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 Benjamin Franklin Arnold and

William Gilbert Arnold

of South Carolina

 

     This is an Arnold family that I have just recently started researching and it is in the "infant" stage. The two men of this study were both born in South Carolina around 1800 and migrated into Alabama and Mississippi. Parents are unknown but it is known through DNA testing that these two men are closely related to each other. I expect them to be brothers but further research is needed to back up that claim.

     DNA testing has also proven that these two men are in the same family group as my own Zachariah W. Arnold of Abbeville/Greenwood County, South Carolina and the Rev. Zachariah Arnold of Laurens County, South Carolina. All these families migrated out of South Carolina about the same time and all ended up in either the North-Eastern section of Mississippi or the North-Western section of Alabama. Not far from each other. 

     I hope that making my study for this Arnold family public in its early stages will attract the attention to anyone who may be related to this family. There is a connection between these two men and the Laurens County and Abbeville / Greenwood County Arnolds and I would like to find what that connection is.

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Benjamin Franklin ARNOLD – b. Abt. 1800 SC; d. 1849 Colbert Co., Alabama. Married Mary Katherine SUGG Wood about 1819. Mary Sugg was the daughter of Thomas, Sugg, b. Abt. 1761 VA, and Terah Spencer of Franklin Co., Alabama. The Suggs originally lived in Anson Co., NC (src. SOME HISTORY ON THE SUGG/SUGGS FAMILY by Wynona G. Maxey)

MY NOTE: There is a Benjamin Arnold who purchases land in Colbert Co., AL on September 1, 1849. I do not know if this is the same man.

1. Dewitt Clinton ARNOLD – b. 1825 Bolivar, Hardemand Co., TN. Married Levonia BRITNELL abt. 1856 Franklin Co., Alabama. (src. 1870 FEDERAL CENSUS – COLBERT CO., AL, pg. 45a Newburg P.O.)

1. Benjamin F. ARNOLD – b. 1852 AL (src. src. 1860 FEDERAL CENSUS – FRANKLIN CO., AL, pg. 28 and 1870 FEDERAL CENSUS - COLBERT COUNTY, ALABAMA, pg. 45A Newburg P.O.)

2. William T. ARNOLD – b. 1854 AL (src. 1860 FEDERAL CENSUS – FRANKLIN CO., AL, pg. 28 and 1870 FEDERAL CENSUS - COLBERT COUNTY, ALABAMA, pg. 45A Newburg P.O.)

3. Mary J. ARNOLD – b. 1856 AL (src. src. 1860 FEDERAL CENSUS – FRANKLIN CO., AL, pg. 28 and 1870 FEDERAL CENSUS - COLBERT COUNTY, ALABAMA, pg. 45A Newburg P.O.)

4. Nancy E. ARNOLD – b. 1858 AL (src. src. 1860 FEDERAL CENSUS – FRANKLIN CO., AL, pg. 28 and 1870 FEDERAL CENSUS - COLBERT COUNTY, ALABAMA, pg. 45A Newburg P.O.)

5. Robert C. ARNOLD – b. April 6, 1860; d. March 18, 1935 Franklin Co., Alabama. Is buried at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in that county. Married Rebecca UNKNOWN who is also buried at the same cemetery as her husband (src. CEMETARY TRANSCRIPTIONS AT ANCESTRY.COM)

6. Hartwell ARNOLD – b. 1865 Franklin Co., AL (src. 1870 FEDERAL CENSUS - COLBERT COUNTY, ALABAMA, pg. 45A Newburg P.O.)

7. Florence ARNOLD – b. 1868 Franklin Co., AL (src. 1870 FEDERAL CENSUS - COLBERT COUNTY, ALABAMA, pg. 45A Newburg P.O.)

 

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William Gilbert ARNOLD – b. September 9, 1818 SC; d. June 2, 1914 MS. Is found in North Okolona, Chickasaw Co., MS in 1870. Children are listed as "Johnny and Jimmie". Married wife (1) Eliza J. UNKNOWN, b. 1820 TN (src. 1870 FEDERAL CENSUS RECORDS – CHICKASAW, MISSISSIPPI, Series: M593 Roll: 724 Page: 10). Then married wife (2) Mary E. UNKNOWN in 1886 MS. She is on the 1900 census records with him (src. 1900 FEDERAL CENSUS RECORDS – SHANON TOWNSHIP, LEE CO., MISSISSIPPI, pg. 16a)

1. Joseph Carlos ARNOLD – b. July 9, 1869 Okalona, Chickasaw Co., MS. Married Melissa Rose SPENCER on June 1, 1892 Troy, MS. Is found in Lowndes Co., MS in 1910 with his wife Rose and family. (src. 1910 FEDERAL CENSUS RECORDS – LOWNDES CO., MS, Series: T624 Roll: 750 Page: 49)

1. Robert ARNOLD – b. 1898 Alabama

2. John ARNOLD – b. 1899 Alabama

3. Bradly ARNOLD – 1902 Alabama

4. J. R. ARNOLD – b. 1907 Mississippi

5. James ARNOLD – b. 1909 Mississippi

6. Octavious Simms ARNOLD – b. September 25, 1911 Columbus, MS; d. June 5, 1992 Memphis, TN. Married Marie Antoinette ABERNETHY on May 10, 1935 Troy, MS.

1. William A. ARNOLD -

2. James T. ARNOLD – b. 1870 Okalona, Chickasaw Co., MS (src. 1870 FEDERAL CENSUS RECORDS – CHICKASAW, MISSISSIPPI, Series: M593 Roll: 724 Page: 10)

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MY NOTES:

 

1820 SMITH CO., TN CENSUS RECORDS -

ARENDALE BENJAMIN                                      TN SMITH NO TWP LISTED 1820

ARNOLD WILLIAM                                               TN SMITH NO TWP LISTED 1820

ARNOLD JOSEPH                                               TN SMITH NO TWP LISTED 1820

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Series: M33 Roll: 125 Page: 50

Arnold, Benjamin

1 m 20-30; 1 f 16-20             b. 1800-1810

Series: M19 Roll: 1 Page: 40

Arnold, R.                             b. 1760-1770

1 m 50-60; 2 f 0-10; 1 f 40-50Arnold, Unknown               b. 1800-1810

1 m 20-30;

Series: M19 Roll: 1 Page: 56

Arnold, Mary                        b. 1810-1814

1 m 0-5; 1 m 10-15; 1 m 16-20;

1 f 0-5; 1 f 5-10; 1 f 10-15; 1 f 16-20; 1 f 20-30                           b. 1800-1810

Series: M19 Roll: 1 Page: 57

Arnold, Anthony                                                                           b. 1790-1800

1 m 0-5; 1 m 30-40

1 f 0-5; 2 f 5-10; 1 f 20-30

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1840 FRANKLIN CO., AL CENSUS RECORDS

Series: M704 Roll: 4 Page: 253

Bridges Arendell –                                                                     MY NOTE: Of the Spartanburg Co., SC Arendells???????

1 m 0-5; 1 m 5-10; 1 m 60-70                                        b. 1770-1780

1 f 5-10; 2 f 10-15; 1 f 40-50

Series: M704 Roll: 4 Page: 272

B. H. Arnold -

1 m 10-15; 1 m 30-40                                                     b. 1800-1810

2 f 15-20; 1 f 30-40

Series: M432 Roll: 5 Page: 187

Bridges Arnold – 65 yrs. Old                                       b. 1785 VA

William – 16 TN

Alfred – 14 TN

Series: M432 Roll: 5 Page: 213

DeWitt Arnold – 22 yrs. Old                                         b. 1828 AL

Mary – 61 NC Dewitt’s mother?

Arthur Williams – 18 AL

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1860 FEDERAL CENSUS – FRANKLIN CO., ALABAMA

Series: M653 Roll: 10 Page: 566 - Eastern Subdivision - P.O. District Newberg

ARNOLD DEWITT C - 33 yrs. Old                                 b. 1828 AL

Levonia – 30 AL

Jos. – 8 AL

William T. – 6 AL

Mary J. – 4 AL

Nancy E. – 2 AL

R.C. – 4 mo. AL

Series: M653 Roll: 10 Page: 607 - Eastern Subdivision - P.O. District Newberg

Arnold, Mary – 68 yrs. Old                                              b. 1792 NC

Elizabeth Waylie (or Wylie) – 47 NC

Mary J. Waylie (or Wylie) – 23 AL

James Waylie (or Wylie) – 19 AL

Nancy A. Waylie (or Wylie) – 13 AL

Colbert County was formed from Franklin County in the late 1860’s.

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1870 FEDERAL CENSUS – FRANKLIN CO., ALABAMA

Series: M593 Roll: 16 Page: 530B - RUSSELLVILLE P O

Barnett Arnold - 29 AL                                                          b. 1841 AL

Olivia – 29 AL

Martha – 6 AL

John – 3 AL

James – 1 AL

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Series: M593 Roll: 10 Page: 45

ARNOLD DEWITT 45 TN NEWBURG P O 1870                         b. 1825 TN

Lavonia 40 f w keeping house AL

Benj F 18 m w farm laborer AL

William 16 m w farm laborer AL

Mary 14 f w at home AL

Nancy 12 f w at home AL

Robert 10 m w work on farm AL

Hartwell 5 m w at home AL

Florence 2 f w AL

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Franklin County, Colbert Co., Alabama Land Records from BLM

ARENDELL, BRIDGES 07-S 13-W 18 NW Franklin AL 5/6/1839 Pontotoc MS 7950 MS2890__.422 Huntsville

ARENDELL, BRIDGES 06-S 12-W 29 SENW Franklin AL 9/10/1838 Huntsville AL 9004 AL3550__.274 Huntsville

ARENDELL, BRIDGES 07-S 15-W 17 NE Franklin AL 10/6/1840 Pontotoc MS 8968 MS2910__.439 Huntsville

ARENDELL, ISHAM 06-S 15-W 30 N½ Franklin AL 1/13/1845 Pontotoc MS 18510 MS3100__.340 Huntsville

ARENDELL, JOSEPH 06-S 12-W 26 NWNE Franklin AL 8/1/1839 Huntsville AL 11052 AL3590__.319 Huntsville

ARNOLD, BENJAMIN 05-S 11-W 28 NWSW Colbert AL 9/1/1849 Huntsville AL 13864 AL3650__.222 Huntsville

ARNOLD, BENJAMIN 05-S 11-W 28 NWSW Colbert AL 9/1/1849 Huntsville AL 13864 AL3650__.222 Huntsville

ARNOLD, DEWITT C 05-S 11-W 36 SWSW Franklin AL 3/1/1858 Huntsville AL 19165A AL3770__.420 Huntsville

ARNOLD, DEWITT C 06-S 10-W 30 S½NE Franklin AL 3/1/1858 Huntsville AL 19165A AL3770__.420 Huntsville

ARNOLD, DEWITT C 06-S 11-W 01 NWNW Franklin AL 3/1/1858 Huntsville AL 19165A AL3770__.420 Huntsville

ARNOLD, DEWITT C 06-S 11-W 01 NWNW Franklin AL 3/1/1858 Huntsville AL 19165A AL3770__.420 Huntsville

ARNOLD, DEWITT C 06-S 10-W 30 S½NE Franklin AL 3/1/1858 Huntsville AL 19165A AL3770__.420 Huntsville

ARNOLD, DEWITT C 05-S 11-W 36 SWSW Franklin AL 3/1/1858 Huntsville AL 19165A AL3770__.420 Huntsville

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Colbert County, Alabama Land Records from BLM

ARENDALE, JOEL 03-S 15-W 27 NE Colbert AL 5/6/1839 Pontotoc MS 8019 MS2890__.490 Huntsville

ARENDALE, JOEL 03-S 15-W 27 SE Colbert AL 5/6/1839 Pontotoc MS 8018 MS2890__.489 Huntsville

 ARNOLD, BENJAMIN 05-S 11-W 28 NWSW Colbert AL 9/1/1849 Huntsville AL 13864 AL3650__.222 Huntsville

ARNOLD, BENJAMIN 05-S 11-W 28 NWSW Colbert AL 9/1/1849 Huntsville AL 13864 AL3650__.222 Huntsville

 ARNOLD, DEWITT C 05-S 11-W 36 SWSW Colbert AL 3/1/1858 Huntsville AL 19165A AL3770__.420 Huntsville

ARNOLD, DEWITT C 05-S 11-W 36 SWSW Colbert AL 3/1/1858 Huntsville AL 19165A AL3770__.420 Huntsville

ARNOLD, DEWITT C 06-S 11-W 01 NWNW Colbert AL 3/1/1858 Huntsville AL 19165A AL3770__.420 Huntsville

ARNOLD, DEWITT C 06-S 10-W 30 S½NE Colbert AL 3/1/1858 Huntsville AL 19165A AL3770__.420 Huntsville

ARNOLD, DEWITT C 06-S 11-W 01 NWNW Colbert AL 3/1/1858 Huntsville AL 19165A AL3770__.420 Huntsville

ARNOLD, DEWITT C 06-S 10-W 30 S½NE Colbert AL 3/1/1858 Huntsville AL 19165A AL3770__.420 Huntsville

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WILLIAM GILBERT ARNOLD

b. Sept. 9, 1818 SC

d. June 2, 1914 Mississippi

Is found in Chickasaw Co., MS on the 1860 Federal Census as a 42 yr. Old male with wife E.T. Arnold (src. FEDERAL CENSUS RECORDS – CHICKASAW CO., MS - OKOLONA DISTRICT, Series: M653 Roll: 579 Page: 51 / 7)

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1840 CHICKASAW CO., MS CENSUS

Daniel Arnold - pg. 58                  b. 1810-1820

1 f 5-10; 1 f 10-16; 1 f 30-40

J. Arnold - pg. 62                         b. 1810-1820

2 m 0-5; 1 m 5-10; 2 m 10-15; 1 m 16-20; 1 m 20-30

1 f 10-15; 2 f 16-20; 1 f 20-30; 1 f 40-50

Owned 4 slaves

Wm. Arnold –                              b. 1810-1820

2 m –5; 1 m 5-10; 1 m 20-30 pg. 63 1 f 0-5; 1 f 5-10; 1 f 20-30

Neighbors to Wm. Arnold in 1840 was Hosby Hopper, Allen Hopper, and Ingam Hopper. John Arnold married Rebecca Hopper in Laurens Co., SC.

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Eastern Division – b. 1849 MS pg. 304 living in household of Jesse Riley

Chickasaw Co., MS is directly below Monroe Co., MS

William Arnold

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1860 CHICKASAW CO., MS CENSUS

Series: M653 Roll: 579 Page: 51 W. G. ARNOLD

E.T. 1820 AL – b. 1818 (42 yrs. Old) SC Carpenter

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1870 CHICKASAW CO., MS CENSUS

Series: M593 Roll: 724 Page: 10B – Okalona Township

William G. ARNOLD – b. 1819 SC House Carpenter

Eliza T. - b. TN

Joseph C. - b. 1869 MS

James T. - b. 1870 MS

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1880 CHICKASAW CO., MS CENSUS

Series: T9 Roll: 643 Page: 250

William ARNOLD – b. 1818 SC Farmer both parents born SC

Eliza.

Johnnie

Jimmie (adopted son)

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AFAS VOL. 5 NO. 2, pg. 22

War of 1812 -Declaration for Bounty Land

(Cont by Marian Hammers)

The State of Alabama ) (photocopy in file)

County of Franklin ) On this the 18th day of November AD One Thousand Eight hundred and fifty one personally appeared before me Joshua B. Moore an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County & State. Bridges Arneld aged Seventy five years, a resident of Franklin County in the State of Alabama, who being duly Sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Bridges Arnold who was a private in the Company Commanded by Captain William Ewing, in the (no. not recollected) Regiment of Kentucky Mounted Volunteers, Commanded by Maj. Gen. Samuel Hopkins in the war, he thinks with the Kickapoo Indians. That he volunteered in Logan County State of Kentucky on or about the 18th day of September AD One Thousand Eight Hundred and twelve, for the term of three months, and continued in actual Service in Said War for one month and 12 days, and was honorably discharged at Shakertown on the 30th day of October AD One Thousand Eight hundred & Twelve, on account of the disbanding of the mounted men, as will appear by his certificate of discharge herewith presented or by the muster rolls of said Company. He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land to which he may be entitled under the act granting Bounty Land to certain officers and soldiers, who have been engaged in the Military Service of the United States passed September 28th 1850.

(Signed) Bridges Areneld

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this the day and date above written and I hereby certify that I believe the said Bridges Arneld to be the identical man who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age above stated.

(Signed) Joshua B. Moore, JP

(NOTE: Following the above is an Affidavit by Judge James H. Trimble(?) of the Court of Franklin County certifying the signature of Joshua B. Moore. Dated and signed 18 November 1851)

The above record is from the US Archives and shows the file designation as: Arendell, or Arnold, Bridges

Arendell, or Arnold, Bridges

Also from the US Archives in the records of the War of 1812 are the following that pertain to the above:

Arendell or Arnold , Bridges- 4 Regt. Ky Volunteers, Mounted Company Pay Roll (War of 1812)

Bridges Arnold, Pvt, Capt. William Ewing's Co.,

Regt Kentucky Mtd. Vol. Militia commanded by Lt. Col. Young Ewing for September 18

to Oct 30, 1812

Roll dated - Not dated, 181_

Commencement of service, Sept. 18, 1812.

Expiration of service, Oct. 30, 1812.

Time paid for, 1 months, 12 days.

Pay per month, 6 dollars, 16 cents.

Amount of pay, I dollars, 32 cents.

Amount of allowance for use, &c., of horse at 40 cents per day,

17 dollars, 20 cents

Total amount, 26 dollars, 52 cents.

Company Muster Roll (War of 1812) - Bridges Arendell, Pvt, Capt. William Ewing's

Co. of Kentucky Mounted Volunteer Militia in Regt commanded by Lieut Col. Young

Ewing for - not stated, 181 .

Roll dated - Vincennes*, Sept. 27, 1812.

Commencement of service, Sept. 18, 1812.

Present or absent, Present

Total amount of valuation of private - 63 dollars, 11 cents

( Vincennes is on the Wabash River in Knox County, Indiana.)

 

 

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The Arnold Family Question

September 2009