Smith County, Texas

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By Gayle Basaldu

Robert L. Bradford, born 1823, South Carolina. He married Mary Ann Melton, 1847, in Texas, born AUG 1828, Newton County, Georgia, (daughter of Denson Crow Melton and Elizabeth "Eliza" Webb) died 28 FEB 1916, Smith County, Texas. Robert died 1866, Texas.

  • I. William G. Bradford, born 1848. He married Clementine Moore, 1872, in Texas, born 23 JUN 1851, Texas, (daughter of David Moore and Sarah Bullen). Clementine: Oldest daughter of William G. Bradford and wife, Clementine Moore, Mrs. Beatrice Waldron, of Arp, Texas. The Bradfords had 6 sons and 3 daughters.
    • A. Robert Bradford, born 1872, Texas.
    • B. Beatrice Bradford, born 18 MAR 1877. She married Will W. Waldron, 1894, born 1874, Texas. Lived in Arp, Texas.
      • 1. William C. Waldron. He married Annie Mae Wood.
      • 2. Albert R. Waldron. He married Myra Winn.
      • 3. Hazel Waldron. She married James Bloodworth.
      • 4. Hallie Clementine Waldron, born 1900. She married Frank Baird. Hallie died 17 JUL 1962.
    • C. James D. Bradford, born FEB 1876, Texas. He married Ethel M.
      • 1. Madeline Bradford, born 1906, Texas.
      • 2. James D. Bradford Jr., born 1909.
      • 3. Vina Bradford, born 1910.
    • D. William C. Bradford, born JUN 1879, Texas. He married Pearl, 1904, born 1885.
      • 1. Christine Bradford, born 1905.
      • 2. Ida Helen Bradford, born 1909.
    • E. Mollie Bradford, born JAN 1882, Texas.
    • F. Claud Bradford, born APR 1884, Texas.
    • G. Beulah Bradford, born FEB 1887, Texas.
    • H. Walter L. Bradford, born OCT 1890, Texas.
    • I. Son Bradford, died by 1900.
  • II. Eliza A. Bradford, born 1849, Texas.
  • III. Lucinda Bradford, born 1851, Texas.
  • IV. Sarah Bradford, born 1853, Texas.
  • V. Robert D. Bradford, born 1856, Texas.
  • VI. Martha Bradford, born 1858, Texas.
  • VII. Perry Bradford, born 1862.
  • VIII. Lena Bradford, born 1866, Texas.

Sources of Information:

1865 Smith County Tax List, Owner: Bradford, R. L.

Reel# 11, Orig Grantee: Henriquez Ma Gertrudez, Acres: 170, Value: 454, Owner: Bradford, R. L.

Reel # 415, Orig. Grantee: Jordan, John F., Acres: 150, Value: 300

1850-Robert L. Bradford-Smith County Census Image: 0067a
1860-R. L. Bradford-Smith County Census Image: 0004a
1870-Mary Bradford-Smith County Census Image: 0208b
1880-W. G. Bradford-Smith County Census Image: 111-17 (mother, Mary, in household)
1910-William G. Bradford-Smith County Census Image: 76-14b (Mother, Mary, in household)

Obit: Mrs. Mary Ann Bradford


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