John Bridwell

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

John Bridwell
1822–1892
Mariah ( Maria) Hopkins
1826–1888
Marriage: 22 December 1842
Zachariah H Bridwell
1843–1913
Sophia Elizabeth Bridwell
1845–1923
Rebecca J Bridwell
1846–1940
Mary C. Bridwell
1850–1897
Franklin Bridwell
1852–1872
Martha Bridwell
1854–1916
Anna B P Bridwell
1857–1887

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 December 1842
Ross, Ohio, United States
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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.
1846

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 (3)

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

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