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Marriage: Children:
  1. Martha A. Aldridge: Birth: 28 MAR 1855.

  2. Williamson Aldridge: Birth: 25 APR 1860. Death: 29 JUL 1863

  3. Candice Aldridge: Birth: 15 JUL 1865.

  4. Allie B. Aldridge: Birth: 20 OCT 1869.

  5. Sterling Roy Aldridge: Birth: 26 OCT 1875.


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a. Note:   Micajah Aldridge (1832-1921)
  Micajah Aldridge, miller, and son of Richard and Lucy (Pleasant) Aldridge, was born in Caswell county, N. C. May 10, 1832. The parents were natives of North Carolina, and died in Webster County, Mo., the father in 1853 and the mother in 1867. The family came to Missouri as early as 1839, and settled in Webster county. Micajah Aldridge is the fourth of eight children, seven of whom are now living. He assisted his father on the farm until grown, and in 1852 commenced tilling the soil on his own responsibility. He was married in June, 1854, to Miss Elizabeth Moore, who was born in North Carolina January 20, 1831, and who bore him seven children: Martha A. born March 28, 1855, Candice S. born July 15, 1865, Allie B. born October 20, 1869, and Sterling Roy, born October 26, 1875, living, and three deceased: and infant, born March 8, 1859, Williamson, born April 25, 1860 and died July 29, 1863.
  Mr. Aldridge continued farming until 1885, when he sold his farm, one of the best in Webster county. He was for many years one of the most extensive tobacco growers in the county, and was quite successful in this enterprise. In the fall of 1880 Mr. Aldridge removed to Marshfield, where he carried on the lumber business until about 1885, and also engaged in the livery business, which he still continues He is engaged in buying grain, and also runs a flouring mill. He has been very successful in all his business ventures, and is one of the leading business men of Marshfield. In politics he is Democratic, of the uncompromising type, and cast his first presidential vote for James Buchanan. He was a Mason for several years, and Mrs. Aldridge is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. His paternal granfather served through the Revolutionary War, and died in Caswell County N. C.
  Source: <em>History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Counties, Missouri</em>, The Goodspeed Publishing Company (1889). _______________
  Micajah Aldridge Dead: One of the oldest residents of this county and pioneer business man.
  The death of Micajah Aldridge at this place last Thursday removed from our midst one of Marshfield's oldset citiznes. He was a pioneer citizen of Webster county and one of Marshfield's pioneer business men. Micajah Aldridge was born in Tazwell (Caswell) county, North Carolina, May 10, 1832. Died in Marshfield, Missouri, January 6, 1921, at the advanced age of 88 years, 7 months, and 26 days. He came to Missouri in 1839 with his parents and settled in what was then Greene County, but now is the western part of Webster county. Will (William) Aldridge, a relative, now lives on the farm settled by the father of the deceased.
  In 1884, Mr. Aldridge was married to Elizabeth C. Moore. The children surviving this union are Mrs. W. R. Brooks of Route 3 Rogersville, Mrs. R. C. Florence, 300 E. Maple St., Cushing, Oklahoma, Mrs. John Taggard, Seymour, and Roy Aldrdige, Route 1 Marshfield. The deceased and his family lived on what is now known as the Cass farm, 10 miles south of Marshfield for several years and moved to Marshfield in 1881. For many years Mr. Aldridge was active in the livery business in this city and built many business' housed and assisted others to enter business.
  His first wife died in 1900 and later he married to Miss Fora O'Shea, who still survives him. He received a fall several years ago which so crippled him that he was forced to quit active business. He later became so crippled and together with advancing years was forced to remain at home, and for the past five years or so, has been confined to his bed. Mr. Aldridge was a member of the Christian Church. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge of this city, being one of its ealry members.
  The funeral services were held at the residence on North Fulton Street at 10 o'clock Saturday morning and were conducted by Rev. F. M. Hooten, also by the Masonic Lodge. Internment was held at Mt. Olive Cemetery, 12 miles southwest of Marshfield, where the body was accompanied by relatives and members of the Masonic Order.


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