I was told the Aldridge family lived in Columbus,Ga. when Robert Aldridge left for AL.There is an awareness of some mystery surrounding him. Some say he shot a man and left in the middle of the night. Some say he had a huge family he desserted. But having talked to his daughter, I was ale to glean a little more information which I have put together with the 1910 Ga., census. But I still do not know who Robert Aldridge was, nor his parentage. It could be as follows. If anyone has information, please tell me!
I think I have it figured out a possible scenario as follows andthe real reason Robert Aldridgenever communicatedwithhisfamily in GA. Which I have constucted from the information in the 1910 census.
Robert Aldridge's father is born in NC aroundthetimeofthe Civil War. He has a son by a black woman called Newkirk in NC in 1888.The son iscalled Henry Newkirk. Robert's father moves down to SC where his black mate Newkirk dies. He takes up with a Creek Indian woman called Sallie Mae and has Robert Lee Aldridge by Sallie Mae in Oct. 1890 in SC, and this SC birthis what was told to the GA census taker in 1910. He is called Robert Lee Aldridge. The family then moves to GA. Between 1900 and 1910 Robert Aldridge moves out of his family house in GA.and moves in with brother Henry who is meantime married. In 1910 they are living together in the Camden Co. Ga. census in a black neighorhood. Phoebe part Creek Indian marries somebody and has a daughter before 1910. Between 1910 and 1920 Phoebe Creek Indian "marries" again to Robert Aldridge . Since Robert's own mother is Indian, this is natural for him. They have Jessie and Aline before 1920. Roert's "wife" Sallie-mae Creek Indian Aldridge supposedly dies -before 1920. Robert Aldridge leaves the 2 children in care of his step daughter or his black brother's kin, leaving for Birmingham, never to see them again. Robert Aldridge marries again in 1921 to white Cora Aldridge. He never mentions about this black kin. He never sees them again. He hascrossedoutofthe Indianand black community in Ga. intowhite Alabama. Now I have to find out who this father of Robert Aldridge is. susan aldridge