John Bridwell

20 August 1822–21 September 1892 (Age 70)
Fairfield Township, Highland, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Bridwell was born on 20 August 1822, in Fairfield Township, Highland, Ohio, United States, his father, James W. Bridwell, was 42 and his mother, Sophia Oatyar, was 40. He married Mariah ( Maria) Hopkins on 22 December 1842, in Ross, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Fairfield MM, Highland, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 21 September 1892, at the age of 70, and was buried in Leesburg, Highland, Ohio, United States.

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John Bridwell
Mariah ( Maria) Hopkins
Marriage: 22 December 1842
Zachariah H Bridwell
Sophia Elizabeth Bridwell
Rebecca J Bridwell
Mary C. Bridwell
Franklin Bridwell
Martha Bridwell
Anna B P Bridwell

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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 3
The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated
Age 14
On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
Age 24
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from some minor place called Brid(e)well, as for example Bridwell in Uffculme, Devon, or Bridewell Springs in Westbury, Wiltshire; both are named with Old English brȳd ‘surging’ or brȳd ‘bride’ + well(a) ‘spring’ (perhaps a spring associated with a fertility cult). There may be other places so called with different derivations, for example from Old English bridd ‘nestling’, ‘young bird’ or from St. Bride ( see Kilbride ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (12)

  • John E Bridwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Bredwell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John E Birdwell, "United States Census, 1880"

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