Does anyone have any information on Aldriches that served in the Revolutionary War other than rhis that I found?
Aldrich, David L.
Released 25 June 2004
Windham County, Connecticut History
Noah Aldrich, a revolutionary soldier and a resident of Scituate,
Rhode Island, married Huldah Whittaker, who died in her one hundredth year.
They raised a large family of sons and daughters, among whom was David,
born in 1770, in Scituate, where his life was spent as a farmer. A
public-spirited and influential citizen, he was for many years a member of
the town council, director of the Citizens' Union Bank, since extinct,
and a liberal contributor to the Smithville Seminary, now the Lapham Institute,
of Scituate. He married Hope Law, of Killingly, Conn., whose children were:
George, William, John and David L. The death of Mr. Aldrich occurred in 1853.
His son, David L., was born April 27th, 1822, in Scituate, and was educated
at the Smithville Seminary, from which he graduated in 1845. Removing to
Providence, he entered upon a mercantile career as a member of the firm of
Aldrich & Bean, continuing this business relation until 1851, the date of his
removal to Hopkinton, Rhode Island, where in company with Barber Reynolds, he
leased the Godfrey Arnold cotton mill and two years later purchased the property.
At the expiration of the seventh year of this partnership the firm was dissolved,
Mr. Aldrich continuing the business. In 1863 he erected a woolen mill at
Plainville (now Richmond Switch), R. I., which was in 1880 sold to William A.
Walton, its present owner. Mr. Aldrich, in company with Edwin Milner, then
purchased the Moosup Mill, at Moosup, Conn., which they devote to the manufacture
of fancy cassimeres. In 1865 he became the owner of the mills at Arcadia, in
which print cloths are manufactured.
Mr. Aldrich was one of the projectors of the Richmond Bank, afterward merged in
the First National Bank of Hopkinton, of which he is a director. He was also
prominently identified with the construction of the Wood River Branch railroad,
of which he is president. A republican and a strong protectionist in his political
sentiments, he was a delegate to the national republican convention held in
Chicago in 1880, but has not aspired to higher political honors.
Mr. Aldrich has been twice married. He was united May 12th, 1846, to
Susan W., daughter of Hon. Joseph Sheldon, of Cranston, R. I. Their children
were: Joseph S., who died in 1874, at the age of twenty-four; Laura, who died
in 1856, at the age of five; and David L., Jr., whose death occurred in 1883,
in his twenty-fourth year. Mrs. Aldrich died in 1870, and he was again married
June 5th, 1872, to Mary M. Gray, widow of Ephraim Carpenter, of Providence.
Mrs. Aldrich died in 1886, leaving two children, a son, William S., and a daughter,
Mary A., aged respectively, fifteen and thirteen.