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Webster County, Kentucky
Family Photo Album

William H. H. Bridwell and his wife,
Sarah Elizabeth "Bet" Thornberry

Bill Bridwell and Bet Thornberry were married in Webster County KY 21 Oct 1860, in one of the first marriages after the formation of the new county. They had eleven children, all born in Webster County between 1862 and 1883.

William came to Webster County from Bullitt County KY with his recently widowed and remarried mother, Patsy Briscoe Bridwell Jewell, earlier in 1860. His father, Fielding Bridwell, had been a native of Virginia, who came to Nelson County KY in 1806 with his father, Presley Bridwell, and his grandfather, Simon Bridwell. William Bridwell made his living as a huckster, buying and selling goods throughout the county. See photo of wagon.

Bet was the daughter of Russell K. Thornberry and Emeline Poole. Her maternal grandparents were John Poole and Jane Huston.

To learn more about the Bridwell family, click here. Click here to see an older Sarah Thornberry Bridwell.

William H.H. Bridwell is buried at Shady Grove Cemetery in Poole.
William and Sarah Bridwell are the great-great grandparents of Carole Palmer.


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