DESCENDANTS of BOWEN ALEXANDER BRIDGES

Generation No. 1

1. BOWEN ALEXANDER6 BRIDGES (AARON5, AARON4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MR.1) was born February 20, 1821 in Rutherford County, N. C., and died October 06, 1900 in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. He married EMELINE HARRISS May 24, 1842 in Cleveland County, N. C., daughter of THOMAS HARRIS and ELIZABETH BLANTON. She was born June 07, 1824 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, and died July 04, 1896 in Boiling Springs, North Carolina.

Notes for BOWEN ALEXANDER BRIDGES:
Bowen A. Bridges was an heir in the will of Burwell BLANTON in 1857 in Cleveland County. This is probably in connection with his wife's interest versus his as a BRIDGES.

Bowen was a farmer, a slave-owner, and was known as a peacemaker. Bowen was small in statue, but his wife Emeline was 5'8" and weighed about 300 pounds.

In the 1860's, 70's, 80's, Bowen's residence was in Cleveland County, North Carolina. Bowen was a member of the Boiling Springs Baptist Church. Bowen is buried in the Boiling Springs Baptist Church in Boiling Springs, N. C. and the dates on his headstone are 1821-1901.

More About BOWEN ALEXANDER BRIDGES:
Fact 1: Bowen A. Bridges is listed in U.S. Census of 1850, in N.C.
Fact 2: AFN:3R25-2W. LDS.
Fact 4: LDS. Batch #8531702. Sheet #70.

More About EMELINE HARRISS:
Fact 1: Emeline was called "Emely".

More About BOWEN BRIDGES and EMELINE HARRISS:
Marriage: May 24, 1842, Cleveland County, N. C.

Children of BOWEN BRIDGES and EMELINE HARRISS are:
       i. BURWELL HENDERSON7 BRIDGES, b. March 05, 1843, Cleveland County, N. C.; d. February 18, 1918; m. MELDONIA MCKINNY.
       ii. MARGARET ELIZABETH BRIDGES, b. 1844, Cleveland, North Carolina; d. 1893; m. GEORGE W. C. BYERS.

More About MARGARET ELIZABETH BRIDGES:
Fact 1: LDS. Batch # 7206745. Sheet #4.

       iii. SARAH JANE BRIDGES, b. Abt. 1846; m. HAARTWELL SPAIN BLANTON.
       iv. MARY SUSANNAH BRIDGES, b. Abt. 1848; d. 1874.

More About MARY SUSANNAH BRIDGES:
Fact 1: Mary Susannah never married.

       v. ARON THOMAS BRIDGES, b. Abt. 1852, North Carolina; m. MARY ANN SURRATT MCSWAIN.
       vi. JAMES PINKNEY BRIDGES, b. July 31, 1853, North Carolina; d. February 04, 1921; m. JOSEPHINE BLANTON; b. March 24, 1856, North Carolina; d. November 03, 1920.
More About JAMES PINKNEY BRIDGES:
Fact 1: James Pinkney is buried in Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina.
Fact 2: James Pinkney was a farmer, 1880 in Cleveland County, moved to Rutherford Co.

More About JOSEPHINE BLANTON:
Fact 1: Josephine was called "Josey".

       vii. MATILDA EMELINE BRIDGES, b. Abt. 1857; d. 1897; m. ARON ALMERANE BRIDGES.
       viii. ALEXANDER THOMPSON BRIDGES, b. June 05, 1860; d. June 12, 1913; m. JULIA WOOD; b. Abt. 1864.
       ix. JONAS ORVILLE BRIDGES, b. January 16, 1863; d. July 12, 1929; m. SARAH ELIZABETH ROBERT.

More About SARAH ELIZABETH ROBERT:
Fact 1: Sarah Elizabeth was called "Lizzie".

       x. ISAAC BRIDGES, b. Abt. 1864.

More About ISAAC BRIDGES:
Fact 1: Isaac died at age 9 days old.
Fact 2: Isaac is buried near his grandfather Aron Bridges.

©This Bridges family data was submitted by Ronn Deaton



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