Hi Now I know that Robert Lee Aldridge (born an Arledge) was the son of Thomas Arledge/Aldridge/Aldrich and they were both born in Coosa Co,Alabama. They moved across the river to Columbus to work at the cotton factories. Father Thomas was married to Sarah Mae Jordan who was supposedly part or full Indian. The Aldridges have no Indian on that line behind Thomas. Just his wife, supposedly. Sarah Mae was the daughter of Warren Jordan born GA and Winnie Wright born SC. They married in Russell Co.
I have come across the stories of family being Indian and have so often found the story to be false, or so far back that one could never know. One ancestor said to be a full blood Indian could not have possibly been full blood, for instance. I am not sure she had any Indian. I think they bought Indian style clothes at the local Indian town and the legend outcame of that. The Indian clothes were probably reasonably priced and colorful and comfortable to wear. Susan