Bradshaw, John W
Bradshaw, John W.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born December 28, 1808, in Fairfield County, Connecticut. At an early age he removed to the West. He was converted in 1824; received license to preach in 1836; was received on trial in the Indiana Conference in 1841, and at the same time ordained local deacon. He was admitted into full connection and ordained elder in 1843. After serving nineteen charges, he became superannuated in 1869, but up to the time of his death he was always ready to supply any vacancy. He died in DeWitt, Iowa, May 17, 1880. He was a sound, logical-preacher; always interesting, and frequently rising to powerful flights of eloquence. His Christian walk and uniform kindness won the respect and love of all who knew him. See Minutes of Annual Conferences; 1881, page 87.