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Family of Reverend John BRADFIELD (3) & Susannah THURMAN

5. Elijah Lewis BRADFIELD. Born on 22 Nov 1826 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. At the age of 37, Elijah Lewis died in Andersonville Military Prison, Georgia on 16 Aug 1864. Buried in Aug 1864 in National Cemetery, Andersonville, Georgia. Resided in 5th District, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1850.

Inscription on wife's headstone concerning her husband Elijah Bradfield.
"In Memory of E.L. ,Husband of Elizabeth Bradfield
Born November 22, 1826
Died August 16, 1864
In the Andersonville Prison
Aged 37 years, 9 mos., 24 days
He belonged to CO C
7th Tenn Reg
US Cavalry Vol"

Military: Elijah Lewis Bradfield enlisted into the Union Army on the 5 September 1862, at Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee. He joined Company C, 7th Tennessee Cavalry Volunteers (US) to serve for three years or for the duration of the war. He was furnished a horse and equipment. His commanding officer was Captain A.H. Hays. The mission of this regiment was dedicated to provide security for the Mobile and Ohio Railroad and the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Additional missions included capturing Union deserters and stragglers, preventing the Confederate forces from reforming, and destroying guerilla bands. Records show that Private Elijah Bradfield was captured by forces of General Nathan Bedford Forrest at Trenton, Gibson County, Tennessee, on 20 December 1862, but was paroled. Nearly all the regiment was captured by the forces of General Nathan Bedford Forrest at Union City, Obion County, Tennessee, on 24 March 1864. The 7th Cavalry prisoners were sent to Andersonville, a major Confederate prison, located in Andersonville, Georgia. The prisoners were treated very inhumane. Their clothing was inadequate and the suffered from the elements. Their food was scanty and inadequate and many died from starvation and diarrhea. A man might enter strong and robust but within a few months become a skinny and haggard wreck. The "body" lice were thick upon these weather beaten victims and sucked the very life's blood from them. Conditions were such that the lice could not be destroyed. Exposure, starvation, cruel treatment, and lack of medical care caused men to die on every hand. According to Auburn Powers in his book "History of Henderson County", published in 1930, the 7th Regiment lost during its service, eight enlisted men and one officer mortally wounded. The regiment lost 328 because of disease. Private Elijah Bradfield's military records state that he died on 31 July 1864 after having been admitted to the prison hospital that same day. Other records show he died on 16 August 1864. More than 13,000 men died there during the period of 1864-1865. The Prison Director, Captain Henry Wirz, was hanged after being sentenced to die by a military court martial after the war. The site is now a National Monument.

On 14 Jan 1846 when Elijah Lewis was 19, he married Elizabeth EVANS, daughter of Thomas EVANS (1797-1865) & Louisa HOLDEN (1799-1888), in Hamilton County, Tennessee. Born on 19 Aug 1825 in North Carolina. At the age of 72, Elizabeth died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 7 Jun 1898. Buried in Jun 1898 in Mt. Ararat Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 5th District, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1850. Alias/AKA: "Bet".

They had the following children:
i. Susan Jane. Born on 2 Oct 1849 in Decatur County, Tennessee. At the age of 79, Susan Jane died on 10 Oct 1928. Buried in Oct 1928 in Mt. Ararat Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 5th District, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1850.

Susan Jane married William T. WOOD, son of Caleb Jasper WOOD (1825-) & Hannah Jane ESSARY (1827-). Born on 27 Mar 1845 in Chickasaw County, Mississippi. At the age of 80, William T. died in Darden, Henderson County, Tennessee on 22 Jun 1925. Alias/AKA: "Bill".

16 ii. Daniel W. (1851-1935)
17 iii. Andrew W. (1852-1892)
18 iv. Louise (1854-1921)
19 v. James F. (1856-1931)
20 vi. John T. (1857-1944)
vii. Nancy Ann. Born on 18 Jun 1861 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 6th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1910.

Nancy Bradfield had no children.

Nancy Ann first married ? McPEAKE.

On 7 Sep 1898 when Nancy Ann was 37, she second married Lawson B. BOREN, in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born on 13 Mar 1829. At the age of 90, Lawson B. died in Darden, Henderson County, Tennessee on 4 Nov 1919. Buried in Nov 1919 in Dukes Chapel Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Served as a Sergeant in Company C, 7th Tennessee, Cavalry.


Elijah Lewis Bradfield and Elizabeth Evans were married by Reverend James Cleft, pastor of the Hamilton County Presbyterian Church.

Elijah Lewis Bradfield and Elizabeth Evans were living in Decatur County, Tennessee, by 1850. The 1850 Census shows them to have a daughter living with them named Susan.

6. John Heninger BRADFIELD. Born on 16 Jun 1830 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. At the age of 51, John Heninger died in Saline County, Arkansas in 1882.

On 10 Sep 1857 when John Heninger was 27, he married Sarah E BENNETT. Born in Apr 1836 in Tennessee. At the age of 79, Sarah E died in Saline County, Arkansas in 1916.

They had the following children:
i. Louisa E.

21 ii. Phillip J (1861-1898)
iii. James. Born in 1864.

iv. William C. Born in 1866.

v. John L. Born in 1869.

vi. Lewis. Born in 1871.

vii. Arthur. Born in 1877.

viii. Leon L. Born in 1880.


7. Philip Thurman BRADFIELD. Born on 3 Dec 1832. At the age of 83, Philip Thurman died in Hamilton County, Tennessee on 19 Jul 1916.

Philip Thurman married Elizabeth SMITH.

They had one child:
i. Sarah.


8. Daniel Butler BRADFIELD. Born on 27 Mar 1838. At the age of 80, Daniel Butler died in Hot Springs, Arkansas on 22 Jul 1918. Buried in Jul 1918 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Daniel Butler married Louisa Ann ROGERS, daughter of Edley H ROGERS. Born on 19 Mar 1839.

They had the following children:
i. Mary Elizabeth. Born on 10 Oct 1864. At the age of 66, Mary Elizabeth died in 1931.

ii. John Harveston. Born on 25 Apr 1866.

iii. Francis Asbury. Born on 20 Oct 1867.

iv. James Elijah. Born on 20 Jun 1870.

v. Alice Mahala. Born on 4 May 1873.

vi. Susan Emily. Born on 24 Dec 1874.

22 vii. Sarah Miranda (1882-1943)

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