Bradley Barlow Wilson (1832 - 1896) MP

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Birthplace: Green Top, Richland, Ohio, United States
Death: Died in Glenwood, Sevier, Utah, United States
Occupation: Farmer/Carpenter/Town Marshall
Managed by: Richard Aaron Wilson
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About Bradley Barlow Wilson

Year of birth - 1832 - Andrew Jackson reelected President of the United States. Joseph Smith receives D&C 73 thru 82. Sustained as President of the High Priesthood. Goethe dies and men given suffrage in England if they owned substantial property.

Bradley was the third of eight children and saw much dislocation in his youth. His family joined the Church in Ohio as they lived in an adjacent county south west of Kirtland. They moved with the Saints to Missouri, were expelled and settled in Nauvoo and again to near Winter Quarters when the Saints were forced to leave Nauvoo. His father died in 1846 in Council Bluffs, IA and was buried in the Winter Quarters Cemetery, Omaha, NE. Bradley was only twelve years old at the time. His youngest sister Mary died the following year in 1847 as a four year old. His Grandfather Bradley had died four years previously in Nauvoo. Bradley accompanied is mother and her remaining children to Payson, UT in the Daniel A. Miller/John W. Cooley Company in 1853 where he lived and married before moving to Glenwood.

Between 1870 and 1872, the family moved to Glenwood into an adobe home. Later they built a rock home. Bradley was a carpenter by trade and made beautiful carved furniture. In the early days in a small town, there was not much call for the services. Sometimes the family had to eat mush two or three times a day. In time, they prospered. His carpentry tools kept organized in a box were quite an attraction to his grandchildren.

He also operated a gristmill. His daughter, Florence, was sitting on he steps of the mill when she was first spotted by her future husband, Charles Cowley. He helped them build their first home on a homestead in Venice. Bradley later rented this homestead when his son-in-law and family returned to Glenwood and operated the mill.

In time, Bradley got a small ranch in Kings Meadow up the canyon four miles south of Sigurd. The summers were spent there caring for a few cattle and sheep. Some geese were plucked for feathers for use in beds and pillows.

At the Glenwood home were a lot of fruit trees, current bushes, and a nice garden that helped to support the family. All of the wood for both homes had to be hauled from the mountains. The boys helped with wood hauling as well as other chores. Bradley enjoyed working with the fruit trees and grafted many types of apples on different trees. The family escaped the diphtheria epidemic but Melissa and Heber did get Typhoid fever, which kept the ill for 30 days. However, one day as Bradley was out with the cattle, he got wet in the rain, caught a cold, pneumonia, and died. He died on Heber's tenth birthday. Bradley was a kind gentle man and never seemed to loose his temper. He never swore but would say "Dog on It" when upset. One day he loaned his square but could not remember to whom. He asked everyone he met about it and got four squares back. He loved his family very much and he would be the one to care for them in the night.

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                                      BRADLEY BARLOW WILSON
                                                    (1832 - 1896)
                                                            By
      Adell Brindley Fullmer, granddaughter, daughter of Jim and Melissa Brindley
                                                         1976

Bradley Barlow Wilson was born March 5, 1832 in Green Township, Richland, Ohio to Guy Carlton Wilson and Elizabeth Hunter. They were the parents of eleven children, nine of whom grew to be adults. Eight married and had families.

I remember my grandmother, Mary Ann. She was a small woman and the last few years of her life was spent in a wheel chair or in bed.

I never knew my grandfather, Bradley B. Wilson. He died from Typhoid Fever while still quite young. Grandfather ran the flour mill in Glenwood, Utah for years. He also made caskets for people around the Sevier county area. He made furniture. My sister Madge has a beautiful chest of drawers he made. He also made chairs, tables, etc. My mother told me about one casket he made and lined it with cotton and black satin. Most of the caskets were lined with white, but this one was for a young man and he was dressed in a black suit.

Grandfather loved his family and was a good provider. He was skilled in Horticulture. He had a large fruit orchard, and on one tree, he had five different kinds of apples. He knew how to graft and bud fruit trees. He always had a lovely garden, and raised all kinds of melons, cantaloupe, musk melons, large striped rock ford water melons and dry beans.

Grandfather was very kind. Mother never heard Grandfather raise his voice or speak an unkind word to any of his children. He was very kind and patient. He did not have his picture taken. My mother, Melissa, said that when any of the children were sick, grandfather was the one to get up in the night to take care of the children.

Grandfather, Bradley was the town marshal of Glenwood for years. On Old Indian chief - they called him "White Horse," because he rode a white horse - used to drink "Jameka-Ginger," and would ride through the street in front of Grandpa Wilson's house and say "Bradley Wilson, Bradley Wilson, come out and fight!" The squaws used to come down to Glenwood and go from house to house begging food. When old Chief White Horse would go on the rampage, they would hide in the rocks in the foothills. They were afraid of him. They said that when the Chief was drinking, he was mean.

My mother, Melissa, was the eighth child of five boys and four girls. We always had apples, cherries, pears, peaches, apricots, plumbs, and melons. Grandfather built a greenhouse for grandma - long rows of tables with potted plants on them. She had a water can with a spout for watering flowers and she would sing and walk between the rows of tables, with potted plants and pull the dead leaves off the plants. Geraniums, petunias, begonias, ferns, and fucias were some of the plants she had. I remember a bird's nest in one of the hanging baskets that she had. She also had roses and vines outside.

She always wore an apron tied around her waist. She was very quiet, loveable, and kind - every inch a lady. I remember the white bed-spread on her beds with fringe on it, and white lace curtains. They always put table linen on the table at meal time. I also remember the wooden churn with dasher-up and down motion by hand to churn cream into butter and the wooden pound mold to make butter into pounds; also, the wooden butter ladle. I can still smell the home-made bread, fresh out of the oven, with butter and fresh honey or jelly to put on it.

A crystal stream of water ran in front of the house--on the east side, a four foot rock wall fenced in the yard. The house was made of gray stone. The green-house was made of lumber with large windows in it.

Grandfather looked and was built more like Uncle John Wilson than any of his sons. The old grist mill still stands in Glenwood, Utah; also, the old home still stands on the south east side of town.

The Bradley Barlow Wilson family was honest, hard working, God-loving people; a credit to any community and their decedents are today. The boys went into the sheep business. They bought farms around Richfield and finely moved to Richfield from Glenwood after grandmother died which was the 24th of January 1911 and was buried beside her husband in Glenwood, Sevier, Utah.

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                                                               By
                           Max Wilson, grandson, son of Heber Wilson.

Grandfather managed a Grist mill in Glenwood for awhile. It was located across the road south of where our Grandparents lived. It was not owned by a private individual. I don't know for sure but the early settlers of Glenwood, Richfield, and etc. lived under the United Order. Later Cooperatives were organized and businesses were owned by those it served. As I recall, the Grist mill in Glenwood was owned by the Glenwood Cooperative. In Richfield, I remember them having a creamery co-op where Cheese was made. At one time when I was young, Grandpa William Ogden Jr. was the manager of the co-operative cheese factory and I recall going there and getting a sample of cheese. They also had a poultry producers Co-operative where you could buy poultry feed and sell eggs. They even had a co-op where we used to buy fuel for our cars and tractors.

My father told me that the four Brothers John, Charles, Heber and Truman all worked together and bought Sheep herds, farms etc. which they run together and really prospered. That is why all the farms were together as they were bought as one farm and they run it as one unit. Remember the house Keith lived in. When I was young there was a three story frame Alfalfa feed mill owned by the Wilson Bros. and a feed yard where cattle were fattened and sold. You may have wondered why the large electric transformer was located there. I don't remember the mill ever being used when I was small except as a large play house. That is why they also had large scales for weighing the feed and livestock which was fattened there. Keith got permission to tear the mill down and use the materials to build him a house. The water well was located on our property but used by all three families which took turns paying the electric and repair bills.

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Bradley Barlow Wilson's Timeline

1832
March 25, 1832
Green Top, Richland, Ohio, United States
1861
December 20, 1861
Age 29
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
1862
November 12, 1862
Age 30
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
1864
March 25, 1864
Age 32
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
1865
August 7, 1865
Age 33
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
1868
April 10, 1868
Age 36
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
1870
January 27, 1870
Age 37
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
1872
January 8, 1872
Age 39
June 2, 1872
Age 40
Glenwood, Sevier, Utah, United States
1874
December 20, 1874
Age 42
Glenwood, Sevier, Utah, United States