- Get Involved
BRADLEY, JOHN M.
BRADLEY, JOHN M. (ca. 1800–1844). John M. Bradley, soldier, was born about 1800 in North Carolina. In February 1832 he arrived in Texas as a widower with his four children. He was captain of the Tenaha Militia at the battle of Nacogdoches, August 2, 1832, and in the fall he represented the Tenaha District at the Convention of 1832 in San Felipe. In October 1835 Bradley raised a company in San Augustine and Tenaha that he commanded as captain. He participated in the Grass Fight on November 26 and distinguished himself at the siege of Bexar. On May 15, 1836, a company of volunteers under Captain Bradley, the San Augustine Cavalry, joined the Texas army at Fort Bend on the Brazos and participated in expelling the Mexican army from Texas. The company was discharged at Victoria on July 23. During the Regulator-Moderator War, Bradley, a Moderator sympathizer, left his home on Patroon Creek and went to San Augustine in search of Charles Watt Moorman, leader of the Regulators, and attempted to assassinate him. In July 1844 Moorman followed Bradley to a Baptist revival meeting at the Masonic Hall and shot him to death as he left the building. Bradley is buried in the Old Texan Cemetery between San Augustine and Shelbyville in Shelby County.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:George L. Crocket, Two Centuries in East Texas (Dallas: Southwest, 1932; facsimile reprod., 1962). John W. Middleton, History of the Regulators and the Moderators (Fort Worth: Loving, 1883). Thomas L. Miller, Bounty and Donation Land Grants of Texas, 1835–1888 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1967). Mildred Cariker Pinkston, People, Places, Happenings: Shelby County (Center, Texas: Pinkston, 1985). Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941). Gifford E. White, Character Certificates in the General Land Office of Texas (1985).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, McXie Whitton Martin, "Bradley, John M.," accessed April 20, 2018, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbr14.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.