Please visit Joyce Bridges
website also as she has much more information than I
on this family.
The Bridges Family
Susan BARLOW Holmes
Generation No. 1
1. William -Moses-1
Bridges was born 1726 in Virginia
--I have both names, perhaps they are first and middle names--
Child of William -Moses- Bridges is:
+ 2 i. Moses2 Bridges,
born October 12, 1773 & died 1830
Bridges (William -Moses-1) was
born October 12, 1773, and died 1830.
He married Mary Blackburn January 17, 1796 in Simpson Co Mississippi.
Children of Moses Bridges and Mary Blackburn are:
+ 3 i. Blackburn3 Bridges, born 1815
+ 4 ii. Ephraim Bridges
iii. Samuel Bridges. He married
William -Moses-1) was born 1815
He married Rebecca Hill
Child of Blackburn Bridges and Rebecca Hill is:
+ 5 i. Robert L.4 Bridges,
4. Ephraim3 Bridges
He married Jane E. VanZant, daughter of Abraham VanZant and Hannah Blackburn.
Child of Ephraim Bridges and Jane VanZant is:
+ 6 i. Green4 Bridges, born September 16, 1822 & died November 01, 1883
5. Robert L.4
(Blackburn3, Moses2, William -Moses-1) was born 1842.
He married Lorinda Chandler.
Child of Robert Bridges and Lorinda Chandler is:
7 i. Willie5 Bridges,
born April 13, 1868 & died June 08, 1945
She married Thomas Wiley Allen September 14, 1890.
Both Willie and Thomas are buried in the
Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Pinola Simpson
Co Mississippi - located in Simpson Co Mississippi just across Pearl River from Georgetown,
Copiah Co Mississippi.
January 14, 1918
September 27, 1922
April 9, 1862
October 10, 1941
He was a kind and noble man
April 13, 1868
June 8, 1945
Her life was beauty, goodness & love
These two headstones join with the following
initials between them
TWA REA WBA
Note: Rachel Easterling Allen was the mother of Thomas Wiley Allen
This family information is from:
Mrs. J. L. Root, niece of P. G. Allen
Bridges (Ephraim3, Moses2, William -Moses-1) was born
September 16, 1822, and died November
He married 1) Sarah --maiden name unknown--
He married 2) Almanza Bridges c1870, daughter of Martin Bridges and Eliza Hill.
Green and Sarah are buried at Hopewell Cemetery
in Copiah Co Mississippi
and Almanza is buried at Harrisville Cemetery along with her husband at the time of her death, William Jefferson Burkett.
Child of Green Bridges and Almanza Bridges is:
+ 8 i. Robert Hamilton5 Bridges, born October 03, 1871& died May 13, 1934.
8. Robert Hamilton5
Bridges (Green4, Ephraim3, Moses2, William -Moses-1)
was born October 03, 1871, and
died May 13, 1934.
He married Annie Beulah Burkett, daughter of William Burkett and Arcadia Polk.
Both Robert and Annie are buried at Harrisville Cemetery in Simpson Co Mississippi.
Notes for Robert Hamilton Bridges:
Robert Bridges was Postmaster at Harrisville, Mississippi
Roberts wife, Annie, was the daughter of William Jefferson Burkett -- William's fourth marriage was to Robert's mother, Almanza -- thus making William, not only Annie's father, but her father-in-law.
This is one of those complicated "intermarriages" for sure!
Children of Robert Bridges and Annie Burkett are:
9 i. Viola "Ola"6 Bridges, born October 15, 1889 & died August 24, 1968 in Mississippi. married J.D. BARLOW
10 ii. Edna Bridges, born October
01, 1899 & died August 08, 1900, burial at Harrisville
Cemetery Simpson Co Mississippi
The Bridges Family