He was a member of Capt. John Alley's company, which rushed to aid Col. John H. Moore of Fayette County during the Texas Revolution. He married Eliza Lyons Tribble and moved to Fayette County. They owned land in four counties and were the parents of six children. A farmer, rancher and hat maker by trade, Bridges served as a Fayette County justice of the peace and postmaster of Lyons in 1843. On September 17, 1871, the Columbus Citizen reported the burial of a "William Bridge", who had come to Texas around 1825. Whether this is William Bridges is extremely likely.
NoteUnmarked. Most historians believe that Bridges was buried in the Lyons Family Cemetery, which is shown below in it's entirety. It is now completely enveloped by Schulenburg's City Cemetery.
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Lyons family plot
Schulenburg City Cemetery