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Reuben/Ruben Bridges was born about 1804 NC and died about 1861 probably in TN. His wife, Serepta Lawson, was born about 1815/18 and died in 1880 in Scott Co. TN. They had the following children: Elizabeth (b. c1828);Young (b. c1833); Nancy (b. 1834-1837); Mary L. (b. 1838); Andrew (b.1847) and David L(awson) b. 1848-1849.
In the 1850 Scott Co TN census Reuben Bridges, age 48 b. SC, is listed as a Farmer.His wife Serepta (Lawson), age 34 TN;William Bridges age 74 born in NC; Mary, age 70 born in SC; Elizabeth, 22 TN; Young, 17 TN;Nancy, 16 TN; Mary L., 12 TN; David, 2 TN; and Andrew, 3 TN.In the 1860 Scott Co TN census William is no longer listed, although Mary is listed.By 1870 Mary is no longer listed.
On the request for a marriage license Reuben is listed with the middle initial of 'H'. Serepta married second, Bryant Honeycutt.
#259-260, 24 Feb 1855.Judgement against Rubin Bridges.22 May 1851 Court of Campbell Co. TN $81.43 - 1/2 for Robert Ross.50 acres sold at auction by Joel Chitwood to pay judgement.
1830 Clairborne Co. TN census: a Reuben H. Bridges: 1,1,-,-,1(Male) and 1,-,-,-,1 (Female).A William Bridges was listed in Clairborne Co. TN:-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,1 (Male) and -,-,-,-,1,-,-,-,-,- (Female).
1820 Giles Co. TN (roll 21) a Reuben Bridges is listed while a William Bridges is listed in Maury Co. (roll 25).Note:Giles was formed in 1809 was part of Maury Co. and originally in NC.
On 2 July 1850 a William Bridge(s) and his wife of Scott Co. were allowed $10 for keeping, feeding and clothing so far as necessary William Lawson - pauper of Scott Co.
Information received relating to work done by Harvey Bridges has a Morris Bridges (his line) as a brother to Reuben, with their parents being William and Mary (Harris) Bridges [which would agree with 1850 census info.] and Willim's father as Joseph Jr.