Wayne, I have seen pre-Rev war dates for Bridget's death from 1754+ in old records of Maine.
I believe that they came with Cape Cod families who had land grants for service in the Louisville (Louisburg?) military campaign, at least some of those like my ancestor Beriah Smith did. He also was married to an Alice Small Wormwood, widow of William Wormwood. He father Francis Small bought the land that became the Ossipee tract and she was one of the Small descendant litigants in the long-running land struggles near Limington. I have some of the original sources, including History of Limington by Taylor, which talks about it.
I would love to get some more information about William Wormwood because his daughter Mary may have married a John Freese from Amesbury, MA, which formed part of another line of mine, married into the Moultons of NH and the Cottons of MA.
Hello....I am a descendant of Simeon Strout of Limington, and have been looking for more info about Bridget for many years. Our family tradition before I connected with others, was that her name was Ann Cooley.
I did connect with Capt Tom years ago, and have heard that all his work is in the Maine State Library, not in Portland's Maine Historical Society. Is this is Orono? Augusta? In any case, many of the Portland records were burned during the 30's in a big fire and so much of the old info is gone. There is a good collection of old sources at the Dyer Library in York, and the Maine Historical Society in Portland has lots of good old family histories, maps, and records. There is another good genealogical library in Fryeburg, Maine.
I have been doing a lot of work looking for Bridget's family on Cape Cod. I do not know the source of this birth date of Aug. 2, 1682. Does anyone? The marriage record with George Strout, Sr., is found in the Truro records, along with the record of the birth of her daughter Ann Coley, daughter of Gervis Coley (according to Bowman's transcription....would LOVE to see a microfiche of the original documents....misread??? No other record of a Gervis Coley anywhere). There is no record of Ann Coley's marriage, death, etc. I have been checking Eastham records, from whom Truro emerged later, as Truro's formation happened at about the time of Gervis's death....for which there is no record. Was he a seaman?? Bridget's maiden name is not given in the Truro VR....almost as though the writer thought that would be obvious? Was Bridget a nickname?? Was Hannah or Ann her given name? This is critical research as many of the Eastham families were Mayflower descendants, as it was formed by Plymouth residents who colonized the cape.
Bridget named her sons interesting names....I can account for sources for George and Eleazer, but not for Elisha, John, and Isaac. Sooooo, was Elisha her father's name?? I have been combing the vital records of Eastham and New Orleans for women with approximate birthdates and for whom no more is known (ie, moved to Maine). Many of the other Strouts came in 1736, but George and Bridget supposedly came to Maine in 1737. Their son Elisha (my direct ancestor) married Elcy Smith, daughter of Beriah Smith, who supposedly came to Maine to take up a grant of land for service in the ill-fated Louisville campaign, and also as part of the Ossipee/Small land disputes.