Bradley, Micah


Birth: November 8, 1844, Brookfield, Trumbull County, Ohio
Death: April 17, 1918

Published Biography

From Harriet Taylor Upton, A Twentieth Century History of Trumbull County, Ohio, A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1909), Volume 2, pp. 242-243:

MICAH BRADLEY, who is the owner of a good farm on the rural mail route out from Tyrrell, in Vienna township, is a native of Brookfield township, Trumbull county, born November 8, 1844. He is the son of Michael and Caroline (Amey) Bradley. His mother was born in Brookfield and died in that township, February 3, 1849. She was the daughter of Michael Amey, who was a native of Vermont. He was among the pioneer settlers there and was remarkable because he was born with but one hand and was a carpenter and joiner by trade.

Michael Bradley was born in Ireland in 1796 and came to America when about eighteen years of age. He went to Niagara Falls, and thence to Canada, later going to Brookfield township, Trumbull county, Ohio, in which vicinity he followed threshing with a wooden flail during the winter season, as the old custom was. In the summer months he was a farm hand. When thirty-three years of age he married and purchased a farm in Brookfield township, where he remained the balance of his life, dying October 9, 1881.

His children, all born on the farm, were as follows: James, born December 25, 1836, died 1900; Thomas, October 15, 1838, was a member of an Ohio regiment and died in hospital at Champ Chase in 1862; Elizabeth, November 11, 1841, died November, 1898; George, January 29, 1843, is a farmer and unmarried, lives with his brother; Micah, of these notice; Almira, October 1, 1847, wife of Iddo Alderman and they reside on a farm in Brookfield township; Daniel M., January 20, 1851 (by a second marriage), when last heard of was in Michigan engaged at teaming; Cornelia, September 28, 1855, wife of John Patton, employed in the mills, residing at Sharpsville, Pennsylvania; Ruel, August 9, 1858, residing at Warren; Lovinia, July 20, 1860, widow of John Ichel; she resides in Sharon, Pennsylvania; Albin, 1862, a farmer of Fowler township; Maud L., January 20, 1864, wife of William Raney, of Orangeville; Will W., June 22, 1868, a farmer of Vienna township; Frank, March 22, 1870, lives at Warren, Ohio, where he is employed at the bathtub works; Mattie, January 20, 1874, wife of George Woodside, a mechanic, of Warren, Ohio.

Micah Bradley attended school in Brookfield district and has never married. He resided with his father until eighteen years of age, after which nine years were spent as a farm hand for others. He then engaged at drilling for coal. After about eight years of this kind of employment, he spent two years more on a farm for others, then rented a farm in Howland township. He rented land and farmed seven years, then purchased sixty-seven acres, where he now lives and does general farming. At present he is making a specialty of dairying, keeping ten cows.

During all the years of Mr. Bradley’s farm life he has been an industrious worker and by economy has at last been rewarded by owning a well improved place of his own, and a property which he truly appreciates for the toil expended in securing the same.

Updated 8/13/2020