Jemima Bridges

1795–1877 (Age 81)
Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Jemima

When Jemima Bridges was born on 12 October 1795, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, Drewry Bridgers, was 30 and her mother, Charity Calhoun, was 24. She had at least 7 sons and 6 daughters with Allen Sholar. She died on 22 July 1877, in Trigg, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Cadiz, Trigg, Kentucky, United States.

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Jemima Bridges
Allen Sholar
David Sholar
Mary Sholar
Sarah Sholar
William Bridges Sholar
Elizabeth Sholar
Allen Sholar
Elizabeth Batts
Thomas J Sholar
Emily Sholar
Alpha Gemima Sholar
Drewery Bridges Sholar
Denny Sholar
Peyton Sholar

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+8 More Children

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+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 1

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 23

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jemima Sholar in household of Allen Sholar, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jemima Bridges, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Jemima Bridges, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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