Jesse Eldridge

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 Gillaland, 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
1813–1896
Elizabeth Riley Stewart
1818–1867
Marriage: 1834
John Calvin Eldridge
1835–1892
Sarah Perlina Eldridge
1837–1858
Mary Catherine Eldridge
1839–1906
Nancy Eldridge
1841–
David Marion Eldridge
1844–
Thomas Jefferson Eldridge
1846–1906
Susan Caroline Eldridge
1848–
Arkley Fisk Eldridge
1849–1935
Leonidas Decatur "Lee" Eldridge
1852–1908
Cooly Eldridge
1854–
Julia S Eldridge
1857–
Lovina Eldridge
1858–1859
Harvey D Eldridge
1861–1894

Sources (17)

  • Jessie Eldridge, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jessee Eldreg, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jesse Ranter Eldridge - Published information: death: 14 June 1896; Livingston, Overton, Tennessee, United States

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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

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

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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