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LAWRENCE BRIDGER’S FAMILY
( ABT 1550 - 1630)


Lawrence Bridger, born about 1550 in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, died 1630, married unknown, seven children:
1. Samuel Bridger, (THE TRIGG COUNTY LINE)
2. Lawrence Bridger
3. Joseph Bridger
4. Benjamin Bridger
5. Arthur Bridger, married Sarah, seven children:
1. Lawrence Bridger, died Apr 2, 1672
2. Samuel Bridger
3. Sarah Bridger, married Benedict Hicks
4. Paul Bridger
5. Edith Bridger
6. Richard Bridger
7. Anne Bridger

6. Richard Bridger, married Sarah
7. Elizabeth Bridger, born about 1602, died Jan 28, 1650, married John Driver



SAMUEL BRIDGER’S FAMILY (1584 - 1650)


Samuel Bridger, born 1584, in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, died 1650, married Mary Purchas, eight children
1. John Bridger
2. Samuel Bridger
3. Joseph Bridger, migrated to Virginia (THE TRIGG COUNTY LINE)
4. James Bridger, migrated to Virginia
5. George Bridger
6. Jonathan Bridger
7. Martha Bridger
8. Mary Bridger



JOSEPH BRIDGER SR’S FAMILY (1628 - 1686)


Joseph Bridger, Sr, born 1628, Dursley, Gloucestershire, England, died Apr 15, 1686, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, married Hester Pitt, born 1631, Dursley, Gloucestershire, England, died 1711, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, seven children:
1 .Martha Bridger, married Thomas Goodwin
2. Mary Bridger, married Richard Tibboth
3. Elizabeth Bridger, married Thomas Lear
4. Hester Bridger, married George Williamson
5. Samuel Bridger, married Mrs. Elizabeth Woory, widow of Joseph Woory
6. William Bridger married Mrs. Elizabeth Allen Caufield
7. Joseph Bridger, Jr. married Elizabeth Norsworthy (THE TRIGG COUNTY LINE)



JOSEPH BRIDGER JR’S FAMILY (? - 1713)


Joseph Bridger Jr. born Isle of Wight County, Virginia, died 1713, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, married Elizabeth Norsworthy, born about 1663, died 1727, seven children:
1. Joseph Bridger, died 1751, married Sarah Davis
2. Robert Bridger, died 1764
3. William Bridger (THE TRIGG COUNTY LINE)
4. John Bridger, born about 1675, died 1751, married unknown, eight children:
1. John Davis Bridger, born about 1701
2. Martha Bridger, born about 1703
3. Margaret Bridger, born about 1705
4. Mary Bridger, born about 1707
5. Agatha Bridger, born about 1709
6. Katherine Bridger, born about 1711
7. William Bridger, born about 1713
8. James Bridger, born about 1715

5. James Bridger, died 1782
6. Hester Bridger, born 1739, died 1811, married Robert Pitt
7. Elizabeth Bridger, married Tom Lear



WILLIAM BRIDGERS SR’S FAMILY (1696 - 1729)


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, six children:
1. Joseph Bridgers
2. William Bridgers, Jr. (THE TRIGG COUNTY LINE)
3. Samuel Bridgers
4. Benjamin Bridgers
5. Mary Bridgers
6. Elizabeth Bridgers



WILLIAM BRIDGERS, JR’S FAMILY (? - 1729)


William Bridgers, Jr., Born Fishing Creek, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, died 1729, married Sarah Dew, born Upper Norfolk County, Virginia, died about 1754, Northhampton, North Carolina, four children:
1. William Bridgers, died 1763, married Rachael ?, five children
1. William John Bridgers
2. Patience Bridgers, married Mr. Cotten
3. Willis Bridgers
4. Elizabeth Bridgers
5. Temperance Bridgers

2. Sarah Bridgers, married James Cotten, five children
1. James Cotten
2. Henry Cotten
3. Christian Cotten
4. Theophylius Cotten
5. Solomon Cotten

3. Joseph Bridgers (III) (THE TRIGG COUNTY LINE)
4. John Bridgers, married Faith Ruffin, four children
1. Edwin Bridgers
2. Briton Bridgers
3. Sarah Bridgers
4. Purity Bridgers



JOSEPH BRIDGERS III’S FAMILY ( ? – ABT 1758)


Joseph Bridgers (III), born Edgecombe County, North Carolina, died about 1758, Fishing Creek, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, married Mary Braswell, one child:
1. Braswell Bridgers (THE TRIGG COUNTY LINE)

BRASWELL BRIDGERS’ FAMILY (ABT 1720 - ?)

Braswell Bridgers, born about 1720, Fishing Creek, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, married Unknown, one child:
1. William Bridges (THE TRIGG COUNTY LINE)



WILLIAM BRIDGES’ FAMILY (ABT 1740 – 1790)


William Bridges, born about 1740, Halifax, North Carolina, died 1790, Tyancoca Swamp, North Carolina, married Jemima Hobby, one child:
1. Drewry (Drury) Bridges (THE TRIGG COUNTY LINE)



DREWRY (DRURY) BRIDGES’ FAMILY (1765 – 1840)


Drewry (Drury) Bridges, born Aug 30, 1765, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, died Jun 15, 1840, Trigg County, Kentucky, married Charity Calhoun, born Sep 18, 1771, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, died Oct 16, 1852, Trigg County, Kentucky, seven children:
1. Jemima Bridges, born Oct 12, 1795, died Jul 22, 1877, married Allen Sholar, born May 26, 1793, died Jan 29, 1853 eleven children:
1. David Sholar, born Sep 3, 1813, died Jan 6, 1860, married Temperance Lawrence
2. Pollie Sholar, born Jul 1, 1815, married Ezekiel Lawrence
3. Sarah Sholar, born Jul 6, 1817
4. William B. Sholar, born Jun 10, 1819, died Mar 21, 1892, married Mary E. Hutts
5. Elizabeth Sholar, born Mar 17, 1821, married James Henry Lawrence
6. Allen Sholar, born Aug 22, 1823, died Sep 14, 1855
7. Thomas Sholar, born Apr 26, 1825, died Jun 23, 1873, married Martha Jane Rogers
8. Emily Sholar, born Jan 20, 1827, died Nov 10, 1855
9. Alpha Gemima Sholar, born Feb 28, 1829, died Jan 16, 1914, married Thomas Allison Vinson, born Jan 9, 1825, died Apr 2, 1893
10. Drewry Bridges Sholar, born May 16, 1831, died Feb 11, 1889, married Martha Jane Carr and Helen Wiles
11. Peyton Sholar, born Jul 25, 1834, died Dec 20, 1877, married Frances Etna Vinson and Martha Calhoun

2. Piety Bridges, born Nov 26, 1790, married Noah Brunk, five children:
1. Lucinda Brunk
2. Elizabeth Brunk
3. Jennie Brunk
4. Priscilla Brunk
5. Martha Brunk

3. Selethia Bridges, born Nov 26, 1790, married Joel Futrell, born Nov 29, 1802 (No descendants)

4. William Bridges, born May 30, 1800 (THE TRIGG COUNTY LINE)

5. Orren Dates Bridges, born about 1802, died prior to family move to Kentucky in 1804.

6. Elizabeth Josephine Bridges, born Oct 29, 1804, (THE TRIGG COUNTY LINE)

7. Mary Bridges, born Jul 25, 1807 (THE TRIGG COUNTY LINE)

The information above was obtained from THE THOMAS AND BRIDGES STORY 1540-1840 by Edison H. Thomas, copyright 1972





 
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