William Seth BRADSHAW: Birth: ABT 1744. Death: ABT 1826
William III BRADSHAW: Birth: ABT 1748. Death: 9 NOV 1827
Josiah BRADSHAW: Birth: ABT 1750. Death: ABT 1821
Judith BRADSHAW: Birth: ABT 1759.
James BRADSHAW: Birth: 1763.
Anna BRADSHAW: Birth: ABT 1764.
James BRADSHAW: Birth: 1763.
Elizabeth Bradshaw: Birth: WFT Est. 1747-1773. Death: WFT Est. 1753-1856
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William and Susannah moved around quite a bit during their married lifeand owned land in a fe w counties in Virginia. All of their children wereborn in Virginia. They left Virginia and mo ved to North Carolina about1778. He purchased land on in a few different places there also.
Lincoln County, North Carolina D.Bk. 4, June 4, 1788: William Bradshaw of Lincoln Co. to Alexander Nelson of same, for Ä200,100 ac. on W. side of C atawba River; borders point of ridge on said riverbelow Wm. Bradshaw's clear land; include s a great bent in said river andsome improvements; part of 140 ac. granted May 15, 1772 to Fr ancis Beattyand sold July 24, 1775 by Hugh Beatty & Robt. Armstrong, executors forFrancis Bea tty, to Benjamin Cochran who sold April 24, 1776 to JohnHenderson who sold Dec. 24, 1778 to W illiam Bradshaw. Signed, William Bradshaw Witness: John ?Turkefill?, David Alexander, Smith Alexander Rec. Oct.1790, Bk. 16, pg. 1
There is a Public Service Claim on file for him dated September 4, 1780which states: Received of Mr. William Bradshaw, one bullock for Publick Use. Agreeableto an Act for providi ng a supply of provision & other necessities for theuse of the Army. S'd Bullock was appraise d to Ä250. Records show him to have been a member of the 11th Militia.
The census for 1790 list William as living in Lincoln County, NorthCarolina and his househol d as consisting of three females and nine slavesbesides himself.
The following court depositions are from the book "Overton County, Tennessee Genealogic Record s", compiled by Edythe Rucker Whitley,
Supreme Court Transcripts Original papers on file Tennessee State Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.
Obediah Bradshaw & Others vs. William Beach and Others. 1823
Overton County, Tennessee. Third Judicial Circuit Court. JohnThurman, Soloman Silcon (?), Simo n Huddleston, Benjamin Poore, John Ric---?, Joshua Storie and Catherine Storie his wife and e tc.(Abstract offile). Mentions a mill on Wolf River. Reference is made to Billy Beach.Refer s to certain negroes -- Tom, Fanny, Solomon and others. Refers toJoseph Evans. One paper refe rs to going to North Carolina on business.Another paper mentions Lewis Carlton in North Carol ina. One paper saysthat the family of William Beach consisted of six or seven children.Ther e is mention of a place called Barksville, thirty-three miles from------(torn).Joshua Storie , Sr., on oath states he was acquainted withMr. Bradshaw before coming from North Carolina an d that he lived in thesame house with me two or three weeks, then I moved away and never seen him for about thirteen years,when I saw him at my son Joshua Stories, hedid not know me. Whe n I started away my son told him who I was and hecaught me in his arms. Signed Joshua Storie . Witnessed by Jas. Whiteside,J. P. Catharine Storie being sworn, age 44 years, says she ha d a longacquaintance with Mr. Bradshaw and his wife, as well as Beach. She knewthem twelve o r thirteen years in North Carolina. She understood that Mr.Bradshaw when on his death bed wa s 80 years of age. "Our conversation wastwelve or thirteen years ago. There was mention tha t Mr. Bradshawconveyed property to Wm. Beach and Mrs. Bradshaw threatened to leave Mr.Bradsha w and that she would and could not live apart from her daughter atthe time they were about mo ving to the farm bought from Mr. Storie. Mrs.Bradshaw said that she had but one child and sh e would not be parted byno man on earth from her. Mrs. Bradshaw said she had never been marri edbefore she married Mr. Bradshaw. Old Mr. Bradshaw said he had to pay taxboth in Tennessee a nd North Carolina and that he was so hard of hearinghe did not want to pay tax and he alway s put the money in hands of BillyBeach for him to settle it. About eleven or twelve years ag o the oldgentleman said that Billy had been down several times after his money andhe did no t know what Billy done with it. Must spent it for Rum along withAbernathys boys. He may hav e give it to his brother or drank it up. SaidWilliam Beach has lived with and supported Brads haws wife. Mr. Bradshawsaid Billy Beach lived on his place.. Mrs. Bradshaw said she had given William Beachs children some clothing both boys and girls for twentyyears and some she intend ed for her daughter Mrs.Beach. Another time atMr. ?Brumbletts?, Mrs. Bradshaw was getting som ething in the store andsaid it was stuff to make bonnets for one of the girls and intended to get each of the girls a white dress. She said most of the money Beachpaid was her money. Sh e talked about money Beach owed old Mr. Storie"Signed, Catherine Storie. J. Whiteside J. P. S worn to in Overton County,4 June 1819. Deposition of Joseph Evans in Overton County, 15 Feby , 1820.Joseph Evans age 34 years, deposeth --- Was present at signing of bill ofsale betwee n William Bradshaw and William Beach. Word came by boys "thatlived with me" to come down ther e. "I" went down to Beaches and saw JohnThurman in the mill yard. He said "we" go up to the o ld house, aftergoing up near the barn or house in the field he turned around to me andsaid -- --"about to give bill of sale for three negroes from Bradshaw toBeach" Went to the house an d stayed some time before Beach came there.Beach had the papers. "I cannot read so I handed i t to William Beach andhe read it." When it was read Mr. Bradshaw (hard of hearing) said "What is this 420 pounds put in for I never received anything." Mr. Thurmanspoke up "Something pu t in to make it good." The old man sat and saidnothing. William Beach spoke "Grandfather i f you arent willing dont doit." The old lady spoke "We are willing arent we honey." Then Mr.B radshaw said "I reckon so." The negroes were called and delivered. "Iwas well acquainted wit h Mr. Bradshaw." "He was nearly deaf and blind."William Beach had lived at Hinds plantation . Bradshaw and Beach lived onthe same plantation and on the place where also Mr. Dalton now l ives andthey moved on Thurmans place with exception Mr. Beach living a while atHinds plantati on. Signed Jos. Evans.
Simon Huddleston deposition. Age 57 years. Had an acquaintance with Mr.Bradshaw a short tim e when he first came to this country. I thought hismental condition was impaired. It was by a ge. Mrs. Bradshaw and Beachwere always present at transactions of the old man. Bradshaw live d onWolf on Thurman place. Wm. Beach lived on the same plantation. None ofthe Bradshaws child ren lived with him at that time. Mr. Bradshaw saidBeach was his grandson. Signed Simon Huddle ston, Sworn Feb. 15, 1820Overton County, Tenn. William Atkinson J. P.
Deposition of Joseph McFarland taken in Sevier County, Tennessee at thehouse of Samuel Henr y 14 May 1821. Joseph McFarland, age 44 years. Hementions being witness with Benjamin Poore t o Bill of Sale. WilliamBradshaw to Wm. Beach for negroes. Also mentions land in North Carolin a.Thurman lived in Kentucky. "I went home and told my wife what hadhappened. I said I was sor ry I was there." Thurman proved the bill ofsale in Overton County. Signed Joseph McFarland . 14 May 1821 SamuelHenry. J. P.
Deposition of Levy Hinds 1818 in Overton County and also of Nancy Hindsat house of William Ev ans in said county 17 Feby. 1820. Levy Hinds age 45years saith. "Acquainted with Bradshaw an d Beach about five years. Ilived between a half mile and three quarters. Beach had three or f ourhead of horses. I think some cattle. Mr. Bradshaw had two wagons, threeor four horses an d cattle. Beach never lived with or took care of Mr.Bradshaw that I know of. John Thurrman bo ught Bradshaws wagon in hislifetime. Bradshaw or Beach owned no land that I know of." "Old Mr .Bradshaw supported the negroes. I understand they came to this countytogether and lived nea r each other until Mr. Bradshaw died and they livedon Thurman place when he died but they far med separately. None ofBradshaws children lived with him since my acquaintance." Signed LevyH inds.
Nancy Hinds age 34 years deposeth -- "Mr. Beach moved across the river onMcIver land. Thurma n offered to build a house for Mr. Beach on theopposite side of the river and was afraid Mr . Thurman would not do it andthey were sure of the place they had and she intended to stay o n it. Ilived about one half mile from them three or four years while he lived on Thurman placeand there died. Said B radshaw made a will in North Carolina -- not to hermind -- He said he would never make anothe r." "Mrs. Bradshaw acted as amid-wife. I expect that she was the only one in this country." S ignedNancy (X) Hinds.
John R. Farmer, J. P. of White County. Samuel Renno sayeth - "WilliamBeach and myself were i n conversation going to Monroe. The old man wassick at the time of transaction. I knew Beac h for several years. Beachand the old woman told Mr. Bradshaw that Seth Bradshaw was coming t o takethe negroes off." Mentions Helms and West and their wives. "Beenacquainted with Josep h Evans twenty years." Signed Saml. Reno.
Overton County, deposition of Samuel Renno and Ann Renno, at house ofWilliams in Overton Coun ty, 16 Feby. 1820. Samuel Renno age 47 years.Lived three or four miles from Wm. Beach. Genera lly get grinding at hismill. Signed by Samuel Reno. Ann Renno age 22 years. "I was living atP olly Taylors" Mentions William Johnston. "I said Grandfather what didBilly Beach give you fo r all your negroes" "Billy Beach never gave meanything." "I heard her tell my mother if it we re not for her poor oldfather that he would of starved to death for he was too lazy to work f orher for he done nothing but run about after one develment or another."etc. "I am the daught er of John West.": Signed Ann (X) Renno.
Deposition in Overton County. Matthew Young. John Honeycutt. MaryHoneycutt. Catharine Story . May 10, 1820. Matthew Young age 36 yearsdeposes. "Acquainted with Mr. Bradshaw at place whe re he died on Thurmansplantation on Wolf River about two years (in 15 and 16)" "Mr. Bradshawt old me that he was 88 the spring I moved here and then going on 89. Mr.Bradshaw said he had d one a great deal for Wm. Beach and he had not madeuse of it. John West was one of the old man s sons-in-law and wife. Noneof Mr. Bradshaws children lived with them or in the county." Sign edMatthew Young. John Honeycutt, age 29 years, deposeth "Was acquaintedwith Mr. Bradshaw an d Beach ten or twelve years. Mr. Bradshaw purchased awagon from William Dooling and another f rom a man named Hull. No familyof Bradshaw I knew but him and wife. I knew them both in Nort h Carolinaand in this state. None of Bradshaws children lived near him only one ofhis sons-in -law and daughter lived on same plantation one year orthereabout." Signed John (X) Honeycutt.
Mary Honeycutt age 43 years deposeth. "Was acquainted with Mr. Bradshawand Beach thirteen o r fourteen years." Signed Mary (X) Honeycutt.
Catharine Story, age 46 years, deposition, "She was with Mr. Bradshaw inhis last sickness fiv e or six times 15th or 16th of April. two or threetime." Signed Catharine (X) Story.
Overton County, Nov. 1, 1821. Depositions of John Westmoreland Junr. age28. Samuel Reno age 4 8. John Williams age 33 years, William Evans age 46years, Zachariah Enaes age 52 years.
Samuel Reno said he was at Mr. Bradshaws when he purchased a piece ofland from John McIver. I t was witnessed by Mr. Bradshaw. Mr. Williamsmentions John Denton and Obadiah Bradshaw in a s uit pending. Signed JohnWilliams.
William Evans, deposeth, and Zachariah Ennes, deposeth that he was firstacquainted with Willi am Bradshaw in Lincoln County North Carolina. Heowned valuable land negroes and other propert y. Mr. Bradshaw moved toBirk County (Burk) in the settlement where I lived and lived sometime .His first wife died on same plantation where he lived in Birk County. I was acquaintedwith Elizabeth Harpe r before she married Wm. Bradshaw. She was aneighbor. She was a single woman living at her fa thers house and was poorpeople, but had a little property, and my acquaintance still continue duntil she inter-married with Wm. Bradshaw. I never knew her to be marriedbefore. Elizabeth H arper had one child before she married Mr. Bradshaw. Iwas acquainted with William Beach in Bi rk County, while he was a singleman and when Beach first lived with his grandfather Bradshaw . Myknowledge Bradshaw supported Beach. There was a great difference in theirage. Of Bradsha w and his wife. She had great influence over him; hadknown him twenty five or thirty years. B each was between eighteen andtwenty then. "I am a son-in-law to one of the plaintiffs. I hear dBradshaw give his land in Lincoln County North Carolina to two of hischildren. He gave a neg ro boy to Seth Bradshaw. He gave a girl to WilliamBradshaw. He gave a negro child to Field Br adshaw, a son-in-law. He soldafter he married the second wife, a farm."
Deposition of Joseph Evans 11 Dec. 1821 at house of Parker Young, OvertonCounty, 11 Decembe r 1821. Age 36 years, He explains regarding a note leftat house of Lewis Carlton in Town of M organtown Burk County, NorthCarolina.
William Beachs wife told me he was at Mr. Carter Daltons three miles.
State of North Carolina, Burke County, deposition of William W. Erwin, Esqr. in town of Morgan town 4 May 1821. Stated. "Acquainted with WilliamBradshaw the elder, now deceased. Said Wm. B radshaw was married by thisdeponent to Miss Elizabeth Harper a maiden lady and sister of John Harper, that previous to her marriage with Wm. Bradshaw she had adaughter, which believe name d Prudence Harper, said Prudence married Wm. Beach the reputed grandson of Wm.Bradshaw the elder. Said W m. Beach and wife lived in the yard and on theplantation of Wm. Bradshaw the elder and acte d as overseer or manager ofsaid Wm. Bradshaw. The deponent sold to William Beach or Wm. Brads haw 100acres land adjoining Wm. Bradshaws plantation and said deponent madetitle to Wm. Beac h and Wm. Bradshaw paid said deponent for said land, thesaid Wm. Beach being unable to pay fo r it. William Beach continued tolive with said Bradshaw for several years and said deponent w as in thehouse several times and always supposed Wm. Beach was dependent on hisgrandfather Wi lliam Bradshaw for his subsistance. William Bradshaw theelder was a man of considerable prope rty, land, slaves, cattle, horses,hogs. His wife, Mrs. Bradshaw appeared to have considerabl e influenceover him (her husband Wm. Bradshaw) and this deponent believes sheintended to ves t the property of William Bradshaw her husband in to handsof her daughter and son-in-law Wm . Beach. William Bradshaw the elderapplied to him to prevent it. He believes this applicatio r made by thesons who lived in the neighborhood of William Bradshaw residence.Sometime befor e William Bradshaw removed from Burk to Lincoln. Theopinion in the neighborhood that Willia m Bradshaw was induced to movefrom Burke to Lincoln that his wife and her son-in-law Wm. Beac h mightmore easily manage Wm. Bradshaw in obtaining transfer of property of saidWilliam Brads haw old and infirm age between 80 and 90. Wm. Beach is a bad character. Signed Wm. W. Erwin. Sworn before JamesAvery. J. P.
Deposition of Robert Grarty (Grasty ?). He stated that he knew Bradshawand Beach, also Mrs.Br adshaw. William Beach is a grandson of WilliamBradshaw the elder. Had none or little propert y and lived with hisgrandfather Wm. Bradshaw while in Burke. William Bradshaw the elder moved to Lincoln County. There is mention of Josiah Bradshaw as a son ofWilliam. Discovered Mrs. Br adshaw, wife of said William, endeavored toprevent her husband from having any conversation w ith his son JosiahBradshaw. Previous to said William Bradshaw moving to Lincoln, Williamhappe ned at his son Josiahs house where deponent heard Josiah ask hisfather why he did not rent hi m and go among his children like he formerly did. The old man said he disliked to havedisturbance and if he wen t among his children as formerly and appearedfriendly to them he would have constant quarrell ing in his own house andget no peace. Josiah told his father "no woman should have influenc e overhim as he supposed his wife to influence and govern him. Signed Robert (X) Grasty --4 May1821.
Burke County, NC deposition of Elizjah Largent, age 45 years and IsaacBeach about 33 years o f age. Elijah Largen deposition at courthouse in Burke County, 5 May 1821.Stated that he was acquain ted with Wm. Bradshaw and his second wife,whose maiden name was Elizabeth Harper and was acqu ainted with defendantsearliest infancy until about three years ago and she was a woman ofinfa mous character and had a Bastard or Base born child. She had littleor no property before he r marriage. Knew William Bradshaw from marriageto Elizabeth Harper who was at that time abou t 70 years old. She knew himeight or ten years before Wm. Bradshaw left the county. She kne w WilliamBeach the grandson married Wm. Bradshaw etc. William Beach married thedaughter of Mr s. Bradshaw, wife of William Bradshaw the elder. WilliamBeach was entirely destitute of prope rty and depended on his grandfatherfor support of himself and family. William Beach married M rs. Bradshawsdaughter Prudence Harper. Mrs. Bradshaw asked deponent if she could holdall prop erty of William Bradshaw from his heirs and he told her that shecould not. Soon after Willia m Bradshaw sold a large portion of hisnegroes and moved out of Burke into Lincoln County wher e he lived forseveral years. After which he moved to Wilkes County and this deponentwas at th e house of said William Bradshaw while he lived in WilkesCounty, at which place Mrs. Bradsha w informed this deponent that therewas a Bill of sale or deed of gift of all negroes which sa id Wm. Bradshawpossessed made by her husband to William Beach, and asked numerousquestions ab out if William Beach could hold them or not. Said WilliamBradshaw moved to Tennessee and depo nent hearing of his death obtainedfrom Josiah Bradshaw son of William a power of attorney an d a verbalpermission to Tennessee to make demand of five shears of said negroes tosaid Wm. Be ach, who was then Administrator and he claimed as his own theproperty. William Beach was tota lly destitute of the truth.
Deposition of Isaac Beach, a brother of William Beach and William attimes had cattle, etc. an d he also knew William Bradshaw the elder.Signed Isaac (x) Beach. North Carolina Wilkes County, Wm. Lenorr a J. P. 30 April 1821.Depositions of Lewis Carlton , Elizathe Carlton, Benjamin Beach, GeorgeHelm agent forcomplainant.
Lewis Carlton, Stated he knew William Bradshaw twelve or fifteen yearsago. He purchased a tra ct of land from Joshua Story adjoining his ownland and settled there. They became friends. H e was there three or fouryears. William Beach came to live with him and on same tract of land .Beach talked to him about getting Mr. Bradshaws property and Carlton advised a deed ofgift. "I moved Willi am Beech from Lincoln County to this neighborhood inmy waggon and he had little property no t over forty or fifty dollars invalue. Saw William Bradshaws wife put arms about her husban d kiss andetc. in public places." At Rev. William Dodsons where they sat down to dinner, Mrs.Bradshaw directed the pla te before Mr. Bradshaw be taken away and saidthey had already eat together off of one plate. Elizabeth Carlton age 59 sworn, Benjamin Beech age 51 deposed "I am theeldest brother of Will iam Beech. We bread up and in same family until hewas sixteen or seventeen years old except o ne or two years. Lived nearhim when he was married. For last three or four years before he mo vedfrom neighborhood. William Beach had six or seven children.
Character witnesses. Overton County, Tennessee. 11 Jany 1821. Depositionsof Nancy Hinds age 3 5 years; Polly Latham age 21 years; John S. Williamsage 34 years; Joseph Evans age 26 years ; Levy Hinds age 46 years; NancyHinds 35 years; Jany Cilcock age 22 years; Peggy Storie age 1 7 years;Solomon Silcock age 28 years; John Van Hooser age 56 years; Joshua Storieage 54 years ; Squire Angelea age 22 years; Robert Storie age 36 years;John S. Williams age 62 years; Rob ert Storie age 36 years; All sworn inOverton County at house of Joshua Storie, Jan. 21, 1822.
Nancy Hinds asked or said something about the Elizabeth Bradshaw at thehearing. Adam Huntsma n was the defendants council. Others who testified,Joseph Evans age 36 years; William Grimsle y age 59 years. He was pastorof the church. Said William Beach was a member of the Baptist or der. Theywere members of the same church. Isaac Denton age 54 years member of samechurch an d he had the care of the church; Philip Smith, age 52 a memberof the same church; Thomas Woo d age 43; Thomas Scott age 66 years; ThomasScott stated that he knew him speaking of Bradshaw , about thirty yearsand knew him when they lived in Burke County, North Carolina. They wereme mbers of the same church in North Carolina and in Overton County,Tennessee.
Joseph Poore age 48 years made a deposition. Others who made depositionswere Margery Poore ag e 43 years; Nelly Garrott age 39 years (knewBradshaw about two years); Sally V. Hooser age 1 7 years; Susan Beach age17 years; James Cowan age 57 years; John V. Hooser age 57 years (fath erof Sally above); John S. Williams age 34 years; P. M. Miller was theattorney for the defend ant. John McIver of Overton County, in hisdeposition stated that he first knew Mr. Bradshaw a bout September 1816.He was about seven years old.
Mr. William Fleming made a deposition in the town of Monroe 1820. HenryReagan age 58 years; W m. Atkinson age 31 years; Benjamin Totten age 42years; George Armstrong age 33 years; Willia m Fleming age 32 years, andConrac Pile age 54 years, all gave depositions. Henry Reagan age 5 8years, Joseph Evans age 36 years; Rachel West age 26 years (wasgranddaughter of Mr. Bradsha w in N.C.); Samuel Odle age 24 years; AbsalomGarrett age 47 years; Nancy Vanhooser age 45 yea rs; Henry Reagan age 26 in January 1822; Benjamin Pooer was aged 49 years; Joseph Dunkin; JaneJohnston. Seems mos t of these were people who resided in Overton County,Tennessee. Davidson Jones age 51 years . Joshua Storey was 53 years ofage. Joseph Duncan mentioned.
Many descendents of William Bradshaw II still live in Burke County withvaried surnames, but a ll are proud to recognize him as their forefather.
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