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Bridger Jones (b. 1759, d. 1819)Bridger Jones (son of James Jones and Mary Jones) was born 1759, and died 1819.
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Bridger Jones , son of James Jones and Mary Jones and grandson of Colonel Joseph Bridger, (1628-1686) Councilor of State of Virginia to King Charles II, was born August 11, 1759 in either Isle of Wight or Nasmond County, Virgina .
At about the age of 18, he signed on the Galley "Washington" as a seaman and participated in the capture of the British ship "Hinchenbrook" off the coast of Darien and then shared with the crew in the distribution of the prize money from this event at Sunbury.
When the Revolutionary War came to North Carolina in August 1781, Bridger Jones was already commissioned a Coronet, and he was engaged in service in the Militia following the departure of Lord Cornwall is from that state.
By this we see that Bridger Jones served in both the Navy and the Militia during the War for American Independence.
After the war, he married Rachel Barry and they reared 9 children, 8 of them born in North Carolina;one born after they arrived in Bulloch County, Georgia.The oldest son Barry "Berry" Jones married Rebecca Wise and "Berry" and Rebecca became the parents of Mary Jones.
Mary Jones was married to Adam Jones (no kin ship established, and it is believed that they were not related).From this marriage came the child Susan Elizan (Annie/Eliza) Jones who in turn was;
married to William Henry Dukes(s).((It was at this generation that the spelling of the family name became "DUKES"))
(This information was copied and credit for the more detailed research should be given to Elmer O. Parker.)
Bridger Jones (1759-1819) son of James Jones and Mary Bridge, a Daughter of Robert Bridger who was the grandson of Col. Joseph Bridger (1628-1686). Councilor of state of Virginia to King Charles II or England. Jones served in the American Revolution as Seaman in the Georgia Navy. And later as Cornet, in the militia of North Carolina where his father moved. His wife was Rachel Barry (1762-1830).
Daughter of James Barry and Nancy Noble, daughter of Samuel Nobles of Carteret County,North Carolina. Bridger and Rachel came here in 1806. he was a justice of Bullock County Court, 1808-1813.
Their children were Berry, Mary,and Rachel Bridger Jr., John, Thomas, Briant,Josiah,Bazel Buckner, and Ann. After his father's death deeded to his church six acres in including the graveyard were his family members are buried.
Children of Bridger Jones are:
- +Barry (Berry) Jones, d. date unknown.