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Re: Charles (I) Fallin, Northumberland Co., VA 1600s; Facts known as of Now.
Posted by: lisa bural (ID *****8769) Date: March 01, 2009 at 17:01:32
In Reply to: Re: Charles (I) Fallin, Northumberland Co., VA 1600s; Facts known as of Now. by Jack Fallin of 374

Jack , Sorry that I have taken so long to get back to you.

The Will of andrews that i posted is the wrong information.

Charles FALLIN sr was born in Northumberland County, Va. about 1646. Charlesí birth is recorded in St. Stephenís Parish. He married Jane EYES Fallin in Wiccomico, Northumberland County, Va., 1670. Charles died 16 APR 1701 in Northumberland County, Va.

Jane EYES Fallin was born in Northumberland County, Va. about 1650. Jane died after 1714 in Northumberland, County, Va., when and where she was last found living.
Janes Eyes daughter of
Dennis Eyes and Hannah Abraham
Dennis Eyes was married to his wife Hannah before 1666
Dennis Eyes married Hannah Abraham before 20 August 1666; bride was a daughter of Hanna Abraham; in Feb 1667/8 Eyes identified his mother-in-law as Joane Winley. Headley, Married Well and Often, Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia (1649-1800), Genealogical Publishing, (2003), p. 128.

That Joan Winley should read Wildey. WIlliam Wildey married Joane Unknown.
other children;
Elizabeth WILDEY marrried Henry Fleete/Fleet

notes for Dennis Eyes/Eyre?
(Might of been married to a Martha also???)
married #1 Hannah Abraham
married #2 Mary(Bean?)Donaldson
notes for Mary (Bean?) Donaldson
married #1 John Donaldson
married #2 Dennis Eyes/Eyre?
married #3 Clement Aldridge/Alred/Allred
married #4 Jonathan Palfrey

Children of Charles Fallin and Jane Eyes
1.Jane Fallin
Born: abt 1674 in Northumberland, [county], Virginia, USA
Died: abt 1727
Marriage: 1695 in Wicomico Parish, Northumberland, Virginia,
Miles Walters
Notes for MIles Walters:

June 10, 1719. Josias(Joseph??) Conway, son of Lazarus Conway, deced, an orphan aged seven
years, is by the court bound unto Miles Walters, his Exrs and admrs until he shall
attaine ye age of 21. The said Miles Walters obliging himself to teach him or cause
him to be taught to reade and write during the said time, and also the trade of a
cooper, and at the expiration of his time to pay and allow him as is provided servants
Imported by Indenture or custome. (Lancaster County).Current Errors; Wm. and Mary Qrtly., Vol. 8, No. 2
Lazarus Conway was son of Dennis Conway SR. and wife Ann Eyes daughter of Dennis Eyes and Hannah Abraham. Grandson of Unknown Abraham and Joane (Maiden name Unknown) Wildey,
Notes for Joane (Maiden name Unknown )Abraham:
married #1 Unknown Abraham
married #2 William Wildey

Children of Miles Walters and Jane Fallin
1.John Walters

Jane Fallin
married #2

John Rogers
Born: abt 1695 in Colchester, [parish], Essex, England
Died: 1752
Marriage: Aug 1723
John Rogers was son of

1.Charles Rogers M 1735 in Lancaster, Virginia, USA

Notes for JOhn Rogers
John Rogers M abt 1768 in Lancaster, Virginia,

son of William Rogers and Elizabeth Dale

Notes for John Rogers:
Married #1 Dorcas Freeman??
married #2 Jane (Fallin )Walters

1671 Land Purchase with Joshua Atkins, 370 Acres (10 Acres Resíd)
KNOW ALL MEN by these presents yt: I, DENNIS EYES of ye County of Northumberland in ye Colony of Virga. for diverse good causes & valuable consideracons have sold unto CHARLES Fallon & JOSHUA Atkins both of ye County and Colony aforesd., vizt., one parcell of land by estimacon three hundred and seaventy acres being in ye County of Northumberland on ye South side of ye Maine Branch of Great WICKOCOMIKCOE RIVER beginning at a marked white Oak nigh sd. Branch wch. Divides this & a parcell of land in ye possession of JAMES GAYLARD & extending then South 140 poles to a marked Gum dividing this & ye land of DAVID JENNINGS, thense Southeast by East 160 poles to a marked red Oake standing in a line of trees dividing this & ye land of JAM. POPE, thence East along yt. line to a marked Hicory in a Swampe called POPES SWAMPE, thence North by East 187 poles to marked red Oake standing on a point where POPES SWAMPE & ye Maine Branch of WICOCOMICOE meet, thence West up ye sd Branch to ye first stand. wch. sd. Land I ye sd DENNIS EYES doe make sale of from mee my heires to ye sd, CHARLES & JOSHUA to them their heirs, excepting Ten acres of ye Land beforemenconed sch by agreemt. I reserve for my owne use & for ye use of my heires, the sd. Quantity of Ten acres bounding upon my Land yt I am now seated on & is some certeyne Islands & places adjacent made soe by ye inclosure of ye sd. Swampe or Branches of ye sd Maine Branch of ye River abovesd.. And I ye sd DENNIS doe further engage that ye sd. CHARLES & JOSHUA shall have quiet possession of 360 acres of land part of ye dividend of land abovesd joyntly or severally from ye molestacon of mee my heires or any clayme from any of them. As Wittness my hand & seale this 26th of Octobr 1671.
Sealed & Delivered in ye presence of
DENNIS EYES doe not engage yt when ye
Pattent of ye land abovemenconed comes to my
hand I will assigne ye same over to ye píties
abovesd & I HANNAH EYES do ingage to acknow-
ledge ye sd Land ye píties; As Wittness my hand
& Seale ye day & yeare abovsd

15th Ober 1671 Recog. In Curia DENNIS EYES ye seale
Northumbria p DENNIS EYES HANNAH EYES ye seale

KNOW ALL MEN by these presents yt I HANNAH EYES doe constitute & appoint THOMAS DANIELL my true & lawfull Attorny to acknowledge my part of 360 acres of land sold by my Husband DENNIS EYES to CHARLES Fallon & JOSHUA Atkins & whatsoever my sd Attorny doth herein I ratifie to be as substantiall as my selfe were písonally present.
As Wittness my hand & seale this 13th day of Novembr 1671
Sealed & delivered in ye presence of
15th Novembr 1671 Recog. In Cur. Northumbria p THO DANIELL, Att. HANNAH EYES
pp. 201-202
Northumberland County DEEDS & WILLS 1670-1672, p. 36

Other notes of interests;

Children of Charles Fallin and Jane Eyes/Eyre
2. Alice Fallin married

1. Alice FALLIN (daughter of Charles FALLIN and Jane) in 1703. Alice FALLIN was born about 1679 in Northumberland County, VA.


William ARLEDGE/ALDRIDGE (30) (28) was born about 1678 in Northumberland County, VA. He died on 20 Jan 1724 in Northumberland County, VA. William was married twice. From his will shown in the Northumberland Co. VA "Wills and Administrations 1713-1749", he had land in Wiccocomoco Parish. His sons William and John were not yet 21 when he wrote this will on August 24, 1724. William Aldridge was son of son of Clement Aldridge and Elizabeth Tills.
The following Northumberland County VA court records;

"1. Court 19 May 1703, page 246. Wm. Arledge and Alice his wife ack. a deed for 50 acres to Hannah Neale and Mrs.Hannah Neale ack. Deed of 50 acres to Rodham Neale."

William Arledge, b. ca. February 1675, Northumberland County, VA; son of Clement II and Elizabeth Till(es). He married (1) Alice _________, who evidently lived to at least 1710, probably longer, as William's second family came much later. He married (2) Sarah _________. He died bef. inventory of January 20, 1724, Northumberland County, VA.


(1) 1. William, b. ca. 1704; d. ca. 1770.
2. John, b. May 16, 1706; d. aft. 1756.
3. Clement, b. ca. 1708; d. aft. 1790; m. Ann _________.
4. Jane, b. ca. 1710; d. aft. 1724.
(2) 5. ISAAC, b. ca. 1722, VA; d. bet. January 5, 1790 and November 8, 1790; Fairfield County, SC; m. Anna _________.
6. Sarah, b. ca. 1724, living in 1729.

William Arledge's estate was divided between mainly his children by first wife and Sarah, his second wife. She died before the inventory of her estate on April 15, 1727. Her orphans' inheritance in July 16, 1729, division was a small amount of money a piece. (See pp. 186, 187 Aldridge Records, Vol. II).

William Arledge lived in Winoisomois Parish. He built a water mill, was evidently a mill builder or carpenter of skill. He was involved in much litigation. His will is on p. 389 of the Will Book of Northumberland County, VA, dated January 21, 1724/5, at the time of the calendar change. The family name began to consistently be spelled Arledge around 1700.

He was married to Alice FALLIN (daughter of Charles FALLIN and Jane) in 1703. Alice FALLIN was born about 1679 in Northumberland County, VA. William ARLEDGE/ALDRIDGE and Alice FALLIN had the following children:

+29 i. Clement ARLEDGE.
+31 iii. William ARLEDGE.
32 iv. Jane ARLEDGE was born about 1710 in Northumberland County, VA. She was still living in 1724.

He was married to Sarah ALIRE. Sarah ALIRE(30) signed a will on 19 Apr 1727 in Northumberland County, VA. William ARLEDGE/ALDRIDGE and Sarah ALIRE had the following children:

+33 i. Isaac ARLEDGE I.
34 ii. Sarah ARLEDGE was born about 1724/25. Sarah probably also went to North Carolina with her guardian, John Callahan. [Sarah and Isaac were the children of William's second wife, Sarah. The other four children were older, although William and John were still under the age of 20 when their father wrote his will on 25 Aug. 1724.]

5. CLEMENT4 ALDRIDGE (CLEMENT 3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born September 1672 in Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia, and died Bef. March 20, 1705/06 in (Will) Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia. He married (1) ELIZABETH BEAN, daughter of WILLIAM BEAN and ELIZABETH SYMMONS. He married (2) MARY ??? Abt. 1703 in Northumberland Co VA.


21 Sept 1699: Motion of CLEM'T ARLEGE, probate to him of the last will of ELIZ. ARLEGE his wife, proved by Edw'd Barnes and Hugh Staten. [Northumberland County, VA, Court Orders, p. 66] .

Northumberland County Will proved on 20 Mar 1706 (not date of death). [NEED COPY OF WILL]

*15 Oct 1701--Mary Sivillivant, servant to Clement Aldridge, haveing had a bastard child in the time of her service, it's ordered she serve her said Master for her said default one yeare and a halfe according to Law, her said Master in court haveing engaged to pay the fine. [Northumberland Co. Order Book 1699-1713, Part 1, 176]

*entry before 18 Mar 1703: CLEMENT ARLEGE and MARY his wife vs. JOHN CONWAY. [Northumberland County Court Orders p. 243]

*Clement Arledge, deed to Patrick Maley, 7 Jul 1703. 17.127 [Beverly Fleet, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. XIX, Northumbria Collectanea, 1645-1720 (Balt: GPC, 1971]

There is some discrepancy as to whom Mary was married prior to her marriage to Clement. She was certainly a busy woman when it came to marrying:

*Mary Arledge, wife of Clement, widow of John Donaldson, 7 Jul 1703. 17.127 [Beverly Fleet, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. XIX, Northumbria Collectanea, 1645-1720 (Balt: GPC, 1971] *HOWEVER*, another abstract says: CLEMENT ARLEDGE and MARY his wife Relict of DENNIS EYES who bequeathed in his last will a planatation to JOHN CONWAY and MARY entitle to her thirds of Dower and Conway to be summoned to the next Court [Northumberland County Court Orders, p. 257]

*Court [20 Mar? Entry before 21 Mar] 1705/6, page 372. Pet. of Mary Arledge, a Com. of Adm. to her on the Est. of her de'cd husband Clement Arledge, with will annexed.

*Court 23 Nov 1706, page 419. Capt. John Cralle vs. Jonathan Palfrey and Mary his wife late Mary Arledge Admx. of Clement Arledge dec'd, dismissed.

*Court 15 Aug 1711, page 747. Clement and Mary Arledge deed of sale to Patrick Malery. (**Question: Why is this sale dated 1711 AFTER Clement had died?)

See Beverly Fleet, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. I (Baltimore: Genealogical Publsihing Co, 1988). See Franklin Rudolph Aldridge, Aldridge Records, Vol. 2. 1975 (139 Ewing Dr, Nashville, TN; avail from Gen Soc of CJCLDS); esp pp. 176 ff, "The Arledge Family Records" (Ch. 11). See also Alice Sekanick, "The Hutchinson Family" (privately published, 1994: 624 Kirby Lane, Richardson, TX 75080) and Dr. Rulon C. Allred, "The Allred Family in America, Vol. 1" (Salt Lake City: William R. Bischoff, 1965), and John Bennett Boddie, "The Allred (Aldridge) Family in England and North Carolina" in Historical Southern Families, vol. X (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1966).


Teri Allred wrote on 17 Jan 1998:

Source: Microfilm Collection, Reel 1, Jones Papers, Northumberland County, Virginia Historical Society, Heathsville, Virginia. "To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come Clement Arlidge Junior of th Parish of Bowtracy of the County of Northumberland and Elizabeth his wife ... know yee that Colonel John Symmons dyed seized of sixty acres of land in Cherry Point Neck in the County aforesaid Butting and bounding Southerly on the Creek and Swamp that parts of this said land from a tract of land formerly sould by John Symmons unto Henry Bogges Westerly on ye land of the said Bogges Northerly on the Land Sould by the sd John Symmonds unto Francis Little now in the possession of William Parker and Easterly on the Land of Thomas Matthews wch Said tract or parcel of Land after the decease of the said John Symmons descended unto Elizabeth Sister and heir of the Said John the Said Elizabeth intermarryed wth William Bean by whom she had issue - Elizabeth wife of the Said Clement Arlidge and party to this deed and sole heir to said Elizabeth Bean and whereas the Said William Bean hath by virtue of his intermarriage wth the Said Elizabeth sister of the Said John Symmons by whom she had issue Elizabeth one of the parteys to this Deed hath an Estate for life in twenty acres of the sd Land as tennant by the curtesye of England and Susannah the now wife of John Lawrence had title and Estate for her life as tennant in Dower in Twenty acres of the sd Land as Relict and widdow of the Said John Symmons ... 15th day of February Anno Dominy 1694/95.."

I checked Allred Family in America by Dr. Rulon C. Allred and found [page I-74, in the section written by Archibald F. Bennett] the following information about this Clement:

Clement's wife, Elizabeth [now we know it was Elizabeth Bean], died about 1699. Clement then married Mary [who had previously married John Donaldson and then Dennis Eyes prior to her marriage to Clement Aldridge, Jr. Then after her 3rd husband, Clement, died, she married Jonathan Palfrey, as her 4th husband].

Among the appraisers of the estate of Clement Aldridge/Arledge were John Laurence. Clement's will was destroyed in a fire. He has no known children. Had his will survived, we would have known one way or another, but it seems really strange that with two wives, he had no children. We may never know (with a miracle, of course). We now know that Clement Aldridge/Arledge's first wife was Elizabeth Bean, the daughter of William Bean and Elizabeth Symmons. Elizabeth Symmons was the sister of Colonel John Symmons whose widow, Susannah, married John Lawrence.

Now, if that isn't confusing enough....

John Allred left a will in 1792 in Randolph County, North Carolina. Among his heirs was a daughter, Elizabeth Horner, wife of William Horner. Three of their children married Russells. Among some documents discovered by the late Brenda Esslinger of Knoxville, TN, a descendant of Elizabeth Allred and William Horner are: DAR Membership application of Helen Young Bishop; Horner Legacy by Fredalene Horner; Russell Vertical File & Bean Vertical File, McClung Library, Knoxville, TN. The Allen Papers at the McClung Library has the following on the Bean line:

Matthew Bains married Margaret Hatton at Lancaster Monthly Meeting in England. They sailed for America in 1687 on the ship Chester. Matthew, Margaret and two of their children (Thomas and Timothy) died at sea. Their surviving children, William and Eleanor, wanted to stay in America. William's children were: Joseph, Matthew, James, Timothy, Thomas (infant who died), William, Jacob, Elizabeth and Eleanor. They were all born in the early 1700s.

The International Genealogical Index (IGI) shows William and Elizabeth Bean in Northumberland County, Virginia, the ancestor of the Beans who married into the Russell family and then three times into the family of Elizabeth Allred and William Horner. So far this is probably not too clear, but I'll try to clarify, but the this line migrates from Northumberland County, Virginia, to Pittsylvania and Halifax Counties, Virginia, and to North Carolina. This BEAN-RUSSELL group/family was involved in the Watauga Association. William Russell and Elizabeth Bean had three children who married children of William Horner and Elizabeth Allred: Elizabeth Russell who married to John Horner, Jr.; Jemima Russell who married George Horner (this family went to Hickman and later Perry County, TN); Lewis R. Russell who married Elizabeth Horner (migrated to Arkansas). The wife, Elizabeth Bean, of William Russell, was the sister of Captain William Bean (who married George Russell's sister, Lydia). This Elizabeth Bean and William Bean were the children of William Bean who was born 1720, Northumberland County, Virginia.

There is also a connection to the Cloud and Lane families. Briefly, William Cloud married Sarah James. Their children were: Robert, John, Joseph (to follow), Jeremiah and Willliam. Joseph Cloud married Sarah Green (widow Moore). Their children were: Isaac (to follow), Joseph, Mary and Ann. Isaac Cloud's wife is not known. Their daughter, Elizabeth, married John Fuller Lane. John Fuller Lane and Elizabeth Cloud had the following children: 1) Dorcas Lane, md. Thomas Gresham & then Nathaniel Davis. 2) Sarah Lane, md. Zachariah McCubbins 3) Jemima Lane, md. John Ellis, Sr. 4) Isaac Lane, md. Sarah Russell ***** 5) Tidence Lane, md. Ann Bean ***** 6) John Dutton Lane 7) Rhoda Lane, md. Mr. Curry 8) Elizabeth Lane, md. Benjamin Shipley 9) Samuel Lane, md. Elizabeth Hunt 10) a daughter who md. Thomas Cunningham. After John Fuller Lane, Elizabeth Cloud Lane married 2) John Crouch. The Cloud/Lane/Bean research was done by Brenda Esslinger prior to 1994.

The point: there is a connection between the daughter of John Allred (Elizabeth, wife of William Horner) and families from Northumberland County, Virginia. I am sure there is much more to be done. I am not trying to say that John Aldridge/Arledge was the ancestor of the Allreds of Orange and Randolph Counties, North Carolina, because I don't think this is the case; however, I still believe the Allreds of NC are related or descendants of the Northumberland family of Aldridge/Arledge, especially since a Henry Alred appeared there in 1694 as assignee of William Dickinson by his attorney, Richard Haynie [Thomas Hobson and Some of His Descendants, Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. VIII, Richmond Press, Inc. Printers, Richmond, VA, 1927, pp. 128-129].

Comments, futher information welcomed.


21 Sept 1699: Motion of CLEM'T ARLEGE, probate to him of the last will of ELIZ. ARLEGE his wife, proved by Edw'd Barnes and Hugh Staten. [Northumberland County, VA, Court Orders, p. 66] .

i. ELIZABETH5 ALDRIDGE, b. 1698, Northumberland County, Virginia.


1. Court 15 ffeb. 1709/10, [Northumberland County Court Records, page 634.] Elizabeth Arledge chose Capt. ffrancis Kenner guardian. ffrancis Kenner and William Medcalfe bond for it. (note: Elizabeth was about 11 or 12 years old here.)

Published in the Allred Family Newsletter, issue #17, October 1993

John Allred was born about 1720 (possibly in Maryland) and when a young man in his twenties removed to North Carolina. In 1755 he entered a land warrant in Orange County, North Carolina, for 640 acres of land on the east side of Deep River, on the mouth of Mount Pleasant Run on Sandy Creek, and included both his and Thomas Alldrid's improvements. The land had previously been entered by John McDaniel. This warrant was entered the 15th of March 1755.

John was a planter and the land he was applying for lay on both sides of Mount Pleasant Creek in what is now Randolph County. (NC Patent Book 14:332) The rent was twenty shillings ten pence per year for 520 acres. The land, surveyed on the 2nd of May 1755 by Thomas Allred and Harmon Husbands, chain carriers, was filed in March on 1756. Witnesses were John McGee and James Hunter. Apparently John could not sign his name, but made his mark, three plus signs or +++.

The name of John's first wife is unknown, but according to records of the Horner family, John's daughter, Elizabeth, was born on the 30th of October 1746 in Orange County, North Carolina. John would have been about 26 years old. As appears in the land warrant, we know that John and Thomas Allred had made improvements on the land by the year 1755 and more than likely the 1746 birth date for Elizabeth is correct. John named twelve children in his will, three of them documented children of his second wife. According to the "Allred Family in America", p. 5-1, one of John's wives was Margaret Chaney. However, this has recently come into question.

Wne Mr. Archibald F. Bennett wrote his introduction for the book "The Allred Family in America", it was his contention that one John Allred was the father of at least two brothers, Thomas and Solomon. As I began doing research, I accepted this premise, but I not longer do so. Following Mr. Bennett's lead, I compiled a work booklet entitled "John of Orange" in which I made the same assumption as Mr. Bennett. I would now like to correct that error.

Whenever I go back and read the research paper submitted by Archibald F. Bennett, I am reminded of the expertise that he possessed and the great responsibility I have taken upon myself by disagreeing with him. In order to vindicate myself, I will present some of the material I have researched and will expound upon the points where I have chosen not to accept his findings.

The first 82 pages of Mr. Bennett's 104 page document, I do not hestitate to accept. The points upon which I disagree, begin with a statement made on page 83: "These are evidently William Aldridge and his brother John......and the older sons of these two brothers. Each brother had a son Willam; both here being listed as Alred. Solomon and Thomas were sons of John. Judging by later deeds and family traditions and other evidences."

Mr. Bennett based this supposition upon the following evidence. On page 61 of his report he refers to the parish register of St. Stephen's Parish in Virginia where in Clement Aldredge had these children:

....ent Aldridge, son of Clement was borne Sep.....
.....d Aldredge, daughter of " was borne Mar.......
.....ce Aldredge, daugher of " was borne Oct......
....m Aldredge, son of " was borne S......
..ohn Aldredge, son of " was borne Feb.......

He concludes that the names of these children were Clement, born 1669, two daughters, Winifred (which he deducted from a single letter "d")...possibly, Alice or Grace, William Isaac and John.

William, the second son of Clement and Elizabeth Tills/Tulles (listed above) was born about 1675 in Northumberland, Virginia. The same parish register from St. Stephen's also records the births of William's children, the next generation:

William born about 1704
John, born 16 May 170 (probably about 1706)
Clement, born about 1708
Jane, born about 1710 and living in 1724
Isaac, born about 1722 (by a second wife)
Sarah, born 1724 (by a second wife)

In 1724, William Aldridge died and left a will in which he left his property to his children. Mr. Bennett stated that William , his son, "appears to have gone to North Carolian shortly afterwards (after his father's death) and is said to have had a grant of land in what was then Bertie Co. (North Carolina) in the year 1725."

Then follows a "genealogy" of the counties of North Carolina to wit: Bertie County was formed in 1722 from Bath County, Edgecombe County was formed in 1735 from Bertie, Granville County was formed from Edgecombe County in 1746, Orange County was formed from Granville in 1753, Guilford County was formed from Orange in 1770 and Randolph from Guilford in 1779. Mr. Bennett continued:

"Thus if a family of Aldridges or Allreds settled on the water of Deep River or the branches thereof prior to the year 1755, they would in that year be in Orange County and until 1770; from 1770-1779 in Guilford; and subsequently in Randolph. William Aldridge obtained a grant in Bertie Co., in 1725 and could conceivably appear on the records of these counties successively......His posterity could undoubtedly be found in the records of Randolph County from 1779 on."

On page 84, Mr. Bennett continues, "No record has yet been found of the name of the wife of William Aldridge. In the absence of more direct evidence it is presumed the following are his children:

William, born about 1733; d. Nov or Dec 1789; mar Elizabeth Nathaniel, born about 1735; living in 1790; mar.... Samuel, born abt 1737; living 1789 Nathan, born about 1740; will dated 23 Mar 1818; mar Hannah Nicholas, born about 1742; mar..... James, born about 1745

At this point in time, there is evidence that this William (whom Mr. Bennett referred to as the son of William Aldridge and Alice Fallin) was not born in Virginia, but was the son of Nicholas Aldridge and Martha, his wife of Maryland. Nicholas and Martha had children; Thomas, Ann, John, Joane, Sidney, Jane, Nicholas, William (died young), William and James. The two youngest boys, William and James, left Maryland and settled in North Carolina.

The tax list for Orange County, North Carolina for the year 1755 includes the following:

Thomas Allred 2 whites
William Aldrige 1 white
Solomon Alred 1 white
John Alred 1 white
William Alred 1 white
William Alred 1 white

Thomas listed here was married to Elizabeth (purportedly Twiggs). On the Ancestral File at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, she is listed as Elizabeth Diffee. This is wrong! Elizabeth Diffee is the wife of William Allred.

William Aldrige was the son of NIcholas and Martha Aldridge of Anne Arundle County, Maryland. Solomon Alred married Mary, last name unknown and died

intestate. One William Allred was married to Elizabeth Diffee as stated. Questions arise concerning the final William Alred listed. Was he the father to William (who married Elizabeth Diffee) and a brother to Thomas, Solomon and John? Could he have been the William Elrod of German descent? This is a topic that will be discussed in future reports. We are indebted to Mr. Michael Marshall for his research on this line

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