I am seeking any information on the ancestry of Watson Bradshaw as I have no data on his parentage whatsoever. Here is what I do know as to dates and places and his issue: Watson Bradshaw, b. 14 Oct 1828, Pennsylvania, d. 25 May 1867, Illinois, bu. Richland Grove Twp., Mercer, Illinois, m. 23 Apr 1856, Rock Island Co., Illinois to Abigail B. "Abbie" Lippincott, b. Jun 1833, Warren Co., Ohio, d. aft. 1914, San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
They had one son, died at age 10 plus one daughter, Susan Ella Bradshaw, b. Dec 1861, Illinois [most probably in Mercer Co. or Rock Island Co.], never married, d. 1925, San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
Other information on Watson as follows: Watson Bradshaw is listed in the 1860 Fed. Census, residing in Richland Grove Twp. [Twp. 15N, 1W], Mercer Co., IL, age 32, born PA.
Watson was in the military as a record in the IL State Archives indicates he acquired 80 acres via a Military Bounty Land Warrant on 22 May 1855 in Preemption Twp., Mercer Co., located in the N 1/2 of the SE quarter [N2SE], section 24.
He is buried in a Quaker Cemetery: Headstone inscription indicates age 38y7m11d. "Passed to the Spirit Life". Jeremy