|Baldridge and Turrentine Families|
|Josiah Walker Baldridge, son of James and Martha TURRENTINE BALDRIDGE. He was born in Orange County, NC in 1798; married Sarah Wells HODGE in Orange County; died in 1876, Mission Valley, Texas. Josiah's mother was the sister of my 4-g-grandmother, Elizabeth Turrentine Baldridge and his father was the nephew of my 4-g-grandfather, Francis Baldridge.|
|Rubbing from the tombstone of Capt. John Baldridge. Capt. Baldridge was the grandson of my original Baldridge immigrants, William and Janette Holms Baldridge.
"John Baldridge was in the battle of Ramsours, near Lincoln Courthouse under Gen. Rutherford; in battle of Brier Creek at Mr. Toone's in Iredell County; in battle at Punenburg, SC; at Cowen's and Beattie's Fords in NC under Gen. Davidson (Gen. Davidson killed). He was living near the battleground, went on the ground and saw Gen. Davidson and others lying dead. Capt. Baldridge, after the forces under Cornwallis had left, obtained horses and carried his wife out of danger of the British and Tories and the same day returned to his company." Written by Capt Baldridge's brother, Alexander, upon application for pension by John's widow, Isabella, in 1843.
|Tombstones of Samuel Turrentine and Alexander Turrentine; Alexander was my 5-g-grandfather. The two brothers came from Ireland together, first to Lancaster County, PA, and eventually settling in Orange County, NC, where they both lived out their lives. Below left, tombstone of Alexander's wife, Deborah Spence Turrentine. Below right, the tombstone of the second wife of Samuel Turrentine, Mary Bryant. They are buried in the Turrentine Family Cemetery on land which once belonged to Samuel Turrentine, in present day Durham County, NC.|
|Archelaus Turrentine, 1796 - 1885
was a g-grandson of Samuel Turrentine; a son of Samuel & Sarah Wilson Turrentine. Samuel was Sheriff of Orange Co., NC, US Marshal, Dist. of NC; Major, War of 1812.
|Martitia Caroline, wife of
Samuel Henderson Turrentine
|Samuel Henderson Turrentine was born in 1811, in Orange County, NC; died 1890; he was a g-grandson of Samuel Turrentine; a son of Daniel and Elizabeth Steele Turrentine; Elizabeth was the daughter of Col. John Steele, Jr., hero of the Battle of Alamance.|
|Map showing Baldridge & Turrentine land holdings in Orange County, late 1700's
Orange County Petition to pardon member of Regulators signed by Baldridges.
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