The Bradley, Empson and Cook Families

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  • ID: I23
  • Name: Abraham Bradley
  • Given Name: Abraham
  • Surname: Bradley
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: CFAA867D038234498907EF8C671BD4BD9C07
  • Change Date: 4 Mar 2008
  • Note:
    Abraham fought in the War of 1812. He served under Colonel Thomas Willi amson in the 2nd Regiment West Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Gunmen. This u nit served from September 1814 - April 1815. "They helped Jackson take t he port of Pensacola from the Spanish on 7 November 1814. Williamson's m en then participated in all of the engagements at New Orleans, where th ey were part of the left line of Jackson's breastworks. In March 1815 t hey returned to Tennessee via the Natchez Trace."

    <b>Will of Abram Bradley
    Signed 23-Dec-1866, Recorded January Term 1867
    Transcribed by Danene Vincent, February 1998
    Source: Will Book III, p. 411-412 (Microfilm)

    I Abram Bradley being of Sound mind and feeling conscious of the uncert ainty of life and the certainty of death do make and publish this my la st will and testament hereby revoking all others heretofore made
    1st The tract of land on which I now live and on which my son A. M. Bra dley now lives I give and bequeath to my two sons Abram W. Bradley and A lexander M. Bradley to be divided in the following manner (viz) To my S on A. W. Bradley the following described part Beginning at a cross fenc e running North and South joining Benj Bradley's south boundary line ru nning with Said fence until it makes a turn Thence Still following said f ence for some distance then crossing a Spring branch in a Northwesterly d irection to a Maple corner. Thence South to a Small Oak in a bottom The nce East nearby a poling? fence through a field where once Stood a cros s fence continuing the Same course to J. C. Buntins west boundary line T hence north with Said Buntin's line to the Rail Road Thence with Said R ail Road northwest to Benj. Bradley's line Thence west with said Bradle y's South boundary line to the beginning.
    To my son Alexander M. Bradley I give the remainder of said home tract a fter the above part is taken therefrom. 2nd I give to my son Abram W. B radley ten acres of land off of the north boundary of a ninety acre tra ct of woodland I own which lies partly in Dists. 17 & 19 to enable him t o fence the lands before described.
    3rd The remainder of Said ninety acre tract I wish my executors to sell i n the Autumn of 1867 on a credit of Six and twelve months. 4th I desire t hat all of my stock household & kitchen furniture farming utensils and a ll perishable property be left in the care of the son A. W. Bradley unt il the Autumn of 1867 at which time I wish them sold on a twelve months c redit.
    The monies arising from the above sales and any and all monies which ma y be collected on cash notes due me I wish first to be appropriated to t he payment of my just debts and what ever sum remains after paying said d ebts I wish equally divided between my three sons Richard W. Bradley, A lexander M. Bradley, and Abram W. Bradley and my grandson Joseph D. Joh nson. I hereby constitute and appoint my sons Richard W. Bradley and Ab ram W. Bradley Executors to this my last will and testament. In testimo ny I hereby set my hand and seal this 23rd day of December 1866.
    Attest: Abram Bradley Seal
    R. W. Durham
    Elias Dorris

    State of Tennessee
    Sumner County Court January Term 1867
    The Last will and testament of Abram Bradley deceased was this day prod uced in Open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oaths of R. W . Durham and Elias Dorris subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to b e recorded. And Richard W. Bradley and Abram W. Bradley the executors n amed in said will appeared in Open Court and accepted the execution of t he Same and together with R. W. Durham and Elias Dorris their securitie s entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee in t he penal Sum of Two Thousand dollars conditioned according to law and S aid R. W. Bradley and A. W. Bradley were duly qualified.
    Copy Test. John L. Bugg Clerk by J. A. Trousdale DC

  • Birth: 13 FEB 1792 in Caswell County NC
  • Death: 25 DEC 1866 in Sumner Co. TN
  • Burial: Old Fountain Head Cemetery
  • Event: War of 1812-- in the 2nd Regiment West Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Gunmen Military September 1814 - April 1815 Florida and New Orleans

    Father: Richard Bradley b: 1758 in Duplin Co. NC
    Mother: Catherine Taylor b: 1763 in Duplin Co. NC

    Marriage 1 Zelpha Dorris b: OCT 1795 in Sumner Co. TN
    • Married: 27 JUN 1818 in Sumner Co. TN
    1. Has No Children Alexander M. Bradley b: 30 NOV 1819 in Sumner Co. TN
    2. Has No Children Abigail C. Bradley b: 28 JUN 1822 in Sumner Co. TN
    3. Has No Children Richard Bradley b: 16 DEC 1825
    4. Has Children A. W. Bradley b: 24 JUL 1834 in Gallatin, Sumner Co. TN
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