Noted events in his life were:
1. Census in 1860 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 4 The 1860 census recorded Samuel Bridge, clerk, 55, living with wife Ann, 54; Samuel Jr., clerk, 24; Edmond, plumber, 20, and John, 7. Everyone was born in England except John in Pennsylvania.
2. Census in 1870 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 1 The 1870 census recorded in the 1st Ward in Allegheny City: Samuel Bridge, clerk in dry goods, 64, living with wife Ann, 64, and son John, 17, born in Pennsylvania. His parents were born in England.
3. Census in 1880 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 5 The 1880 census recorded Samuel Bridge, retired grocer, 74, living with wife Ann, 74. They and their parents were born in England. Living with them is their son, John Henry Bridge, occupation pummer, 25, born in Pennsylvania. Ann is listed as suffering from chronic rheumatism.
4. Newspaper: Pittsburgh Daily Post: "Allegheny lost one of its oldest inhabitants last Friday afternoon by the death of Samuel Bridge. He had resided in that city for fifty years. He was seventy-nine years old.", 26 Jan 1885, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 3
1 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZL9-TLX Samuel Bridge, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 97, family 761.
2 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 12638. John Bridge. Father Samuel Bridge. Mother Anna ___. Parents born in England.
3 <i>Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 26 Jan 1885, page 4. Death of Samuel Bridge.
4 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Year: 1860; Census Place: Allegheny Ward 1, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1067; Page: 581; Image: 48; Family History Library Film: 805067.
5 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW6H-ZKX Samuel Bridge, Allegheny, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district 1, sheet 1A.