Mary Jane (Pope) Bradshaw standing in front of her cabin on Four Mile Road. Leon, Carter County, Kentucky. Most likely taken in the 1950's. In the background is the home of James Hunter. Date of birth: 06 Jan 1875 in Carter County, Kentucky Date of death: 17 Dec 1971 in Leon, Carter County, Kentucky Burial Location: Pope Cemetery in Leon, Carter County, Kentucky Parents: James Franklin Pope of Carter County, Kentucky (1850-1921) and America Rebecca Eidson of Hawkins County, Tennessee (1857-1934). Both died in Carter County and are buried at the Pope Cemetery in Leon. Paternal Grandparents: Lewis Pope of Tennessee (1807-1893) and Mary Baumgardner of Wythe County, Virginia (1805-1890). Both Lewis and Mary died in Carter County, Kentucky. Maternal Grandparents: William Benson Eidson of Hawkins County, Tennessee (1835-1924) and Susan Jane Manis of Hawkins County, Tennessee (1839-1889). William died in Lawrence County, Ohio. Susan died in Carter County, Kentucky. Mary Jane Pope married Frank Bradshaw on 22 Oct 1894 in Carter County, Kentucky. They had the following children: 1. Loyal Bradshaw (1895-1964), married Birtha King (1903-1971) 2. Estill Elizabeth Bradshaw (1900-1939), married John Wesley Cox (1900-1983) 3. Gladys Arminta Bradshaw (1908-1980), married James Bishop Morris (1904-1994) 4. James Audry Bradshaw (1917-1999), married Madgeline Fuller (1916-1993) "The cabin is no longer there. I believe, although I could be wrong, it was originally built in the 1930's on the property of Frank Bradshaw. Initially, Mary Jane's son (James Audry Bradshaw) and his family resided in the cabin, which sat beside the old homestead of Frank Bradshaw and Mary Jane (Pope) Bradshaw. In the early 1950's, James Bradshaw moved down the hollow on Fourmile and then decided to relocate to Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio to work in the Steel Mill. It was in the deed that when the property was sold that Mary Jane could move in the cabin and have a garden for as long as she lived. Happily, James sold the property to his sister (Gladys Bradshaw) and brother-in-law (James Morris) in the mid-1950's. Mary Jane moved in the cabin. James & Gladys (Bradshaw) Morris and their family moved in the old homestead. Within a couple of years, the old homestead was torn down and James built a new home, which still exists today. Mary Jane lived to the age of 96. Her two passions were gardening and her faith. I'm told she ate onions every day!" Concerning the Edison/Eidson name spelling: "It appears that a few, although not all, of the descendants of Willis Benson Eidson changed the spelling of Eidson to Edison. This is evident from birth and death records. The 1860 U.S. Federal Census from 'District 3, War Gap, Hawkins County, Tennessee' and the 1880 U.S. Federal Census from 'District 6, Carter County, Kentucky' spelled their last name "Itson." No blame on the enumerator, as I have heard various pronunciations of the surname from 'Eyedson' to 'Itson' to 'Edson.'"
I found this photograph in a basket of photographs that belonged to my Aunt Jean (Morris) Shearer.
Nothing was written on the back and I am only able to identify my Aunt, Maternal Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.
1st Woman on far left kneeling is Nelva Jean (Morris) Shearer.
4th & 5th Women from left standing are Mary Jane (Pope) Bradshaw and Gladys Arminta (Bradshaw) Morris.
I am guessing this photograph was taken sometime between 1948 and 1952. They resided on Fourmile Road
so I would guess possibly taken somewhere on Fourmile Road or in the Leon area. However, my Aunt Jean
rented a room from Miss Nancy McGlone, 1950-1953, in Grayson so this could have been a function in town.
Any help identifying other ladies or children in photograph is appreciated.
Photographs and information submitted by Kevin Jay Carroll
Mary J. Pope and sisters
Lora Pope, Mint Pope, Effie Pope, Mary J. Pope, Ella Pope, Jewell Pope
Mary J. Pope, brothers and sisters
Photo was submitted by permission of Faye Burnett.
Submitted by: Joel L. Carter