About 1802, a (name unknown) daughter was born to Franklin Bridgman and his second wife, Rhoda May, in Wythe County, Virginia. We have been unable to find her name in any records.
She is one of five females under the age of 10 years on the 1810 Wythe County census.
We believe this (name unknown) daughter married Elisha Thomas about 1820. Elisha Thomas was born about 1792, in Wythe County, Virginia.
On March 13, 1827, Elisha Thomas purchased 129 acres of land from Martha David in Campbell County, Tennessee.
The following was filed in Campbell County, Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (pgs. 76-77):
Know all men by these presents that we John Bridgman & Mary Fortner legal heirs of Martha David, Deceased having jointly agreed to sell to the highest bidder one certain tract or parcel of land whereon Richard D. Wheeler now lives containing 129 acres also two entrys made in the name of Elisha Thomas one for 50 and one for 31 acres on which there is not grants come out do hereby covenant, promise and agree jointly as aforesaid to release, rellinquish and forever Quit Claim the three above parcels of land to the said Elisha Thomas, he also being one of the above heirs, and to his heirs and assigns forever for the sum of $486.00 to us paid etc. by his several promissory notes, each bearing equal date, with these presents. Given under our hands etc. this 4th day of Sept. 1827.
Sampson David J. Bridgman (Seal)
Moses Simpson John McCracken (Seal)
James Chandler (Seal)
Benjamin H. Wheeler (Seal)
Wm. Bridgman (Seal)
Mary Fortner (Seal)
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
Campbell County ) 16th Sept. 1827
Execution of the within Deed of
Relinquishment etc this day proven in open Court.
Test: Jo Hart Clk.
We believe this (name unknown) daughter died about 1836, in Tennessee.
Elisha remarried about 1840, and had children from that marriage. We do not know if Elisha and (name unknown) had any children together.