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Ann BRADSHAW - VAUGHN (my maternal GG-grandmother
Daughter of John & Rebecca (STEPHENSON) BRADSHAW of Cabell county, Virginia.



I have been researching my Family genealogy since 1976, but had not put a great deal of time and money into my searching as I had four children to raise and not much of either resource in those early years. Research was sporadically done over the next  seventeen years with limited time and money for obtaining records.

In 1993 I lived near an LDS Family History Library and was able to go there once a week to search through the records, but family matters requiring my full attention took precedence and the searching ceased.

In the Fall of 1997, I began my search with the information contained in Ann Bradshaw-Vaughn's Bible where she kept her birth records and family notes. Searches through Virginia and West Virginia were unrewarded. I couldn't find the places GG-Gramma had written about in her Bible.  I could not positively link our family with any of the other Bradshaws in Virginia.

I really didn't even know where to start.
According to Ann's husband's pension records, she stated that she was born in Wheeling, Cabble county, West Virginia on August 12th, 1822.  I searched through the Bradshaw family stories, and began to loosely gather data from genealogical books and resource materials at a local Library Genealogical Reading Room about the "Bradshaws of Virginia" . There were quite literally dozens of John Bradshaws in the Tax books and Land records of Virginia.  I could find no direct link to my ancestor John BRADSHAW or conclusive links to any of the names I discovered in Tax records and Census data with my family in Iowa. I did discover, however, that 'Cabble county' was actually Cabell county, and that Wheeling West Virginia was in Ohio county, far north of there. 
My Aunt Margaret sent me scans of the family records kept in notes by my G-Grand Aunt Dode (Hindorff) Stubblefield, which included notations of births, deaths, marriages, and etc, for several generations down to and including my Grampa Eric C. Hindorff and his sisters, Dode Stubblefield and Leora Pittman. There were also Xerox copies of pages from the family Bible that had once belonged to Ann Bradshaw-Vaughn, where in the oldest information was recorded by Ann in brief notes. Ann VAUGHN mentioned an Uncle Jerry and Aunt Zoobie (Doolittle) Bradshaw and some of their children and grandchildren, and a few little anecdotes. There was also the story written by Aunt Amanda (Vaughn) SHINLEY, called,  Life on a MISSOURI FARM, a wonderful biography of her life filled with a good deal of information.  There was also the Black Hawk War Pension papers of Ann Bradshaw, for her husband, Amos F. Vaughn, assorted snippets of stories, as told by her granddaughters, my Aunt Dode Stubblefield and Aunt Leora Pittman.

No one seemed to know who this Uncle Jerry was, nor who the others were that Ann had written about in her Bible. So, my search began. I found some Bradshaws in divers places in Iowa, but had no way of knowing whether these were relatives or not. So, I started looking for Uncle Jerry Bradshaw, Ann's paternal "Uncle Jeremiah BRADSHAW. From that point on, much information became revealed about my Bradshaw family.

The First information I found came from the information posted at the Nauvoo site. Then I happened onto the wonderful Cass county  web site and did a Look-Up request of the Webmaster there, a Mr. Tom Petznick. He was so helpful, and indeed, seemed to enjoy finding out more and more about Old Jeremiah. Biographies about Jeremiah BRADSHAW, written by the Iowa Historical Society, came from personal interviews with Uncle Jerry in his old age. After receiving the bios from Tom Petznick about Jeremiah Bradshaw, I was able to track the family lines back to Virginia, and to CABELL County. From there I found others who were researching the family as well. One is particular, was a very helpful lady, Ann W. Bradshaw Musser.  She suggested I contact a guy named Mark Arslan, and also that I might want to join the BRADSHAW Mailing List, so I did. Many people on the List contributed much to my records, including photos and other items, namely, Ann Wickliffe Bradshaw Musser, Mark Arslan, Michael LaForest, John Bradshaw & Lillie Rackley of Texas, both who descend from Charles Bradshaw, and others, whom I discovered to be closer "Cousins". Their records & family stories contributed much to my information, having devoted countless hours and at great personal expense to trace and document our BRADSHAW family. To them and others I have met the past few years, I THANK YOU most sincerely. I was glad to add my family records and stories to their files as well, and shared some family photos with those interested. In the fall of 2003, I was contacted by Capi Morrison, who is a GG-Granddaughter of Skelton Bradshaw, my Ann's brother. She has become a treasured friend and an invaluable resource to finding more information. She has contributed dozens of Census Records to the BRADSHAW Family History crusade since then. She has also, out of the kindness of her heart, recovered census records for many other families in my Ancestral tree, not even directly related to her! She is such a peach. I cannot thank her enough. Thanks So much Capi!


My family stories came from the writings of Amanda Vaughn-KEELER in her short stories about her childhood growing up in Missouri & eventual move to Cass county, Iowa, and from the NOTES of Leora HINDORFF-PITTMAN, daughter of Nancy Leanore VAUGHN-HINDORFF and a granddaughter of Ann Bradshaw - Vaughn.

The story goes that Ann's mother, Mrs. Rebecca BRADSHAW sent Ann to live with her father's parents after his death when she was but two years old. Ann's granddaughter, Leora Hindorff-Pittman, seemed to think Ann's grandparents were Jacob & Rachel or Ellen Bradshaw.
Recently, I discovered that John's parents were Charles and Hannah (BATES) BRADSHAW, and that Jacob & Rachel BRADSHAW were actually Ann's Uncle Jacob & Aunt Rachel.

In Ann's Bible she made the notation that the First BRADSHAW in America, was said to have come from England with Victor HARVEY's sons. It is recorded in her Bible that "He brought with him at least seven (7) sons and a daughter" and "no wife". I  found an Historical Record of Virginia, showing the ships, captains and passengers who came into Early Virginia when it first became a Colony. Among those listed was a man who last name was HARVEY, who captained a ship from England and brought with him...(Richard) BRADSHAW.

In the memoirs of Amanda Jane (VAUGHN) KEELER, Ann's oldest daughter, she wrote about her mother:

"Ann was sent to live with her father's parents. Her mother later remarried and had three sons: Maxwell, Thomas, and James. Ann never saw her mother again, nor ever saw or knew her half-brothers. When Ann was about 9-10 years old (1832), her grandparents went to live in Ohio. They moved by wagon train, taking all their possessions with them, including the livestock. Ann recalled that she was allowed to ride her own horse all the way to their new home in Ohio. - She was a skilled rider and loved horses. Throughout her life she always kept them. Along the way to Ohio, they stopped off at the home of some family friends, the Clevelands. Ann often spoke fondly of memories she had of those summer days when she swung on a wild grapevine swing out over the muddy banks of the Ohio River with her childhood friend, Grover Cleveland."
She recalled that in Virginia, her family had slaves. Her playmates were the slave children, and she spoke with a southern accent with phrases like, "Reckon as how...".



From the Family records of Margaret Ellen (VAUGHN) SHINLEY, Dora Alice (VAUGHN) MACHADO, and Dora Alma (HINDORFF) STUBBLEFIELD, Aunt Dode, we have it that Rebecca was a first cousin of Alexander H. STEPHENS, Governor of Georgia and Vise-President of the Confederate States during the Civil War.
In the the 1782-1787 Tax Records of Virginia is listed more than 32 "STEPHENS" and as many "STEVENS". Many of these are slave owners, as was our BRADSHAW family, and would have probably sided with the South. Hopefully, I will be able to substantiate this claim through these records and census files. [t.a.d. 1997]

In Aunt Dode's notes she writes:
Gramma's Mother's Father & Mother
Benjamin STEVENS - Ruth DAVIS

(Children:) Virginia - Jerry - Rebecca - Ann

The original family name was actually STEPHENSON, confirmed by marriage records , tax records, property sales & Census records. Through Census records, it becomes evident that the "Son" is sometimes dropped and becomes STEPHENS and possibly even STEVENS.

 "It is further speculated that Rebecca Stephenson-Bradshaw remarried after John Bradshaw died. She appears to be living with or married to a man named Hiram ADKINS."- [Capi Morrison 2004]

(** see below in JACOB ADKINS FAMILY).
Also found a Rebecca HANDLEY in 1850 Census married to a man named C. T. HANDLEY (age 61), in Lawrence County, Ohio, which is just across the river from Cabell County, (W) Virginia. She is age 50 (the right age then) and has one son with her named James BRADSHAW (age 14). There are other children in the household, perhaps from a previous marriage of MR. Handley, i.e., Joseph Handley, age 21; C__?__ Handley, age 19 yrs & Laura Handley age 12 yrs.

Jacob ADKINS was born in 1761 in Halifax County, Virginia. He died on 20 Sep 1857 in Wayne County, West Virginia.

He was married to Phoebe BRADSHAW (daughter of Susanna BRADSHAW) on 28 Mar 1791 in Franklin County, Virginia. Phoebe BRADSHAW was born in 1771. She died in 1862. Jacob ADKINS and Phoebe BRADSHAW had the following children:

+142 i. Elizabeth "Betsy" ADKINS was born in 1792 in Montgomery County (Giles), Virginia.
+143 ii. Nancy ADKINS was born in 1797 in Montgomery County (Giles), Virginia. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Wayne County, West Virginia. (138) Nancy is listed in 1880 Census of Wayne County, West Virginia as living with her son Leander.
+144 iii. Charles "Blind Charley" ADKINS was born in Jul 1800 in Cabell County, Virginia. He died on 10 Feb 1897 in Lincoln County, West Virginia.
+145 iv. Jacob ADKINS Jr. was born in 1802 in Montgomery County (Giles), Virginia. He died in 1857.
+146 v. Hiram ADKINS was born in 1804 in Cabell County, Virginia. ( ** see above for Rebecca Stephenson-Bradshaw)
+147 vi. Mary E. ADKINS was born on 21 Dec 1806 in Giles County, Virginia.
+148 vii. Lydia Eveline ADKINS was born on 15 Mar 1810 in Cabell County, Virginia. She appeared on the census in 1860 in Crawford County, Arkansas. She died on 20 Feb 1895 in Crawford County, Arkansas. She was buried on 23 Feb 1895 in Kimes Cemetery located West of Chester, Arkansas. Sometime after 1850 (on Wayne County census in 1850) Darby and Lydia left VA (WV) and with their family moved on to Vernon County, Missouri. Very little is known of their Missouri stay as just six years later Darby died (9 Sept. 1856). Sometime after this and prior to 1860 Lydia moved her family to Crawford County, Arkansas.
+149 viii. Lewis ADKINS was born on 21 Dec 1814 in Cabell County, Virginia.


Around 1855-6, Ann received word that her mother had died. Aunt Dode wrote in her notes that she died when Ann's daughter, Margaret Vaughn was a baby, and that would have been between 1855 & 1856.

Aunt Dode's Notes [transcribed by t.a.d.(2000) from scans made of the originals]:

From Aunt Dode's NOTES:
Page 2:
Ann lived with Charles Bradshaw in Illinois until she was nearly 26 years old.
Ann road her horse from Illinois to Iowa. She met Amos Vaughn there and they married 3 months later.
Moses Bradshaw & Sallie Bates, brother and sister to Charles & Hannah
Page 3:
Grandma's father's father & mother
Chas Bradshaw & Hannah Bates
Skelton; Jacob; John; Lewis; William; Jerry; Lias (sic); Nancy (writ. below: William McCoy); Susan (writ. below: Thomas Canfield)
Grandma's father: John Bradshaw - Rebecca Stevens
Children: Nancy, Skelton & Ann
Ann born Guyandot (sic), Cabble (sic) County, West Virginia on Ohio River, Aug 12th, 1822
Grandma's mother's father & mother: Benjamin Stevens & Ruth Davis - Virginia
children: Jerry, Rebecca, Ann, & George
Ann (Bradshaw) Vaughn's father died when she was 1 years old and he was buried in the Mts in Cabble County, West Virginia.
Ann lived with grandfather, Chas Bradshaw from age 1-18 years. Left West Virginia at age of nine and never saw mother after. Mother lived til Margaret was a baby.
Nancy Stevens (sic) - married Fielden Breeden. (she meant to write "Bradshaw")
(Jane Breeden Hazen [daughter - Annie Hazen]
(Louisa Breeden Hazen)

FOUND 22 Oct., 1999:

John BRADSHAW, [father of Ann (Bradshaw) VAUGHN],
Guyandotte, Cabell County, VA.
Cabell Co., VA., 1820 CENSUS:
Bradshaw, John
1 male child age under 10
1 male age 16-26
1 female age 16-26

This seems to indicate that Skelton BRADSHAW was the first-born child in this BRADSHAW family, as he is the only child listed as the "1 male child  age under 10". No mention is made of the older daughter, Nancy Bradshaw, born in 1818, who should have been in this Household at the time of the Census in 1820. Skelton would have been a newborn baby then, but Nancy would have been age 2 years at that time. Ann was not born until 1822, but why little Nancy is not shown is very curious to me. Perhaps she was sent to her grandparents when baby Skelton was first born and Rebecca was recuperating from the birthing.

"Skelton" is an Irish name. This name is used in our lineage for several generations . This may prove to establish that we are from Richard BRADSHAW who came from Ireland and is among the candidates named as the probable first Bradshaw in Virginia, although two others are also in the current argument of probability. He came from the English family of some nobility, which also agrees with our Family legends that somewhere in our ancestry there were Bradshaws of English Nobility.

Aunt Amanda continues the story about her mother, from that point in time to their arrival in Jackson County, Iowa in the spring of 1846. Ann married Amos Fuller VAUGHN in the summer of 1846. Amos, a veteran of the Black Hawk War in 1832, had first married Susan BREEDEN in 1839, had two sons, but lost his wife when she gave birth to twins in January, 1846. The twins died within a month of their birth. Susan Breeden's brother, Fielden BREEDEN, had married Nancy BRADSHAW, Ann's older sister. I believe Skelton married and went south to Texas where he was a minister. Still researching to find him.
(And so the story continued)

In Ann Bradshaw's old Bible (which may have been her father's Bible), is found the following entry regarding her sister:

Nancy Bradshaw
was Born in the year
of our lord 1818
June 2

 Ann's Bible has written entries about various family members.  Among them I found a Jeremiah Bradshaw, "Uncle Jerry". He married a woman whom she referred to as "Aunt Zoobie". They had a son named "Harve" (Harvey). She also mentioned a Hannah who married J.T. CHISHOLM and her dau. Jenny Chisholm. Lucy ALBAUGH was also mentioned as the "Half-sister" of Hannah & "Harve". A name that looks like " Clara JEETS or JEETERS" was written in this entry as well, but very difficult to read. Hannah, Lucy and Harvey were children of Jeremiah & Zoobie Bradshaw. No one living in my family knew who these people were.

From notations penciled into Ann's old Bible, and from the Family records of Margaret Ellen (VAUGHN) SHINLEY and Dora Alice (VAUGHN) MACHADO we have it that Rebecca was a first cousin of Alexander H. STEPHENS, Governor of Georgia and Vise-President of the Confederate States during the Civil War. Another family record, made by Ann's granddaughter, Leora Hindorff-Pittman, gives us that Rebecca Bradshaw's maiden name was STEVENS and her mother's maiden name was DAVIS. We have the following information:

My searching revealed that Jeremiah BRADSHAW was Ann's paternal uncle, the younger brother of her father, John BRADSHAW.
I also discovered that "Aunt Zoobie" was Azuba DOOLITTLE. She was from Ohio and that is where she and Jeremiah met and married.  Her mother's name may have been Eliza DOOLITTLE, who purportedly was from New York. I am still researching these lines.



For the rest of the story, see "Our Iowa BRADSHAWS"

Indiantown was mentioned in Aunt Amanda's memoirs, stating that they pronounced it "Indin" town in those days. Her parents (Amos VAUGHN & Ann BRADSHAW) had lived on a farm just outside of Iranistan & Indiantown, then the main road heading West, and near where Lewis, Iowa was later to become the " new town ".  It at that time was part of Pottawattamie county.

About three years ago, I found an Iowa Web Site which boasted of having Historical Biographies of old Iowa. Listed was an E-Mail contact for doing "LOOK-UPS", so I enquired of them to the man listed and gave him some particulars about family and names to look-up, wondering if he might have anything about the my HINDORFF & VAUGHN families and the BRADSHAW families as well.  To my delight, I received a warm reply from a Mr. Thomas P. Petznick, [Cass County, Iowa - Historian & Webpage Master, Oct., 25, 1999], who had only just taken over the site. He said I was the first to make any enquires. He seemed very anxious to assist me in my "quest", and so it began. I would e-mail him more information for pinning down the facts and he looked them up.

He wrote in one message:

" The History of Cass County" book is 909 pages long. There are historical biographies of many individuals in there as well as the history of the state, Civil War information, geographical, data on the climate, etc. There are sections for each of the existing townships containing data on some of the existing businesses, social organizations, churches, etc. There is 'so' much information, that if an individual biography does not exist, chances are something can be found if the township is known and the individual was 'active' in the community, such as P. G. Hindorff.  " - [Tom Petznick 1999]

The "Cass County Historical Biographies", written in 1884 contained much about my families, including much of the information used by Floyd E. Pearce in his treatise. 


 From  'History of Cass County" [published 1894, Des Moines, Iowa], on pages 350 - 351, the following excerpt of information was found:

"Jeremiah Bradshaw, the pioneer, was born December 17, 1807, in Madison county, Kentucky, and is a son of Charles and Hannah (Bates) Bradshaw. He lived in his native state until eighteen years of age. The family then removed to Guyandotte, Cabell county, West Virginia, where they remained until 1840. In that year they moved to Illinois, and located near Paris, in Edgar county. The family consisted at that time of the parents, three brothers and a sister. They left West Virginia in a small boat, which contained also their household goods and previsions for the journey. The father, (Charles BRADSHAW) one brother, Elias (BRADSHAW), and a cousin made the trip overland, taking with them cattle, horses and other stock. They passed on their route Terre Haute, which was then a small village. On arriving at their destination in Illinois, they began farming. Jeremiah lived in Illinois till 1847. In the spring of that year he removed to Wapello county, Iowa, and, the following September, went to Mahaska county, where he remained till early in May, 1851. About the middle of the same month he arrived in Cass county. Mr. Bradshaw was married in Ohio, January 15, 1828, to Miss Eliza (Azuba) Doolittle, a native of New York. By this union nine children were born, one of whom died in infancy. Those who attained maturity (according to the historian) were:

 Victor M. BRADSHAW, who was a member of the Fourth Iowa Infantry;

Harvey BRADSHAW, served in Civil War in same regiment with his brother, Henry Lewis Bradshaw.

Henry L. BRADSHAW - Henry & Harvey were in the same regiment; the former was killed at Mission Ridge;

Calvin BRADSHAW, who was in the Twenty-third Iowa Infantry, and very severely wounded at Black River Bridge;

Hannah BRADSHAW, wife of F. I. (Garrison I.) Chizum;

Lucy Ann BRADSHAW, wife of (Morris ALBAUGH)----living in Pottawattamie county.

Sarah BRADSHAW, was the one who died in "infancy" at the age of three years;  

[not listed in this record was the youngest son, Joel BRADSHAW, b. 1849]

In August, 1861, Jeremiah Bradshaw enlisted in company B, of the Fourth Iowa Infantry. He served fourteen months and was then honorably discharged at Memphis, Tennessee, where he had lain three months in the hospital, in consequence of a broken knee, which he received while on duty. He took part in the battle of Pea Ridge, Cotton Plantation, and a great number of skirmishes. On being discharged, he returned to Cass county, and was appointed recruiting agent, and in that capacity rendered valuable aid to his country, by enlisting many in the service...[to the end of the Civil War]. He still (1894) has in his possession some of his army accoutrements, which he brought back with him. For one year after closing his connection with the army, Mr. Bradshaw rented his farm, then resumed that occupation and continued it until the death of his wife (1863), after which he moved into the village of Lewis. Mrs. (Azuba) Bradshaw died in this county, December 1, 1863. Previous to coming to the county he had been justice of the peace in Mahaska county. Soon after coming here, he was made Postmaster at Cold Springs, succeeding John Pettingill, a Mormon, who was the first Postmaster in Cass county.  The second election held in this county took place at his house, which was the largest building in this vicinity. He was then elected county judge, the first one of the county. In those days he kept hotel and stage station. In 1880, he visited California. Mr. Bradshaw is a member of the G.A.R." (1894)

This record states that the family left Virginia in 1840, whereas Ann said they left when she was age nine, 1831-32. From Census records and land purchases made by her grandfather, Charles BRADSHAW in Edgar county, Illinois, and from accounts made by Elias BRADSHAW, the younger brother of John & Jeremiah BRADSHAW, we can determine that his accounting of when the family left Virginia for Illinois was inaccurate. Also you will note the date of his birth in Kentucky is 1807. This differs with other records and accounts of when the Bradshaws removed to Kentucky. The family name recorded in Ann's Bible as 'Chisholm' is actually spelled  as "CHIZUM".  Aunt Zoobie's name, (which I discovered was "Azuba DOOLITTLE"), is given in the Biography of Jeremiah Bradshaw as 'Eliza Doolittle'.  In another account of "The History of Cass County",  - pages 364 and 367, is given the following:

" ... V. M. Bradshaw, son of Jeremiah and Azuba
(Doolittle) Bradshaw, was born in Lawrence county, Ohio, November 2, 1829.
Victor Bradshaw was one year old when his parents removed to Edgar county, Illinois. He resided with them, removing with them to Wapello county, Iowa, in 1847,
and one year later, to Mahaska county, where they remained till the date of
their removal to this county (Cass County, IA.) in the spring of 1851.

Research has also proven this to be the more accurate account and further provided that Eliza DOOLITTLE was Aunt Zoobie's mother. Lucy is shown as Lucy Ann, but her married name of ALBAUGH is not shown. I have found many entries about the ALBAUGH (or ALBEE) families, but cannot determine which one Lucy had married (t.a.d. -1998).

This account was made in 1894 by the Des Moines Historical Society. I have several other historical biographies about Jeremiah Bradshaw of various sources.

Ann (Bradshaw) & Amos Vaughn first lived in Jackson County, Iowa. By 1850, they removed to Putnam County, Missouri. With the coming of the Civil War in 1861 (Amos was a Yankee from New York and did not believe in slavery), they removed to Cass County, where they owned and operated a Cross Roads store and freighting Company and stage-stop boarding house in Lewis. Cass had been a township of Pottawattamie County until it was made a county in 1851. The county was not organized until 1853, the same year Indiantown was platted. Previous to organization, any plats in the county had to be registered at Council Bluffs.
Amos trucked flour by wagon from the nearby flour mill to parts all over Iowa, as far north as Storm Lake, 100 miles of rough travel in those days. He often took one or more of his daughters along with him on those long trips. With eight girls and one boy, they often did chores considered to be man's work. However, Amos had hired men to help him run the farm and store in town. They had a "hired girl" named Elsie, to help Ann with the household. She was loved by the whole family. There are many humorous stories told about adventures with Elsie in their household.
Two of their daughters, Nancy Leanore VAUGHN* and Lucy Ann VAUGHN, married the HINDORFF brothers, who were Swedish immigrants, naturalized American citizens by virtue of their father having obtained American Citizenship in 1875. The older of the two brothers, P. G. Hindorff *, had a thriving Saddle and Harness Manufacturing Company in Lewis.

Most of the HINDORFF-VAUGHN family, including Ann BRADSHAW-VAUGHN went west to California after Amos died in 1880. Ann lived with her daughter, Alice (VAUGHN) MACHADO in Temecula, northern San Diego County. This is also where Leanore and P. G. HINDORFF settled, Ann's daughter & son-in-law, and my maternal Great-Grandparents. Ann later "moved into town" (Fall Brook), where her daughters had purchased a home for her on the hill overlooking town. She died there in 1913, Fall Brook, San Diego Co., California. She was the second to the last Widows of the Surviving Pensioners of the 1832 Black Hawk War.

And that is where I was born and raised...on land still owned by my family.

 Although Family records state that Ann's mother was Rebecca Stephens or Stevens, the records bear out that her maiden name was STEPHENSON, to wit:

John BRADSHAW (male)
Born: ca. 1794,  (Franklin Co., Virginia)?
Died: ca. 1823,  (Cabell Co. [West] Virginia)
Married:  /1/ 14 Aug 1817, Cabell Co., [West] Virginia

Nancy Louisa BRADSHAW (female)
Born:  02 June, 1818,  Cabell Co., [West] Virginia
Fielden BREEDEN (10 children)
(Aunt Nancy was a Mid-wife)

2. Ann BRADSHAW (female)
Born: 12 Aug., 1822, Cabell county, [West] Virginia
Amos Fuller VAUGHN (9 children, plus two step-sons.)
(Ann was a school teacher in Jackson Co., Iowa)

3. Skelton BRADSHAW (male)
Born: 25 Jul., 1820, Cabell co., [West] Virginia
Never Married
(Uncle Skelton was a minister)


VAUGHN Family Bible - includes entries on births, marriages, deaths, stories & photos

Cabell County, Virginia  Marriage Records (1817)

US Federal Census: 1820 VA, Cabell Co., p. 81

Vital Records: WV, Cabell Co., Marriages

Court Records: WV, Cabell Co., Will Book 1, p. 30, John Bradshaw

 Vital Records: WV, Cabell Co., Marriage Book B1

Lafayette Young; History of Cass county, Iowa, [pub. in 1884, Springfield, Illinois]

Hist. of Cass county, by Des Moines, Iowa Historical Society, 1894 (900 pages): pages 364 and 367

[Virginia Marriage Index, 1740-1850] (partial list)

Groom Given Name   /   Groom Surname  /  Bride Given name / Bride Surname / Marriage Date / County

JOHN / BRADSHAW / married   ANN /  HENDRICK  / 27 December 1825 /  Amelia county

JOHN / BRADSHAW / married / FRANCES / BRIT / 28 February 1839 / Botetourt county

JOHN / BRADSHAW / married M. H. / CAMP / 11 August 1819 /  Nelson county

JOHN / BRADSHAW / married MARY ANN E. / BARTON /  11 July 1811 / Lunenberg county

JOHN / BRADSHAW / married POLLY / JOYNER / 19 October 1835 / Southampton county

JOHN / BRADSHAW / married REBECCA  / STEPHENSON / 14 August 1817 / Cabell county

JOHN / BRADSHAW / married SUSAN / CLEMENTS / 20 December 1819 / Greenbrier county

WILLIAM / BRADSHAW / married ANN / MILLS / 21 August 1826 / Mecklenburg county

WILLIAM / BRADSHAW / married EDIE / HONAKER / 06 January 1844 / Pulaski county

WILLIAM / BRADSHAW / married JANE / HICKMAN / 02 July 1818 / Bath county

WILLIAM / BRADSHAW / married LUCY ANN / MARSHALL / 16 June 1834 / Prince Edward county

WILLIAM / BRADSHAW / married MARGARET / COINER / 15 October 1820 / Augusta county

WILLIAM / BRADSHAW / married MARY P. / WANLESS / 09 November 1843 / Pocahontas county

WILLIAM / BRADSHAW / married MARY / FIELDER / 08 February 1841 / Prince Edward county

WILLIAM / BRADSHAW / married TEMPEY / FOSTER / 23 June 1801 / Amelia county

EDWARD / BRADSHAW / married SARAH E. / WILKINSON / 04 October 1850 / Halifax county

ASA / EDSON / married MARGARET / BRADSHAW / 13 January 1817 / Chesterfield county

JAMES HENRY Jr. / LOVE / married MARGARET / BRADSHAW / 27 December 1827 / Southampton co.

JOHN W. / REDMOND / married MARGARET / BRADSHAW / 10 February 1821 / Prince Edward co.

WILLIAM W. / BYRD / married MARGARET / BRADSHAW / 14 May 1850 / Highland county

BENJAMIN / BRADSHAW / married ELIZABETH / CARTER / 27 September 1796 / Goochland co.

BENJAMIN JENKINS / BRADSHAW / marr. ELIZABETH / BRADSHAW / 04 February 1832 / Southampton co

ELISHA NORTHUP / BRADSHAW / marr. ELIZABETH / BRADSHAW / 23 February 1824 / Prince Edward co

ETHELBERT / BRADSHAW / married ELIZABETH / SHIVERS / 17 February 1823 / Southampton co.

JORDAN / BRADSHAW / married ELIZABETH / JOHNSON / 07 February 1828 / Isle of Wight co.

NATHAN MARTIN / BRADSHAW / married ELIZABETH / BRADSHAW / 05 May 1804 / Greenbrier co.

SAMUEL HOGSETT / BRADSHAW / married ELIZABETH / BRADSHAW / 05 April 1816 / Bath co.

RICHARD / BRADSHAW / married BISET / BROWNE / 17 June 1811 / Southampton co.

RICHARD / BRADSHAW / married MARY A. / LENEAVE / 10 September 1849 / Prince Edward co.

RICHARD / BRADSHAW / married MARY W. / PENICK / 04 December 1823 / Prince Edward co.

RICHARD / BRADSHAW / married POLLEY / WILLIAMS / 01 June 1809 / Southampton co

Annie's Webs - my Personal Family Files posted with WORLDCONNECT

Coat of Arms

Origin: Wales>England>Ireland>Virginia

Coat of Arms: A silver shield with two black bendlets between three black Martlets (swallows).

Crest: A stag.

Motto: "Qui vit content tient assez"

ORIGIN of The BRADSHAW Family -First found in Lancashire where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated at the Bradshaw Marple Hall with manor and estates in that shire.
Spelling variations include: BRADSHAW, BRADSHAY, BRADSHAIGH, BRADSHAWE, BRAIDSHAW and many more.

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Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were:

Richard BRADSHAW is said to be the first Bradshaw in America. He came to Virginia from Ireland in 1621. There was also a John Bradshaw, who was recorded in Maryland in 1674, Captain William Bradshaw of Ireland who fled Connecticut in 1728 and settled in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and many of the North American Bradshaws are descended from this stem; Giles Bradshaw who settled in Virginia in 1622 with his wife and child; William Bradshaw settled in the Barbados in 1679 and others. These all appear to be descendants of the Marple Hall BRADSHAWE family of Cheshire, England.

Many Thanks to Anne Wickliffe Bradshaw Musser for sharing her BRADSHAW Family Records, which helped me find the ties between the the many Virginia Bradshaw families and my Iowa branch of the Bradshaw family from Cabell County, WV.


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