Lori, I do not have a copy yet of the original will of Elijah Aldridge but here is what I do have. From "Wilkes County, North Carolina, Will Abstracts, Book One (1778-1799) published by the Wilkes County Genealogical Society", page 20, Item #203: WILL ELIJAH ALLDRIDGE 13 April 1786; October Term 1786 Wife:Mary - an uninterupted possession of plantation where I live during life and widowhood; also stock 2 Sons:Francis & Edmond - above land at decease wife 3 children:Francis, Edmund & Keziah - stock at decease wife Dau:Keziah, h. h. furn at decease wife Execrs:John Barlow, Ancel Baley Wit:Joseph (X) Rash, Elijah (X) Allridge, Bethany Waddle (X) Baley
Item #206 23 Oct 1786 INVENTORY ESTATE Elijah Alridge, decd retd by Ansel (X) Baley; 1 note on Isom Allridge for 3 pds; 1 note on Joseph Rash for 11 pds (other items)
Page 29 Item #299 27 Jan 1791 GUARDIAN BOND David Cox is appt guardian to Francis, Edmond & Keziah Aldridge, minor orphans; Edmond (X) Tilloy, bonsman
I have just started my research on the Aldridge's and thought that this might help you.There seems to be several who are interested in this part of our family.