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Margaret Weir Bradley

Margaret Weir Bradley was born in 1813 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, the second daughter of James A. Bradley and Elizabeth Houston.  In about 1840 it is believed she traveled with her sister, Abigail and Abigail’s husband, Elam to Gibson County, Tennessee where she met and married Henry James Simons, the son of John Joseph Simons and Mary Lynch Coachman.    Margaret and Henry moved several times through the southern states.  According to their daughter, they left Tennessee when their oldest two children were relatively young and moved to Mobile, Alabama.

Margaret can be found on the 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses.  In 1860, she and the children are found in Chickasaw County, Mississippi where she is listed as a “weaver.”  It is not known whether her husband was still living at that time or not.  One thing is clear, the family moved to Texas sometime between the 1860 and 1870 censuses.  There is some reason to believe that they first settled near Temple, Bell County but, by 1870, Margaret can be found living in Tyler, Smith County, Texas with her surviving children, Mary Lynch, Margaret Hannah, William and Pugh.  It appears that by this time the ravages of the Civil War combined with the death of her husband had left the family in dire straights.  Their two surviving sons, William and Pugh, were working as hired farm laborers in order to support the family.  The final official mention we can find for Margaret is the 1880 census.  By that time she had relocated to Farmer’s Branch, Dallas County, Texas where she was living with her youngest surviving child, Pugh, and his family.  As she was 67 at that time, she probably passed away sometime in the 1880s.

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Peter Beckenbach (1836 - 1878)

Charlie Geiger Beckenbach (1869 - 1932)

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James Elmo Simons (1870 - 1935)

Madelene Shelby Simons (1913 - 1985)

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James Alexander Bradley (1768 - 1839)

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Mary Lynch Coachman (1792 - ca 1857)

 

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