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About Jesse J. Alldredge
Source: Owen, Thomas McAdory, History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography (Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1921), III-22-23.
Alldredge, Jesse J., lieutenant-colonel, C.S. Army and farmer, was born in Blount County, son of Enoch and Amelia (Pace) Alldredge (q.v.), both natives of Tennessee, the former came with his parents in December, 1816, to Alabama when a child and was reared on the farm, became a justice of the peace, represented Blount County in the Alabama legislature for sixteen years, State senator, 1851, retiring in 1876, a soldier of the Black Hawk and Seminole Wars, major in the 48th Alabama infantry regiment, C.S. Army, wounded, 1862, at the battle of Bull Run, and later in the war period, an aide on the governor's staff.
Grandson of Andrew J. and Leah (Chaney) Alldredge, the former a farmer, who came to Alabama in its earliest period of settlement, and was the first white man to drive a wagon into what is now Blount County, then inhabited by Indians only, being a religious man he administered to the spiritual welfare of the pioneer families, meetings being held in their cabins.
Mr. Alldredge was a soldier in Captain Skinner's company, 19th Alabama infantry regiment, C.S. Army, under Colonel Wheeler, but, after six months service, was transferred to the 48th Alabama infantry regiment, and elected second lieutenant, promoted first lieutenant, and after the second battle of Manassas, where he was wounded, was promoted to lieutenant-colonel for meritorious conduct of that field. On account of his battle wounds he was pronounced unfit for further active field duty, and was appointed recruiting officer for northern Alabama, performing this duty until the close of the war.
He was a farmer. Married: Manila, daughter of Patrick and Elizabeth (Berry) Scott, the former a native of North Carolina, who removed to Tennessee and thence to Alabama, settling in Blount County and elected first judge of the county, serving twelve years, an officer in the State militia for many years, a farmer, a man of great physical courage, who would step from the bench and flog bullies who came into the community and compel them to keep order.
There were children to this union. Among these, P.G., a physician and merchant of Brooksville. Last residence: Blount County.
- Taken from Stolz.org record
- Ref: FindAGrave memorial (as Col. Jessie J Alldredge)
- Ref: HomeTownChronicles.com
Gives rank as Lt. Col., 48th Ala. Inf., Co. A, 08/16/1831-06/07/1870, Alldredge Cem.