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John Arledge

Also Known As: "John /Aldridge/"
Birthplace: [LDS-AF says 1749][HOH in 1787/1790-1820 SC census--Edgefield/96 Dist]
Death: between circa May 29, 1817 and February 21, 1821 (63-72)
Edgefield Co, SC (Will written 1817); not listed in his 1820 household
Immediate Family:

Son of John Arledge and Elizabeth Arledge
Husband of Anna / Ann Nancy Arledge
Father of Sarah Chandler; Patience Arledge; Isaac Duke Arledge; Nancy Arledge; John "Jack" Arledge, Sr and 3 others
Brother of William Arledge; Lydia Arledge; Moses Arledge and Isaac Arledge

Managed by: Pam Wilson (may be slow to respond)
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About John Arledge

From the research files of Pam Wilson (

John and Anna Arledge lived on Turkey Creek, a secondary tributary of the Savannah River in Edgefield Co, SC as early as 1787.


State: SC

County: Edgefield County

Township: No Township Listed

Year: 1787

Database: SC Early Census Index



EDGEFIELD CO, SC: John AKRIDGE purchased from William MOSLEY 60 acres of land 12 April 1786 (Deed Book 1 p. 183, Edgefield Co, SC). Is this the same person, or a different one? The name is consistently spelled AKRIDGE throughout.

listed in Edgefield District SC in 1787 as John ARLIDGE (there is also a listing for a John ACREDGE]. (Colonial America, 1607-1789 SC Census Index). 200 acres.

Edgefield Co SC Deed Book 2, p. 94-97. 1 Jan 1788/2 Jan 1788. Lease/Release. John ARLEDGE & Ann, his wife of Edgefield Co., SC to Samuel Jinkins for 30 pounds, sold 100 acres on Turkey Creek a branch of Stevens Creek waters of Savannah River [part of tract of 464 acres]...lower side on Turkey Creek & running SE as to include the spot whereon the old houses stood which John Dukes once lived on Little or Puckett Creek...adjoining land of Robert Burton, Millers Old Place, John Dooly. Witnesses: Arthur, John, and Nancy Simkins. [Tony Cox <> writes: This John Dukes may be the John Dukes from Lancaster County, deceased before 1790, who was the father of Moses and John Dukes of Barnwell.] Signed John [his I mark] Arledge

Question: how did they acquire this land? Since there is no apparent deed of sale to them, it is likely that Ann Arledge inherited it or received it as a gift from her father, likely John Dukes, prior ro 1788.

Edgefield Co SC Deed Book 2 pp. 73-75. 13/14 Jan 1788 Lease/Release. William Brown, Planter of Edgefield Co SC to JOHN ARLEDGE of same place for 20 pounds sterling sold 100 acres in Ninety Six District on Stephens Creek, waters of Turkey Creek adjacent Joseph Stevens. Signed William Brown, wit: James Brown, Wm. Dobey, Levi Jester.

Edgefield Co SC Deed Book 1 p. 151-155: 28/29 Dec 1789. Lease/Release. JOHN ARLEDGE, yeoman, of Edgefield Co, SC to Drury Hearn of same place for 30 pounds sterling, sold 100 acres, granted to Ebenatus Stephens 10 Jan 1775 on Little Stephens Creek, waters of Turkey Creek, bounded by Joseph Stephens and conveyed form Edward Myls (Miles) to William Brown 6 October and from William Brown to John ARLEDGE by Lease and Release 13 and 14 January 1788. Signed John {X} Arledge. Wit. George Mason, Bartlett Bledsoe, John Drinkard.

In EDGEFIELD District in 1790 CENSUS of SC:

Aldridge, Absolom State : SC County : Edgefield Dist. Year : 1790 Page # : 066

Age ranges in household : 01-01-02-00-00

Auldridge, John State : SC County : Edgefield Dist. (96 Dist.) Year : 1790 Page #

Age ranges in household : 02-03-04-00-00. Who was the other older male living in this household at this time?

Edgefield Co, SC Deed Book 19, p. 384-390. Lease/Release. On 3 March 1791, John Arledge acquired 200 acres from Rolly ROBUCK, part of 450 acres granted to Absolom Tilley. Wit: Isaac Kirkland, Frederick Swearingen, Isaac Foreman.

SC STATE PLATS 1784-1840: ARLEDGE, John: 96 District, 155 acres, vol. 27, p. 265, 9 Sept 1791

SC State Archives: Series: S213190, Volume: 0027, Page: 00265, Item: 001, Date: 9/9/1791




SC STATE GRANTS: John ARLEDGE, 96 Dist., 155 acres, v.28, p. 557, 3 Oct 1791. Received a State Grant in 1791 for 155 acres on Turkey Creek in Edgefield County, Ninety-Six District, SC, which augmented several other land holdings he had previously acquired.

Series: S213190

Volume: 0028

Page: 00110

Item: 002

Date: 2/29/1792




[Edgefield Deed Book 7, p. 252] State of SC 21 March 1792 Lease and Release from Jacob Youngblood of Edgfield County, Planter, to John ALDRIDGE of Edgefield County, Planter; for 5 shillings sterling paid by said Aldridge hath bargained and sold a certain plantation or tract of land containing by elimination 185 acres on the South side of Turkey Creek the waters of Stephens Creek and Sewana Rivers in Edgefield County, part of a tract of land containing 370 acres granted to Jacob Youngblood 5 June 1786. Survey description follows. "To have and to hold the said plantation or tract of 185 acres of land and all or singular the premises herein before mentined and intended to be bargained and sold and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said John Aldridge his heirs and assignsfrom the day next before the day of the date of these presents for and during and unto the full end and term of one whole year, from thence next ensuing and fully to be completed and ended yielding and paying Therefore, unto the said Jacob Youngblood, his heirs and assigns, the rent of one peppercorn on the last day of said term if the same shall be lawfully demanded to the interest and purposes that the said John Aldridge by virtue of these presents, and by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession, may be in actual possession of the premises before mentioned and intended to be hereby bargained and sold in every part and parcel thereof, with their and every of their appurtenances, and may be hereby enabled to accept and take a Grant and Release of the Reversion and the Inheritance of the same to him and his heirs and assigns for ever.


wit: Isaac {his I mark} Aldridge

Patience {her P mark} Aldridge

State of SC This Indenture made the 22 March 1792 between Jacob Youngblood and John Aldridge (both planters of Edgefield County), that Youngblood, for and in consideration of 15 pounds sterling paid by Aldridge, hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released and Confirmed unto the said Aldridge ("in his actual possession now being by virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made for one whole year by an Indenture of Lease bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents and by force of the statute for transferring uses into actual possession") a tract of land containing 185 acres situated on Turkey Creek the waters of Stephens Creek of Savana River...


wit: Isaac {his I mark} Aldridge

Patience {her P mark} Aldridge

Jas. Scott

Recorded and witnesses sworn 19 Sept 1792

14 June 1792. Edgefield Co, SC Deed Book 7, P. 80-85, Lease/Release. Indenture between John and Ann ARLEDGE of Turkey Creek in Edgefield County, Ninety Six District, to David Baker Chandler, minor son of Joel Chandler, planter of the Creek County and state aforesaid: 519 acres on Turkey Creek, for 10 shillings Sterling, 364 acres of which are part of tract granted to Richard Johnston in 1786 and conveyed to Arledge on 6-7 August 1788 (Book B, p. 25 or 35); another 155 acre grant to John Arledge 3 October 1791 by Gov. Charles Pinckney of SC recorded in Secy's Office in grant book No. 5 p. 557. Signed John Arledge, Ann Arledge (their I marks), witnessed by Joel Chandler, Jas. Scott and Patience Arledge (her p mark). There seem to be terms of a lease to Chandler for one peppercorn rent. Sworn and recorded 20 Jun 1792, dower relinquished Nov term 1792.

The Question of Patience Arledge. Was there also a daughter [of John and Anna Arledge] named Patience, who served as a witness (as Patience ARLEDGE) in a 1786 Edgefield Co, SC deed and was named as Patience IVEY in Matthias Fellows' 1789 will?

NOTE: If Sarah Arledge, the wife of Joel Chandler and mother of Daniel B., was the daughter of John and Anna Arledge, then this is a conveyance of a good-sized parcel of land to a grandchild for a very low price. The selling price--10 shillings for 519 acres--seems extraordinarily low, really a token. (In another deed a few years earlier, in 1788, there is a sale of 60 acres for 100 pounds sterling, in contrast, to establish a relative sense of real estate values).

Series: S213190

Volume: 0029

Page: 00056

Item: 002

Date: 10/22/1793




Edgefield Co SC Deed Book 16, p. 400-404: John ARLEDGE to John Hall, 9 Feb 1799, sale of 100 acres (part of Youngblood grant: complicated land history laid out in deed]. Signed: Sam. [his X mark] Jinkins, John [his X mark] ARLEDGE, Ann [his X mark] ARLEDGE, Edward [his X mark] Hatcher. Followed by a release of dowry for Ann [his X mark] Arledge 9 Mar 1799.

1800 Edgefield Dist SC census (p 100 on Ancestry)

Isham Aldridge 10010 30010 00

John Aldridge 02101 21001 04

also a John Aldridge in Abbeville Dist SC: 10010 00100 00 and a Nathaniel Adridge in Abbeville SC 32010 22010 01, a Thomas Aldridge in Darlington SC 20001 30010 01 and a Samuel Aldridge in Lexington, Orangeburgh District SC 10010 10001 05

Edgefield Co, SC Deed Book 22, pp. 18-20. John ARLEDGE to Elisha Barrinton 1 Jan 1802 sale of 200 acres (granted to Absolom Tolley) for $200. Signed John [his X mark] ARLEDGE Wit: Absolom Landrum, Esther [his X mark] ARLEDGE. A relinquish dower for NANCY ARLEDGE wife of John ARLEDGE; signed Nancy [her X mark] Arledge 23 March 1802. oath by Absolom Landrum sworn 20 march 1802; says "at the same time Esther ALEDGE was personally present and witnessed the same with himself sworn..." Recorded 28 March 1802.

Edgefield Co, SC Deed Book 29, 9 August 1805: John ARLEDGE to Aaron Weeks, 10 acres on Haw Branch of Turkey Creek. Signed John {his I mark} Arledge. Witnesses: RACHEL ARLEDGE, James Weeks. James Weeks oath sworn and deed recorded 29 March 1808.

Edgefield Co, SC Deed Book 30, p. 299. 17 Jan 1809. David Jones of Columbia Co, GA to John ARLEDGE, for $300, 192.5 acres on Stephens Creek. Witnesses: William Harris, Aaron Weeks. Witness oath 28 March 1809; Recorded 15 march 1811.

Edgefield Co, SC Deed Book 29, p. 513. 13 April 1809. John ARLEDRIDGE [yes, that's correct spelling] to Jeremiah Hatcher, 50 acres on Turkey Creek, waters of Stephens Creek. Witnesses James Coats, JOHN ALEDGE. Signed John {his I mark} ARLEDGE. James Coats' path sworn that he saw John ALDRIDG together with himself as witness on 6 Nov 1809. Recorded 6 Nov 1809.

Edgefield Co, SC Deed Book 37, pp. 260-261. 18 August 1820. John ARLIDGE Jun. to John Jinkins 6 acres on Little Turkey Creek. Wit: John Blocker, J. Hatcher. Signed John Arledge (seal). Recorded 6 October 1820 by Jesse Blocker.

Edgefield District SC Deed Book 40, pp. 52-54.

(1) John ARLEDGE to Isaac ARLEDGE for $200 all that plantation on Haw Branch Waters of Turkey Creek waters of Savannah River, containing 100 acres. Signed the 8 October 1812 by John {his + mark} ARLEDGE, witnessed by J. W. Deen and Jon ARLEDGE. Oath by John ARLEDGE Junr that he witnessed John ARLEDGE Senr signing this deed as well as seeing J.W. Deen sign as witness. Sworn 10 Sept 1820 by John ARLEDGE, recorded 19 May 1823.

(2) Nancy ARLEDGE to Isaac ARLEDGE, Deed of trust, for $39 paid "by my beloved son Isaac ARLEDGE" and for divers other causes grants, bargains and sells "unto the said Isaac Arledge IN TRUST for my beloved son Burrel Arledge (an idiot)" one Negro woman named Sally and her male child Peter with Sally's future increase (if any) during his the said Burrel's natural life and after his decease to go to my beloved son Isaac his heirs and assigns forever for his own propoer use and behoof provided always ("and these presents are upon this Special and Express condition that the said Isaac Arledge IN TRUST for the said Burrel Arledge ...shall and do permit me the said Nancy Arledge to keep use and enjoy the said negro woman Sally and her future increase if any during my natural life without paying anything for the same.... Signed the __ March 1823 by NANCY {her + mark} ARLEDGE, witnesses: Jesse Blocker, Dennis Smith. Dennis Smith swore oath on 10 March 1823; recorded 19th May 1823.

(3) John ARLEDRIDGE to Isaac ARLEDRIDGE, Deed. For $200 sells said Isaac Arledridge all that plantation on Haw Branch waters of Turkey Creek, waters of Stephens Creek, Branches of Savannah River containing 100 acres. Signed 23 Jan 1805 by JOHN {his X mark} ARLEDRIDGE, witnessed by Aaron Weeks and Benj. Tutt. Aaron Weeks swore oath that he saw John ARLEDGE sign the deed (sworn 30 October 1816); recorded 19 May 1823.

Upon his death between 1817-1821, his personal estate was valued at $2179, not including the value of his real estate. He and his wife had at least 7 children: 4 sons and 3 daughters, with birth years (calculated from census records) from before 1774 until after 1790. Will in Edgefield Co, SC. dated 29 May 1817 (recorded 9-25-1821): see below.

Will, Edgefield District Will Book C, page 75:

"In the name of God Amen, I, John Arledge of the State of South Carolina Edgefield District, Being in reasonable health and of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God Calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that It is appointed for all Men Once to die do make and Ordain this my last Will and testament;

"That is to say principally and first of all, I give and Recommend my Soul into the hand of the Almighty God that gave it And my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial, Nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same by the Mighty Power of God and as Touching such worldly Estate where with it has pleased Bod to blefs me with in this world I Give demise ad dispose of the Same in the following manner and form--

"Item 1st, I give and bequeath to my beloved son Burrel Arledge Two negroes Harry and Lewis also all my house hold furniture with all my stock of Horses cows and hogs all to remain in the pofsession of my Beloved wife Anna Arledge and for her to have the benefit of it during her life,

"And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my beloved wife Anna Arledge and my beloved son Isaac Arledge my Exrt & Exr, but after the death of my wife my beloved son John Arledge, Jun, shall act with my son Isaac [Arledge as Executors of my estate], and that the Said Property be kept by my said Executrix or Executors for the maintenance of my Said son Burrel, but in case of his death to be equally divided between my Exrs.

"And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and Disanul all and Every Other former will or wills. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand & seal this 29 day of May in the year of our Lord 1817 and in the 41st year of the Independence of the United States. Signed and Sealed in Presentes of us.

Jefse Blocker

A.W. Broughton

John (his I mark) Arledge (SEAL)

Box No 2, Pkg No 2 Edgefield County, Edgefield, SC PROBATE COURT In the matter of John ALEDGES WILL proved by the Oath of Jess Blocker Qualified by Isac ALEDGES, Exor. and Anna ALEDGES oath. Box Number 2, Package Number 32 Filed Feb 19, 1821.

State of SC, Edgefield District. By John Timkins, Esq. Ordinary. Personally appeared before me Jesse Blocker and being duly sworn doth make oath and say that he saw JOHN ARLEDGE sign, seal, and pronounce the same by his last will and testament, that he the said JOHN ARLEDGE was then of sounds disposing mind, memory, and understanding to the best of the defendant's knowledge and belief and that he the said Jesse Blocker did sign his name as a witness there to at the request of the testator and in this presence at the same time Qualified Anne ARLEDGE Exr and ISAAC ARLEDGE Exr.

Given under my hand and my hand at my office 19th Febby 1[821] M. Simkins O.E.D.

There is also a "Warrant of Appraisement" (form letter) filled out for Edgefield District by John Simkins, Ordinary, authorizing ISAAC ARLEDGE and ANNA ARLEDGE Exr and Exc of the estate of JOHN ARLEDGE deceased, ordering them to make an inventory by the 16 April next. Dated the 19th Feb 1821. To Messrs: Fidduck (Frederick?) White, John Jinkins, Thomas Hall and Jeremiah Arlchie (?) as appraisers. Followed by a Memorandum that on the 23 Feb 1821the following appraisers appeared before Jesse Blocker, one of the Justices of the Peace in Edgefield District: Frederick White, John Jenkins and Thomas Hall appointed as appraisers of the goods and chattels of JOHN ARLEDGE deceased, appraisal to be completed by 16 April next.

Box 32 Pkg 32 Edgefield Co. Probate Court. A true and perfect inventory and appraisement of the personal estate of JOHN ARLEDGE as shown to us by ANNA ARLEDGE Exrt and ISAAC ARLEDGE Exr viz: [made 23 Feb 182]

1 sorrel mear $70

1 bay horse $60

1 bay horse $25

29 Head of hogs $58

Cart $15

270 bushels corn $135

3 feather bedsteads and furniture $60

1 side board etc.

1 chest

etc. (baskets, chairs, table, house clock, stellards, shot gun, books, bridles, clean cotton, hand irons, pots, ovens, barrels, coopers ware, bread trays, pewter knives, cow hide, pot rack, wash bowl, saddles and bridle, spinning machine, plow hoes and gears, crosscut saw, foot adze and square, oald irons, jugs, etc.

11 head cattle $82

TOTAL $644.12 1/2

bacon, lard, tallow, tobacco, hoghead, fodder and oats

2 bales cotton $71.50, coffee mill 1.25

1 negro man Harry $700

1 negro man Lewis $700

one loom 7.00

TOTAL $2179.20 1/2

Signed F. White, John Jenkins, Thomas Hall 23 Feb 1821

The Estate of John ARLEDGE Decd in Acct Current with Anna ARLEDGE Ecr


.V. Paid Sarah Chandler $40.00

Ditto the Ordinary for a Probate of Will and Sundry 5.00

1822 Rec'd (Due to Estate of John Arledge):

By cash from John Arledge $17.50

By cash from Isaac Arledge $26.00

Total 43.50

Anna [her mark] ARLEGE Exr.

The within examd and sworn to the 26th Feb 1822 and paid a voucher for the letter V near the left hand margin. M. Timkin O.E.D.


In the 1790 Edgefield County, SC census (96 District), he is listed as JOHN AULDRIDGE (p. 066 02-03-04-00-00), with 2 males over 16, 3 males under 16 and 4 females. Thus, he must have had a larger family than the 3 sons listed in his will. The same census also lists an ABSOLOM ALDRIDGE p. 066 01-01-02-00-00 (who is later found in Kershaw County).

The 1800 Edgefield Co, SC census (96 District) lists ISHAM ALDRIDGE (30010-1001000) and JOHN ALDRIDGE (21001-0210104) as living in the same district (on the same page 187). JOHN had 2 males 10-16, one 16-26 and one over 45, and 2 females under 10, 1 10-16 and one over 45 and 4 slaves. ISHAM was a younger family, with one male and female each 26-45 and one boy and 3 girls under age 10. Is this Isham the oldest son of John and Anna? It would make sense since he seems to have lost one older son between the 1790 and 1800 censuses.

1800 SC/Edgefield Co:

         #187 Isham ALDRIDGE 10010-30010-00
         #187 John ALDRIDGE 02101-21001-04 (John and Anna b. before 1755, with oldest son born 1774-1784, then two sons born 1784-1790. Daughters: one born 1784-1790, and 2 born 1790-1800.

However, the 1800 census for Abbeville County section of 96 District lists a JOHN ALDRIDGE and a NATHANIEL ALDRIDGE (a Nathaniel was also listed in 1800 in Abbeville).

The 1810 Edgefield County census has an interesting twist--it lists:

ALDREDGE, JOHN Jr. 031 (one of these should be "Sr")



John and Isaac are evidently two of the sons of John.

Update from another census source:

1810 SC/Edgefield Co:

         031 ARLDREDGE, John (01001-20101-05 ) John and Anna (both b. bef 1765) and one son born 1794-1800; one daughter born 1784-1794 and two daughters born 1800-1810.
         031 ARLDREDGE, John, Jr. (10100-00100-00) John born 1784-1794 and wife (same age range) with one son born 1800-1810.
         035 ARLDRIDGE, Isaac (10010-30010-00) Isaac born 1765-1784, wife same age range, with one son and 3 daughters born 1800-1810.

Name: JOHN ALDRIDGE State: SC County: Edgefield County Township: No Township Listed Year: 1811 Database: SC Early Census Index

1820 Edgefield County census lists JOHN ARLREDGE SR. (000100 11101) and ISAAC ALREDGE (11010 20110) and JOHN ALREDGE (310010 10010)

The 1830 Edgefield census lists ANNA ALDRIDGE (widow of John, SR.) and ISAAC ALDRIDGE.

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John Arledge's Timeline

[LDS-AF says 1749][HOH in 1787/1790-1820 SC census--Edgefield/96 Dist]
Of Edgefield Co, SC
Edgefield Dist? SC; in 1810, 1820 & 1830 Edgefield SC census as HOH; BLO land record in Wilcox Co, AL 1835
Remarried Solomon Walker as Nancy Weeks; For descendants, see notes
Age 41
Edgefield Dist, SC 2/3/4/0/0 (no slaves); who were additional man and 2 extra boys?
SC, then Wilcox Co, AL HOH Wilcox Co, AL 1830; in 1840? in Neshoba Co, MS by 1850 (both census listing and slave schedule); BLM record in 1859); Drady and John both listed with 1870 slave schedule in "Nicholas Co, MS" (
based on 1810-1820 census records for John; mentally impaired
May 29, 1817
Age 68
Edgefield Co, SC (Will written 1817); not listed in his 1820 household