Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Bridgwaters in:
 • Mount Pleasant Cemetery
 • Bentley
 • Hancock County
 • Illinois
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Lucy McClure-Lyon Bridgwater
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Nov. 15, 1807
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 20, 1890
Hancock County
Illinois, USA

Obituary published in The Carthage Republican, August 27, 1890
AUG. 25 -- Lucy Bridgewater was born in Albemarle county, Va., the 15th of November 1807; came to Kentucky in 1817. In 1835 she with her first husband, David Lyon, moved to Hancock county, Ill., and located in St. Mary's township on a farm now owned by T. B. Brumback. Here those hardy pioneers with willing hands and generous hearts helped develop the country and to adorn it with a higher and better civilization. There too were ties of friendship formed which only death ould break. The husband died in 1844, survived by the wife and five children. But two of the children are now living, Mrs. J. V. Banks, of Hire township, McDonough county, and T. G. Lyon, of this place. In 1851 the mother was united in marriage to Wm. Bridgewater, and moved with him to Harmony township on a farm now owned by John Fleming, thence to Denver about twenty years ago. Ten years later the second husband died at the age of 85 years. And last Wednesday night at the hour of twelve, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and friends, aunt Lucy reached the last station on life's long road at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 5 days. Of the original family there is but one left -- a brother -- Jas. McClure, of Augusta. She was a blessed mother. Her children learned the lesson of her life and grew to be noble men and women. She was a member of the Christian church more than sixty years; did her work well and was fruitful to every trust. Many whose suffering and wants were made lighter by her charities will pay the tribute to her memory in anguish and tears. After an appropriate and beautiful sermon by Elder Cramer the good mother in Israel was laid to rest at the Mt. Pleasant cemetery. 
Family links: 
  David Lyon (1805 - 1844)
  William Bridgwater (1795 - 1880)
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Vern Paul
Record added: Jun 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38289889
Lucy <i>McClure-Lyon</i> Bridgwater
Added by: Vern Paul
Lucy <i>McClure-Lyon</i> Bridgwater
Added by: Amy Briggs
Lucy <i>McClure-Lyon</i> Bridgwater
Added by: Teresa S
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- YankeeGraver
 Added: Jan. 3, 2015
Rest in peace
- Laura
 Added: Jul. 10, 2010

- Carolyn
 Added: May. 23, 2010

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service