Rich In 1777 John Simpson Aldridge enlisted in the back woods of Virginia, now in Green Co., Penn., in the company of Capt. James Hook in the 13th Regiment of Col. Russell, Virginia Line on Continental Establishment, and served until 1780 when he was discharged at Pittsburgh, Penn., from the company of Capt. Uriah Springer of the 9th Virginia Regiment (Col. John Gibson). He was at the battle of Brandywine.
John Aldridge of Clermont Co., Ohio, private in Regt. of Col. Russell for three years from 1777, was placed on the Ohio pension roll at $8 per month from Oct. 4 1819 under the Act of 1818. Certificate 15674 was issued 4 Nov. 1819.
John Simpson Aldridge applied for his pension on 4 Oct. 1819 in Clermont County, OH., at age 58. He was born February 9, 1761. He married Mary LAKIN on November 18, 1783 in Maryland. John Simpson Aldridge died November 17, 1842 in Rush Co., Indiana.