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.