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JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
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Joseph Bradley

Joseph BRADLEY - Last Saturday another old and highly respected 
citizen passed to  ______ ______ having suffered for many months 
from a cancerous trouble.  Mr. BRADLEY was born in the State of 
Deleware, May 28, 1809, and was, therefore, aged 77 years, four
 months and 25 days. In February, 1832, he was married to Miss Mary 
Ann VanCLEVE in Hamilton County, Ohio. In 1836 he emigrated to this 
county where he had lived ever since. His first wife having died. 
In August, 1859, he married Mrs. Ellen Ann RHAM of this county, who 
still survives him. In early youth Mr. BRADLEY converted and for 
30 years was an active member of the Methodist Church. The last 30 
years of his life he was an active member of the United Brethren 
Church and died in its faith.

Mr. Bradley was in many ways a noted man. He was thoroughly honest 
in every transaction and never allowed himself to become involved 
in debt to any great extent, in his last illness even offering to 
settle with his physician as he visited him. He was one of the 
most hospitable men in the county, and was never known to charge 
anyone, be he an acquaintance or stranger, for stopping under his 
roof or eating at his table.  He was conscientious in all 
his dealings with fellow-man, and no man can say that he was ever 
wronged by Joseph BRADLEY. In short, Mr. BRADLEY enjoyed the esteem 
and co_____ce of his acquaintances and was highly respected by all 
who knew him.  

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. FELTON on Sabbath Day, 
October 24, and were attended by a large number of people. The remains 
were buried in Pace graveyard some two miles south of this city. Peace 
to the ashes of another old land-mark. He lived among this people 
for 50 years, and his example is worth emulating. He leaves a wife and 
five children.



Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register (Weekly) 
Date: October 27, 1886
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta 



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