|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1828|
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 1909|
~ELIZA JANE BROWN BRIDGES BAKER~
The daughter of Moses M. Brown & Epsy Ann (Mims) Brown.
The family originated in Virginia, migrated to South Carolina, and then to Monroe Co, Ga. Moses and and family members moved to Meriweather Co, Ga.
Eliza Jane married Peter Bridges, a Methodist Minister, who rode the circuit in the Georgia-Alabama Circuit. He and eliza Jane began their family in Schley County, Ga. Here their children were born.
1. Henry, 2. Mary, 3. William Jefferson, 4. Epsy, 5. John F., 6. Martha & 7. Mattie.
When the civil War began, Peter joined the 32nd Alabama Infantry, Co. C, CSA, as a chaplain.
On 5 Feb, 1863, he wrote a letter home to his wife and children in what may have been his last communication to his family. He closes with a prayer that 'May the good Lord bless us all and eventually save us an unbroken family in heaven where there will be no more wars and parting of families'.
He was taken prisoner and died in a Mississippi Prison Camp, Rock Island, dying on 10 October, 1864. (a year later)
In 1879 Eliza Jane Bridges Green (she had remarried and was a widow again), with her brother Henry Brown and his children, would leave Schley County, Ga. and move to Houston County, Texas. Accompanying Eliza Jane were her children; William Jefferson, his wife Ellen Stuart and their children--Sophia Jane and Peter; John F., Martha , and "baby" Mattie (also referred to as Aunt Matt)
The other children stayed in Schley County, as they were grown with children of their own.
Two of her grandchildren Henry Bridges, Jr. and Epsy's son would come to Houston County in the 1880's.
They settled in Houston County in the Percilla-Mound City-Guiceland area.
Here Eliza Jane would marry again to a man named Brown, also a confederate veteran, whom she would also outlive.
Her last husband was Jackson Baker, who is buried in the Parker Cemetery as well.
Information from Eliza's Great-Great-Grandson, Lamar Bridges given to Nancy Bundrick
Note: Eliza and Jackson died on the same day.
Moses M. Brown (1805 - 1870)
Epsie Ann Mims Brown (1811 - 1879)
Peter Bridges (____ - 1864)
Marion Jackson Baker (1825 - 1909)
Maintained by: Yates
Originally Created by: Petty & Pickens
Record added: Apr 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51178481