Bridges, Solomon T
Bridges, Solomon T.
a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Putnam County, Georgia, December 22, 1822. He joined the Church in 1847, removed to Texas in 1852, received license to preach in 1853, and in the following year entered the East Texas Conference. In 1860 he located, and in 1861 joined the Confederate army, and in it served four years, preaching on every opportune occasion. In 1866 he joined the West Texas Conference, labored one year, and then took a supernumerary relation, which he retained to the close of his life, November 13, 1870. Mr. Bridges was fervent in spirit, cultured in intellect, and faithful in labor. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church South, 1870, page 511.