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Husband: John Bradley
Born:
Married:
Died: 1778 in Tryon Co, NC
Father:
Mother:
Spouses: ?
Wife: Mary Ledbetter
Born: about 1744 in Brunswick Co, VA
Died: before JUL 1825 in Rutherford Co, NC
Father: Richard Ledbetter
Mother: Mary Walton
Spouses: John Goodbread
Children
01 (M): John Bradley
Born: 1759 in Bute Co, NC (now Warren Co, NC)
Died: after JUN 1833 in Jackson Co, GA
Spouses: Nancy Hampton
02 (M): George Walton Bradley
Born: 1764 in Bute Co, NC (now Warren Co, NC)
Died: 05 APR 1835 in Rutherford Co, NC
Spouses: Sarah Goodbread
03 (F): Mary Bradley
Born: before 24 JUN 1778
Died: 06 DEC 1850 in Rutherford Co, NC
Spouses: Danza Metcalf
04 (M): Edward Bradley
Born: 1755/1774
Died:
Spouses: Mary Morris
05 (M): Isaac Bradley
Born: 1771/02 in Bute Co, NC
Died: before DEC 1855 in Jackson Co, NC
Spouses: Ann Allison; Sarah Coxey
06 (M): James Terry Bradley
Born: before 24 JUN 1778
Died:
Spouses: Cloy Elliott
07 (M): Johnson Bradley
Born: before 24 JUN 1778
Died:
Spouses:
Additional Information

John Bradley:

Notes:

!NOTE:Alot of Bradley and Ledbetter Data from Rick Parker <richard@texoma.net>;

!TAXLIST:1770 Tryon Co, NC John BRADLEY;

!MILITIA:30 Oct 1777 Captain Robert Porter's Tryon Company:
... Richard Bradley, John Bradley, John Bradley Jr, John Goodbread ...;

!WILL:24 Jun 1778 Tryon Co, NC pr OCt 1778. John BRADLEY. Daughter Sarah MORGAN, daughter Anna JONES, son by my 1st wife: John BRADLEY. son Richard BRADLEY, son by my 2nd wife John BRADLEY. Son George Warton BRADLEY, daughter Mary BRADLEY, son Edward BRADLEY, son Isaac BRADLEY, son James Terry BRADLEY, son John W. BRADLEY. Wife Mary BRADLEY. Executors: My wife and Richard LEDBETTER. S: John (X) Bradley. Wit: Jonatham HAMPTON, Andrew HAMPTON, Jonas WILLIAMS.

!FULL TRANSCRIPT:
'In the Name of God Amen, I John Bradley of the County of Tryon & State of North Carolina Being at present the Weak of body yet of perfect mind and memory praise be theretofore given to Almighty God Do make ordain constitute and appoint this my last Will & Testament in manner & Form following That is to Say first and Principally I Recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping the Merits Death and passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour to obtain Remission of all my Sins and to inherit Everlasting life and as to my body I Leave it to the Earth to be Decently Buried at the Discretion of my Exrs hereafter named And as Touching the Disposition of all such Temporal Good Things as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me on this World I leave and Bequeath them as followeth -
'First I will that all my just Debts be payed together with all my Funeral Charges
'Item I Leave unto my Son Thomas Bradley five Shilling Sterling to be paid out of my Estate
'Item I Leave unto my Daughter Sara Morgan five shilling Sterling to be Levied out of my movable Estate
'Item I Leave unto my Daughter Anne Jones five Shilling to be Levied likewise out of my Estate
'Item I leave unto John Bradley my Son by my first wife five Shilling to be Levied likewise out of my Estate
'Item I leave unto my Son Richard Bradley five Shillings to be Levied out of my Estate
'Item I Leave unto my Son John Bradley Son by my Second wife five Shilling to be Levied out of my Estate
'Item I Leave unto my Son George Walton Bradley five Shilling to be Levied out of my Estate
'Item I Leave my Daughter Mary Bradley my Son Edward Bradley my son Isaac Bradley my Son James Terry Bradley my Son Johnson Bradley Five Shillings Sterling to be payed to Each of them out of my Movable Estate
'Item I Leave unto my Loving wife Mary Bradley One Hundred acres of Land being part of the Tract of Land belonging to Jones Williams Likewise four Hundred acres of Land Lying near Wommack's Fort in Burke County Likewise all [rest of the line is illegible] Likewise my Negroes Wench Nan & her children Likewise two Mares One Colt & one horse Likewise Seventeen head of Cattle Likewise all my Household Furniture With the rest of my Estate both real & personal all money & moneys due my Just Debts payed Which I Leave and Bequeath to my Loving Wife Whom I appoint ordain & Constitute and as one of the executors of this my Last Will and Testament Also Richard Ledbetter I also appoint as Executor with her of this my Last Will & Testament hereby Revoking Disannualling and making void all former Wills Testament Legacies or Executors by me heretofore Make Given Granted appointed Constituted or Ordained and Ratifying andConfirming this & this only to be my Last Will and Testament
'In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 23rd Day of June Anno Domini 1778
'Signed Sealed Published ) His & Declared by the Testator) 'John X Bradley (Seal) John Bradley as his Last ) Mark Will & Testament before ) this witnesses ) 'Jonathan Hampton 'Andw Hampton His 'Jones X Williams Mark
'This last Will and Testament of John Bradley was proven in the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Tryon County, North Carolina on Tuesday, October 20, 1778. In the Court Minutes of Tryon County, North Carolina, it was 'ordered that Letters Testamentary issue to Mary Bradley, relict of the said deceased and Rich'd Ledbetter, Exrs of said Will on said deceased's Estate, pursuant to which Mary Bradley qualified as Executrix.'
This will was probated 20 October 1778.
Source: 'Smoky Mountain Clans, Volume 2', Donald B. Reagan, 1983, p 133-135.

Mary Ledbetter:

Notes:

!NAMED:24 Jun 1778 Tryon Co, NC pr Oct 1778. John BRADLEY. Daughter Sarah MORGAN, daughter Anna JONES, son by my 1st wife: John BRADLEY. son Richard BRADLEY, son by my 2nd wife John BRADLEY. Son George Warton BRADLEY, daughter Mary BRADLEY, son Edward BRADLEY, son Isaac BRADLEY, son James Terry BRADLEY, son John W. BRADLEY. Wife Mary BRADLEY. Executors: My wife and Richard LEDBETTER. S: John (X) Bradley. Wit: Jonatham HAMPTON, Andrew HAMPTON, Jonas WILLIAMS.

!CENSUS:1790 Rutherford Co, NC pg 116 3rd Company. w/John GOODBREAD no ages (bef 1790);

!CENSUS:1800 Rutherford Co, NC pg 114 w/John GOODBREAD (illegible!);

!NAMED:28 Dec 1807 Rutherford Co, NC Wills Book C page 15 John GOODBREAD, pr July 1814. wife Mary GOODBREAD. to daughter Cathy Worton MORRIS and daughter Sarah GOODBREAD, to son Philip, to son John GOODBREAD, son Benjamin Hyder GOODBREAD son of Thomas GOODBREAD, decd. Exec: Sons Philip and John GOODBREAD, Wit: Zador HARRIS, James HARRIS;

!CENSUS:1810 * Rutherford Co, NC pg 102 Mary GOODBREAD *;

!CENSUS:1820 * Rutherford Co, NC pg 368 Mary GOODBREAD *;

(07) Johnson Bradley:

Notes:

!NAMED:24 Jun 1778 Tryon Co, NC pr Oct 1778. Will of John BRADLEY. Daughter Sarah MORGAN, daughter Anna JONES, son by my 1st wife: John BRADLEY. son Richard BRADLEY, son by my 2nd wife John BRADLEY. Son George Warton BRADLEY, daughter Mary BRADLEY, son Edward BRADLEY, son Isaac BRADLEY, son James Terry BRADLEY, son John W. BRADLEY. Wife Mary BRADLEY. Executors: My wife and Richard LEDBETTER. S: John (X) Bradley. Wit: Jonatham HAMPTON, Andrew HAMPTON, Jonas WILLIAMS.

!CENSUS:1790;

!CENSUS:1800;

!CENSUS:1810 * Rutherford Co, NC pg 86 pg 87 or pg 88 John BRADLEY *;

!CENSUS:1820 * Rutherford Co, NC pg 368, or 382 John BRADLEY *;

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