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Elizabeth Ann P. Bridges[1, 2, 3]

Female 1815 - 1890  (75 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Ann P. Bridges 
    Born 11 Apr 1815  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Census 24 Sep 1850  Guadalupe Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 18 Jun 1860  Seguin, Guadalupe Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census Jul 1870  Seguin, Guadalupe Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1 Jun 1880  Guadalupe Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 9 Dec 1890  Seguin, Guadalupe Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Seguin, Guadalupe Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    San Geronimo Cemetery 
    Person ID I1210  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2017 

    Father Herod Flourney Bridges,   b. Abt 1793, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1854, Rapides Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Margaret Ware,   b. Abt 1797, Lincoln Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1812  Greene Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev. David Evans Thompson,   b. 15 Aug 1813, Clarke Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1892, Seguin, Guadalupe Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 8 Aug 1843  Jefferson Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • The transcribed marriage record says the marriage was 3 Aug , but the license was 8 Aug. One of the two must be wrong.
    Marriage License 8 Aug 1843  Jefferson Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Sarah W. Thompson,   b. 1844, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary S. Thompson,   b. 1847, Seguin, Guadalupe Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Frances Thompson,   b. Seguin, Guadalupe Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Martha Frances Thompson,   b. 1849, Seguin, Guadalupe Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James Fletcher Thompson,   b. 1851, Seguin, Guadalupe Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Henry Bascomb Thompson,   b. 1853, Seguin, Guadalupe Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Seguin, Guadalupe Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. David E. Thompson,   b. 1855, Seguin, Guadalupe Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Austin, Travis Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Anne Elizabeth Thompson,   b. 1857, Seguin, Guadalupe Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Austin, Travis Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Apr 1815 - Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Aug 1843 - Jefferson Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 8 Aug 1843 - Jefferson Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 24 Sep 1850 - Guadalupe Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 18 Jun 1860 - Seguin, Guadalupe Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jul 1870 - Seguin, Guadalupe Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1880 - Guadalupe Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Dec 1890 - Seguin, Guadalupe Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    San Geronimo Cemetery - - Seguin, Guadalupe Co., Texas
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  • Notes 
    • Residence: near Seguin, TX

      From Findagrave:
      In the Bicentennial Minutes, Mrs. Idalene Donegan reflects that early education probably began as early as 1842 with the arrival of Methodist Minister Reverend David Evans Thompson and his enterprising wife, Elizabeth Ann.

      In 1845, Reverend Thompson had started a school and taught in Seguin's first schoolhouse on the northeastern corner of Nolte and Milam Streets. It was a three room adobe building which, by 1890, "succumbed to the elements." By 1849, Reverend Thompson, with the first trustees of the Methodist Church - Ezekiel Smith, Joshua Young, Wilson Randle, Thomas D. James, Thomas H. Duggan, James C. Watkins, and Charles A. Smith, built the first church at the northwestern corner of Austin and Market (Nolte) Streets. It was built with lumber shipped from Indianola, a three week trip. Today, one of the first church buildings in Seguin is located on the corner of south Camp and Washington Streets. It is a private residence.

      Elizabeth Ann can only be described as a leader among women. She not only stood by her husband's side rather than behind him, she led the way during his absences. She was a member of the first graduation class of the Georgia Female College, later Wesleyan College, and the first woman teacher in Seguin. While her husband served in the Civil War, she literally ran the family plantation with the help of slaves. Cotton was planted and shipped to Mexico. She operated a cloth factory spinning cloth for the Confederacy as well.

      From "Under the Live Oak Tree, A History of Seguin" by E. John Gesick, Jr.

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Wren Patterson, The Wren Family In America.

    2. [S70] LDS IGI 7132826,96.

    3. [S641] Find A Grave, 31 October 2017; Mrs Elizabeth Ann P. Bridges Thompson; Mrs Elizabeth Ann P. Bridges Thompson; 77181644; Donna Schulte Loth.

    4. [S1344] 1850 US Federal Census, Guadalupe Co., TX, Page 585; Dwelling 89, Family 89; David Thompson.

    5. [S1345] 1860 US Federal Census, Guadalupe Co., TX, Seguin; Page 17; Dwelling 143, Family 114; David Thompson.

    6. [S1346] 1870 US Federal Census, Guadalupe Co, TX, Seguin; Page 28; Dwelling 183, Family 187; David Thompson.

    7. [S1347] 1880 US Federal Census, Guadalupe Co., TX, ED 72; Page 1; Dwelling 1, Family 1; David Thompson.

    8. [S1148] Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978, 31 October 2017; Jefferson Co., 8 Aug 1843, David Thompson to Elizabeth A P Bridges.


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