They came from Wilkes Co NC on the VA border.Made their way to TN where they stayed awhile and then went down to AL.
Per the 1850 census for District 14, Marion County, Alabama: (823:172)
William Aldridge, age 72, farmer, born in North Carolina, cannot read or write. He owned real estate valued at $---. His wife, Permelia age 65, born in North Carolina, cannot read or write.
1850 Living near them is their son, Abram Aldridge, age 30, farmer, born in Alabama, cannot read or write. He owned real estate valued at $---. His wife, Elvira age 26, born in Tennessee, cannot read or write. Children born in Alabama:
Thomas age 6
James age 4
Celia age 1
Per the 1860 census for PO Cripple Doer, Tishomingo, Mississippi: (823:173)
Abram Aldridge, age 50, waggoner, born in Tennessee, cannot read or write. He owned real estate valued at $--- and personal property valued at $100. His wife, Elvira age 35 born in Tennessee, cannot read or write. Children:
William T. age 16 born in Alabama
Sarah J. (male?) aged 14 born in Alabama
Cealia age 12 born in Alabama
Rachial age 9 born in Mississippi
Elizabeth age 7 born in Mississippi
Julia A. age 5 born in Mississippi
Mary age 1 born in Mississippi1850 census District 14, Marion, AL: Elijah Aldridge, aged 34, farmer, bp NC; Mary aged 34, bp TN; John aged 15; Mary aged 14 -- both born AL; Samuel aged 12, bp MS; Hezekiah aged 7; Roda aged 5; Ann aged 14 -- all born AL.
1860 census Western Division, Marion, AL:
Elijah Aldridge, aged 42, farmer, bp AL; Mary aged 41, bp NC; Hezekiah aged 21; Rhoda aged 18; Margaret aged 14 -- all born AL. They are living next door to Prince W. Aldridge, aged 85, bp NC; Milly aged 75, bp unstated.
1870 census Township 3, Range 11, Tishomingo, MS:
Elijah Aldridge, aged 60, farmer, bp TN; Mary aged 57, bp TN.
1880 census Iuka, T1&2, R11&10, Tishomingo, MS:
Elijah Aldridge, aged 65, farmer, bp NC, both parents TN; Mary aged 65, bp NC, both parents IN. Note: Elijah's sister-in-law, Elvira, and children were living in Township 4, Range 11, Tishomingo in 1870.
1850 census District 14, Marion, AL:
John Aldridge, aged 45, farmer, bp AL; Anne aged 42, bp TN; Elizabeth aged 17; James W. aged 15; Levi aged 13; Nancy aged 11; Thomas aged 9; Jefferson aged 7; Josiah aged 5; Tarpley aged 2 -- all born AL.
1860 census Western Division, Marion, AL:
John Aldridge, aged 50, farmer, bp GA; Anna aged 45, bp GA; Nancy aged 19; Thomas aged 17; Jefferson aged 14; Josiah aged 12; Torpley aged 10; Mary aged 8 -- all born AL.
1870 census Township 11, Itawamba County, MS:
John Aldrige, aged 60, farmer, bp TN; Ann aged 55, bp TN; Tarpley aged 10; Mary aged 16 -- both born AL.
1880 census District 72, Itawamba County, MS:
John Aldrege, aged 75, farmer, bp TN; Ann aged 50, bp TN; Mary aged 20, bp AL. Living next door Jeff Aldrege, aged 30, and family
1850 census District 11, Walker County, AL:
James Aldridge, aged 40, farmer, bp SC; Sarah aged 40, bp SC; William aged 12; Rosean aged 11; Henry aged 9; Winey aged 6; Milla aged 4 -- all born AL; also Elizabeth ?, aged 60, inmate, nativity "not known."
1860 census PO Holly Grove, Western Division, Walker, AL:
James Aldridge, aged 50, farm laborer, bp SC; William aged 23; Rosanah aged 19; Henry aged 17; Viney aged 14; Milla aged 12; May E. aged 10 -- all born AL.
1850 census Division 15, Fayette, AL:
Ashley Adrige, aged 48, farmer, bp TN; Sealy ged 45, bp TN; Lucinda aged 23; James aged 20; Prince W. ged 18; Elisa aged 11; John aged 8; Franklin aged 3 -- all born AL.
1850 census District 11, Walker, AL:
William Aldridg, aged 45, farmer, bp AL; Morning aged 45, bp AL; Elizabeth aged 19; Susen aged 17; Nancy aged 15; William aged 13; Martha aged 11; Mary aged 9; Milton aged 8; Ashley aged 5; John aged 4; Jarimiah aged 1 month -- all born AL.
1860 census PO Kansas, Western Division, Walker, AL:
William Adrige, aged 60, farmer, bp TN; Morning aged 60, domestic, bp AL; William T. aged 23; Martha Ann aged 20, domestic; Mary J. A. aged 18; Milton aged 17; Ashley aged 14; John aged 13; Jeramiah aged 12; James W. aged 9 -- all born AL. --- Living next door is Ambros Aldrige & family.
1870 census PO Eldridge, Township 13, Walker, AL:
William Aldridge, aged 65, farmer, bp TN; Morning aged 65, bp TN; Willis aged 18, bp AL. Note: Willis is either James Willis Aldridge or his younger brother.
see also these sites:http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/nc/wilkes/
(WONDERFUL SITE about Wilkes Co NC near the VA border)http://members.aol.com/CHUICY/aldridge.html
-another branch of the family
Prince William Aldridge
Birth: 1770 in Wilkes Co. N.C.
Death: After 1860 in Al.
Note:Married Mary Ann COONS Feb. 18, 1793
Father: Francis ALDRIDGE SR. b: Abt. 1730 in Virginia
Mother: Henrietta PRINCE b: Abt. 1730
Marriage 2 Permelia (Milly) UNKNOWN
William ALDRIDGE b: 1800
Alford R. ALDRIDGE b: 1803 in Al.
Ashley William ALDRIDGE b: 1805 in Al.
Elizabeth ALDRIDGE b: 1808 in Al.
James ALDRIDGE b: 1810
Elijah ALDRIDGE b: 1816
Abram/Abraham ALDRIDGE b: 1820