The Earliest Documented Ancestor of
BRIDGES, BRIDGER, BRIDGERS, BRIDGE, BRIGGS
Group 3 (Haplogroup R1b1b2)
It is believed that his son is:
George Bridges, N. C. Revolutionary War Pension Application. File # S.32, 139.
Applied for pension 4 Sept. 1832 in Madison Co., IL, aged 70 years.
Enlisted at Salisbury, Rowan County, N. C. in 1776 or 1777 in the month of March (he thinks). Served in regiment commanded by Col. Griffith McCree. Was enlisted by Lt. Christopher Goodwin as a drummer.
Was stationed at Elizabethtown and Wilmington (18 months this term). Was drafted in Spring of 1780/81, commanded by James Craig (3 months). After this tour, returned to Salisbury and was captured by the British. Made his escape while guards were asleep.
He further states that soon after this, his brother, William Bridges was drafted, and he, the sd. George took his place, and served uder Capt. Gamble and Col. Thomas Frohawk .... did smith work and making cartridges for the army. And he further declares that the said William Bridges (his brother) is dead.
States that he was born at, or near, Elizabeth(town?) on the Cape Fear River on the 12 Feb., 1762; that his parents moved to Salisbury, Rowan Co., N. C. before the Revolution - that he lived there till about 1798, then moved to KY (no county named) and lived there about 12 years, then moved to Madison Co., IL in 1811, where he has resided ever since.
No record of George Bridges' service found in Secretary of States office.
William Bridges, son of George, gave his address in 1834 as: Lebanon, St. Clair Co., Illinois.DNA Project Page DNA Test Results