Hello List: I am searching for my paternal line of Eldridge. I believe that my grandfather John Eldridge from Chatham is the son of Bearse Eldridge/Eldredge, husband of Rebecca Nickerson. John was born about 1803 in Chatham MA. He first married Mary Ann Chadwick in 1838 in Lyme CT. They were divorced in 1851. In the Barnstable MA census records for 1860, I find a John Eldridge married to a Ruth Nickerson with her children. What I need: 1. A probate record for Bearse Eldredge who died in 1846 to see if he left anything for a son named John. 2. A marriage record for John and Ruth Dagget Nickerson.Her marriage to John would have been her second as her first husband died in 1856.
Anyone have a book of probates on this list. Or can anyone help or direct me. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Carol Eldridge Oveson