Samuel Aldridge was a Pioneer Salt Boiler in the area of Jackson County, Ohio before the county was formed.
He served as a Private in the War of 1812 in Captain Jared Strong's Company of Ohio Militia. He was a voter in Jackson County in 1816. He lived in Jackson County in 1820 census.
Book : " A History of Jackson County, Ohio " by D W Williams page 94 :
" Another band of salt boilers marched into the Indian country in 1813, with the command of Major Ben Daniels. This expedition was for the relief of Fort Meigs, and the men served from July 29 to August 19. The salt boilers were organized as a company with the following roster: Captain Jared Strong.... Privates...Samuel Aldridge..."
In Book : " Jackson County, Ohio History and Families " compiled by JCOGS 1992 page 23 :
Samuel Aldridge is listed as having 8 leases for the salt works as of October 1, 1816.
Book : "History of Allen County, Ohio " page 574 :
" JOSEPH ALDRIDGE, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Jackson County, Ohio, July 18,1810, and is a son of Samuel and Mary A. (Taylor) Aldridge, who settled in Bath Township, Allen County, in 1829, where they lived until 1842, when they returned to Jackson County, and died there. "
According to a War of 1812 Pension application, Samuel Aldridge's son, John Aldridge, substituted for his father in the War of 1812.
according to his son, Joseph, Samuel Aldridge died after 1842 in Jackson County, Ohio.
His burial location is unknown to me at this time, but could be in Jackson County, Ohio where he lived a large portion of his life.
Elizabeth Aldridge Mc Quality (1805 - 1851)*
Created by: Jackson Cty,OH & Kinfolk
Record added: Jan 31, 2013
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