Bridgman, William a Presbyterian minister, was settled at Trenton, Illinois, in 1866, and at Richview in 1867, as a member of Kaskaskia Presbytery; at Streator, from 1873 to 1875, as a member of Ottawa Presbytery. He died at Streator, May 27, 1875, aged seventy-three years. See Norton, Hist. of the Presb. Church in Illinois.