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Bradford & Smith

City: Springfield

County: Sangamon

State: Illinois

Joseph Smith and James M. Bradford established the mercantile firm Bradford and Smith in Springfield, Illinois sometime in 1845. They remained partners until Bradford's death in March 1852.

Dorothy Brown Thompson, “'James M. Bradford, Secretary,' Pages from an Old Franklin County Minute-Book,” The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 48 (October 1950), 295; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 27 November 1845, 2:7; James M. Bradford, Gravestone, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL; Opinion regarding the Estates of Joseph Smith and James M. Bradford.