Saturday, May 27, 2006

E-mail from Theodore D. Judah

From: "Ted Judah"

My name is Ted Judah. ... Theodore, my namesake, is my great, great, great, great, great uncle according to Helen Hinckley – TDJ biographer and author of Rails from the West.

... I am interested in learning more about Theodore's brothers Charles and Henry. I am 99% sure I am a direct descendant of Charles, as he is the one that came to California. Can you help in leading me to more information? ...

Ted D. Judah
Petaluma, CA


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Chris Graves"
Subject: Family of Theo. Judah

The Theo. D. Judah that we are familiar with was the son of Henry Raymond Judah (died 1836) and Mary Jane (Reece) Judah.

Theo. D. Judah had two brothers, and one sister.

Brother Henry Moses Judah died in 1836, brother Charles David Judah died in the 1870's. Sister Harriet Bronson Judah married a James Trask.

Charles David Judah had one son, Henry R. Judah, that worked for the SPRR. Henry R. Judah, married to "RW" Judah, died in California on June 14, 1927.

Hope that helps........

—G J Chris Graves, NewCastle, Cal.

5/27/2006 8:01 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Bill Anderson"

Late last fall I received an e-mail from, I believe it was your aunt, stating that you were the great, great, great, great GRANDSON of Theodore Dehone Judah. My immediate thought was hmmmm! Since Ted and Anna had no children, was there something new to add to the history books? Thank goodness all was rectified.

Best of luck in your search.

—Bill Anderson

5/27/2006 8:02 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Wendell Huffman"

Records provided by a relative give Theodore Dehone Judah four brothers: Henry Moses (1821-1866), Charles David (c1823-c1877), Edward Douglas (1828-), and Sutherland Douglas (1834-).

Sutherland settled in New York city where he ran a hardware business; he was living in 1866 but is otherwise a mystery.

The other three brothers were all in California and Edward Douglas was a civil engineer on the Central Pacific (and actually did some of the surveying Theodore D. is credited with). I have no record of children for him or knowledge of where he died.

Henry was the Civil War general. He had three sons: Henry (b.1850), Theodore Deane (b. 1859), who worked for the Southern Pacific in the 1880s, and Mansfield D. (b.1861), lived in Reno.

Charles David Judah and three children: Henry R. (1847-; worked for SP), Neely J., and Florence (b.1862). Henry had three sons.

—Wendell Huffman

5/28/2006 8:49 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Chris Graves"

The California Death Index shows a Henry R. Judah died in Santa Clara County on June 16, 1927, at age 79, leaving a widow with the initials of "RW". Mr. Judah, dying at age 79 in 1927 would closely match the birth date that Wendell had, of 1847.

Following up on that, Ruby (Whitham) Judah, social security number 565 07 5577, mothers maiden name "Jordan," was born August 21, 1884, and died in San Francisco in 1942. This lady is the only "Judah" with the initials of "RW" that died in California between 1905 and 1995, she may or may not be the widow of Henry.

I cannot find a record of Ruby Whitham Judah having three sons at this writing.

—Chris Graves

5/28/2006 11:13 PM  
Blogger Dosdandelions said...

I am tracing a Ruby Whitham Judah who did a stitchery panel in 1937-8 and wrote on the back that if had gone to try to have either Brandon girl have it. If you have any info that would help me find out if this is the same Ruby Whitham Judah, I would be grateful.

12/19/2008 7:38 PM  
Blogger Dosdandelions said...

I am sorry I forgot to mention that I purchased this sampler at an auction in Langley, British Columbia in 1995. If anyone can offer any information linking Ruby Whitham Judah to any girls who I presume were her grand daughters or nieces with the surname of Brandon, I will be so grateful.

12/19/2008 7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sutherland Judah was working for the CPRR in June 1863, in Sacramento, where he was carried on the payroll as an "Office Assistant." Later he is listed as a "tie inspector" as well (later in 1863). Brother Edward seems to have disappeared from the payrolls a bit earlier. More to be learned from payroll and other records.

2/19/2009 1:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding Sutherland Judah — The following appeared in the Hartford Weekly Times on June 20, 1889:

Sutherland D. Judah, who died at his residence in South Norwalk Tuesday, June 11th, was the son of the late Rev. Henry R. Judah. The decedent had been for two years assistant superintendent in the Norwalk Lock company, and was a brother of Theodore Judah, one of the engineers engaged in building the Central Pacific railroad. Other brothers were General Henry Judah of the United Stated army, and Charles D. Judah, a lawyer and partner of the late John K. Hackett in San Francisco.,1600475

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