Malissa Bridgeman

Ohio, United States

The Life of Malissa

When Malissa Bridgeman was born in 1844, in Ohio, United States, her father, Robert Bridgeman, was 45 and her mother, Mary Polly Davis, was 45. She married Jerome Barton on 29 December 1864. She lived in Carroll Township, Platte, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Platte Township, Clay, Missouri, United States in 1860.

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Jerome Barton
Malissa Bridgeman
Marriage: 29 December 1864

Spouse and Children

29 December 1864
Clay, Missouri

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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 16

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 31

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by or kept a bridge ( see Bridge ).2 Americanized form of German Bruckmann ( see Bruckman ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Bridgman in household of James Bridgman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Melissa Bridgeman in household of Lorenzo Bridgeman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Malissa Briggeman in entry for James Baron, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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