Caleb Aldridge, Jr. (c.1794 - 1870)

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Birthplace: Anson Co, NC; HOH 1840 Montgomery Co (Alldridge), 1850 Stanly Co NC as ALLDRIGE; 1860 as ALDRIDGE
Death: Died in Stanly County, NC
Managed by: Pam Wilson
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About Caleb Aldridge, Jr.

From Pam Wilson's Arledge Family History Project:

From notes of Don Aldridge of Oakboro, NC <daldridge@ctc.net>:

MOVED TO STEWART COUNTY, TENN IN EARLY 1800'S. SOLD HIS LAND THERE AND WAS BACK BESIDE HIS FATHER IN THE 1820 ANSON COUNTY, NC FEDERAL CENSUS.

ABOUT 1830 HE MOVED TO THE ROCKY RIVER SPRINGS AREA OF WHAT WAS THEN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, NC. (STANLY COUNTY, NC AFTER 1841) HE IS LISTED INTHE 1842 STANLY COUNTY PROPERTY TAX ROLLS AS OWNING 150 ACRES ON ALLIGATOR BRANCH.

HE IS SHOWN ON THE DEED AS ONE OF THE FIVE MEN WHO SIGNED THE NOTE TO PURCHASE LAND FOR A HOUSE OF WORSHIP. THE CHURCH WAS NAMED REHOBETH AFTER THE REHOBETH SPRINGS LOCATED NEARBY ON THE OLD WINFIELD ROAD.

HIS FIRST WIFE, REBECCA CAGLE DIED AND HE THEN MARRIED ELIZABETH OSBORNE BULLARD. (UNION COUNTY, NC MARRIAGE RECORDS) THERE WERE NO CHILDREN BY THE SECOND MARRIAGE.

CALEB AND REBECCA ARE ALMOST CERTAINLY BURIED IN THE REHOBETH CEMETERY, AS ARE MANY OTHER ALDRIDGES. ELIZABETH IS BURIED THERE WITH A HAND SCRIBED STONE MARKER.

ALSO SEE FRANKLIN RUDOLPH ALDRIDGE BOOK PAGE 189-190. THE CALEB MENTIONED AT THE BOTTOM OF 189 AND TOP OF 190 IS THE FATHER OF THE CALEB REFERENCED IN THE SUB HEADING," CALEB ALDRIDGE TO WHITFIELD."

THE NAME SPELLING FLIP-FLOPPED BETWEEN ALDRIDGE AND ARLEDGE MANY TIMES FOR THESE TWO INDIVIDUALS.

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In 1820, in Anson County, NC (categories: males <10, 10-16, 16-18, 16-26, 26-45, >45; females <10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, >45; then number of persons engaged in agriculture/commerce/mfg, then slaves)

Calep ARLDRIGE Sr 010001 11301 20000 (between Price, Presley, Sikes, Smith)

Calep ARLDRIGE Jr 100000 21010 10000 (next door to father)

A few pages later:

Eliazer ALDRIGE 010100 00100 20000 (between Moses Thomas & Joseph Brice)

Couldn't find in Anson or Montgomery in 1830.

1840 Montgomery Co, NC (West of Pee Dee River) as ALLDRIDGE, Caleb 0001001 0100001

1850 Stanly Co NC census ALLDRIGE, Caleb Ross District Number 7 1850 645 56 [verified from original]

8 792 797 Alldrige Caleb 56 M Farmer 150 No Car X

9   792  797 Alldrige       Rebecca        58   F No Car                        X
10  792  797 Alldrige       Jane           18   F No Car

1860 Stanly Co, NC, Albemarle

Caleb Aldridge 66 Farmer 55/180 cannot R&W

Elizabeth 43 cannot R&W

1870 Stanly Co NC, Tyson Twp, Albemarle

on same page:

  1. 53 Aldridge, PJ 21 Farmer cannot R&W, just married

Mary 19

  1. 55 living w/ George Clay family:

Aldridge, WW 23 farm laborer NC

  1. 56 Josiah Aldridge 46 farmer 175/200 NC

Martha 32 cannot R&W

Cordelia 9

Abigail 4

Eliza 2

John 12

  1. 57 Caleb Aldridge 80 Farmer 50/150 NC cannot R&W

Elizabeth 46 NC

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Caleb Aldridge, Jr.'s Timeline

1794
1794
Anson Co, NC; HOH 1840 Montgomery Co (Alldridge), 1850 Stanly Co NC as ALLDRIGE; 1860 as ALDRIDGE
1818
1818
Age 24
NC; HOH 1850 census as ALLRIDGE, Stanly Co NC; 1860 as ALDRIDGE
1823
April 12, 1823
Age 29
Anson CO, NC; 1850, 1860, 1870 HOH Stanly Co NC; served in CSA
1832
April 4, 1832
Age 38
[grave says 8 June 1828]
1858
September 19, 1858
Age 64
Union Co, NC
1870
1870
Age 76
Stanly County, NC
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