Hannah Garland1

#771, (7 August 1751 - 26 November 1827)
Relationship2nd great-grandmother of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Simon Garland1 (c 1724 - )
Mother*Ruth _____1 (c 1830 - )


John Benjamin Bridges b. 1745, d. 1823
Children 1.Hannah Bridges+10 (1775 - 1840)
 2.John Bridges10 (1778 - 1832)
 3.Anna Bridges+10 (1785 - 1874)
 4.Elisha Bridges+10 (1788 - 1861)
 5.Benjamin Bridges+10 (1793 - a 1871)
Her married name was Bridges.2 
What we know: John and Hannah Bridges came to Ohio about 1790 with four children. They later had a fifth child born in Ohio. The cemetery memorials for both John and Hannah have "Born in Mass." He is listed in Patricia Law Hatcher's Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots. The FindAGrave page for John has "Revolutionary War Veteran" added by the Hamilton County Genealogical Society. Portions of today's Hamilton County, Ohio, where the Bridges family settled, were part of the Virginia Militray Tract.
There was a marriage in 1770 of a John Bridges and a Hannah Garland in York County. York County was then part of the Province of Massachusetts Bay and was part of the new state of Maine established in 1820.3 
Birth*7 August 1751She was born on 7 August 1751 at New Hampshire or MassachusettsG; (marker has 25 Jan 1750.)1,4,5 
Marriage*30 July 1770She married John Benjamin Bridges on 30 July 1770 at York Co., Maine (then Massachusetts)G.6 
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.7 
1799She and John Benjamin Bridges appeared on the census of 1799 at Hamilton Co., OhioG.8 
15 December 1811In John Benjamin Bridges's will dated 15 December 1811, Hannah Garland was named as an heir.9,10 
1820She and John Benjamin Bridges appeared on the census of 1820 at Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG; (nei. son Elisha.)11 
Death*26 November 1827She died on 26 November 1827 at Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG, at age 76.5 
Burial*November 1827She was buried in November 1827 at Bridges Family Cemetery, Bridges Road, Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG.5,12,13 
"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 and 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."14 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges


  1. [S1068] New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900, index card with correct transcript. Hannah Garland, b. 7 Aug 1751, father Simon Garland, mother Ruth. Certified by George A Gilmore, Clerk of Epping NH, 29 Dec 1905, New Hampshire Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord, New Hampshire. Online FamilySearch.org.
  2. [S75] One World Tree, online Ancestry.com.
  3. [S520] VWH.
  4. [S157] Hilda Johnson, transcriber, Bridges Family Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ohio (Jensen, Shirlene L., July 2001), Hannah Bridges, wife of John, b. MA 15 Jan 1750, d. 26 Nov 1827 [marker has 25 Jan 1750].
  5. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, Old adjacent standing grave markers. John Bridges / Born in Mass. Dec. 22, 1745 / Emigrated West 1790 / d. July 12, 1823 / Aged 77y 6m 21 d / First Resident of Anderson Twp. Hannah / Wife of John Bridges / Born in Mass. Jan. 25, 1750 / Emigrated West 1790 / d. Nov. 26, 1827 / Aged 77y 10m 1d. Bridges Family Cemetery, Sherwood Village, Hamilton Co. OH. Note added by Hamilton Co. Genealogical Society "Revolutionary War Veteran." Memorials 17486786 and 17486784, created by Shanna Nicole, photos added by Schandlers.
  6. [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 14, 1770. Joind in Marriage July 30, 1770 by Rev Saml Langton."
  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. [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.
  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. [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.
  11. [S115] 1820 U.S. Federal Census. John (45+), agriculture; Hannah (45+); no others.
  12. [S157] Hilda Johnson, Bridges Family Cemetery, Inscription: "Immigrated west in 1790."
  13. [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."
  14. [S1165] Garland Family Genealogy Forum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com/garland/messages/2014.html