Name: Benjamin BRIDGES
Given Name: Benjamin
Change Date: 13 NOV 2007
Name: Page 1
Birth: ABT 1743
_SDATE: 1 JUL 1743 in Prince William, Virginia
Death: 3 DEC 1824 in , Greenville, South Carolina
The exact location of the Bridges' residence in Prince William County has not been determined, but it must have been near the Hamricks which were located near the present town of Manassas.
Five of the six brothers moved to North Carolina during the middle 1760's to the area between Deep Creek of Flat River, Maho (Mayo) Creek, Cub Creek of Ta(?) River, Aaron's Creek and Grassy Creek; generally, the present eastern Person County (brothers John and William), and middle-northwestern Granville County (brothers Thomas and James): which at that time was Orange County and Granville County. Samuel Hamrick purchased land on Cub Creek which he sold in 1772. Samuel was listed on a 177(?) Granville County Tax List.
The five Bridges brothers and their families moved westward across NC during the 1770's. Brother James had purchased land in Mecklenburg County in 1765 on both sides of Thicketty Creek, on the south side of Broad River, and in 1767 received a state grant on Bullocks Creek of Thicketty Creek (actually this land was located later in York County SC). Brothers James, Thomas and John settled on Buffalo Creek in York County SC. Brother William settled on Shoal Creek of First Broad River. Brother Joseph lived on Shoal Creek (with his son, Benjamin) and then moved to Greenville County SC and settled on Reedy River near the foot of Paris Mountain.
It appears the five brothers and their families were initially associated with Buffalo Baptist Church with some of brother William's family later attending Sandy Run Baptist Chruch. Brother Joseph's son, Benjamin, was associated in 1799 with the Head of Enoree Baptist Church (now Reedy River Baptist).
The known children of brother Joseph Bridges include three sons:
Benjamin b about 1750-55 d 1824 in Greenville County SC, Thomas, and William. These are listed in the 1790 Greenville County census as is brother Joseph.
Brother Joseph .......was alive in 1799 in Greenville County when he sold his land, including the place where he was living, to John McClanehan. Brother Joseph and his two sons, Thomas and William, were not found in the 1800 census. Brother Joseph's son Benjamin was born about 1750-55 and died 1824 in Greenville County SC leaving a large family.
Joseph Bridges, who served as Sergeant and Lieutenant during the Revolutionary
War from North Carolina ... was not ... the son of William Bridges of Prince
William County Virginia. That fact validated by his Pension Claim, and Pension as received - per following record ... Source: North Carolina Revolutionary War Soldiers, pg 426
Name: Joseph Bridges
Rank: Lt. and Sergt.
Sums received: $ 300.00
Description of service: North Carolina Militia
Commencement of pension: Mar. 4, 1831
Age: 84 years
Joseph Bridges was 84 years old when his pension started March 4, 1831. That
proves his birth year as 1747. He was of the Surry County Virginia branch of the
Bridges family, not the Westmoreland County branch.
Joseph Bridges born 1734 never lived in North Carolina, or removed from
Virginia. He died before February 20, 1798 when his estate probated in Frederick
County Virginia. All of his children migrated to Kentucky where they paid property
taxes 1800, and are enumerted on the Second Reconstructed Census of Kentucky for
calendar year 1800. This Joseph Bridges received three land grants in
Frederick County Virginia as follows....
August 8, 1774 - 65 acres
February 4, 1778 - 390 acres
March 26, 1788 - 298 acres
Joseph Bridges born 1734 died in Frederick County Virginia before February 20,
1798 - he was the son of William Bridges and his wife, Elizabeth Medcalfe.
You have the children of families of the Surry County Virginia branch of this
family conflated with the Westmoreland County Branch - both branches descend
from the same immigrant, John Bridges who married Elizabeth Golding September 24, 1634 in London.
Joseph Bridges son of Wm Bridges & Elizabeth Medcalf
Benjamin Sr. 6 nov 1759 VA d. VA children went to KY
jefferson Co KY bef 1800 also 1830 in KY
Thomas 17 apr 1761 VA d. VA
Wm 17 dec 1762 prince william VA
dau Margaret b. 8 may 1771 prince william VA
Wm Bridges & Elizabeth Medcalf
children: all children born King Geo. VA
Wm III 1725 King Geo. VA
Joseph 1734 not my ancestor never went to NC
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Father: William BRIDGES b: 1701 in , Westmoreland, Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth MEDCALF b: ABT 1710 in , , Virginia
- Andrew BRIDGES b: ABT 1775 in Prince William County, Virginia or Greenville County, South Carolina
- James BRIDGES b: 1775 in , , South Carolina
- Abbrev: Family Tree File of Mitch Hannah
Title: Mitch Hannah grandson of Joel Jerome Bridges/Florentine Downs, Family Tree File of Mitch Hannah (Email letters to Vern Taylor 25 Apr 2002.)Florentine Downs, Family Tree File of Mitch HannahFlorentine Downs. Family Tree File of Mitch Hannah. Email letters to Vern Taylor 25 Apr 2002.
Name: FootnoteFlorentine Downs, Family Tree File of Mitch Hannah (Email letters to Vern Taylor 25 Apr 2002.)
Name: ShortFootnoteFlorentine Downs, Family Tree File of Mitch Hannah
Name: BibliographyFlorentine Downs. Family Tree File of Mitch Hannah. Email letters to Vern Taylor 25 Apr 2002.
Text: In Email 8 May 2002, Mitch said, James was born about 1780. I don't know if he was born in Greenville or Prince William County, Virginia. His father was Benjamin born about 1753 in Prince William County, VA. Benjamin died 3 Dec, 1824 in Greenville.