I am not an ALDRIDGE researcher but will share this info from my book 1891 "Biographical History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa," a bio for H.L. ALDRIDGE, b. Putnam Co, Indiana, Nov 23, 1846, son of JOHN SANFORD ALDRIDGE and AMERICA (JONES) ALDRIDGE, natives of Indiana and of English and Welsh ancestry.The first ALDRIDGE immigration to this country was in a very early day, locating first in North Carolina and then Indiana; they were farmers.John S. Aldridge was the son of John Aldridge.John S. Aldridge was born in North Carolina June 15, 1819; he had siblings Ruth, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Betty and Josiah. John S. died March 16, 1849, leaving H.L. and Mary E. Aldridge.Their mother remarried in 1863 to Josiah Skelton, and in 1854 they came to Iowa.H.L. Aldridge married in Iowa to Margaret E. Selvy, daughter of William and Mary (Foster) Selvy.I hope this helps someone.