Elizabeth Bridgen Bleecker
Elizabeth Bridgen probably was born during the 1770s. She is said to have been the daughter of Thomas and Catherine Taylor Bridgen of New Jersey. However, we remain uncertain of this Albany wife's background.
In November 1799, the New York Museum reported that "Eliza Bridgen of New York City" had married John Bleecker of Albany at "Belleport." Thus, she had become the wife of Albany native John R. Bleecker, Jr. Their children were christened in Albany in 1800 and 1804.
Elizabeth Bridgen Bleecker or "John R. Bleecker's wife" died in March 1805 and was buried from the Dutch church. Her husband remarried in 1808 and lived until 1849.
Sources: The life of Elizabeth Bridgen Bleecker has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 7/10/09