James Cope Bradford

Male, #35361, (30 Jul 1867 - 2 Jun 1938)
Birth*30 Jul 1867 James was born at Gibson Co., Tennessee, on 30 Jul 1867. 
Marriage*10 Oct 1890 He married Nancy Gillespie Culpepper at Grant Co., Arkansas, on 10 Oct 1890 at age 23. 
Photographed*1910 He was photographed in 1910 at Hopkins Co., Texas,
From: Lavyn Sisco
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Subject: James Cope Bradford family
.... this picture was taken at the Bradford homeplace. In 1906 my grandfather purchased the farm SE of Pine Forest. The house was old and cold and had a hall [breezeway] down the middle. My mother was never sure if she was born here or on the farm my grandfather rented when he came to Texas. The rented farm was located near the Mr. Frank Adams place north of Pine Forest. At that time in history folk could go east, cross Stouts Creek and come out at the Luther Culpepper farm. That road has long been closed.

The family moved to the newly purchased farm of 72 acres and we know for sure Guy, Aubrey and Mattie were born at this location. In 1916 James Bradford built a new house where this old house once stood.

In the Picture is Hurley and Alice Bradford Richey (Hurley is holding baby, Ruby), Leona, Ida, Ruth, Frankie, Robbie, Argent, GGM Argent Stephens Bradford Mosley, Nancy Bradford and James Cope Bradford holding Guy.1,2
James Cope Bradford family
Death of Spouse19 May 1932 His wife Nancy Gillespie Culpepper died on 19 May 1932 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Death*2 Jun 1938 He died at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 2 Jun 1938 at age 70. 
Burial*circa 4 Jun 1938 His body was interred circa 4 Jun 1938 at Pine Forest Cemetery, Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., Texas
Biography* Mrs. D. W. (Lavyn Wright) Sisco noted in a summary of the children of J. M. Culpepper that Nannie Culpepper had married Jim Bradford, "one of the best farmers in the county.


Nancy Gillespie Culpepper (3 Sep 1873 - 19 May 1932)
Marriage*10 Oct 1890 He married Nancy Gillespie Culpepper at Grant Co., Arkansas, on 10 Oct 1890 at age 23. 
Last Edited26 Apr 2012


  1. E-mail written 1979 - 2012 to Lew Griffin from Lavyn Elaine (Wright) Sisco (ID:23046), 1411 Cherrywood, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written numerous messages over 30+ years to Lew Griffin from Tommie Sue Reeves Smith (#23162), 942 Clarice, Grand Prairie, TX 75051, e-mail address.