There were numerous rumors passed down about Prussia. One of the rumors was that she was an Indian.
Aldridge road near Aquadale and Cottonville in Southern Stanly County, runs between Plank Road and Old Davis Road. This is where the Aldridges lived, and some still do, during the late 1800's. Prussia's brother Benjamin Murray was the original owner of the property that Rehobeth Church sits on and the Murray family Cemetary, where their parents are buried, is on Prince Road, very close to Long Creek.
So the Murrays lived just north and slightly West of the Aldridges and the Davis's lived directly south and east of the Aldridges on the Rocky River. We know that Henry Garner Aldridge and Priscilla Murray Aldridge, whom I will refer to from here on by their call names, Garner and Prussia, had 10 Children together: Josiah Walker Aldridge, Martha Aldridge Easley (Miller Easley), Caleb Hampton 'Hamp' Aldridge (Sophia Floyd, Elizabeth Floyd McSwain, had child by her young daughter Martha McSwain), Emaline Aldridge Floyd (John Floyd), Lucy Aldridge (died as a small child), William Henry Aldridge (who would marry his first cousin Rebecca Murray, daughter of Ben Murray, after she was widowed.), Margaret Jane Aldridge Floyd (Ephraim Floyd), Elizabeth Rosetta Aldridge (George Whitley), twins Julia and Frances Julina Aldridge (several children by Whitley's, then married Horton H 'Hawk' Davis), John Adam Aldridge (who would marry his first cousin Glennie Wilmartha Whitaker, daughter of Prussia's sister Sophia Murray Whitaker).
Garner died of the measles in Virginia in 1862.
This is only the first installation of my story of Prussia. See part two for her life after Garner's death.