Mary Janie Bridges

26 November 1826–before 1870 (Age 43)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary Janie

Mary Janie Bridges was born on 26 November 1826, in Tennessee, United States. She married Leonidus Franklin Harris about 1844, in Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Locust Bayou, Calhoun, Arkansas, United States in 1850. She died before 1870, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 42.

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Charles B. McClendon
Mary Janie Bridges
Marriage: about 1860
Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" McLendon
Ara E. McClendon

Spouse and Children

    Charles B. McClendon



about 1860
Ouachita, Arkansas, United States


    Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" McLendon


    Ara E. McClendon


World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 9

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bridge . The -s generally represents the genitive case, but may occasionally be a plural. In some cases this name denoted someone from the Flemish city of Bruges (Brugge), meaning ‘bridges’, which had extensive trading links with England in the Middle Ages.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary J Harris in household of L F Harris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Janie Bridges in entry for Mary Elizabeth Cooper, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary J McClendon - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Mary J McClendon

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