Mary Hester Bridger

1742–12 December 1812 (Age 70)
Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Hester

When Mary Hester Bridger was born in 1742, in Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States, her father, Joseph Bridger IV, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Davis, was 35. She married Robert Pitt in 1758, in Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 12 December 1812, in her hometown, at the age of 70.

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Robert Pitt
Mary Hester Bridger
Marriage: 1758
Esther Pitt
Henry Pitt
Joseph R Pitt
Thomas Pitt
Sarah Pitt
James Pitt
Arthur Pitt
Ralph Pitt
Davis Pitt
Bridger Pitt
Keziah Pitt
Kiziah Pitt

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1758Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States
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    +1 More Child

    World Events (7)

    1758 · Mount Vernon
    Age 16
    Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
    Age 34
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 34
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    Name Meaning

    English: from an agent derivative of Middle English brigge, brugge ‘bridge’ (Old English brycg), denoting either someone who lived near a bridge or the keeper of a bridge. See Bridge .Americanized form of German Brücker (see Brucker ).

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Mary in entry for Martha Gregory, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Will of Joseph Bridger; Virginia Will Records Will Abstracts from the Isle of Wight County
    • Joseph Briger in the Virginia, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1652-1900

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