Thomas Bridgeman –(1786-1850)–New York City, New York–
Bridgeman was born in Abingdon, England, and came to America in 1820. He had married Catheine Hannah Eastmond on May 23, 1807 at St. Helena's Church in Abingdon, England. Theree of his children, Thomas, Deborah, & Amelia were born in England. Joseph was born in New York City. He opened a seed store in 1824.
In 1829, he published The Young Gardener’s Assistant that was later reprinted many times and copyrighted in 1847. The seed store was later run by his son Alfred Bridgeman, one of his 6 children.
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