Our descent from David and Susannah Bradbury continues through their youngest son Ezekiel. He was born April 25, 1803 in Warren County Ohio. As a youth he moved with his family to Indiana, and after the family misfortunes in western Indiana, he returned to Wayne County. There he went to Jacksonburg, and in the spring of 1821 began working with his brother Abner in the tanning business. On June 2, 1825 he was married in Wayne County to Nancy Tullis, a daughter of John Tullis and Eleanor Conwell, who was born January 22, 1808 in Ohio. After living in Jacksonburg several years, they bought and settled on a farm west of Washington.
The 1850 Federal Census found them still living in Wayne County, but shortly thereafter they sold their farm and moved west to Iowa, where their son David and his family had located some months earlier. In their daughter Mary Ellen’s later obituary from 1911, it recites her parents came to Iowa in 1850, entering land near Oskaloosa in Mahaska County. They soon moved to Davis County however, and settled in Wyacondah Township, where County records show they soon purchased various tracts of land. On March 28, 1851 Jefferson Sallings sold them eighty acres described as the South half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 11, Township 67, Range 14. By a deed dated May 5th of the same year David Newell sold them the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 15, Township 76, Range 14. Two years later Isaac Yates conveyed to them another forty acre tract on February 21, 1853 described as the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 11, Township 67, Range 14.
The 1860 Federal Census shows Ezekiel and his family still living in Wyacondah Township, and in it he stated his occupation was farming, and that he owned real estate worth $3,000.00 and personal property worth $695.00. Appearing in the 1870 Federal Agricultural Census, the following information is shown for Ezekiel’s farming operation:
150 acres improved land
90 acres unimproved land
$3,000.00 value of farm
$100.00 value of farming implements
4 milch cows
2 working oxen
3 other cattle
$445.00 value of livestock
1,600 bushels of Indian corn
20 lbs wool
20 bushels Irish potatoes
25 bushels buck wheat
300 lbs butter
5 tons hay
50 gallons molasses
2 lbs honey
$50.00 value of home manufactures
$80.00 value of animals slaughtered
Ezekiel died on April 4, 1872 and his widow Nancy died the next day, April 5th. Mary Melvina Bradbury, a granddaughter of theirs who was a young girl at the time later recalled that they were on their way home from her grandfather’s funeral, and her father David Bradbury, upon coming into sight of the homestead said: “Mother has gone to be with father.” They were both buried in Wesley Chapel cemetery near Stiles Iowa.
Ezekiel and Nancy’s family Bible, later owned by Carrie Hayes, lists their dates of birth and marriage, and those of their children and grandchildren.
Date: 25 OCT 2012
Prior to import, this record was last changed 06:55:23 25 OCT 2012.
Note: 1850 United States Federal Census - Name: Ezekial Bradberry, Age: 47, Birth Year: abt 1803, Birthplace: Ohio, Home in 1850: Clay,
Wayne, Indiana, Gender: Male, Family Number: 607, Household Members: Ezekial Bradberry 47, Nancy Bradberry 43, David Bradberry 21, Eliza Bradberry 19, Moses Bradberry 17, Mary E Bradberry 15, Daniel Bradberry 13, Oscar Bradberry 9
Cemetery: Wesley Chapel Cemetery (South)
Date: AFT 04 APR 1872
Place: Wyacondah, Davis, Iowa, USA
Note: Ezekiel Bradbury, Birth: unknown, Death: Apr. 4, 1872, Davis County, Iowa, USA, Spouse: Nancy Tullis Bradbury (____ - 1872),
Children: Oscar Bradbury (1841 - 1860), Burial: Wesley Chapel Cemetery (South), Wyacondah, Davis County, Iowa, USA
Note: Iowa Cemetery Records - Name: E. Bradbury, Death Date: 4 Apr 1872, Page #: 14, Birth Date: 1803, Cemetery: Wesley Chapel,
Town: Wyacandah, Comment: wif: Nancy, Level Info: Grave Stone Records of Davis County, Iowa; copied by Graves Registration W. P. A. Project
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHVD-1Y2 : 12 April 2016), Ezekeal Bradberry, Clay, Wayne, Indiana, United States; citing family 607, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
WikiTree profile Bradbury-668 created through the import of tullis.ged on Dec 30, 2012 by Thomas Adkins. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Thomas and others.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Ezekiel by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Ezekiel: