Name: James Walter Bradley
Given Name: James Walter
Birth: 28 Mar 1831 in Tellico Plains, Monroe County, Tennessee 1 2
Death: 20 Jun 1923 in Star, Mills County, Texas of old age 2 1 2
Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Mills County, Texas 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Descendant Narrative Report here
Death Certificate Image here
Event: Second Lieutenant, Capt. E. E. Hankins' Company, 1 East Tennessee Rifle Regiment, Co. G, 37 Regiment Tennessee Infantry,
Military Service 25 Aug 1861-20 Nov 1863 the Civil War
Note: He enlisted at Knoxville, Tennessee. He was absent with leave to Monroe County, Tennessee 12 Feb 1862. He was promoted from 1st Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant on 10 or 15 May 1862. He signed the log as commanding the company in Oct 1863. He went absent without leave on 10 Nov 1863. He was recorded as deserted Mishion ridg on 20 Nov 1863. His last pay was 31 Dec 1863. He was dropped from the rolls on 2 Apr 1864. The Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Confederate States, contains information relative to the man named, on the subject of him being dropped from rolls. Special order number 78/5.
Change Date: 4 Oct 2014 at 18:43
The 1860 and 1870 census records I found for this family have problems (conflicts) with records in the family bible and 1880 census record. Some names changed between census years and some ages were given wrong. These are noted on the individual records.--Rose Lee Wall 2009 10
At the time of the 1860 census, James was a farmer in Monroe County, Tennessee (PO Sweetwater). He had real estate valued at $300 and personal assets of $200. At the time of the 1870 census, he was a farm laborer in Monroe County, Tennessee (PO Tellico Plains). He had $175 in personal assets.
By the time of the 1880 census, the family had moved to Travis County, Texas. James has a 1 year old son born in Tennessee, so the move was within the past year. (It was 1879 according to family notes.) James is listed as a farmer. His father's birthplace was shown as North Carolina, the mother's as Tennessee.
The family moved to Star, Texas, in 1885.
At the time of the 1900 census, James owned his farm in Mills County, Texas, free of any mortgage. Both parents were shown as born in Tennessee. By the time of the 1910 census, James had become widowed. He was listed with his daughter Martha'and her husband Charles Schwarz's family in Runnels County, Texas. He was shown to have his own income. This time he went back to the earlier report that his father was born in North Carolina, the mother in Tennessee.
Served in the Civil War on the Confederate side. 37th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (7th Infantry) (first East Tennessee Rifles) Company G. Went in as First Sergeant. Came out as Second Lieutenant. Film Number: M231 roll 5
Record shows him as James Walton Bradley.
Also death record in county files shows him as James Walton Bradley.
Passing of J.W. Bradley
by W.E. Reid, Route 3, Goldthwaite, Texas
J. W. Bradley died in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Soules at Star, Texas, June 20, at 2 p.m. He was born in Munroe County, Tennessee, March 28, 1831, where he grew to manhood. He was married to Miss Mary Blanton about 1855. To this union were born ten children, seven of whom survive. His wife died about nineteen years ago. Besides seven children there are 72 grandchildren and 108 great-grandchildren, also one great-great grandchild, thus making a grand total, including sons and daughters-in-law, of 225 surviving relatives.
Mr. Bradley volunteered his services in the Civil War, enlisting in the infantry. He joined Company G, Thirty-Seventh Tennessee Regiment. He was a brave and faithful soldier to the close of the war. He came to Texas in 1878, settling near Weber Valley, in Travis County. He moved to Mills County in 1885. He was a man of deep convictions and high ideals of morality, ever standing for the right. At the age of 18 he joined the Missionary Baptist Church and was a loyal and faithful member until death, thus giving seventy-three years of his life to the service of his Lord.
Last, Wednesday afternoon at about 2 o'clock J. W. Bradley passed away, after an illness of several weeks duration. His remains were laid to rest in the Pleasant Grove cemetery Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Henry Fuller of Pottsville conducting the funeral services.
Mr. Bradley was 92 years of age at the time of his death and was a pioneer citizen of this section of the country he having settled in the Star community in 1885. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist church and had been one for many years. He was an upright Christian gentleman and enjoyed the friendship of every one in that section of the country.
He leaves seven children, Mrs. C. W. Schwartz and Mrs. W. T. Lucus of Crews, Mrs. W. S. Street of Treadway, Mrs. W. E. Reed of the Center City community, J. W. Bradley, Jr. of Locker, B. C. Bradley of Winters, and J. M. Bradley of Glen Ross, Ariz.; all of whom, except J. M. Bradley were at his bedside at the time of his death, and other relatives.
To the sorrowing ones the Eagle will join their many friends in offering sympathy.
Father: William B. Bradley b: Bet 1800 and 1810 in Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee
Mother: Elizabeth Hudgeons b: 1808 in Virginia
Mary Jane Blanton b: 23 May 1838 in Tellico Plains, Monroe County, Tennessee
3 Jan 1856
in , Monroe County, Tennessee 1
- Change Date:
2 Dec 2010
- Laura Emily Bradley b: 13 May 1858 in , Monroe County, Tennessee
- Martha Caroline Bradley b: 30 Jun 1860 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
- Florence A. Bradley b: 13 Feb 1862 in Tennessee
- John Marshall Bradley b: 9 Oct 1864 in Tennessee
- Mary Ethel Bradley b: 16 Sep 1867 in Tellico Plains, Monroe County, Tennessee
- William Eligah Bradley b: 4 Dec 1869 in Tennessee
- Sarah Margaret "Sally" Bradley b: 16 Dec 1871 in Madisonville, Monroe County, Tennessee
- James Walter "Jim" Bradley b: 9 Nov 1873 in , Monroe County, Tennessee
- Jenetta M. "Nettie" Bradley b: 20 May 1876 in Tennessee
- Burrell Cary Bradley b: 4 Jun 1878 in Tennessee
- Abbrev: William Ellis Reid Bible
Title: William Ellis Reid Bible
Publication: in possession of Sammy Bruce Reid
- Abbrev: Death Certificate
Title: Death Certificate
Publication: Official Document
Page: Certificate Number: 018003
- Abbrev: 1850 United States Federal Census
Title: 1850 United States Federal Census
Page: District 13, Monroe, Tennessee; Roll: M432_891; Page: 76A; Image: 156.
- Abbrev: 1860 United States Federal Census
Title: 1860 United States Federal Census
Page: District 8, Monroe, Tennessee; Roll M653_1265; Page: 245; Image: 493.
- Abbrev: 1870 United States Federal Census
Title: 1870 United States Federal Census
Page: District 14, Monroe, Tennessee; Roll M593_1550; Page: 129; Image: 258.
- Abbrev: 1880 United States Federal Census
Title: 1880 United States Federal Census
Page: Travis, Texas; Roll T9_1329; Family History Film: 1255329; Page: 2.3000; ED: 121
- Abbrev: 1900 United States Federal Census
Title: 1900 United States Federal Census
Page: Justice Precinct 2, Mills, Texas; Roll T623_1659; Page: 6B; ED: 112.
- Abbrev: 1910 United States Federal Census
Title: 1910 United States Federal Census
Page: Justice Precinct 2, Runnels, Texas; Roll T624_1586; Page: 7 A; ED: 214; Image: 782.
- Abbrev: Bell County, Kentucky Families
Title: Bell County, Kentucky Families
Author: Sueann Morrow
Publication: firstname.lastname@example.org, RootsWeb.com Gedcom sueann3
- Abbrev: The Goldthwaite Eagle
Title: The Goldthwaite Eagle
Page: 23 Jun 1923