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Family of Lewis B. BRADFIELD (2) & Mary C. FARRAR

4. William BRADFIELD. Born on 15 Apr 1813. At the age of 80, William died in Madison, North Carolina on 7 Nov 1893. Buried in Nov 1893 in Old Presbyterian Cemetery, Madison, North Carolina.

William Bradfield emigrated to Georgia from North Carolina about 1835 and settled at La Grange, Troop County. His father, brothers, and sisters soon followed him.

On 24 Dec 1840 when William was 27, he married Ann Elizabeth TALLEY, daughter of Elkanah TALLEY (1796-1858) & Sarah ANDERSON (1803-1857), in Georgia. Born on 4 Jul 1822 in Green County, Georgia. At the age of 71, Ann Elizabeth died in Madison, North Carolina on 7 Nov 1893. Buried in Nov 1893 in Old Presbyterian Cemetery, Madison, North Carolina.

Ann Elizabeth Tally Bradfield was educated at Brownwood Seminary, an institution located near LaGrange by the Reverend Otis Smith. Ann was regarded as one of the most beautiful and eloquent women in the South.

They had the following children:
9 i. Mary Anna (1841-)
10 ii. James Olin (1843-1932)
11 iii. John Anderson (1845-1922)
iv. Charles William. Born on 7 Sep 1847 in Troup County, Georgia. At the age of 45, Charles William died in Navarro County, Texas in 1893.

Military: During the American Civil War, Charles William Bradfield served as a special messenger for General Lloyd Tilghman in the winter of 1861-1862.

Charles William Bradfield never married.

Charles William Bradfield moved to Texas and served as a ranchman and a cowboy.

v. Sarah. Born in 1849 in Troup County, Georgia. Sarah died in Troup County, Georgia in 1849.

12 vi. Joseph Nicholas (1851-1919)
13 vii. George Reese (1854-1926)
viii. Walter Edward. Born on 14 Dec 1857 in Harrison County, Texas. At the age of 1, Walter Edward died on 12 Nov 1859.

14 ix. Harry Langdon (1860-)
15 x. Thomas Otis (1864-1892)

In December 1853, William Bradfield resettled his family from LaGrange, Georgia, to Marshall, Harrison County, Texas. He established a line of stage coaches running from Shreveport, Louisiana, to Navasota, Texas, and for several years carried on an extremely profitable business transporting business and passengers. He also engaged in merchandising and cotton planting. He owned many slaves, horses and coaches, a large plantation fourteen miles east of Marshall. Upon outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861, he was perhaps the wealthiest man in Marshall County. He served as the Quartermaster of the Seventh Texas Regiment, C.S.A., until the fall of Fort Donelson. He afterwards served as the Provost Marshall of Marshall, Texas, at the rank of Major. He was a member of the Order of Freemasons and later in life was also a member of the Methodist Church. Prior to the War, he was affiliated with the Whig Party. After the War, he became a Democrat. He also served as a director of the Texas and Pacific Railroad. About 1876, he returned to Madison, North Carolina, with his wife and younger children. He died there on May 26, 1899.

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