Bridgewater

Family History

http://www.bridgewaters.us/

 

The information published here is a collection from various websites.

Some of this information is based upon research in progress and

and has not necessarily been proven or finalized.

Welcome to our family pages.  We are Jay Funk and Barbra Ballard Funk and these pages are a labor of love for our children and the reset of the family.  These pages are simply an attempt to research and document where our families have come from, plus any other interesting tid-bits.

Questions or Comments or Additions or Corrections?

Please eMail : jay@usfunks.net

 

Bridgewater Family Correspondence Webpage

 

 

 

Bridgewater

 

I am still searching for the parents of Samuel Bridgewater.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Some suggest that these four are brothers:

  • Samuel Bridgewater born April 10, 1749 in England, married Mary Ann Coughman

  • Isaac Bridgewater born 1751 in England

  • Elias Bridgewater born 1755 in England or Mecklenburg, Virginia

  • Levi Bridgewater born 1761 in Pennsylvania  (or 1751), married Patience Stilwell in June 1783

All four served in the Revolutionary War

 

England

Virginia
Mecklenburg Co.

1749 ~ 1777

Pennsylvania
Fayette County
1777 ~ 1792

Kentucky

Nelson County

1792 ~ 1815

Indiana

Scott County

1815 - 1847

Illinois

Schuyler County

1837 - 1900

Montana

Gallatin County

1900 to present

 

 

Pigeon Roost Massacre

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeon_Roost_State_Historic_Site

 

Pigeon Roost.jpg Pigeon Roost State Historic Site is located between Scottsburg and Henryville, Indiana, near Underwood, Indiana. A one-lane road off U.S. Route 31 takes the visitor to the site of a village where Indians massacred 24 settlers shortly after the War of 1812 began.

 

 

http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/bridgewater/430/

 

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.

 

 

Samuel Bridgewater 1749-1827  &  Mary Ann Coughman  1755-1847

Samuel Bridgewater       

Birth:        April 10, 1749 in England (or Pennsylvania or Mecklenburg, Virginia)

Death:      March 11 (or May 17), 1827 in Vienna, Scott County, Indiana

Burial:      Bridgewater Cemetery in Scottsburg Indiana   (source: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/7705/BridgewaterCemetery.htm?20086)
                 Bridgewater-Owens Graveyard, Scott, Indiana

 

1770s immigrated to the US
1775-1783 served in the Revolutionary War
 

http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/bridgewater/430/

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 whereabouts are now unknown, but it is believed that it was lost in a house fire in the 1950's.

 

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.

 

http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/bridgewater/430/

Info received from Pat Griffin 6 Sep 2004
===========================================================
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 the 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

 

Mary Ann Coughman     or spelled Eleanor Mary Ann Kaughman

Birth:        October 25, 1755 in Mecklenburg, Virginia

Death:      March 21, 1847 in Vienna, Scott County, Indiana

Burial:      Bridgewater Cemetery in Scottsburg Indiana   (source: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/7705/BridgewaterCemetery.htm?20086)
 

Married:   June 2, 1771 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia

 

 

http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/bridgewater/430/

ID: I2211
Name: Mary Ann COUGHMAN
Surname: Coughman
Given Name: Mary Ann
Sex: F
Birth: 25 Oct 1755 in , Mecklenburg, Virginia
Death: 20 Mar 1847 in Vienne, Scott, Indiana
Burial: Bridgewater-Owens Graveyard, Scott, Indiana
_UID: 2226B16308203D40BA907321E73E04969E7C
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.
===========================================================
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.

 

Children: 

  1. Margaret "Peggy" Bridgewater
        born July 6, 1772 in Mecklenburg Virginia
     

  2. Mary "Polly" Bridgewater
        born January 27, 1773 in Mecklenburg, Virginia
        married October 23, 1795 to William Morgan in Nelson Kentucky   

    9/3/12

    I am a descendent of Samuel and Mary Bridgewater's daughter, Mary

    (Polly) Morgan, born January 13, 1773 in Mecklenburg, VA, and died on March 26, 1860 in Jackson County, IN. She is buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, a little roadside cemetery on a knoll along Dudleytown Spur Road in Grassy Forks Township. Her husband William Morgan (1771-1852) is also buried there, along with several other family members. William and Mary originally owned and farmed this property. It was transferred to the Mt Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, organized by the Morgans and several other families in 1822. The church is long gone, and the little cemetery is a bit hard to find now.  A number of William and Mary's descendents still live in Jackson County today.

     

    Sincerely,

    Geoff Liebrandt

    Dayton, OH

     

  3. Anna "Nancy" Bridgewater
        born August 23, 1775 in Mecklenburg, Virginia
        died March 26, 1860 in Kentucky
     

  4. Isaac "John" Bridgewater
        born July 2, 1777 in Fayette, Pennsylvania
        married Mildred "Milby" Akers

    4/8/2016
    Sent: Friday, April 8, 2016 10:09 AM
    To: jay@usfunks.net
    Subject: Family Website Isaac Briggewater
    It is really easy to get the 2 Isaac Bridgewaters confused.
    Isaac, s/o Samuel. born 1777 married Margaret McCaslin
    i have his military file from the war of 1812 which proves this
    sending this short version to see if you are there
    thank you
    Cheers, Susan Burke

     

  5. Kasiah "Kezzie" Bridgewater
        born March 12 (or 18), 1779 in Fayette, Pennsylvania
        married Elias Payne on February 21, 1800 in Kentucky
        killed September 3, 1812 by Indians along with her husband, Elias Payne and seven children
            at the Pigeon Roost Indiana Massacre of 1812
       

  6. Rebecca Bridgewater
        born November 30, 1780 in George's, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
     

  7. Levi "Rag" Bridgewater
        born January 31, 1782 in George's, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
        married #1 Elizabeth Bennett in 1805 in Nelson County Kentucky
        married #2 Martha Warman Coffman in 1810 in Nelson County Kentucky
        children Elizabeth b. 1817 Issac C. b 20 Sep 1813 James b. 1831 Levi J. b. 03 Sep 1833
        died September 24, 1872 in Vienna, Scott County, Indiana
     

  8. Rachel Bridgewater
        born February 5, 1784 in George's, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
        married George Kephart born 6-6-1786 died 3-28-1873
        died February 9, 1839
     

  9. Sarah "Sally" Bridgewater
        born February 17, 1786 in George's, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
        died in Jackson County, Indiana
     

  10. Samuel Bridgewater
        born August 7, 1788 in George's, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
        married Sally Bennett who died in Louisiana.
        two children died young.
        Samuel returned here and lived at Little York after Sally's death. He lived to be quite old
        died about 1854 at New Little York, Washington County, Indiana
     

  11. Christian Columbus Bridgewater (pdf)
        born July 31, 1790 in Georges Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
        married Margaret "Peggy" Miller on November 12, 1813 in Nelson County, Kentucky
        children Isaac C., Samuel James (1817-1863), Mary Ellen, Elias George Washington, Christian C.,
                    Levi Jackson, Andrew M. "Andy", Permelia "Millie", Elizabeth A.
        died September 25, 1866 in Scott County, Indiana
        buried in the Bridgewater Cemetery in Scottsburg Indiana   (source: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/7705/BridgewaterCemetery.htm?20086)

     

    6-22-16
    Hi Jay,

    I believe that I connect to your wife's family through child 11 of Samuel Bridgewater (1749-1827), my lineage descends through Christian Columbus Bridgewater (1790-1866). Christian is my third-great grandfather, and Samuel is my fourth-great grandfather. I also am having trouble tracing things further back, beyond Samuel.

    A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I passed through Scott County, Indiana and visited the Bridgewater Cemetery. I took these photo of Christian, Margaret's and Samuel and Mary Ann's grave stones (which are all DAR replacement stones). You are free to post them on your web site.

    As you've noted in the list of Christian's children, the second eldest was Samuel James (1817-1863), he is my great-great Grandfather. His oldest son, James Alonzo (1853-1930) is my great grandfather. My grandmother is Bertha Mae Bridgewater-Robbins (1887-1972), who was James Alonzo's youngest child, and who married my grandfather, Fred William Robbins (1883-1966).

    Below is a portion of a Lexington Township (Scott County, IN) map that hangs on the second floor of the Scott County Heritage Center's building in Scottsburg. My guess is that it dates to about 1876. You'll see Robbins' properties on the right edge and several Bridgewater properties on the left edge. Being so close, its no wonder that they married into one another's family.

    The I. A. Bridgewater is Isaac Alonzo Bridgewater (1853-1937), son of Isaac C. (1813-1888). The P. A. Bridgewater is Patience A. Bell-Bridgewater (1817-1892). And the L. A. Bridgewater is (I think) Louisa A. Lashbrook-Bridgewater (1837-1877), second wife of Christian Ira Bridgewater (1836-1912). Next time I get down to the Heritage Center (hopefully later this summer), I will ask whether they possess a similar map for the Vienna Township, just to the west. I'm guessing that there are more Bridgewater farms in Vienna Township.

    To close, I'm glad to find your web site, which is a nice summary of the family. I presume your wife's lineage runs from Elias (my 4th great uncle), who you've shown moved to Schuyler County IL. This is a branch of the family I hadn't followed, so your web site fills many gaps for my tree on Ancestry-dot-com.

    On your page, that little series of maps, just above Samuel & Mary Ann, is slightly wrong. The family was in Nelson County Kentucky from about 1800 to 1815. From 1815-1837, they were in Scott County Indiana. From 1837-1900, your wife's branch were in Schuyler County Illinois. And following that they went to Montana.

    I'm guessing throughout that the Bridgewater's are your wife's part of the tree. You've done a lot of good work to trace it back! Again, you're welcome to use any of the images I've provided. I took all photos on June 8, 2016.

    Sincerely,
    John W. Robbins
    North Aurora, IL


     

  12. Elias Bridgewater

     

    Birth:        January 14, 1792 in Bardstown Nelson Kentucky

    Death:      February 24, 1861 in Schuyler County Illinois

    Burial:      Gillette Cemetery
                    


    Married:
       Ruany Palmer on
    November 16, 1813 in Shelby Kentucky

    Married:   Sarah Tingle on October 20, 1850 in Schuyler County Illinois

     

  13. Elizabeth Bridgewater
        born April 5, 1794 in Little York Washington Indiana (or Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky)
        died April 30, 1873 in Indiana
     

  14. Patience Bridgewater
        born 12 Jul 1796 in Jackson County, Indiana  (or Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky)
        died 1860-1869 in Vienna, Scott County, Indiana
     

  15. Eleanor "Nellie" Bridgewater
        born March 26, 1798 in Jackson County Indiana  (or Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky)
        died June 17, 1834 in Scott County, Indiana
        married William Craven 27 Jul 1819 in Floyd, Indiana

Mary Ann Coughman was a well educated German woman who practiced medicine in Jackson and Scott Co. Indiana. In 1812, their daughter Cisiah, son in law Elias Payne and seven children were killed by Indians at Pigeon Roost. Samuel and Mary Ann moved back to Bardstown until the Indian wars were over.

 

Mary Ann was issued a Pension # 4449 on February 26, 1847 as a Revolutionary War Widow. She was a well-educated German woman and practiced as a physician for many years in Scott and Jackson Counties, Indiana. She had quite a local reputation as a doctor. This medical story is strictly a family story that has been passed down and may or may not be true.

 

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 affidavit 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, Pennsylvania.  This was for Patience to get a widow's pension from Levi's service in the war.   Rev. W. Sommers a Presbyterian Minister married Mary Ann and Samuel.

 

Mary Ann's niece Kizzah, her brother Christopher Coffman's (Kaughman) daughter and her husband Eliza Borin were both massacred in the Pigeon Roost Defeat in Scott County, Indiana.

 

Coffman is spelled "Coughman" throughout the Bridgewater Family History, owed by Mae Bridgewater Walker.

 

 

The Danger Period -- Indian History

War of 1812

Pigeon Roost Massacre

http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/bridgewater/430/

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.

 

BRIDGEWATER OR OWENS CEMETERY

LEXINGTON TWP., SCOTT CO., INDIANA

This old cemetery, still occasionally used today is located in southwestern Lexington Twpwhich had been originally entered on Oct. 20, 1820 by Jabez Reeve (1781-1865). The cemetery is entered by a lane (an abandoned county road which once continued on east to State Road 3) which passes alongside Kinderhook Lake. There are sunken spots denoting unmarked graves.

 

The following Bridgewaters are buried there:

  • Catherine Bridgewater (wife of S.J.) 1811-1846

  • Samuel Bridgewater d. 1863

  • Isaac A. Bridgewater 1853-1937

  • Clarabell Bridgewater (dau. of I.C. and P.A.) d. 1860 age 2

  • Infant dau. Bridgewater (dau. of I.C. and P.A.)d. 1852

  • Elias M. Bridgewater (son of I.C. and P.A.) d. 1849 age 1

  • Samuel J. Bridgewater (son of I.C. and P.A.) d. 1850 age 5

  • Emily C. Bridgewater (dau. of I.C. and P.A.) d. 1844 age 1

  • Issac C. Bridgewater (h. of P.) 1813-1888

  • Patience A. Bridgewater (wife of I.C.) 1818-1892

  • Samuel Bridgewater 1749-1827

  • Mary Ann Coffman Bridgewater 1755-1847 (wife of Samuel)

  • Christian Bridgewater 1790-1865

  • Margaret Miller Bridgewater 1792-1888 (wife of Christian)

  • Isaac Alonzo Bridgewater 1863-1937

more details: Bridgewater Cemetery, Lexington Township, Scott County, Indiana

 

The Bridgewater Cemetery in Scottsburg Indiana is supposedly haunted

with phenomena including a glowing headstone after dark,a spirit who guards

the front gate and a ghost horse who chases people out of the cemetery.

 

P.A.R.T - Ghost Hunters youtube Video

 

Sources:

   http://montanatrail.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I5285&tree=T1

   : http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=anonluap&id=I424

   : http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=441&id=I95114

   Bridgewater Cemetery in Scottsburg Indiana   (source: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/7705/BridgewaterCemetery.htm?20086)

 

 

 

Elias Bridgewater 1792-1861  & Ruanny Palmer 1794-18??

Elias Bridgewater

 

Birth:        January 14, 1792 in Bardstown Nelson Kentucky

Death:      February 24, 1861 in Schuyler County Illinois

Burial:      Gillette Cemetery
                


Married:
   Ruany Palmer on
November 16, 1813 in Shelby Kentucky

Married:   Sarah Tingle on October 20, 1850 in Schuyler County Illinois


 

Ruany Palmer      or spelled Ruanny or Ruamy
Birth:        1789-1794
Married:   Elias Bridgewater on
November 16, 1813 in Shelby Kentucky

Children of Elias and Ruanny:

  1. Christopher C.C. 

     

    Birth:        1812 in Kentucky

    Death:      August 3, 1871 in Schuyler County, Illinois
    Marriage: Malindah Harris August 24, 1838 in Schuyler County Illinois

  2. William

     

    Birth:        1815 in Kentucky

    Death:     
    Marriage:

  3. Levi

     

    Birth:       

    Death:     
    Marriage:

  4. Sarah Eleanor

     

    Birth:        February 15, 1825

    Death:      March 13, 1864 at Schuyler County, Illinois, at age 39
    Marriage:
    James Harvey Chapman on January 14, 1847 at Scott County, Indiana

                        James is the son of Christopher J. Chapman and Matilda Tingle

     

Sarah Tingle        (Ref: The Tingle Families)

Birth:        April 25, 1805 in Fayette County, Kentucky
Death:      December 16, 1883 at the age of 78
Burial:      Gillette Cemetery, Bainbridge Township, Schuyler County, Illinois

 

Married:   Elias Bridgewater on October 20, 1850 in Schuyler County Illinois

 

1820s - moved from Kentucky to Scott County, Indiana
1830s - moved from Scott County, Indiana to Schuyler County, Illinois
1860 Census - Free Inhabitants in Bainbridge, County of Schuyler, State Illinois enumerated on 28 day of June 1860

1870 Unites States Federal Census Information (Only Sarah)

Notes:

 

Otto Palfenier notes that he believes Elias born 1792 moved from Kentucky to Scott county, Indiana in the1820s. From there he moved to Schuyler county, Illinois in about 1837. He was married a second time in Schuyler county- to Sarah Tingle- the sister of Margaret Tingle Deal. Margaret Deal is the grandmother of Eliza Deal Bridgewater- wifeof Elias' grandson Allen P. Bridgewater. Sarah Tingle Bridgewater is the grandmother in-law of Allen P- Ruamy Parmer is the grandmother in blood.

 

In moreplain terms- Elias married a second time, to a woman who was related to his grandson's wife.

 

This suggests that the Bridgewater, Deal and Tingle familes are all connected in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.

 

From my more recent research I have found that the Bridgewater and Deal families were together in Marionand Shelby counties, Missouri and the same two families were together in the 20th century in Gallatin county Montana.

 

Chris C. Bridgewater is buried next toEmily C. Deal in Bozeman, Montana

 

Elias served in the Revolutionary War.

 

 

Schuyler County History
In 1823, a roving band of Kickapoo Indians met the first white settlers to venture into what is now Schuyler county. A peaceful tribe, they seem to have accepted this incursion into their hunting grounds, and by 1825 a new County had been established and named after the gallant Revolutionary soldier General Schuyler.

Sources:

   http://montanatrail.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I5687&tree=T1

 

 

 

Christopher C.C. Bridgewater 1812-1871  & Belindia 1822-18??

Christopher C.C. Bridgewater

Birth:        1812 in Kentucky

Death:      August 3, 1871 in Schuyler County, Illinois

Marriage:
Malindah Harris August 24, 1838 in Schuyler County Illinois
 

Malindah "Belindia" Harris
Birth:        1822 in Kentucky
Death:      ????

 

Children: 

  1. James H          Birth:        March 1844 in Missouri

     

    Death:      January 2, 1932
    Burial:      Walnut Grove Cemetery Brownville Nemaha County Nebraska, USA

    Marriage: Charlotte Jane (Wardell) Lowe on November 11, 1866 in Schuyler Co, Illinois
     

    James H. Bridgewater [Christopher C. C., Elias, Samuel of Scott Co., Indiana] was born on 30 March 1844 in Missouri, son of Christopher C. C. Bridgewater and Malinda Harris. His parents were only briefly in Missouri before settling permanently in Schuyler Co., Illinois. James was married on 11 November 1866 in Schuyler County to Charlotte Jane (Wardell) Lowe, the widow of Moses Lowe, and daughter of William Wardell and Cassina Wyson.  She was married to Moses on 30 October 1859 in Schuyler County. Moses was a Civil War veteran, having enlisted as a Private in the Union Army at Bainbridge, Illinois, on 11 August 1862. He was attached to Company F, 103rd Illinois Infantry Regiment. Moses died on 23 July 1864 near Atlanta, Georgia from wounds received the previous day, apparently during the Battle of Atlanta, also known as the Battle of Decatur, in a continuation of the Union summer campaign to seize the important rail and supply center of Atlanta. Moses was buried in Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Georgia.
     

    Moses Lowe and Charlotte had the following children:

    1. Mary Elizabeth Lowe [18 Sep 1861-22 Oct 1920]
          m. () Henry Cephus White [20 Nov 1861-3 Sep 1934]
    2. Anna Augusta Lowe [15 May 1863-15 May 1882]
          Died of measles in Kansas just before she was to be married.
          She was buried in her Wedding dress in Sheley Cemetery in Kansas,
          A few miles south of Beaver City, Nebraska.

    James was also a veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted and served as a private in Companies D and G of the 28th Illinois Infantry Regiment. In 1890, he applied for and received a pension for his service.

    By June of 1880 James Bridgewater, Charlotte, and their children had moved from Illinois to Grand River Township in Cass Co., Missouri. Family tradition places them in Boonville, Cooper Co., Missouri, in 1881, and in Kansas by January 1882, and later settling permanently in Brownville, Nemaha Co., Nebraska.

    Charlotte was born in February 1844 in Springfield, Indiana, and died on 27 October 1908; James was later married to the widow Belle V. _____. James died on 2 January 1932 and was buried in Brownville's Walnut Grove Cemetery.

    Children:   James and Charlotte had the following children:

    1. Sarah Melinda Bridgewater born Nov 8, 1868 & died July 21, 1963
            Married 1) Abram "Abe" L. Stamey born 1867 & died July 19, 1908
            Children : May, Herbert & Ivy
            Married 2) Charles Corns
            Burial: Norton Cemetery  Norton, Norton County, Kansas, USA
    2. William Thomas Bridgewater
            Birth August 31, 1870 in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois
            Death July 22, 1951 in Brownville, Nemaha, Nebraska
            Married Melinda Lester Sapp on February 2, 1899
            Daughter of John W. Sapp and Sarah O. Lester.
            Birth Oct 13, 1880 death Mar 23,1960 San Mateo CO

            Children : Wallace James Bridgewater born Nov 25, 1909 & died Jan 23, 1994
                        & married Harriet A. Rhodes on May 5, 1935

           
    3. Monroe D. Bridgewater born Oct 1872 & died Dec 26, 1923
           Married Dora J born Nov 24, 1879 & died Sept 28, 1966
           Burial: Norton Cemetery  Norton, Norton County, Kansas, USA
    4. James C. Bridgewater born Oct 13, 1873
           Married Minnie E.
    5. Palmer Bridgewater [25 Jul 1875-]
    6. Carl Emry Bridgewater born May 29,1877 & death 1945
           Married Anna Caroline Noren born Jan 30, 1881 & death 1943
           Burial: Orleans Cemetery  Orleans, Harlan County, Nebraska, USA
          

           Children : Ruth Caroline Bridgewater [Jan 21, 1901 - Sept 20, 1996]
          
    7. Josephine Margaret Bridgewater [18 Mar 1880-]
    8. John Henry Bridgewater [18 Mar 1880 - 1939]
           Married Alice 1871 - 1962;

           Burial : Walnut Grove Cemetery Brownville Nemaha County Nebraska, USA
          
    9. Charles Elbert (Albert) Bridgewater born Jan 16, 1882 & died Jan 27, 1955
           Married Irma Ray born Dec 7, 1891 & died August 3 , 1973
           Burial: Norton Cemetery  Norton, Norton County, Kansas, USA

    Inscription: 28 IL Infantry Co. D

    Created by: Tony & Cindy Lloyd
    Record added: Aug 25, 2010
    Find A Grave Memorial# 57712532

  2. Rhuama           born 1846 in Schuyler County Illinois

  3. Sarah J            born 1848 in Schuyler County Illinois

  4. William            Birth:        November 11, 1852 in Schuyler County Illinois

      Death:      December 28, 1916 in Schuyler County Illinois
    Burial:      Gillette Cemetery
    Marriage: Laura Florence Suddeth 1861-1912
    Children: 

  5. Allen P.    Birth:        March 10, 1856 (or 1854) in Schuyler County, Illinois

      Death:      November 15 (or 16), 1933 in Wilsall, Park County, Montana
    Burial:      Mt. View Cemetery, Livingston, Park County, Montana
  6. Lavina             Birth: 1858 in Schuyler County Illinois

  7. Benjamin         Birth: 1860 in Schuyler County Illinois

  8. Francis Marion  Birth:    1865 in Schuyler County Illinois

      Death:      August 19, 1940
    Burial:     
    Oak Ridge Cemetery Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
                     Plot: Bliock 21, Sec5, 8, 13
    & Louise C. Bridgewater 1869 - May 21, 1916

       

    & Graver Bridgewater ~1888 - Oct 22, 1918 -- age 30 years from influenze

        Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery  Springfield Sangamon County Illinois, USA
        Plot: Block 1,5,43

    & Ethel Mae Kiser Bridgewater July 7, 1916 - Oct 1, 1991; wife of William E.

       

  9. Sevina              born 1862

 

1860 Census - Free Inhabitants in Bainbridge, in the County of Schuyler, Illinois enumerated on 28 day of June 1860

1870 Unites States Federal Census Information (Christopher, James & William)

 

Civil War Rosters

Company "D" 115th Illinois Infantry

This company with 41 men held a blockhouse at Mill Creek Gap,

Georga against Hood's 30,000-man Army for 10 hours.

Bridgewater, Andrew - Sergeant, Private, died Jeffersonville, Indiana, February 8, 1865.
Bridgewater, Elias - Private, died at Cleveland, Tennessee, March 10, 1864.
Bridgewater, Christian C. - First Lieutenant, resigned for good of service, May 26, 1863.

 

Company G 28th Infantry

Bridgewater, Elias G. W., First Lieutenant, resigned Jan. 10, 1863.
Bridgewater, James H., veteran, mustered out Mar. 15, 1866.

 

Company B 119th Infantry

Bridgewater, Levi - Private, mustered out August 26, 1865, as Corporal.

 

 

Schuyler County, Illinois
Birth Records

Birth Records, Book 1, 1877-1886,

#

Name

Birth

Mother

Father

508 Nellie Maggie Bridgewater 21 Mar. 1879, Bainbridge Tp. Mary Jane (Davis) Bridgewater William Bridgewater
956 child Merritt 23 Aug. 1880, Bainbridge Sarah (Bridgewater) Merritt Calvin Merritt
960 male Bridgewater 20 Sep. 1880, Bainbridge Eliza Jane (Robinson) Bridgewater Franklin Bridgewater
1214 Orestes? Foster Crandall 3 Jul. 1881, Rushville Tp. May Agnes (Sands) Crandall Harry Foster Crandall
1525 Jesse Pearl Powers 9 Apr. 1883, Bainbridge Sarah (Bridgewater) Powers William Powers
1561 female Bridgewater 12 Jul. 1883, Bainbridge Tp. Mary Jane (Davis) Bridgewater William Bridgewater
1747 female Bridgewater 26 May 1884, Bainbridge Eliza Jane (Robinson) Bridgewater Alfred F. Bridgewater

 

Birth Records, Book 2, 1885-1903

 

# Name Birth Mother Father
2299 male Bridgewater 3 Aug. 1887, Schuyler Co. Eliza Ann (Deal) Bridgewater Allen Bridgewater
2469 female Bridgewater 2 Jan. 1888, Bainbridge Amanda (Robinson) Bridgewater Christopher B. Bridgewater
2872 male Bridgewater 28 Apr. 1891, Rushville Tp. Hannah (Grafton) Bridgewater Otis Bridgwater [sic]
4127 female Bridgewater 23 Apr. 1896, Brooklyn Louisa (Deal) Bridgewater Francis Marion Bridgewater

 

 

Register of Marriages

The following marriage records were transcribed from FHL microfilm #1311549.

These records were filmed from the original registers located at the Schuyler County Courthouse.

 

Book D, 1877-1907, Pages 51 - 60

 

License #
Groom - Age - Father - Mother
Bride - Age - Father - Mother
Marriage Location - Date of Marriage - Witnesses - Person Performing Marriage

8979
Allen Bridgewater - 31 - Christopher C. C. Bridgewater - Malinda Harris
Eliza Ann Deal - 23 - Elisha Deal - Emily C. Powers
Elisha Deal's - 19 May 1886 - Francis M. Bridgewater, Shuman Bowman - William J. Thompson, J. P.

 

6980
Christopher A. Bridgewater - 24 - E. G. Bridgewater - E. J. Owens
Amanda B. Robison Chitwood - 28 - J. R. Robison - Mary Jackson
Bride's father's residence - 31 Aug. 1879 - Jerry Jackson, Wm. Hodges - Andrew Hodges, M. G.

 

9108
Sherman Lafayette Bowman - 22 - Wm. Bowman - Emiline Bridgewater
L[ouisa or Lavina] Bridgewater - 24 - Christopher Bridgewater - Melinda Harris
Bainbridge Tp. - 24 Apr. 1887 - Saml. Lashbrook, John Bowman - Alfred Chute, M. G

8964
Francis M. Bridgewater - 21 - Christopher C. C. Bridgewater - Melinda Harris
Louisa Deal - 17 - Elisha Deal - Emily C. Powers
Elisha Deal's - 27 Mar. 1886 - Geo. W. Fry, Allen Bridgewater - Wm. J. Thompson, J. P.

 

Notes:

 

The death date for Christopher C.C. and brother William came from a book with handwriting inside. The book lists two William Bridgewaters in "Bainbridge" [Illinois] and is in the possession of Florence Arnold Hamilton of Bozeman, Montana(1980). Florence is the grandaughter of Allen P. Bridgewater (born 1854)

 

 

 

Sources:

   http://montanatrail.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I6863&tree=T1

 

 

 

Allen P. Bridgewater 1856-1933  & Eliza Ann Deal 1864-1939

Allen P. Bridgewater

Birth:        March 10, 1856 (or 1854) in Schuyler County, Illinois
Death:      November 15 (or 16), 1933 in Wilsall, Park County, Montana
Burial:      Mt. View Cemetery, Livingston, Park County, Montana


Married:   Eliza Ann Deal on May 19, 1886 in Schuyler County, Illinois

 

1860 Census - Free Inhabitants in Bainbridge, County of Schuyler, State of Illinois enumerated on 28 day of June 1860

1860 United States Census : Schuyler County, Illinois - age 6 - living with Father Christopher and Mother Belindia

1870 Unites States Federal Census Information (Christopher, James & William)

1880 United States Census : Bainbridge, Schuyler County, Illinois - age 23 - living with mother Malinda

 

Eliza Ann Deal

Birth:        March 4, 1864 in Schuyler County, Illinois
                 father: Elisha DEAL born 25 Aug 1843 in Indiana          ()
                 mother: Emily Caroline POWERS born 1847 in Illinois   ()
Death:      November 16, 1939 in Wilsall, Park County, Montana
Burial:      Mt. View Cemetery, Livingston, Park County, Montana

 


1880 United States Census : Bainbridge, Schuyler County, Illinois - age 15 - living with father Elisha and mother Emily

Children:

  1. Christopher Columbus

      Birth:        August 3, 1886 in Quincy / Schuyler County, Illinois
    Death:      May 12 or 13, 1933 in Bozeman, Montana
    Burial:      Sunset Hills Cemetery

    Marriage:
    Esther Vera Holman on October 25, 1908 in Gallatin County, Montana
  2. Nora

      Birth:        July 27, 1889 in Schuyler County, Illinois
    Death:      November 8, 1970 in Bozeman, Montana
    Burial:      Sunset Memorial Gardens
                    
    Marriage:
    James Martin Arnold born June 5, 1883 at Cane Hill, Cedar, Missouri
    Children:  Hubert Franklin Arnold born Dec 17, 1906 in Belgrade, Montana
                     Ralph Sylvester Arnold born Oct 31, 1909 in Bozeman, Montana
                     Finis Arnold born Jan 6, 1912
                     Christina Alretta Arnold born Dec 2, 1913 in Manhattan, Montana
                     Florence M. Arnold
          http://montanatrail.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I6619&tree=T1
  3. Emily

      Birth:        May 2, 1891 in Shelby County, Missouri
    Death:      March 13, 1919 in Bozeman, Montana - during an aborton
    Burial:      Manhattan Cemetery
    Notes:      Lived on a farm near Central Park, Montana (w of Belgrade)
    Marriage:

    Children: 
          http://montanatrail.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I6164&tree=T1
  4. Ella

      Birth:        April 29, 1893 in Shelby County, Missouri
    Death:      December 29, 2000 in Carson City, Nevada
    Burial:     
    Marriage:
    Children: 
          http://montanatrail.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I7156&tree=T1
  5. Elisha

      Birth:        January 5, 1896 in Missouri
    Death:      December 29, 2000 in Phoenix, Arizona
    Burial:     
    Marriage:
    Ruby ? born about 1899 in Minnesota
    Children: 
    Willard Bridgewater
          http://montanatrail.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I7158&tree=T1

 

1900 United States Census : Gallatin, Montana

1910 United States Census : Gallatin Valley, Montana

1920 United States Census : Park County, Montana
1930 United States Census : Park County, Montana
 

Sources:

  http://montanatrail.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I9055&tree=T1

 

 

 

Christopher C. Bridgewater 1886-1933  & Esther Vera Holman 1893-1980

Christopher Columbus Bridgewater

Birth:        August 3, 1886 in Quincy / Schuyler County, Illinois
Death:      May 12 or 13, 1933 in Bozeman, Montana
Burial:      Sunset Hills Cemetery


Marriage:
Esther Vera Holman on October 25, 1908 in Gallatin County, Montana

 

Esther Vera Holman

Birth:       December 19, 1893 in Ft. Collins, Colorado
                father: George Washington HOLMAN born 14 May 1868 in Perne, IL ()

                mother: Ethel Ellen STORM born 3 Sep 1871 in Ft. Atkinson, WI         ()
Death:     October 20, 1980 in Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana
Burial:     Sunset Memorial Park, Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana

Children:

  1. Opal May      Birth:        May 11, 1909 in Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana

    Marriage #1 Frederick "Fritz" Becker in Livingston on August 22, 1927
    Children: Ernest Becker married Donna Jean Holcomb and lived in Glasgow Montana
    Marriage #2 Delbert Duane Bloor on March 23, 1945 in Bozeman
                             they lived in Wilsall, Bozeman and Dillon area
    Marriage #3 William Pitt on December 9, 1962 in Bozeman and they lived in Deer Lodge 
    Death:     June 5, 2006 and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Belgrade  (obituary)

     

  2. Infant            Birth & Death: June 23 or 26, 1910

     

    Burial:      Sunset Hills Cemetery

     

  3. Oscar A.      Birth:       April 25, 1911 and died

     

    Death:     November 1985 in Bozeman, Montana
    Burial:     Sunset Memorial Park, Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana

     

    Married:  Katie May Lawrence on June 27, 1935 in Livingston, Montana

    Children: Betty, Judy, Ilene

     

     

    Billings Gazette (Billings, Montana) September 2. 1973 - Montana State Horseshoe Association

     

                     

  4. Otto             Birth:       April 12, 1916

     

    Death:     May 1970

    Burial:     Sunset Memorial Park, Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana

     

    Married:  Shirley L born 1922; died 1991

    Children:

     

     

     

  5. Oneta J.       Birth:       1922
     

  6. Orvaill Wayne   Birth:   September 27,1923

     

    Death:     May 13, 2005
    Burial:     Sunset Memorial Park, Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana

                    Gallatin Valley Back County Horsemen Newsletter

     

    Married:  1) Loretta A. born Sept 30, 1922; died Feb 20, 2003

    Children: Sharrie, Cindy Sue, Melody

     

    Married:  2) Raynardine Laura born Sept 4, 1924; died July 19, 2011

    Children:

     

     


     

  7. Ollie Vera    Birth:        March 25, 1925 in Wilsalt, Montana
                        Marriage: Ernest Calvert Curtis on August 1943 in Bozeman, Montana

                        Death:      February 4, 1993 in Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana                   
     

  8. Raymond E. Birth:        1927
     

  9. Jean I.          Birth:        1928
     

  10. Bert D.  Birth:         July 22, 1930
                        Marriage: 1) Pricilla Chellog Otnes, daughter of Johannes Johannessen Otnes
                        Children:  Chris Ardene, Alan & Arvid
                        Marriage: 2) Edith
                        Death:      July 3, 2003 in Cowley, Big Horn County, Wyoming
     

  11. Frank J.       Birth:        April 26, 1932 in Bozeman.

1910 United States Census

Surname Given Name Sex Race Age Birth
Place
State County Local E.D. Sheet Page
BRIDGEWATER CHRISTOPHER C. M W 22 IL MT GALLATIN SCHOOL DIST 19 134 7A 37A
BRIDGEWATER ESTHER VENZ nee HOLMAN F W 16 CO MT GALLATIN SCHOOL DIST 19 134 7A 37A
BRIDGEWATER OPAL M F W 11/12 MT MT GALLATIN SCHOOL DIST 19 134 7A 37A
 

 

Montana Standard, Butte, July 16, 1961 - Bridgewater Family Has Reunion - Bozeman

 

 

 

Bert D. Bridgewater

Bert D. Bridgewater

Birth:             July 22, 1930

Marriage #1: Pricilla Chellog Otnes, daughter of Johannes Johannessen Otnes
Children:       Chris Ardene, Alan & Arvid
Marriage #2: Edith ?
Death:           July 3, 2003 in Cowley, Big Horn County, Wyoming

SSN:              516-26-2801 issued in Montana
 

 

Priscilla Chellog Otnes


Birth:
        January 27, 1932 in Hagen, Mercer County, North Dakota
                 Daughter of
Johannes Johannessen Otnes
Residence: moved to Dillon area from Spokane in 1965 
Death:      July 1972
                 Montana Standard, Butte, July 15, 1972 - Dillon woman dies at 40
Burial:      Mountain View Cemetery, Dillon, Beaverhead County, Montana

 

Children: 

  1. Chris Ardene

    Husband
    Glenn
    Hoagland

    Daughter
    Barbra
    LeeAnn

    Ballard
    Funk

    Son

    Thomas

    John

    Stauduhar

    Son
    Matt

    Lee
    Hoagland

  2. Alan Douglas born 1952

    Montana Standard, Butte, March 26, 1977 - Son Born

  3. Arvid W.

    Montana Standard, Butte, July 30, 1972 - Pvt, Arvid W. Bridgewater completed eight-week basic field artillery course

 

 

 

 

 

Too Be Continued!

 

 

 

 


www.usfunks.net

jay@usfunks.net