Missouri Society Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard Photo Gallery
Patriot Richard T. Bradley American Revolution War Patriot Dedication Gilead Rupe DAR Chapter Dedication Blackwater Cemetery Pittsville, Missouri
Thursday, September 19, 2013
An American Revolution War Patriot Dedication for Patriot Richard T. Bradley and his wife Abadiah Tompkins Bradley, was held on Thursday, September 19, 2013 by the Gilead Rupe DAR Chapter Dedication. The MOSSAR Color Guard from the Missouri Society of Sons of the American Revolution participated in the Dedication. The Dedication for Patriot Richard T. Bradley was held at the Blackwater Cemetery in Pittsville, Missouri.
Patriot Richard T. Bradley was born in 1765 in Savannah, GA.
He served three years in the Revolutionary War aboard the George State Galleys as a private. He served with Andrew Jackson in the Creek War. Around 1790 he gained the rank of Captain. Other service include the War of 1812. Abadiah was born in 1770. Prior to 1788, the couple married. By 1799, they moved with their family from the Savannah, GA area to Sumner Co., TN, near Nashville and later to Logan Co., KY. Richard engaged in breeding and raising horses. In their 60's, they followed their children to the frontiers of Missouri settling in the Blackwater area west of Columbus, Johnson, Co., MO where they purchased 240 acres. Richard T. Bradley died in April 1838 at the age of 73. Abadiah died in May 1838 at the age of 68. In 1992, The Martin Warren Chapter SAR replaced Richard's broken headstone and held a dedication ceremony placing an SAR emblem upon his stone on Oct. 17, 1992.
Photo (Front Row: L-R): Major General Robert L. Grover, MOSSAR Color Guard Commander; Compatriot Richard Mathews; Compatriot Alvin L. Paris; Compatriot Fred Kaffenberger; and Compatriot Doug Neff.
Photo (Back Row: L-R): Compatriot Steve White, Compatriot David D. Leighr, Compatriot Wilber J. Kephart, Compatriot Bob L. Lantz, Joan M. Cole (DAR); and Compatriot Bill Groth.