Bradford County was established Feb 21, 1810 from Luzerne and Lycoming Counties. Any records prior to that date will be in Luzerne and Lycoming Counties.
1820 Towanda, Bradford, PA
That's all that I found online.
You can look for more records at www.familysearch.org
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Those recods are non-indexed records on microfilm. You have to look through them but the records are there. Look for James probate records to confirm his death date.
You won't find birth records because PA wasn't registering births that early. Look for baptism records in the church records if there are any.
Look for historical books about the time he lived in that county.
You can contact the Bradford County Historical Society, www.bradfordhistory.com/index.asp?pageId=18
and ask if they have a local death index, indexed newspaper death notices and cemetery inventories. Successful Searching!