William Aldridge of Marshall Co., complainant."One Reuben Woods of Texas planned to institute proceedings for thepurpose of establishing the validity of will of Samuel McDaniel with Thomas B. Craighead his atty, 25 May 1840. Deposition taken 5 Sept 1842, Nancy Aldridge, aged about 54, and James Aldridge aged about 28.Nancy Aldridge was aunt of Reuben Woods.McDaniel was Wood's grandfather. Source: Maury County Chancery Co TN records, 1810-1866, Vol 1 page 4.
Nancy Aldridge was born Nancy "Nanny" Watts, dau of Benjamin Watts and Frances "Frankey" Teague. Nancy married Aaron Aldridge and lived close to her sister Elizabeth Watts McDaniel and her husband Jacob McDaniel in the 1800 census-Chatham Co., NC.Samuel McDaniel was actually Nancy and Elizabeth's step-father, as he married Frankey Teague after Benjamin Watts died.Reuben Wood is the son of John L. Wood and Sophia McDaniel (daughter of Samuel McDaniel and Frankey Teague Watts McDaniel.I am interested in learning more about the Aldridges.Thanks, Trish Elliott-Kashima