Thomas W. Bridges
b. 13 Feb 1819 in Georgia, son of Wiley Jones Bridges and Jane "Jenny"
Strickland married 23 Mar 1844 in Coweta County, Georgia to Mary Elizabeth
Moses, daughter of Neal Moses and Nancy Manning. Mary Elizabeth Moses was
born 18 July 1825 in Georgia. Their children were Sallie A. Bridges, Guada
Lona Bridges, Nathaniel Bridges, Egbert H. Bridges, Nancy Dollie
Bridges, Benjamin Hill Bridges, Sabula Bridges, Mary J. Bridges and Eugenia
Bridges. Thomas W. Bridges died in Coweta County, GA on 29 Oct 1879 at the
age of 60. In the 1850 Census for Coweta County, GA, Thomas and Elizabeth are
enumerated with two children, Sarah A. and Guada L. along with a black? male,
age 20, named Chille McIntosh. In the 1860 Census for Haralson District
in Coweta County, he is listed as a farmer with Elizabeth, his wife and the
following children Sarah, age 14, Guadelona, age 12, Nathaniel, age 8, Egbert,
age 6, Nancy, age 3 and Benjamine, age 1. In the 1870 Census for Senoia
Town in Coweta County, Thomas is listed with Elizabeth and the following
children, Nathaniel, age 18, Egbert, age 16, Darthula?, age 13, Benjamin, age
10, Mary J., age 8, and Eugenia, age 4. There are also two black
males listed in the household, Richard, age 15 and Joe, age 9.
"Sarah" Bridges was born 21 Jun 1845 in Coweta County, Georgia and died
in Coweta County on 11 May 1916. She married Henry Dominick on 01 Feb
1866, son of Andrew Dominick and Mariah Langford. They had the following
children, Lillie, b. ca 1871, Rosa Etta, b. ca 1868, Edgar, b. ca 1870 d. ca
1927 , Silas, b. 21 July 1872 (?, possible child), Beatrice, b. 24 July 1878 d.
20 June 1896 and Paul.
L. "Lonnie" Bridges was born 18 Aug 1848 in Coweta County, Georgia and died
on 24 November 1924 in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama. On 22 Dec 1868, she married Abihue Christopher
in Coweta County, Georgia. Abihue was the son of William Christopher and
Susan Hardy. Their children were William Thomas "Willie" b. ca 1869 d.
ca 1960, Dora Ella b. ca 1871 d. ca 1961, Loula Lizzie b. 13 Jan 1873 in Coweta
County, June Idus b. ca 1874 d. ca 1951, Mary Anna "Mamie" b. ca 1876
d. ca 1960 and Lucy Belle b. 21 Aug 1878 in Coweta County and died 08 Feb 1969
at the age of 90; Norton North Christopher b. ca 1880 d. ca 1954; Fannie Sue
Christopher b. 07 Nov 1883 in Coweta County, d. 22 April 1889; Louise Johnson
Christopher b. ca 1888 d. ca 1974 and Louis Hudson Christopher b. 28 May 1888 in
Etowah County, Alabama and died on 28 Apr 1944.
"Nat" S. Bridges was born 21 Jul 1851 in Coweta County, GA. In
the 1880 Census, Nathaniel is in the household of S. S. Thornton in
Stephenville, Erath County, Texas at age 38. His occupation is listed as
farming. On 18 July 1880, Nat married Maggie or Mattie Phillips in Erath
County, Texas. I have found several references to Nat Bridges in newspaper
abstracts from Erath County in 1899. One of these lists Nat as
"Erath's popular stockman". Another from Jan 4, 1900 lists
G E Toliver, Nat Bridges and Fayette Miller as attending court in Colorado
City as witnesses in a murder case. There are several letters written by
Nat and Maggie between 1900 and 1910 to his family in Georgia that suggest he
fell on hard times during this period and contemplated going to the New
Territory. In the 1900 Census, Nat and Maggie (Mattie) are listed in
Stephenville, Erath County, Texas with the following children, Louis
Bridges, b. Nov. 1885, Texas; Kit Bridges, b. April 1890, Texas; Mary Lee
Bridges, b. Oct 1892, Texas and Lena Bridges, b. November 1894 in Texas.
Nat's mother in law, Mary E. Phillips is listed in the household also at age 65,
born Nov 1834 in Georgia. I have a letter written by Nat Bridges to his sister,
Mollie Bridges McLean on 13 Jan 1909 from Plateau, New Mexico. I have not
been able to find him on the 1910 census at this time but have references to
several land transactions in Roosevelt County, New Mexico around this time
period. Plateau was only a town for a few short years but I have learned
this was in the area of Elida, New Mexico. There is a land grant to
Nathaniel in 1920 from the Roswell Land Patent
Egbert H. Bridges
was born 10 Dec 1853 in Georgia. He was in Plateau, New Mexico on 13 Jan
1909 with his brother, Nathaniel.
Bridges was born 03 Aug 1856 in Georgia. She married Richard Marcus North
in Coweta County, Georgia on 12 Dec. 1874. They had a son, John T. North born in
Coweta County in 1875. She died in 1928 in Coweta County, Ga. Nancy's
son, John T. North died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga on 19 Mar 1941.
Bridges was born 12 Dec 1858 in Coweta County, Georgia. His wife's name
was Eliza Sanora Bridges, she was the daughter of William Jasper Bridges and
Amariah Helen Copeland. Eliza was born 23 Nov 1858 in Attalla county,
Mississippi and died there on 09 October 1891. They had two sons, Tommy b. 9 Oct
1891 , d. 09 Dec 1891 and Newton Jasper, b. 26 Dec 1887 in McCool, Attalla County, Mississippi.
Benjamin Hill Bridges died on 15 Mar 1929. The Georgia Death Index
lists his death as occurring in Georgia but he is buried in Attalla County,
Mississippi. The dates of the death's in Georgia and Mississippi match so
I believe he may have died in Georgia and his body was sent to Mississippi for
burial. I have a letter stating
that Ben was married around 1905 and in Coweta County, Ga in 1905 a Benjamin
Hill Bridges married a Mrs. Lilla Bridges. Mrs. Lilla Bridges was
the widow of Edgar Winston Bridges and her maiden name was Lilla Harriett
Gay. She and Ben are enumerated in the 1920 Coweta County, Ga
census. She is there in the 1930 census and died in 1949 in Coweta County,
was born 28 Feb 1861 in Coweta County, Georgia.
I am descended
from Mary J. "Mollie" Bridges who married Lewis Clinton McLean on 30
Nov 1884 in Coweta County, Georgia. Mollie was born 08 Aug 1863 in Coweta
County, Georgia. She died on 19 Nov 1940 in Fayette County, Georgia and is
buried at Woolsey Baptist Church Cemetery in Fayette County, Georgia beside her
They had seven
children, five of whom lived to adulthood. My Grandfather, Oliver Thomas
McLean was their oldest child. He was born 18 Oct 1885 in Fayette County,
Georgia. Elizabeth "Lizzie" McLean was born 05 Jan 1887 in
Fayette County, Georgia. Lutie L. McLean was born 27 Jan 1889. They
had a son born 23 Apr 1891 who died on 12 Jun 1891 and is buried at Woolsey
Baptist Church Cemetery in Woolsey, Fayette Co., Ga. A daughter, Miriam E.
McLean was born 08 Jul 1892 and lived less than six years. She died 08 Mar
1898 and is also buried at Woolsey Baptist Church Cemetery. Lewis Clinton
McLean, Jr. was born 01 Jun 1894. Their last child, a daughter, Marion
McLean was born on 01 Jan 1897.
"Gena" Lee Bridges
Eugenia was born
01 Feb 1866 in Coweta County, Georgia. She married Seaborn Bartow Jones on
06 Jan 1886 in Coweta County. I believe they had three children, Seaborn,
Johnnie and Mabel. Eugenia died after 1905, possibly in Alabama.
Seaborn Bartow Jones was the son of Enoch George Jones and Martha Elisabeth
Travis of Fayette County, Ga.
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