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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson

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John Wesley WORMELSDUFF

He and his wife had no children.
!In 1910 he is living with his uncle and grandmother Sarah Margaret Ames
Wormelsduff Fraley and David H. Fraley and he is 17 years old and a laborer.


Otto STRONG

They were married for 64 years.


Solomon FROLICH

He was a notable Dutch Reform Minister and an outspoken supporter of the Rev.
War effort...


Haynes Laurence MORGAN Jr.

NOTES: Haynes Jr., his wife and his mother moved from Pittsylvania County, Virginia in 1817, according to history of Pittsylvania County.


Michael D. HUGHEY

TAX RECORDS: Caldwell County, Kentucky film #7907
Michael first shows up in 1833, as one male over 21 years old with 3 mares; then in 1835, with one mare; then in 1841, with one mare;

CENSUS RECORDS: 6 Sep 1850 District #1, Caldwell, KY film #7847.


Letitia THOMPSON

She was under 10 in 1820.


Michael D. HUGHEY

TAX RECORDS: Caldwell County, Kentucky film #7907
Michael first shows up in 1833, as one male over 21 years old with 3 mares; then in 1835, with one mare; then in 1841, with one mare;

CENSUS RECORDS: 6 Sep 1850 District #1, Caldwell, KY film #7847.


Samuel BRIDGEWATER

NOTES: Samuel served in the Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783 and received a pension. All the info on Samuel, his wife and 15 children was found in his family bible in the 1930's. The bible's where abouts are now unknown, but it is believed that it was lost in a house fire in the 1950's.

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According to Photostatted Bible record received from General Services Administration in Washington D.C., he was listed in Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Indiana, but the location of his grave has not been determined (Grave has been found and a new headstone was place on Samuel and Mary Ann's grave site). Shortly after coming to America, he joined the American cause. In 1776 he served for three months in Captain Zokad Spring's Company of Militia and was discharged at the end of his enlistment, having been employed against the Tories and in guarding the frontiers. In 1777, he served another three months in Captain Thomas Carr Company. In 1778, he served a tour of duty under Captain Moses Sutton. In 1779, he served another three months under Captain Sutton, guarding the prisoners of Beesons Town and scouting between that place and the Monongahela River. His last service was in the expedition of Colonel William Crawford against the Indians on the western frontier.

Samuel and Mary survived the Pigeon Roost Massacre and moved back to New Bardstown, Kentucky and did not return to Indiana until after the Indian Wars. When their Isaac was a small child they moved from Kentucky back to Indiana.

Info received from Pat Griffin 6 Sep 2004
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PROBATE RECORDS: Scott County, Indiana
In the name of God Amen, I Samuel Bridgewater, of Scott County in the State of Indiana, being very frail and weak in body but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding considering the certainty to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say first and principally. I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named and after my debts and funeral charges are paid. I devise and bequeath as follows: I give and bequeath unto my dear beloved wife, Mary Ann Bridgewater, all my real and personable estate so long as she lives and at her decease I do also give and bequeath unto my three sons, Isaac, Levi and Samuel Bridgewater all my stock to be equally divided among them. I do also give and bequeath unto my eight daughters, Polly Morgan, Anna Watson, Rebecca Bennett, Rachel Kepheart, Sally Bell, Elizabeth Johnson, Patience Bennett and Nellie Craven: Anna Watson and Rebecca Bennett which is dead, but the children of the deceased, have their mothers' share of all my household and kitchen furniture to be equally divided among them, at the death of my wife. I do also give and bequeath unto my son Christian Bridgewater nineteen and half acres of land I bought of Lemastees to him and his heirs forever. I do give and bequeath unto my son Elias Bridgewater my mansion house and farm and farming utensils on which I now live containing eighty acres more or less to him and his heirs and assigns forever. I do hereby appoint Jales Reeves Executor and Mary Ann Bridgewater Executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal in t he year of our Lord this second day of May 1827.

Signed sealed and published and declared in presence of
William Hyttan, Christen Miller (His Mark), Samuel Bridgewater

13 May 1827

I desire that my house carpenter tools should be equally divided between my two sons, Christian and Elias Bridgewater. I do hereby appoint my son Christian Bridgewater to be Executor of this my last will and testament to be associated with the above named Executor and Executrix.

(His Mark) Samuel Bridgewater (Seal)
John Farmer
Aaron Rawlings

Scott County Court

Personally came before me in my office the Executor and Executrix of the above will and produced the above will which was proven by the oath of all the subscribing witnesses thereto this 2nd day of June 1827. James Ward, Clerk
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Mary Ann COUGHMAN

NOTES: Mary Ann was a doctor of medicine. After Samuel joined the war Mary Ann and the children moved from Virginia to George's Township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Mary Ann signed an affadavit in 1842 in Scott County, Indiana saying she had been present at the wedding of Levi Bridgewater and Patience Stillwell in 1783 in Fayette County, Pennslyvania. This was for Patience to get a widows pension from Levi's service in the war. Mary Ann and Samuel were married by Rev. W. Sommers a Presbyterian minister. Mary Ann was the mother of 15 children 5 boys and 10 girls.

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Mary was said to be a well-educated German who practice medicine in Scott and Jackson Counties, Indiana for many years and who had quite a reputation as a physician.

Mary and Samuel were faithful members of the Established Church of England, Until after the death of Samuel, after which she joined the Baptist Church. She had a brother, Christopher Coughman (Kaughman), who had a daughter Kezziah Borin, wife of Elijah Borin, both of whom were massacred in Pigeon Roost Defeat in Scott County, Indiana.

Mary Ann was issued a Pension #4449 on February 36, 1847 as Revolutionary War Widow.

Info received from Pat Griffin 6 Sep 2004
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Margaret BRIDGEWATER

She died young.