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ELDRIDGE: Lewis H., son of Duncan and Rebecca - where did he and wife Mary go?

Query by Bawden4

Lewis H. (unknown mn) was born in 1842 (no date) in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, (my reference says) probably the son of Duncan and Rebecca LIPPINCOTT ELDRIDGE.

In the 1850 Iowa federal census for Scott County, city of Davenport, Lewis ELDRIDGE, age 8, is listed as living in the home of Asa PRESCOTT. Asa was a teacher from New Hampshire who began one of the early schools in Davenport. It is possible Lewis boarded with the PRESCOTT family while he was attending their school.

In the Daily Davenport Democrat newspaper, 27 Aug 1867 announced the marriage of Lewis H. ELDRIDGE of Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee to Miss Mary L. BLACK of Davenport. Apparently the couple returned to Tennessee after their marriage, since they are not found in Davenport city directories.

Duncan ELDRIDGE does not mention Lewis in his will and Sarah ELDRIDGE ASHER, Lewis' sister, named her only child Lewis. The only family member to do that, perhaps ndicating a close brother-sister relationship.

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on 2011-12-10 16:59:57

Bawden4 , from Iowa, USA, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2011. is researching the following names: BAWDEN, BEECHER, LIPPINCOTT and 8 other(s).

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by Bawden4 on 2011-12-10 17:12:38

The Eldridge-Bawden Families: The Ancestors and Descendants of Duncan Campbell Eldridge and Stephen Bawden, Scott County, Iowa, 1986, author-compiler Alice Richardson Sloan C.G., commissioned by John Duvall Bawden, Anundsen Pub Co., Decorah, IA 290 pps, no copyright, no ISBN in the possession of this writer.

References on p. 22:
History of Scott County, Iowa by H. E. Downer 1910
Davenport Past and Present 1858 Franc B. Wilkie
History of Scott County, Iowa 1882
New Jersey State Papers, First Series Vol XLII p 145
Davenport, Iowa City Directories
The Daily Davenport Democrat Newspaper: 27 Aug 1867
The Davenport Democrat Newspaper 2 Oct 1882 front page
Democrat Gazette Newspaper 6 Oct 1889 front page
Davenport Daily Times 12 Nov 1889 p 3
Oakdale Memorial Gardens, aka Oakdale Cemetery, 2501 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA 52803
Scott County, Iowa vital records: marriage
1850 Iowa Federal Census, Scott County, Iowa, Davenport Twp pp. 45, 37-45; p 128, 169-184
1860 Iowa Federal Census, Scott County, Iowa Davenport Twpp 297, #2589-2506
Scott County Iowa Probate: wll of D C Eldridge #2039
Gloucester County, New Jersey Historical Society Bulletin - Sept 1965, p. 12

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