EBENEZER BRIDGE

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EBENEZER BRIDGE
born Nov 20, 1791 Morristown, NJ
War of 1812 Ohio
died Jan 29, 1859 CASS CO, IN
buried Spring Creek Christian Cemetery
son of REV WAR BENJAMIN BRIDGE and ELIZABETH HATHAWAY

married APRIL 5, 1821 EATON,  PREBLE CO, OH

JANE SELLERS
born 1802 Bourbon Co, Ky
died ca 1870 Peru, Ne
dau of JOSEPH SELLERS and RACHEAL SUMMERS

CHILDREN:

FRANKLYN HATHAWAY BRIDGE
BORN 1822 CASS CO, IN
DIED 1846 MEXICAN WAR

SARAH ELIZABETH BRIDGE
BORN APRIL 24, 1824 CASS CO, IN
DIED AUG 25, 1882 IN
MARRIED JAN 11, 1846 LOGANSPORT, CASS CO, IN
JOSEPH HOWLAND

CAROLINE BRIDGE
BORN MARCH 9, 1825 CASS CO, IN
DIED MARCH 10, 1914 PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
MARRIED 1846 CASS CO, IN
WILLIAM HENTON

WILLIAM BRIDGE
BORN JAN 1, 1833 Fountain CO, IN
DIED JAN 7, 1924 CANBY, OREGON
MARRIED MAY 18, 1856 LOGANSPORT, IN
HANNAH CATHERINE DAGUE

ELIZA JANE BRIDGE
BORN JUNE 7, 1834 Fountain Co, In
DIED FEB 22, 1870 BROWNSVILLE, NEBRASKA
MARRIED OCT 17, 1852 CASS CO, IN
JAMES PERRY COWELL
children

MARRIED SEPT 13, 1866 LOGANSPORT, IN
ADAM YOUNG
children



  From: JOANNE
       Joanne Albrethsen <goodytwoshoe@juno.com>

Descendants of Ebenezer BRIDGE
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6 Jul 2001
1. Ebenezer BRIDGE (b.1791-Morris County,New Jersey;d.1859-Cass County,Indiana)
  sp: Jane SELLERS (b.1802-Kentucky;m.1821;d.1870)
2. Franklin Hathaway BRIDGE (b.1822-Preble County,Ohio;d.1847-Puebla,Mexico)
2. Sarah Elizabeth BRIDGE (b.1824-Preble County,Ohio;d.1882-probably Indiana)
  sp: Joseph Allen HOWLAND (b.1814-Hamden,Delaware County,New York;m.1846)
3. HOWLAND twin (b.1847-Indiana;d.1847-Indiana)
3. HOWLAND twin (b.1847-Indiana;d.1847-Indiana)
3. Franklin HOWLAND (b.1848-Indiana;d.1848-Indiana)
3. Edwin Eugene HOWLAND (b.1850-Winamac,Pulaski County,Indiana)
  sp: Tabitha Belle CONNER (m.1877)
3. William Walas HOWLAND (b.1856-Burlington,Carroll County,Indiana)
2. Caroline BRIDGE (b.1825-Preble County,Ohio;d.1914-Plattsmouth,Cass County,Nebraska)
  sp: William H. HENTON (m.1846)
3. Mary Jane HENTON (b.1846-Cass County,Indiana;d.1920-Plattsmouth,Cass County,Nebraska)
3. William Edgar HENTON (b.1848;d.1907-Henton Station,Nebraska)
3. Allie HENTON (b.1857-Cass County,Indiana;d.1938-Plattsmouth,Cass County,Nebraska)
3. George Monroe HENTON (b.1859;d.1904-Plattsmouth,Cass County,Nebraska)
3. Myrtle Ida HENTON (b.1868-Plattsmouth,Cass County,Nebraska;d.1929-Plattsmouth,Cass County,Nebraska)
2. William BRIDGE (b.1833-Fountain County,Indiana;d.1924-Canby,Clackamas County,Oregon)
  sp: Hannah Catherine DAGUE (b.1837-Bethlehem Twp.,Washington County,Pennsylvania;m.1856;d.1915-Canby,CC,Oregon)
3. Schuyler Franklin BRIDGE (b.1857-Cass County,Indiana;d.1928-Clark County,Washington)
3. Joseph Worden BRIDGE (b.1858-Cass County,Indiana;d.1924-Decatur,Macon County,Illinois)
3. William Henry BRIDGE (b.1860-Cass County,Indiana;d.1892-near Peru,Nemaha County,Nebraska)
3. Martha Jane BRIDGE (b.1862-Cass County,Indiana;d.1932-Clackamas County,Oregon)
3. Phoebe Luretta BRIDGE (b.1865-Cass County,Indiana;d.1950-Oregon City,Clackamas County,Oregon)
3. Mary Elizabeth BRIDGE (b.1869-near Peru,Nemaha County,Nebraska;d.1939-Troutdale,Multnomah County,Oregon)
3. Alice Ann BRIDGE (b.1871-near Peru,Nemaha County,Nebraska;d.1878-near Peru,Nemaha County,Nebraska)
3. Amy BRIDGE (b.1874-near Peru,Nemaha County,Nebraska;d.1920-Clackamas County,Oregon)
3. Jessie Fremont BRIDGE (b.1877-near Peru,Nemaha County,Nebraska;d.1922)
2. Eliza Jane BRIDGE (b.1834-Fountain County,Indiana;d.1870-Brownville,Nemaha County,Nebraska)
  sp: James Perry COWELL (b.1830-Pennsylvania;m.1852;d.1866-Cass County,Indiana)
3. LeRoy L. COWELL (b.1854-Cass County,Indiana;d.1927-Lincoln,Nebraska)
  sp: Alice Carrie KRIDER (b.1858-Indiana;m.1878;d.1925-Lincoln,Nebraska)
4. Zenith COWELL (b.1881-Cass County,Indiana)
4. Lester COWELL (b.1884-Cass County,Indiana;d.1957)
4. Evert COWELL (b.1894)
4. Vincent COWELL (b.1896)
4. Alvin COWELL (b.1899)
3. Leondias William COWELL (b.1856-Cass County,Indiana)
  sp: Ada A. STRINGER (m.1878)
3. Lawson Parley COWELL (b.1858-Metea,Cass County,Indiana;d.1919-Grand Island,Nebraska)
  sp: Etta ALLEN (b.1868-Indiana;m.1881)
4. Mabel Vern COWELL (b.1892-Omaha,Nebraska;d.1978-Douglas,Wyoming)
  sp: Henry Carl SCHLICHTING (b.1891-Grand Island,Nebraska;m.1915;d.1977-Douglas,Wyoming)
3. Lincoln Ransford COWELL (b.1860-Cass County,Indiana;d.1927-Nemaha County,Nebraska)
  sp: Mary Elizabeth PARMER (b.1863-Centerburg,Ohio;m.1881;d.1946-Scotts Bluff,Nebraska)
4. Maude COWELL (b.1882-Ohio;d.1884-Ohio)
4. Harry Leslie COWELL (b.1886-Clayborn County,Ohio;d.1950-Peru,Nemaha County,Nebraska)
  sp: Mary Emily BUELL (b.1890;m.1907;d.1980-Peru,Nemaha County,Nebraska)
4. Willard Perry COWELL (b.1889-Peru,Nemaha County,Nebraska;d.1919-Peru,Nemaha County,Nebraska)
  sp: Blanch COTTON
4. Ada Emma COWELL (b.1891-Peru,Nemaha County,Nebraska;d.1924)
  sp: Merle ROWANS
4. Alice Myrle COWELL (b.1893-Nemaha County,Nebraska;d.1922-Omaha,Nebraska)
  sp: Harold EADS (m.1919)
4. Floyd Nelson COWELL (b.1896-Nemaha County,Nebraska;d.1953-Santa Monica,California)
 
 

Descendants of Ebenezer BRIDGE
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6 Jul 2001
  sp: Dorothy Murray SCHWARTZ (b.1905-Omaha,Nebraska;m.1927;d.2000-Sierra Vista,Arizona)
5. Elsie Jay COWELL (b.1931-Burt County,Nebraska)
  sp: Lloyd E. OLSON
  sp: Robert FANKHOUSER
  sp: Verne Dale HEGGE (b.1924-Howard,North Dakota;m.1994)
4. Lloyd Clinton COWELL (b.1897-Nemaha County,Nebraska;d.1974-Quartzsite,Arizona)
  sp: Frances Eleanor GILLILAND (b.1902-Nemaha County,Nebraska;m.1944;d.1994-Springfield,Oregon)
4. Lenora Opal COWELL (b.1900-Nemaha County,Nebraska;d.1982-Scotts Bluff,Nebraska)
  sp: Harding GASSNER (b.1896;m.1924;d.1986-Scotts Bluff,Nebraska)
4. George Edmond COWELL (b.1903-Nemaha County,Nebraska)
  sp: Freedie DAMON (m.1926)
4. Nellie Josephine COWELL (b.1907-Nemaha County,Nebraska;d.1959-Gering,Nebraska)
  sp: Wayne PATTISON
3. Lew Wallace COWELL (b.1862-Cass County,Indiana;d.1915)
  sp: Anne Emily NEAL (b.1863)
4. Gail COWELL
4. Inez COWELL
4. Malcom COWELL
4. Roy COWELL
4. Ted COWELL
4. Nadine Iris COWELL (b.1888-Sterling,Colorado;d.1974-Auburn,Nemaha County,Nebraska)
  sp: Don Arnold LAWERNCE (m.1910)
  sp: Adam YOUNG (m.1866;d.1892-Nemaha County,Nebraska)
3. Ellis YOUNG (b.1867-Indiana)



FROM JOANNE
        Joanne Albrethsen <goodytwoshoe@juno.com

The following letter was found in the book "The Bridge Family of New
Jersey, Ohio, and Wisconsin" published in 1956.  The authors are both
dead but I don't know if there is a copyright on it.

>From a letter written by Ebenezer Bridge dated 15 January 1850:

"Father Sellers died the next fall after he came to this county of a
Apoplectic fit and Mother Sellers died the next spring a year with the
dropsy and Elizabeth Sellers died the summer following with consumption
and Orpah [Orpha] died about a year ago of a female complaint."

"Little John Sellers and wife is both dead.  They died at their residence
about 15 miles from us." - (I wonder if this is a son of John Sellers
1790, son of Joseph Sellers Sr. 1760/70.)

Joanne



FROM JOANNE
        Joanne Albrethsen <goodytwoshoe@juno.com

Jane SELLERS md 5 Apr 1821 Preble Co, Ohio   Ebenezer Bridge
Fountain Co, IN - 1830 census
Moved to Cass Co, IN (9 mi. N.E. of Logansport) Spring of 1836 as per letter written 15 Jan 1850 by her husband,
Ebenezer Bridge
Bethlehem Twp, Cass Co, IN - 1850 census - age 48
Logansport PO, Bethlehem Twp, Cass Co, IN - 1860 census - age 59
Moved to Brownville, Nemaha Co, NE in Oct/Nov 1868 as per letter written 16 Nov 1868 by her son, William Bridge
Peru Precinct, Nemaha Co, Nebraska - 1870 census - age 68 - living with son, William Bridge
Death date unknown.  NOT on the 1880 census with son.