John Bridges1

#1269, (1778 - 4 December 1832)
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*John Benjamin Bridges1 (1745 - 1823)
Mother*Hannah Garland1 (1751 - 1827)


Deborah Clark b. s 1779
Birth*1778He was born in 1778 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 1790 and 1820May have received Donation Tract Lands by the Ohio Land Company between 1790 and 1820.5 
Marriage*15 March 1798He married Deborah Clark on 15 March 1798 at Hamilton Co., OhioG.6 
15 December 1811In John Benjamin Bridges's will dated 15 December 1811, John Bridges was named as an heir.7,1 
Death*4 December 1832He died on 4 December 1832 at Jennings Co., IndianaG.3,8 


  1. [S714] Hamilton County Ohio Probate Court, Will Index and Books (1791- ), online, 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. [S520] VWH.
  3. [S158] Pedigree Resource File MM73-CRP, entry for Bridges, online
  4. [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."
  5. [S1069] Mayburt Stephenson Riegel, compiler, Early Ohioans' Residences From the Land Grant Records (Mansfield, Ohio: The Ohio Genealogical Society, 1976), online, Tract No. 8, Duck Creek. John Bridges and John Bridges Jr. Also in Tract 8, Natahniel Abbott.
  6. [S780] Hamilton County Ohio Marriage Records 1791-1820, online \\, John Bridges and Deborah Clark, 15 Mar 1798, by James Sutton, Minister of the Gospel, Columbia. Hereinafter cited as Hamilton Co OH Marr 1791-1820.
  7. [S156] Hamilton County Ohio Wills, 1791-1901, Index, online, box 1; executor Elisha Bridges; Beneficiaries Hannah Bridges, Elisha Bridges.
  8. [S176] LeBlond Family Tree, biz094, owner, online \\, gives Dec 4 and Jennings. Hereinafter cited as LeBlond FT.