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Bridges of VA., SC., KY. 1700-1850's
Posted by: Charles E. Sims (ID *****3936) Date: August 06, 2004 at 23:25:00
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I'm attempting to prove some of my Bridges ancestry and would welcome any help.

1) Indications are that William Bridges (c.1700-1743) of Prince William County, Virginia is the earliest known of.
Don't know the name of his wife, but do have the following names of children:
William Bridges; b. abt. 1726; m. abt. 1745 d. abt. 1802
wife: Catherine [--?--]
James Bridges; b. abt. 1728
John Bridges; b. abt. 1731; m. abt. 1752; d. unk.
wife: Elizabeth [--?--]
Thomas Bridges; b. abt. 1732; d. 28 July 1781
wife: Ann Lashley?
Joseph Bridges; b. abt. 1734 m. abt. 1756; d. Jan. 1786
wife: unknown
Benjamin Bridges; b. abt. 1736
Mary Bridges; b. abt. 1738
also possibly Richard Bridges; b. abt. 1740

2) John Bridges (c.1731 - ? ) was apparently born in Prince William County, Virginia and married there about 1752 to Elizabeth [--?--].
Their only children known of:
William Bridges; b. abt. 1755
Joseph Bridges; b. abt. 1758; m. abt. 1779-85; d. abt. 1805
wife: Martha [--?--] (c.1760-c.1857?)
Thomas Bridges; b. abt. 1763; d. 1843
also probably Jonathan Bridges; b. 1775 possibly in Camden Co., SC and died 1859 in Martin County, Indiana.
wife: Nancy Paton?

3) Joseph Bridges (c.1758 was apparently also born in Prince William County, Virginia and married probably in North Carolina about 1779-85 to Martha [--?--].
Joseph is reported to have died about 1805 or 1809 in Barren County, Kentucky. His wife Martha [--?--] was born about 1760 in NC? and died about 1857 probably in Barren County, Kentucky. This couple seems to have had children born between 1780 - 1809/10 in NC, Georgetown Dist., SC., Greenville Co., SC, and in Barren County, Kentucky.
Children born to Joseph & Martha:
Jeremiah Bridges; b. abt. 1780; m. 1800; d. unk.
wife: Mary Williams
unknown Bridges; b. abt. 1782
John Bridges; b. abt. 1784
Stephen Bridges; b. abt. 1787; m. 1806 & 1820; d. abt.1855
wives: 1st Mary Thompson & 2nd Nancy Satterfield *
Zachariah Bridges; b. abt. 1788; m. 1817; d. 1854
wife: Nancy Gibson
Drury Bridges; b. abt. 1790; m. abt. 1811; d. abt. 1840
wife: unknown
Andrew Bridges; b. abt. 1792
Thomas Bridges; b. abt. 1794; m. 1818; d. 1874
wife: Mary Francis
Elizabeth Bridges; b. abt. 1796; m. 1814; d. 1857
husband: John J. Tinsley
Benjamin Bridges; b. abt. 1799; m. 1827; d. unk.
wife: Mary Satterfield - a sibling/sister to Nancy *
Joseph Bridges; b. abt. 1800; m. 1825; d. 1889
wife: Sally Hogg
Sarah Bridges; b. abt. 1804; m. 1825; d. 1829
husband: Thomas J. Gott
Jemima Bridges; b. abt. 1809/10; m. 1833; d. unk.
husband: John Britt

4) Stephen Bridges was born about 1787 possibly in Georgetown District, South Carolina and died about 1855 in Logan County, Kentucky. He apperars to have first married 1 Sept. 1806 in Barren or Allen County, Kentucky to Mary Thompson (c.1790- before 1820). She is reported to have been a daughter of John Thompson (c.1758-1843) and wife Winefred Bickery.
Stephen Bridges was apparently 2nd married 3 April 1820 in Warren County, Kentucky to Nancy Satterfield (c.1798- ? ) She was a daughter of John Satterfield (c.1765-1849) and wife Mary Elizabeth Jones.
I'm able to identify only the following children of Stephen Bridges and wives:
Joseph Bridges; b. abt. 1817; m. 1st. 1839; d. after 1880
wives: Elizabeth Margaret Griswold; Mahala Hall; and Mary ?
Stephen Bridges; b. abt. 1822/24
wife: Elizabeth [--?--]
have names of children from 1850 census for Logan Co., KY.
David Bridges; b. abt. 1825; m. abt. 1845
wife: Sarah M. [--?--]
have names of children from 1850 census for Logan Co., KY.
Moses Bridges; b. abt. 1827
Rebecca Bridges; b. abt. 1836
Margaret J. Bridges; b. abt. 1839

5) Joseph Bridges was born about 1817 probably in Barren or Warren County, Kentucky and died after 1880 probably in or near Barnhill, Wayne County, Illinois. He was 1st married 28 November 1839 in Warren County, Kentucky to Elizabeth Margaret Griswold (c.1819 - c.1855). Her parents were Isaac Grizzle and wife Nancy Fergeson. It appears the children of Isaac Grizzle changed their name to Griswold. I do have some history of the Grizzle family.
Joseph Bridges was 2nd married before 1860 in Wayne Co., IL. to a widow Mahala Hall.
Joseph Bridges was 3rd married in the 1870's to Mary [--?--]
Known children of Joseph Bridges and wives:
Sarah E. Bridges; b. 26 Oct. 1840 in Warren Co., KY.
Joseph B. Bridges; b. 12 May 1842 in Warren Co., KY.
William L. Bridges; b. 15 Jan. 1844 in Warren Co., KY.
Nathaniel F. Bridges; b. 8 June 1848 in Warren Co., KY.
James Andrew Bridges; b. 7 Sept. 1850 in Warren Co., KY.
Nancy E. Bridges; b. 7 Sept. 1850 in Warren Co., KY.
Stephen Franklin Bridges; b. 26 June 1853 in Warren Co., KY.
Mary Jane Bridges; b. abt. 1857 in Wayne Co., IL.

6) Stephen Franklin Bridges was born 24 June 1853 in Warren County, Kentucky and died 20 July 1919 at or near Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois. He married 18 Feb. 1875 at Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois to Feriba Jane Frazier (10 June 1859-26 Oct. 1944). Her parents were William J. Frazier and wife Martha Ann King.
I do have names, dates and places of all the eleven children born to Stephen & Feriba. Also names of spouses and children. Will be happy to share if interested.
I have a typed copy of the obituary for Stephen Franklin Bridges. He was my great grandfather; Also have a snapshot picture of him and wife Feriba.

Tracking this Bridges line continues to be a long and difficult task. It would really make my day if anyone knows of any documentation or history, please share with me.
Corrections and additions are also welcome.

Charles E. Sims
Rockford, IL. 61101

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