Nathan Nathaniel Bradley


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Nathan Nathaniel Bradley was born Jan. 28, 1819, in Newcastle District, Province of Ontario, and died May 10, 1900, in Kenockee Twp., St. Clair Co., MI, at age 81. He is the son of Oliver Nathan Bradley of Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, and Dorcas Abbey of Dutchess Co., Province of New York. Eight children living at the time of his death.

Susannah Malinda "Linda" Briggs was born June 12, 1821, in Dunham, Stanbridge East, Mississquoi Co., Lower Canada, and died November 8, 1892, in Sanilac Co., MI, at about age 71. She is the daughter of William Carmi Briggs and Susan Hinkson.

Nathan Nathaniel Bradley and Susannah Malinda "Linda" Briggs were married Oct. 11, 1842, in Newcastle District, Upper Canada.

Nathan Nathaniel Bradley and Susannah Malinda "Linda" (Briggs) Bradley had eleven children:

  1. William Bradley: Born July 7, 1843, in Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died June 22, 1870, in Worth Twp., Sanilac Co., MI (age 26) (6/22/1870 Married Farmer, Inflammation of Lungs - Michigan Death Record)
  2. Philinda Bradley: Born December 23, 1844, in Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died after 1910. Married July 4, 1861, to Charles W. Locke: Born September 1833 in Upper Canada; Died Unknown.
  3. Susannah Bradley: Born June 30, 1847, in Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died September 16, 1848, in Newcastle District, Upper Canada (age 1).
  4. Diana H. Bradley: Born June 10, 1849, in Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died November 1, 1914, in Speaker Twp., Sanilac Co., MI (age 65). Married June 25, 1870, in Speaker, Sanilac Co., MI, to Joseph S. Sischo: Born December 1846 in English Canada; Died June 25, 1926, in St. Ignace, Mackinac Co., MI (age 79).
  5. David Bradley: Born November 30, 1852, in Worth Twp., Sanilac Co., MI; Died after 1884.
  6. Louisa Bradley: Born August 13, 1854, in Worth Twp., Sanilac Co., MI; Died after 1884.
  7. Melvina O. Bradley: Born January 25, 1857, in Worth Twp., Sanilac Co., MI; Died April 18, 1915, in Kenockee, St. Clair Co., MI (age 58). Married June 16, 1875, in Lakeport, St Clair Co., MI, to Francis A. Hill: Born about 1854 in Canada; Died Unknown.
  8. Reuben Bradley: Born June 20, 1859, in Worth Twp., Sanilac Co., MI; Died July 16, 1938, in Port Huron, Sanilac Co., MI (age 79). Married June 5, 1883, in Brock, Ontario, Canada, to Mary Lizetta Lock: Born about 1860 in Whitby Twp., Ontario, Canada; Died Unknown.
  9. Delilah Elinda Bradley: Born October 4, 1863, in Worth Twp., Sanilac Co., MI; Died after 1930.
  10. Francis Edwin Bradley: Born April 13, 1866, in Worth Twp., Sanilac Co., MI; Died after 1884.
  11. Henry J. Bradley: Born April 7, 1868, in Worth Twp., Sanilac Co., MI; Died after 1893. Married March 1, 1893, in Sanilac Co., MI, to Agness Hillaker: Born about 1871 in Sanilac Co., MI; Died Unknown.



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Ontario was known as: Upper Canada from December 26, 1791, to February 10, 1841; Canada West from February 10, 1841, to July 1, 1867; and Ontario after July 1, 1867.

Nathan Nathaniel Bradley was born Jan. 28, 1819, in Newcastle District, Province of Ontario.

Susannah Malinda Briggs was born June 12, 1821, in Durham Co., Canada.

Nathan Nathaniel Bradley and Susannah Malinda Briggs were married Oct. 11, 1842, in Newcastle District, Upper Canada.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on September 13, 1850, shows Nathan Bradley (age 30) born Canada with real estate of $500 is a Farmer and is living in Worth Twp., Sanilac Co., MI. Living with him are: Malinda Bradley (age 29) born in Canada; William Bradley (age 7) born in Canada; Phylinda Bradley (age 5) born in Canada; and Diana Bradley (age 1) born in Canada.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 2, 1860, shows Nathan Bradley (age 40) born Canada with real estate of $2,000 and personal estate of $200 is a Farmer and is living in Worth Twp., Sanilac Co., MI. Living with him are: Malinda Bradley (age 44) born in Canada; William Bradley (age 19) born in Canada; Philander Bradley (age 16) born in Canada; Dianna Bradley (age 10) born in Canada; David Bradley (age 8) born in Canada; and Louisa Bradley (age 6) born in Michigan.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on August 6, 1870, shows Nathan Bradley (age 52) born Canada with real estate of $4,500 and personal estate of $700 is a Farmer and is living in Worth Twp., Sanilac Co., MI. Living with him are: Malinda Bradley (age 49) born in Canada, who is Keeping House; David Bradley (age 18) born in Michigan, a Farm Laborer; Louisa Bradley (age 16) born in Michigan; Melvina Bradley (age 13) born in Michigan; Reuben Bradley (age 11) born in Michigan; Delilah Bradley (age 6) born in Michigan; Frances Bradley (age 4) born in Michigan; and Henry Bradley (age 2) born in Michigan. Living on the adjacent farm is William Bradley.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on August 6, 1870, shows William Bradley (age 24) born Canada with real estate of $2,500 and personal estate of $400 is a Farmer and is living in Worth Twp., Sanilac Co., MI. Living with him are: Sarah Bradley (age 23) born in Canada, who is Keeping House; and Alvah Bradley (age 3) born in Michigan; and Almira Bradley (age 1) born in Michigan. Living on the adjacent farm is Nathan Bradley.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 17, 1880, shows Nathen Bradley (age 60) born Canada to Connecticut-born parents and who cannot write is a Farmer and is living in Fremont, Sanilac Co., MI. Living with him is his wife, Malindy Bradley (age 59) born in Canada to Canadian and Vermont-born parents, who does House Keeping. Also living there are his children, all unmarried and born in Michigan to Canadian-born parents: David Bradley (age 29), a Laborer; Ruben Bradley (age 20); Daliah Bradley (age 16); son, Frances Bradley (age 14); and Henry Bradley (age 12).

Susannah Melinda (Briggs) Bradley died November 8, 1892, in Sanilac Co., MI, at about age 71.

Nathan Nathaniel Bradley died May 10, 1900, in Sanilac Co., MI, at age 81.


Portrait and Biographical Album of Sanilac County, MI, 1884

Nathan N. Bradley has resided in Michigan since 1850. In January of that year, he came to Worth Township, Sanilac County, and purchased 80 acres of land, which he cleared and otherwise improved until the entire tract was in a valuable agricultural condition. On this land he resided for 26 years, when he sold it and came to Speaker Township. He bought a farm containing 120 acres, which he occupied for three years, at the end of that time again selling, after which he bought a farm of 120 acres in Fremont Township. The place comprised 115 acres of improved land, and he has continued its occupancy since he first bought it.

Mr. Bradley is a native of the Newcastle District, Province of Quebec, where he was born Jan. 28, 1819. His parents, Oliver and Dorcas (Abbey) Bradley, were natives of Connecticut and are both deceased. His mother died in Hope Township, Province of Quebec. His father died in Canada, where the family settled, his demise occurring when his son was in early youth.

He was married Oct. 11, 1842, to Melinda Briggs. Of this union nine children have been born, who are yet living. Two others are deceased. Philinda was born Dec. 23, 1844, and was married July 4, 1861, to Charles W. Locke; Diana, born June 10, 1849, was married June 25, 1870, to Joseph Sischo; David was born Nov. 30, 1852; Louisa, born Aug. 13, 1854, was married Feb. 19, 1874, to Andrew Allward; Melvina was born Jan. 25, 1857, and was married June 16, 1875, to Francis Hill; Reuben was born June 20, 1859, and was married June 5, 1883, to Polly Locke; Delina was born Oct. 4, 1863, and was married Sept. 9, 1880, to William Spencer; Francis Edwin was born April 13, 1866; Henry, April 7, 1868; Susannah, born June 30, 1847, died Sept. 16, 1848; William, born July 7, 1843, died June 19, 1870.

The mother is the daughter of William and Susan (Hinkson) Briggs. Her father was born June 5, 1800, and died in August, 1881. Her mother was born Sept. 12, 1799, and died July 9, 1845. They both died in Whitby Township, Province of Quebec. 


Melvina O. Hill
Record #25088
Born: Michigan
Married - 58y, 2m, 24d - Housewife
Died: 18-APR-1915, Kenockee, St. Clair Co., MI
Cause: Cerebral Softening
Parents:
Nathan Bradley & Linda Briggs, of Canada
Submitted by Kay Mitchell.