Hi Nancy, Happy to hear from another Akridge/Acridge. There many William Akridge's. I have 50+ in my data base. William Akridge of Maryland born in 1700 is the oldest that I have found to date. From what I have been able to find, the change from Akridge to Acridge in your family occurred with William Henry (Cap) Acridge. I found him in a Tennessee census as William Akridge. His father Robinson was brother to my gggranfather Simeon. Then see him again as William Acridge in the Indian Territory. I receive the Acridge Annals published by Mr. Lewis, so keep up with the Acridge family generally. I would be happy to receive your genealogy however. If you have it softcopy, send it to email@example.com.