Scott L. Bridges is a farmer and stock-raiser of Nineveh Township, born March 5, 1854, a son of George T. and Lydia A. (Pefly) Bridges, whose biographies appear elsewhere in this work. Our subject was reared on his father’s farm in Franklin Township, and received a common school education. His vocation has always been farming. September 23, 1876, he was united in marriage with Mary E. Kennedy, a daughter of John and Martha (McQuinn) Kennedy; the father a native of this state, of English descent. His parents went from Virginia to Tennessee, and from there to Indiana about the beginning of the eighteenth century; the mother was a native of Kentucky, of English descent. This union was blessed with the following children: William T., Evert L., George R. and Ida May. The mother of these children was born December 22, 1856. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge, No. 181, at Trafalgar, Ind. He and wife are members of the Christian Church. In politics, he is a democrat, casting his first presidential ballot for Tilden and Hendricks. He now owns a beautiful farm of 160 acres near Trafalgar. He and William A. Bridges own a feed mill which they now have in operation at the latter’s place.

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Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 745.