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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JOHN L. BRADLEY, farmer and blacksmith, section 31, post-office Carthage, was born in Sangamon county, Ill., Dec. 20, 1846. His father, Wm. Bradley, was a native of North Carolina, who moved to Sangamon county, Ill., at an early day. He came to Jasper county, Mo., in 1854, and settled on the farm where the subject of our sketch now lives, where he died in April, 1878, aged sixty-five years; he was during life a quiet, unassuming man and a good citizen. John, our subject, was here educated at the pioneer schools. In his youth he learned the blacksmith’s trade, which business he has since carried on in connection with his farming. Was married here Dec. 24, 1874, to Miss E. M. Mears, a native of Polk county, Mo. Of this union there are three children: William H., Isaac E., and Gracie. His farm, situated on Center Creek, is nicely sheltered on the north by a grove of natural timber. It contains ninety-five acres of good land. Mr. Bradley is a good citizen and a trustworthy mechanic.

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