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Bradshaw, Timoleon and Tarleton T.

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Bradshaw, Timoleon and Tarleton T.
February 20, 2007 08:38PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 4th ed., 1887
Adair Co.


TIMOLEON and TARLETON T. BRADSHAW, the former a native of Russell, the
latter of Adair County, are the sons of Seath and Sarah G. (White)
Bradshaw. Seath Bradshaw, born October 23, 1805, was a native of Burke
County, N.C. He was the eighth of ten children, and when only five years
of age was brought by his father to Russell County, Ky., and shortly
afterward to Adair. He always owned his own farm, and part of the time
cultivated it with slave labor, being worth at one time nearly $20,000. He
departed this life March 9, 1873. He had married, in 1828, Miss Sarah G.
White, daughter of Thomas and Nancy (Abrell) White, natives of the Old
Dominion. The names of the children born to Seath and Sarah Bradshaw are
Octavia, wife of Aaron McClure; Casandra, wife of Charles F. Jones;
Tarleton T.; Timoleon; Ann L., wife of J.G. White; Charlotta W.; and Millie
F., wife of T.W. Montgomery, of whom all are living except Casandra. Mrs.
Bradshaw died April 11, 1855, in the forty-eighth year of her age, and in
life was a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Seath
Bradshaw, Sr., the grandfather of the gentlemen whose names head these
lines, was a native of Virginia, from where he emigrated to North Carolina,
and finally to Kentucky. He was married to Miss Ann Lowe, a native of
Virginia, and the names of their children were William, Isaac, Isaiah,
Elijah, Seath, Millie (Miller), Ann (Bradshaw), Mary (Wilson), and
Charlotte (White). Of his sons, Isaac and Isaiah served in the war of
1812, and he himself was a Revolutionary veteran. Mrs. Bradshaw, his wife,
was killed at the age of ninty-seven, being thrown from a horse. The
Bradshaw family are of Irish origin, and sprang from one of two brothers
who came from Ireland to America. William Bradshaw, the son of Seath
Bradshaw, Sr., was a man of some celebrity in the history of the politics
of this section, having served in the Senate of Kentucky. Tarleton T.
Bradshaw, born April 2, 1832, was the third of Seath Bradshaw's children.
He began life by farming with his father, and this has since been his
vocation. He had no inheritance. but at present owns about 400 acres on
the line of Russell and Adair Counties, of which 75 acres are in
cultivation. He has never been married, but has kept house with his
sister, Charlotta W. Bradshaw, a number of years. Mr. Bradshaw enlisted,
October 4, 1861, in Company D, Fifth Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, Federal
service. He participated in many of the prominent battles without a wound
or being taken Prisoner. He was the first sergeant of the company, and was
mustered out of the service and received an honorable discharge at
Louisville, May 17, 1865. Mr. Bradshaw has a fair library and is a great
reader. He is a member of the Masonic order, and has been a life-long
Democrat. Timoleon Bradshaw in youth received a good business education in
the common schools of Adair County, and his occupation in life has been
mostly in the line of merchandise. He was married to Miss Sally Wilson, a
daughter of H.W. and Agnes A. (Johnston) Wilson, natives of Taylor
County,and this marriage was blessed by the addition of four children:
Betty C., Mary G., Effie T. and William E. He first sold goods at Russell
Spring, but afterward and most of his life in Columbia, and does a
flourishing trade in general merchandise. In connection with Mr.
Bradshaw's business, Mrs. Bradshaw handles a finely selected stock of
millinery, in which she does a thriving business. The stock is worth at
least $6,000, including general merchandise and millinery. Mr. and Mrs.
Bradshaw are both members of the Christian Church, and Mr. Bradshaw is one
of the trustees of the Columbia Christian College. All of the children of
Mr. and Mrs. Bradshaw are living except their eldest, Bettie C., who died
July 25, 1883. She was born March 4, 1863. She was a bright, intelligent
girl in her youth, and at the age of thirteen became a member of the
Christian Church. Her education was very thorough, and was completed at
Columbia Christian College, where she graduated in June 1881, and after
graduation was connected with it as teacher of painting in the Art
Department, which position she held until her death. She left a large
number of friends who mourned her demise, among whom was Miss Delray
Taylor, an associate teacher in the same institution, who followed in a few
brief months.
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