About Henry Eldridge or Aldridge or Arledge
From the research files of Pam Wilson <email@example.com>:
This Henry (we might call him Henry II) was likely born in the early 1770s in Randolph Co, NC. However, he was not listed with his parents in the 1790 census so he was likely already on his own, though not enumerated as far as I've been able to find. Perhaps he was recently married and living with a wife's family.
In 1793, a Henry was the first ARLEDGE on the grantee list of land records in Randolph Co, NC. (Book 5, p. 77, deed from Jeremia Cox for 300 acres). In 1814, Henry Aldridge to William Humphreys, deed for 300 acres (Book 13, p. 75).
This Henry appears to have been the son of Henry Arledge (d 179) and Sarah Garner of Randolph Co, NC who then migrated to Pendleton District, SC before 1814, where his name was spelled alternately ALDRIDGE and ELDRIDGE in the same document. This document was filed in Randolph Co, NC.
SOME RANDOLPH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
[Randolph Co, NC Deed Book 5, p. 77]
To all people whome these preasants shall come Greeting
Know that I Jeremia Cox of the County of Randolph and State of North Carolina for and in
consideration of fifty pounds to me in hand paid by Henery ARLEDGE of the County and
State afforesd the receipt of which I do hereby acknowledge and my self therewith fully
satisfied and do fully and absolutely discharge the sd Henery ARLEDGE have bargained and sold and by these preasants do fully and truly give and grant bargain sell alien and Confirm release ...unto him the sd Henery ARLEDGE his hirs and assigns forever A certain tract or parcile of land lying and being in Randolph County on Batchelers Creek ... containing three hundred acres of land it being a Tract of land Entred (?) in the Land Office by one the sd Jeremia Cox To Have and to Hold the sd three hundred acres of Land bargained and sold and all and singular the right and ____ Commodities hereditements and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appurtaining into the sd Henery ARLEDGE his heirs and assigns forever in fees simple Absolutely in as full and ample a manner to all intents and purposes as the most Larned in the Law Can Divise Further I the sd Jeremia Cox for myself my heirs Executors and assigns Covenant and agree to be(?) with the sd Henery ARLEDGE his hirs and assigns and to warrant any other person or persons claiming for or under these In Witness whereof I the sd Jeremiah Cox have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred ninety and three.
Jeremiah Cox [seal]
Signed sealed and delivered in preasants of
[Randolph Co, NC Deed Book 13, p. 75]
South Carolina Pendleton District Know all men by these presents that I Henry Aldridge of
the District of Pendleton and State aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of two
hundred dollars to __ in hand paid by Wil'm Humphreys of the of the District and State
aforesaid the receipt whereof is thereby acknowledged have hereby granted bargained sold
and by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the said Wil'm Humphreys all that
part or parcel of land will'd or left to me by my father Henry Eldridge lying in Randolph
County State of North Carolina containing by estimation 300 acres more or less laying and
being on the waters of Deep Rver adjoining to the lands of John Loudermilk which said land
I do warrant and will forever defend to the said William Humphreys to him and his heirs
forever and against myself my heirs ... or the claim or claims of any other person or persons whatsoever in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th day Sept in the year of our Lord 1814.
Henry [his h mark] Eldridge
Attest: Will'm Robertson, Berry (Benj?) Roberts
State of South Carolina Pendleton District
Personally appeared William Robertson before me the subscribing witness (?) and made
oath agreeable to law that he saw Henry Eldridge make his mark for the within mention
purposes and Berry Roberts was a subscribing witness with him sworn and suscribed before me the 10th day of December 1814. George Edmonson JP. William Robertson
Henry Eldridge or Aldridge or Arledge's Timeline
prob Randolph CO, NC; Lived in Pendleton District SC in 1814; in Hall Co GA in 1820 and Campbell Co GA in 1830 & 1840 census as ALDRIDGE
1790 Randolph Co NC census as ARLEY; 1793 Randolph CO, NC & 1814 Pendleton District, SC deeds