If you’re a Bradley in northeast Texas, chances are you’re related to my clan. Many will be getting together for a Bradley family reunion on August 7th at the Brookshire (that’s Brooksures for those not from East Texas) Recreation Area at Lake Palestine (and that’s Palesteen, also for those not from “here”). If you’re descended from James Barefoot and Celia Ann Wilson Bradley then come on out.
As for this site and my work, I have my denomination’s annual meeting next week (we Presbyterians call it “General Assembly”). After that I plan on getting back into my summer research with a vengeance. As I’ve said before, I hope to travel a bit this summer. My goal is to find our elusive Thomas Bradley and Sarah Bradley (nee Banks?). They are my Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandparents. I suspect, based on family lore, that they or their parents are our family’s first generation in this country. It sure would be neat to nail that down.
So stay tuned. As I did last summer, I’ll post here to let you know as I update the site. And your information and help are always welcome!