Scope and Contents
This collection includes a signed, autographed letter from Abner M. Bradbury in Indianapolis, Indiana 1834/01/11 regarding family life.
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Abner M. Bradbury was born July 8, 1798 in Shakerstown, Ohio. He married Mary Boyd in 1821, with whom he had three children, Albert, Allison and Emma. He served in the Indiana militia, 37th Regiment, as a lieutenant colonel in 1823. He moved to Wayne County in 1815 and worked as a farmer, fuller, storekeeper, tanner, lawyer and courier. He was the Wayne County deputy sheriff in 1829, a justice of the peace in 1829, postmaster of Jacksonburg from 1829-33, associate judge 1848-51 and as a delegate for the Whig national convention in 1848. He served in both the House and Senate from 1832-1838, and 1844-1847. He died on September 17, 1885 in Cambridge City, Indiana.
"Bradbury, Abner M." 1860 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/03/03. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com
"Bradbury, Abner M." (1980). Biographical directory of the Indiana General Assembly, 1816-1899, v. 1. (p. 34). Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Bureau.