John Simpson Aldridge Jr

Male27 February 1798–22 February 1842

Brief Life History of John Simpson

When John Simpson Aldridge Jr was born on 27 February 1798, in Clermont, Ohio, United States, his father, John Simpson Aldridge Sr, was 37 and his mother, Mary Lakin, was 37. He married Lucinda Wheeler on 22 July 1819, in Clermont, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 22 February 1842, in Rush, Indiana, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Gowdy, Orange Township, Rush, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Simpson Aldridge Jr
Lucinda Wheeler
Marriage: 22 July 1819
Darlington D Aldridge
Ruhama Aldridge
Elizabeth Hopkins Aldridge
Joseph Franklin Aldridge
Jason Lafayette Aldridge
Eliza Aldridge
Philander C Aldridge
John Simpson Aldridge
Barr E Aldridge

Sources (18)

  • John Aldridge, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Birth, 27 February 1798, John Aldridge, Family Bible of Father, John Simpson Aldridge, National Archives, Image 18
  • John Aldridge, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 July 1819Clermont, Ohio, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 2

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 2

    "On Dec. 6, 1800, Governor St. Clair created by proclamation the county of Clermont, the name taken from the Department of Clermont, in France, and derived from two French words originally signifying "" a clear mountain,"" ..."

    1810 · Change of capital city

    Age 12

    Zanesville becomes the new state capital.

    Name Meaning


    from the Middle English personal names Alrich or Elrich and Aldrich or Eldrich, representing any one of three Old English personal names, Æthelrīc, Ælfrīc, and Ealdrīc, formed respectively from æthel- ‘noble’, ælf ‘elf, sprite’, and (e)ald ‘old, honored’ + rīc ‘ruler’.

    habitational name from Aldridge (Staffordshire), Aldridge Grove in Hampden (Buckinghamshire), or from a similarly named unidentified place in the West Midlands, recorded in Domesday Book as Alrewic, from Old English alor ‘alder’ + wīc ‘specialized farmstead’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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