DiAnn I read your post and what caught my eye was Ben Aldridge. I am a David Aldridge Jr, Dad named David Sr, Grandpa named George Benjamine Aldridge and I think G grandpa was Ben Aldridge. George B was born in Petersburg in ~1890 and lived in the SwiftCreek area outside of Colonial Heights Va.
I have been helping my cousin (Gray) on Ancestory.com to fill in the blanks on his web page and started an Aldridge family tree but it does not go back beyond George B. because I am not sure. George B had a sister named Jessie if I recall. Don't know if he had others brothers or sisters. All my current family have passed except another cousin named George Elder who retired from the Sheriff Dept in Prince George Cty and since has moved to Tx. His mother was Nellie Aldridge.
Probably more info that you wanted to know but I am 69 now and thought I would give it a shot. Sincerely Dave AldridgeEmail firstname.lastname@example.org