Andrew Jackson BRIDGMAN James F BRIDGMAN Margaret I BRIDGMAN Eliza Arilla BRIDGMAN Mini tree diagram

Rebecca KIDWELL1,2,3,4,5

2nd Apr 18381,2,3,4,5 - 22nd Jan 19282,4

Life History

2nd Apr 1838

Born in Clark County, Illinois.1,2,3,4,5


Resident in Auburn, Clark, Illinois.3

Jul 1859

Married Andrew Jackson BRIDGMAN in Patrick's Creek, Parker, Texas.2,4

about 1862

Birth of son James F BRIDGMAN in Texas.1,5

6th Dec 1876

Birth of daughter Eliza Arilla BRIDGMAN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.4,6,1,7,8,9

6th Dec 1876

Birth of daughter Margaret I BRIDGMAN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas

between 1880 and 1928

Residence2 in Weatherford Ward 2, Parker, Texas.1

9th Jun 1898

Death of Andrew Jackson BRIDGMAN in Parker County, Texas.2,4

27th Jun 1914

Death of daughter Eliza Arilla BRIDGMAN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.4,6,7

22nd Jan 1928

Died in Parker County, Texas.2,4

after 22nd Jan 1928

Buried in Greenwood City Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas.2


  • In her pension application, Rebecca states that she has lived in Parker County, Texas, since 1854.  We have the marriage date for Rebecca and her husband Andrew Jackson Bridgman in July 1855, but until a family source, Lena Bridgman Truster, made this pension information known, it was unclear when the Kidwell family moved from Illinois to Texas.
    --  cited in Bridgman-Kidwell,

    Rebecca was born in Clark County, Illinois.  One census report in 1910, however, when she is living as a widow with her son James, reports her birth state as Missouri.  The report in 1910 that her parents were born in Kentucky matches earlier information and family records.


  • 1. 1880 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas
    • 18 June, District 135, page 41 (scan p 375A), Hse #278, Fam #384
  • 2. Ancestry Trees
    • Bridgman-Kidwell,
  • 3. 1850 Federal Census, Clark County, Illinois
    • 25 August, Auburn Precinct, District 48, page 190 (379), Hse/Fam #352
  • 4. Houston Green, Genealogy Notes, James Daniel Green family
  • 5. 1910 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas
    • 21 April, Weatherford Ward 2, District 67, page 7A, 402 West Spring St, Hse #147, Fam #149
  • 6. Ancestry Trees
    • Green Family,
  • 7. Greenwood (Weatherford, Texas) Cemetery Registry
    • Name: Name:;;
  • 8. 1900 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas
    • 15 June, Weatherford Ward 4, District 67, page 22B, 404 Eureka St, Hse #443, Fam #449
  • 9. 1910 Federal Census, Cooke County, Texas
    • 30 April, Justice Precinct 5, District 60, page 10A, Hse #126, Fam #130

Page created using GEDmill 1.11.0