EDWARD ELDRIDGE 1790-1851


Edward Eldridge was baptised at Sedlescombe, Sussex, England on 23 May 1790 the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Eldridge. He was a bachelor when he married Mary Gibbs, a spinster, on 22 Nov 1814 at Sedlescombe.

The first two children of Edward and Mary were baptised at Sedlescombe, Mary on 14 May 1815 and John on 8 Jun 1817. Their next six children are all said to be born in Sussex.

Edward and Mary and their eight children migrated to the United States of America in 1828 leaving Liverpool and sailing for 9 weeks on the Bremen Packet before ariving at Baltimore, Maryland.

Three more children were born at Baltimore where the family lived for about twelve years before moving to Menard County, Illinois in about 1840. Edward farmed on a property at Irish Grove given to him by his father-in-law William Gibbs, who had migrated from England with his family in about 1818.

Edward died on 13 Oct 1851 in Logan County, Illinois. Mary died in 1868 in Menard County, Illinois. His obituary in the Illinois Journal of 23 Oct 1851 at page 3 was:

DIED-In Irish Grove, Logan County, Ills. on the 13th
instant Edward Eldridge, who was born in Sussex
County, England, May 4th, 1790, and with a large
family emigrated to the United States in 1828.
Mr. Eldridge has left a large and respectable
family and many friends to mourn his loss.

Updated 15 March 2020


Edward Eldridge (1790-1851)
m 1814 Mary Gibbs (1796-1868)
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    Mary Eldridge (1815-    )
    m (    ) John Cox (1800-    )
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    |   John H Cox (1849-    )
    |   Mary K Cox (1852-    )
    |   Stephen Cox (1859-    )
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    John Eldridge (1817-    )
    Thomas Eldridge (1820-    )
    m 1837 Lavinia Parks (    -    )
    Jane Eldridge (1820-1861)
    m 1848 John Henry Deal (1822-    )
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    |   George F Deal (1850-    )
    |   May E Deal (1851-    )
    |   Sarah A Deal (1853-    )
    |   William H Deal (1855-    )
    |   Flora Deal (1859-    )
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    Elizabeth Eldridge (1821-1901)
    m 1843 William Caldwell Swiney (1820-    )
    |   |
    |   J E (male) Swiney (1846-    )
    |   E J (female) Swiney (1848-    )
    |   J C (male) Swiney (1849-    )
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    Charlotte Eldridge (1824-    )
    m 1851 Wlza Enslow (    -    )
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    |   Eliza Enslow (    -    )
    |   Anna Enslow (    -    )
    |   Eddie Enslow (    -    )
    |   Edward Enslow (    -    )
    |   Mary Elizabeth Enslow (    -    )
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    m (    ) John F Jackson (    -    )
    William Eldridge (1825-1902)
    m 1852 Martha Ann Anderson (1827-1906)
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    |   Franklin Paris Eldridge (1853-1922)
    |   m 1879 Emily Eliza Whitney (1856-1932)
    |   |   |
    |   |   William Roy Eldridge (1880-1902)
    |   |   Lucia Eldridge (1882-1900)
    |   |   Homer Paul Eldridge (1884-1938) 
    |   |   m 1911 Beulah Uppinhouse (1889-1978)
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    |   |   |   Harold W Eldridge (1912-1982)
    |   |   |   m (    ) Lucile Wright (    -    )
    |   |   |   m 1935 Isabel Florence Olson (1915-1981)
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    |   |   |   |   David Whitney Eldridge (1938-    )
    |   |   |   |   m 1965 Sheila Frances McGivern (1941-1987)
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    |   |   |   |   |   Joanne Frances Eldridge (1966-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   Katherine Isabel Eldridge (1967-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   David Whitney Eldridge (1970-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   Kristin Maureen Eldridge (1972-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   Eric McGivern Eldridge (1978-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   m (    ) Adrienne Porter (    -    )
    |   |   |   |   |       |
    |   |   |   |   |       Annabelle Eldridge (    -    )
    |   |   |   |   |       Porter Josephine Eldridge (2015-2015)
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    |   |   |   |   Laurence Conrad Eldridge (1940-    )
    |   |   |   |   m 1965 Nancy Louise Karlsten (1941-    )
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    |   |   |   |       James Robert Eldridge (1966-    )
    |   |   |   |       Kristina Louise Eldridge (1968-    )
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    |   |   |   m 1956 Maxine Rohade (1915-1999)
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    |   |   Mary Arstella Eldridge (1886-1963)
    |   |   m 1910 Evert Tice (1885-    )
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    |   |   |   Homer Whitney Tice (1912-    )
    |   |   |   Helen Warnsing Tice (1913-    )
    |   |   |   Evert Eldridge Tice (1920-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Earle Whitney Eldridge (1896-1955)
    |   |   m 1920 Thelma Augustus Philipsen (1898-1982)
    |   |       |
    |   |       Edgar Franklin Eldridge (1920-1999)
    |   |       m (    ) Thelma Robertson (1920-    )
    |   |       |   |
    |   |       |   Dick Eldridge (    -    )
    |   |       |
    |   |       Whitney Lewis Eldridge (1922-2010)
    |   |       m 1947 Sophia Mick (1922-2000)
    |   |       |   |
    |   |       |   Larry Whitney Eldridge (1951-2019)
    |   |       |   Thomas Lewis Eldridge (1954-    )
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    |   |       Mary Lois Eldridge (1924-    )
    |   |       m 1947 James McAtee (1924-    )
    |   |       |   |
    |   |       |   Marilyn McAtee (1948-    )
    |   |       |   David McAtee (1951-    )
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    |   |       Arthur Charles Eldridge (1930-    )
    |   |       m 1954 Norma Mae Raab (1932-    )
    |   |           |
    |   |           Mark Whitney Eldridge (1958-    )
    |   |           m 1996 Bonnie Kaye Hill (1956-    )
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    |   |           |   Earl Hill Eldridge (2000-    )
    |   |           |
    |   |           Christa Lynn Eldridge (1961-    )
    |   |           Claire Ann Eldridge (1962-    )
    |   |           m 1986 Stephan Robert Hilsen (1962-    )
    |   |               |
    |   |               Ben Whitney Hilsen (1990-    )
    |   |               Darren Eldridge Hilsen (1992-    )
    |   |
    |   Lucia Eldridge (1858-1870)
    |   William Roy Eldridge (1862-1862)
    |   Charles H Eldridge (1863-1864)
    |
    Margaret Eldridge (1826-1904)
    m 1846 William Wallace Walker (1822-    )
    |   |
    |   James H Walker (1848-    )
    |   Lois A Walker (1849-    )
    |   William S Walker (1851-    )
    |   Mary J Walker (1853-    )
    |   Julia A Walker (1855-    )
    |   Lucy B Walker (1859-    )
    |   Margaret Walker (1861-    )
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    James Eldridge (1829-1898)
    m 1856 Mary Knoles (1837-    )
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    |   (Unknown) Eldridge (    -    )
    |   (Unknown) Eldridge (    -    )
    |   Nancee Emma Eldridge (1859-1940)
    |   m 1881 James Frank Austin (1858-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   John F Austin (1883-    )
    |   |   Florence B Austin (1885-    )
    |   |   Laura M Austin (1886-    )
    |   |   Nola G Austin (1888-    )
    |   |
    |   Vernetta E Eldridge (1864-    )
    |   m 1885 George Harvey Hendrickson (1863-    )
    |       |
    |       Lottie A Hendrickson (1886-    )
    |       Ira E Hendrickson (1888-    )
    |       James H Hendrickson (1890-    )
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    m 1867 Nancy Montgomery (1834-1922)
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    |   William H Eldridge (1867-1944)
    |   m 1895 Emma A Chasley (1868-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Grace E Eldridge (1896-    )
    |   |   Chesley J Eldridge (1903-    )
    |   |
    |   Lena Belle Eldridge (1869-1871)
    |   Edward Eldridge (1873-1873)
    |
    Ann Eldridge (1832-1867)
    m 1850 David Arthur Alkire (    -    )
    |   |
    |   Chauncey Herbert Alkire (    -    )
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    Henry Eldridge (1835-1872)

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