Hi Jerome, I'm wondering if we are related? I have a John Bradbury born in Bangor Maine who married Mary Jane Valentine in Henderson Co., Illinois. Also listed is Ella who married Samuel on the Henderson Co. marriage records dated April 1862, (I think). I have John's death cert listing his birthdate as 1829, but there are no parents listed. On the 1870 census for Effingham Co., Illinois John is listed as 30 years old(born about 1839? maybe death cert is wrong?), born in Maine and father b. Ire mother b. Ill. I don't know who his siblings were and I can't seem to locate him in 1860 or 1850. Do you know where Ella was then?