Thomas M Bridges

25 July 1846–
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Thomas M

When Thomas M Bridges was born on 25 July 1846, in Arkansas, United States, his father, Banes F. Bridges, was 24 and his mother, Nancy Knotts, was 21. He lived in Washington Township, Sevier, Arkansas, United States in 1850 and Columbia Township, Randolph, Arkansas, United States in 1860. He died in Texas, United States.

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Banes F. Bridges
Nancy Knotts
Parthena Elizabeth Bridges
Mary Jane Bridges
Thomas M Bridges
Jane W Bridges
Mary Etta Bridges
James Bridges
Susan Martha Bridges

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World Events (8)

1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 4

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

Age 15

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 35

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

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.

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Sources (2)

  • Thomas Bridges in household of James R Knotts, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Bridges in household of Banes F Bridges, "United States Census, 1850"

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