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Ezekiel Bradbury (1805 - 1872)

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Ezekiel Bradbury
Born in Warren, Ohio, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Wayne, Indiana, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Davis, Iowa, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Jan 2013 | Last significant change: 12 Feb 2019
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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 6 horses 4 milch cows 2 working oxen 3 other cattle 18 sheep 13 swine $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.

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Occupation: Farmer
Date: 1870
Place: Wyacondah, Davis, Iowa, USA[1]
Note: 1870 United States Federal Census - Name: Ezikial Bradbury, Age in 1870: 67, Birth Year: abt 1803, Birthplace: Ohio,
Home in 1870: Wyacondah, Davis, Iowa, Race: White, Gender: Male, Post Office: Savanah, Household Members: Ezikial Bradbury 67, Nancy Bradbury 62, John Bradbury 38, Mary E Bradbury 35, Joseph Ramsey 14
Occupation: Farmer
Date: 1850
Place: Clay, Wayne, Indiana, USA[2]
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
Object: @M3980@
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


Object: @M3980@


Husband: Ezekiel Bradbury
Wife: Nancy Nancy /Bradbury/
Date: 02 JUN 1825
Place: Wayne, Indiana, USA[3]
Note: Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - Name: Mary Tullis , Spouse: Ezekiel Bradbury, Date: 2 Jun 1825, County: Wayne, State: Indiana,
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Microfilm: 1838642 - 1838643
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  • 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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