Alanson Bridge

15 August 1819–15 October 1888 (Age 69)
Lyon Mountain, Dannemora, Clinton, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Alanson

Alanson Bridge was born on 15 August 1819, in Lyon Mountain, Dannemora, Clinton, New York, United States. He married Caroline Emmons on 26 June 1842, in Lorain, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Black River Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Avon Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 15 October 1888, in Charleston, Black River Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Charleston, Black River Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

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Alanson Bridge
Caroline Emmons
Marriage: 26 June 1842
George W. Bridge
Sarah Warren Bridge
Zilpha Bridge
Harriet Bridge
Joseph A. Bridge
John Bridge
Marion Bridge
Mary Delight Bridge

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World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal
Age 1
The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 8
During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
Age 27
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English brigge ‘bridge’, Old English brycg, applied as a topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge, a metonymic occupational name for a bridge keeper, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this element, as for example Bridge in Kent or Bridge Sollers in Herefordshire. Building and maintaining bridges was one of the three main feudal obligations, along with bearing arms and maintaining fortifications. The cost of building a bridge was often defrayed by charging a toll, the surname thus being acquired by the toll gatherer.

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

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Sources (9)

  • Alanson Bridge, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alanson Bridge, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alanson Bridge in entry for George W Bridge and Selina H Ramsdell Shirley, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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