Ancestor chart of Bridges Family, connected to Reece / Rees and Garrett families.
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NOTE: It is questionned if the below Joseph Bridges b. ca 1715/20 is the same Joseph Bridges from Surry Co. VA (son of William Bridges d. ca 1762 and Susannah d. ca 1765) who moved from Surry Co. VA ca 1745 to Cedar Creek and Crooked Creek area of then Granville Co. NC (now southern Franklin Co.) and disappers from the Granville Co. records prior ca 1762. The Frederick Co. VA Bridges Y-DNA matches the Franklin Co. NC Bridges Y-DNA.
Joseph Bridges b. ca 1715?/20/35) location: unknown; and d. before Feb. 20, 1796 intestate, administration recorded in Frederick Co. VA.; Occupation was miller and probably a farmer; Joseph married (1) ? ______ ________ ?. Married (2) ca 1764 (widow) Mary (Reece/Rees) (Dillon), a neighbor living in the Back Creek area, northern Frederick County, VA. Mary Reese was b. ca 1723 at perhaps Bucks Co., PA, d. probably prior to 1796 in Frederick Co. VA (but some researchers say Mary Bridges d. after 1800 in Fleming Co., KY); Joseph Bridges and Mary Rees Dillon married in early 1764 or late 1763 in probably Frederick Co. VA. The exact date of Mary's second marriage to Joseph Bridges is not known. An earlier marriage for Joseph Bridges has not been found, as it is not proven where he lived prior to Frederick Co. VA. Mary Dillon Bridges was disowned on Day 2, Month 7, Year 1764 for marrying contrary to discipline by the Hopewell Friends in VA. ("Hopewell, VA, Memberships 1759-1776"). Joseph Bridges married ca 1780s/90s (3) Catherine ________ who was alive at the time of Joseph's death in 1796 and Catherine pursued her dower rights for many years. Mary Reece Dillon Bridges had nine CHILDREN: of which her Bridges child was the ninth and youngest:
9. Dillon Bridges b. ca Dec, 1764 VA and d. 13 August 1807 KY.
Mary Reece Dillon's eight chidren by her first husband William Dillon (b. 1715, Ireland ; m. 1741 in Frederck Co., VA; d. 1762, Frederick Co., VA) are listed here: (different researchers have diff. dates) followed by her ninth child Dillon Bridges b. ca 1764 VA.
1. James Dillon b. 1742, d. 1807 VA, m. Sarah Monks, 1774.
2. Charity Dillon (b. 14 Dec 1743) m. William Reese, 4 April 1761 or 1765, Frederick Co., VA ?.
3. John Dillon b. 1744 or 11 Sep 1751, m. Lydia Geist, 1774, probably died in VA. John moved to Highland and Clinton Co., OH and d. 1814 in Wilmington, OH.
4. Anna Dillon (b. 1 March or May 1746 (new style) or 10 Jul 1746 old style; m. Richard Haworth, s. James & Sarah Wood, 10 May 1765, Fredrick Co., VA ?.
5. Susannah Dillon (b. 1755; d. 17 Oct 1855) m. George Haworth, 1 Nov 1773, Rowan Co., NC, s. James & Sarah Wood; went to Guilford, NC and then to Greene Co., TN (state of Franklin briefly).
6. Mary Dillon, b. 1757, m. Jacob Pickering, 1 Jun 1778.
7. Hannah Dillon (b. 15 May 1760) m. Edward Wright, 7 Aug or 2 Oct. 1780.
8. Keziah Dillon, b c1762, m. Joseph Geist, went to Clermont Co., OH.
Note: William Dillon’s mother, Susannah Garrett Dillon (mother in law of Mary Reece Dillon Bridges), MIGHT ? have remarried again to Peter Dillon, who MIGHT have been a brother of her first husband, Luke Dillon, who d. 1717. And they ? had a son, Peter Dillon, b. 1725. See http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lukedillon/pafn368.htm#6933 .
9. Dillon Bridges b. 1764 VA and d. 13 Aug 1807 Fleming, KY; m. Catherine Evans (some say Somers Evans) (b. 5 July 1767 in Brookeville, VA??), m. 22 Jan 1783 in Greenbriar, Harpers Ferry, Jefferson Co., or Frederick Co., VA; d. 20 June 1833 in Fleming Co., KY of cholera. Supposed to be buried at Fitches Chapel there. Dillon and wife moved to KY in 1799-1800 with his mother Mary Bridges. Dillon last listed in 1807 tax list of Fleming Co.; Catherine Bridges listed in 1808 onward as head of house. Some of their 14 children:
1. Joseph Bridges b. 1786, married Nancy Bennett on 25 Oct 1804; listed in 1808 tax list of Fleming Co., but not in 1810 census for Fleming Co. Was a miller and farmer. 2. Lewis Bridges, b. ??, m. Elizabeth Kelly in Sept.,1808; listed in 1808 tax list of Fleming Co. 3. James Bridges b. June 24, 1789 in VA, d. 8 Oct 1878 Charleston, Clark Co., IN; m. Nancy Fitch on 21 Mar 1810 in Fleming Co. 4. William Bridges, b. 1791 in VA, m. Priscilla Kelly on 25 Jun 1812; 5. Elizabeth Bridges, b. c1792 VA, m. John Bowman on 13 Feb 1812. They were living near her mother in Fleming Co. in 1820 census, with two sons and a daughter under 10. 6. Dillon Wayne Bridges, b. December, 1794, VA, m. Lydia Havens in Aug 1814-15; Methodist clergyman; d. 12 Oct 1865-66 in Owen Co. or Clay Co., IN. Lydia was born 3 Sept 1796 in KY and died 9 Feb 1867 in Clay Co., IN. 7. Moses Thomas Bridges, b. 1788 or 1797?? In Frederick Co., VA died 17 May 1873 in Putnam Co., IN, was a saddle maker, farmer, merchant, and shoemaker, operated a general store in Fillmore, IN; m. Mary VanZandt on 19 Dec 1822 (IGI says 24 Dec 1823) in Fleming Co., died 4 June 1875.. 8. John Bridges, b. 1798, VA. There was a John Bridges in the 1820 census of Jefferson Co., IN and collecting $1 bounties for wolf scalps. A John Bridges served in KY Mounted Militia in War of 1812, but he would be too young for that. 9. Mary Bridges b. 1799, m. William Pearce on 7 May 1818 in Fleming Co., KY. She was his second wife, and they had a son, Charles Bridges Pearce. His first wife was Lucinda Crain, who gave him a son, Samuel Crain Pearce, before dying 1813. Burial in Ficklin-Pearce Cemetery, Poplar Plains, Fleming Co., KY. Lucinda is buried in Stockton Graveyard, Fleming Co. He left a will. He was born 29 Jan 1784 in Shropshire, England. 10. Charles K. Bridges, b. 1802 KY, d. before 1850; m. Jane Pickerell on 28 Sept 1826; she was born c1804 in KY. They had five children; she was living with Lycurgus, youngest, in 1880 in Franklin Twp., Putnam Co., IN. 11. Ann Bridges b 1804, m. Joseph Rippey on 22 May 1823 in Fleming Co. Moved away before 1830? 12. Nathan E. Bridges, b. 1805, m. Mary Walker, b. 1807, on 18 Dec 1828 in Fleming Co.There is a record in Mason Co., KY of Nathan E. Bridges m. Elenor Williams on 1 or 2 Apr 1837. 1830 census shows Nathan with one son, wife, and an extra young male. (10011—00001) 13. Hannah D. Bridges, b. 23 Oct 1807, d. 19 Aug 1866 of spotted fever, m. Marshall W. Cooper in 1829. Marshall was b. in Bracken Co., KY, died in Flemingsburg of gangrene on 3 July 1877. He was a saddler. 1850 census shows 9 children in Fleming Co. He died 14 June 1833 of cholera, age 48. 14. Unknown
Third GenerationJames Bridges b. June 24, 1789 in VA, d. 8 Oct 1878 Charleston, Clark Co., IN, buried in Charleston Cemetery; m. Nancy Fitch on 21 Mar 1810 in Fleming Co. She was born 27 Aug. 1790 in Bouron Co., KY, d. 1 May 1861 or 1863 in Saluda Tsp., Jefferson Co., IN, in Marling church Cemetery. She was the daughter of Salathiel Fitch and Lavina James. (I have their family tree which traces to Henry Fitch, born England, and came to Baltimore, MD.) They moved to Wayne Co., IN between 1815 and 1819. Sold his land there in 1838 and 1844 and went to Rush Co., IN. Got bounty land in 1850 and 1856, and located in Madison, Jefferson Co., IN. He was there for 1860 census, but in 1870 he lived in the residence of his son Dillon Bridges in Clark Co., IN. He applied for a War of 1812 veterans pension at age 81 and collected $8 a month till death. James Bridges and Nancy had ten children: 1. Dillon Bridges, b. 7 June 1812 in Fleming Co., KY, d. 29 Sep 1886 in Charlestown, Clarke Co., IN. Civil War veteran. Married Mary Gilbert Ranck, widow of Edmond Ranck, (1807-1888) in Wayne Co., IN on 26 Jan 1834. Ch: Nancy Zippe (d. at 10 mo.); Salathiel Fitch; Caroline Sophia (Lockhart); Martin Vanburen; Lydia Ann (Stierheim); Joseph Dillon; and Elizabeth Matilda (1848-1863). 2. Son b. 1814 KY 3. Catherine (Kitty) Bridges, b. 2 Aug 1816 either KY or IN, d. 22 Mar 1870 in Homer, Rush Co., IN. Married Jesse JARRETT on 19 July 1842 in Wayne Co., IN. Jesse was born 16 Oct 1817 in Center Twp., Wayne Co., IN, d. 19 Mar 1873 at Homer, Rush Co., IN. Ch: Elbert or Albert S., James William, Willis Oscar, Emory Alexander, Florence Austin (1851-1866), Orissa Edith (Covell), Melvin Alonzo Jarrett. 4. Erastus M. Bridges, b. 1816-18 KY or IN, m. Louisa Keeler/Kalor on 22 Aug. 1844 at Ruth Co. IN. 5. William A. Bridges, b. c1820 IN. Uncertainty about him. 6. Alexander C. Bridges, b. 23 June1823 IN, m. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Thomas in 1848. In 1880 census of Jefferson, Johnson Co., MO, farmer, with a grandson, 5. He was in the dry goods business for 7 yrs., farming, carpenter, and had a vineyard for winemaking. One dau, Laura F., m. John C. Miller. (See History of Johnson County, MO, biographies for Washington Twp., pp. 774-811, Kansas City Historical Co., 1881). 7. Joseph H. Bridges b. c1825/26 IN, d. 21 Feb 1899 MO, moved to Milo Township, Bureau Co., IN and later to Coooper Co., MO where he died. m. Sarah Ann Bowman. 8. James H. Bridges, b. 19 Au 1827 IN, d. 9 Aug 1865. Married Dorcas E. Planck, Was in Co. G, MO Vol Inf, died in Post Hospital, St. Louis, MO on 9 Aug 1865. Ch: Belle, Alice (Holloway), Ann (Smith), Marshall L. (1861-1872), William, James H. Bridges, Cliff Roots (stepson). 9. Sarah A. or M. Bridges, b. 1829 Marion, Grant Co., IN; m. Elisha J. Poundstone on 24 Aug 1848 in Rush Co., IN. , b. 1829 at Union, IN and d. 1886 at Pettis Co., MO. First went to Cooper Co., MO and then to Pettis Co. He was a farmer. Ch: Laura A. (Vance), Charles M., Frances Edith (Mathis), Mary Caherine (Foudray), Omar B., Ida Lovetta (Neil), John N, William H., and Flora H. Poundstone. 10. Rachel Bridges, b. c1832 in Marion, Grant Co., IN. Possibly m. Isiah Fiant on 17 Aug 1863 at Somerset, Miami, IN
Their son Joseph Holmes Bridges b. 15 Nov 1825 in Wayne Co., IN (Note: His son William Albert’s death certificate, completed by grandson E. O. Bridges, says his name was Joseph William Bridges, born in Ohio, and History of Cooper County book has his birthday at 15 Nov, 1828), d. 21 Feb 1899 Otterville, Cooper Co., MO. Buried at IOOF cemetery in Otterville per courthouse records, In 1858 moved to Milo Township, Bureau Co., IN and after 17 years there, moved to a farm in Cooper Co., MO where he died. Married Sarah Ann Bowman on 3 Jan 1855 or 1 Jan 1854, in Jefferson Co., IN. She was b. 22 Feb 1832 in Madison, IN, d. 23 May 1918 in Otterville, Cooper Co., MO. 7 Children: 1. Lula Jeanette Bridges b. 12 Nov 1855 in Wayne Co., IN, d. 22 July 1946 in Sedalia, Pettis Co., MO, m. Milton McGee McCarty on 28 Dec 1875 (1850-1929). Seven children. 2. Cyrus J. Bridges, b. 28 Sept 1857 in Indiana, d. 9 Sep 1893 in Buchanan Co., MO (or “went west and died of cholera”; m. Margaret (Maggie) Thompson ( -1898). Had a daughter, Carrie. 3. Eva May Bridges, b. 19 Apr 1860 in Bureau Co., IL, d. 29 Dec 1936 at Buckner, MO; m. George C. Rissler (1857-1922) in 1881 in Cooper Co., MO. He farmed till 1888 and then had hardware stores in Cooper Co. and Buckner. Both buried there. Had two sons 4. William Albert Bridges m. Lillie Davis. Had 8 children. see below. 5. Charlie J. Bridges, b. 1 Aug 1865 in Tiskilwa, Bureau Co., IL, died 17 Nov 1889 unconfirmed (“went west with his brother Cyrus and they both died there of cholera”) m. Jennie Bowen or Bowman on 26 Feb 1887, Had 2 sons 6. Oliver/Ollie Thornton Bridges, b. 3 Aug 1869 in Bureau Co., IL, d. Feb 1943 at Sedalia, Pettis Co., MO; m. Maria Griffin on 3 Apr 1907 at Smithton, Cooper Co., MO. Both buried at Smithton cemetery. He was a farmer. Had 2 children. 7. James H. Bridges , b. 15 May 1872 in Tiwkilwa, Bureau Co., IL, , d. 27 May 1949 at Edwards, Benton Co., MO, and is buried there, owned general stores at Clifton City, Clarksburg, Ionia, and Edwards, MO; m. Lillie Maud Thomas (b. 7 Apr 1876) on 26 Nov 1900 at Clifton City, Cooper Co., MO. Had 4 daughters. 8. Lizzie May Bridges, b. 15 Sept 1874 in Tiskilwa, Bureau Co., IL and died 29 Aug 1876. Buried Old Pleasant Green Cemetery, per Cooper Co., MO courthouse records. Possibly died 28 Aug 1875, per another researcher.
NOTE: Refer to test 271905 Test kit# 171905 for test subject which shares Bridges surname and Y-DNA descent from this William Albert Bridges b. 1862 and shares value of 17 as Y-DNA mutation of +1 from common ancestor on marker #13 which is DYS458. The mutation could have first appeared with William b. 1862, or another earlier male Bridges ancestor.
Their son, William Albert Bridges b. 21 Aug 1862 at Tiskilwa, Milo Twp., Bureau Co., IL, d. 19 Oct 1941 in Hannibal, Marion Co., MO. Married Lillie/Lily Lee Davis on 9 Sept 1885. They left after their marriage to homestead in Meade Center, KS, and two of their children were born there before they gave up and came back to MO. Lillie was born 11 Aug 1867 in Jerico Springs, Cedar Co., MO, and d. 28 Jan 1917 near Salem, Dent Co., MO where they had gone back to farming. Both buried at Walnut Grove Christian Church cemetery south of Boonville, MO. He was a farmer and also had a general store with a post office. They had 9 children: 1. Edwin Otto Bridges b. 1887 d. 1961 SEE BELOW. 2. Besse Bridges, b. 18 June, 1888 in Meade Center, KS, d. 22 Nov 1968 at Neosho, MO, Buried IOOF Cemetery in Neosho. Before marriage Besse worked in Kansas City at a French dressmaker shop, learning that method of sewing. She and her husband operated Gesner Variety Store in Neosho. Married Walter Gesner of Oberlin, OH, who died 1946. No children. 3. Sarah Mona Bridges, b. 13 Sept 1889 in Cooper Co MO, d. 17 Apr 1917 in Gladden? Twp., Dent Co., MO. Buried at Walnut Grove Church cemetery near Boonville. She was talented in music composition, but died of tuberculosis. 4. Ralph East Bridges, b. 5 Jan 1892 at Clark’s Fork, Cooper Co., MO; died Step. 1978 at Springfield, IL. He was a telegrapher for the Wabash Railroad, for whom he worked 50 years. He was also a carpenter and remodeled several homes. Served in U.S. Navy during WWI. Married 1) Flora J. Schmidt (1890-1916) on 27 Nov 1915 at Boonville. She died and he married 2) Frances Marie (Mickey) Kyle, who died 1981. Their only son died in a truck-auto accident at age 45, but he left 4 children. 5. Lucille Logan Bridges, b. 15 Oct 1994, possibly 1895 or 1896, d. 30 Oct 1968 in St. Louis. Burial at IOOF Cemetery in Neosho, MO. Taught school before marriage. Married 1) Clark Halbrook (1896-1968), divorced, had 3 children; married 2) Sam I. Engle, b. 27 Sept 1914 in Barton Co., MO. No children. 6. Martha Loueva Bridges, b. 20 Jan 1900 in Boonville, Cooper Co., MO, lived in Neosho and Anderson, MO, d. 5 Jan 1987, buried at IOOF Cemetery in Neosho. Wrote out her memories of Bridges family history in 1984. She studied nursing and was married to Ernest McDonald, got divorce, no children. 7. Joseph William (Joe Bill) Bridges, b. 8 July 1904 in Cooper Co., MO, died 1946 or 1947, lived at Hannibal, buried at Grand View Cemetery there. He joined the U.S. Army at age 13 and 11 months, served from April 1918 to April 1920. We were told he was the youngest man to enlist. He worked for CB&Q railroad. Married Alta Marie Millhizer of Kinderhook, ike Co., IL. (1896-1978). She liked to travel and quilt, had nice antique furniture. They had two sons. 8. Milton (Mack) McCarty, b. 12 Feb 1908 at California, Moniteau Co., MO, d. 16 Mar 1972 at Gladden, south of Salem in Dent Co., MO. He owned and operated his own refrigeration and air conditioning business in St. Louis, so he retired to Gladden. His sons sold the air conditioning business to his partner. He invented the no-frost feature in ice boxes while working in experimental labe for Curtis Corp. Married Lois D. Smith on 29 Sept 1929 in St. Louis, d. 24 Jan 2007 in Independence, MO. They had 3 children. 9. Jessie Bridges, b. and d. in infancy. There was a unnamed male Bridges b. 10 Oct 1890 at Clark’s Fork, Cooper Co., son of William A. Bridges and Lillie Lee Davis, so maybe this was Jessie.
1. Edwin Otto Bridges , b. 16 Feb 1887 in Meade Center, KS in a sod house, d. 27 Mar 1961 at Hannibal, MO. TOTAL OF FOUR CHILDREN. He and third wife are buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Hannibal. He worked for the MKT Railroad as a telegrapher and later switched to the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy RR. Worked in Hannibal, Omaha, and Albuquerque and Silver City, NM. He was exempted from WWI service because of a dependent family. Married 1) to Mary Elizabeth Gosnell on 20 Dec 1908; b. 29 Feb 1888 and d. June 1918 of tuberculosis. 3 Children: No. 1. Tomena Lucille Bridges, b. 24 Mar 1910, Hannibal, MO, d. 22 Sept 1996, Hannibal, MO. Married 1) Forest Claude Scott (1910-1966) on 1 Dec 1929 at Hannibal, had two children born in Iowa. Married 2) Roy Leslie Hedden (1911-1996). No. 2. William Otto Bridges, b. 16 Feb 1912 (born on his father’s birthday), d. 15t Oct 1978 at Hannibal; m. Zella Reba Waller on 30 June 1934 at Philadelphia, Marion Co. MO. (1914-1995). Had one daughter. No. 3. Rosemary Bridges, b. 13 Mar 1913 at Hannibal, d. 29 Nov 2002 at Hannibal. Married and divorced William Bousman in Hannibal. Had 3 daughters. Marriage 2) Flossie LaDonna Thompson (1887-1930). Died a week after an auto accident in Dent Co., MO. No children. Marriage 3) Radha Mayden Maxwell in 1933. She was b. 7 Aug 1903 in Old Hartford, Hartford Springs, Warren Co., IA, d. 27 June, 1967 at Ellisville, MO. She worked at a bank before marriage, taught school for several years. One child, See No. 4. No. 4. Edwin M. Bridges, b. 1 Jan 1934 Hannibal, MO. Married 31 July 1954 at Ashtabula, OH to Marjorie Bridges. They have 4 children: EMB.
Edwin M. Bridges b. 1 Jan 1934 Hannibal, MO. Married 31 July 1954 at Ashtabula, OH to Marjorie Bridges. They have 4 children: son: EMB.
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