John Bridwell

Brief Life History of John

When John Bridwell was born on 20 August 1822, in Fairfield Township, Highland, Ohio, United States, his father, James Bridwell, was 42 and his mother, Sophia Oatyar, was 40. He married Mariah Hopkins on 22 December 1842, in Ross, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 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 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
Etta Mae Bridwell

Sources (12)

  • John E Bridwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John E. Bridewell, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • J E Bridwell, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

English (Wiltshire): habitational name from Bridwell in Uffculme (Devon) or Bridewell in Westbury (Wiltshire), both of which are probably named after a well or spring dedicated to Saint Bride, or a stream frequented by birds (Old English bridd + wella ‘well, spring, stream’). Compare Bridewell .

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

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