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Emma Becraft (View posts)
Posted: 14 Oct 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: BRIDGES
Looking for any connections to James Cleveland Bridges died 1936, married to Maude Estelle Donahue, lived in Bean's Cove, Bedford County, PA.
Posted: 24 Oct 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 5:05AM GMT
Emma is this who you are looking for in Bedford County, PA??

Bob Rose
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Descendants of James Cleveland BRIDGES - 24 Oct 1998
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FIRST GENERATION

1. James Cleveland BRIDGES was born about 1900.
A 1850 F/M

Sources:
MAR, son Clyde, Obit, Bedford Inq. March 29, 1996.

Maude Estelle DONAHOE was born about 1900.
A 1850 F/M

Sources:
MAR, step-son Clyde, Obit, Bedford Inq. March 29, 1996.
James Cleveland BRIDGES and Maude Estelle DONAHOE had the following children:

+2 i. Clyde Edward BRIDGES.



SECOND GENERATION

2. Clyde Edward BRIDGES was born on 19 Jan 1924 in Beans Cove, Bedford Co., PA. He died on 24 Mar 1996 in Pennknoll Village Nursing Home, Bedford Co., PA. He was buried in Union Cem, Centerville, Bedford Co., PA.
Buried Lot LL # 12 per cemetery records from Kay Williams in 1998.

A 1850

Liv per Obit of Son # 532.

The following is from the Bedford Inq. March 29, 1996;

CLYDE EDWARD BRIDGES

Clyde Edward Bridges, 72, of Bedford RD 3, died Sunday, March 24, 1996, at
Pennknoll Village, Bedford.
He was born Jan. 19, 1924, in Beans Cove, a son of the late James Cleveland
and Maude Estelle (Donahoe) Bridges.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Scott Alan Bridges, July 4, 1986
three brothers, Lawrence, James and Keneth Bridges, and a step grandchild.
He is survived by his son, Rodney Bridges, and wife, Cathy, keyser, W. VA.
Also surviving are five daughters; Elaine Bennett and husband Lance, Bedford;
Pauline Elliott, Bedford; Sharon Twigg, Artemas; Donna Bridges., Bedford;
Cynthia Monk and husband Jim, Ridgeley, W. VA.; five brothers, Vincent Bridges,
Connecticut; John Bridges, Cumberland, Md.; Allen Bridges, Clearville; Charles
Bridges, Tennessee; and Franklin Bridges, Las Vegas; four sisters, Margaret
Becker, Clearville; Lucille Swan, Cumberland; Rose Marie Ketterman, and Frances
Ketterman, both of Clearville; 10 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and
10 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Bridges retired as a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the
Cumberland Eagles Aerie No. 245, the National Rifle Association, and the Seven
Dolars Catholic Church.
Burial in the Union Cemetery, Centerville.
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Sources:
B,MAR, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 4.
B,MAR, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 3.
D,BUR, Obit, Bedford Inq. March 29, 1996.

He was married to Edris Laverne "Laverne" ROSE (daughter of William Henry ROSE and Mamie Alberta "Alberta" ZEMBOWER) on 26 Aug 1948. Edris Laverne "Laverne" ROSE was born on 29 Oct 1929 in Cumberland Valley, Bedford Co., PA. She was living in 1986 in Bedford, Bedford Co., PA.
Liv per Sons # 532 Obit

A 1850

Sources:
B,MAR, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 4.
B,MAR, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 3.
Picture in Bed. Inq. 7/12/91 page 2.
Clyde Edward BRIDGES and Edris Laverne "Laverne" ROSE had the following children:

+3 i. Elaine BRIDGES.

+4 ii. Pauline Alberta BRIDGES.

+5 iii. Sharon Jean BRIDGES.

6 iv. Donna BRIDGES was born on 25 Aug 1954. She was living in 1996 in Centerville, Bedford Co., PA.

A 3089

Sources:

B, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 4.

B, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 3.

+7 v. Cynthia "Cindy" BRIDGES.

+8 vi. Rodney Clyde BRIDGES.

9 vii. Scott Alan "Scottie" BRIDGES was born on 31 Oct 1963 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD. He died on 4 Jul 1986 in Cumberland Valley, Bedford Co., PA. He was buried in Union Cem, Centerville, Bedford Co., PA.

A 3092

Obit for Scott A. Bridges, BU Data Book;

Scott A. Bridges, 22, of Centerville, R.D. 3, Bedford, died Friday, July 4,

1986, in an auto accident on Route 220, two miles north of Centerville.

He was born in Cumberland, October 31, 1963, a son of Clyde E. Bridges, of

Centerville; and E. LaVerne (Rose) Bridges, of Bedford.

Besides his parents he is survived by hes maternal grandparents, William H.

Rose and M. Alberta (Zembower) Rose, of Centerville; one brother, Rodney

Bridges, of Centerville; and five sisters, Mrs. Elaine Bennett, of Centerville;

Mrs. Pauline Elliott, of Bedford; Mrs. Sharon Twigg, of Cumberland; Miss Donna

Bridges, of Centerville; and Mrs. Cindy Mock, of Huntington, West Virginia.

Also surviving are three nieces and four Nephews.

Mr. Bridges was a 1982 graduate of Bedford High School and a selfemployed

carpenter.

Funeral services: Monday, July 7, at 11 a.m. at Silcox-Merritt Funeral Home,

Cumberland, with Rev. Kenneth Hill officiating. Burial in Union Cemetery,

Centerville.

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The following was in a paper unknown, dated July 6, 1986;

BEDFORD COUNTY COUSINS KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT

Two Bedord County cousins were killed in an auto accident early Friday on

U.S. Route 220 in Cumberland Valley Township.

According to Pennsylvania State Police at Bedford, Scott Alan Bridges, 22 of

RD 3, Centerville, Pa, and Jeffery Wiliam Nave 22, also of RD 3, Centerville,

were traveling southbound on Route 220 in a 1984 Ford, driven by Nave, in the

northbound lane. A 1985 Mercedes Benz truck, driven by Dennis Meyer, 22, of

Bricktown, N.J., was nothrbound in the northbound lane.

State Police said that both drivers had applied their brakes; Meyer steered

to the left and Nave vehicle to the right, the vehicles, however, collided in

the southbound lane.

Police reports indicate that the Nave vehicle exploded on impact, reportly

instantly killing both occupants. Meyer was treated and released at Bedford

Memorial Hospital.

Born in Cumberland, Scott Bridges was the son of Clyde E. Bridges,

Centerville, and E. LaVerne (Rose) Bridges, Bedford. A 1982 graduate of Bedford

High School, he was a self-employed carpenter.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, William H.

Rose, and M. Alberta (Zembower)) Rose, Centerville; one brother, Rodney

Bridges, Centerville; five sisters, Mrs. Elaine Bennett, Centerville, Mrs.

Pauline Elliott, Bedford, Mrs. Sharon Twigg, Cumberland, Miss Donna Bridges,

Centerville, and Mrs. Cindy Mock, Huntington, W. Va.; three nieces, and four

nephews.

Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Centerville.

Born in Cumberland, Jeffery Nave was the son of James Albert Nave, Bedford,

and Alice (Polly) P. (Rose) Nave, Centerville. He was a 1982 graduate of

Bedford High School. He was employed by Commercial Press, Cumberland.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, William H.

Rose and M. Alberta (Zembower) Rose, Centerville; paternal grandparents, Ellis

W. Nave and Mary (Hinson) Nave; Bedford; one sister, Mrs. Theresa Nave Middle,

Jacksonville, N.C.

Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Centerville.

Pallbearers will be Tom Slocum, Tom Smith, Ross Gould, Kenny Rose, Craig

Bischoff, Kevin Elliott, Kelly Elliott, and Murray Rose.

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Sources:

B, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 4.

B,D,BUR, Obit in Bu Data book, Died in car accid. w/#543.

B,D,BUR, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 4.



THIRD GENERATION

3. Elaine BRIDGES was born on 27 Jan 1950. She was living in 1996 in Centerville, Bedford Co., PA.
A 3086

Sources:
B,MAR, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 4.
B,MAR, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 3,5.
Picture in Bed. Inq. 7/12/91 page 2.

She was married to Lance BENNETT on 22 Jan 1966. Lance BENNETT was born on 17 Mar 1946.
A 3086

Sources:
B,MAR, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 4.
B,MAR, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 3,5.
Elaine BRIDGES and Lance BENNETT had the following children:

+10 i. Bruce Edward BENNETT.

+11 ii. Robin BENNETT.

4. Pauline Alberta BRIDGES was born on 11 Jul 1951. She was living in 1996 in Bedford, Bedford Co., PA.
A 3087

Sources:
B,MAR, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 4.
B,MAR, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 3,6.

She was married to Dale ELLIOTT on 1 Jul 1972. Dale ELLIOTT was born on 1 Sep 1950.
A 3087

Sources:
B,MAR, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 4.
B,MAR, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 3,6.
Pauline Alberta BRIDGES and Dale ELLIOTT had the following children:

12 i. Stacy Rae ELLIOTT was born on 25 Aug 1979.

A 4566

Mar but now Div. No name of wife.

Sources:

B,MAR, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 4.

B, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 6.

5. Sharon Jean BRIDGES was born on 4 Mar 1953. She was living in 1996 in Artemas, Bedford Co., PA.
A 3088

Sources:
B,MAR, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 4.
B,MAR, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 3,7.

She was married to Robert Leland TWIGG on 2 Apr 1971. Robert Leland TWIGG was born on 11 Mar 1951.
A 3088

Sources:
B,MAR, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 4.
B,MAR, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 3,7.
Sharon Jean BRIDGES and Robert Leland TWIGG had the following children:

13 i. Shelly Kay TWIGG was born on 30 Sep 1970. She was adopted about 1971.

A 4568

(Adopted by R. Twigg # 616)

Sources:

B, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 4.

B, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 7.

14 ii. John Leland TWIGG was born on 4 Nov 1971.

A 4569

Sources:

B, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 5.

B, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 7.

Unknown TWIGG was born about 1950.
A 3088

Sources:
MAR, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 4.
MAR, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 3,7.
Sharon Jean BRIDGES and Unknown TWIGG had the following children:

13 i. Shelly Kay TWIGG.

7. Cynthia "Cindy" BRIDGES was born on 14 Oct 1956. She died LIVING 1996 in Ridgeley, Mineral Co., WV.
A 3090

Sources:
B,MAR, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 4.
B,MAR, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 3,8.

She was married to James William MOCK on 1 Feb 1975. James William MOCK was born on 25 Oct 1951.
A 3090

Sources:
B,MAR, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 4.
B,MAR, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 3,8.
Cynthia "Cindy" BRIDGES and James William MOCK had the following children:

15 i. Randy MOCK was born on 14 Jul 1976.

A 4572

Sources:

B, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 5.

B, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 8.

16 ii. Keith Edward MOCK was born on 15 Feb 1979.

A 4573

Sources:

B, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 5.

B, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 8.

8. Rodney Clyde BRIDGES was born on 25 May 1960. He was living in 1996 in Keyser, Mineral Co., WV.
A 3091

Sources:
B, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 4.
B, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 4.

Cathy ??? was born about 1960.
A 3091

Sources:
MAR, Obit of Father-in-law 1996.



FOURTH GENERATION

10. Bruce Edward BENNETT was born on 20 Apr 1966 in Bedford Co., PA.
A 4563

The following article was in the Bedford Inq. May 14, 1992;

WARE, BENNETT WILL MARRY NEXT MONTH

Sandra L. Ware of Bedford RD 3 is pleased to announce the engagement of her
daughter Candance Christine to Bruce Edward Bennett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lance
E. Bennett of Bedford RD 3.
Miss ware is a 1989 graduate of Bedford High School and is employed at the
Crossroads Venture Center, Cumberland, Md.
Mr. Bennett is a 1985 graduate of Bedford High School and is employed at
Cannondale Corp., Bedford.
The Wedding will take place June, 5.
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The following is from the Bedford Inq. June 25, 1993;

WARE, BENNETT WED IN CENTERVILLE

The Centerville United Methodist Church served as the site for the June 5
marriage of Candace Christine Ware and Bruce Edward Bennett.
The Rev. Elizabeth McCloskey performed the 4 p.m. wedding ceremony.
Tara Engle was organist.
The bride is the daughter of Sundra Lee Ware of Bedford RD 3 and the late
Ronald Lee Ware.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lance Edward Bennett of Bedford RD
3.
The bride was escorted to the altar by her brother, Ronald Lee Ware Jr. She
wore a designer gown of white satin.
The gown featured a sweetheart neckline, short puffed sleeves accented with
satin rosettes at the shoulders, a fitted bodice encrusted with sequins and
pearls over alencon lace, a basque waistline, a full skirt edged with matching
beaded alencon lace and a chapel-length train.
The back of the waistline was accented by a large satin bow centered with a
rosette.
The bride carried a cascading bouquet of white silk roses, rosebuds,
stephanotis, mini white and pink carnations, peach and mint tiger lilies,
baby's breath, pearl sprays and wide lace ribbon.
Melissa Ware of Bedford RD 3, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Roxane Price, cousin of the bride, and Laurie Growden,
cousin of the bride, both of Bedford RD 3.
Bretten Bennet, the couple's son, was ring bearer.
Dave Kagarise of Bedford RD 3 served as best man. Ushers were Ron Gibbner of
Hyndman RD 1 and Jody Growden of Bedford RD 3.
A wedding reception was held at the Cumberland, Md, Elks Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett are residing at Bedford RD 3.
The bride a 1989 graduate of Bedford high School, is employed at Crossroads
Venture Center in Cumberland, Md.
The bridgroom is a 1985 graduate of Bedford High School and is employed at
Cannondale Corp., Bedford.
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Sources:
B, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 4.
B, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 5.
B, Picture in Bed. Inq. 7/12/91 page 2.
MAR, Wedding announcement, Bedford Inq. May 14, 1993.

He was married to Candance Christine WARE (daughter of Ronald L. WARE and Sandra ???) on 5 Jun 1993.
Announcement of wedding only
Candance Christine WARE was born about 1966.
A 4563

Sources:
MAR, Birthday notice of son in 1992.
MAR, Wedding announcement, Bedford Inq. May 14, 1993.
Bruce Edward BENNETT and Candance Christine WARE had the following children:

17 i. Bretten Ronald BENNETT was born on 6 Apr 1991 in Bedford Co., PA.

A 5400.1

Bedford Gaz, Date Unknown, Provided by Edward Rose Dec. 1992;

Bretten Bennett

Brentten Ronald Bennett is celebrating his first birthday today, April 6. (In

paper in 1992)

His parents are Bruce Bennett and Candance Ware of Bedford RD 3.

Brett's grandparents are Lance and Elaine Bennett, Sandra Ware of Bedford RD

3 and the late Ronald L. Ware.

His great-grandparents are Clyde and Laverne Bridges and Robert and Betty

Ware of Bedford RD 3, Grethel Bennett of Flinstone, MD, and Ann Ausherman of

Hagerstown, MD.

His great-great-grandparents are William and Alberta Rose and Margaret Ware

of Bedford RD 3 and Margaret Greise of Cumberland, MD.

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Sources:

B, Picture in Bed. Inq. 7/12/91 page 2.

18 ii. Morgan Christine BENNETT was born on 8 Jul 1993 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD.

A 5400.2

The following was in the Bedford Inq. August 6, 1993, under Blessed events;

Bruce and Candace (Ware) Bennett of Bedford RD 3 are proud to announce the

birth of their daughter Morgan Christine Bennett.

Morgan was born July 8 at 7:37 a.m. in Sacred Heart Hosiptal, Cumberland, Md.

She weighed 7 pounds and measured 20 inches long.

Morgan has one brother, Bretten Ronald Bennett, 2, at home.

Grandparents are Lance and Elaine Bennett and Sundra Ware, all of Bedford RD

3, and the late Ronald L. Ware.

Great-grandparents are Clyde Bridges of Bedford RD 3, Robert and Betty Ware

of Bedford RD 3, Laverne Bridges of Bedford RD 6, Grethel Bennett of

Flintstone, Md., and Anna Ausherman of Hagerstown, Md.

Great-great-grandparents are William and Alberta Rose of Bedford RD 3 and

Margaret Greise of Cumberland, Md.

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Sources:

B, Bedford Inq Aug 6, 1993 page 2.

19 iii. Cheyanne Lynn BENNETT was born on 11 Jan 1995 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD.

A 5400.3

From the Bedford Inq. 27 Jan. 1995

Bruce and Candace (Ware) Bennett of Bedford RD 3 are proud to announce the

birth of their daughter, Cheyanne Lynn Bennett.

Cheyanne was born Jan. 11 at 9:58 a.m. in Sacred Heart hosiptal, Cumberland,

MD.

She weighted 7 pounds, 71/2 ounces and measured 19 3/4 inches long.

Cheyanne has one brother, Bretten Ronald, 3, and one sister Morgan

Christine, 18 months, at home.

Grandparents are Lance and Elaine Bennett and Sundra Ware of Bedford RD 3

and the late Ronald L. Ware.

The newborn's great-grandparents are Clyde Bridges, Robert and Betty Ware,

Laverne Bridges all of Bedford RD 3, Grethel Bennett of Flintstone, MD., and

Ann Ausherman of Hagerstown, MD.

Great-great-grandparents are Alberta Rose of Bedford RD 3 and MArgaret

Greise of Cumberland, MD.

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Sources:

B, Bedford Inq. 27 Jan 1995 page 2.

11. Robin BENNETT was born on 9 Aug 1967.
A 4564

Sources:
B, Polly Nave # 458, Had a family tree, ROA-3 Pg 4.
B, Veda & Avanenlle Imes in 1988, ROL-29 Pg 5.
MAR, Sons 1 year birthday announcement, Bed. Gaz. 1992

Jim MATHEWS was born about 1967.
A 4564

Sources:
MAR, Sons 1 year birthday announcement, Bed. Gaz. 1992
Robin BENNETT and Jim MATHEWS had the following children:

20 i. Logan Ryan MATHEWS was born on 31 Aug 1991.

A 5401.1

The following was provided by Edward Rose of Manns Choice in 1992. Pencil dated

1992 and more then likely from the Bedford Gaz.;

Logan Ryan Mathews is Celebrating his first birthday today Aug. 31.

He resides in Cumberland, MD. with his parents Jim and Robin Mathews.

He is the grandson of Lance and Elaine Bennett of Bedford RD 3 and Charles

and LaVerne Mathews of Cumberland.

Great-grandparents are Clyde Bridges of Bedford RD3, LaVerne Bridges of

Bedford, and Grethel Bennett of Flintstone, Md.

Great-great grandparents are William and Alberta Rose of Bedford RD 3.

He shares it with his great-aunt, Martina Elliott of Bedford RD 3.

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Sources:

B, 1 year birthday announcement, Bed. Gaz. 1992

21 ii. Colton Taylor MATHEWS was born on 28 Jun 1993 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD.

A 5401.2

From an article from Ed Rose in 1993, Bedford Gaz. ??;

Jim and Robin (Bennett) Mathews of Cumberland, Md., are pleased to announce

the birth of their son Colton Taylor Mathews.

Colton was born June 28 at 9:52 a.m. in Memorial hosiptal of Cumberland, Md.

He weighted 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19 7/8 inches long.

Colton has one brother, Logan Ryan Mathews, 22 months old, at home.

Grandparents are Lance and Elaine Bennett of Bedford RD 3 and Charles and

LaVerne Mathews of Cumberland, Md.

Great-grandparents are Clyde Bridges of Bedford RD 3, Lavverne Bridges of

Bedford RD 6 and Grethel Bennett of Flintstone, Md.

Great-great-grandparents are William and Alberta Rose of Bedford RD 3

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Sources:

B, Bedford Gaz. date ??



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INDEX

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Cathy . . . 1

Sandra . . . 1
BENNETT

Bretten Ronald . . . 1

Bruce Edward . . . 1

Cheyanne Lynn . . . 1

Lance . . . 1

Morgan Christine . . . 1

Robin . . . 1
BRIDGES

Clyde Edward . . . 1

Cynthia "Cindy" . . . 1

Donna . . . 1

Elaine . . . 1

James Cleveland . . . 1

Pauline Alberta . . . 1

Rodney Clyde . . . 1

Scott Alan "Scottie" . . . 1

Sharon Jean . . . 1
DONAHOE

Maude Estelle . . . 1
ELLIOTT

Dale . . . 1

Stacy Rae . . . 1
MATHEWS

Colton Taylor . . . 1

Jim . . . 1

Logan Ryan . . . 1
MOCK

James William . . . 1

Keith Edward . . . 1

Randy . . . 1
ROSE

Edris Laverne "Laverne" . . . 1

William Henry . . . 1
TWIGG

John Leland . . . 1

Robert Leland . . . 1

Shelly Kay . . . 1

Unknown . . . 1
WARE

Candance Christine . . . 1

Ronald L. . . . 1
ZEMBOWER

Mamie Alberta "Alberta" . . . 1

BRIDGES

E Becraft (View posts)
Posted: 26 Oct 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: BRIDGES
Yes, this is the family. Thank you so much for responding. Are you a descendant??
Posted: 31 Oct 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 5:05AM GMT
I am not a direct descendant of the Bridges family. The reason I had the information is that they have married into the Rose line that I am tracing. The Bridges live in Cumberland Valley, Bedford Co. PA.
If you can add anything to what I sent to you it would be appreciated.

Bob Rose

Bedford County Bridges'

Joseph W. Bridges (View posts)
Posted: 2 Nov 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bridges
Hey!

It's nice to find relatives talkin about the Bridges' genealogy here in Bedford County. I have my Bridges line back to Abraham Bridges who was married to an Ellen. He seems to be the only breeding male in Bedford County around 1800-1825 and I suspect that he had 4 sons. Robert Bridges, my direct descendant was born 1815. I believe he had an older brother named John who remained in Bedford County and had children, also sons named James (who also remained in Bedford County) and another brother named Samuel. I believe that Caroline and Virginia(Jane) are also descendants. All these children were born between 1804-1825. Abrahams prime producing years. I now have a suspicion that Abrahams parents may be James and Jane Bridges. James must have passed away prior to 1800 and possibly prior to 1790. There also was a John Bridges who lived in Brothersvalley and was potentially producing children prior to 1780. Abraham was born about then (1780). It sure would be nice to find Ellen's maiden name or to get some absolute proof of my suspicions! It is important to note that alot of the Bedford County census reecords prior to 1850 are right here in this website thanx to some awful great people. I really appreciate their efforts! My hats off to them. If I were you E.Breacraft, I would investigate forward from John or James. See the 1830-1840 Cumberland Valley census right here at this website!

Bedford Bridges'

Joseph W. Bridges (View posts)
Posted: 3 Nov 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bridges
Emma,

Did you notice the dates of the people of which I am speaking of. I'm trying to bring you from the other direction here. When was your Abraham born? Mine was born abt 1780. Yours was probably born 1830-1860 and is most likely my Abrahams grandson or great grandson. I think I mentioned that my Abraham had two sons which stayed in Bedford, John or James and one of these two maybe the father of your Abraham. The census records are on the Bedford webpage see for yourself.
Joe

Bridges

ebecraft (View posts)
Posted: 3 Nov 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 3:50PM GMT
Surnames: BRIDGES
The info I received over the weekend from my brother-in-law John Marshall Bridges, says his grandfather was Abraham Bridges who married Mary Margaret Elliott. Abraham and Mary's children were Grover, Joseph, Robert, Adam, Era and James Cleveland (his father). Looking for a connection.....
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