Person:John Bradshaw (21)

John Bradshaw
b.2 February 1759 Augusta County, Virginia
m. est. 1738-1745
  1. Elinor Bradshawest 1740-1748 -
  2. Thomas Bradshawest 1746 - bef 1826
  3. John Bradshaw1759 - 1835
m. BET 1782 AND 1783
  1. James Bradshawabt 1784 -
  2. Margaret Bradshaw1785 - 1838
  3. John Bradshawabt 1787 -
  4. William Bradshawabt 1789 -
  5. Thomas Bradshawabt 1791 - 1862
  6. Elizabeth Bradshawabt 1793 -
  7. Jane Bradshawabt 1795 -
  8. Nancy Bradshawabt 1798 -
Facts and Events
Name John Bradshaw
Gender Male
Birth[1] 2 February 1759 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage BET 1782 AND 1783 Pocahontas County, Virginiato Isabella Nancy McKinney
Alt Death? December 1834 Pocahontas County, Virginia[became part of West Virginia in 1863]
Death[1] 6 January 1835 Pocahontas County, Virginia

John Bradshaw was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Military Service

American Revolutionary War Veteran

Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 1, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

Bradshaw, John - entered service 1776 in Monroe County, Virginia; born 2/2/1759; granted Pension 1833 in Pocahontas County, virginia; died 12/1834; query letter in file in 1935 from great great grandson H.C. Bradshaw, Bluefield, West Virginia states federal monument to soldier is located in Huttonsville, Pocahontas County, West Virginia. R319.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1793 (H to Y). - James Longbridge vs. John Bradshaw--Slander. Writ to Bath, May, 1792.
  • Vol. 2 - Revolutionary War Declaration - John Bradshaw's Declaration, September 4th, 1832: Aged 72 on the second of February, last. In 1781 he was drafted and served under Capt. Thomas Hicklin, Lieut. Joseph Gwinn, Ensign Thomas Wright, Col. Sampson Mathews. At the battle of Portsmouth, Capt. Cunningham, of Rockbridge, was wounded in the groin. In 1781 he was drafted and served under Col. Samuel Vance, Capt. Thomas Hicklin, and was present at Cornwallis' surrender. In 1776 he was in the Company of Capt. John Henderson in Greenbrier, now Monroe, and was detailed as spy and served as such during the years 1776-7-8-9.
  • Vol. 2 - Revolutionary War Declaration - John Bradshaw's Declaration, May 7th, 1833: Aged 74 years on second February, last. In 1776, when 18 years old, he volunteered as spy and was a private in Capt. John Henderson's Company; in 1777, the same; in 1778, the same; in 1779, the same; his duties were to leave Cook's Fort on Indian Creek, now in Monroe County; two went together, his companion being generally James Ellis, but sometimes went in company with the late Col. Samuel Estill, of Kentucky; took stands at the gaps and low places of the mountains between William Lafferty's plantation on New River and the head waters of Laurel Creek, where they met the spies from Burnsides' Fort; they traversed the country, which included the head waters of Big and Little Stony Creek, the Indian Draft, a branch of Indian Creek, and the headwaters of Wolf Creek; they carried their own provisions, being sworn never to build a fire. (John died January 6th, 1835.)
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