Dear Thurman, It is my hope that you are still actively researching the ALDRIDGE group.I read this post today and was hoping that you might help me. I am trying to connect my ggggrandfather to the family of James and Isabell Moore Aldridge.Acccording to another researcher, this James was a son of James and Alsey Jacobs Aldridge. I have a list of children of James and Isabell Aldridge from the above researcher which was based on the 1850 census report (Carroll Co., GA) and other information.However, my ancestor was not listed. My ancestor's name was William M. Aldridge, born 1830 in N.C. Of course, at the time of the 1850 census, he was already a young man and could have been anywhere.He married Louse Malinda Weatherby whose family also resided in Carroll/Haralson Co., GA.Through a WEATHERBY researcher, I recently found that W.M. Aldridge was named in an court document of Malinda's brother, Edmund, in 1866. I was drawn to the family of James and Isabell Moore Aldridge because of name similarities between their children and the later children of my ancestor.Also, on the 1880 census, the parents' birthplaces match those of James and Isabel. W.M. and Malinda Aldridge appeared on the 1880 Hill Co., TX census.I have not been able to find William (W.M.) on the 1850, 1860, or 1870 censuses so far.Malinda was listed with her Weatherby family in 1850 in Carroll Co., GA.She was fifteen years younger than William. The family story was that William was a trader and carried a pouch of gold around his waist.Perhaps he was drawn to the West during this time.He possibly could have been in the Civil War because there was a W.M. Aldridge listed in an infantry company from Haralson Co., GA. His daughter (my gggrandmother) was named Isabell Arizona Melinda Aldridge.The story about her was that she was born in a covered wagon in 1872 as the family arrived in Plano, TX. Forgive the length of this message.If you know of any connection, please let me know.I appreciate your interest.