This site is a record of the research of several descendants of the James Banks Bradley family. It serves as a clearinghouse for the information we’ve collected about our ancestors, their stories, and the records they’ve left behind. As time goes on, we hope the site will become increasingly more inclusive of the other families that make up our collective past. So, for example, you can find other families documented on this site as well, such as the Burlesons and the Boykins (eventually).
The Project aims at several goals. First, we hope to have on this web site a complete listing of all deceased descendants of James Banks. Second, we hope to push farther back into our family past. Right now we know James Banks’ parents were Thomas and Sarah Bradley, but we know very little other than this. Our research will include trying to find out more about Thomas and Sarah and getting further back. Finally, we hope to document the information that is on this site in order to “prove” the relationships we have recorded. Any relatives finding this site should find all the documentary evidence they need in order to “certify” their family tree.
Currently it is our policy not to list living relatives. We are keeping track of living relatives as best we can, but are concerned only with documenting the lives of those relatives that have died. This also protects the privacy of those still living, since this website is open to anyone with internet access.
If you are interested in this research and have ideas to improve this site, want to help with the research in some way, or have questions about any of the information on this site, please feel free to contact me at sempereformata [at] yahoo.com.
One final note. If you have done much genealogy research at all, you know that sometimes you make a best guess at things. This is often necessary to help you bridge a difficult gap in information (the first Thomas Bradley is a good example of this). As such, we’ll try to be clear when we’re guessing at something on this site. However, our information is subject to change as we get more data. Thanks for being flexible as this occurs.