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William L. Bridges
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Birth: Mar. 22, 1841
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 26, 1917
Jasper County
Illinois, USA

W. L. BRIDGES is the sixth son of Absalom and Maria (Laray) Bridges, and was born in Rockingham County, Va., in 1841. At the age of four years he came with his parents to Jasper County, and was here reared to manhood. In 1861 he enlisted in Company K, Twenty-First Illinois Infantry, and was [shortly afterward chosen Orderly Sergeant. He served until September 20, 1863, when he was captured at Chickamauga and taken to Richmond, next sent to Danville and then to Andersonville, where he was confined fourteen months. Absalom Bridges, on first coming to Jasper County, taught school, worked as a carpenter, later practiced law, and for some years filled the positions of Probate Judge and County Judge. He was born in Rockingham County, Va., in 1811, and died in this county in 1860. His brother William, an early settler, helped to lay out Jasper County. W. L. Bridges was married, in 1865, to Miss L. J- Hayes, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Martin) Hayes, natives of Kentucky, and his children are two in number, Anna L. and Charles A.

Exerpt taken from "Counties of Cumberland, Jasper and Richland, Illinois. Historical and Biographical. Illistrated" published by F.A. Battey & CO, Chicago 1884 
Family links: 
  Absolam R Bridges (1811 - 1860)
  Mariah Laray Bridges (1812 - 1846)
  Letitia J Hayes Bridges (1847 - 1899)
  Anna Louise Bridges Hinman (1866 - 1953)*
  Bertha May Bridges (1869 - 1875)*
  Charlie Bridges (1872 - 1890)*
  William Bridges (1878 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: death date if from the obituary
Riverside Cemetery
Jasper County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Sep 16, 2009
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William L. Bridges
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Corp.Co. K, 21 ILL
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 Added: Feb. 27, 2010

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