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BRADLEY, THOMAS W. (?–?). Thomas W. Bradley, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred, came to Texas in partnership with Samuel T. Angier and George B. Hallqqv in 1824, and the three were issued a league and a labor of land in what is now Brazoria County in August of that year. On June 4, 1835, Bradley was among the signers of a petition protesting the enforcement of Mexican customs laws at Anahuac and was third in command of William Barret Travis's party that had stormed the fort there in 1832 (see ANAHUAC DISTURBANCES). This is apparently the same Thomas Bradley who, on November 17, 1838, with partners A. Garner and James Morgan, advertised town lots for sale in the new town of Swartwout on the Trinity River in Liberty County. On June 21, 1842, he was listed as a first-class militiaman in the company of Capt. Thaxton Epperson of Beat Four at Swartwout.


Lester G. Bugbee, "The Old Three Hundred: A List of Settlers in Austin's First Colony," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 1 (October 1897). Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986). Telegraph and Texas Register, November 17, 1838.

Thomas W. Cutrer

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Thomas W. Cutrer, "BRADLEY, THOMAS W.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.