looking for Bradberry/Bradbury family.

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I am descended from John w. Bradberry. Was told that he has an uncle named Harlan Bradbury. Named spelling change. Looking for info regarding their family relationship. Illinois is the state that both are from.
Do you have John or Harlan's birth year, marriage year or death year? Is there are particular county and city in IL you can call out for birth, marriage and death?
John w. Bradberry was born in 1875. Died in 1953 in Crawford county, Illinois.  He married Marinda A. Midgett. She was born 1884. Died 1968.        Harlan Bradbury born near oblong, Illinois 1-25-1857. He died in Decatur, Illinois in 1939.

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Last name: Bradberry

This interesting name is of English origin, and is locational from places so called in Durham and Cheshire. The derivation is from the Olde English pre 7th Century 'brad', meaning broad, or spacious, with 'byrig', a town, or fort. The place name is recorded circa 1050, in 'History of St. Cuthbert' as 'Brydbyrig', evolving to become 'Bradbery' by 1183 as recorded in the Boldon Book of the Domesday Book. During the Middle Ages, when it was becoming increasingly common for people to migrate from their birth place, to seek work elsewhere, they would often adopt the village name as a means of identification, thus resulting in a wide dispersal of the name. Two early recordings of marriages in Cheshire are between one, Alice Bradbury and Richard Stockes on 6th July 1562 in Macclesfield and between Ales Bradbury and Edward Taylor on 2nd March 1594 at St. Mary's, Stockport. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William de Bradbury, which was dated 1288, in the Assize Rolls Cheshire, during the reign of King Edward 1, known as the Hammer of the Scots, 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Here's where the surname is concentrated in the USA. Click on England & Wales or Scotland to see what counties have the most people with the Bradberry surname.
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