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According to the 1880 census John Bradley was born in Ireland.  His birthdate was June 25, 1783.

On May 25, 1804 he married Joanna, daughter of the late Henry Fitzgerald and Julia nee Galbraith in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio.

He served in the War of 1812 as private in the company of Captain Jesse D. Courtright, Third Ohio Militia, from August 26, 1812 to February 26, 1813.

John and Joanna had at least eight children: Julia; James; Joanna; Harriet “Sarah” Bowman and her husband Reuben Bowman of Ohio; Henry and his wife Hannah (Schleich) of Pickaway County, Ohio; Michael and his wife Leah (Glick) of Butler, Miami, Indiana; Margaret and John.

He died at the age of 77 on September 15, 1860 in Miami County, Indiana. He is buried in the Clayton Cemetery in Miami County, Indiana.

John Bradley was my biological 4th great grandfather on my father’s side.

  1. Compiled by Rebecca C. Huddle for the Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, “WAR OF 1812-Ohio Soldiers from Fairfield & Pickaway Counties,” http://www.fairfieldgenealogy.org/research/warof1812bycompany.htm, November 3, 2013.
  2. “Find a Grave,” http://www.findagrave.com http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16140203

No Story Too Small offered a challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. 
Each of my posts for this challenge will include in the title “52 Ancestors Challenge” and will have the tag of 52Ancestors.