Clipped From The Decatur Herald
Sunday, Sept. 21, 1913. 7 CHILDREN OF ORIGINAL BRIDGMAN FAMILY Back row. left to right, with ages Mrs. Laura White, 62, Woodson; John Bridgman, 6'6, Jacksonville; Mrs. Charles Patterson, 68, Jacksonville. Front row Mrs. Cornelia Guthridge, 70. Farmer City; Henry Bridgman, 75, Decatur; Mrs. Amanda Williamson, 77, Jacksonville; Will Bridgman, 81, Jlaroa. .' . Sons and daughters of Martin Bridgman, who moved to Illinois from Tennessee in 1S52. Seven of the children, shown in the picture, of the original eisht. are living, ranging in years from 63 to SI. They were all present at the reunion in honor of the seventy-fifth birthday of Henry Bridgman. which was held in Fairview park September 11. The family is remarkable for the fact -of its not having been widely separated. Every one of the seven children live in Central Illinois, or near it. Henry Bridgman of Decatur has two great-grandchildren, daughters- ,of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sloan of Moweaqua. All of the original family are hale and hearty, and the oldest man in the group does not look a day older than the youngest.