Hannah Garland1

#771, (25 January 1749/50 - 26 November 1827)
Relationship2nd great-grandmother of Nelle Belle Bridges


John Benjamin Bridges b. 1745, d. 1823
Children 1.Hannah Bridges+8 (1775 - 1840)
 2.John Bridges8 (1778 - 1832)
 3.Anna Bridges+8 (1785 - 1874)
 4.Elisha Bridges+8 (1788 - 1861)
 5.Benjamin Bridges+8 (1793 - a 1871)
Her married name was Bridges.1 
Birth*25 January 1749/50She was born on 25 January 1749/50 at New Hampshire or MassachusettsG.2,3 
Marriage*30 July 1770She married John Benjamin Bridges, son of Josiah Bridges III and Mary Bowdy, on 30 July 1770 at York Co., MaineG.4 
1790She and John Benjamin Bridges removed to Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OhioG, in 1790 then soon after to Anderson Township, where he built the first house.5 
1799She and John Benjamin Bridges appeared on the census of 1799 at Hamilton Co., OhioG.6 
15 December 1811In John Benjamin Bridges's will dated 15 December 1811, Hannah Garland was named as an heir.7,8 
1820She and John Benjamin Bridges appeared on the census of 1820 at Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG; nei. son Elisha.9 
Death*26 November 1827She died on 26 November 1827 at age 77.1 
Burial*29 November 1827She was buried on 29 November 1827 at Bridges Family Cemetery, Bridges Road, Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG; est. date.10,11 
May have been born in NH: New Hampshire, Births and Christenings Index, 1714-1904: Hannah Garland, b. 7 Aug 1751, Epping, Rockingham, NH. Father's Name: Simon Garland. Mother's name: Ruth. FHL Film Number: 1000945.2 
"Hannah Garland, b. 25 Jan 1749/1750. One source says she was born in Epping Twp., Rockingham Co., N.H. Parents Simon Garland and Ruth.(From New England to Ohio, James W. Brown & Karen Powell, Ohio Gen. Soc. Quarterly, Vol 43, No. 3). I found a Hannah Garland born 7 Aug. 1749, Epping Twp, NH, parents Simon & Ruth. They show this Hannah md. Jonathan Bridges and went to Ohio. She is buried there. Her tombstone says she was born 25 Jan. 1749 in Mass. I have her parents as John Garland & Elizabeth Brown. From various websites and Garland Gen. by James Gray Garland. I want to verify which is my Hannah and her parents."12 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges


  1. [S75] One World Tree, online Ancestry.com.
  2. [S1068] New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900, index card, copied from original register 29 Dec 1905. Epping, NH, Hannah Garland, b. 7 Aug 1751, father Simon Garland, mother Ruth., New Hampshire Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord, New Hampshire. Online FamilySearch.org.
  3. [S157] Marie Dickore, Bridges Family Cemetery Hamilton County Ohio (Jensen, Shirlene L., July 2001), years of b. and d.
  4. [S378] Lester Mackenzie Bragdon and John Eldridge Frost, "Vital Records of York, Maine", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 109 etc. (1955 etc.): 115:212, "John Bridges & Hannah Garland both of York intend Marriage Enterd July !4, 1770. Joind in Marriage July 30, 1770 by Rev Saml Langton."
  5. [S174] S. B. Nelson and J. M. Runk, editors, History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio: Their Past and Present (Cincinnati: S.B. Nelson & Co., 1894), p. 931. "John Bridges . . . came to Cincinnati in 1790, and a short time afterward located in Anderson township, where he built the first house. He died July 12, 1823, and was buried in the family burial ground on his farm."
  6. [S175] Ohio, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890, online Ancestry.com, John Bridges, Cincinnati Tshp, Hamilton Co., OH, 1799; Database: OH Early Census Index.
  7. [S156] Hamilton County Ohio Wills, 1791-1901, Index, online www.libraries.uc.edu/arb/collections/local-government/will-index, box 1; executor Elisha Bridges; Beneficiaries Hannah Bridges, Elisha Bridges.
  8. [S714] Hamilton County Ohio Probate Court, Will Index and Books (1791- ), online www.probatect.org/courtrecordsarchive/willindex.htm, John Bridges; probated 18 Aug 1823, recorded vol. 25, p. 452-3; names as heirs sons John and Benjamin ($50 each), daus. Hannah and Ann ($5 each), wife Hannah one-third of entire estate, son Elisha the land and plantation; residue divided equally among children Hannah, John, Ann, Elisha and Benjamin. [signed] John Bridges, 16 Dec 1811, witnesses Orgia Clark and James Clark present at probate.
  9. [S115] 1820 U.S. Federal Census. John (45+), agriculture; Hannah (45+); no others.
  10. [S157] Marie Dickore, Bridges Family Cemetery, Inscription: "Immigrated west in 1790."
  11. [S841] Marie Dickore, "New England Pioneers in the Cincinnati Area", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 111:4 (October 1957): p. 290, with John and son Elisha; "Came west in 1790."
  12. [S1165] Garland Family Genealogy Forum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com/garland/messages/2014.html