Ancestor chart of Bridges Family
FTDNA Test Kit# 156551, (Haplogroup I1) (Ysearch User ID none) - (chart to be completed for this page by test subject)
Samuel Bridges b. ca 1786/87 (lived 1820 and 1830 census Rutherford Co., NC; then 1840 census Spartanburg Co., SC, north of North Fork of Pacolet River); alive 1850 census Piney Mountains District of eastern Rutherford Co. NC with wife and two children and occupation is miller; alive 1860 census western Cleveland Co. NC in Sandy Run Creek area with family of dau Jane (wife of Clayburn Blanton). Samuel Bridges m. ca 1808/1810 Eliza or Elizabeth Hamrick (dau of James Hamrick). Children: David Bridges b. ca 1814/20 m. Rebecca Guthrie; Aaron Bridges b. 1824 m. Liddie Scruggs; Alexander Bridges b. 1815 m.1 Hettie Daves, m. 2 Elizabeth Walker; Jane Bridges b. 1814 m. Claybourne D. Blanton b. 1812; Francis Bridges or Frankie Bridges m. Isam Owens; Mary Bridges b. 1834 alive 1850 nm; Moses Bridges nm; William Bridges b. 1832 alive 1850 nm; and probably the oldest son was James Bridges b. 1810/20 from the 1840 Spartanburg Co. SC census who m. ca 1832; and was listed in 1850 Spartanburg Co. census as James b. 1815 with wife Polly b. 1817 and oldest son Alexander Bridges b. 1834 (m. ca 1855 Rebecca Cantrell).
Dwelling House No. / Family No. in 1850 Rutherford Co. NC census, listed below. (living near Samuel Bridges):
1307/1341 Wiley Bridges b. 1805 (son of James Bridges d. 1844)
1316/1350 Samuel Bridges b. 1787 (ancestor of this test subject)
1317/1351 Elizabeth Bridges b. 1785 (next door to Samuel Bridges, Elizabeth is a "double" Bridges, born a Bridges and married William Bridges, and is mother to Ezekiel Bridges listed next door in census
1318/1352 Ezekiel Bridges b. 1811 (son of William Bridges and Elizabeth Bridges Bridges, next door)
1328/1362 Aaron Bridges b. 1824 (son of Samuel Bridges b. 1787, above)
1505/1555 Alexander Bridges b. 1815 (son of Samuel Bridges b. 1787, above)
Samuel Bridges b. 1787, above, is probably a brother to Elizabeth Bridges Bridges b. 1785 above, and to James Bridges d. 1844, and to "Grog Creek" John Bridges d. 1842.
Their (Samuel and Eliza's) son, David D. Bridges b. ca 1814/20 NC/SC d. alive 1870 Buncombe, d. prior 1880 ? (?alive 1886); (m. ca 1838 in SC) Rebecca Guthrie or Gutrie b. 1817 SC d. alive 1880 Buncombe Co. David and wife are reported but unconfirmed to be buried in unmarked graves at Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery, Leicester Hwy, Leicester, NC. Children: Calvin W. Bridges b. Feb. 7, 1839 alive 1880 & 1900 Buncombe Co. d. April 8, 1908 Buried: Western Chapel United Methodist Church, South Turkey Creek Road, Leicester, NC, m. Sarah E. Haynes b. April 8, 1841 d. Oct. 6, 1911; Mary Bridges b. 1841; H. Newton Bridges b. 1843, John Bridges b. 1845; Eliza Bridges b. 1847, William Gaston Bridges b. 1849; Joseph D. Bridges 1852; Lavina Bridges b. 1854; Susannah Bridges b. 1855; James Bridges b. 1859.
Their son, Joseph D. Bridges b. Oct. 1851/52 d. alive 1880 Madison Co. NC census, alive 1900 Swain Co. Buried: _________ . m. Aug. 28, 1873 Buncombe Co. NC - Sarah Parris b. ca 1856 d. prior 1900. WAS JOSEPH ALIVE IN 1910? One Joseph Bridges b. 1852 is in 1910 Jackson Co. NC census, married second time in 1901 to Lousa or Louza R. b. 1862 with two young daughters, and Louza said she had 11 children born with 9 living. IS THIS THE SAME JOSEPH BRIDGES?? Children: Calvin Bridges b. Mar. 14, 1875/78; Charles L. Bridges b. 1875, Caroline Bridges, Vina May Bridges, Cora Bridges b. June 1882 alive 1900 , Josephine Bridges, Florance Bridges b. May 1886 alive 1900, Hester Bridges b. Feb. 1890 alive 1900, Eller Bridges (m) b. 1876, Cally A. Bridges (f) b. 1878 Dora Iowa Bridges b. May 1880. Sarah Parris had sister Harriet "Hattie" Lucrecy Parris who m. William Gaston Bridges b. 1849, brother of Joseph D. Bridges.
Their son, Rev. Calvin L. Bridges or Calvin G. Bridges b. March 14, 1875/78 d. July 16, 1951 Buried: ________ . m ca 1901 Josephine Woodward b.April 7, 1874 d. Nov. 14, 1976 (Where was Calvin at age 22 in 1900 census?). Children: Florence Bridges b. 1903 (Joe Cochran); Sarah Bridges b. 1904 (Ben Cochran), Robert Bridges b, 1905 (Lucy Cochran), Birdie Bridges b. 1906 (M. C. Herron), Mamie Bridges b. 1908 (John Waldroup and John Childers), Neaville Bridges (male) b. 1910 d. in infancy, William Claude Bridges b. 1916, Bonnie Bridges b. 1920 (Robert Blanton), Beula Bridges b. 1919 (Henry Lindsay), Leonard Madison Matt (Flonnie Bowers) b. 1921 d. May 24, 2008.
Their son, William Claude Bridges b. Nov. 8, 1915 and d. March 20, 1996, Buried ________________ . m. April 18, 1936 Cora Lee Cochran b. May 7, 1919 d. Sept. 10, 2006. Four Children: WWB(male), HLB(male), TEB(female), and RB(female).
Their son, HLB was the person tested.DNA Project Page DNA Test Results