Sherman T Bridges

#66, (27 January 1866 - 2 September 1931)
RelationshipFather of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Silas B Bridges1 (c 1818 - 1869)
Mother*Harriet E Hesson1 (1838 - 1915)
Bridges Family as noted: (back) Esther, Edna, Fern, Nelle; (front) Grandmother Priscilla, Walter Lee, Grandfather Sherman. About 1913, Indiana. By age, (back) would be Fern Edna Nelle Esther (or Esther Nelle). Daniel F and Mary C Fiorini Collection


Priscilla Addie Tremper b. 1873, d. 1918
Children 1.Nelle Belle Bridges+ (1895 - 1939)
 2.Esther A Bridges16 (1897 - 1968)
 3.Fern Maggie Bridges (1899 - 1976)
 4.Edna May Bridges+ (1903 - 1982)
 5.Walter Lee Bridges+ (1911 - 1982)
Birth*27 January 1866He was born on 27 January 1866 at Spencer Co., IndianaG.1 
17 June 1870He appeared on the census of 17 June 1870 in the household of Harriet E Hesson at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG, age 4; (son Silas and dau. Hester in John Brand (bro.-in-law) hh, p. 21, fam. 149; stepson Wyatt William in Henry and Hannah (stepdau.) household, fam. 148; nei. Wm Hesson (28) and Lydia (23), fam. 85.)2
9 June 1880He appeared on the census of 9 June 1880 in the household of Harriet E Hesson at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG, age 14.3 
Marriage*19 September 1894He married Priscilla Addie Tremper, daughter of David Rusk Tremper and Rachel E. Williams, on 19 September 1894 at Warrick Co., IndianaG; Skelton Tshp., Warrick Co. is adjacent to Jackson Tshp., Spencer Co.4,5 
1 June 1900He and Priscilla Addie Tremper appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 at Walnut Street, Rockport, Ohio Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG.6
1905He and Priscilla Addie Tremper removed to Mount Vernon, Posey Co., IndianaG, in 1905. 
1910He was Strawboard factory in 1910.7 
25 April 1910He and Priscilla Addie Tremper appeared on the census of 25 April 1910 at 110 S. Barter Street, Mount Vernon, Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG.8
September 1917He and Priscilla Addie Tremper lived in September 1917 at Yorktown, Delaware Co., IndianaG.9 
circa 1918He removed circa 1918 Carthage IN. 
13 January 1920He appeared on the census of 13 January 1920 at 8 First Street, Carthage, Ripley Twp., Rush Co., IndianaG.10
1925He and Walter Lee Bridges lived at 801½ Monroe, Quincy, Adams Co., IllinoisG. Sherman worked at a straw board plant in 1925.11 
1926He lived at 536 College Avenue, Quincy, Illinois, in 1926. Sherman worked at the North Star Paper factory (today the company is PCA.)12 
8 April 1930He appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 in the household of Nelle Belle Bridges and William David Lewis at 521 Washington Street, Quincy, Adams Co., IllinoisG, as father-in-law, age 69.13
Death*2 September 1931He died on 2 September 1931 at Quincy, Adams Co., IllinoisG, at age 65.1,14 
Burial*3 September 1931He was buried on 3 September 1931 at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Rockport, Spencer Co., IndianaG.1,15 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges


  1. [S196] Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths 1916-1947, online Sherman T. Bridges, b. 27 Jan 1866, Spencer Co , IN, son of Silas B. Bridges (b. OH) and Harriet E. Hesson (b. IN); res. Quincy, Adams Co. IL, papermaker, wid., wife Priscilla A Bridges; d. 2 Sep 1931, Quincy, Adams Co. IL, age 64; bur. 3 Sep 1931, Sunset Hill Cemetery, Rockport, Spencer Co. IN. FHL Film Number: 1653948.
  2. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Harriet (32), b. IN.
  3. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Harriet Brown (43), widow, b. IN, father b. KY, mother b. LA; Silas (23), Ester (21), Edna (18), George (16), Sherman (14).
  4. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019 (index and images), online, Warrick Co., 1891-1895, sh. 29, imgs. 96-98/137. Sherman Bridges, farmer, age 29, b. and res. Spencer Co. IN, son of Silas Bridges and ____ Hesson; and Addie Trumper, age 22, b. and res. Warrick Co., dau. of David Trumper and ___ Williams; both 1st marr., 19 Sep 1894, Warrick Co., by Jno. W. Hunt, JP.
  5. [S198] Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [database], Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research and Works Progress Administration, compilers, online, Warrick Co. IN, Index to Supplemental Record Marriage Transcript 1, W. P. A. Original record located County Clerk's Office, Book H-25, p. 29.
  6. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Sherman (34), b. IN Jan 1866, parents b. IN, day laborer; Addis (27), b. IN Feb 1873, parents b. IN, 3 children, all living; marr. 6 yrs.
  7. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. 1910 census, Mt. Vernon.
  8. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Sherman (42), b. and parents b. IN, laborer in strawboard factory; Addie (36), b. and mother b. IN, father b. US, 4 children, all living; marr. 16 yrs.
  9. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019, online, Delaware Co., 1917, Vol. 25, image 314/538; County clerk offices. Nellie Belle Bridges, no occupation, res. Yorktown; father S.T. Bridges, farmer, b. Spencer Co., IN, res. Yorktown; mother Addie Tremper, housewife, b. Warrick Co., IN, res. Yorktown, IN.
  10. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Sherman (43), widower, laborer in boxboard mill.
  11. [S249] W.H. Hoffman's City Directory (n.p.: Hoffman City Directories, annual), 1925 edition, p. 143. Sherman Bridges, Straw Bd, res. 801½ Monroe; Lee Bridges, res. 801½ Monroe.
  12. [S249] W.H. Hoffman's City Directory (annual), Quincy IL 1926-1927, p. 143. Sherman, works N Star Paper, and Walter L, student, res. 536 College Av (same res. as Eugene and Edna Bowers.
  13. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. William D (39), papermaker at paper mill; Nell B (35).
  14. [S1108] Illinois State Archives, Illinois Statewide Death Index Pre 1916, 1916-1950, online, Sheman T. Bridges, d. Quincy, Adams Co., 2 Sep 1931. Cert. no. 201443, filed 3 Sep 1931.
  15. [S1628], online, shared standing stone memorial. Bridges / Addie 9 Feb 1873 - 18 Nov 1918 / Sherman 27 Jan 1866 - 2 Sep 1931. Memorials 90760768 and 90760833, created by and photo added by MissMarple51.
  16. [S251] Summit County Ohio Marriage Records, 1840-1980, index and images, online, Vol. 54, p. 686. Adino Hinkley, age 32. b. 12 Feb 1896, father Walter, mother Jennie French, res. 7042 Main St., Akron OH, rubber worker; and Esther Bridges, age 31, b. Stewartsville IN 18 Feb 1897, father Sherman, mother Priscilla Tremper, res. 1782 Malasia Rd., Akron OH, bookkeeper; both 1st marr.; cert. no. 59302, marr. 10 Nov 1928 by Rev. Robert Davison, Akron OH.