Our Family Roots
Eber Bradley 1828

Our Bradley and Nicholson ancestors along with many related families.

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Scope and Purpose

The primary SCOPE of this web page is to present what I know of my direct ancestors and their siblings. However, where there are rich histories or interesting stories to tell, I am also exploring the lives of cousins and other relations.

For privacy purposes I have not fully covered the most recent (still living) generations.

As far as PERSPECTIVE, the "I's" "My's and "Me's" you find here generally refer to myself, John Nicholson and I am describing people in terms of their relationship to me (e.g "Ancestors of My Grandparents"). Exceptions would be the stories, recollections, etc which are obviously credited to someone else (e.g. the short biography about Myron Bradley written by his daughter, Connie).


The Big Picture

Charter Oak
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Book Stack
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Individual Stories and Biographies

Subley Brigade
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Documents and Sources

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  • Duncan Nicholson Bible

    Transcript entries in my 4th great grandfather's Bible.

  • Robert Marshall Dixon Bible

    Transcript of entries in my 3rd great grandfather's Bible.

  • Nelson Clements Bible

    Transcript of entries in my 4th great grandfather's Bible.

    (Note: Robert Marshall Dixon (b. 1825) married Eliza C. Clements (b. 1826) who was the daughter of Nelson Clements. Their daughter, Georgia Ann Aletha Dixon (b. 1850) married Jasper James Nicholson (b. 1843) who was the grandson of Duncan Nicholson (b. abt 1777). The Bible transcripts listed above document the ties between these three families. Jasper James and Georgia Ann Aletha were my 2nd great grandparents.)

  • Calvin N. Ribble Bible

    Images of the original document. He was my great, great grandfather.

  • Ingomar the Barbarian

    Scanned playbill of the drama - presented in Whitehouse Ohio in 1884.

  • Letter from Eber Bradley

    Written January 22, 1873.

  • Nellie Stewart Family History

    A family history written in 1912. Including information on my 2nd great grandfather, Wade Hampton Raulerson, and his ancestors.


Defending the Nation

Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society, [Digital ID, e.g., nhnycw/ad ad04004]  http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/nhihtml/cwnyhshome.html
Information about ancestors who have served in the armed forces. This is a work in progress - Keep checking back!

In Christian Service

Old Church
Still under development - check back later!

Family Mysteries

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The Gallery

Photo Collage
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The Cemetery

Almira Hall Farrington Gravestone
This section will include photographs of gravestones and information on cemeteries and locations where ancestors are buried.



South Carolina

External Sites

  • Bowling Green Cemetery, Licking County Ohio

    Ohio Cemetery Project Webpage. Several "Bradley's" are listed here along with photos of the gravestones. Not sure if these are related to our family.

  • Bird Cemetery and
    Franklin Cemetery

    No ancestors buried here that I know of. But these may be of help to others researching Whitehouse OH. This very unusual site, GraveAddiction, has photos from many other cemeteries as well.


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Book Stack

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