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  • ID: I5761
  • Name: Charles BRADFORD
  • Given Name: Charles
  • Surname: Bradford
  • Suffix: Jr. 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1794 in Fairfield County, South Carolina 4 2 3
  • Death: Bet 1830 and 1832 in Gwinnett County, Georgia 5
  • Event: Census Report 1820
  • Note:
    State: SC;  Dist: Fairfield;  Date: 27 Jan 1820;
    Enumerator: James Banks, Asst. Marshal;
    Roll: M33_118, Image: 0216, Line 23, Page 52
    =======================
    Head of Household: Charles Bradford [Jr.]
    ...White Males:  1 (18-26), 1 (26-45);
    White Females:  2 (0-10), 1(26-45);
                 Slaves:  0
           Agriculture: 2
    2 6
  • Event: Land Lottery Land 5 Apr 1827 Gwinnett County, Georgia
  • Note:
    While living in Whortons District of Gwinnett County, Georgia, Charles drew land:
    26th Day's Drawing -  April 5, 1827; Sec. 5,  First District, lot no. 47 of Carroll County

    31st Day's Drawing - April 11, 1827; Sec. 2,  Twenty-second District, lot no. 161 of Muscogee County
    7
  • Event: Court Record Dec 1829 Gwinnett County, Georgia
  • Note:
    Gwinnett County Inferior Court Minutes (for County purposes), 1820-1832.

    P. 221 December Term 1829 continued.

    Jurors drawn to serve at June Term of the Inferior Court 1830. Tilman Douglass, Robert M. Barnwell, Thomas Garner, Jesse Sample, James Mayfield, Wilson Dickson, John Lee, Charles Bradford, Rhesa McGregor, John Samples, Nathan Franklin, Mathias Bates, Reps Osborn, Thomas Whorton, Elijah Anderson, David J. Jones, Thomas Prewet, George Carrell, James Edmondson, William Shamblee, Tandy H. Green, John Sammons, Ferdinand Odum, Gibson D. Carr, Jesse Powel, Solomon Farmer, Joseph Hill, Henry Holland, Samuel D. Paden, Martin Boland, Vinson Brumley, Edmond Pearce, Leroy Hammond, Stephen Horton, Thomas Ezell, Osborne Ester.
  • Event: Census Report 1830
  • Note:
    State: GA;  County: Gwinnett;  Dist: unk;
    Enumerator: T. Bogan, Asst. Marshal;
    Roll: M19_17;  Image: 665; Line 8, Page 329
    ====================
    Head of Household: Chas Bradford [Jr.]
    ....White Males:  1 (30-40);
    White Females:  2 (0-5), 2 (5-10), 1 (10-15), 1 (30-40);
    ............Slaves:  0
    Occ:  Agriculture 0
    3
  • Event: Sixth Georgia Land Lottery Death Note 1832 Gwinnett County, Georgia
  • Note:
    Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832
    Name:  Charles Bradford's Orphans.
    Number:  16
    District:  SIXTEENTH DISTRICT, FIRST SECTION, CHEROKEE
    Residence:  Bridges's
    County:  Gwinnett


    Sixth Georgia Land Lottery, 1832  [Rules for drawing]
    Authority:
    Act of December 21, 1830; Act of December 24, 1831
    Year of Drawing: 1832
    Counties:
        The original Cherokee Indian territory became Cherokee County by an Act of December 26, 1831. A law passed on December 3, 1832, divided original Cherokee County into ten counties: Cass (renamed Bartow), Cherokee, Cobb, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union. In the drawing of tickets and in the granting of the land, the area was treated only as Cherokee territory. It was divided between land lots distributed by the sixth land lottery and "gold" lots that were distributed by the seventh land lottery.
    Sections and Land Districts:
        The territory was so expansive that Cherokee County was divided into four sections, and each section was divided into districts. There were a total of 60 land districts, and each was divided into land lots. Fractional lots of 100 acres and more were counted as whole lots.
    First Section:
        Districts 6-10, 16-19
    Size of Land Lots: 160 acres
    Grant Fee: $18.00 per Land Lot
    Person Entitled to Draw:
    ...."Family (one or two) of orphans under 18 years, residence since birth in state - 1 draw
        Family (three or more) of orphans under 18 years, residence since birth in state - 2 draws..."

    Note:  On the 1820 Fairfield County, South Carolina census report, Charles Bradford, Jr., and his wife had two daughters age "0-10"; and on the 1830 Gwinnett County, Georgia census report Charles and his wife had five daughters: 1 (10-15), 2 (5-10) and 2 (0-5).  Therefore, Charles' two or three youngest daughters were born after the family moved to Georgia in 1823, so it was those daughters who were eligible to draw in the 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery as his orphans.
    8 9
  • Event: Letters of Guardianship Death Note May 1837
  • Note:
    Georgia            
    Gwinnett County  Inferior Court Sitting for Ordinary Purposes
                                 May Term 1837

    At the above [Term] Joshua Bradford & Ambrose Kirkland obtained Letters of Guardianship for Mary Bradford Elizabeth Bradford Abigail C. Bradford & Cynthia Bradford and gave in conjunction with themselves David Bradford as surety.
        Test   Wm Mathis Clk

    From:  Gwinnett County, Georgia Minute Book A (1819-1861), p 70-71.

    Note:  Charles Bradford, Jr., died sometime between the 1830 census report and the 1832 Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery drawing, so one must assume that these four minor females were the four youngest daughters of Charles Bradford, Jr. and his wife, Sary, who appeared on the 1840 Gwinnett County census report as the head of a household with herself and three other females, but NO males.
    5
  • Event: Notice of Guardian's Sale Death Note 10 Nov 1837 Gwinnett County, Georgia
  • Note:
    The following legal notice appeared in the Federal Union, Milledgeville, Georgia on Nov. 14, 1837 and continued weekly until the sale was held in February 1838:

    GUARDIAN'S SALE.—            Agreeably to an order of the honorable the inferior court of Gwinnett county, when sitting for ordinary purposes, will, within the legal hours, be sold, before the court-house door, in Union county, on the first Tuesday in February next, lot of land number sixteen, in the seixttnth district, first section--sold for the benefit of the orphans of Charles Bradford, deceased.  Terms cash.  Nov 10, 1837.

    ....................................................JOSHUA BRADFORD
    .................................................AMBROSE KIRKLAND  guardians

    Notice that this is the same land lot that was drawn by "Charles Bradford's Orphans" in the 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery; and that the guardians who placed the legal notice are the same guardians that were appointed in the May 1837 Letters of Guardianship for the named orphaned daughters of Charles Bradford.
    10
  • _UID: 5C17D24E45174303ACBC29578AB12A66E89F
  • Change Date: 19 Jul 2011 at 18:30



    Father: Charles BRADFORD b: Abt 1765
    Mother: Sarah KIRKLAND b: 1766 in Fairfield County, South Carolina

    Marriage 1 Sary KIRKLAND b: Abt 1797 in South Carolina
    • Married: Bet 1815 and 1820 in South Carolina
    • Change Date: 13 Feb 2011
    Children
    1. Has No Children Daughter 1 BRADFORD b: Bet 1815 and 1820 in Fairfield County, South Carolina
    2. Has No Children Mary BRADFORD b: Bet 1820 and 1825 in Fairfield County, South Carolina
    3. Has No Children Elizabeth BRADFORD b: Bet 1820 and 1825
    4. Has No Children Abigail C. BRADFORD b: Bet 1825 and 1830 in Gwinnett County, Georgia
    5. Has No Children Cynthia BRADFORD b: Bet 1825 and 1830 in Gwinnett County, Georgia

    Sources:
    1. Media: Court
      Title: Fairfield County, South Carolina, Equity Court Records
      Publication: [primary source] Winnsboro, South Carolina.
      Date: 12 May 2009
      Page: "Bill for Partition: Mary Kirkland & others vs. Thomas Nelson & wife & others," Equite Bills, 1822 #13, Frames 141-152.
    2. Media: Census/Tax
      Title: 1820 Fairfield District, South Carolina Census
      Publication: [primary source] Fairfield District, SC: 1820 [Ancestry.com electronic database: images of original documents]
      Date: 9 Oct 2004
      Page: Roll M33_118, Image 216, Line 23, Page 52
    3. Media: Census/Tax
      Title: 1830 Gwinnett County, Georgia Census
      Publication: [primary source] Lawrenceville, Georgia: 1830 [Ancestry.com electronic database: images of original documents]
      Date: 9 Oct 2004
      Page: Roll: M19_17;, Image: 665; Line 8, Page 329
    4. Media: Census/Tax
      Title: 1810 Fairfield District, South Carolina Census
      Publication: [primary source] Fairfield District, SC: 1810 [Ancestry.com electronic database: images of original documents]
      Date: 9 Oct 2004
      Page: Roll 252_62, p 204
    5. Media: Court
      Title: Gwinnett County, Georgia Minute Book A (1819-1861)
      Publication: [primary source] Lawrenceville, Georgia: 1837. Photocopies of original record in possession of Wendell H. Bradford.
      Date: 3 Aug 2006
      Page: p 70-71
    6. Media: Census/Tax
      Title: 1840 Gwinnett County, Georgia Census
      Publication: [primary source] Lawrenceville, Georgia: 1840 [Electronic database on Ancestry.com]
      Date: 9 Oct 2004
      Page: Roll: M704_42;, Image: 0142; Line 8, Page 71
    7. Media: Electronic database
      Title: Georgia Land Lottery, 1827 [Online]
      Publication: [primary source] Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997. [Original data: State of Georgia. Recorder Office. Official Register of the Land Lottery of 1827. Milledgeville, GA, USA: Grantland & Orme, 1827.] URL: (http://www.ancestry.com)
      Date: 12 May 2009
      Page: pp. 79, 95
    8. Media: Electronic database
      Title: Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832 [Online]
      Publication: [primary source] Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. [Original data: Smith, James F.. The Cherokee Land Lottery, Containing a Numerical List of the Names of the Fortunate Drawers in Said Lottery. New York, USA: 1838.] URL: (http://www.ancestry.com)
      Date: 4 Sep 2009
    9. Media: Electronic database
      Title: Sixth Georgia Land Lottery, 1832, Rules [Online]
      Publication: [primary source] Atlanta, GA, USA: Georgia Secretary of State Web site. URL: (http://sos.georgia.gov/archives/what_do_we_have/land_lottery/land_lottery_1832.htm)
      Date: 4 Sep 2009
    10. Media: Electronic database
      Title: "Georgia Historic Newspapers," Digital Library of Georgia [Online]
      Publication: [primary source] Athens, GA: The Digital Library of GeorgiaÙL , University of Georgia Libraries, 2009. (http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/Topics/Media.html)
      Date: 11 Aug 2009
      Page: Milledgeville, Georgia, Federal Union, Nov. 14, 1837, p3, col. 7.
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