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In the 1830's five of Reverend Henry Bradford's sons moved with their families to Florida, settling just north of Tallahassee in an area known today as Bradfordville.

Here they established cotton plantations near Lake Iamonia and Lake McBride. The most successful of the brothers was Dr. Edward Bradford who established Pine Hill Plantation and later Horseshoe Plantation.

Dr. Bradford's wife was Martha Branch Bradford, the daughter of Gov. John Branch of Enfield, North Carolina. Gov. Branch had been governor of North Carolina and Sec. of the Navy under Andrew Jackson and the last territorial governor of Florida. One of Dr. Edward Bradford's daughters was Susan Bradford. Susan Branch Bradford married Nicholas Ware Eppes who was the great grandson of Thomas Jefferson. Susan Bradford Eppes wrote several books including "Through Some Eventful Years" and "The Negro of the Old South".