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Josiah Bridger and Margaret See Mace Bridger




Josiah Bridger is the son of James Bridger and Sarah Sally Gay Bridger of Greenbrier and Edray in Pocahontas County (who later moved to Iowa). Sarah Sally Gay is the daughter of Robert Gay and Hannah Moore Gay, whose farm was located next to the Bridger's.

It is thought that Josiah was named after Josiah Brown, who raised his father James Bridger after his father had "been killed by Indians".

Margaret See Mace Bridger is the daughter of William Mace and Dorcas Stalnaker Mace.

Josiah Bridger and Margaret See Mace Bridger migrated from West Virginia to Iowa, then on to Oregon in 1870, and eventually settling in Southwest Idaho.

All are referenced in the book by William T. Price, Historical Sketches Of Pocahontas County WV, (Marlinton, W. Va., Price Brothers, Publishers, 1901).

These wonderful photo's (taken in the late 1800's) and information were generously contributed by Joseph Swallow, a great-great-great-grandson.


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Originally posted on July 29, 2005

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