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Samuel Benjamin ARNOLD

Male Abt 1842 - 1906  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name Samuel Benjamin ARNOLD 
    Born Abt 1842  Monroe County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Apr 1906  Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Spence Cemetery, Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Broyles, Bettye J., History of Rhea County, Tennessee, Collegedale, TN: College Press, 1991, pp. 160-162:

      SAMUEL BENJAMIN ARNOLD

      The 1860 Census of Rhea County shows Samuel Benjamin Arnold living in the community of Washington with his parents, Henry A. Arnold and Mary N. Housley.

      Samuel, born about 1842 in Monroe County, Tennessee, was a Civil War Pensioner who enlisted as a private in the Confederate Army in May of 1862 at Washington in Captain W.P. Darwin's Company of Rhea County. This company later became Company C, 16th Tennessee Battalion under Lieutenant Colonel John R. Neal.

      He was discharged on September 11, 1865, in Knox County, Knoxville, Tennessee, and according to Samuel's discharge papers, he was six feet tall, with dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair, and last served as a private under Captain R.D. Ellis, Company M, 9th Regiment of the Tennessee Cavalry Volunteers.

      Samuel returned to Rhea County, where he resumed his occupation as a farmer. During the 1870's and 1890's, he farmed in Meigs County and by 1900 Samuel was back in Rhea County farming on the Mary Bell farm north of the Old Armstrong Ferry Road.

      Samuel married Mary Elizabeth Burton on February 15, 1861, in Rhea County. Mary, daughter of James Burton and Elizabeth Collins, was born March 9, 1840, in North Carolina. They had the following children:

      WILLIAM HENRY ARNOLD was born October 10, 1862, in Meigs County, and died November 5, 1939, in Rhea County. He married Sarah Ellen Johns on December 23, 1883, in Meigs County. They had the following children: Jenny Margaret Melissa Jane, Essie, Willis Starling, Edgar James (Jeris) Odis, Lee Thomas, Emmette Oats, Colonel Loyd "Chub," Ada May Bell, Birch Garland, Emma Alice, Lennie Jean, Beulah Kate, and Eula Ann.

      SAMUEL BAILEY ARNOLD was born February 18, 1863, in Meigs County, and died April 28, 1929. He married Emma Parthenia Cantrell on June 2, 1881, in Meigs County. They had the following children: John Henry, James Thomas, Mary, Pearl, Viola, Samuel Floyd, Luther (Leonard), Alfred, Ulysses, Willy, and Danny (see separate history of Samuel B. Arnold).

      SARAH JANE ARNOLD was born November 18, 1866, in Meigs County, and died between 1947 and 1948 in Alabama. She married William G. Moore on December 25, 1880, in Meigs County.

      JAMES THOMAS ARNOLD was born March 15, 1869, in Meigs County, and died May 3, 1953, in McMinn County, Rogers Creek, Tennessee. On October 26, 1892, he married Nancy Almira Gregory in McMinn County. Their children were James Samuel, Wilbur Clemuel, Mamie, Charlie L., and Myra. After Nancy's death on August 12, 1902, in McMinn County, James married Nancy's sister, Delia Gregory, on June 21, 1906, in McMinn County. Their only child was Dollie Emeline.

      FRANKLIN ARNOLD was born September 12, 1873, in Meigs County. His death date is unknown. He married Sarah Zeigler on May 12, 1892. Their children were Ray and William Floyd. After Sarah's death, Franklin married Easter Magdalene Arnold on February 23, 1902. Sarah and Franklin had the following children: Bessie, Claude, Beatrice, Ollie May, Lewis, Pauline, and Clyde.

      ALFRED F. ARNOLD, a bachelor, was born December 25, 1875, in Meigs County, and died January 11, 1926, in Rhea County.

      FRANCIS HAROLD ARNOLD-see separate history.

      On April 2, 1906, Samuel Benjamin Arnold died in Rhea County. His wife, Mary Elizabeth Arnold, died on November 17, 1917, in Meigs County at Big Springs. They were buried in the Spence Cemetery of Rhea County.

      --Mrs. Philip K. Arnold
    Person ID I177  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2018 

    Family Mary Elizabeth BURTON,   b. 9 Mar 1840, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1917, Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1861  Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Henry ARNOLD,   b. 10 Oct 1862, Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1939, Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2018 11:25:31 
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