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Anna Bridge (Danforth)

Also Known As: "bridges/"
Birthplace: Framlingham, Plumesgate, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Nicholas Danforth and Elizabeth Danforth
Wife of Matthew Bridge
Mother of John Bridge; Hannah Livermore; Martha Bridge; Matthew Bridge; Samuel Bridge and 2 others
Sister of Elizabeth Belcher; Mary Parrish; Judge Thomas Danforth; Lydia Beaumont; Rev. Samuel Danforth and 1 other
Half sister of Lydia Danforth and Lydia Beaumont

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About Anna Bridge

Birth: Sep. 9, 1622 Framlingham Suffolk, England Death: Dec. 9, 1704 Cambridge Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA

Anna was the daughter Nicholas and Elizabeth (Symmes) Danforth.

Family links:

 Nicholas Danforth (1589 - 1638)
 Elizabeth Barber Danforth (____ - 1629)

 Mathew Bridge (1620 - 1700)

 Matthew Bridge (1650 - 1738)*
 Samuel Bridge (1652 - 1672)*
 Thomas Bridge (1655 - 1673)*
 Elizabeth Bridge Garfield Harrington (1659 - ____)*

 Mary Danforth Parish (1619 - 1674)*
 Elizabeth Danforth Belcher (1619 - 1680)*
 Anna Danforth Bridge (1622 - 1704)
 Thomas Danforth (1623 - 1699)*
 Lydia Danforth Beamon (1625 - 1686)*
 Samuel Danforth (1626 - 1674)*
 Jonathan Danforth (1628 - 1712)*
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Burial: Old Burying Ground Cambridge Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA

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Created by: Charles Waid Record added: Jan 08, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 46452516


In 1635, Nicholas Danforth bought landed property in Cam- bridge from at least five different landowners. He resided on what is now called Bow Street, near Mount Auburn Street. He became a Representative to the General Court in 1635; he assisted in laying out the boundaries of Roxbury, Dedham and Dorchester, and when Harvard College was inaugurated at Cambridge, Mr. Danforth was elected, Nov. 20, 1637, as one of the Inaugura- tion Committee. He died in 1638. His wife had preceded him in death in 1628. He had at least four sons and daughters, for we know that Andrew Belcher married Elizabeth Danforth on Oct. 1, 1639, and that Anne Danforth married Matthew Bridge, Jan. 19, 1643. Anne Danforth was born in England, about 1622, as was her husband; she was baptized in Framlingham, England, Sept. 3, SECOND GENERATION 5 1622; died in Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 9, 1704, aged 82 years. For the last thirty years of her life, she resided with her husband in Lexington, Mass., where he became a leading citizen. Her children and grandchildren became eminent in their several spheres and also in their marriages. Nicholas Danforth, son of Thomas, and grandson of Thomas, father of a distinguished line, and himself an honored man, came from Framlingham, England, County of Suffolk, in 1634. His wife, Elizabeth Symmes, died at her English home on Feb. 22, 1629. She was the daughter of Rev. William Symmes, whose father William, with his wife, suffered during Queen Mary's reign. Her brother. Rev. Zechariah Symmes, came over in 1634, and was settled in Charlestown. For these facts concerning Mrs. Danforth and her parents, the editor is indebted to the "Genealogy of the Danforth Family," published in 1902, which gives a complete history of that dis- tinguished family.

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Anna Bridge's Timeline

September 3, 1622
Framlingham, Plumesgate, Suffolk, England
September 3, 1622
September 3, 1622
St. Michaels, Framlingham Suffolk England
June 15, 1645
Age 22
Cambridge, Middlesex, MA
March 29, 1646
Age 23
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
January 19, 1648
Age 25
Cambridge, Middlesex, MA
May 5, 1650
Age 27
Cambridge, Middlesex, MA
February 17, 1652
Age 29
Cambridge, Middlesex, MA
June 1, 1656
Age 33
Cambridge, Middlesex, MA