Not sure if this Edmund Alldredge be a son of Nathan or not. He reportedly had a will in Tennesse. the following information which is
located on pages 315 -316 of the county history book entitled
"Twentieth Century History of Delaware County, Indiana," Author:
Kemper, G. W. H. (General William Harrison), 1839-1927.Published:
Lewis pub. co., in 1908. Hope you enjoy this information. If you wish
to get a picture of Edmund's broken marker let me know.
‘Edmund Alldredge, a soldier of the War of 1812, was the son of a Revolutionary soldier whose ancestors came from Wales, His services continued throughout the entire war. He took part in the Battle of Bunker Hill, and brought with him from its bloody field, a British powder horn embellished by a brazen deer on one side. Edmund Alldredge was born April 2, 1784 near Wilkes Court House, North Carolina. It was from this mountain home that his father went forth to fight his country’s battles. Like all pioneers at that early day the opportunities for education were limited but he succeeded in acquiring a fair knowledge of the three R’s and was all his life a wide reader. Hearing of the fertile country in Indiana, he set out on horseback and rode the entire distance. After numerous hardships he reached the No Name country south of Muncie town, containing not over a dozen houses. He entered a fine tract of land and secured a patent from the Government. He made the acquaintance of an estimable young lady near Cincinnati, Miss Jane Mulford. Their marriage took place October 4, 1810, and the wedding trip was a journey on horseback from her father’s house to the new home in the woods. The woods abounded in game, and he largely supplied the table with wild meats from the forest. They had ten children: Francis B., Elijah, Hiram, William, Isaac, Kezia, Mary, John, Elizabeth and Edmund Jr. When the Second War for Independence was declared, he joined the standard of General Harrison. The army suffered much during the bitterly cold weather of the Michigan campaign, and he afterwards, in reminiscent mood, often said that no tongue could express the suffering of night picket duty along the great lakes facing the frigid gales that swept in from the north. Refusing promotion, he served in the ranks until peace was declared, when he returned to home and family. His oldest son did not recognize his father with his buckskin clothes soldier equipments and as a trophy an Indian tomahawk. He again took up the pursuit of farming and stock raising, and prospered until the year 1833, when a terrible scourge of disease known as milk sickness visited the family and neighborhood. Those who drank of the milk were attacked with a terrible malady, attended with sweating and nervous weakness that often proved fatal. In a little over one year he lost five family members, including his faithful wife. The attack he suffered from, was light, but he felt its presence in his system to the end of his life.
With this bereavement and affliction he did not despair. A faithful Christian, a member of the M. E. Church, he was fully sustained by the bearer of burdens for the “weary and heavy laden.” Five years after the death of his first wife, he married Mrs. Fannie Breese with whom he lived happily until her death four or five years later, Two years later he married Mrs. Jane Armstrong, but the union proved an unhappy one, resulted in his obtaining a divorce, Soon after he met, won and married Mrs. Jane Hundley with whom he lived in great harmony until his death, March 30, 1858 at he age of seventy-four years. He was thrown from a load of hay, breaking the left leg above the ankle. Because of his age, medical skill failed, and he died 2 days later, declaring his unswerving faith in God’s love and mercy. His last words to his son John were, “I am going to rest, having no fear of death.”
He was a worthy, honest man, absolutely truthful and respected by his neighbors. In politics he was an ardent Whig, despising slavery and doing all is his power against the great crime, abolished five years after he passed away. His remains rest in the Heath Cemetery, near his
old home. Of his kindred, but two remain, Edmund F. Alldredge of Muncie and J. S Alldredge of Anderson, Indiana.