Enoch Aldridge

Alabama: Her History, Resources, Ware Record, and Public Men. From 1540 To 1872. Chapter 16

Enoch Aldridge is doubtless the oldest resident of the county. He was born in Bledsoe county, Tennessee, in 1807, and came with his parents to Blount in December 1816. He grew to manhood here, and in 1836 was a private in Capt. Musgrove’s company during the Creek troubles. He was elected to the general assembly the same year, and served the county in one house or the other for eighteen years between 1836 and 1863. In 1862 he raised a company, and at the organization of the Forty-eight Alabama Infantry was elected major of it. He commanded the regiment at Cedar Run, and was there seriously wounded. He resigned at Cedar Run, and was there seriously wounded. He resigned soon after. He has since resided on his farm near Brooksville. Col. Aldridge has ever been a faithful public servant, and deserves much credit as a self-made man. He is a close observer of men, and possesses much sagacity and energy. Of his seven sons who were in the confederate service, one was killed at the second Manassas, one died in prison at Fort Donelson, and one was crippled permanently. Lieutenant Colonel Jesse J. Aldridge and Captain Andrew J. Aldridge, both of the Forty-eighth Alabama Infantry, are also his sons.