Hi Christie, Just saw your post, I believe the Joshua Eldridge who married Jemima Patrick was born Feb 1839 and died after 1900. I have him also married to Anna Reed. I think he was the son of James Eldridge(born abt 1809-1812) and Jane (or Eliza Jane) Cotton (born 1812-1814) the daughter of Jobe Cotton and unknown Pugh. The Joshua Eldridge who married Fannie Elliott was born about 1815 and died between 1870-1880 in Elliott County, Kentucky. I think it's likely that he was a brother to Jesse Eldridge that married Mary Pugh (a sister to Jobe Cotton's first wife mentioned before) and also a brother to James Eldridge who was married Jane Cotton (daughter of Jobe Cotton already mentioned). So younger Joshua mentioned was nephew of older Joshua mentioned above. Now what gets the whole thing so confusing is that there were two James Eldridges a generation apart that were married to Eliza Jane Cottons. A mind twister to be sure. Joshua Eldridge born 1815 and Fanny Elliott, are parents of the younger James Eldridge and his wife Ann Eliza Jane Cotton who was the daughter of James Cotton (son of Jobe Cotton mentioned) and Susan Hurst.