Jesse Eldridge

Male4 February 1813–14 June 1896

Brief Life History of Jesse

When Jesse Eldridge was born on 4 February 1813, in Overton, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Eldridge, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Polina Gilliland, was 34. He married Elizabeth Riley Stewart in 1834, in Overton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Civil District 1, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 14 June 1896, in Livingston, Overton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Rickman, Overton, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Eldridge
Elizabeth Riley Stewart
Marriage: 1834
John Calvin Eldridge
Sarah Perlina Eldridge
Mary Catherine Eldridge
Nancy Eldridge
David Marion Eldridge
Thomas Jefferson Eldridge
Susan Caroline Eldridge
Arkley Eldridge
Leonidas Decatur "Lee" Eldridge
Cooly Eldridge
Julia S Eldridge
Lovina Eldridge
Harvey D Eldridge

Sources (14)

  • Jessie Eldridge, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jessie Eldridge in entry for L. D. Eldridge and Etta V. Rains, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Jesse Eldridge in entry for James Madison Eldridge, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1834Overton, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 6

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 7

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 22

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

    Name Meaning

    English (southeastern): from the Middle English personal name Elrich or Eldrich, variants of Alrich and Aldrich, 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’ (see Aldridge ). The name might also be a variant of Eldrett, a variant of Aldred , which often occurs in Middle English as Aldret and Eldret, and might have been associated with Eldridge as a result of surname confusion.

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

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