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J. C. Bradley - Macedonia, Pottawattamie County, Iowa

 

J. C. BRADLEY, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Macedonia, was born in Adams County, Illinois, July 15, 1844; his father, E. C. Bradley, was born in Livingston County, New York, about 1817; he emigrated to Iowa in 1834, settling in Davenport when there was but one frame house in that place; from Davenport he came to Quincy, Illinois, and he now lives in that state; he was married in 1842 to Mahala J. Foy, mother of our subject; she was born in Chautauqua County, New York, about 1827; she is the mother of six children, one of whom is dead. Mr. Bradley worked on a farm a few months, and then, Jan. 1, 1862, enlisted in the 10th Illinois Infantry, in which he served two years and three months. After returning from the army, he farmed in Illinois one year, then came to Decatur County, Iowa, thence to Marion County, where he was engaged in farming from 1865 to 1871, then he moved to Mills County and settled near Hastings; came from there February 22, 1876, and located on his present farm of 120 acres, situated three miles west of Macedonia. Mr. Bradley was married in Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, Feb. 6, 1868, to Miss M. E. Carle, born Jan. 25, 1849, daughter of Eber and Mary N. (Pastory) Carle; he was born in Pennsylvania, Jan. 27, 1818, now living in Marion County, Iowa; his wife died about 1866. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley have had seven children, one of whom has died; their names are Clarence W., Armina M., F. E., Nora G., Roxy and Louetta. Mrs. Bradley is a member of the Christian church. Mr. Bradley Is an Odd Fellow, and a Republican. Page 153