Many thanks to Syble Cranford for the Samuel C. Bradley family information shown below.
—————–Background from Syble Cranford———————–
I basically research the Andress, Barrow and Bradley lines of my family and discovered there are quiet a few of them in the Billi Ford Snider book of the South Eastern Creek’s. More than I was aware of.
William Williams who is listed in the records I saw on your
web page has records here in Barbour Co., Alabama also.
He was a neighbor of my Samuel C. Bradley on the 1850
Barbour Co. census. I have also seen some other records
with his name here. I believe I made a family record sheet
for him and may have more than just the 1850 census. I will
check and see.
No one seems to know how Billi Ford Snider got the list but
around 1960 there were many families who were trying to get Tribal Membership into the Poarch Tribe by using their ancestor’s names from Billi’s book. I have no idea if the Poarch accepted that record as partial proof though.
All census records I have of Samuel C. Bradley say he was born in Georgia and his wife, Delilah, also. He was born around 1798-1799. Delilah signed a document where they sold a plot of land here in Barbour Co. Ala. known as the Samuel C. Bradley land. Her signature was Delilah B. Bradley, but I have not been able to locate her maiden name.
Samuel signed with the US Army in Arsonel, Georgia in 1827 and I have only one muster record of this. One of his daughter’s was born in West Florida in 1832 and I believe he may have taken part in the Seminole Wars there but have no proof of it. Samuel and family came to Barbour Co. sometime in the late 1830’s. He also purchased a plot of land here in 1844 which just happens to be in the Township where I currently live. The plot he sold in 1856 is just above the one he purchased in 1844. The plot of land he sold in 1856 is now owned by the government and no further records can be found of it. I am hoping to physically locate both plots of land and find as much info as I can about them.
I also have copies of 2 Dawes Rolls where Sam Bradley
is shown as being the father of Lewis and Sam Bradley, their mother Sarah Lee who married a John Davis in Okla. Sarah was Samuel’s daughter. One of the Dawes Cards shows his wife as Celina or Selina Brady whose father was Hobuth Harjo.