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Elder J. R. Bradley


Student At Mars Hill Academy Under The Teaching Of T.B. Larimore

Gospel Preacher In South Central Tennessee

J.R. Bradley, of Lauderdale county, Ala., was at Mars' Hill in 1878-9. He was well along in years, and married when he entered school. His education in younger days had been entirely neglected, and he was wholly without financial resources, and his only means of support was hard manual labor on the farm, as a renter or hireling. In school he applied himself closely, and attained a fair degree of proficiency in English grammar, logic, rhetoric, and general outline of history. he developed an easy and impressive delivery, acquired a correct knowledge of the doctrine of Christ, and came to understand the leading doctrine of the different religious sects of modern times with tolerable accuracy. On leaving school, he settled in Giles county, Tenn., where he still resides. he has preached constantly and very successfully in Giles, Lawrence, Maury and Wayne counties, Tenn., and Lauderdale, Colbert, and Limestone counties, Ala. he has baptized hundreds of people, and has been instrumental in establishing many strong country churches in his field of labor.
-F.D. Srygley, Larimore and His Boys, c.1889, F.D. Srygley, page 159

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Location Of The Grave Of J.R. Bradley

J.R. Bradley is buried in Fayetteville, Tennessee in the Rose Hill Cemetery. At the intersection of US 431 and Hwy 64 heard west a couple blocks and the cemetery will be on your right. Bear off to the right on Morgan Ave. North to find the entrance. Drive through the main gate, go until you come to the second grass road to the right. Luke for a large burial vault above ground on left. Head NE toward the north side of the cemetery only 4 or 5 graves off the street, on top of the hill. Just west of his grave is a little step up (wall-18inches or so). The exact GPS location of the family plot is: 35°09'18.0"N 86°34'40.7"W / or D.d. 35.155011, -86.577961

Eld. J.R. Bradley
Sept. 3, 1846,
Sept. 9, 1923.
Resting Till The Resurrection Morn

Mary E. Bradley.
(Nee Liles) Wife Of
Eld. J.R. Bradley.
Born Jan. 28, 1848
April 4, 1911.
My loved one sleeps here

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C. Wayne Kilpatrick, A Descendant of J.R. Bradley

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