Ancestry of the Bridges Family PDF Print E-mail

The twelve children of William Bridges and Mary Thomas are the core families of the Bridges Family of Trigg County Kentucky. The twelve, Orren D. Bridges, Starkie T. Bridges, Simco N. Bridges, Drewry Bridges, Burnetta Bridges, James C. Bridges, William Bridges, Stanley Bridges, Mary Adeline Bridges, Charity S. Bridges, John Bridges, and Cullen T. Bridges' ancestral line from before 1500 is presented below.

HENRY BRIDGER
Born prior to 1500, Godalming, Surry, England
Died 1521
Married
Unknown

RICHARD BRIDGER
Born 1501, Godalming, Surry, England
Married
MARGERY ELIOT

LAWRENCE BRIDGER
Born about 1550, Godalming, Surry, England
Died 1630
Married
Unknown

SAMUEL BRIDGER
Born 1584, Slimbridge, Glostershire, England
Died 1650
Married
MARY PURCHAS

JOSEPH BRIDGER, SR
Born 1628, Dursley, Glostershire, England
Died Apr 15, 1686, Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Served as a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, 1657-58; 1663
Married
HESTER PITT
Born 1631, Dursley, Glostershire, England
Died 1711, Whitemarsh, Isle of Wight, Virginia

JOSEPH BRIDGER JR
Born Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Died 1713, Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Married
ELIZABETH NORSWORTHY
Born about 1663
Died 1727

WILLIAM BRIDGERS, SR.
Born 1696, Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Died 1729, Meherrin River, Bertie County, North Carolina
Married
ELIZABETH GODWIN
Born Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Died Edgecombe County, North Carolina

WILLIAM BRIDGERS, JR.
Born Fishing Creek, Edgecombe, North Carolina
Died 1729,
Married
SARAH DEW
Born Upper Norfolk County, Virginia
Died about 1754, Northhampton, North Carolina

JOSEPH BRIDGERS (III)
Born Edgecombe, North Carolina
Died about 1758, Fishing Creek, Edgecombe, North Carolina
Married
MARY BRASWELL

BRASWELL BRIDGERS
Born about 1720, Fishing Creek, Edgecombe, North Carolina
Died
Married
Unknown

WILLIAM BRIDGES
Born about 1740, Halifax, North Carolina
Died 1790, Tyancoca Swamp, North Carolina
Married
JEMIMA HOBBY
Born
Died

DREWRY (DRURY) BRIDGES
Born Aug 30, 1765, Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Died Jun 15, 1840, Trigg County, Kentucky
Married
CHARITY COHOON
Born Sep 18, 1771, Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Died Oct 16, 1852, Trigg County, Kentucky

WILLIAM BRIDGES
Born May 30, 1800, Tyancoca Swamp, North Carolina
Died Jul 11, 1844, Trigg County, Kentucky
Married
MARY THOMAS
Born Jul 1, 1802, Bertie County, North Carolina
Died Jul 28, 1876, Trigg County, Kentucky


I Would like to thank the late Edison H. Thomas, author of “The Thomas and Bridges Story 1540-1840” from which much of the above information was obtained.

 
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