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Sage & Bradley, early 1800's, Wilmington, N.C.

Sage & Bradley, early 1800's, Wilmington, N.C.

Posted: 27 May 2007 5:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bradley, Sage
I descend Richard Bradley, Jr., officer of the Bank of Cape Fear, warf, store, and saltworks owner, commissioner of navigation and pilotage, Wilmington, N.C. He owned a brickyard, near downtown, Wilmington.

Ancestor Robert Sage, Sr., brick layer, wed widow Mrs. Sarah Moore; that ran Sage's Inn and the Wilmington to New Bern stage line. President Washington spend the night there on his 1791, Southern Tour.

Sage was a big, "Jolly Englishman"; I suspect of the tiler and plasteror Sages of Bristol, England?

Col. Russell's Bricks to Ft.

Posted: 27 May 2007 5:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Russell
Ancestor, Col. Gilbert Christian Russell, Sr., 1815 demobilized from the 3rd U.S. Infantry, Mobile, Alabama; supplied the early bricks to Fort Morgan, Mobile harbor. Russell had to get U.S. Congress to pass a law to get paid.
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