John Aldridge

1816–9 January 1895 (Age 79)
Maryland, United States

The Life of John

When John Aldridge was born in 1816, in Maryland, United States, his father, Aldridge, was 28 and his mother, Harriet, was 41. He married Mary Ellen Moffett on 16 January 1844, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 9 January 1895, at the age of 79, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Leesburg, Loudoun, Virginia, United States.

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John Aldridge
Mary Ellen Moffett
Marriage: 16 January 1844
Pete Aldridge
Robert M. Aldridge
Pvt. Joseph West Aldridge
Mary Virginia Aldridge
Ellen Mary Aldridge
John Aldridge
Anne Eliza Aldrige
Andrew Preston Aldridge
Harriet West Aldridge
William G. Aldridge
Rosa A. Aldridge

Spouse and Children

16 January 1844
Loudoun, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

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. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 8

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 28

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

English:1. variant of Aldrich . 2. habitational name from a place in the West Midlands called Aldridge; it is recorded in Domesday Book as Alrewic, from Old English alor ‘alder’ + wīc ‘dwelling’, ‘farmstead’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jno Aldridge, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Aldridge, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Aldridge, "United States Census, 1860"

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