Posted By:Barbara
Subject:Re: bridges/slow
Post Date:November 30, 2004 at 20:30:34
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Forum:Clay County, IL Genealogy Forum
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Alfred B. Bridges served in the Civil War, CO C 65 Indiana Infantry. He enlisted 1 August 1862 and mustered out 8 July 1865. For his service, both he and his widow received a pension. I subscribe to a Civil War database website and they had the information that he died on 17 February 1902 and is buried at the Oddfellows Cemetery in Xenia, IL [Clay County, I believe]. There is a picture of Alfred at the website! Alfred is in this record as ALBERT B. Bridges, but this is him without doubt. His widow is shown as Malissa Bridges. You can order copies of his pension file from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. There can be a wealth of information in these files and they are fascinating to read.
In this same company with Alfred,were Clarence W. Bridges and John W. Bridges. Possibly brothers, they mustered in on the same day.
Do you have this census?
1850 Nineveh, Johnson County, Indiana page 135 16 October
#777 #777
Miller, James 49 farmer b. VA
Patsey 37 OH
Wesley 16 IN
Elizabeth 14 IN
Sophia 12 IN
Margaret 9 IN
Nancy 6 IN
Marion 1 IN
Bridges, Sarah 14 OH
Alfred 13 OH
Susan 9 IN
John W. 19 OH
Miller, James to Bridges, Patsey 23 December 1845 Johnson County, IN

In 1840 Johnson County, there were George and William Bridges, but neither household fits the above Bridges wife and children. Perhaps they are related and Patsey and family came a bit after 1840. You might find the father by checking estate/probate records in Johnson County. The fact that Patsey remarried in Johnson County might suggest that her husband died there.

Hope this is helpful; I'm not related, just helping.