Elisha Bridges1

#1272, (4 May 1788 - 10 March 1861)
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*John Benjamin Bridges1 (1745 - 1823)
Mother*Hannah Garland1 (1751 - 1827)

Family

Elizabeth Clark b. 1794, d. 1883
Children 1.Patsy Bridges+3 (1813 - 1896)
 2.Susannah Bridges+3 (1815 - 1891)
 3.Anna Bridges3 (1817 - 1818)
 4.James Clark Bridges+3 (1819 - 1899)
 5.Nancy Bridges3 (1821 - 1822)
 6.John G. Bridges13 (1823 - 1911)
 7.Elisha Bridges Jr+13 (1825 - )
 8.Judith Bridges13 (1828 - 1855)
 9.Rebecca Bridges13 (1828 - 1893)
 10.Mary R. Bridges13 (1831 - 1885)
 11.Benjamin Bridges+13 (1833 - 1891)
 12.Elizabeth G. Bridges13 (1837 - 1857)
Birth*4 May 1788He was born on 4 May 1788 at Maine (then Massachusetts)G.2,3 
1790He 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.4 
between 1808 and 1810He was a member of the Legislature between 1808 and 1810.5 
15 December 1811In John Benjamin Bridges's will dated 15 December 1811, Elisha Bridges was named as executor.6,1 
Marriage*4 October 1812He married Elizabeth Clark, daughter of James Clark and Susanna Johnson, on 4 October 1812 at Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG; rec. 14 Nov 1812.7,8,3 
5 February 1813He was a private in Capt. Hosbrook's Company, Ohio militia in the War of 1812 on 5 February 1813.9 
1820He and Elizabeth Clark appeared on the census of 1820 at Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG; no daughters listed; neis. John Bridges, ln 4; James Clarke, ln 2; Samuel Johnson, ln 6; Jeptha Johnson, ln 7; Powel Corbly, ln 8; Hannah Abbott, ln 9.10 
1830He and Elizabeth Clark appeared on the census of 1830 at Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG; nei. John "Boggart", fam 378.11 
1840He and Elizabeth Clark appeared on the census of 1840 at Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG; (nei. Edw Gray and Susannah née Bridges.)12 
16 September 1850He appeared on the census of 16 September 1850 at Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG; nei. J C Bridges, fam. 665.13 
3 July 1860He and Elizabeth Clark appeared on the census of 3 July 1860 at Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG; (also Nancy R. Bridges, age 7, possible dau. of John G. (and Rebecca _____); neis. son Benjamin, fam. 545; dau. Susannah, fam. 546; Theodocia _____ Johnson, fam. 558.)14 
Death*10 March 1861He died on 10 March 1861 at Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG, at age 72.9,15,3 
Burial*13 March 1861He was buried on 13 March 1861 at Bridges Family Cemetery, Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG; est. date.3 
Probate19 March 1861His estate was probated on 19 March 1861 at Hamilton Co., OhioG.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. [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. "Elisha Bridges was born in Massachusetts, came to Hamilton county with his father, and resided in Anderson township until his death, March 10, 1861."
  3. [S158] Pedigree Resource File MM73-CRP, entry for Bridges, online FamilySearch.org.
  4. [S174] S. B. Nelson and J. M. Runk, History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 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."
  5. [S174] S. B. Nelson and J. M. Runk, History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, p. 931.
  6. [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.
  7. [S780] Hamilton County Ohio Marriage Records 1791-1820, online \rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohhamilt/hamiltonpioneermarr.htm\, Bridges, Elisha; Elisabeth Clark; 14 Nov 1812; Minister of the Gospel John Corbly. Hereinafter cited as Hamilton Co OH Marr 1791-1820.
  8. [S353] U.S. War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815, NARA Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812; M602, 234 rolls, Record Group RG 94, online Ancestry.com, Pvt., Capt. Hosbrook's Co., Ohio Mil.; Numbers W. O. 1027 and W. C. 392; Survey Land 20216-80-50 (canceelled) and 23154-160-55; Residence 1850, 1855 Hamilton Co., Ohio and 1871 Mt. Washington, Hamilton Co., Ohio; Widow Eliza Bridges, maiden name Elizabeth Clark, marriage Oct. 4, 1812; death of soldier Mar. 10, 1861; death of widow Jan. 13, 1883.
  9. [S353] U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815; M602, 234 rolls, Record Group RG 94, online Ancestry.com, Pvt., Capt. Hosbrook's Co., Ohio Mil.; Numbers W. O. 1027 and W. C. 392; Bounty Land 20216-80-50 (cancelled) and 23154-160-55; Residence 1850, 1855 Hamilton Co., Ohio and 1871 Mt. Washington, Hamilton Co., Ohio; Widow Eliza Bridges, maiden name Elizabeth Clark, marriage Oct. 4, 1812; death of soldier Mar. 10, 1861; death of widow Jan. 13, 1883.
  10. [S115] 1820 U.S. Federal Census. Elisha (26-44); Elizabeth (26-44); 1 m <10 [James Clark], 1 m 16-18, 2 m 18-25.
  11. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. Elisha (40-49); Elizabeth (30-39); 1 m (<5), 1 m (5-9), 1 m (10-14); 2 f (<5), 2 f (15-19).
  12. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. Elisha (50-59); Elizabeth (40-49); 1 m (5-10), 1 m (10-15), 2 m (15-20); 1 f (<5), 1 f (5-10), 2 f (10-15).
  13. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Elisha (69), farmer, own real estate, b. MA; Eliza (56), b. VA.
  14. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Elisha (72), b. MA, farmer, own real estate; Elizabeth (66), b. VA.
  15. [S841] Marie Dickore, "New England Pioneers in the Cincinnati Area", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 111:4 (October 1957): p. 290, with parents: "Elisha Bridges, born May 4, 1788; Mass.; died March 10, 1861, Ohio; Marr. Eliza Clark (b. Va.) before 1811. He was son of John and Hannah Bridges, Mass. Came west in 1790." Citing Bridges Cemetery record).
  16. [S714] Hamilton Co. Probate Court Will Books, online www.probatect.org/courtrecordsarchive/willindex.htm, Will Book 12:553-4; (transcription of record lost in courthouse fire); names wife Elizabeth sole heir while she lives; after her death, all to four children: John G., Elishe [sic] Jr., Rebecca and Benjamin; son Elishe sole executor.