GEORGE THOMAS BRIDGES is a native of Johnson County, born February 11, 1831, son of George and Matilda (Forsythe) Bridges; the former born in Kentucky, about 1800, and died in Hensley Township in 1872; the latter born June 3, 1806, and died March 9, 1848. They came to this county in 1829. The subject of this sketch was reared on the farm, and received a good education. In 1852, he settled where he now resides. He owns 200 acres of fine land in the southwest corner of Franklin Township. Mr. Bridges was married December 18, 1851, to Miss Lydia A., daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Shank) Pefly, natives of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Bridges was born in Preble County, Ohio, June 26, 1831. To this union are these five children: Scott E., born 1854; Matilda J., born 1856; James R., born 1858; Florence, born 1863, and Robert H., born 1865. Politically, he is a democrat, and a highly esteemed citizen. Mr. and Mrs. Bridges have been members of the Christian Church thirty-eight years.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.