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