Birth Name: Terry Paxton Bradshaw
Place of Birth: Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 2, 1948
Ethnicity: English, some German and Swiss-German, remote French and Irish
Terry Bradshaw is an American former football quarterback in the National Football League, as well as a television analyst and actor. He was voted Super Bowl MVP for Super Bowl XIII (1979) and XIV (1980). He is in the NFL Hall of Fame as a Steeler.
Terry is the son of Novis (Gay) and William “Bill” Marvin Bradshaw. He is married to Tammy. He has two children with his former wife, attorney Charla Hopkins.
Terry has English, some German, and remote French and Irish, ancestry. He is descended from Dr. Pierre Chastain, who was born, c. 1659, in France. He has German ancestry, through his “Lyda” line, and a great-grandmother surnamed “Snider”. Terry’s remote Irish paternal ancestor Mary Flanigan was in born 1768.
Terry’s paternal grandfather was John Stanley Bradshaw (the son of John Robert Bradshaw and Sarah Frances Bellamy). Terry’s grandfather John was born in Tennessee. Terry’s great-grandfather John was the son of James “Jim” Ed Bradshaw and Elizabeth Ann Mincey. Sarah was the daughter of Thomas Conner Bellamy and Rynolds A. Drimon.
Terry’s paternal grandmother was Amelia Margie Rittenberry (the daughter of Sylvester V. Rittenberry and Nancy Ann Baker). Amelia was born in Tennessee. Sylvester was the son of Thomas Rittenberry and Naomi N. Nealy/Sealy. Nancy was the son of Jacob Baker and Elizabeth Blankenship.
Terry’s maternal grandfather was Clifford Hezekiah Gay (the son of James Marion Gay and Lillie Mae Allen). Clifford was born in Louisiana. James was the son of John Jackson Gay and Susannah C. Walters/Waters. Lillie was the daughter of Hezekiah Mage Allen and Willie Crumpler.
Terry’s maternal grandmother was Lula Estelle Thornhill (the daughter of James Jackson Thornhill and Sarah Izora Snider). Lula was born in Texas.
Terry descends from Dr. Pierre Chastain, a French Huguenot immigrant who is the ancestor of likely millions of Americans, including actresses Joan Crawford and Jessica Chastain, entertainer Chris Hardwick, among others.
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