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Cotten/Bridgers relationship in IOW
Posted by: Ria Hendrix Date: September 16, 2000 at 11:33:59
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In answer to a query sent to me by James Bryant.

17th Cent. Isle of Wight Co VA by Boddie:

"William Bridger was the 3rd son mentioned in Joseph's Bridger's will in 1713. (This Joseph, who had a will in 1713, was the disinherited son of Col. Joseph Bridger and engaged in a lengthy lawsuit with his brothers but the suit seems to have been settled amicably.) William made his will in Bertie County NC Nov 2, 1729 and was probated May 1730. Two of his sons carried the Bridger names of Joseph and Samuel. His children were (a) Joseph Bridgers, no further record. (b) William married Sarah Dew, Daughter of John Dew and granddaughter of Col. Thomas Dew, Speaker of the House of Burgesses, 1652. William died before his father as his will was probated in 1729. His widow, Sarah, married ......Cotten and made her will in Northampton Co NC, mentioning her children: (I) William Bridgers who married Rachel ..... and whose will was probated May 1763, leaving children, William, John, Patience, Willis, Elizabeth and Temperance; (II) Joseph Bridgers witnessed a deed in Northampton in 1756. His father willed him a plantation on Fishing Creek; (III) John Bridgers witnessed a will in Northampton in 1751; (IV) Sarah Bridgers. (c) Samuel Bridgers died in Northampton in 1756 and names daughters Mary and Patience in his will to whom he left 200 acres on Tarbell Creek. (d) Benjamin Bridgers was given "my plantation" by his father. (e) Mary Bridgers. (f) Elizabeth Bridgers."

According to "Boddie's book", John Dew was the father-in-law of William Bridger.

Advice I have been given by others: Always take Boddie's book with a grain of salt.

Ria ><>

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