The Earliest Documented Ancestor of BRIDGES, BRIDGER,
BRIDGERS, BRIDGE, BRIGGS DNA Testing
Group 4 (Haplogroup J2)
Test # 31908--
This line begins with Thomas William Bridges, whose father, according to
family lore, was James Bridges. Thomas William Bridges was born about 1795 in
KY and died after 1841. He married Elizabeth Jackson, daughter of James
Jackson, in Nov 1817 in St. Helena Parish, LA. She was born in Jun 1800 and
died on 5 jun 1885 in St. Helena Parish, LA. They had children: John
Jackson Bridges, 1818-1894, Thomas Elbert Bridges, 1824- , Sarah Ann Evaline
Bridges, 1834-1901, William Lee Bridges, Joseph Wilford Bridges, 1826, Frances
Ann Caroline Bridges, 1832-1900 & James Jackson Bridges, 1822-1891.
Their son, William Lee Bridges, was born in 1829 in St. Helena Parish,
LA and died there on 14 Nov 1890. He married Pauline Ann Travis on 6 Jun
1850. She was born on 26 Jan 1834 in Amite Co., MS and died on 3 Aug 1911 in
St. Helena Parish, LA.
Their son, Cannon W. Bridges, was born in Mar 1851 in St. Helena
Parish, LA and died there in 1923. He married Evelyn Lavinia Wilson in
1879 at Leesville, Vernon Parish, LA. She was born in Dec 1858 at
Leesville, LA and died there on 23 Feb 1940.
Their son, Charles Maurice Bridges was born on 7 Aug 1897 at
Leesville, LA and died on 10 Aug 1969 in Jasper Co., TX. He married Mary
Ann Carruth on 20 May 1920 at Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA. She was
born on 25 Jul 1898 at Roganville, Jasper Co., TX and died on 4 Aug 1979
in Jasper Co., TX.
Test # 72610--
William Bridges was born 1754 in NC, and died in TN.
His son, Francis Bridges, was born 1779 in NC. He married Sarah Caudle
who was born 1785 in Chatham Co., NC, and died in TN.
Their son, Jesse P. Bridges, was born 1803 in NC, and died December
08, 1889 in Alcorn Co., MS. He married (1) Lydia Larkin. She was born 1802
in NC. He married (2) Elizabeth Morris October 30, 1876 in Alcorn Co., MS.
Jesse & Lydia's son, Samuel W. Bridges, was born 1830, and died
1862. He married Piety Jane Robertson. She was born 1830, and died 1915
Their son, Joseph Green Bridges, was born March 03, 1854 in MS,
and died November 23, 1902 in Jefferson Co., AR. He married (1) Mary
Jane Anderson December 26, 1878 in Jefferson Co., AR, daughter of
Richard Anderson and Mary Gibbins. She was born September 28, 1860 in
Jefferson Co., AR, and died Feb 5, 1883 in Jefferson Co., AR. He
married (2) Laura Elizabeth Anderson March 09, 1884 in Jefferson Co.,
AR, daughter of Richard Anderson and Mary Gibbins. She was born June
07, 1865 in Jefferson Co., AR, and died November 01, 1939 in Jefferson
Joseph & Laura's son, Bennie Richard "Oney" Bridges, born
January 02, 1890 in Jefferson Co., AR; died September 25, 1957 in
Jefferson Co., AR. He married Hattie Lee Honey January 07, 1910 in
Pine Buff, Jefferson Co., AR, daughter of Marion Honey and Matilda
Bush. She was born December 29, 1889, and died February 23, 1975 in
Jefferson Co., AR.
Test # 32605--
Jordan Bridgers was born in1781 in NC and married on Feb.21,1811 in
Franklin Co., NC to Martha Cook who was born in 1783.
Their son, Joseph Bridgers, was born in1812 in Franklin Co., NC, and
married May 17,1832 in Franklin Co., NC to Frances Freeman who was born in
1810. They had children: 1) Amanda F. b- Feb.1834, 2) George W. b-
Jan.13,1835 d- Jan.29, 1865, 3) Jordan b- Sep.1835, 4) John b- Mar.1836, 5)
Andrew Jackson b-1840, 6) Martha Matilda b-1842, 7) Joseph Jr. b- March
1844, 8) Patience b-1846, 9) Weldon b-Oct. 1847, 10) Mary Ann b- Oct.1850,
Their son, Joseph Bridges Jr., was born March 1844 and married
Feb.5,1867 in Franklin Co., NC to Aurelia Barrow who was born in 1837.
(sister of Mary T. Barrow wife of George W. Bridges).
Their son, John Macon Bridges, was born Nov.15,1874 and died
Jan.16,1951 in Franklin Co., NC. He married in 1896 to Zula F. Bailey
who was born in 1879.
Test # 8546--
Joseph Bridges was born about 1730-35 in VA. He died intestate before 20
Feb 1796 in Frederick County, VA. He married widow, Mary Reece/Rees Dillon on
7 Feb 1767 in Frederick County, VA.
They had one son, Dillon Bridges who moved to KY with wife, Catherine
Of their many children, son, James Bridges was born on 24 Jun 1789 in
VA and died 8 Oct 1878 in Charleston, Clark County, IN. He married Nancy
Of their many children, son, Joseph H. Bridges, married Sarah Ann
Bowman and moved to Milo Township, Bureau County, IL and later to Cooper
County, MO where they died.