A Brief History
My Aldridge family line goes back to Francis Aldridge and Henrietta Ritter Prince of North Carolina, supposedly the parents of Francis Aldridge born 1764 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. I have not researched Francis and Henrietta, so this is unverified. Henrietta’s parents are said to be Edward and Hannah Prince.
Francis and Henrietta had six children: Elijah, Margaret “Peggy,”, Delilah, Francis, Isham and Prince William. Francis served in the Revolutionary War with the North Carolina Regiment. He married Margaret Cole in Rutherford County, North Carolina in 1789 and they had their first few children there before moving to Kentucky, possibly Fayette County where the rest of their children were born. After Margaret died around 1802- 1804, Francis married Mary “Polly” Harper and they moved to Pulaski County, Kentucky, where he died in 1845.
Some of Francis and Margaret’s children stayed in Kentucky and some moved to Indiana and from there to other states. Elijah, my ancestor, moved from Indiana to Iowa and finally to California.
Elijah married Jane White of Kentucky. Their children moved also, some to other parts of Indiana, Iowa, Florida, Nebraska, California and Oregon.
Elijah and Jane’s daughter Caroline, my ancestor, married Elbridge Mabrin Whitted of North Carolina, Indiana and Iowa, and their family moved to Florida. Their children scattered as well but most of them remained in Florida where many descendants live today.
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27 Aug 2006
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