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George Washington and Betsey Kroll Bradley family history

George Washington and Betsey Kroll Bradley family history

Dates: approximately 1997

Materials include a compilation of historical documents, stories, and genealogical records related to George Washington and Betsey Kroll Bradley and their descendants. Includes records related to their settling in Sanpete County, Utah, in 1849, including the towns of Moroni and Manti. Also includes autobiographical and biographical sketches of George and Betsey, and copies of blessings given to them. Documents compiled in approximately 1997.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Bradley, George Washington. -- Bradley, Elizabeth "Betsey" (Kroll)
  • Call Number: MSS 8867
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the George Washington and Betsey Kroll Bradley family history must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8867; George Washington and Betsey Kroll Bradley family history; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8867, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Noushin Books and Company in 2016.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Noushin Books and Company; June 2016.
Subject Terms
Immigration and American Expansion; Pioneers; Moroni (Utah)--History; Mormons--Utah--Moroni--History--Sources; Bradley, George Washington; Bradley, Elizabeth "Betsey" (Kroll)
Genre / Form
Family histories
Processing Information
Processed; Ryan K. Lee; 2016.
Appraisal Information
Utah and American West and LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013)
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS8867
Finding Aid Title
Bradley (George Washington and Betsey Kroll) family history
Finding Aid Author
Ryan K. Lee
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-12-05 11:39:15 -0700.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

George Washington Bradley (1813-1891) was a early Mormon pioneer and bishop in Sanpete County, Utah.

George Washington Bradley was born January 13, 1813, in Salem, New York, to Pierce and Abiah Richmond Bradley. In 1834 he married Elizabeth "Betsey" Kroll Bradley, widow of his brother Thomas Jefferson Bradley. She had four children from this previous marriage. George Washington and Betsey Bradley had ten children together.

The Bradley family joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1843 and migrated to Nauvoo, Illinois. They migrated to Utah with the Mormon pioneers in 1848 and settled in San Pete Valley, Utah, arriving with the first company to the area in 1849. The family lived at Manti, Nephi and Moroni, Utah. Bradley married three other times, to Cynthia Wagle, Martha Hawkes, and Martha Stone, and had four other children (two with Wagle and two with Hawkes).

Bradley was commander of the military post at Nephi, Utah, during the Walker War of 1854. He also acted as probate judge in Nephi for six years, during which he helped procure a charter to incorporate Nephi as a city.

In 1859, Bradley was asked to help settle what is now Moroni, Utah, and was set apart of bishop of the settlement, where he served for the next eighteen years.

George Washington Bradley died March 8, 1891, in Moroni, Utah.

Biographical / Historical

Elizabeth "Betsey" Kroll Bradley (1811-1893) was a Mormon pioneer and early settler of San Pete Valley, Utah.

Elizabeth "Betsey" Kroll was born July 4, 1811, in Clarence, New York, to James Kroll and Mary Waltman. In approximately 1828, she married Thomas Jefferson Bradley, and had four children together. Thomas died in 1833. In 1834 she married Thomas's brother, George Washington Bradley, and they had ten children together. George and Betsey joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1843 and migrated to Nauvoo, Illinois. The family migrated to Utah with the Mormon pioneers in 1848 and settled in San Pete Valley, Utah, in 1849, being in the first company to arrive in the area. The family lived at Manti and Nephi, and helped found the city of Moroni, Utah, in 1859.

George married three other times and had four other children.

Betsey Kroll Bradley died March 17, 1893, in Moroni, Utah.



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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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