Jacob T. Bradshaw
Francis C. Saunders
(Cir 1852-Cir 1890)
Dr. Claudius (Claude) J. Bradshaw Sr.


Family Links

1. Clara Medora Cutchin

2. Thelma Riticor Leith

Dr. Claudius (Claude) J. Bradshaw Sr.

  • Born: 10 Mar 1869, Virginia
  • Marriage (1): Clara Medora Cutchin circa 1894 in Isle of Wight Co., VA
  • Marriage (2): Thelma Riticor Leith on 30 Apr 1932 in Northampton Co., VA
  • Died: 27 Jul 1937, Suffolk City, [Nansemond Co., ] VA at age 68
  • Buried: 29 Jul 1937, Beaver Dam Baptist Church, Carrsville, Isle of Wight Co., VA

bullet   Cause of his death was Coronary Occlusion.


bullet  General Notes:

Claude and Clara lived in Carrsville, Isle of Wight, Va.

The 1900 Federal Census for Windsor, Isle of Wight Co., VA, District 17, page 101B records Claudius J. (March 1869) and Clara M. (June 1871) Bradshaw with son Joel J. Bradshaw (April 1891). Claudius is a Physician and has been married for 6 years and has had 2 children 1 of which is still living.

The 1910 Federal Census for Windsor, Isle of Wight Co., VA, District 5, page 193A records Claud J. (40) and Clara M. (38) Bradshaw with son Joel J. (14) living on the Carrsville Village Road. Claude is a farmer and has been married for 15 years. Clara has had 2 children of whom 1 is still living.

The 1920 Federal Census for Windsor, Isle of Wight Co., VA, District 5, page 238B records Claude J. (50) and Clara M. (48) Bradshaw living on the Carrsville Village Road. Claude is a farmer.

From www.findagrave.com
C J Bradshaw
Birth: 1869
Death: 1937
Spouse: Thelma L Bradshaw (1906 - 1992)
Burial: Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery, Carrsville, Isle of Wight Co., VA
Created by: Martha Fontaine Patterson
Record added: Mar 30, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 127128810

bullet  Research Notes:

From David Bradshaw in an email dated April 1, 2015
My I call you Bo? Please do call me David.
Here's the connection to Claude Jacob Bradshaw, my grandfather. Claude remarried after his first wife, Clara Medora Cutchin, passed away. He married Thelma Riticor Leith. She was nurse and only 23 when she met and married Dr. Claude J. Bradshaw. They had two children; Claude Jacob Bradshaw, Jr. (my father) and Molly Bradshaw. Dr. Bradshaw passes away when my father was three years and a day old.
Summer vacations for me as a kid were to Carsville and Franklin Va. I remember Mason, Margaret, Judy, and my favorite Claudine (married a Babbs). I have old family photographs of all. Oh how I loved visiting with Claudine in Franklin. She was such a classy lady and was the keeper of family history.
My father met my mother, Carolyn Keyes ( of Detroit, Michigan), on a blind date. He mentioned he had a half-sister older than his mother! It got a second date so she could, as Paul Harvey used to say, know the rest of the story… I was born in 1967. The middle child of three. My older brother is Claude Jacob Bradshaw (1965), III (but he goes by Jay) and my younger sister is Melanie J. Bradshaw (1975).
I've not played with the relationship calculator… so knowing this additional information where does that put us? My father has records getting us back to 1629 in Virginia. Perhaps we can compare additional notes.
As far as my family, I am married to Carrie Elizabeth Booth. Carrie and I have been married for almost 24 years and we have two children. Rachel Elizabeth Bradshaw (1993) and Andrew Keyes Bradshaw (1995). Rachel has graduated college and is getting married in October and our son is in his second year at VMI.
You've made my evening. I look forward to talking with you some more.

From David Bradshaw in an email dated April 7, 2015
You certainly have my permission to use any information I have. I've got more! I figured we'd be step cousins somehow once I started doing a little more digging but I am not clear on it.
I had a brief but critical meltdown with my RackSpace email account last week that messed up a few key emails and I thought that email might have been one of them; glad it was not.
I tend to over-communicate so don't let me bog you down. I appreciate the new connection with you.
Of my siblings I've been the only one to appreciate family history. I always went to funerals with my dad (Claude Jacob Bradshaw, Jr.) \endash to me they were actually family reunions!
I don't have an actually copy of that photograph but I believe my father may have one. I've got him going through his collection to check and confirm. I found it, and your other links, while looking for information on the 61st VA Regiment about Jacob T. Bradshaw and came across that link. I know it is him because I have a picture of him with others of the 61st at a Camp Meeting at Beaver Dam Baptist Church as well as other family photographs of him. It was pure chance finding it and identifying him because I never knew my father had seen it or even possibly possessed an original copy. My jaw dropped when I saw it! I thought it was a new family discovery \endash it may still be because dad not positive yet. I think it is so neat that you have the photo for another person.
The attached photograph shows Jacob T. Bradshaw on the back row \endash 5th from the left. He was First SGT, Company F. When you think about the role of an SGT he's the link between the officers and the enlisted me \endash the guy that enacts or carries out the orders \endash I am guessing that the other men were probably privates \endash so those are the men that he kept in line of battle. The guys who charged across fields, who ran into and through the huge crater at Petersburg and stemmed the tide of a Union breakthrough - the guys that were in the thick of the counterattack that followed… Blows my mind. I used to work for the Park Service at Manassas Battlefield…It got me through college debt free!
I am guessing by your email that you taught at Va Tech. I graduated from Radford University in 1990 with a degree in Geography.
More later…
Have a great day.
Source for the attached photograph:

bullet  Medical Notes:

Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Dr Claud Jacob Bradshaw
Residecne: Carrsville, VA
Occupation: Physician
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age at Death: 68
Birth Date: 10 Mar 1869
Death Date: 27 Jul 1937
Death Place: Lakeview Hospital, Suffolk, Virginia
Burial: July 29, 1937 at Beaver Dam Church Cemetery
Registration Date: 29 Jul 1937
Father: J Thomas Bradshaw born Isle of Wight Co., VA
Mother: Frances Saunders born Isle of Wight Co., VA
Spouse: Thelma Riticor Leith
Informant: Mrs. C. J. Bradshaw [wife] of Carrsville


Claudius married Clara Medora Cutchin, daughter of Hon. Joel Hollerman Cutchin and Mary Francis Norfleet, circa 1894 in Isle of Wight Co., VA. (Clara Medora Cutchin was born about 1872 in Isle of Wight Co., VA and died on 9 Dec 1928 in Roanoke City, VA.) The cause of her death was Apoplexy (cerebral hemorrhage).


Claudius next married Thelma Riticor Leith, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Leith Jr. and Mollie Riticor, on 30 Apr 1932 in Northampton Co., VA. (Thelma Riticor Leith was born on 27 Apr 1906, died on 3 Jan 1992 and was buried in Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery, Carrsville, Isle of Wight Co., VA.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: Claude Jacob Bradshaw
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Age: 63
Birth Date: 1869
Birth Place: Isle of Wight Co., VA.
Marriage Date: 30 Apr 1932
Marriage Place: Northampton County, Virginia
Father: J. T. Bradshaw
Mother: F. C. Saunders
Spouse: Thelma Riticor Leith
Age: 26
Bith Place: Washington D. C.
Father: B. F. Leith
Mother: Mollie Riticor
FHL Film Number: 2048466
Reference ID: L 33

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