The Bradshaw Family Bible
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When Professor George W. Bradshaw died in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1977, he owned a Bible containing a record of the Bradshaw family. From internal evidence the earliest entries were made by James Bullick Bradshaw. The Bible passed to Marian Shuff and then to me, and I made the transcription below on August 15, 2006. It may be imperfect, and I hope to edit it more carefully soon.
The Bible itself was apparently published in 1846. The front pages are missing, but the introductory page of the New Testament gives that date.
A loose page stored with the Bible contains additional entries, in pencil, beginning with a list of the children of James Bradshaw and Elizabeth Bullick Bradshaw. This is the page that Isabel Hughes copied in 1977. I transcribed her copy onto a web page several years ago, but now I can replace it with my own transcription of the loose page, below.
Notes in square brackets are by me.
--- Walter Stromquist (132 Bodine Road, Berwyn, PA 19312)
FAMILY RECORD MARRIAGES James B Bradshaw & Agnes Turnbull was Maried Jan 1st 1834 by the Rev Tho Frasier [The remaining entries refer to the children of James and Agnes: Robert, George T., Maria, Hannah A., Andrew, and John.] Robert Bradshaw & Almira A Sniffin was Married July 3d, 1856 by the Rev Mr. Backus Solomon Bradshaw and Maria Bradshaw Was Married Oct 7th/57 by the Rev Mr Spaulding George T. Bradshaw and Delia O. Weld was married April [corrected in pencil to March] 15th 1863 by the Rev Mr. Horning. [Other evidence gives March 15 as the correct date.] Walter B. Bradshaw And Hanna A Bradshaw was married Nov 11th 1863, by the Rev. Mr Leyon Andrew J. Bradshaw and Anna Robbins was Married August 28th 1866 by the Rev Mr. Brazee John A. Bradshaw & Jennie F Perkins was Married Oct.5/81 By Rev. R. A. Neill. BIRTHS Robert was Born March 23st 1835 George Turnbull was Born May 12th 1836 Maria was Born Dec 30th 1838 Hannah Ann was Born August 25th 1842 Andrew James was Born May 15th 1845 John Alexander was Born May 22d 1852 James B. Bradshaw was born Oct. 5th 1810 [Other evidence gives Oct. 17, 1810. Oct. 5 is probably correct.] Agnes Turnbull was born Feb. 2nd 1814 BIRTHS Walter Maxwell Son of Robert Bradshaw & Almira his Wife was born March 10th 1857 James was Born August 29th 1858 Anna was Born November 25th 1861 Marion Bradshaw Daughhter of G.T.Bradshaw was born Oct.4th 1868 [Marion Bradshaw married Bert David Savage, and Marian Shuff added a record of their descendants to the Bible. I will copy it to this web page soon.] Charles Weld Bradshaw Son of G.T.Bradshaw was born Aug. 1st 1870 DEATHS Robert Bradshaw Died August 15th 1864 of Chronic Diarrhea while a prisoner of war in the Andersonville prison Georgia. He enlisted in his country's service Sept. 1862 as a private in comaany E. 18th. Regt. U.S.V. was promoted to 1st Sargeant. Aged 29 years 4 months and 24 days. [Robert's widow's pension application says that he was a Corporal in Co E, 121st Regt of NY V commanded by Col. Upton, and was killed at Spotsylvania Court House, VA, May 10, 1864.] Andrew James Bradshaw Died March 15" 1876 aged 30 years & 10 Months. Agnes Bradshaw wife of Jas. B. Bradshaw died Oct. 24" 1881 aged 67 years 8 months & 22 days James B. Bradshaw. Died. June 30" 1883 aged 72 years 8 months. and 25 days. [This is consistent with an October 5, 1810 birthdate.] [Pencil notes on loose page stored with Bible] James Bradshaw born in Derbyshire England 1734-1817 Elizabeth Bullick B. " " " " 1744-1812 children John Bradshaw Derbyshire 1769 Helen " 1771 Elizabeth " 1773 James on ocean 1775 Geo Princeton N.Y. 1776 [The modern spelling is Princetown] Thos. " 1778 Robert " 1780-1867 Benj " 1782 Mary " 1784 Joseph " 1786 Children of Robert Bradshaw James Bullick Bradshaw 1810-1883 Andrew 1812-1844 Elizabeth 1814-1839 William 1816- Barbary Ann 1818 George 1820 Robert 1823-1859 Hannah Ann 1825-1826 Helen 1827-1828 children of James. Robert 1835-1864 George 1836 Maria 1838 Hannah 1842 Andrew 1845-1876 John 1852