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