Saturday, June 21, 2008


Newly minted MoSGA member Virginia O'Neal has sent us a query from Alabama:

I recently joined MoSGA and have a query I hope can be published.

Subject's name: Alexander Bradley, b. abt 1795 in KY, according to census. He died ca August 1851 in Livingston Co., MO. I have a copy of the Probate Records. Parents and siblings are unknown.

His wife and Mother of his child, Frances Bradley, b. ca 1825 in MO, is unknown. He married two other wives. They are: Jane Crigler Gillispy, married 26 De 1830. They had John R. b. ca 1835 in Mo; Christopher, b ca 1833 in MO; and James N. Jane died 1840 in Howard Co., MO. The other known wife: Mary Silvey, widow of John Silvey who died 1846. She was Alexander's wife at the time of his death.

Frances Bradley, dau of Alexander, married Rhodes Stanley,13 Jun 1843 in Howard Co., Mo. They had one child. I guess he died and she married Evan Griffith, 2 May 1850 in Howard Co., MO. Frances died Jan 1860 in Ray Co., MO.

Evan Griffith and Frances Bradley had three daughters: Virginia Anne, b. 8 Feb 1851 in Howard Co., MO. d. 6 Sep 1916 in Mt. View, Howell Co., MO. married James Nathaniel Crank 30 Jan 1870 in Ray Co. MO. I descend from Virginia Anne and James Crank.

Their other daughters, Amanda, b. 1856 and Lilliebell b. 1858. I have not been able to find a record of their marriages.

My main search is for Alexander's wife, the mother of Frances, and if Frances had siblings.


Virginia Anne O'Neal
Jasper, AL

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