MATTHEW ELDRIDGE ????-????


The book A Geography and History of the County of Digby Nova Scotia by Isaiah W Wilson copyrighted in 1893 shows at page 81 that "Matthew S. Eldridge came to Sandy Cove and married the daughter of Stephen Fountain. He bought land of Morris Peters, and settled thereon.". She was born born Mary Squires and adopted by Stephen Fountain.

The book Sandy Cove - the History of a Nova Scotia Village by Mary Kate Bull, first printed in 1978, records how Stephen Fountain brought his account book with him when he arrived in Digby in 1783 and how this book records the 1794 marriage of his adopted daughter Mary Squires to Matthew Eldridge and the births of their first two children Stephen Fountain and John Squires. Mary Kate Bull references records of Ruth Eldridge of Sandy Cove (now deceased) that Matthew and Mary had 7 sons and 7 daughters naming them as Stephen, John, George, Shubel, Squires, William and Charles, Harriet, Cynthia, Sally, Jane, Eliza, Lucinda and Adelaide.

The information in these publications provided the foundation for this Eldridge tree and research has shown the detail of the children of Matthew and Mary is not completely correct. The majority were in Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada with some branches moving to the USA.

Updated 4 April 2020


Mathew Eldridge (    -    )
m 1794 Mary Squires (1780-    )
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    Stephen Fountain Eldridge (1795-1866)
    m (    ) Eleanor Saunders (1809-1872)
    |   |
    |   George Eldridge (1826-1852)
    |   Fountain Eldridge (1829-1899)
    |   m 1857 Sarah Ann Gilliland (1834-1910)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Hannah E Eldridge (1858-1916)
    |   |   m 1883 Elmer E Humphrey (1860-1914)
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   Charles T Humphrey (1883-1884)
    |   |   |   Alice Gertrude Humphrey (1884-1953)
    |   |   |   Margaret L Humphrey (1887-1950)
    |   |   |   Fred E Humphrey (1889-1918)
    |   |   |   Roy Seymour Humphrey (1891-1940)
    |   |   |   Annie S Humphrey (1892-1946)
    |   |   |   William T Humphrey (1895-1960)
    |   |   |   Lovilla Goodwin Humphrey (1897-1967)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Nancy S Eldridge (1862-1899)
    |   |   m 1881 Ingram Layton Saunders (1858-1926)
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   Jessie Morrison Saunders (1882-1956)
    |   |   |   Harry Truman Saunders (1893-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Magellan Eldridge (1865-1947)
    |   |   m 1893 William Bowden Humphrey (1866-1937)
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   Mildred Gladys Humphrey (1893-1918)
    |   |   |   Helen M Humphrey (1895-1972)
    |   |   |   Alvaline Humphrey (1901-1932)
    |   |   |
    |   |   George William Eldridge (1869-1946)
    |   |   m 1913 Bertha Eugena Denton (1882-1959)
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   Sarah Eldridge (1915-1944)
    |   |   |   m 1934 George Auguste Thibault (1907-    )
    |   |   |   Lenore Gwendolyn Eldridge (1916-2009)
    |   |   |   m 1936 Colin Glenmore Crowell (1912-1970)
    |   |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   |   Marion Crowell (    -    )
    |   |   |   |   Elizabeth Crowell (    -    )
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   Geraldine Leneika Eldridge (1916-2001)
    |   |   |   m 1939 Robert Clifford Ensor (1907-1980)
    |   |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   |   R Edgar Ensor (1939-    )
    |   |   |   |   Rosalind A Ensor (1942-    )
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   George Harper Eldridge (1917-1944)
    |   |   |   Bertie Eldridge (1917-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Mellessa Jane Eldridge (1871-1956)
    |   |   m 1899 Richard Phillips (1865-1939)
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   Leonard Eldridge Phillips (1900-1900)
    |   |   |   William Stanley Phillips (1901-1986)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Emma Mabel Eldridge (1874-1936)
    |   |   m 1891 Albert Edward Gidney (1865-1951)
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   Elmer Lawson Gidney (1892-1948)
    |   |   |   Gwendolyn Gidney (1896-    )
    |   |   |   Joseph Duncan Gidney (1896-1918)
    |   |   |   Pauline Gidney (1903-    )
    |   |   |   Dorothy Jean Gidney (1904-    )
    |   |   |   Albert Burton Gidney (1906-    )
    |   |   |   Elward Bertram Gidney (1906-    )
    |   |   |   Leazman Gidney (1914-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Annie Laura Eldridge (1874-1931)
    |   |   m 1903 Frederick Charles Merritt (1877-    )
    |   |       |
    |   |       Ruth Merritt (1910-    )
    |   |
    |   Albert Eldridge (1834-1890)
    |   m 1862 Mary Ann McKay (1839-1865)
    |   m 1866 Jane Mitchell (1842-1914)
    |   Mary Elizabeth Eldridge (1836-1901)
    |   m 1857 Arthur Mitchell (1829-1882)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Georgiana Mitchell (1859-1862)
    |   |   Lena W Mitchell (1859-1860)
    |   |   Arthur Scott Mitchell (1860-1864)
    |   |   Malhon Franklin Mitchell (1861-1866)
    |   |   Georgetta Mitchell (1866-    )
    |   |   Fraser E Mitchell (1870-    )
    |   |   Letitia Maud Mitchell (1872-    )
    |   |   Mary Edna Mitchell (1875-    )
    |   |
    |   Hannah Eldridge (1839-1851)
    |   Abner Eldridge (1843-    )
    |   m 1872 Emma Davison (1849-    )
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    John Squires Eldridge (1796-1879)
    m (    ) Nancy A (Unknown) (1812-1882)
    |   |
    |   Marjorie Eldridge (1856-    )
    |   m 1882 Charles Henry Ellis (1857-    )
    |       |
    |       Daisy Anna Ellis (1884-    )
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    George Eldridge (    -1831)
    Jane Eldridge (1805-1875)
    m (    ) Reuben Crowell (1804-1837)
    |   |
    |   Charles T Crowell (1829-1901)
    |   John F Ward Crowell (1829-1859)
    |   Reuben S Crowell (1832-    )
    |   Cynthia Crowell (1835-1864)
    |
    Cynthia Eldridge (1810-1868)
    m (    ) Charles Cossaboom (1805-1875)
    |   |
    |   Margaret Cynthia Cossaboom (1843-    )
    |   Abner Wilkins Cossaboom (1850-    )
    |   Charles Holland Cossaboom (1855-1932)
    |
    James Eldridge (1811-1888)
    m (    ) Mary Saunders (1814-1883)
    |   |
    |   Henrietta Eldridge (1840-1922)
    |   m 1863 Holmes Israel (1836-1878)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Catherine A Israel (1864-1932)
    |   |   Alary E Israel (1866-    )
    |   |   Stella Arcena Israel (1867-1945)
    |   |   Alfred E Israel (1870-    )
    |   |   Leonard Israel (1873-1873)
    |   |   Eugene A Israel (1875-    )
    |   |   Rupert Reginald Israel (1876-1931)
    |   |   m 1907 Laura Mabel Howie (1876-1960)
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   Wilbur Franklin Israel/Eldridge (1909-2003)
    |   |   |   m 1939 Carolyn Shepard Pope (1915-2014)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Beatrice Margaret Israel (1879-1943)
    |   |
    |   Olivia Eldridge (1844-1913)
    |   m 1872 John Kneeland Shattuck (1839-1918)
    |   |   |
    |   |   James Eldridge Shattuck (1874-1880)
    |   |
    |   Sarah Eldridge (1848-1922)
    |   m 1879 David Traxler (1859-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Oswill Garfield Traxler (1880-1954)
    |   |   Bernice M Traxler (1882-    )
    |   |   Hazel Traxler (1885-1955)
    |   |   Edgia Traxler (1889-1961)
    |   |
    |   Ambrose Eldridge (1850-    )
    |   m 1888 Alice Thurber (1865-1926)
    |   James Alfred Eldridge (1852-    )
    |   Ansley Eldridge (1855-1937)
    |   m 1882 Jessie Saunders (1860-    )
    |   m 1886 Miriam C Rice (1860-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   James Abner Eldridge (1887-1968)
    |   |   m 1909 Velma L Anderson (1891-1968)
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   Rita Marie Eldridge (1912-1980)
    |   |   |   m (    ) Ray Joseph Leino (1913-1997)
    |   |   |   Robert W Eldridge (1915-1972)
    |   |   |   m (    ) Helen Marie Leino (1919-2010)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Jessie A Eldridge (1890-1978)
    |   |   Leslie Rice Eldridge (1892-1950)
    |   |   m 1914 Anna Margaret Fry (1897-1964)
    |   |       |
    |   |       Udell Margurite Eldridge (1915-    )
    |   |       m (    ) (Unknown) Green (    -    )
    |   |       Edwin Ensley Eldridge (1921-1999)
    |   |       m (    ) Beth Naylor (    -    )
    |   |       Jack Leslie Eldridge (1923-1980)
    |   |       m (    ) Mary Etta Larsen (    -    )
    |   |       James Fry Eldridge (1929-2010)
    |   |       m 1949 Rena Valene Tucker (1933-2007)
    |   |       Constance Eldridge (1933-    )
    |   |       m (    ) (Unknown) Morgan (    -    )
    |   |
    |   Jenetta Eldridge (1839-    )
    |
    Squires Eldridge (1815-    )
    m (    ) Jane A (Unknown) (1825-    )
    |   |
    |   Adniram Judson Eldridge (1851-    )
    |   m 1878 Georgiana Bailey (1852-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Lystre Eldridge (1879-    )
    |   |   Walter Eldridge (1885-    )
    |   |   Alice Eldridge (1887-    )
    |   |   Agnus Eldridge (1889-    )
    |   |
    |   Henry Holland Eldridge (1856-1904)
    |   m 1882 Annie Bell Peters (1858-1944)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Fowler Eldridge (1882-1891)
    |   |   Hugh Haye Eldridge (1886-    )
    |   |   Mildred Eldridge (1889-    )
    |   |   Clair Woodman Eldridge (1892-1983)
    |   |   m 1913 Lena Winnifred Mitchell (1896-1981)
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   (Stillborn Male) Eldridge (1913-1913)
    |   |   |   Ruth Eleanor Eldridge (1934-2013)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Eva Eldridge (1895-    )
    |   |   Laura Vivian Eldridge (1898-    )
    |   |   m (    ) (Unknwon) Morse 
    |   |   Mary Squires Eldridge (1899-    )
    |   |   m 1924 Ralph Dobson Morehouse (1900-    )
    |   |   Frank Eldridge (1901-    )
    |   |
    |   Mary A Eldridge (1862-    )
    |   m 1880 Simeon L Sulis (1855-    )
    |
    William Eldridge (1818-    )
    m (    ) Eliza (Unknown) (1815-    )
    |   |
    |   Thomas W C Eldridge (1843-    )
    |
    Shubael Eldridge (1819-1883)
    m 1843 Sephronea Saunders (1824-1884)
    |   |
    |   Sophia Eldridge (1846-    )
    |   m 1863 William Wallace Dakin (1842-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Mary Dakin (1863-    )
    |   |   Lizie Dakin (1865-    )
    |   |   Matthew Dakin (1867-    )
    |   |   Leonard W Dakin (1872-    )
    |   |   Julisha M Dakin (1874-    )
    |   |
    |   Burket Eldridge (1848-    )
    |   m 1870 Mary E Carty (1852-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Melmore B Eldridge (1872-1943)
    |   |   m 1891 Vera E Bishop (1871-    )
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   Flossie M Eldridge (1893-    )
    |   |   |   Albert E Eldridge (1895-    )
    |   |   |   Beatrice M Eldridge (1897-    )
    |   |   |   Mary E Eldridge (1898-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Bessie Eldridge (1880-    )
    |   |   Minnie Burks Eldridge (1885-    )
    |   |   m 1907 Fred Joseph Martel (1884-    )
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   Pauline B Martel (1911-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Wolfred P Eldridge (1888-    )
    |   |   m 1909 Myrtle H Hilton (1889-    )
    |   |       |
    |   |       Victoria Alta Eldridge (1911-    )
    |   |       m 1939 Laurence E Norton (1905-    )
    |   |       Burke F Eldridge (1912-1974)
    |   |       m 1931 Marcella Belle Roberts (    -    )
    |   |       Paul O Eldridge (1915-1970)
    |   |       m 1941 Vernora B Bogue (    -    )
    |   |       Wolfred P Eldridge (1919-    )
    |   |       m 1942 Eleanor W Pratt (    -    )
    |   |       Gloria Eldridge (1922-    )
    |   |       m 1948 Philip D Dentremont (    -    )
    |   |
    |   William Henry Eldridge (1852-    )
    |   (partner) Hannah Trask (    -    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Charles H Eldridge (1876-    )
    |   |
    |   m 1876 Caroline Jane Morehouse (1857-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Lillian Giles Eldridge (1876-    )
    |   |   m 1903 Henry Edward Jones (1870-    )
    |   |   Leonard Burton Eldridge (1878-1957)
    |   |   m (    ) Helen Augusta Brown (1881-    )
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   William Henry Burton Eldridge (1908-    )
    |   |   |   Josephine Loretta Eldridge (1909-    )
    |   |   |   m (    ) James D Dakin (    -    )
    |   |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   |   Helene Elizabeth Dakin (1930-2005)
    |   |   |   |   Robert Dakin (    -    )
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   Constance Alyne Eldridge (1913-    )
    |   |   |   m 1930Lloyd Israel Hersey (1906-    )
    |   |   |   Susan Elizabeth Eldridge (1917-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Abbie Sherman Eldridge (1882-    )
    |   |   m 1908 William Besnard Morris (1879-    )
    |   |   Carl Jones Eldridge (1887-1931)
    |   |   m 1911 Eliza Allison Morehouse (1888-    )
    |   |
    |   Ella Eldridge (1858-    )
    |   m 1876 Samuel Morehouse (1856-1924)
    |   Clarissa J Eldridge (1860-    )
    |   m 1881 William W Saunders (1848-    )
    |   Charles Eldridge (1864-1865)
    |   Charles A Eldridge (1867-1921)
    |   m 1888 Sadie Cutler Morehouse (1869-1920)
    |       |
    |       Percy Clifton Eldridge (1889-    )
    |       m 1907 Nora A Morrissey (1889-    )
    |       |   |
    |       |   Eleanor L Eldridge (1908-1997)
    |       |   Thelma Eldridge (1911-    )
    |       |   Vivian (Alice) Eldridge (1913-    )
    |       |
    |       Harold R Eldridge (1891-    )
    |       m 1916 Gladys V Joy (1893-    )
    |       |   |
    |       |   Eunice May Eldridge (1917-    )
    |       |   Muriel R Eldridge (1919-    )
    |       |   Avis I Eldridge (1921-    )
    |       |
    |       Thora G Eldridge (1893-    )
    |       Floyd Walter Eldridge (1894-1894)
    |       Gayland W Eldridge (1895-1895)
    |       Vivian S Eldridge (1896-1953)
    |       m 1918 Norman Everett Bishop (1896-1972)
    |       |   |
    |       |   Norman G E Bishop (1919-2005)
    |       |   Phyllis S Bishop (1920-    )
    |       |   Gloria D Bishop (1922-    )
    |       |
    |       Charles Gordin Eldridge (1898-    )
    |       m 1923 Doris E Perkins (1898-    )
    |       |   |
    |       |   Charles W Eldridge (1926-    )
    |       |
    |       Parker Elliot Eldridge (1908-1963)
    |       m (    ) Svea G H Christenson (1907-    )
    |           |
    |           Peter Eldridge (1939-    )
    |
    Eliza Eldridge (1820-    )
    m (    ) Silas Westcott (1814-    )
    |   |
    |   Frances Westcott (1847-    )
    |   William B Westcott (1851-    )
    |   Annabell Westcott (1857-    )
    |   Thomas Edgar Westcott (1859-1919)
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    Charles Eldridge (    -    )
    Harriet Eldridge (1826-    )
    m (    ) George Cossaboom (1814-    )
    |   |
    |   Robert Cossaboom (1845-    )
    |   Louisa Cossaboom (1851-    )
    |   Mahalia Cossaboom (1852-    )
    |   George Omar Cossaboom (1854-    )
    |   Carlton Cossaboom (1857-    )
    |   Reuben Cossaboom (1860-    )
    |
    Sally Eldridge (    -    )
    Lucinda Eldridge (    -    )
    Adelaide Eldridge (    -    )

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