Descendants of Aaron Bridges
This Research is submitted by Steven A. Bridges Posted
July 02, 2002 by Myrtle Bridges
This is a progressive search of the Bridges family and will be revised as new evidence of relationships in this family is revealed.
Aaron Bridges is apparently the son of one of five, or more, brothers who migrated from Prince William County,
Virginia. Because the families used the same names over and over, it is difficult to determine the exact
relationship for all siblings, but we are working on this problem. If you have any research connecting to this
family please email Steven or Myrtle. Thanks.
Generation No. 1
1. AARON1 BRIDGES was born Abt. 1777 in Tryon County, NC, and died Abt. 1820 in Rutherford County, NC. He
married ELIZABETH SMITH 1801 in Rutherford County, NC. She was born 1778 in Loudoun County, VA.
Notes for ELIZABETH SMITH:
Elizabeth SMITH was the daughter of Clator SMITH and Mary HAMRICK, and she was born in 1778 in Loudoun County,
Virginia. Elizabeth migrated to Mississippi just prior to her death.
Children of AARON BRIDGES and ELIZABETH SMITH are:
i. MINOR WINN2 BRIDGES, b. Rutherford County, NC; d. 1860, Printiss County, Mississippi; m. MARTHA SMART,
Rutherford County, NC.
Notes for MINOR WINN BRIDGES:
Minor Winn was the 4th of 9 children. John W., the 7th child. (other siblings unknown) Minor W. migrated to
Tishomingo County, Mississippi.
2. ii. JOHN W. BRIDGES, b. 1814, Rutherford County, NC.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN W.2 BRIDGES (AARON1) was born 1814 in Rutherford County, NC. He married (1) MARY MOREHEAD Feb. 18, 1841
in Rutherford County, NC. She was born 1826 in Rutherford County, NC, and died 1851 in Neshoba County, MS. He
married (2) REBECCA JOHN KUHN July 13, 1852 in Leake County, Mississippi.
Notes for JOHN W. BRIDGES:
John and Mary migrated to Neshoba County, Mississippi around 1848, and then to Leake County, Mississippi around
1852. John was a brick mason who enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1863. He was discharged in 1864 after being
caught at Vicksburg due to old age.
Mary MOREHEAD was the daughter of David MOREHEAD and Sarah FORTUNE, and she was born in 1826 in Rutherford
County, North Carolina. Mary died around 1851 in Neshoba County, Mississippi, perhaps during child birth.
Children of JOHN BRIDGES and MARY MOREHEAD are:
i. CHARLOTTE CATHERINE3 BRIDGES, b. 1842, Rutherford County, NC.
ii. MARGARET DUCLINA BRIDGES, b. 1843, Cleveland County, NC; m. CHRISTOPHER C. RETHERFORD.
iii. ELENOR ELIZABETH BRIDGES, b. 1845, Cleveland County, NC; m. HIZAKINE H. JOHNSTON.
iv. MINOR WINN BRIDGES, b. 1847, Cleveland County, NC; m. (1) MARTHA J. JOHNSTON; m. (2) FRANCES V. AMIS.
v. PLEASANT CLINGMAN BRIDGES, b. 1848, Neshoba County, MS; m. (1) R. J. JOHNSON; m. (2) SARAH ELIZABETH DOWDY.
vi. DAVID BRIDGES, b. 1850, Neshoba County, MS; d. Bef. 1860.
Notes for DAVID BRIDGES:
Children of JOHN BRIDGES and REBECCA KUHN are:
vii. NANCY ELLEN3 BRIDGES, b. 1854, Leake County, Mississippi.
viii. SARAH ANN BRIDGES, b. 1856, Leake County, Mississippi.
ix. JOHN PLEASANT BRIDGES, b. 1859, Leake County, Mississippi; m. MARY FRANCES HANSON.
x. DRURY WALTON BRIDGES, b. 1861, Leake County, Mississippi; m. DOLLIE ANDERSON.
xi. JAMES RANDOLPH BRIDGES, b. 1864, Leake County, Mississippi.
xii. AARON WESLEY BRIDGES, b. 1866, Leake County, Mississippi.
Notes for AARON WESLEY BRIDGES:
xiii. REBECCA ARIA BRIDGES, b. 1869, Leake County, Mississippi; m. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WILLIAMSON.
xiv. JOSEPH WILLIAM BRIDGES, b. 1873, Leake County, Mississippi; m. MARTHA ZUELLA WALKER.
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