Ancestor chart of Bridges Family
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____ ? _____ Bridges b. ca ? 1770/1780? ?NC; Lived in _______ Co. NC/GA ca 1795/1801; and d. after 1801/05 in _____ Co. ?? : wife: _____ ? ______ b. ca ? 1770/1780 _____ d. _____ . Married in ?NC ca 1785/1800; CHILDREN: (1) Isaac Bridges b. ca 1795/1801 NC/GA d. alive 1860 GA; (2) (?Moses?) Bridges b. ca 1805 NC d. prior 1860 GA; (3) (?James?) Bridges b. ca 1811 d. alive 1860; and (4)(? Daughter: ___?___ Bridges married prior to 1802 to _______ Thompson (their son was probably Bridges B. Thompson b. 1802 GA d. prior to 1870 GA.).
NOTES FOR ADDITIONAL RESEARCH: Need to find Isaac's father in 1800 and 1810 and 1820 census. The 1830 Oglethorpe Co. GA census lists Isaac Bridges b. 1790/1800 with wife and one son and one "extra" male b. ca 1810/15 (? brother James ?) and was listed on same page as Moses Bridges b. 1800/10 and Bridges Thompson b. 1800/10 and Obediah Thompson b. 1800/10. Was the mother of Bridges Thompson an older sister to Isaac Bridges? The 1840 Madison Co. GA census lists Isaac Bridges b. 1800/10. The 1840 Oglethorpe Co. census lists Moses Bridges b. _____ (no dates), James Bridges b. 1810/20 and Bridges B. Thompson b. 1800/10 on the same page; and in household of Moses Bridges was listed seven individually numbered free colored persons (oldest male b. 1816/30, so probably not Moses b. 1801) with total household count of nine, apparently omitting two persons from the individual count, while the column page heading under free white persons age 30 to 40 lists five person but the count at the bottom of the pages numbers six persons, creating the impression that one free white male was not identified by the marked count of "1" on this page, and questionaably might be Moses Bridges. There may have been two free whites omitted from the household of Moses. There were two handwritten copies of the 1830 and 1840 Federal Population Census Schedules made, and the National Archives now has only one copy for each year which is not identified as the "original" or the "copy" thus creating the potential for transcription errors on the copy. The 1850 Madison Co. census lists household 159 Isaac Bridges b. 1801 NC listed on the same page beside household 160 Moses Bridges b. 1805 NC, and wife Sarah b. 1807, with none in Moses' household listed as mulatto; and on the previous page lists household 155 Bridges B. Thompson b. 1802 with family including son William S. Thompson b. 1831. Also listed in 1850 Madison Co. is James Bridges b. 1811 with wife and children, including daughter Nancy b. 1848; amd in 1860/70 census, apparently this same Nancy b. 1842 (dau of James) is listed in household of Calvin Bridges b. 1831/34 (son of Isaac). The 1860 Madison Co. census lists Isaac Bridges b. 1795 GA as a laborer living in household of William Briant; while Moses Bridges is not listed in 1860, but the apparent widow of Moses: Sarah Bridges b. 1808 is listed in 1860 Madison Co. (and her four children) next door to her son John A. Bridges, are all listed as mulatto, and two others listed in Sarah's household (not as mulatto) was James Bridges b. 1812 (blind, basket maker) and William S. Thompson b. 1831 farmer, with these last two questionably being relatives of Sarah's apparently deceased husband Moses Bridges, possibly his brother James and additionally a possible near relative who was the son of Bridges B. Thompson. In 1850 and 1860 in another household is one Mary Bridges b. 1778, who is probably the widow of Berry Bridges of Oglethorpe Co., with the implication of geographical nearness potentially meaning that these Bridges men of the 1850 Madison Co. census knew and may have been related as nephews or cousins of the older Berry Bridges (son of David d. 1789). Berry Bridges amd wife Mary, from the census, and other records, apparently did not have children. Bridges B. Thompson and wife Linnie Jinks had ten children, between 1826 and 1851, including David Bridges Thompson b. Sept. 23, 1847. Notice that Isaac Bridges' son Nathaniel Bridges named a daughter "Linnie" b. 1892 possibly named after the wife of Bridges Thompson.
Isaac Bridges b. ca 1795/1801 NC/GA d. July 1864 Clarke County, GA. (estate probate in Madison Co.) m. Dec 14, 1828 in Madison County, GA Sarah Seagraves b. 1805 GA d. 1840-1842 Madison County, GA. FIVE CHILDREN:
1. William Crawford Bridges b. Oct 22, 1829 GA d. April 13, 1900 Madison County, GA m. May 22, 1854 Sarah Mercer b. 1836 d. alive 1880. CHILDREN: Mary E. Bridges b. 1854; William J. Bridges b. 1856; Barbara J. Bridges b. 1858; John Wesley Bridgesb. 1859; James B. Bridges b. 1862; Lucinda A. Bridges b. 1868; Martha A. Bridges b. 1870; Sarah H. Bridges b. 1871; Nancy D. Bridges b. 1872. In 1880 census William C. Bridges told that his father was born North Carolina.
2. Calvin Jones Bridges b. April 6, 1831 GA d. April 6, 1921 Clarke County, GA m. Jan 1, 1852 (his 1st Cousin) Lucinda E. Seagraves b. 1836 alive 1880. 5 CHILDREN: (1) Mary A. Bridges b. 1856; (2) Martha P. Bridges b. 1858; (3) James O. Bridges b. 1860; (4) Robert Wesley Bridges b. Jan 31, 1867 Clarke County, GA d. Dec 4, 1899 Clarke County, GA m. Nov 8, 1888 Mary Diana Smith. Their daughter Anna Ruby Bridges b. April 19, 1897 d. March 13, 1975 Dekalb County, GA m. April 4, 1922 Arthur D. Gann Sr. b. March 2, 1897 Clarke County, GA d. Feb 2, 1954 Clarke County, GA. Their Son Robert Wesley Gann Sr. b. June 20, 1929 Clarke County, GA d. Jan 29, 2010 White County, GA m. Joyce Davis (Living). Their son is Robert Wesley Gann; and (5) Rosanna Bridges b. 1878.
3. Martha Permilla Bridges b. 1833 GA d. _____ alive 1880. m. Nov 15, 1855 Burgess G. Seagraves b. 1827 alive 1880. CHILDREN: James C. Seagraves b. 1857; Oliver J. Seagraves b. 1860; Hardy P. Seagraves b. 1861; and Richard M. Seagraves b. 1867.
4. Nathaniel W. Bridges b. Jul 1838 GA d. Jan 31, 1906 Madison County, GA m. ca 1858 (1) Susan _____ m. b. ____ d. ? ca 1868/70. Married (2) March 29, 1877 Elizabeth C "Betty" Smith b. 1856 d. ____ . TEN CHILDREN: William Bridges b. 1859; Huldah A.F. Bridges b. 1866; Elizabeth Bridges b. 1868; Henry J. Bridges b. 1878; Sarah L. Bridges b. 1883; Reese Bridges b. 1885; Oliver D. Bridges b. 1887, Willis Wheeler Bridges b. 1890; Linnie B. Bridges b. 1892 (m Tom Taylor); Nittie S. Bridges b. 1896.
5. Sarah E. Bridges b. 1840 GA d. alive 1850. Where in 1860?
Willis Wheeler Bridges b. August 25, 1890 Madison Co., GA. d. Dec. 13, 1962. Married 1912 Mauline Hawkes b.Jan. 23, 1897 d. July 7, 1975 Greensboro, GA (dau of Thomas Hawks b. 1868 and Lena b. 1872). FOUR CHILDREN: (1) Willis James Bridges b. 1913; (2) Hoyt Bridges b. 1919; (3) Jennette Bridges b. _____; and (4) Calvin Willis Bridges b. 1922.
Calvin Willis Bridges b. March 16, 1922; d. Oct 14, 2004 Washington, GA. Married Nellie Williams b. Feb. 25, 1931 d. Oct. 14, 2001 Washington, GA. ONE CHILD: JB.
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