William Bradley (1764-1845)

Member of Tennessee House, 7th and 9th General Assemblies, 1807-09, 1811-13; representing Hawkins County; Democrat in later life. Born in Culpepper County, Virginia, on April 20, 1764; names of parents not given. Early settler of Hawkins County; owner of considerable property, including the plantations, “Oak Well” and “Solitude.” Married in Hawkins County on April 17, 1793, to Nancy Caldwell, daughter of Thomas and Delphia (Ballard) Caldwell. Two children– Orville Thomas Caldwell and Louisa Bradley (Mrs. Joshua Phipps). In War of 1812; 1st major, 2nd Regiment, East Tennessee Volunteers under General John Cocke, 1813-14. Member Presbyterian Church; Overton Lodge #5, F.&.A.M., Rogersville. Died in Hawkins County on April 14, 1845; buried in New Providence Presbyterian Churchyard, Stony Point. Father of Orville Thomas Caldwell Bradley, sometime member Tennessee General Assembly.

Sources: Hawkins County Miscellaneous Records, p. 42; Hawkins County Will Book I, Pt. 1, 1797-1866, p. 57; information supplied by Prentiss Price, Rogersville.

From Biographical Directory: Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1967, Issue 3

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