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Reading: 1886: History of Jackson County, Indiana. Brant and Fuller.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. 733
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iment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry. On account of disability
he was compelled to quit service. In January, 1865, he again
entered the army, this time in Company F, of the One Hundred
and Forty-fifth Regiment, where he served fifteen months. He
took part in campaigns in Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama and other
States, and returned home badly disabled from injuries received.
His marriage with Martha Fountain was solemnized in February,
1853. Of the ten children that have been born to them only
these four are now living: Henry, Rebecca J., Sarah and Martha
Isabel. The parents are members of the Christian Church and
are among its leading members. Mr. Wray has been a consistent
Republican.


REDDING TOWNSHIP.

ARTHUR C. BRADBURY, a farmer of Redding Township,
is a native of North Carolina, born April 4, 1816, son of Arthur
and Mary Bradbury, who were natives of North Carolina. The
former died in his native State. His wife came to Jackson County,
Ind., where she died May 20, 1840. Our subject's early life was
passed in farming and clerking in a store. In 1835 he came to
Jackson County, of which he has ever since been a citizen. He
has been twice married, the first time, October 29, 1837, to Han-
nah Easter, a native of Fayette County, Penn., born August 10,
1810, by whom he had the following children: Barbara, born
December 22, 1838, now wife of J. R. Curns; Mary M. E., June
25, 1842, died December 31, 1875; Maria, September 21, 1845,
wife of R. W. Brooks; Mahala, February 17, 1848, died August
15, 1856, and Eliza J., born December 1, 1850, died September
9, 1877. Mrs. Bradbury died January 29, 1876. November 28,
1878, he returned to his native State and married an estimable
lady, Mary H. Bradbury, a native of North Carolina, born Octo-
ber 8, 1813. Mr. Bradbury served an apprenticeship as brick-
mason and shoe-maker, but his main occupation has been farming.
He now owns 172 acres of land in Jackson County, besides land
in North Carolina. In 1846 he partially lost his eyesight, and in


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