Apparently Samuel didn't live long or they divorced. I did find a Samuel in another county in Illinois.These early census don't give enough info to tell if it is the same one but I don't believe it is. If Eliza was born in 1842 they had to have been married earlier than 1847 unless she was from a former marriage. I did find that Samuel was born in Va. And apparently they lived in Indiana for a time but I didn't find them there.
BRIDWELLJENSEY37FWINILCRAWFORDHARDINVILLE P O1860 Bridwell, Jancey, b In Eliza,18, b In Enoch, 13, b Il Martha, 10, b Il John, 7, b Il Lorenzo, 5, b Il Oliver,2, b Il
BRIDWELLJENSEY47FWINILCRAWFORDMARTIN TWP1870 Bridwell, Jensey, b In, keeping house Martha,19 John, 17, works on farm Oliver, 12
BRIDWELLJENEY58WINILCRAWFORDSOUTHWEST1880 Bridwell, Oliver,22, farmer,b Il Jeney, mother,b In
I found this Samuel but he would be too young. Samuel Bridwell found in:
US - Census Index (1860) Age:20Gender:M State:Illinois County:CrawfordTown:Township 7 Range 11 Birth Location:INRoll:171
Crawford, IL 1850 Federal Census - Surname Index 194b3BredwellEliza8FIndianapg0187a.txt 194b4BredwellEnoch3MIllinoispg0187a.txt 194b2BredwellJames B.13MIndianapg0187a.txt 194a42BredwellJune27FIndianapg0187a.txt 194b5BredwellMartha1/4FIllinoispg0187a.txt 194a41BredwellSamuel47MVirginiapg0187a.txt 194b1BredwellSarah15FIndianapg0187a.txt