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Matthew J. Bridges (#46638984)
 member for 12 years, 4 months, 13 days
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Born in Niles, Michigan I got interested in genealogy when I was in the Boy Scouts, a cemetery cleanup was my Eagle Scout project. I moved to Louisiana in 1995. I work offshore in the oilfields as an AUV data processor surveying/mapping the ocean floor, and currently live in Slidell, Louisiana with my wife, Rhonda, and three children, Eleanor, Grant and Adeline.
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adeana patterson
Find A Grave Memorial# 9910391
I saw your wonderful photo on this memorial and was hoping you could help confirm a line for me.

I am helping my niece with her school project so I am the adult doing the messages/

I am guessing from her notes she has Gustave Freyer wife Clara Lubs(who I don't see in this cemetery)..

Gustave Freyers parent Ludwig Eduard H Fryer but I am guessing with it being German and the switching around of names and such its Edaward brother to the Find A Grave Memorial# 9910391????
he married a Ottilie Boersler.

Can you confirm that the above maybe correct and by any chance do you have photos of any of these people????

Her line does down from Gustove and Clara to daughter Lois and then her daughter Barbara if she did this

Thank you so much for your help.I am not related to this line so I am at a loss here.
Added by adeana patterson on Mar 02, 2017 11:43 PM
Julie Bushong
The Weaver Clan
Hi Matt,
Well, after a long break - it's time to get back at it.
I've added new info to the Weaver line - but still cannot find anything on Leonard and his father before him.
Just wanted to see if you've had any luck on new information for the Weaver Clan.

Also, dad asked how you are related to the Weaver's of Niles. Told him I'm not sure, so can you shed some light on that?

Thanks always for any help,
Added by Julie Bushong on Aug 15, 2016 5:17 PM
Pamela Johnson
Edward G Comeaux - 36595326
Can you add the spouse? It won't give me an option.

Raven A Comeaux Memorial #36596422

Pamela Johnson
Added by Pamela Johnson on Sep 21, 2015 2:00 PM
Greg Furniss
RE: Martin Mason Bridges
Hi! Glad to help. Check out also, same cemetery, Sophia Bridges (Mother of Martin?) and Sibel Mason (Maternal Grandmother of Martin??) on the same monument.
Added by Greg Furniss on Jun 21, 2015 6:48 PM
Greg de Valcourt
Joseph Augustin Smith (37991417)
Hello Matthew,

Thanks for adding the information on Joseph Augustin Smith and for taking care of the Smith children.
Added by Greg de Valcourt on Jun 20, 2015 9:10 AM
Leanne Stafford
Searching for descendents of Sarah and Edmund Bridges
I am a direct descendent of Sarah and Edmund Bridges. I live in Queensland, Australia and will be travelling to Massachusetts during September/October 2015 to visit sites where my ancestors lived and died. My husband and I would really enjoy meeting any other descendents of Sarah and Edmund. I have traced my line as follows
Sarah and Edmund Bridges
Their daughter Hannah married Samuel Barton
Their son Edmund married Anna Flint
Their son Stephen married Dorothy Moore
Their son Luke married Martha Ballard
Their son George married Elizabeth Fordham
Their son Aitchison married Mary Wilson
Their daughter Agnes married Herbert Black
Their son William married Elizabeth Siegle
I am one of their daughters
I can be contacted by email at
Added by Leanne Stafford on Apr 02, 2015 8:23 PM
Mrs. Bee
Thank you
You were very kind indeed to sponsor the Edmund Bridges memorial. Thanks!
Added by Mrs. Bee on Jan 26, 2015 8:29 AM
Jo Ann Moltke
Louise Carriere Garcia
Thank you so much for finding the headstone of
J M Garcia and his wife Louise Carriere Garcia.
It was a welcome surprise when I opened my email this morning. Thank you again. I really really
appreciate it!
Added by Jo Ann Moltke on Jan 24, 2015 11:52 AM
John Glassford
North Andover, MA - BRIDGES
Hi Matthew,

Thanks for bringing the mix-up for for folks below to my attention. I did not have time so I asked my friend Eileen Dodge to double check your info. She agrees and I've gone ahead and revied these memorials. Please let me know if you'd like further changes. I have credited both you and Eileen in the notes.

James Bridges # 63319337
Mary Mitchell Bridges # 63319603
James Bridges, Jr # 54255436
Mary Montgomery Bridges # 54255503

In these 2 cemeteries involved here I do annual graveyard tours for the historical society.

Thanks again!,
John Glassford
Andover, MA
Added by John Glassford on Dec 30, 2014 4:40 PM
Mike and Jane Deal
Archibald White
Yes, please transfer him to me...He's my great uncle. I will send an edit to you for him. Thanks!
Added by Mike and Jane Deal on Nov 14, 2014 3:38 PM
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