James H. Bridgewater

Missouri, USA
Death 2 Jan 1932 (aged 87)
Burial Brownville, Nemaha County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 57712532 · View Source
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James H. Bridgewater [Christopher C. C., Elias, Samuel of Scott Co., Indiana] was born on 30 March 1844 in Missouri, son of Christopher C. C. Bridgewater and Malinda Harris. His parents were only briefly in Missouri before settling permanently in Schuyler Co., Illinois. James was married on 11 November 1866 in Schuyler County to Charlotte Jane (Wardell) Lowe, the widow of Moses Lowe, and daughter of William Wardell and Cassina Wyson. She was married to Moses on 30 October 1859 in Schuyler County. Moses was a Civil War veteran, having enlisted as a Private in the Union Army at Bainbridge, Illinois, on 11 August 1862. He was attached to Company F, 103rd Illinois Infantry Regiment. Moses died on 23 July 1864 near Atlanta, Georgia from wounds received the previous day, apparently during the Battle of Atlanta, also known as the Battle of Decatur, in a continuation of the Union summer campaign to seize the important rail and supply center of Atlanta. Moses was buried in Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Georgia.

Moses Lowe and Charlotte had the following children:

1. Mary Elizabeth Lowe [18 Sep 1861-22 Oct 1920]
m. () Henry Cephus White [20 Nov 1861-3 Sep 1934]
2. Anna Augusta Lowe [15 May 1863-15 May 1882]
Died of measles in Kansas just before she was to be married.
She was buried in her Wedding dress in Sheley Cemetery in Kansas,
A few miles south of Beaver City, Nebraska.

James was also a veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted and served as a private in Companies D and G of the 28th Illinois Infantry Regiment. In 1890, he applied for and received a pension for his service.

By June of 1880 James Bridgewater, Charlotte, and their children had moved from Illinois to Grand River Township in Cass Co., Missouri. Family tradition places them in Boonville, Cooper Co., Missouri, in 1881, and in Kansas by January 1882, and later settling permanently in Brownville, Nemaha Co., Nebraska.

Charlotte was born in February 1844 in Springfield, Indiana, and died on 27 October 1908; James was later married to the widow Belle V. _____. James died on 2 January 1932 and was buried in Brownville's Walnut Grove Cemetery.

James and Charlotte had the following children:

1. Sarah Melinda Bridgewater [8 Nov 1868-21 Jul 1963]
m. Abram "Abe" L. Stamey [1867-19 Jul 1908]
m. Charles Corns
2. William Thomas Bridgewater [Sep 1869-]
m. Melinda Lester Sapp [Jan 1881-]
3. Monroe D. Bridgewater [Oct 1872-26 Dec 1923]
m. Dora J. [24 Nov 1879-28 Sep 1966]
4. James C. Bridgewater [13 Oct 1873-]
m. Minnie E.
5. Palmer Bridgewater [25 Jul 1875-]
6. Carl Emry Bridgewater [29 May 1877-1945]
m. Anna Caroline Noren [30 Jan 1881-1943]
7. Josephine Margaret Bridgewater [18 Mar 1880-]
8. John Henry Bridgewater [18 Mar 1880-]
m. Alice
9. Charles Elbert (Albert) Bridgewater [16 Jan 1882-27 Jan 1955]
m. Irma R. [7 Dec 1891-3 Aug 1973]

James was later married to the widow Belle Videre Clayton Stanclift.
Contributor: Jann Reichenberg (49338916)

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  • Created by: Tony & Cindy Lloyd
  • Added: 25 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 57712532
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James H. Bridgewater (30 Mar 1844–2 Jan 1932), Find a Grave Memorial no. 57712532, citing Walnut Grove Cemetery, Brownville, Nemaha County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Tony & Cindy Lloyd (contributor 47320243) .