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My goal for creating this website is that it will be a source that Bridger researchers can use to find Bridger source documents, which will hopefully help people to document their own Bridger line of descent.

I am including here the first FOUR known generations of the descendants of General Joseph Bridger of Isle of Wight County. This info has been documented in the Bridger genealogy book entitled Bridger Family Chronicles From The Old World to the New, Volume I, compiled by Doris Bridgers Capps-Owens and Linda Bridgers Boyette. If you would like to purchase the book, go to http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Bridger

I will be including images of source documents to this website. If you have DOCUMENTED proof that there is an error in this report, please contact me and I will correct this report.

Outline Descendant Report for Joseph Bridger — 1st 4 Generations  The >> denotes spouse of the person above.

1 Joseph Bridger b: 1628 in England, d: 15 Apr 1686 in Whitemarsh, Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

  • Hester Pitt b: 1631 in Dursley, Gloucestershire, England, m: Abt. 1647 in Gloucestershire, England, d: 1711 in Isle of Wight, VA

 

.2 Joseph Bridger b: 1654 in Isle of Wight, VA, d: Bef. 25 Jan 1713 in Isle of Wight, VA

 

  • Elizabeth Norsworthy b: 1656 in Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States, m: Abt. 1674 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, d: 14 Dec 1727 in Whitemarsh, Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States

 

..3 Elizabeth Bridger b: ca. 1698 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

 

..3 William Bridgers b: 1678 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, d: May 1730 in Meherrin River, Bertie County, North Carolina

 

  • Elizabeth Godwin b: Isle of Wight, VA, m: Abt. 1697 in Bertie Co., North Carolina, d: 27 Mar 1727 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

…4 Joseph Bridgers b: Abt. 1698 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d: Abt. 1758 in Edgecombe Co., NC + Mary Braswell b: Bertie Co., North Carolina, m: Abt. 1728

 

…4 William Bridgers b: Abt. 1701 in Fishing Creek, Edgecombe Co., NC, d: 02 Nov 1729 in Northampton Co., North Carolina

 

  • Sarah Dew b: Abt. 1705 in Upper Norfolk Co., VA (now Bertie Co., North Carolina), m: Abt. 1720 in Bertie or Chowan Co., NC, d: 28 Feb 1754 in Bertie, NC

 

…4 Samuel Bridgers b: Abt. 1703 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d: 1756 in Northampton Co. North Carolina

 

  • Mary Johnson b: Abt. 1709 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, m: Abt. 1729 in Bertie Co., North Carolina, d: Bef. 27 Jan 1745 in Wayne Co., NC

 

…4 Benjamin Bridgers b: 1706 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, d: Aft. 23 Nov 1780 in Nash Co., North Carolina

 

  • Sarah Bryant b: Abt. 1708 in Northampton Co., North Carolina, m: 1729, d: Aft. 08 Oct 1770 in Nash Co., N

 

…4 Mary Bridgers b: Abt. 1709 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

 

  • William Bryant b: Abt. 1700

 

…4 Elizabeth Bridgers b: Abt. 1712 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia + John Onailes

 

..3 Joseph III Bridger b: Abt. 1678 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, d: 04 Oct 1751 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

  • Martha Pitt b: Abt. 1685 in Chuckatuck Plantation, Nansemond Co., Va., m: Abt. 1704 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, d: Bef. 16 Dec 1729 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

 

…4 Joseph IV Bridger b: Abt. 1704 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d: Bet. 01 Aug–05 Sep 1751 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

 

  • Sarah Davis b: Abt. 1712 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, m: Abt. 1730, d: Bet. 1763–1766

 

…4 Willliam Bridger b: Abt. 1708 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

 

  • Amy ?

 

…4 Margaret Bridger b: Abt. 1732, d: 12 Apr 1810 in Devon, England

 

  • John Goodrich m: 1747 in Virginia

 

  • Agatha Wells m: Abt. 1729

 

…4 James Bridger b: 1730 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, d: Bef. 07 Nov 1782 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

  • Susannah Sinclair b: Isle of Wight Co., VA, m: Abt. 1751 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d: Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

…4 Martha Bridger b: Abt. 1734 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia + Joseph Jones m: Virginia

 

…4 Mary Bridger b: Abt. 1736 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

 

  • Robert Pitt b: Abt. 1740, m: 1758 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

 

…4 Agatha Bridger b: Abt. 1738 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

 

…4 Katherine Bridger b: Abt. 1740 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

 

…4 Margaret Bridger b: Abt. 1732, d: 12 Apr 1810 in Devon, England

 

  • John Goodrich m: 1747 in Virginia

 

..3 John Bridgers b: Abt. 1684 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d: 1751

 

+ WIDOW Dickinson m: Bef. 23 Jun 1735 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

 

…4 John David Bridgers b: Abt. 1701

 

…4 Martha Bridgers b: Abt. 1703

 

…4 Margaret Bridgers b: Abt. 1705

 

…4 Mary Bridgers b: Abt. 1707

 

…4 Agatha Bridgers b: Abt. 1709

 

…4 Katherine Bridgers b: Abt. 1711

 

…4 William Bridgers b: Abt. 1713

 

…4 James Bridgers b: Abt. 1715 + ?

 

…4 John David Bridgers b: Abt. 1701

 

…4 Martha Bridgers b: Abt. 1703

 

…4 Margaret Bridgers b: Abt. 1705

 

…4 Mary Bridgers b: Abt. 1707

 

…4 Agatha Bridgers b: Abt. 1709

 

…4 Katherine Bridgers b: Abt. 1711

 

…4 William Bridgers b: Abt. 1713

 

…4 James Bridgers b: Abt. 1715

 

..3 Hester Bridgers b: Abt. 1688 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d: 1811 + Robert Pitt b: Abt. 1740

 

..3 Robert Bridger b: 1691 in Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States, d: Bef. 02 Feb 1764 in Newport Parish, VA

 

+ Mary Lear b: 1698, m: Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d: Aft. 1764

 

…4 William Bridger b: Abt. 1718 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, d: Bef. 06 Jan 1785 in Isle of Wight Co., Virgini + Amy ?

…4 Lear Bridger b: Abt. 1722 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d: Aft. 05 Feb 1770 + Sally Glover m: Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

 

…4 Samuel Bridger b: Abt. 1727 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d: Bef. 05 Jan 1786 in Newport Parish, Isle of Wight Co., Va.

 

…4 Rebecca Bridger b: Abt. 1730 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d: Bef. 17 Nov 1763

 

  • James Jones b: 1731, d: Bef. 1779 in Onslow Co., NC

 

…4 James Bridger b: Abt. 1734 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

 

  • Elizabeth Wiliams m: Abt. 1764, d: 1812 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

 

…4 Robert Bridger b: 1737 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, d: 1794 in Hertford Co., NC; or Bertie Co., NC

 

  • Patience ? b: Abt. 1737, m: Abt. 1758 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, d: Bet. 1802–1803 in Bertie Co., North Carolina

 

…4 Joseph Bridger b: Abt. 1738 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d: Abt. 1809 in Hertford Co., NC

 

…4 John Bridger b: Abt. 1740 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d: Bef. 06 Jan 1785 in Isle of Wight Co., VA + Nancy Wainwright m: Abt. 1762 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

..3 James Bridgers b: Abt. 1696 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, d: 14 Dec 1727

 

.2 Martha Bridger b: Abt. 1658 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, d: 27 May 1714 in Nansemond Co., VA

 

  • Thomas Godwin Jr. b: 1655 in Virginia, USA, m: Abt. 1679 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, d: May 1714 in Nansemond County, Virginia, USA

 

..3 Thomas Godwin b: 1680, d: Bef. 1748 in Nansemond Co., Virginia + Mary Pitt

 

..3 Joseph Godwin b: 1683, d: 1760 in Isle of Wight Co., VA + Elizabeth ? m: Abt. 1679, d: Bef. 07 Nov 1757

 

…4 William Godwin

 

…4 Thomas Godwin

 

…4 Patience Godwin

 

+ James Pitt

 

…4 Matthew Godwin

 

…4 Jonathan Godwin b: Abt. 1710, d: 1769

 

  • Chastity Dickinson b: 1710, d: Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA

 

…4 James Godwin b: Bet. 1715–1720, d: 1750

 

  • Elizabeth ?

 

…4 Samuel Godwin b: Bef. 1717

 

…4 Elizabeth Godwin b: Bef. 1717

 

..3 Edmond Godwin b: 1685, d: 1755 in Nansemond Co., VA + Mary Mills b: Abt. 1686

 

…4 Jonathan Godwin b: Abt. 1705, d: 20 Jul 1762 in Parish of Suffolk, Nansemond Co., VA

 

  • Charity Holladay b: 1710, m: 1725

 

  • Anne ?

 

…4 Thomas Godwin b: Abt. 1710, d: 1778 + Mary Pitt

 

..3 Samuel Godwin b: 20 May 1688 in Nansemond Co., Virginia, d: 1741

 

+ Mary Jessey b: 01 Feb 1696 in Virginia, m: 19 Jan 1711, d: 23 Dec 1720 in Virginia

 

…4 Samuel/Lemuel Godwin b: 29 Mar 1712, d: 1751 + Mary ?

 

…4 Thomas Godwin b: 01 Feb 1714 + Elizabeth Wilkinson

 

…4 Mary Godwin b: 11 Oct 1717 + Jacob Dickinson d: Abt. 1749

 

…4 BOY Godwin b: 22 Sep 1720 in Virginia, d: 22 Sep 1720 in Virginia

 

  • Catherine Scott m: 21 Dec 1721 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

…4 William Godwin

 

…4 Martha Godwin b: 10 Oct 1722

 

…4 Elizabeth Godwin b: 16 Feb 1723

 

…4 Christine Godwin b: 23 Dec 1725, d: 17 Sep 1726

 

…4 Joshua (Joseph) Godwin b: 27 Oct 1727, d: Abt. 1743 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

…4 Ann Godwin b: Sep 1729

 

…4 Richard Godwin b: 10 Nov 1732

 

…4 Edmund Godwin b: 29 Oct 1735

 

..3 William Godwin b: 1689 in Nansemond Co., VA, d: 1736 in Nansemond Co., VA

 

  • Elizabeth Wright b: Abt. 1650 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, m: 1729 in Isle of Wight, Virginia, d: 27 Mar 1727

 

…4 William Godwin b: 1710 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA, d: 1753 in Bertie County, North Carolina, USA

 

  • Margaret ?

 

…4 Joseph Godwin b: Abt. 1701 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d: Bef. 04 Feb 1726

 

…4 Mary Godwin

 

  • Arthur Whitehead

 

…4 Jane Godwin

 

…4 Sarah Godwin

 

…4 John Benjamin “Barnaby” Godwin b: 1723 in Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States, d: 1789 in Edgecombe, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

 

  • Wilkinora Wilkinson b: 1727 in Isle Wight, , Virginia, USA, m: 1740 in Edgecombe, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, d: 1790 in Wilkes, Georgia, United States

 

…4 Elizabeth Godwin b: Isle of Wight, VA, d: 27 Mar 1727 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

  • William Bridgers b: 1678 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, m: Abt. 1697 in Bertie Co., North Carolina, d: May 1730 in Meherrin River, Bertie County, North Carolina

 

  • Ann Pitt b: 1701 in Isle of Wight, Virginia, m: 1710 in Nansemond, Isle of Wight, Virginia

 

…4 John Benjamin “Barnaby” Godwin b: 1723 in Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States, d: 1789 in Edgecombe, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

 

  • Wilkinora Wilkinson b: 1727 in Isle Wight, , Virginia, USA, m: 1740 in Edgecombe, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, d: 1790 in Wilkes, Georgia, United States

 

…4 Pitt Godwin

 

…4 George Godwin

 

..3 James Godwin b: 1692

 

+ Sarah Kinchen m: Bef. 1734

 

…4 James Godwin

 

…4 Martha Godwin

 

…4 Matthew Godwin

 

  • Charlotte Darley

 

…4 Elizabeth Godwin

 

..3 Martha Godwin b: 1692

 

..3 Mary Godwin b: 1694

 

..3 Elizabeth Godwin b: 1696 in Nansemond Co., Virginia, d: 13 Feb 1761 in Halifax Co., NC

 

  • Barnaby Kearney b: 1690 in Nansemond Co., Virginia, d: 23 May 1737 in New Kent, Virginia

 

…4 Shemuel Kearney b: 05 Apr 1734, d: 1808

 

  • Catherine /Furman Freeman d: 1838

 

  • ? Davis

 

.2 Samuel Bridger b: Abt. 1663 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, d: 1713 + Elizabeth Godwin m: Bef. 15 Feb 1693, d: Aft. 05 Apr 1717

 

.2 Elizabeth Bridger b: Abt. 1665 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, d: 1717 in Nansemond Co., Virginia

 

  • Thomas Lear b: Abt. 1657 in Nansemond Co., VA, m: 1686 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, d: Bef. 26 Mar 1693 in Nansemond Co., Virginia

 

..3 Thomas Lear b: Abt. 1685 in Virginia

 

..3 Elizabeth Lear b: Abt. 1687

 

..3 John Lear b: Abt. 1689

 

+ Elizabeth Thompson m: Nansemond Co., Virginia

 

..3 Martha Lear b: Abt. 1691

 

.2 Hester Bridger b: 28 Jun 1665 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d: Bet. 1721–1723 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia

 

  • George Williamson b: Bef. 1668 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, m: Virginia, d: Bef. 28 May 1722 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

..3 Robert Williamson b: Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

..3 George Williamson b: Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

  • Frances Davis m: Bef. 04 Mar 1721 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

..3 Thomas Williamson b: Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

  • Olive Exum m: Virginia

 

..3 Hester Williamson b: Isle of Wight Co., VA, d: Aft. 14 May 1748 + Jacob Darden m: Bef. 1721 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

…4 Jacob Darden b: Isle of Wight Co., VA + Elizabeth ? m: Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

…4 Charles Darden b: Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

…4 John Darden

 

+ William Bidgood m: Aft. 26 Apr 1721 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

…4 Ann Bidgood b: Bef. 1728 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

…4 William Bidgood b: Bef. 1728

 

+ Jane Ingram m: Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

…4 Josiah Bidgood b: Aft. 1728 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

…4 John Bidgood b: 03 Feb 1734 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

…4 Richard Bidgood b: 13 Feb 1736 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

…4 Elizabeth Bidgood b: Isle of Wight Co., VA, d: Aft. 30 Mar 1756 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

..3 Elizabeth Williamson b: Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d: Bef. 1736 + ? Joyner m: Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

 

..3 John Williamson b: Isle of Wight County, VA

 

..3 Julianna Williamson b: Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

 

..3 Patience Williamson b: Abt. 1695, d: 1751 + Robert Exum m: Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

 

…4 Ann Exum b: Abt. 1715 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, d: Aft. 1755 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia

 

  • John Westray b: 1700 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, m: Abt. 1730 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

…4 Susannah Exum b: Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

  • David Atkinson m: Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

 

.2 Mary Bridger b: Abt. 1667 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia

 

+ Richard Tibboth m: Bef. 03 Aug 1683 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia

 

.2 William Bridger b: Abt. 1671 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, d: 23 Sep 1730 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA; Age: 72

 

  • Elizabeth Allen b: Abt. 1674 in Surry Co., VA, m: Abt. 1696 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, d: Bef. Sep 1730 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

..3 Joseph John Bridger b: Abt. 1697 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d: Bef. 25 Mar 1728 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

..3 Samuel Bridger b: Abt. 1700, d: Bef. 1730

 

..3 Martha Bridger b: Abt. 1703, d: Bef. 27 Sep 1730

 

..3 William Bridger b: Abt. 1706 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d: Bef. 24 Jul 1732 in Isle of Wight Co., VA + Martha Smith m: Abt. 1727 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d: Aft. 27 Sep 1742 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

…4 Joseph Bridger b: Abt. 1728 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, d: 1769 in Isle of Wight Co., VA + Mary Pierce b: Bet. 1749–1750, m: Abt. 1760 in Isle of Wight Co., VA

 

..3 Arthur Bridger b: Abt. 1710, d: Bef. 27 Sep 1730

 

..3 James Bridger b: Abt. 1713 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, d: Aft. 1774

I will be listing sources for descendants of Joseph Bridger (1628-1686) & his wife Hester Pitt Bridger (1631-1711).

Eventually I would also like to include sources for descendants of Joseph’s ancestors.

I’m starting this project in April 2013, and I am just starting to add info to this website, so do check back. If you have a comment, question or want to tell me about a Bridger website that you’d like to see linked to this page, please comment on this page.

This is a task that will be ongoing, since Ancestry.com states that there are 324,797 historical documents and family trees with the name BRIDGER! See the Ancestry info athttp://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=bridger

Following are some Bridger websites:

BRIDGER IN ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Isle of Wight County, Virginia was the first place in America where the Joseph Bridger family settled in 1652.

All the records of the Isle of Wight County Clerk’s Office have been digitized by the Family History Center and are available online for free at https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fcollection%2F2034267%2Fwaypoints

It is best if you set up an account on Family Search with a sign-in name and password, even though there is no charge to use this website.

Do NOT hit your “back” button in your browser address line while searching these records, or your page will be lost.

For some reason, you cannot get to these images from a Catalog search from www.familysearch.org.

Isle of Wight County Records, 1634-1951, Probate Records, Wills and Administrations Book 1647-1719.

Pg. 35: Bridger, Joseph, recording his disinheritane of his son Joseph; land in Maryland and Virginia to his sons Samuel and William. Recorded April 9, 1685. page 242 (pg. 42 on Family Search)

Pg. 36-37: Bridger, Joseph: Leg. – wife Hester; son Samuel land bought of John and William Gatlin, whereon John Cooke nor lives, also one-half of platation [plantation] at Curawoak; son William land granted me by escheat of 850 A. [acres] formerly belonging to Nathan Floyd, except what is disposed of by me to Francis Hobbs, Mrs. Dorothy Bond and William Blunt, also two tracts taken up by Col. Pitt, Mr. William Burgh and myself containing 3,000 A., except 600 A. sold to Lt. Col. John Pitt, part of this tract leased by me to Thomas Mandue, Richard Parker, William Worrell, Richard Jones, Thomas Reeves, Robert Sturdy and others, also tract leased to Christopher Wade; to my wife and land on which I now dwell of 850 A. formerly belonging to Capt. Upton and 300 A. formerly belonging to Capt. Upton and 300 A. formerly belonging to Mr. Seward on which Mr. Izard, Ould Phillips and William Lewis lived, reversion to son Joseph with half of the tract at Curowoak and a tract at Monekin; Daughters, Martha Godwin, Mary, Elizabeth and Hester; my mother, Mr. Mary Bridger. Wife Extx., with the assistance of Lt. Col. John Pitt, Thomas Pitt and Col. Arthur Smith.

D. [dated] August 3, 1683.

Pg. 37: Received of Mrs. Hester Bridger, Extx. of Col. Joseph Bridger, legacy left my wife Martha. Signed Thomas Godwin. Wit. John Pitt, Arthur Smith. July 16, 1686

Pg. 37: Bridger, Col. Joseph: Appraisal by James Powell, Arthur Smith, Henry Applewhaite, Henry Baker. June 28, 1686. Page. 255.

Revocation of all bequests to son Joseph. October 18, 1683. Wit. James Bennett, Robert Pitt, Samuel Luck, Richard Glover. R. April 9, 1685. Page 250.

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Bridger in Colonial America

From

The PLANTERS OF COLONIAL VIRGINIA

By THOMAS J. WERTENBAKER

at  http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/gutenberg.org/3/2/5/0/32507/32507-h/32507-h.htm#Page_106

 

[48] “In the second half of the century the class of the well-to-do, [109] although somewhat more numerous, was still restricted to a small group of prominent families, many of them connected by marriage. Among the best known men are Nathaniel Bacon, Sr., Thomas Ballard, Robert Severely, Giles Brent, Joseph Bridger, William Byrd I, John Carter, John Custis I, Dudley Digges, William Fitzhugh, Lewis Burwell, Philip Ludwell I, William Moseley, Daniel Parke, Ralph Wormeley, Benjamin Harrison, Edward Hill, Edmund Jennings and Matthew Page. But so few were their numbers that the Governors more than once complained that they could not find men for the Council of State qualified for that post by their wealth and influence.”

“Joseph Bridger and many others of like prominence are upon the patent rolls for large grants.”

U. S. & Virginia GenWeb Project: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vaisleof/

Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia by John Bennett Boddie http://www.genealogical.com/products/Seventeenth%20Century%20Isle%20of%20Wight%20County%20Virginia/525.html

If you are specifically looking for the EARLY records for Joseph Bridger and his first few descendants, so to this page…

https://familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=SJ7K-FM9%3A344503801%3Fcc%3D2034267

BRIDGER IN SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Southampton County is the first county in the United States to have its entire collection of courthouse records digitized. You can access those records at

http://www.brantleyassociation.com/southampton_project/southampton_project_list.htm#Marriage_Records

The Lost Colony

John Bridger was one of the 150 persons on the Colonist roster of The Lost Colony of 1587. At this time, nobody knows who this John Bridger descends from or whether or not he is related to Colonel Joseph Bridger.

To read about the Lost Colony project, go to http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/BRIDGER/2007-07/1183779986

The working theory is that at least some of them did, in fact survive, as has been suggested by numerous historical accounts, and that they were assimilated into the local Indian population. As that tribe was disseminated and moved inland, so did the former colonists.

BRIDGER IN THE UK

This website shows the distribution of BRIDGER & BRIDGERS in the UK in different time periods. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~molcgdrg/sur/2b/bridger1.htm

Bridger Rootsweb Mailing List

If you wish to correspond with other Bridger researchers or ask a question about your Bridger ancestors, I recommend that you join the Bridger Rootsweb Mailing List. You can find info and join at http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/surname/b/bridger.html#BRIDGER

BRIDGER ON WikiTree

There are 296 Bridger profiles on http://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/BRIDGER

Bridger Family Genealogy Forum

is on Genealogy.com at http://genforum.genealogy.com/bridger/   Most of these are older posts.

BRIDGES, BRIDGE, BRIDGER, BRIDGERS, BRYDGES Y-Chromosome DNA Testing Project

http://www.bridgesdna.com/

Bridger Family Association

www.bridgerfamilyassociation.com