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Bridgers O'Neal (1776 - 1844)

Bridgers (Bridges) O'Neal
Born in Johnston, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married 29 Aug 1798 in Johnston County, North Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 68 in Shiloh, Marengo, Alabama, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Dec 2009
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Bridgers was born about 1776. He was the son of William O'Neal. He passed away in 1844. [1]

Bridgers O'Neal married Polly Hinton 7 August 1798 in Johnston County, North Carolina. The Bondsman was William Farmer. [2]

Bridgers appeared on the following census records: 1810 in Johnston County, North Carolina. [3] 1830 and 1840 in Marengo County, Alabama. [4] [5]

Bridgers died in 1844. [6]

Research Notes

It is doubtful that Elizabeth Perry is Bridgers' mother and the wife of William O'Neal. Many on internet trees have her listed with this family but there are problems with that assumption. Needs more research.


  1. Marengo Co AL Miscellaneous Record 1840: 381 Division of slaves from estate of Bridges O'Neal deceased. Listing of heirs.
  2. "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979," database, FamilySearch ( : 29 December 2014), Bridgess O'Neil and Polly Hinton, 29 Aug 1798; citing , Johnston, North Carolina, reference ; FHL microfilm 546,459.
  3. "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 December 2020), Bridgers Oneal, Johnston, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 237, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 40; FHL microfilm 337,913.
  4. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 November 2020), Bidges Oneal, Marengo, Alabama, United States; citing 356, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 2; FHL microfilm 2,329.
  5. "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 May 2020), Bridges Oneal, Marengo, Alabama, United States; citing p. 57, NARA microfilm publication , (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll ; FHL microfilm .
  6. Find a Grave, database and images Find A Grave: Memorial #146921802 memorial page for Bridgers “Bridges” O'Neal (1776–22 Oct 1844) citing Pearson Cemetery, Marengo County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Kat (contributor 47460377) .

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O'Neal-528 and O'Neal-5 appear to represent the same person because: These represent the same person and need to be merged.

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