Biography of John C. Bradley
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Bradley, John C., is a representative of a family closely identified with the history of Vermont State, and that of the nation. He is of English ancestry, and his great great grandfather, Lieutenant Joseph Bradley, was one of the first settlers of Sunderland, Vt., where John was born in 1858. Here this paternal ancestor participated in many an exciting conflict as a "Green Mountain Boy" to assert the right to the estates which have been in the family name more than a century. Captain Lemuel Bradley, great grandfather of John C., was conspicuous in the battle of Bennington and other encounters throughout the Revolution. Mr. Bradley is a son of Gilbert Bradley, whose father was Ethan Bradley, and was educated at Burton Seminary, Manchester, Vt., and in New York city. In 1875 he went to Colorado, and after serving as salesman for a time he engaged in a confectionery business for himself. After one year he came home to care for his aged father, who died in 1881. The same year he came to Hoosick Falls and entered the employ of the Hoosick Malleable Iron Co. as an apprentice to the moulder's trade. Before serving full term at that trade he was made foreman of the annealing department, where he remained nine years. Upon the resignation of M. D. Greenwood, the superintendent of the Malleable Iron Works, he was promoted to that position which he still holds. He is a member of the Baptist church and an enthusiastic worker, being superintendent of the Bible class of that church seven years. For the last three years he has been volunteer pastor of a small church at West Hoosick. He is much interested in the Y. M. C. A. and has lectured in its behalf in various cities in the State; and also responded to calls from Vermont, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. In 1877 he married Fannie M. Baker of Fort Edward, N. Y., by whom he has three children: Helen M., born in 1878; Edith S., born in 1879; John H., born in 1882.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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