William Bridgeman[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1765 - 1841


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  • Name  William Bridgeman 
    Born  16 May 1765  Long Island City, Queens, Ny, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Also Known As  Bridgman 
    _UID  F0FFF410C88FD711A1EC0050BAE55A0B13FF 
    Died  2 Feb 1841  Grimsby Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Smithville Methodist Churchyard, Smithville, Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I141762  Nate Waddell
    Last Modified  22 Sep 2008 

    Father  John Bridgeman,   b. Abt 1740, Tavistock, Devonshire, Eng, Uk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1776/1784, Ny, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1740, Eng, Uk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1801, King's Co., New Brunswick, Can Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1760  Eng, Uk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  15F3F410C88FD711A1EC0050BAE55A0B2C9B 
    Family ID  F41428  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Belyea,   b. 17 Feb 1772,   d. 1852  [2, 5, 6
    Married  11 Oct 1790  Gagetown Anglican Church, Gagetown , Queen's Co., New Brunswick, Can Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  EFFFF410C88FD711A1EC0050BAE55A0B12EF 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Bridgeman,   b. 19 Oct 1791, New Brunswick, Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1815
     2. Sarah Bridgman,   b. 2 Sep 1793, Gagetown , Queen's Co., New Brunswick, Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1880, Smithville, Grimsby Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ann Bridgeman,   b. 8 Oct 1795, New Brunswick,Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Grovesend, Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Bridgeman,   b. 22 Aug 1798, New Brunswick, Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1840, Grimsby Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jane Bridgeman,   b. 19 Feb 1801, Grimsby Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1847, Smithville, Grimsby Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John Bridgeman,   b. 11 May 1803, Grimsby Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1886, Nelson Twp., Halton Co., on, Can Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Eunice Bridgeman,   b. 1 Dec 1805, Grimsby Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852
     8. William Bridgeman,   b. 26 Mar 1808, Grimsby Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1875, Smithville, Grimsby Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. James Bridgeman,   b. 11 Feb 1814, Grimsby Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Susannah Bridgeman,   b. Jun 1810, Grimsby Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1881, On, Can Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Joseph Murray Bridgeman,   b. 13 Mar 1815, Grimsby Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1842
    Family ID  F51598  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Note:

      "In May of 1799 William Bridgman and his family left St. John, New Brunswick heading for Upper Canada (Ontario). They arrived in Niagara in July of the same year and settled on Lot 5 (or 15), Concession 8, (now the "Twenty Road") Grimsby Township, Lincoln County. From 1803-1833 William served as a member of the Grimsby township council. William served with the 4th Lincoln Regiment in the war of 1812. His specific days of service were April 29, 1813 to May 24, 1813. He was under the command of Captain William Nelles. He also served along with his brother Thomas from July 4, 1814 to July 28, 1814 in the same regiment, but under the command of Captain Johnathan A. Pettit." Ryk Brown

      Note:

      "William Bridgman, their eldest son, was born 16 May, 1768. He married MaryBelyea 11 Oct. 1790. Nine years later in May, 1799 William, his wife Mary, several children and his youngest brother, Thomas, left St. John, New Brunswick, arriving at Niagara in July of that year. Other members of the family may have come with them but they are not recorded in the annals of this district. William settled on Lot 15, Conc. VIII, Grimsby township, on The Twenty near Smithville. He was first a member of the township council in 1803 and thereafter until 1833. He served with the 4th Lincoln Regt. in the War of 1812 - 14. He died in 1841 and Mary, his wife, in 1854. They were buried in the Smithville Methodist Churchyard with simple white stones marking their graves -- William Bridgman Sr., 1769 - 1841. Mary, wife of William Bridgman, 1772 - 1854." Annals of The Forty

  • Sources 
    1. [S134] Annals of The Forty, The Grimsby Historical Society, (Loyalist and Pioneer Families of West Lincoln, 1783 - 1833), V.3, p.6; V.9, p.61, 18 Aug 2006.

    2. [S286] Canadian Clines, Loraine, (lpertell@aol.com), 11 Sep 2006.

    3. [S141] Merritt Family, Douglas Merritt, 20 Jan 2007.

    4. [S154] Ryk Brown's Family Database --- Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Ryk Brown, (.ryk.heather@cogeco.ca), 3 Apr 2007.

    5. [S134] Annals of The Forty, The Grimsby Historical Society, (Loyalist and Pioneer Families of West Lincoln, 1783 - 1833), V.3,pg.66, 4 Apr 2007.

    6. [S154] Ryk Brown's Family Database --- Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Ryk Brown, (.ryk.heather@cogeco.ca), V.3,pg.66, 4 Apr 2007.