NameAlexander “Aleck” Bradley
Birth21 Oct 1859, Floyd Co., Kentucky
Death16 Dec 1934, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Marriage11 Mar 1905, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth18 Dec 1869, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death25 Sep 1940, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for Alexander “Aleck” Bradley
Floyd Co. birth report to the Kentucky state auditor for 1859 lists the birth of Alexander Bradley on 21 Oct 1859, father Elias Bradley, mother’s maiden name Luanna Prater.
His death certificate records Elick Bradley, age 77 years 10 months 4 days, born 12 Feb 1857 in Kentucky, died 16 Dec 1934 in Morehead, Rowan Co., Ky, married, husband of Lue Bradley, father Elicha Bradley, mother’s maiden name Luna Prator, both born in Ky, cause of death nephritis, informant Lue Bradley, Morehead, Ky, burial in Bradley Cemetery.
His gravestone (Bradley Cemetery is currently known as Clearfield Cemetery) has the birthdate 2 March 1858, and spells his given name as Alex.
So there are three birthdates to choose from, all in different months! I am entering the one from the birth report.
According to the “previous marriage” counts on his marriages recorded in Rowan Co., Aleck married five times, but his third and fifth marriages were both to Lou Crosthwait.
Notes for Louisa Crosthwaite
Her death certicate records Lou Bradley, age 70 years 9 months 8 days, born 18 Dec 1869 in Kentucky, widowed, died 25 Sep 1940 in Morehead, Rowan Co., Ky, father Isaac Crosthwaite, mother’s maiden name Mary Donohew, both born in Ky, cause of death paralysis, informant Anna Click, Morehead, Ky, burial in Bradley Cemetery.
Her gravestone, as surveyed by the Rowan Co Historical Society, lists her name as Louise Bradley and has the dates 18 Dec 1868 to 25 Sep 1946, although the year of death may be a mistranscription in the survey.
Notes for Alexander “Aleck” & Louisa (Family)
Rowan Co., Ky marriage book 5, b. 203, records the marriage on 11 Mar 1905 of Alex Bradley, age 45, 5th marriage, laborer, residence Morehead, born in Floyd Co., Ky, both parents born in Virginia, to Lou Crosthwait, age 34, 3rd marriage, residence Morehead, born in Rowan Co and father born in Rowan Co., at Morehead by R. Tussey, witnesses George Day and Ernest Crosthwait.
Lou’s previous marriage was also to Alex Bradley.
1910 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Morehead district 1, enumerated 28 April, lists on pp. 9A-9B as family #154/164:
Bradley, Alex, 50, stone mason; Louise, wife, 36, second marriage for both, married 8 years, mother of 4 children, 4 living; Everett, stepson, 13; Guendaleine, dau, 7; Alex Jr., son, 5; Anna, dau, 3; Crosthwait, Anna, mother-in-law, 65, widowed. All born Ky Ky Ky.
1920 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Morehead precinct, enumerated 15 June, lists on p. 8B as family #151/158:
Bradley, Alec, 64, laborer on public works; Lou, wife, 50, b. Ky Missouri Ky; Eveertt, son, 20; Gwendolyn, dau, 18; Alec Edward, son, 15; Anna D., dau, 14. All except Lou born Ky Ky Ky.