger member of your household; I wish that the younger Comptons might know him, too.
Write to us when time will permit, please; I will do my best to keep the ball rolling between us.
Annie joins me in love to you and yours,

Affectionately,
(signed by hand) Darlene



Transcript of letter:

June 27, 1925
Master John Bradford Ewing,
c/o William Bradford and Elinor Ewing,
Montclair, New Jersey

My dear Cousin and Namesake:
Since you and I not only bear the same Christian name, but also that of a common ancestor, I take pleasure in sharing with you the possession of the only family silver I know to have been in the possession of my grandfather and your paternal great-grandfather, John Bradford and his wife Ann Hamilton. It is not
Probable that at this time you will have any use of this article or any keen appreciation of my giving it to you, but I hope that in the future years you may have both. Until such time as they may think best to give it into your personal possession, I shall commit it to the care of your father and mother.

Your great grandmother whose names are inscribed upon the spoon were both descendents of pioneer families of Washington County, Pennsylvania. The earliest forebear of our family, so far as know to me, was James Bradford Sr. who with his wife Janet migrated from Ireland to America about 1740 and first located at Elizabeth, N.J. Some time later they moved to Peach Bottom, Cecil County, Maryland and on 1785 crossed the mountains and located on the Rich Hills between Washington and Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. To this region they were either preceeded or accompanied by their children, Thomas, Agnes, (Mrs. John McDowell), Mary (Mrs. James Allison), James, David -(leader of the Whiskey Insurrec-
tion), and Margaret, (first Mrs. William Shearer and second Mrs. Joseph Guinness). Either he or his son James Jr. was an elder in the congregation of Rev. John McMillan D.D., and both father and son lie buried near their distinguished pastor. James Jr. (1752 ?) was married to Elizabeth Gibson of Lancaster County,
Penna. Their children were Jane, (Mrs. Richard Johnson whose son together with his wife and ten children were killed in the Sepoy Mutiny) William, Agnes - (Mrs. Joseph Munce, the grandmother of Col.
Palmer of Washington, Iowa) -----, (Mrs. James Hamilton), James, John (my grandfather and your paternal
Great grandfather), David, Thomas and George.

John Bradford, (March 4, 1791 - Sept. 17, 1881) married Ann Hamilton, daughter of David and Margaret (Gardiner) Hamilton who are both buried in the Cross Roads burying ground near Canonsburg, Pa. Their children were Elizabeth (Mrs. George Friend), Margaret, - (Mrs. James Service), Martha, (Mrs.
David Hamilton), David Gibson, James Hervey, (my father) Ebenezer Erskine, Catherine Ann, (Mrs. Samuel C. Ewing, your grandmother), Abagail, (Mrs. Samuel Fergus) and Mary Agnes, (Mrs. James A. Andrew).

Prior to 1856 the family home was in or near Canonsburg, Pa. In that year they moved to near Dayton, Ohio where my grandfather and father jointly purchased a farm. It was my good fortune to spend my early years under the same roof with my grandparents and enjoy their kindly ministrations. I have often sat with them about the great open fire and knelt with them at the family altar which was a cherished institution
in their home. I also remember sitting on my grandfather's knee and listening to him as he told me stories of his boyhood and early manhood, of his life as a fuller's apprentice, of his five years of service in the U.S. Army from 1812 to 1815, of his fighting along the Niagra river, of the surprise and capture of the detachment in which he served while on an expedition into Canada, of his experience during the year he was held on a British prison ship, and of his early life on the frontier.

He was possessed with three characteristics that impressed themselves on my youthful mind. The first was the spirit of obedience to disloyalty, however manifested were abhorent to him.

The second was the artistic sense which expressed itself in even commonplace things. The carrying of a pail of sugar water or swill, the felling of a tree, or the cutting of a log. Any careless, slovenly worker he contemmed.

The third was his religious nature. While not without his weaknesses and shortcomings, his religious insight was so strong that he overcame these and so live as, together with his wife, to raise nine children, each of whom was highly respected.

May this spoon which was oftime in his hand serve to keep in remembrance one whose name we hear in common and whose sterling qualities have made possible our entering upon life under more favorable conditions than might be otherwise have been our fortune.

Wishing that the choicest gifts and blessings may be bestowed upon you by the same God that our forebears knew and reverenced and with whom they sought to come into a vital relation, I am

Very affectionately yours,
John Ewing Bradford

JEB: MB

Note: Italics indicate items not verified or documented.
Surnames underlined refer to another family file.

Source: 1. Elinor Posey Ewing's "Family Book".
2. Debbie Hamilton, Allison family descendant - debhamilton@sk.sympatico.ca
3. "Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania containing
Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and many of the Early Settled
Families", Chicago; J.H.Beers & Co. 1893, Part 1, John Morris Co. Printers.
4. Early history of Westmoreland County, PA http://chartiers.com/crumrine/twp-index.html
5. Lois Kastner, Urie family descendant - lakastner@usa.net



12/20/99 Last update
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I hope that this helped you out somewhat.
I don't have much beyond this. Get back in touch with me.
Rebecca


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