Anna Bridges1

#1271, (1785 - 1874)
RelationshipGreat-grandaunt of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*John Benjamin Bridges1 (1745 - 1823)
Mother*Hannah Garland1 (1751 - 1827)

Family 1

Walter Johnson b. 1782, d. 1822
Children 1.Rebecca Johnson+8 (c 1808 - 1889)
 2.Sally Johnson17 (s 1809 - )
 3.Anna Johnson17 (s 1811 - )
 4.W W H Johnson+8 (c 1813 - )
 5.Franklin Johnson+8 (1815 - 1895)
 6.Hannah Johnson+8 (c 1817 - 1894)
 7.Charles Johnson+8 (1819 - 1908)
 8.Walter R Johnson+8 (1822 - 1909)

Family 2

Ezekiel Rigdon b. 1780, d. 1843
Child 1.Sarah Rigdon14 (1831 - 1889)
Her married name was Rigdon.2 
Exploring whether Anna Bridges and Anna _____ Rigdon are the same person.
Anna (_____) Rigdon, widow of Ezekiel, was in the 1850 household of Hannah (Johnson) Trotter, daughter of Anna Bridges and Walter Johnson. Hannah had recently become a widow and had a six year old daughter. Anna (_____) Rigdon appears in the 1860 (age 73, b. MA) and 1870 (age 85, b. MA) censuses in household of John and Sarah (Rigdon) Martin (who were married in 1847), in the latter as "at home with daugh."
Anna Bridges became a widow in 1822 when her husband Walter Johbson (Hannah's father) died. Anna (_____) Rigdon had Sarah ca. 1831 (though this date, supported by census entries, would mean that Sarah married at age 16, to a man at least 10 years older). Her husband Ezekiel died in 1843.
Possibility.3 
Her married name was Johnson.4 
Birth*1785She was born in 1785 at York Co., Maine (then Massachusetts)G; (11 Oct 1796 per B-S FT.)5 
Birth11 November 1785She was born on 11 November 1785 at MassachusettsG; (1850 census has NY or poss. NJ.)6,2 
1790She removed with John Benjamin Bridges and Hannah Garland to Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OhioG, in 1790 then soon after to Anderson Township, where he built the first house.7 
Marriage*say 1806She married Walter Johnson say 1806 at Hamilton Co., OhioG; (see historical note.)8 
15 December 1811In John Benjamin Bridges's will dated 15 December 1811, Anna Bridges was named as an heir.9,1 
Marriagebetween 1823 and 1830She married Ezekiel Rigdon between 1823 and 1830.2 
1830She and Ezekiel Rigdon appeared on the census of 1830 at Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG; neis. Stephen Sutton (60-69), fam. 219; Charles Cord, fam. 220; Charles Bridges (20-29), fam. 237; Paul Corbly, fam. 216.10 
1840She and Ezekiel Rigdon appeared on the census of 1840 at Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG; neis. Rebecca Corbly (40-49) and family, previous line; Jeptha Johnson, same p; Hannah Abbott, next p., 8 lines below; Elisha Bridges, next p., 9 lines below.11 
30 September 1850She appeared on the census of 30 September 1850 in the household of Hannah Johnson at Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG, age 60, b. NY or NJ [Legibility].12 
18 June 1860She appeared on the census of 18 June 1860 in the household of John C Martin and Sarah Rigdon at Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG, as Anna Rigdon, age 73, b. MA; nei. Hannah and Susan Trotter, fam. 349; James (31) and Elizabeth Martin, fam. 30.13 
1 June 1870She appeared on the census of 1 June 1870 in the household of John C Martin at Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG, as Annie Rigdon, age 85, b. MA, "at home with daugh."14 
Death26 October 1874She died on 26 October 1874 at Hamilton Co., OhioG; (FindAGrave and monument have 26 Nov 1874.)15,2 
Burial*circa 28 October 1874She was buried circa 28 October 1874 at Mount Washington Cemetery, Mount Washington, Hamilton Co., OhioG.2 
Obituary*1874Obituary for Anna Bridges was published in 1874.15 
P. 248: "Walter Johnson settled in Anderson township in 1804, where his death occurred eighteen years after. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1782. He was a leading farmer, and was several times a member of the board of trustees of the school board. His wife was Anna Bridges. The surviving members of his family are Rebecca Cox, W. W. H. Johnson, Franklin Johnson, Hannah Cord, Charles Johnson, Walter R. Johnson, Anna Johnson, and Sallie Norton."
p. 415: "Charles Johnson was born in Anderson township, December 11, 1819, and married Rebecca Corbly October 17, 1841. He is the father of five sons, four of whom are living. He is of Scotch extraction on his father's side, who came from Pennsylvania in 1790, and settled in this county. His mother is of Yankee descent, was Anna Bridges in her maiden days, and was the first white child who crossed over into Anderson township and settled permanently with her parents."16 

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, single, large modern monument, with text on four sides and large initial "M" on crown, all sides. Ezekiel Rigdon, b. 10 Dec 1780, d. 22 Apr 1843; Anna Rigdon, b. 11 Nov 1785, d. 26 Nov 1874; Sallie Martin, b. 21 Jan 1831, d. 26 Dec 1889; John C Martin, b. 16 Sep 1820, d. 9 Jan 1887. Mt. Washington Cemetery, Hamilton Co. OH. Memorials 17602749, 17602742, 17602730 and 17602757. Created by C, photos by C and by Dee Gunselman.
  3. [S520] VWH.
  4. [S190] Clark Family Tree Workshop, online Ancestry.com.
  5. [S158] Pedigree Resource File MM73-CRP, entry for Bridges, online FamilySearch.org.
  6. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [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."
  8. [S189] Henry A. Ford and Mrs. Kate B. Ford, compiler, History of Hamilton County Ohio with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (Cleveland, Ohio: L. A. Williams & Co., 1881), p. 248: "Walter Johnson settled in Anderson township in 1804, where his death occurred eighteen years after. . . . His wife was Anna Bridges. The surviving members of his family are Rebecca Cox, W. W. H.Johnson, Franklin Johnson, Hannah Cord, Charles Johnson, Walter R. Johnson, Anna Johnson, and Sallie Norton."
  9. [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.
  10. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. Ezekiel (50-59); F (40-49) [Anna]; 2 m (10-14) [____, ____].
  11. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. Ezekiel (50-59); F (50-59) [Anna]; m (15-19) [____]; f (5-10) [Sarah].
  12. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Hannah Trotter (33), b. OH.
  13. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. John C (38), b OH, farmer, real estate value $12,000; Sally (28), b. OH.
  14. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. John C (49), b.OH, farming, real estate value $15,000; Sallie (39), b. OH, keeping house.
  15. [S1386] Hamilton County Death Notices 1827-1920 (Cincinnati: Hamilton County Genealogical Society, index online hcgsohio.org, Anna Rigdon 1874. Cincinnati Daily Times, 27 Oct 1874, p. 2: d. 26 Oct 1874, age 80y 15d; Cincinnati Daily Gazette, 28 Oct 1874: d. 26 Oct 1874, age 89y.
  16. [S189] Henry A. Ford and Mrs. Kate B. Ford, History of Hamilton County.
  17. [S189] Henry A. Ford and Mrs. Kate B. Ford, History of Hamilton County, p. 248: "Walter Johnson settled in Anderson township in 1804, where his death occurred eighteen years after. . . . His wife was Anna Bridges. The surviving members of his family are Rebecca Cox, W. W. H. Johnson, Franklin Johnson, Hannah Cord, Charles Johnson, Walter R. Johnson, Anna Johnson, and Sallie Norton."