Still looking for the parents of Ruel Aldrich born Foster Rhode Island abt. 1804.I have checked several townships in Rhode Island and still cannot find a record of his birth or who his parents were.He married l.Abigail Matthewson in Douglas Worchester Co. MA December 3 1824 and 2.Mary Ann Marsh, marriage date unknown.He lived in Pittsfield Berkshire Co. MA from abt. 1828-1838 where his son Ruel Aldrich Jr. was born in 1832. He moved onto Ohio by 1840 and lived in Summit Ohio and later in Shelby Co. Ohio.By 1860 he settled in Mitchell, Mitchell Co. IA where he later died in Mitchell IA in 1883. His 3 sons, Ruel Jr., Nehemiah, and Frank were all in the 21st IA Infantry during the civil war. Anyone with information on this Aldrich line would be greatly appreciated.