Oliver Nathan Bradley


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Oliver Nathan Bradley was born about 1784 in New York, and died April, 1822, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada, at about age 37. He is the son of Nathan Bradley of Massachusetts, and Harriet "Elizabeth" Harden of Connecticut.

Dorcas Abbey was born 1773 in Dutchess Co., Province of New York, and died after 1825 in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada, at about age 50. She is the daughter of Isaac Abbey of Windham, Windham Co., CT, and and Darla Potts of Coventry, Tolland Co., CT.

Oliver Nathan Bradley and Dorcas Abbey were married 1803 in Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada.

Oliver Nathan Bradley and Dorcas Abbey had eight children:

  1. David King Bradley: Born about 1805 in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Died November 21, 1859, in Elgin Co., Canada West (about age 54). Married about 1825 to Lovicia Unknown: Born about 1806 in Upper Canada; Died after 1859 in Unknown.
  2. Levi George Bradley: Born about August, 1806, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died Jan 15, 1897, in Haldimand Twp., Simcoe Co., Newcastle District, Canada (age 90). Married to Mary Ann Shannon: Born about 1802 in County Cork, Ireland; Died January  5, 1891, in Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada (age 89).
  3. Lucinda Bradley: Born January 15, 1806, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died July 19, 1896, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada (age 90). Buried in Zion Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.  Married (1) about 1824 in Durham Co., Upper Canada, to Isaac Phineas Abbey: Born 1796 in Dutchess Co., NY; Died July 19, 1826, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada (about age 30). Married (2) April 15, 1833, in Upper Canada  to John Taaffe Irwin: Born October 2, 1799, in County Sligo, Ireland; Died June 29, 1861, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West (age 61).
  4. Isaac Bradley: Born about 1814 in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died after 1859 in Unknown.
  5. Nathaniel "Orme" Bradley: Born about 1815 in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died after 1859 in Ontario, Canada.
  6. Nathan Nathaniel Bradley: Born January 28, 1819, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died May 10, 1900, in Sanilac Co., MI (age 81). Buried in Spring Hill Cemetery. Married Oct. 11, 1842, in Newcastle District, Upper Canada, to Susannah Malinda "Linda" Briggs: Born June 12, 1821, in Dunham, Stanbridge East, Mississquoi Co., Lower Canada; Died November 8, 1892, in Sanilac Co., MI (about age 71).
  7. Hiram Bradley: Born January, 1821, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died December 8, 1863, in Northumberland Co., Canada West (age 42 years 11 months). Buried in Eddystone Baptist Cemetery, Northumberland Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada. Married January 7, 1843, in Home Dist., Canada West, to Phebe Wells: Born about 1823 in Reach, Myrtle, Upper Canada; Died Unknown.
  8. Anne Olive Bradley: Born December 16, 1816, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died June 11, 1863, in Haldimand Twp., Simcoe Co., Canada West (age 46). Married August 5, 1835, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada, to Elemuel Hadley Rogers: Born March 31, 1811, in Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died after 1871 in Unknown. Elemuel Hadley Rogers then married December 13, 1865, in Haldimand Twp., Simcoe Co., Canada West, to Armeda Rebecca Tuck: Born about 1845 in Canada West; Died Unknown. Armeda's parents are Thomas Tuck and Drusilla Bradley; Elemuel's parents are William Rogers and Mrs. Rogers.



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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.

Dorcas Abbey was born about 1773 in Connecticut.

Oliver Nathan Bradley was born about 1784/1785 Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada.

Oliver and Dorcas were married in 1803.

Oliver Nathan Bradley died 1821 in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Canada at about age 37.

Dorcas (Abbey) Bradley died after 1825 in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Canada.


December 16, 2011

Leigh,

I came across your site when researching the wife of my long lost GGG-Grandfather, Elemuel (or Lemuel) Rogers. His wife’s name was Olive Bradley the daughter of Oliver Bradley.

Olive and Elemuel married and lived in Haldimand, Northumberland Ontario, Canada. Olive died in 1863 at the age of about 47. Before good civil records but the Church records and newspapers confirm this fact.

In your genealogy there is an Oliver of the right age to have a daughter Olive but you did not find one in your research. Do you have any additional data?

Elemuel and Olive had 5 children, 4 boys and one girl. John, William, Joseph and James Edward were the boys. Emma Ester was the girl. All of the boys immigrated to the Midwest of the US. Emma married Albert Hall and stayed in Northumberland area.

After Olive died in 1863 Elemuel remarried Armeda Tuck. Their wedding is well documented but there movements after the wedding are not as clear. They travel with Emma and John (who has married and has one child) to Wisconsin and John sets up a home in Green County, Wisconsin. They are there for the US 1870 Census but in Canada for the 1871 Canadian Census. Emma marries in 1873; no record of Elemuel and Armeda at this event. Later however, Armeda is a witness for her brother's wedding in 1876. After that no record of either Armeda after 1876 or Elemuel after 1870.

What happened to Elemuel and Armeda? Where is Olive buried? Can you help?

Vern Dale


 

 

 

1803 Haldimand Twp Census           Created: October 26, 2002
Newcastle District  
(became Northumberland County)  
Ontario  
Heads of Household: Males Females Males Females Males Females Total Family
Last Name First Name(s) > 60 yrs > 60 yrs 16 - 60 yrs 16 - 60 yrs < 16 yrs < 16 yrs Members
Bradlee Nathan 0 0 2 1 3 3 9
Bradlee William 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Bradlee Samuel (?) 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Harden Abraham 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Braintnell Asa 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
Burnham Nathan 0 0 1 1 0 3 5
Honeywell Isaiah 0 0 2 1 3 2 8
Winter Christopher 1 0 1 2 1 0 5
Allen Ebenezer 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
Abbel Isaac 0 0 1 2 1 0 4

Abbey, Isaac: 1 Male 16 - 60; 2 Females 16 - 60; 1 Male Under 16; Total of 4 in Family.

 

1803 Haldimand Twp Census           Created: October 26, 2002
Newcastle District  
(became Northumberland County)  
Ontario  
 
Transcribed from Ont. Archives Film: M 7740  
Records are entered as they appeared in the original census.   
(?) Denotes difficult to decipher entries.  
   
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Heads of Household: Males Females Males Females Males Females Total Family
Last Name First Name(s) > 60 yrs > 60 yrs 16 - 60 yrs 16 - 60 yrs < 16 yrs < 16 yrs Members
   
Hinman Thomas 0 0 2 1 1 1 5
Hare Stephen 0 0 2 2 2 0 6
Bennett Obodiah 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Hoit John 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Spencer Abner 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Burnham Francis 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Ferguson David 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Lothrop Silas L. 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Vaughan Richard 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Pering Frederic 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Georet (?) Ferdinand 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Hull Luther 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Carter John Sr. 1 1 1 0 0 1 4
Tripp Jobes (?) 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Carter William 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Tripp David 0 0 3 1 3 3 10
Tripp Daniel 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Russ Wilson 0 0 1 1 3 2 7
Richmond Ichabod 0 0 1 1 4 2 8
Purdy Daniel or David (?) 0 0 1 1 2 3 7
Eastman John 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Kelley John 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Hull Milles 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Williams Elias 0 0 1 1 2 1 5
Bradlee Nathan 0 0 2 1 3 3 9
Bradlee William 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Bradlee Samuel (?) 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Harden Abraham 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Braintnell Asa 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
Burnham Nathan 0 0 1 1 0 3 5
Honeywell Isaiah 0 0 2 1 3 2 8
Winter Christopher 1 0 1 2 1 0 5
Allen Ebenezer 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
Abbel Isaac 0 0 1 2 1 0 4
Smith Ebenezer 0 0 1 1 4 0 6
Kenny (?) Moses 0 0 2 1 2 2 7
Debois James 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Eddy Bayer (?) M. 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Ewing Benjamin 0 0 1 1 2 1 5
Williams Samuel 0 0 1 1 1 3 6
Wait Isaac 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Pettitt Timothy 0 0 2 1 1 1 5
Day John 0 0 1 1 0 5 7
Phin John 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Wait Jenks 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Wait Benjamin 0 0 2 1 2 0 5
Brown John 0 0 1 1 1 4 7
Philips Joseph 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Irish Robinson 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Irish John 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Irish Peter 1 0 2 1 0 1 5
Spencer John 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Dean Gaius 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Spalding Thomas M. 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Varian David D. 0 0 1 1 2 4 8
Dowling John 0 0 1 1 3 1 6
Wyatt David H. (?) 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
Honeywell Daniel 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Moore Patrick 0 0 2 1 2 1 6
Bettie (?) Nicholas 0 0 2 1 0 2 5
Cary Arthur 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Blair John 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Doolittle Moses 0 0 2 1 2 2 7
Delong William 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Gilbert Thaddeus 0 0 3 1 1 3 8
McGregor David 0 0 1 2 1 2 6
Greeley Aaron 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Greeley Jonathan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Clark John 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Winter James 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Cartwright Hezekiah 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Wait George 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Total Inhabitants: 5 2 86 67 71 81 312
 
"A true copy by David Ferguson, Clerk, for Haldimand 2 April 1803."  
Disclaimer:    
These records are compiled as a courtesy for researchers.  However, errors or omissions are not the fault of the author.  

 

 

 

 

 

1804 Haldimand Twp Census           Created: October 26, 2002
Newcastle District  
(became Northumberland Cty)  
Ontario  
 
Transcribed from Ont. Archives Film: M 7740  
Records are entered as they appeared in the original census.   
(?) Denotes difficult to decipher entries.  
   
Use your "Find" feature to search by last name  
 
Heads of Household: Males Females Males Females Males Females Total Family
Last Name First Name(s) > 60 yrs > 60 yrs 16 - 60 yrs 16 - 60 yrs < 16 yrs < 16 yrs Members
   
Hinman Thomas 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Spencer Abner 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Grout Ferdinand 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Hare Stephen 0 0 1 2 2 0 5
Vaughan Richard 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Burnham Francis 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Richmond Ichabod 0 0 2 1 3 2 8
Dean Gaius 0 0 1 2 1 3 7
Holt John 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Terry Paul 0 0 1 2 4 1 8
Blair John 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Honeywell Daniel 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Doolittel Moses 0 0 3 1 2 2 8
Wyatt David H. 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
Irish John 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Kary Arthur 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Betty Nicholas 0 0 3 2 0 5 10
Moore Patrick 0 0 2 1 2 1 6
Gleason Jonathan 0 0 1 1 4 3 9
Keler Joseph 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Phin John 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Day John 0 0 1 1 0 6 8
Losee Joseph I. 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Williams Elias 0 0 1 1 2 1 5
Wait Isaac 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Wait Benjamin 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
Dowling John 0 0 1 1 3 1 6
Wait Jenks 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Williams Samuel 0 0 1 1 1 4 7
Ewing Benjamin 0 0 1 1 2 1 5
Irish Peter 1 0 2 2 0 0 5
Irish Robinson 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Brown John 0 0 1 1 1 4 7
Hull Milles 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Carter John Sr. 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
Tripp Jabes (?) 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Winter Christopher 1 0 1 1 0 0 3
Phillips Joseph 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Spencer John 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Hull Luther 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Kelly John Jr. 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Ferguson David 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Carter William 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Russ Wilson 0 0 1 1 3 2 7
Tripp David 0 0 2 1 3 3 9
Eddy Bayer M. 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Bradlee Nathan 0 0 1 1 4 2 8
Harden Abraham 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Elsworth Caleb 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Bradlee William 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Bradlee Samuel (?) 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Debois James 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Braintnell Asa 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
Hinman Moses 0 0 2 2 3 3 10
Winter Lewis 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Burnham Nathan 0 0 1 1 0 3 5
Kenny Moses 0 0 2 1 2 2 7
Smith Ebenezer 0 0 1 1 4 0 6
Abbee Isaac 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Abbee Nathaniel 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Varian David D. 0 0 1 1 2 4 8
Purdy Daniel 0 0 1 1 2 4 8
Allen Ebenezer 0 0 1 1 0 3 5
Kelley John 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Eastman John 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Hare Richard 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Greeley Aaron 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Cartwright Hezekiah 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Bradlee Oliver 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Pettitt Isaac 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Pering Frederick 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
White Liberty 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Carter John Jr. 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Grover John 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Burr Rufus S. 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Wait George 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Hurley Joseph 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Hinman Theron 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Winter James 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Spalding Thomas M. 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Spalding David 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Waite Cecil 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Total Inhabitants: 5 2 90 76 82 101 356
 
"A true return by David Ferguson, Town Clerk, for Haldimand 9 April 1804."  
Disclaimer:    
These records are compiled as a courtesy for researchers.  However, errors or omissions are not the fault of the author.  

 

1805 Haldimand Twp Census         Created: October 27, 2002
Newcastle District  
(became Northumberland Cty)  
Ontario  
 
Transcribed from Ont. Archives Film: M 7740  
Records are entered as they appeared in the original census.   
(?) Denotes difficult to decipher entries.  
   
Use your "Find" feature to search by last name  
 
Heads of Household: Males Females Males Females Males Females Total Family
Last Name First Name(s) > 60 yrs > 60 yrs 16 - 60 yrs 16 - 60 yrs < 16 yrs < 16 yrs Members
   
Winter Christopher 1 0 1 1 0 0 3
Carter John Sr. 1 1 1 1 0 0 4
Hare Stephen 0 0 1 2 2 0 5
Hare Richard 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Spalding Thomas M. 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Vaughan Richard 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Spencer Abner 0 0 1 1 2 3 7
Grover John   0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Norris James 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
McDonnell Levi P. 0 0 1 1 3 2 7
Terry Paul 0 0 1 1 4 2 8
Holt John 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Richmond Ichabod 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Carter William 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Hull Milles 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Russ Wilson 0 0 1 1 3 2 7
Kelley John 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Kelley John Sr. 0 1 3 1 0 1 6
Kelley John Jr. 0 0 1 1 2 1 5
Baker (?) Joshua 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Coon (?) John 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Coon William 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Rogers John Sr. 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
Rogers William 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Brown John 0 0 1 1 2 4 8
Varian David D. 0 0 1 1 2 5 9
Tripp David   0 0 4 1 3 3 11
Tripp Daniel 0 1 1 1 1 0 4
Kary Arthur 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Losee Joseph J. 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Odle Jacob 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Allen Ebenezer 0 0 1 1 1 3 6
Abbee Nathaniel 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Abbee Isaac 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Debois James 0 0 1 1 1 3 6
Burnham Nathan 0 0 1 1 0 3 5
Winter Lewis 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Winter James 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Bradlee Nathan 0 0 1 2 4 1 8
Bradlee William 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Hinman Moses 0 0 2 1 2 3 8
Braintnell Asa 0 0 1 1 3 0 5
Harden Abraham 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Dowling John 0 0 1 1 3 1 6
Ewing Benjamin 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Eddy Bayes (?) M. 0 1 1 1 1 0 4
Reynolds John 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Phillips Joseph  0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Irish Robinson 0 0 1 1 0 3 5
Irish John 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Irish Peter 1 1 1 1 0 0 4
Irish Daniel 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Wait Benjamin 1 0 0 2 2 0 5
Wait Isaac 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Wait Jenks 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Wait Cecil 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Smith Ebenezer 0 0 1 1 3 0 5
Williams Samuel 0 0 1 1 1 4 7
Williams Elias 0 0 1 1 2 1 5
Pettitt Isaac 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Phin John 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Delong William 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Cartwright Hezekiah 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Greeley Aaron 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
White Liberty 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Greeley Jonathan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Moore Patrick 0 0 2 1 2 1 6
Glason (?) Jonathan 0 0 1 1 4 3 9
Bettee (?) Nicholas 0 0 2 1 2 1 6
Lothrop Phebe 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Burr Rufus S. 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Wyatt David H. 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
Honeywell Daniel 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Spencer John 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Doolittel Moses 0 0 3 1 2 2 8
Eastman John 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Purdy Daniel 0 0 1 1 2 3 7
Bradlee Lemuel (?) 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Burnham Francis 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Ferguson David 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Hurley Joseph 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Burtch Mark 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Morris Matthias 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Hinman Rhoda (?) 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
 
Total Inhabitants: 6 5 91 76 92 91 361
 
"A true list by David Ferguson, Clerk for the Township of Haldimand 9th April 1805."  
Disclaimer:    
These records are compiled as a courtesy for researchers.  However, errors or omissions are not the fault of the author.  

 

 

Leslie Wilson of Canada has provided the following information:

The 1851 Charles and Oliver were sons of Isaac Abbey & Lucinda Bradley, and grandsons of Nathaniel Abbey  b 1773/74 NY d 1825/26 Hope & Mary____ b Apr 11 1777 d Mar 29 1869.  If you recall, Lucinda Bradley was the daughter of Dorcas Abbey (believed to be a sister of Nathaniel #1 and his brother Isaac) and Oliver Bradley. Isaac Abbey, brother of the 1773/74 - 1825/26 Nathaniel Abbey, had no surviving issue. Lucinda & her husband Isaac did not help matters because they named the boys, Charles Oliver Abbey and Oliver Nathaniel Abbey!!!

It has been argued that Isaac Abbey, husband of Anne, was the father of Dorcas Abbey-Bradley and Nathaniel Abbey #1. This is possible, but there are many circumstantial factors that argue equally that he was their brother.

1) The Abbey men were not long lived - average age of death (and yes, I removed the ones who were killed in the Civil War to come up with this) - about 50.

2) In the 1790s, very few men over the age of 50, without a housefull of strong sons and daughters between the ages of 14 and 21, took up homesteading in Upper Canada.

3) When Isaac died sometime between March of 1813 and March of 1814, it seems he died intestate - and the property did not pass to Nathaniel Abbey Sr. but rather to David King Bradley and Nathaniel Abbey Jr.  If Nathaniel #1 had been Isaac's son, by British law it would have passed to the son.  But Isaac died - without heirs it seems - so it passed to the two eldest male heirs of Dorcas (Abbey) Bradley and Nathaniel Abbey, they being David King Bradley and Nathaniel Abbey Jr.

4) I suspect Isaac died of a disease that entered local lore as the Spotted Plague. It seems to have affected only those in the prime of life - two teenage boys died, everybody else was in their forties and fifties. Most were male.

This was not small pox - that had swept through the area in 1811, the people were familiar with it and of those who remained, most had acquired an immunity to it. This disease was especially virulent - death occurred within 7 days of contact, the victim remained lucid until the end - the body swelled and large purple spots, like bruises, appeared all over the body within 24 hrs of death.   Believe it or not, I was able to find a specialist in weird epidemic diseases (he once worked for the Atlanta Centre for Disease Control) who agreed to take on the project of finding out what this plague was.  It only affected those living in Hope Twp, the only exception was a man from Hamilton Twp who had been called to the death bed of one of the victims to notarize the will.  I expected Mr. Lamb would take at least a month or two to work out a possible cause - he came back in less than 48 hours with the answer - a disease endemic to flying squirrels, carried from them to humans by lice.  The first case appeared in early February - by the end of April, it had petered out.  When I asked him how certain he was about this being the cause, his reply was: "99 percent, and you can quote me".

The scenario is that the men were out cutting down trees (this still is winter time work in southern Ontario), the boys found a downed tree with a litter of young flying squirrels, took them home and divided them up amongst their friends.  The lice on the squirrels spread from person to person.

The disease cannot be passed by sputum or touching feces or urine of an infected person or squirrel - it must be introduced into the blood stream by an infected louse, and only a louse, not a flea or mosquito.

Anyway - I digress, although that is the sort of stuff my book is about, not the genealogy.  The genealogies are needed to discover the whys and wherefores of the movements and interactions of this 1793-1813 group of people.  

Leslie

It is surmised that brothers Isaac Abbey (age 27) and Nathaniel (age 28), along with their sister Dorcas Abbey (age 26) and their nephew Clement Neff (age 1 or 10) came to Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada West from New York about 1798. They were some of the pioneering settlers of Durham Co., Ontario, Canada. If this connection is accurate, the Abbey ancestry can be connected through their father Isaac Abbe all the way back to John Abbe, born about 1587 in West Halton, Lincolnshire, England. His son, John Abbe, Jr. of Norwich, Norfolk Co., England emigrated to the United States about 1635 and married Mary Loring in 1635 at Wenham, Essex Co., MA.

 

 

Name: David K. Bradley
Event: Living
Year: 1846
Province: Ontario
County: Ontario
Place: Whitby Township
Source: Brown's Toronto City and Home District Directory 1846-7, George Brown, Toronto, 1846.
Volume_Page: 105
Note: The province and county are associated with the location of the record source and in some cases may not be the same as the place where the event occured.

 

 

 

Elgin County, Ontario, Canada Estates:

Last Name: Bradley
First Name: David King
Residence: South Dorchester
Date: November 21, 1859
File: 40
M F No.: 1375
Notes: Formerly of the Township of Whitby, Home District
Executor was Lovicia Bradley, widow
Mention of brothers Levi Bradley,
Nathaniel Bradley, Isaac Bradley,
Nathan Bradley, Hiram Bradley