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 THE LAURENS COUNTY, SC ARNOLDS

John, William, Reuben,  Samuel Arnold, and Rev. Zachariah

 

        The Arnold family of Laurens Co., South Carolina has been proven through DNA to be related to my own Zachariah W. Arnold family of Greenwood Co., South Carolina. And both of these Arnold groups have been proven through the same DNA study, to be directly related to the Arnolds of Mecklenburg/Lunenburg Counties, Virginia. Participants in both families submitted samples of their DNA and the results came back with a 24/25 marker match between the Laurens Co., SC Arnolds and the Abbeville Co., SC Arnolds. The Mecklenburg/Lunenburg Co., VA Arnolds had a 23/25 match between them and the South Carolina Arnolds.

     What this mean is that the South Carolina Arnolds are related to the Mecklenburg/Lunenburg Co., VA Arnolds within four to seven generations.

DNA of the Rev. Zachariah Arnold 1773

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DNA of Zachariah W. Arnold 1798 SC – 24/25 match

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DNA of the Mecklenburg/Lunenburg Co., VA Arnolds

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     This is a new development in my Arnold research and at the present I am unsure as to where the South Carolina Arnolds tie into the Mecklenburg/Lunenburg Co., VA Arnolds. I was not expecting to find these results when we consented to the DNA study. But DNA does not lie so I am presently trying to find descendants of James and Martha Atkinson Arnold who moved south into South Carolina.

     From historical documents, I know that the Rev. Zachariah Arnolds’ parents were named "William and Mary Arnold". Both parents were born in Virginia and migrated into Laurens County, South Carolina around 1789, settling on Raeburns Creek. William and Mary Arnold had children: John, William Jr., Samuel, Reuben, and Zachariah Arnold. All lived near what is now known as the Waterloo area of Laurens County.  

 

 

William ARNOLD – b. abt. 1745 VA; d. 1815 Laurens Co., SC. Married Mary Unknown, (possibly Mary DAVENPORT, daughter of Ann Arnold and William Davenport). If this is the same Wm. Arnold who married Mary Davenport, they married between 1743-1755 in Spotsylvania Co., VA (Little Rocky Creek). Family moved to Randolph Co., North Carolina about 1779, then to Laurens District, South Carolina by 1787 and finally settling into Greenville District by 1800. Is found in Laurens Co. as early as 1790 (src. LAURENS COUNTY DEEDS, BOOK D, pg. 289)

Pg. 175-177. Lease and Release. 10 Feb. 1787. John Bryant (Laurens Co. Ninety Six District) yeoman and William Arnold (same) for £100 Virginia currancy, sell 200 acres of land, it being part of a tract of 450 acres in Berly Co. (but now named Laurens Co.) Ninety Six District on branches of Cane Creek. Bounded on all sides by vacant land. Granted to James White (father of Michael White). 13 May 1768 by William Bull Esq. Lieut. Govenor. Witness Silvs. Walker, Richard Hancock. Signed John Bryan (sic), Frances Bryan. Rec. 14 July 1787. (src: ABSTRACTS OF LAURENS CO., SC DEEDS 1785-1793, BOOK B, pg. 39)

Pg. 289-291. Lease and Release. August 16, 1790: John Ritchey and w. Margaret (Laurens Co.) to Wm. Arnold (same) for £200 sterling sold all that tract of land containing 300 ac.more or less, in said Co. on Raeburns Creek bounding NW on said creek and John Ewing Calhound and Roger Murphey, SE on land formerly sold by said John Ritchey to Lewis Banten and lands of Mrs. Hodges. The said tract being all the remainder part of 637 acres granted to said John Ritchey by Wm. Moultrie Gov. 6 Feb 1786. Witnesses: Wm. Caldwell, Thos. Boyce, Wm. (x) Arnold, Signed John Ritchey, Margaret (M) Ritchey. Witness oath by Thomas Boyce (no signature). 14 Sept. 1792 to John Hunter, J.P. Rec. 23, Oct. 1792 (src: ABSTRACTS OF LAURENS CO., SC DEEDS 1785-1793, BOOK D, pg. 171 and LAURENS COUNTY DEEDS, BOOK D, pg. 289)

An account of the Sale of the estate of David McCullock decd., sold 10 March 1791. Purchasers James Saxon, Daniel Wright, John Russel, Benjamin Warford, John Brockman, William Warford, James Allison, Joseph Lyons, Joel Liege, Joseph Lyon, George Spillers, William Parker, William Arnold, James Saxon, Benjamin Waford, James Saxon, William Warford, James Saxon, John Brockman, Daniel Wright, John Bowins, Bealy Lynsey, Daniel Wright, John Wright, Saml Thompson, James Saxon, Zadock Floyd, Robert Hand, Joseph Allison, John Creasy, Denis Linsey, Rolley Bowans, John Coker, Edward Pugh, Asa Wright, John Bowin, Joel Harvey, Jacob Pennington, Isaac Morgin, Fredrick Harman, Daniel Wright, Holleway Power, Wm Crow, Joseph Ellison, Joseph Howel. Total £ 105 4. 9. (src. The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research SCMAR, Volume VIII, Number 1, Winter, 1980 - Laurens County Estate Book A-1 (Continued from Vol. 7, p.225) SCMAR, Vol. VIII, Winter 1980, No. 1, p.49Pp. 96-97)

Pg. 119-120. 13 Mar 1791. William Whitehead (Laurens) to John Moseley (same) for £68 sold a certain tract of land containing 100 acres more or less, on waters of Cain Creek, waters of Sauluda River. Bound Daniel Methanie, Thomas Boyce, James White, Bee branch, S. On George Carter, W. On Dudgin. Witness: William Arnold, William Arnold Jr., Thomas Boyce. Signed William Whitehead, Fanny (sic) Whitehead. Assignment of deed by Fanny Whitehead 13 Apr 1791, before George Anderson J.P. Witness oath by Thomas Boyce 13 Apr 1791 to George Anderson J.P. Rec. 16 Mar 1792. (src: ABSTRACTS OF LAURENS CO., SC DEEDS 1785-1793, BOOK D, pg. 148)

October 13, 1793, Wm. Arnold, Sr., and w. Mary of Raeburns Cr. to Wm. Arnold, Jr., 100 ac. bought of John Ritchie. Wit. Samuel Arnold, Reuben Arnold, Geo. Anderson, J. P  (src. LAURENS COUNTY DEEDS, BOOK E, pg. 132)

11/10/1795 2/17/1796 Wm. Arnold, Senr. pl., to Wadsworth & Turpin, Merchants, for £72 stg. (Bond) 78 a. on Beaverdam Cr. of Reedy R., b. on Widow Madden, Widow Bowman. Orig. gr. in 1786 by Moultrie to Jacob Wright; by inheritance to Elizabeth and George Wright, wife and son of Jacob Wright, and conv. by them to Wm. Arnold Senr. in 1795. Wit: James Young, James Boyce, Wm. Hunter. (src. LAURENS COUNTY DEED BOOK "F", pg. 80)

MY NOTE: According to the JURY LIST OF SOUTH CAROLINA 1778-1779, Jacob Wright and James Boyce, were living in the area of "Little River Between Broad and Saluda River".

1810 July, 10, James Pool to Wm. Arnold for $190, 89 acres on Beaverdam Creek of Reedy River. Witnesses: John Pyles, Micajah Jones. Jonathan Downs, J. P.; dower relinquished by Ursula (X) Pool; by Benjamin Arnold, J. Q.; recorded 5 February 18111818 January 27, Ware Long to Peter Pool for $250, 100 acres whereon I now live on Mountain Creek, middle fork, waters of Raborns Creek, conveyed by Mary Arnold, widow, to Garlington Coker to said Ware Long. Witnesses: Chas & Joshua Saxon; dower relinquished by Patsy Long. Jonathan Downs, J. Q. Proved by same; recorded 2 March 1818.  (src. LAURENS COUNTY DEEDS)

1810 July 10, James Pool to John Pyles for 45, 20 acres on Beaverdam Creek of Reedy River, bounded on Wm Wilborn, Wm. Arnold. Witness: Wm Arnold, Micajah Jones. Z. Bailey J.P.; dower relinquished by Ursula Pool; Benjamin Arnold, J. Q.; recorded 3 September 1810  (src. LAURENS COUNTY DEEDS)

1818 January 27, Ware Long to Peter Pool for $250, 100 acres whereon I now live on Mountain Creek, middle fork, waters of Raborns Creek, conveyed by Mary Arnold, widow, to Garlington Coker to said Ware Long. Witnesses: Chas & Joshua Saxon; dower relinquished by Patsy Long. Jonathan Downs, J. Q. Proved by same; recorded 2 March 1818.

MY NOTE: Mountain Creek is the middle fork of Raeborn Creek in Laurens County and Raeborn Creek feeds into the Reedy River, west of the town of Laurens. According to the JURY LIST OF SOUTH CAROLINA 177801779, this is considered the "Upper Part of the Middle Division Between Broad and Saluda Rivers". Also living in this area was WILLIAM BARKSDALE, NATHAN BARKSDALE and WILLIAM VAUGHN, all of Mecklenburg / Lunenburg Co., Virginia. The Arnolds of Mecklenburg / Lunenburg Co. Virginia are proven to be related to the Laurens Co. Arnolds through DNA testing.

Children of William Arnold and Mary Unknown

1. John ARNOLD – b. Abt. 1768. Married Rebecca HOPPER, daughter of William Hopper. (src. LAURENS COUNTY DEEDS, BOOK G, pg. 80). Lived along "Little River".

LAURENS CO., SC DEED BOOK A-1,page 66 Sale of same, 8/23/1792. Purch:Zachariah CARWILE, Richd HANCOCK, Abner BABB, Nath DRUMMOND, Andw RODGERS, Drury BOYCE, Clayborn SIMS, John HUTCHISON, John STANDFIELD, Danl BLANE, Natty GEAR, Danl METHENEY, John DEACUS(DACUS), John RICHEY, Joseph RODGERS, Saml EAKINS, John RODGERS, Herasha WALKER, Hugh CRUMWILL, Wilson BRYANT, Zach BAILEY, A RODGERS, David McCAA, Andw ANDERSON, Wm ANDERSON, David ANDERSON, John McMAHAN, Lewis BANTEN, Wm COLEMAN, Wm WHITEHEAD, Peter SMITH, Moses MADDEN, John GRIFFIN, Patr CUNNINGHAM, John ARNOLD, John DENDY, Wm CRAGE, Wm LOWE, John MILAM, David CAULDWELL, John FIELDS, Ansel McGEE, Wm CULBERSON, Chas HARVEY, Amos STRANGE, Harley SHAW, Isaac BAILEY, Wm McFEARSON, John HUGHES, Peggy DURHAM, Wm BAILEY, John GRIFFIN, Wm DONOHOW, Edmond GREENAGE, Jeremiah GREEN, Wilson OBRIAN (BRYANT?) John STEVENS .

MY NOTE: I know this is the correct John Arnold due to the fact that there is a land plat showing Wm. McFearson (aka McPherson) lived next to Zachariah Arnold.

1798 September 12, David Ridgeway to James Pool for $300, 141 acres on west side of Reedy River, 100 acres originally granted to Jonathan Downs, 25 acres to Elijah Major, 16 acres granted to Jas. Tate, conveyed to said David Ridgeway, bounded on said Poole, Jno. Arnold, Andw. Arnold & said river. Witnesses: Andw. Arnold, Wm Downs, Junr. Jonathan Downs, J.P. (src. LAURENS COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA DEEDS)

July 19, 1799. John (x) Arnold to James Mills for £27+ stg. 146 a. On Little R. b. on Jemima Potter and Chas. Smith. Also furniture, cattle, crops. Wit: Wm. Hopper, Thomas Glen, Chas. Smith, J.P. (src. LAURENS COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA DEEDS, BOOK F, pg. 477)

February 13, 1800 John (x) Arnold to Francis Sims for £25.146 a. where sd. John Arnold now lives. Wit: B. Howarth, James Hills, Wm, Hopper, D.R. of Rebeccah (X) Arnold, Chas. Allen, J.Q. (src. LAURENS COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA DEEDS BOOK G, pg. 80)

1/1/1801 7/8/1801. Claybourn Sims to John Arnold for $116 Bond. Wit: Fleet Neighbours, Moses Keey (?). Reuben Pyles, J.P. (src. LAURENS COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA DEEDS BOOK G, pg. 237)

April 27, 1801-August 6, 1801. Lewis Saxon, Sheriff, to Robert Creswell, Esq. For $30. 105 a. on Reedy Fork of Little R., formerly property of John Arnold, late of Laurens Distr., sold for judgment to highest bidder. Robt. Creswell C.C. and John F. Grimke, Justice. Wit: John Garlington, James Gills, J. A. Elmore. (src. LAURENS COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA DEEDS BOOK G, pg. 264)

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2. William ARNOLD Jr.– b. abt. 1770. Married Mrs. Ann WRIGHT May 17, 1787 Rockbridge Co., VA (src. VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1740-1850 and Marriages of Virginia Residents Vol II, Part IV, SurnamesV-W, Page 311).

October 13, 1793, Wm. Arnold, Sr., and w. Mary of Raeburns Cr. to Wm. Arnold, Jr., 100 ac. bought of John Ritchie. Wit. Samuel Arnold, Reuben Arnold, Geo. Anderson, J. P (src. LAURENS COUNTY DEEDS, BOOK E, pg. 132)

Date: 1784/10/08 Description: HUGHS, THOMAS, PLAT FOR 314 ACRES ON BEAVER DAM CREEK, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JONATHAN DOWNS. Names Indexed: HUGHS, THOMAS / DOWNS, JONATHAN / REED, JOHN / AUSTIN, NATHAN / ALEXANDER, DAVID / BOWMAN, MRS. / WRIGHT, JACOB / MADDEN, MRS. Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT / REEDY RIVER / BEAVER DAM CREEK Type: PLAT (src. SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, Series Number: S213190 Volume: 0019 Page: 00161 Item: 00)

Date: 1784/11/12 Description: WRIGHT, JACOB, PLAT FOR 78 ACRES ON BEAVER DAM BRANCH, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JONATHAN DOWNS. Names Indexed: WRIGHT, JACOB / DOWNS, JONATHAN / MADEN, MRS. / BOMAN, MRS.. Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT / BEAVERDAM BRANCH / REEDY RIVER. Type: PLAT (src. SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, Series Number: S213190 Volume: 0008 Page: 00098 Item: 01)

F 80 11/10/1795 2/17/1796 Wm. Arnold, Senr. pl., to Wadsworth & Turpin, Merchants, for £72 stg. (Bond) 78 a. on Beaverdam Cr. of Reedy R., b. on Widow Madden, Widow Bowman. Orig. gr. in 1786 by Moultrie to Jacob Wright; by inheritance to Elizabeth and George Wright, wife and son of Jacob Wright, and conv. by them to Wm. Arnold Senr. in 1795. Wit: James Young, James Boyce Wm. Hunter.

January 9, 1795, Wm. Arnold, Jr. to Wadsworth and Turpin, Merchants... (bond) Slaves, horses...(etc.) Wit. James Young, James Boyce, John Hunter, J. P. (src. LAURENS COUNTY DEEDS, BOOK F, pg. 28).

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3. Samuel ARNOLD – b. abt. 1772 SC. Is found on the 1800 Laurens Co., SC Census as being between 26-45 yrs. old (src. 1800 LAURENS CO., SC CENSUS RECORDS, pg. 40). May have moved to Tuscloosa Co., AL by 1820.

December 26, 1799, Geo. Hearn and w. Lucy to Samuel Arnold, 173 ac. on Beaverdam Br. of Reedy River...Wit. Drury Mosely, Zechariah Arnold, John McGehee, Lewis Graves, J. P. (src. LAURENS COUNTY DEEDS, BOOK G, pg. 138)

(no date). Appraisel of estate of Robert Franks, dec’d by Wm. Downs. Collyer Barksdale, Jno. Williams and Chas. Williams. 10 Dec. 1816. Estate sale. Purchasers: Nehemiah Franks, Elizabeth Franks, William Franks, Wm. Parks, Jas. Ward, Samuel Arnold, Jas. Templeton, Stephen Potter, Wm. Morrow, Herbert Martin, Royale Allen,m Chas. Allen, Robt. Allison, Joshua Franks, Eli Anderson, Peter Pool, Henry Simpson, Jno. Pope, Thos. Nabours, Ellis Cheek, Allen Barksdale, Chas. Prim, Stephen Garrett . . . . . (src. LAURENS CO., SC WILL BOOK – ESTATE RECORDS, pg. 107)

MY NOTE: Here is a clue that shows the possible connection between the Arnold family of this study and the family of Joshua Arnall, another family in my study. The estate above is for Robert Franks, brother of Leanna Franks Arnall, wife of Joshua Arnall. The Arnall family lived in the same location as the William and Mary Arnold of this study and they definately knew this other Arnall family as seen above.

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4. Reuben ARNOLD - b. Dec. 13, 1773 Laurens Co., SC; d. June 28, 1847 St. Clair Co., AL. Reuben married Elizabeth BOSKIN (or BASKIN) MOORE abt. 1794 in Laurens Co., SC. Is found purchasing property from the Tuscaloosa Co., AL land office on May 1, 1823 (src. ALABAMA LAND RECORDS). Is listed on the 1830 St. Claire Co., AL Census Records (src. 1830 UNITED STATES FEDERAL CENSUS, Roll M19-4, pg. 246)

DEED DATE: 11/20/1792-4/14/1793. John Elberson yeoman to Wm. Arnold yeoman for L40, bond on horses, cattle, goods and chattels. Wit: Reubin Arnold, James Mozeley. George Anderson, J.P. (src. ABST. OF EARLY RECORDS OF LAURENS CO., SC, DEED BOOK D, pg. 370, compiled by Sara M. Nash).

DEED DATE:03 19, 1796. BALLARD, RICHD. Laurens Co., SC ABSTRACT:John Bowman to Reuben Arnold for L23, 50 ac on Reedy River, part of 150 ac. granted to Richd Ballard 3-2-1773 by Wm. Bull. (src. Sara M. Nash, ABST. OF EARLY RECORDS OF LAUREN CO., SC, DEED BOOK F, pg. 151)

DEED DATE 1/4/1803-3/26/1803. REUBEN ARNOLD and wife Elizabeth (her mark), to Wm. More for $200, 50 acres on east side of Reedy River, part of orig. Grant to Richard Ballard. Wit: Jas. Clardy, Robt. Franks, Michael Swindle. Jas. Powell JP (src. ABST. OF EARLY RECORDS OF LAURENS CO., SC, DEED BOOK G, pg. 588, compiled by Sara M. Nash).

MY NOTE: Here is another instance showing that the family of the Rev. Zachariah Arnold knew the family members of Joshua Arnall, d. 1796 Laurens Co., SC. Joshua Arnall’s wife was Leanne Frank(s) and Robert Franks above is Leanne’s brother.

DEED DATE 5/19/1805-4/26/1808. John Rutledge by his atty Wm. Dunlap to Reuben Arnold for L45, 300 acres on head branch of Walnut Creek, bordered by Michael Swindle, Josiah and Abraham Box, Richard Gaines. Wit: Chas. Smith, Michael Swindle. James Powell, J.P. (src.

MY NOTE: James Clardy, Josiah Box and the Powell family all lived at the fork of the Reedy River and the Saluda River in Laurens County. Chas. Smith was neighbor of John Arnold, brother to Reuben Arnold, and he was an associate of the Joshua Arnall who died in Laurens Co. in the 1792.

119. 11/3/1815-3/4/1816. Reuben Arnold to Larkin Gaines for $800, 300 a. on head brs. of Walnut Creek where I now live bordered on former lands of Josiah Box, Abrhm Box, Larey(?), s. by Richd Gaines. Wit. Richd Gaines, Aaron Clare, D.R. of Eliz (her mark) A, by Wm. Arnold, JQ. (src. ABST. OF EARLY RECORDS OF LAURENS CO., SC, DEED BOOK K, pg. 119, compiled by Sara M. Nash)

MY NOTE: The above paragraph is the same property that Reuben Arnold purchased from John Rutledge in 1808.

UNDATED WILL. Norman Drummond dec’d. Appr. Of goods and chattels by Reuben Arnold, Richd and Robert Gains sw appr. (src. LAURENS CO., SC WILLS, WILL BOOK D-1, pg. 400, compiled by Sara M. Nash)1820/10/13 Description: INHABITANTS OF THE FORK OF THE REEDY AND SALUDA RIVERS IN LAURENS DISTRICT, PETITION FOR A POLL AT JOSIAH BOXS WITH CERTAIN ELECTION MANAGERS. Names Indexed: BOX, JOSIAH/ROWELL, REUBEN/CLARDY, JAMES/ Locations: LAURENS DISTRICT/REEDY RIVER/SALUDA RIVER Type: PETITION/ (src. SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES, Series Number: S165015 Year: 1820 Item: 00048)

31 July 1827. Inventory estate of John Stone, dec’d by John Watson., Wm. Moor and Elihu Watson. 2 Aug. 1827. Sale bill pur: John West, Wm. Stone, Reuben Arnold, John Stone, Larkin Gains, David Black, Elias Huskeson, Wm. McClure, Wm. Knight, Zachariah Arnold, exr. (src. LAURENS CO., SC WILL BOOK – ESTATE RECORDS, Pg. 193)

1830, Estate Laurens Co., SC 419.218 – Estate of Crocker, dec’d. Pur: Riall Jones, Lewis Jones, Reuben Arnold, Adam C. Jones, Jno. Williams, Saml. Sprewell, Green W. Smith, Zachariah Arnold. (src. SPRUILL FAMILY COLONIAL CHRONOLOGY – SOUTH CAROLINA, pg. 485)

MY NOTE: This has to be Zachariah W. Arnold of Abbeville/Greenwood County instead of the Rev. Zachariah Arnold of Laurens Co., SC due to the fact that the Rev. Zach passed away in 1829, one year before this estate record. This is the first record found where Zachariah W. Arnold is listed with a member of the Laurens Co., SC Arnolds (Reuben Arnold).

Wiley Arnold Adm of estate of Reuben Arnold. Heirs: William, John M, Reuben F., Tandy W., Seth. Wiley S Claunch, Stephen J. Claunch and minors, John and Reuben A. Claunch. July 6, 1847 (src. Records of St Clair County Alabama, DEED BOOK D, pg. 95).

1. Wiley ARNOLD - b. abt. 1790 Laurens Co., SC (age taken from 1850 census records). Married Elizabeth T. "Betsey" COOPER on Jan 13, 1829 St. Claire Co., AL (src. Alabama, 1800-1900 Marriage)

1. Noah N. ARNOLD – b. 1831 Alabama (src. 1850 UNITED STATES CENSUS-ALABAMA, Roll 14, pg. 148). Married (1) Melissa HOOD August 28, 1850 in St. Claire Co., AL (src. Alabama, 1800-1900 Marriage Index)

2. Martha S. ARNOLD – b. 1832 Alabama (src. 1850 UNITED STATES CENSUS-ALABAMA, Roll 14, pg. 148)

3. Ira Seth ARNOLD – b. 1835 Alabama (src. 1850 UNITED STATES CENSUS-ALABAMA, Roll 14, pg. 148)

4. John ARNOLD – b. 1837 Alabama (src. 1850 UNITED STATES CENSUS-ALABAMA, Roll 14, pg. 148)

5. Henry P. ARNOLD – b. 1841 Alabama (src. MERRELL ARNOLD GENEALOGY PROJECT November 2003)

6. Andrew Jackson ARNOLD – b. 1842 (src. MERRELL ARNOLD GENEALOGY PROJECT November 2003)

7. Alfred Zachariah ARNOLD – b. 1845 (src. MERRELL ARNOLD GENEALOGY PROJECT November 2003)

8. John Wiley ARNOLD – b. 1848 (src. MERRELL ARNOLD GENEALOGY PROJECT November 2003)

2. William ARNOLD - b. 1796 Laurens Co., SC. Married Elinder "Nelly" HERRIN on Jan 16, 1821 St. Clair Co., AL. (src. ALABAMA MARRIAGES TO 1825). Is in St. Clair Co., AL in 1850 (src. 1850 UNITED STATES CENSUS-ALABAMA – DISTRICT 40 ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Roll 14, pg. 116). According to census records, Nelly Herrin was born in South Carolina in 1797.

1. Mary ARNOLD – b. 1823 Alabama (src. 1850 UNITED STATES CENSUS-ALABAMA, Roll 14, pg. 116)

2. James Simon ARNOLD – b. 1827 St. Clair Co., AL (src. 1850 UNITED STATES CENSUS-ALABAMA, Roll 14, pg. 116); d. November 19, 1860 St. Clair Co., AL but is suppose to be buried in Georgia on his family’s plot. Married Minerva Caroline BARBER, daughter of Gray Barber and Charlotte Stedman, February 11, 1855. Minerva Caroline Barber Arnold married, after James Arnold’s death, Archibald A. Alverson, in June 17, 1861, St. Clair Co., AL, and had one son (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005). Minerva Caroline Barber Arnold died just before her 57tn birthday on February 27, 1897 and is believed to be buried in the Boykin-Truett-Singleton Cemetery off Highway 26, near the Tim Hare property in Ragland, St. Clair Co., Alabama. (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

1. Henry Allen ARNOLD – b. March 16, 1856 St. Clair Co., AL; d. March 4, 1934. Married Ura Jane TRAMMELL on December 9, 1875. She was born June 29, 1857 and died November 22, 1911. (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

1. John Wesley ARNOLD – b. March 24, 1877; d. January 28, 1924. Married Mary Jane ST. JOHN on August 21, 1898. She was born March 8, 1879 and died April 21, 1965. (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

1. John Thomas ARNOLD – b. September 13, 1900; d. April 6, 1986 Ragland, AL. Married Everleene GANN on November 4, 1923, daughter of John Gann and Louvinia Anderson. She was born August 22, 1905 and died March 7, 1989 in Ragland, AL (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

2. Bessie Jane ARNOLD – b. November 28, 1902; d. November 25, 2002 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

3. George Oliver ARNOLD – d. January 20, 1996 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

4. Willie Sanford ARNOLD - (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

5, Lonnie Monroe ARNOLD – d. February 22, 1997, Jefferson Co., AL. Married Lola LYNN on August 6, 1933 Ragland, AL. She was born unknown and died October 9, 1994 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

6. Flora Maggie Lee ARNOLD – b. April 10, 1912; d. February 20, 1983. Married Obie BUNT on August 11, 1934. He was born March 16, 1916 and died unknown. (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

7. Cora Elizabeth ARNOLD – b. Unknown; d. April 21, 2000. Married Raymond LETT (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

8. Virgie Essie ARNOLD – b. December 12, 1916; d. April 12, 1999 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

9. Vester Morgan ARNOLD – b. July 15, 1922; d. November 2, 2003 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

2. Wilburn Partlow ARNOLD – b. Mary 31, 1879; d. December 19, 1946 Ashland, St. Clair Co., AL. Married Green HAWKINS in Fairview Baptist Church, Ragland, Alabama. She was born August 15, 1881 and died December 18, 1934. (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

1. Andrew ARNOLD – b. March 3, 1919 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

2. Jesse James ARNOLD – b. June 2, 1921, Ragland, AL (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

3. Unknown ARNOLD – b. Abt. 1908; d. 1911 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

4. Unknown ARNOLD – b. Abt. 1909; d. 1911

3. Rebecca ARNOLD – b. September 12, 1883; d. unknown. Married Nathan HAWKINS (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

1. Effie Lee HAWKINS - (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

4. Emma ARNOLD – b. 1886; d. unknown. Married John ENGLAND. (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

5. Russell Moody ARNOLD – b. October 8, 1890; d. March 1, 1930. Married Ather DUBOSE on January 23, 1912 St. Clair Co., AL. She was born October 10, 1897 and died July 19, 1951 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

1. Josie ARNOLD – b. October 19, 1912; d. January 30, 1919 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

2. William ARNOLD – b. February 3, 1914; d. February 4, 1919 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

3. Oscar ARNOLD – b. November 16, 1915; d. March 22, 1944 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

4. Dempsey ARNOLD – b. March 22, 1916; d. April 27, 1916 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

5. Elmer ARNOLD – b. September 9, 1918; d. September 9, 1918 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

6. Maybell ARNOLD – b. June 4, 1919; d. June 4, 1919 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

7. Dorothy ARNOLD – b. April 26, 1921; d. January 18, 1982 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

8. Norman ARNOLD – b. June 5, 1923; d. September 9, 1971 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

9. L. C. ARNOLD – b. April 9, 1925; d. February 16, 1991 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

10. Amos ARNOLD – b. July 18, 1927; d. May 1977 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

11. J.D. ARNOLD – b. April 15, 1930 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

6. Barbara Alice ARNOLD – b. July 12, 1894; d. August 15, 1969. Married J. Winston DUBOSE on May 12, 1912. He was born October 27, 1890 and died April 29, 1976 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005)

1. Travis DUBOSE – (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

2. Mamie DUBOSE – (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

3. Annie May DUBOSE – (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

4. Ruth DUBOSE - (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005)

7. Sallie ARNOLD – b. December 12, 1897; d. Before 1999. Married Tom HIGGINBOTHAM on January 2, 1915. He was born October 12, 1883 and died February 1, 1955 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

1. Harris HIGGINBOTHAM –  b. March 22, 1917; d. March 25, 1917 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

 2. James William ARNOLD – b. September 26, 1860 St. Clair Co., AL; d. July 14, 1885 (src. DESCENDANT OF JAMES SIMON ARNOLD, PAULETTE ARNOLD PRUITT - MAY 2005).

3. John W. ARNOLD – b. 1837 St. Clair Co., AL (src. 1850 UNITED STATES CENSUS-ALABAMA, Roll 14, pg. 116)

4. Wiley ARNOLD – b. 1840 AL (src. 1850 UNITED STATES CENSUS-ALABAMA, Roll 14, pg. 116)

3. Seth H. M. ARNOLD - b. January 23, 1798 Laurens Co., SC; d. May 24, 1871 Panola Co., TX. Married Elizabeth Becknald ROGERS on August 25, 1825 in Talladega Co., AL. Is in Talladega Co., AL 1840 but moves to Panola Co., TX by 1860 (src. 1840 UNITED STATES FEDERAL CENSUS, Roll 14, pg. 280). Occupation: Farmer (src. 1860 PANOLA CO., TX CENSUS RECORDS, pg. 20 line 27). Seth is buried in the Sugar Hill Cemetary, in Panola Co., TX (src. LDS ANCESTORIAL FILE #1Q4P-XN)

1. John H. ARNOLD – b. July 31, 1828 Alabama; d. May 6, 1864. Married Sarah EDWARDS August 24, 1848 (src. LDS ANCESTORIAL FILE #1Q4P-XN). Is living in Talladega Co., AL in 1850 with his wife, next door to Bunish Edwards (src. ALABAMA STATE CENSUS RECORDS – TALLADEGA CO., Sheet No: 360B Reel No: M432-15 Division: Talladega District Page No: 25)

2. Elizabeth J. M. ARNOLD – b. December 19, 1831 AL. Married Alexander CARNES February 26, 1852 (src. LDS ANCESTORIAL FILE #1Q4P-XN)

3. Martha E. ARNOLD – b. November 6, 1836 Alabama. Married F. WILLIAMS 1872 (src. LDS ANCESTORIAL FILE #1Q4P-XN)

4. James Wiley ARNOLD – b. 1839 Talledaga Co., AL; d. 1900 Shreveport, LA. Married the widowed Mrs. Fannie HOWARD. Served in the Civil War with the 3rd Texas Cavalry. (src. LDS ANCESTORIAL FILE #1Q4P-XN and TEXANS WHO WORE THE GRAY by Sid S. Johnson, p. 154).

"James W. Arnold was a native of Talladega county, Alabama; born in 1839 came to Smith county, Texas in 1858, locating in Tyler. He was a good mechanic and a man of good intelligence and soon became a popular contractor in his line of business. When the war came on, he rushed to the front and volunteered in Co. K, 3rd Texas Cavalry, and saw much hard service. His regiment was part of the famous Ross' Texas brigade, making an excellent reputation in the Army of Tennessee. After the war, he returned to Tyler and remained here until 1866, when he removed to Shreveport, La., where he died in June, 1900.

Jas. W. Arnold married the widow of Gus Howard in 1866, who had one child - Miss Jessie Augusta Howard, who married Robt. Clark, now both residents of Tyler. Robert Clark is a prominent business man of this city and has a very intelligent family." (src. Some Biographies of Old Settlers." Historical, Personal and Reminiscent. Volume I By Sid S. Johnson, 1900: Sid S. Johnson, Chapter XLIX – pg. 217-218)

"James W. Arnold, of Shreveport, La., was born in Talladega county, Ala., in 1836. He removed to Smith county, Texas in 1858 and located at Tyler. When the war came on he joined Co. "K" 3rd Texas Cavalry, and his command immediately went to the front. He participated in the battles of Oak Hills, Elk Horn Tavern, Farmington, Iuka, Corinth, Thompson's Station and Franklin. Was in the Georgia campaign, and the retreat from Nashville. Surrendered in 1865 and settled in Shreveport, La., where he lived a useful life. He married in 1866, Mrs. Gus Howard. He died some years ago, leaving behind him a good name." (src. TEXANS WHO WORE THE GRAY by Sid S. Johnson, p. 154)

5. Mary Ann ARNOLD – b. April 4, 1843 Alabama; d. 1875 Panola Co., TX. Is buried in the Sugar Hill Cemetary in Panola Co., TX. Married (1) Joseph R. WOODS July 9, 1857; (2) James GEORGE and (3) James GRIGSBY (src. LDS ANCESTORIAL FILE #1Q4P-XN)

6. Robert Franklin ARNOLD – b. 1846 AL (src. 1860 PANOLA CO., TX CENSUS RECORDS, pg. 20 line 29). Married Easter Ward CORBURN (src. LDS ANCESTORIAL FILE #1Q4P-XN)

 

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