Andrew Watson Bridges

Andrew Watson Bridges

Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Death 12 Feb 1875 (aged 86)
Franklin County, Missouri, USA
Burial Franklin County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 74386442 · View Source
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"Dear Ancestor"

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author: Unknown

Family Members


Tombstone only says A.W. Bridges



  • Maintained by: Beverly Mahanay~Short
  • Originally Created by: Dennis Hellebusch
  • Added: 3 Aug 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 74386442
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Watson Bridges (30 Jan 1789–12 Feb 1875), Find a Grave Memorial no. 74386442, citing Bridges Family Cemetery, Franklin County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Beverly Mahanay~Short (contributor 47149599) .