"Bret Arnett" firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 8:24:45 PM
Subject: Arnett's of NW Arkansas and Missouri
Hey, I have been searching for a while for my Arnett ancestry and have come across very few links to my Arnett's. I can only trace back to a William W. Arnett born 1826 Arkansas. The only records I can find of him is in the 1860 census and a land patent for 1861 in Newton County AR. One of his children (my 2GG James Arnett born 1848 AR) and is listed in the census with his brothers and sisters. My father matches only a couple of people through FTDNA with Arnett ancestry and on his Y-DNA the closest match we found was a Arnett. I contacted him and one of his GG Fathers was a Benjamin Franklin Arnett and was in Madison County AR (MO?)around the same time my 3GG William W. Arnett was in Arkansas. We are definilty related and I know that my GG James Arnett was in Madison County at one point. All counties in NW Arkansas Madison, Newton, Washington, Yell, Carroll etc. have Arnetts at and around 1830's through out. Does anyone or anything match up to your Arnetts that you may know of? I know the Arnett we matched through FTDNA his GG Father wound up in that exact Missouri area of your Arnetts. I am wondering if my GGG WIlliam W. Arnett came from there down to NW Arkansas or maybe his father (who I am looking for).
Also William W. Arnett and his family disappear during or around the civil war from NW AR. I can't find them anywhere after that except my 2GG James Arnett. William W. Arnetts kids and wife were: (Wife at the time) Susana b. 1841 Indiana (Kids) James Arnett B. 1848, Mary F Arnett B. 1849, Martha Arnett B. 1851, Sarah A. Arnett B. 1854, Jacob Arnett B. 1857, Alexander Arnett b. 1858 If you have any connection please let me know. I just happen to come accross your website and thought I would try contacting you.
Book: F, Page: 480, Grantor: Susanna Arnett, Grantee: James Arnet, Date: 09-Mar-1790
Susanna Arnett of the one part, David Arnett, David Bibb, Richard Graves, James Arnett, William Arnett, William Richardson, Charles Brown, Peter Poindexter and John Poindexter of the second part and James Howath of the third part for £150 pd by sd. Howath for 300 acres which was devised to her by her deceased husband, James Arnett, for her life and bounded by the lands of James Melton, Wm. Whitlow, William Settle, dec;d, James McGehee Isaac Winston, Anna Thompson and David Arnett, David Bibb, Richard Graves, James Arnett, William Arnett, William Richardson, Charles Brown, Peter Poindexter and John Poindexter. Sig. Susanna Arnett, David Arnett, Peter Poindexter, William Arnett, David Bibb, John Poindexter. no wit. (At the bottom of this page are some marriages from Louisa Co VA which includes some of these people).
I'm beginning (sending you) with the county copy of the 1795 deed, through which John Arnett purchased land by Benjamin Duncan. You will see that John Arnett is stated to be from Fayette County, Kentucky. You will also see the signatures of Samuel and Zachariah Arnett, who turn out to be John's brothers. In just a moment, more. John
From: "John Cook" email@example.com
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2013 3:47:56 AM
Subject: John Arnett Papers. Second Set.
The attached photocopies were sent to me by an Arnett cousin. They are from the so-called "Burnt Records" of Fayette County, Kentucky; volume 1, pages 405, 406, 407. These records were burned, and then later the remnants were recopied, letter by letter. As you can read on the first page, Susanna Arnett gives herself as the widow of James Arnett, of Louisa County, Virginia. And, on the last page, you can see the names of her children.
There are quite a number of other documents: deeds from Louisa County, Virginia, the will of Benjamin Duncan, the sale of John Arnett's land in Madison, and others. Soon, I'll rescan them, and send them on to you, but I think that the ones which I've sent, clearly show that John Arnett Sr., my 3rd great grandfather, was from Louisa County, Virginia, and the son of James and Susanna Arnett.
I also have a copy of the will of David Arnett, the father of James, but, beyond that, nothing to permit me to even guess at the origin or parents of said David Arnett. b. 6/18/1752 m. (probably) 10/28/1779 Louisa Co VA to Mary Shackleford. John
P.S.: How are you connected to the Arnett family? I am descended from the above John Arnett's son, John Arnett Jr., who moved down into Hempstead County, Arkansas, and married Alzirah Williams. Their son Albert S.W. Arnett married Catherine Mariah Crews, and their son, William Frank Arnett, married Teresa Erwin. Their daughter, Martha Jane Arnett, was my mother. Since she died of cancer before I was three, I don't remember her.
The pension application below for David Arnett shows his birth date of 6/18/1752 but does not show his relationship to his supposed son James.
MARY ELIZABETH ARNETT(JOHN (C) Sr. and ELIZABETH DUNCAN; JAMES ARNETT & SUSANNAH MCGEHEE, DAVID) b. 1790 d. abt 1857 m. 3/20/1829 to MOSES BAIRD (10 children). As proof, in the estate of John Arnett Sr 4/10/1840 in Madison Co MO James Arnett applied fo letters of administration and stated the only heirs of John Arnett Sr were Mary (Elizabeth) Baird, Benjamin Arnet (probably Sr), Lucinda (Arnett), George, James Arnett, Elvira (Arnett) Britten of Newton Co MO, and William Arnett, & Emily Mondy of Hempstead Co Arkansas.
JOHN C ARNETT (THOMAS or James? then David) b. 1771 VA d. 1840 m. 10/17/1795 Madison Co KY to ELIZABETH DUNCAN (BENJAMIN DUNCAN & SARAH BAUGHMAN; ROBERT DUNCAN & ANN GALLOP) b. 1771 VA d. 1850 Madison Co MO.
Children of JOHN C ARNETT Sr. (James; David) & ELIZABETH DUNCAN (BENJAMIN; ROBERT) are: i) WILLIAM ARNETT (JOHN (C) Sr.; JAMES; then David) b. 1798 KY d. abt 1848 Hampstead Co AR m. abt 1821 to MARY CALLAWAY b. abt 1805 MO d. Ozen Twp, Hempstead Co AR ii) ELIZA ARNETT (JOHN (C) Sr.; JAMES; David) b. 10/1801 TN d. Newton or Jasper Co, MO m. abt 1820 to Abram Britten b. 17 Apr 1799 in PA; died 01 Jan 1863 in Neosho, Newton Co, MO. Eliza was the daughter of John Arnett and Elizabeth Duncan.
Children of Abram Britten and Eliza Arnett are:
i. John Britten, born 25 Dec 1821 in Fredericktown, Madison Co., MO; died 02 May 1903 in Carthage, Jasper Co., MO.
ii. Richard Britten, born 05 Apr 1824.
iii. Emma Louiza(Louise) Britten, born 24 Dec 1828 in Ayersburg, Gibson Co., TN; died 06 Dec 1862 in Neosho, Newton Co., MO; married Andrew Jackson Shannon 02 Sep 1846; born 30 Oct 1818 in TN; died 23 Jan 1873 in Carthage, Jasper Co., MO.
iv. James Britten, born 25 Sep 1830.
v. Francis Barion Britten, born 12 Aug 1832; died in Idaho City, ID.
15 vi. Elvira "Elva" B. Britten, born 02 Mar 1836 in Fredricktown, Madison Co., MO; died 30 May 1888 in Carthage, Jasper Co., MO; married Joshua Draper Palmer Kendrick 16 Mar 1858 in Neosho, Newton Co., MO.
vii. Thomas Mosely Britten, born 27 Dec 1837; died Aft. 1903 in Oregon.
viii. Arete Britten, born 31 Dec 1841 in Fredricktown, Madison Co., MO; died 21 Dec 1928 in Walla Walla, St. Mary's Hospital, WA.
iii) JOHN C ARNETT Jr. (JOHN C Sr.; James; David) b. 1803 KY d. Ozen Twp, Hempstead Co AR m. ALMINA (ALZIRA) WILLIAMS b. abt 1815 KY iv) EMILY ARNETT (JOHN C Sr.; James; David) b. 1809 Madison Co MO d. Washington, Hempstead Co AR m. 2/15/1830 Madison Co MO to MARTIN MONDY v) LUCINDA ARNETT (JOHN C Sr.; James; David) b. abt 1810 d. abt 1849 Iron Co MO m. 4/8/1836 Madison Co MO to JAMES BRYAN GEORGE b. 3/21/1798 VA d. 5/18/1871 Logtown, Iron Co, MO vi) JAMES ARNETT (JOHN C Sr.; James; David) b. 1812 d. 1/9/1881 Patterson, Wayne Co MO m. 1st to ELIZABETH AMES d. 9/11/1858 m. 2nd to CASSANDRA vii) ELVIRA ARNETT (JOHN C Sr.; James; David) b. abt 1814 MO d. 1869 Madison Co MO m. 10/2/1832 to ALEXANDER NIFONG b. 1808 Cape Girardeau Co MO d. 1873 Fredericktown, Madison Co MO viii) DUNCAN ARNETT (JOHN C Sr.; James; David) b. abt 1816 MO d. abt 1860 m. 12/17/1840 to ELIZA CARUTHERS dau: IDA ELMYRA ARNETT (DUNCAN; JOHN C Sr.; James; David) ix) BENJAMIN ARNETT SR (JOHN C Sr.; James; David) b. ABT 1793.
JOHN C ARNETT Sr.(James; David) settled in Madison county in 1814. He m. abt 1795 to Elizabeth Duncan b. 1781 d/o John Duncan. The ARNETT'S came from Fayette County, Kentucky -
JOHN (C) ARNETT (JAMES, David) 1771 - 1840 had several children (see below) - some married and lived in Fredericktown, MO. In the Madison County Cemetery book - Volume II - we found.....
BAIRD, MARY (ELIZABETH) (JOHN C Sr.; James; David) - Born 10 June 1799 - Died 9 Oct 1854 - daughter of JOHN C ARNETT Sr. and ELIZABETH DUNCAN
*MARY ELIZABETH ARNETT (JOHN C Sr.; James; David) married MOSES BAIRD SR. I don't have a marriage date for them.
MARY ELIZABETH ARNETT BAIRD (JOHN (C) Sr; JAMES, David) was found in the Madison County, MO Abstract of Deeds microfilm. She sold land to B.F. REYNOLDS (a son-in-law) on Dec 8, 1853...presumably after MOSES BAIRD (her husband) died.
I can't recall all the details (I think my sister, LINDA, found where MOSES was married to someone else - I don't think she had a name for the first wife - but I think there were a couple of children by the first marriage - before MOSES married MARY ELIZABETH ARNETT. To complicate matters, sometimes they call her MARY and sometimes it's ELIZABETH and there are children with those names as well, so it gets very confusing.
The ARNETT'S (most of them , that is) moved on to Arkansas - and our ancestor, JOHN ARNETT BAIRD (?)(JOHN; James), went with them. As a matter of fact, he married his wife, MARY MELVINA in Arkansas.
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Date: Monday, 8 March 2010 01:14:47 -0800 (PST)
From: John Cook
Subject: John Arnett.
It is proven beyond doubt, that the father of John Arnett, who died in Madison Co., Missouri, and who married Elizabeth Duncan, was not a Thomas Arnett, but James Arnett, and his mother was Susanna McGehee. We have the deed for John Arnett's 1795 purchase of land in Madison Co., Kentucky. It clearly states that he is from Fayette Co., Kentucky. Two of the witnesses are his brothers Samuel and Zachariah. From the so-called " burnt " records of Fayette Co., Kentucky, we have a will of Susanna Arnett, in which, before she dies, she distributes her things to her children, whom she names. In that document, it is clearly stated that she is the widow of James Arnett, of Louisa Co., Virginia. There are even more records from Louisa Co.. I just wonder why the incorrect information about Thomas Arnett keeps its hold. If you want me to e-mail copies of the above documents to you, please let me know. Thank You; John Cook
nancy j. arnett b: 1862 or 1864 m. Seward Allen Thomas Frank Arnett B: 1837 or 1844 Magoffin
cty KY m. Eliza J. Jackson b: 1844? William Arnett b: 1809 Morgan cty KY not married? & Nancy Patrick (??CHEROKEE?) Reuben Arnett: b: 1784 Russell VA married Susanna Kilgore b: 1787 David Arnett b: 1755? Floyd Cty KY m.Letty (?Green?) b:
> 1758 David Arnett b: 1734/35 Scotland m. Sarah Landrum b:1765 James Arnett b: abt 1710 Louisa Cty VA m. Susanna McGehee b: 1737 ? Louisa Cty VA David Arnett b: 1680 Louisa Cty VA m. Martha Bibb b:1680 Louisa Cty VA. Lori Demminkloridemmink1@gmail.
Date: Sunday, 28 March 2010 07:41:32 -0700 (PDT)
From: John Cook
Subject: Re: susanna arnett's will
Dear Lori and Norma:
As for David Arnett being married to Martha Bibb, I can only be certain that he was married to someone named Martha. I have a typed copy of his will, in which his wife is named, and his daughter Mary, and his sons James and Robert. There might be other documents which clearly state, or show that James Arnett, the husband of Susanna McGehee, was David's son; for now, I am just conditionally accepting it as so.
Most of my work, has been to clarify that my 3rd great grandfather, John Arnett, was not a son of Thomas ( as is usually stated, and without any proof ), but a son of David and Susanna (McGehee). If you want proof of this, I'll begin to e-mail the various documents which I have to you. I have the will of James Arnett, which clearly shows his relationship to Susanna, but does not mention his younger children. Then, there are a couple of deeds from Louisa County, Virginia, made after James Arnett's death, in which John, then a minor, is mentioned. Then, I have the document, made in Fayette County, Kentucky, after Susanna and some of her children had moved there, in which John, and the rest of her children, are mentioned. This document is an old copy, of the original, which was partly burned, and it puts down each letter which remained on the original.
Then, I have John Arnett's purchase of property, in Madison County, Kentucky, with his brothers Zachariah and Samuel as wittnesses; Benjamin Duncan is mentioned as his neighbor, and, according to the later transcribed marriage records from Madison Co., in October of that same year, 1795, John Arnett married Benjamin's daughter Elizabeth. Elizabeth is mentioned, with her married name, in Benjamin Duncan's will, which also leaves her a negro infant, name Mime; later, in John Arnett's inventory, from 1840, this same Mima is mentioned. Also, Benjamin Duncan sold some land, and both John Arnett and Elizabeth signed the document.
So, most of my information, is about the John Arnett, and not James and David. If I find anything else ( and I really hope to ), I'll let you know. Again, if you want any of the above documents, or others which I have about John Arnett's children, please let me know. I am descended from John Arnett's son John Jr., who, in the 1820's, left Fredericktown, Missouri, and moved down into Hempstead County, Arkansas, where his brother William already lived, and where his sister Emily, and her husband Martin Moudy, would also live. One of John Arnett's children, Albert S. W. Arnett, was my great grandfather. His son William Francis Arnett, was my grandfather, and his daughter, Martha Jane Arnett, was my mother. John
Several ARNET'S were prominent in Madison Co. MO. JAMES ARNETT was an Assessor in 1857-58. JOHN ARNET witnessed the will of my ancestor, JAMES C (COLEMAN) BERRYMAN, husband of MATILDA BAIRD on 3/21/1872.
Linda's email changed. It's now firstname.lastname@example.org.
From: Hattie & Carolines
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 10:14 PM
Subject: ARNETT family of Missouri
I was doing some research on the Internet on the ARNETT surname. I found your page and began reading the info. I am wondering if you or the lady named LINDA that you refer to at the bottom of the website may know any info. about a connection between the ARNETT surname and the Cherokee Indians? I have a cousin who is researching the possible connection between the ARNETT family of southeastern Missouri and the Cherokee tribe.
I would appreciate hearing from you or someone else who is interested in this. My Great Grandmother was IDA ELMYRA ARNETT (DUNCAN; JOHN C Sr.; James) and she married WILLIAM RICHARD KING. IDA'S father was DUNCAN ARNETT, sometimes spelled DUNKLIN. Thanks, PHYLLIS
From: Hattie & Carolines
Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2002 3:26 PM
Subject: ARNETT family of Missouri AGAIN
I am currently using my business PC which does not have my family geneaology data, but I am responding with a "few" notes in regard to the ARNETT & KING families to which I am related to.
DUNKLIN ARNETT (JOHN C Sr.; James) has been a name that always stood out to me since early childhood. I was fascinated with both names for some reason?? =)
After doing some research into the ARNETT surname I have discovered names, DUNCAN & DUNKLIN ARNETT. It is my opinion at this time, that DUNCAN is the correct spelling and pronunciation and the family somehow pronounced it incorrectly as DUNKLIN or census takers misspelled it. However, there is the county in southeastern Missouri known as DUNKLIN County so there may be a connection somehow.
The BAIRD surname was not familiar to me until I looked at some ARNETT notes and I found these notes written for DUNCAN ARNETT (BENJAMIN SR.; JOHN; James), born 4-22-1841.
DUNCAN (BENJAMIN SR.) was the son of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ARNETT SR and wife MARGARET (no surname listed for her at this time).
The notes state- 1850 Census of Madison Co, MO. Household #355. (Sep 23, 1850) ARNETT, BENJAMIN (John C Sr; James) age 57(b. abt 1793), farmer..100.00, born in KY; wife MARGARET age 47 (b. abt 1803) , born in KY; son BENJAMIN ARNETT Jr. (BENJAMIN SR.; JOHN C Sr.; James) age 20 (b. abt 1830); JAMES ARNETT (BENJAMIN SR.; JOHN C Sr.; James) age 16 (b. abt 1834); JOHN ARNETT (BENJAMIN SR.; JOHN C Sr.; James) age 14 (b. abt 1836); JOSEPHUS ARNETT (BENJAMIN SR.; JOHN C Sr.; James) age 12(b. abt 1838); DUNKIN ARNETT (BENJAMIN SR.; JOHN C Sr.; James) age 10 (b. abt 1840); NAPOLEON ARNETT (BENJAMIN SR.; JOHN C Sr.; James) age 4 (b. abt 1846).
---DUNCAN ARNETT worked in construction along with RUPHUS(Rufus) BAIRD & JAMES GEORGE. Some of the buildings DUNCAN ARNETT built in the Arcadia Valley in the early 1840's are now classified as historical markers by the local Historical Society.
*DUNCAN ARNETT'S brother, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ARNETT JR married MARY JANE KATO. She is known to have been 50% Native American. She lived to the age of 102 and smoked a corncob pipe. (info from CHARLES ARNETT, great great grandson of BENJAMIN ARNETT JR).
Please clue me in as to where your information of "ELIZABETH ARNETT'S (who married MOSES BAIRD) mother was a DUNCAN. fits in??
I have an ELIZABETH (DUNCAN) ARNETT (THOMAS) as living with her daughter ELVIRA (ARNETT) NIFONG (JOHN C Sr.; James) in the 1850 Census of Madison Co, MO. She was listed as age 79, and being born in VA.
My original ARNETT data begins with the couple of JOHN C ARNETT Sr. b. 1771 VA d. 4/10/1840 MO and wife ELIZABETH (DUNCAN) ARNETT born abt. 1771 in VA. They were married on October 17, 1795 in Madison Co., KY. She died after 1850.
Madison Co. MO, estate of JOHN ARNETT, Senr., 10 April 1840. (from Paul Reeves 1984; MAD's extract)
JAMES ARNETT applied for letters of administration and stated the only heirs of JOHN ARNETT SR were: MARY (ELIZABETH) BAIRD, BENJAMIN ARNETT (Probably Sr.), LUCINDA (ARNETT) GEORGE, JAMES ARNETT, ELVIRA (ARNETT) BRITTEN (JOHN C Sr.; James) of Newton Co. MO, and WILLIAM ARNETT, JOHN ARNETT (Jr.), and EMILY MONDY of Hempstead Co. ARK.
(MAD & Paul Reeves: JOHN (C) ARNETT (Sr.) mar. ELIZABETH DUNCAN 10/17/1795 Madison Co. KY; ELIZABETH (DUNCAN) ARNETT'S age given on 1850 census as 79 VA, 1860 as 90 VA).
1800 VAUK JOHN (C) ARNETT (Sr.) (James) m. abt 1800 to ELIZABETH DUNCAN (BENJAMIN Sr.; ROBERT) b.1781 d/o JOHN DUNCAN (???).
Children of BENJAMIN DUNCAN Sr. & ELIZABETH
Children of BENJAMIN DUNCAN Sr. (ROBERT & ANN GALLOP) & ELIZABETH:
i) JOHN DUNCAN (BENJAMIN Sr.; ROBERT)
ii) BENJAMIN DUNCAN Jr. (BENJAMIN Sr.; ROBERT)
iii) SAMUEL DUNCAN (BENJAMIN Sr.; ROBERT)
iv) ELIZABETH DUNCAN (BENJAMIN Sr.; ROBERT) m. JOHN C ARNETT Sr. (See Above)
v) SIMEON DUNCAN (BENJAMIN Sr.; ROBERT) b. 10/23/1755
vi) THOMAS DUNCAN (BENJAMIN Sr.; ROBERT) b. 1765 Pittsylvania Co VA d. 12/28/1845 Monroe Co TN m. 7/23/1786 Pittsylvania to RHODA d. 3/31/1852. After the war he moved to Caswell Co NC and in 1803 to Anderson Co TN then to Monroe Co TN. One Child: BERRYMAN DUNCAN (THOMAS; BENJAMIN Sr.; ROBERT) b. 10/24/1787 m. FANNY b. 1794 lived Monroe Co TN.
Children of ROBERT DUNCAN & ANN GALLOP
Children of ROBERT DUNCAN & ANN GALLOP: i) SAMUEL DUNCAN (ROBERT) b. 1760 Culpepper Co VA d. Lincoln Co KY m. ELIZABETH
ii) BENJAMIN DUNCAN Sr. (ROBERT) b. Culpepper Co VA d. KY m.
There were two BENJAMIN DUNCAN's who had lived in Pittsylvania Co. VA in the
late 1700's. One died in 1796 in Madison Co. KY, the other between 1801 and 1807 in Fayette Co. KY. Both left a widow ELIZABETH.
BENJAMIN DUNCAN (Sr.) (ROBERT) whose will dated 5 Nov. 1796 was filed on 6 Dec. 1796 in Madison Co. KY (Will Book A, pg.134, and posting by ROSEMARY WEBB) is said to be the BENJAMIN DUNCAN from Pittsylvania Co. VA, who with his first wife SARAH (DAR records) had a son SAMUEL DUNCAN (SAMUEL DUNCAN's Rev. War Pension S12812, d. 1845 Lincoln Co. KY m. to ELIZABETH Children: JOHN DUNCAN (m. 8/20/1807 Madison Co. KY to LUCY WHITE), BENJAMIN (m. 06/13/1796 in Lincoln Co. KY to CHRISTINE BAUGHMAN,) and ELIZABETH (m. to JOHN ARNETT).
I have not been able to locate confirmation for BENJAMIN DUNCAN's "first wife SARAH" as given in the following genealogy by MRS ROBINSON, and this
may be in error or I may just not have found it.
SAMUEL DUNCAN's first wife is given as SARAH before he married MARY SAMPSON on 24 Oct. 1782 in
Pittsylvania Co. VA, and this may have caused confusion.
There is an excellent discussion of this BENJAMIN DUNCAN in the manuscript genealogy "The KY Ancestors of EMMA GOODLOE GREGORY MORROW" Vol.II, GOODLOE, WOODS, DUNCAN, WHITE; by ANN MORROW ROBINSON, 1981. This genealogy gives sources.
One BENJAMIN DUNCAN recorded 400 acres in Pittsylvania Co. VA on 4 March 1762 on the south side of Blackwater River between the lines of ---- HARTH and Stephen HARD (Record Book 1737-1770, pg.276). BENJAMIN DUNKIN had deeds recorded in Pittsylvania Co. VA Deed Book 1, pgs.104 and 352, for 229 acres of land on Black Water River which he bought on 27 May 1768 from STEPHEN
HEARD and sold on 23 Aug. 1769 to WILLIAM BEAMS. (FHL film 33,262)
Probably the same BENJAMIN DUNCAN bought 200 acres on Tomahawk Creek on 28 Aug. 1772 from WILLIAM NEALLY (Deed 3-59 on FHL film 33,263) and sold 100 acres of that land to JOSEPH ATKINS on 16 Dec. 1783 (Deed 7-217 on FHL film 33,265). About the same time, on 15 April 1783, SAMUEL DUNCAN bought 172 acres from KILLIN KREEK (Deed 7-12) which he deeded as 182 acres to BENJAMIN
DUNCAN on 19 Aug. 1783 (Deed 7-135) and which BENJAMIN DUNCAN and wife ELIZABETH sold on 24 Sept. 1784 to JEREMIAH HEZEE (Deed 8-178 on FHL film 33-266).
BENJAMIN DUNCAN on 12 Aug. 1788 bought 278 acres in Madison Co. KY on Silver Creek from LEWIS CRAIG and wife ELIZABETH of Fayette Co. "VA" (Madison Co.
KY deed A-105 on FHL film 183,283); BENJAMIN DUNCAN and wife ELIZABETH sold 52 acres of this to ROBERT GUTHRIE on 31 Oct. 1796 (Deed D-147 on FHL film
183,285). This is the BENJAMIN DUNCAN who died in Madison Co. KY shortly afterwards.
This is the BENJAMIN DUNCAN referred to on page 167 of MAUD CARTER CLEMENT'S 1929 "History of Pittsylvania Co. VA" (FHL book 975.5665 H2c), when she said
that BENJAMIN DUNCAN made his home on the Staunton River at the mouth of Blackwater, and after the Revolutionary War, he moved to Madison Co. KY
where his will was proved in 1796. Her information may have been from some of his then-living descendants, whom she named.
One BENJAMIN DUNCAN (WILLIAM) b. about 1772, son of WILLIAM DUNCAN and ROSANNA NORMAN, mar. ELIZABETH BROWNING on 28 Feb. 1793 in Culpeper Co. VA, died in Fayette Co. KY and after his death his family moved to Logan Co. KY; from the manuscript "The DUNCANS of Culpeper County, Virginia to Logan County, Kentucky" by Mrs. J. Wells Vick, Russellville, Kentucky 46804 (DAR Records,
on FHL film 870,802).
BENJAMIN DUNCAN of Culpeper Co. VA, had bought 390 acres on Panter Creek in Pittsylvania Co. VA on 29 Aug. 1791 from EMANUEL PAYNE of Lincoln Co. KY,
witnesses include JOHN DAVIS. (Pitts. Co. VA Deed Book 9, pg.162, on FHL film 33,627).
BENJAMIN DUNCAN's Will was recorded in Logan Co. KY Will Book A, pg.186 (on FHL film 364,608), dated 21 July 1801, Will of BENJAMIN DUNCAN of Fayette
Co. KY; wife ELIZABETH all personal estate during her widowhood or till my children come of age, then estate equally divided amongst my children but she shall keep as much as shall maintain her during life then equally
amongst my children after her death; if any of the children shall die before they come of age then that part divided as above; appoint wife ELIZABETH
sole executor. Wit. ABNER BROWNING, PEGGY BROWNING. Proved 17 June 1811.
Between the date of BENJAMIN DUNCAN's Will (1801) and the date it was filed for probate (1811), there was a court action recorded in Pittsylvania Co. VA
Court Order Book 12 (on FHL film 33,312):
Pg.347: Court Mar. 1807, BENJAMIN DUNCAN estate. VINCENT SHELTON pltf vs JOHN DAVIS; ELIZABETH DUNCAN, widow of BENJAMIN DUNCAN decd; MALINDA DUNCAN; SQUIRE DUNCAN; ANNE DUNCAN; ABNER DUNCAN; JULIA DUNCAN; heirs and distributors of BENJAMIN DUNCAN dec'd dft.
The defendants ELIZABETH DUNCAN widow of BENJAMIN DUNCAN dec'd (names all above defendants) not having
entered their appearance and given security according to the act of assembly and the rules of this court and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the said defendants (all listed again) and [are?] not inhabitants of this state, on the action of the plaintiff by his attorneys it is ordered that the said defendants appear on the third (?) day in (?) and (?) the plaintiffs bill and a copy of the order be here with inscribed in public newspapers of this state for eight weeks and posted at the front door of the
courthouse of this county on same court day.
Pg.521: Court Aug. 1807, VINCENT SHELTON plt vs JOHN DAVIS, ELIZABETH DUNCAN widow of BENJAMIN DUNCAN dec'd (same defts as above). On motion of the Plaintif by his council, JOHN DAVIS is appointed guardian of MALINDA, SQUIRE, ANNE, ABNER, and JULIA DUNCANs, infant defts. in the cause for the special purpose of answering the same for them.
Pg.557: Court Aug. 20, 1807, VINCENT SHELTON plt vs (above DUNCAN defts) Ordered land to be sold by DAVIS to pay costs etc ... money received averts? to infant defendants when they arrive at full age.
In June 1811, ELIZABETH DUNCAN, the widow and executrix of BENJAMIN DUNCAN (WILLIAM) decd. late of Fayette Co. KY, appointed her friend JAMES DUNCAN of Logan Co. to act for her concerning the Will of BENJAMIN'S father, WILLIAM DUNCAN in Culpeper Co. VA and also to act for her in Pittsylvania Co. VA. This document, witnessed by REUBEN and ABNER BROWNING, was recorded in both Logan Co. KY Deed Book C, pg.268 (FHL film 364,582) and Culpeper Co. VA Deed Book EE, pg.499 (FHL film 30,955).
MARY ANN (DUNCAN) DOBSON, the Genealogy Bug
RAWLEY DUNCAN b. November 28, 1723 Culpeper, Scott Co., VA d. December 1786 Washington Co., VA (bur. Washington, VA m. Culpeper, Scott Co., VA to MARY RUTH ROBERTS Parents: WILLIAM DUNCAN (The Elder) and RUTH RAWLEY.
RAWLEY DUNCAN: Ref. "Descendants of WILLIAM DUNCAN the Elder" by REBA ROY. RAWLEY DUNCAN served in the Revolutionary War. Was listed on Looney’s Payroll from Fincastle Co., VA.
WILLIAM DUNCAN (WILLIAM), ( The Elder ) born April 19, 1692 in Dumfrieshire, Scotland; died October 1781 in Culpeper Co., VA. He was (possibly) the son of WILLIAM DUNCAN and MARGARET MCMURDE. He married RUTH RAWLEY February 11, 1721/22 in Orange Co., VA.
Revolutionary War: Public Service. State Archives - Culpeper public service claims.
The following information is from the BARRY genealogy: http://users.lynchburg.net/sbarry/duncan.html
I. ANDREW DUNCAN b. 1575 in Scotland
II. JOHN DUNCAN (ANDREW) b. ABT. 1600 in Scotland
d. Scotland m. to JANET MACARTHUR b. abt 1600 in Scotland Their Children:
1. ALEXANDER DUNCAN (JOHN; ANDREW) b. abt 1629
2. WILLIAM DUNCAN (JOHN, ANDREW), Rev b. abt 1630 Perthshire, Perth, Scotland) The REV. WILLIAM DUNCAN (JOHN; ANDREW) b. 7 JAN 1628/29/30 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland d. 1/1/1690/1692 Glasgow, Scotland (Beheaded) m. SUSAN\SARAH HALDANE
More: ** WILLIAM was also known as the REVEREND WILLIAM DUNCAN, was born January 07, 1627/28 in Perth near the Firth of Tay, Perthshire, Scotland. He was beheaded January 02, 1690/91 near Glasgow, Lanard, Scotland. WILLIAM fell martyr during the religious troubles that afflicted Scotland at the time CHARLES the Second was restored to the throne, and WILLIAM DUNCAN refused to take the Jacobite oath. He received his degree in theology from the King's College at Aberdeen on 1648. When WILLIAM DUNCAN was ejected from office for informing against members of the resistance to Episcopalianism, his children fled to Virginia where they settled in the region of Northern Neck.
Children of WILLIAM H DUNCAN I (REV) & SARAH HALDANE:
1. WILLIAM H DUNCAN II (WILLIAM I; JOHN; ANDREW) b. 1 OCT 1659 in Perthshire, Scotland
2. CHARLES DUNCAN I (WILLIAM I; JOHN; ANDREW) b. 6 SEP 1662 in Glen Eagles, Perthshire, Scotland
3. HENRY DUNCAN (WILLIAM I; JOHN; ANDREW) b. 14 JAN 1663/64 in Scotland
4. SUSAN DUNCAN (WILLIAM I; JOHN; ANDREW) b. 28 JAN 1664/65
5. THOMAS DUNCAN (WILLIAM I; JOHN; ANDREW) b. 28 JAN 1664/65 Perthshire, Scotland
6. MARY DUNCAN (WILLIAM I; JOHN; ANDREW) b. 1 FEB 1666/67 Perthshire, Scotland
1 above) WILLIAM H (probably Haldane) Duncan II(WILLIAM I; JOHN; ANDREW) (Number one above) b. OCT 1, 1659 Glen Eagles, Perthshire, Scotland Parents: REV. WILLIAM DUNCAN\SUSAN (SARAH) HALDANE
Immigration: ABT. 1690 All these children of REV WILLIAM H DUNCAN II settled in the "Northern Neck" of VA after the death of their father in 1685 to 1692
1. Female1 DUNCAN (WILLIAM H II; WILLIAM H I; JOHN; ANDREW)
2. Female2 DUNCAN (WILLIAM H II; WILLIAM H I; JOHN; ANDREW)
3. JAMES DUNCAN (WILLIAM H II; WILLIAM I; JOHN; ANDREW) b. abt 1685
4. CHARLES DUNCAN II (WILLIAM H II; WILLIAM H I; JOHN; ANDREW) b. 1680 in Culpepper Co., VA
5. ROBERT DUNCAN (WILLIAM H II; WILLIAM H I; JOHN; ANDREW) b. abt 1685
6. WILLIAM H DUNCAN III (WILLIAM H II; WILLIAM H I; JOHN; ANDREW) b. 19 APR 1692 Dumfrieshire, Scotland
6 above) WILLIAM (H) DUNCAN III (WILLIAM H II; WILLIAM H I; JOHN; ANDREW) b. April 19, 1692 Dumfrieshire, Scotland m. to RUTH RAWLEY
** WILLIAM DUNCAN III of Dumfreshire settled in Virginia in 1724 and married there RUTH RAWLEY(MATTHEW), a daughter of MATTHEW RAWLEY, a Church of England man who came from Wales in 1720. WILLIAM and RUTH DUNCAN'S children were: 1) MARGARET HALDANE DUNCAN (WILLIAM (H) III; WILLIAM H II; WILLIAM H I; JOHN; ANDREW); 2) MEHITABLE DUNCAN (WILLIAM (H) III; WILLIAM H II; WILLIAM H I; JOHN; ANDREW); 3) RUTH ELIZABETH DUNCAN (WILLIAM (H) III; WILLIAM H II; WILLIAM H I; JOHN; ANDREW); 4) MARY ANN DUNCAN (WILLIAM (H) III; WILLIAM H II; WILLIAM H I; JOHN; ANDREW); 5) RAWLEY DUNCAN (WILLIAM (H) III; WILLIAM H II; WILLIAM H I; JOHN; ANDREW); 6) WILLIAM DUNCAN H IV; 7) JRL DUNCAN (WILLIAM (H) III; WILLIAM H II; WILLIAM H I; JOHN; ANDREW); 8) CHARLES DUNCAN (WILLIAM (H) III; WILLIAM H II; WILLIAM H I; JOHN; ANDREW); 9) JAMES DUNCAN (WILLIAM (H) III; WILLIAM H II; WILLIAM H I; JOHN; ANDREW) and 10) TOWNSEND DUNCAN (WILLIAM (H) III; WILLIAM H II; WILLIAM H I; JOHN; ANDREW).
RAWLEY DUNCAN and CHARLES DUNCAN served in the command of young GEORGE WASHINGTON in the British army in the battle which GENERAL BRADDOCK lost in 1755 and when BENEDICT ARNOLD, as a traitor, led a column of CORNWALLIS' army into Virginia the brothers responded for the defense of their capital. Although many of these Scotch Presbyterian pioneers were tories and aided the British against the colonies all of the WILLIAM (H or J???) DUNCAN Family were true to the cause of American liberty.
Children of WILLIAM H DUNCAN IV:
1. RAWLEY DUNCAN (WILLIAM H III; WILLIAM H II; WILLIAM H I; JOHN; ANDREW) b. 23 NOV 1723 in Culpeper County, Virginia
2. WILLIAM J (or H for Haldane???) DUNCAN IV (WILLIAM H III; WILLIAM H II; WILLIAM H I; JOHN; ANDREW) b. 29 APR 1726 in Culpeper County, Virginia
3. JOHN PEKIN DUNCAN (WILLIAM; WILLIAM; WILLIAM; JOHN; ANDREW) b. 23 AUG 1730 in Culpeper County, Virginia
4. JOSEPH DUNCAN (WILLIAM; WILLIAM; WILLIAM; JOHN; ANDREW) (twin) b. 12 DEC 1732 in Culpeper County, Virginia
5. MARY DUNCAN (WILLIAM; WILLIAM; WILLIAM; JOHN; ANDREW)(twin) b. 12 DEC 1732 in Culpeper County, Virginia
6. RICE DUNCAN (WILLIAM; WILLIAM; WILLIAM; JOHN; ANDREW) b. 15 FEB 1733/34 in Culpeper County, Virginia
7. ANN "NANCY" DUNCAN (WILLIAM; WILLIAM; WILLIAM; JOHN; ANDREW) b. ABT. 1738 in Culpeper County, Virginia
8. CHARLES DUNCAN III (WILLIAM; WILLIAM; WILLIAM; JOHN; ANDREW) b. 8 OCT 1742 in Culpeper County, Virginia
9. JAMES RALEIGH DUNCAN I (WILLIAM; WILLIAM; WILLIAM; JOHN; ANDREW), Rev b. 18 JUL 1746 in Culpeper County, Virginia
VI. WILLIAM J DUNCAN IV (WILLIAM; WILLIAM; WILLIAM; JOHN; ANDREW) b. April 29, 1726 Culpeper County, VA d. 1801 Culpeper,County, VA m. to ROSEANNE\RUTH NORMAN
WILLIAM DUNCAN IV (WILLIAM; WILLIAM; WILLIAM; JOHN; ANDREW) served as private in CAPT. THOMAS BERRY'S company & COL. ABRAHAM BOWMAN'S 8th Virginia regiment. His Children:
1. BENJAMIN DUNCAN (WILLIAM IV; WILLIAM III; WILLIAM II; WILLIAM I; JOHN;, ANDREW) b. 1755
2. SARAH DUNCAN (WILLIAM IV; WILLIAM III; WILLIAM II; WILLIAM I; JOHN; ANDREW) b. 1761
3. ELIZABETH DUNCAN (WILLIAM IV; WILLIAM II; WILLIAM II; WILLIAM I; JOHN; ANDREW) b. abt 1765 VA
4. WILLIAM DUNCAN V (WILLIAM IV; WILLIAM III; WILLIAM II; WILLIAM I; JOHN; ANDREW) b. 1768
5. JAMES DUNCAN (WILLIAM IV; WILLIAM III; WILLIAM II; WILLIAM I; JOHN; ANDREW) b. 1769 in Culpepper County, Virginia
6. FREDERICK DUNCAN (WILLIAM IV; WILLIAM III; WILLIAM II; WILLIAM I; JOHN; ANDREW) b. 1770 in Culpeper County, Virginia
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 7:23 PM
Subject: ARNETT Family
I noticed a question asking if you might know of a connection to the Cherokee Indians in the ARNETT family. A younger cousin asked me that question when she saw a picture of Dr. JAMES E ARNETT and RODA C MELTON ARNETT and their family. These were our great-grandparents.
RODA was the daughter of WILLIAM MELTON and she and Dr. ARNETT lived in Tennessee. After he died, RODA and the children moved to Texas. She is buried in Navarro county, Texas, as are some other family members.
DR JAMES E ARNETT was born in Henderson County, KY in 1830, the son of ELIJAH MELTON. I have information on his family back to JOSEPH B ARNETT who was born in Delaware. Haven't been able to get further back than that, but I believe that the family came from Scotland, based on the fact that this is what DR ARNETT'S daughter, my grandmother, told my mother, her daughter.
I have just recently found that another great-grandfather whose father had a plantation in Lowndes county, Alabama, married a planter's daughter from Russell county, Alabama, and they moved to Texas. He was JAMES DEGRAFFENREID MILES, son of AQUILLA MILES and ELIZABETH P DAVIS. JIM MILES' wife was ELLEN L DAY, daughter of WILLIAM WILEY DAY and LUCRETIA VANN. In tracing LUCRETIA'S family back, I found that the VANN family goes back to a Scottish settler who married a Cherokee woman, among others, and the half Cherokee men also married Cherokee women, and also white women. The only pictures I have of that side of the family are of JIM MILES, ELLEN DAY, and JIM'S sister, JOSEPHINE. They don't appear to have Native American features and they did live as white people of that time.
Anyway, I just wondered if anyone had information on any Native Americans in this Arnett family line.
Aggieland Texas email@example.com
Saturday, 13 September 2008, you wrote: Doodle - firstname.lastname@example.org
I am also trying to research my ARNETT family. I am
Alicia Malicoat Henry, and live in Chickasha,Ok.
John C Arnett 1771 VA — 1840 MO married to Elizabeth
Duncan Son John C 1803 KY- aft 1880 Arkansas
married Alzira Williams Daughter Ellonia Arnett 1850-1900 Arkansas married John P Schoolfield
Son Robert Benjamin Schoolfield 1876 Ark-1963 Ok married Lena Allen 1887 Ohio-1950 OK
Daughter Ellonia Schoolfield 1917 OK—1992 OK married
Would love to share. I have been trying to piece this
family together. I’ve gotten a lot of help from John Cook. He is another cousin.
From: Joyce Peyton email@example.com
Subject: Elizabeth Arnett
Dear Norma, I have been tracing my great great grandmother Elizabeth Arnett.
I actually traced her from California to Missouri, she is the mother
of my great grandfather Benjamin Franklin (Frank Arnett). He was born
in June of 1854 in Arcadia, MO. His brother and sister were Hillory John
Arnett and Caroline Elizabeth Arnett. Elizabeth bought land in Iron County
in 1857 as a widow (her husband Benjamin Arnett died between 1854 and
1856). Her son Hillory John Arnett deserted from the Union Army in 1863
and married Narcissa Inman in 1859.
Elizabeth was tried for adultery in 1866, I have the trial affadavits.
She was charged with adultery by Matilda Williams and was found guilty.
Nathaniel was one of the witnesses for her defense. All of this Arnett
family arrived in Murray township, California in 1869, Caroline married,
John and Frank began farming and my grandmother was born there in 1893.
I happened upon your website to clarify that there was an Elizabeth Arnett
in Madison County, but she was not a Baird, but indeed my great great
Thanks so much!
At this point I have no comment but I hope my readers will weigh in on this and help me get this right. Norma
From: "Krystine Boehme"
Sent: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 8:01:50 PM
Subject: Arnett Family Information
I am hoping that this e-dress is still good for you...
I am forwarding to you some additional information for you webpage entitled "THE ARNET(T) & BAIRD FAMILIES", for the family of John Arnett, in section entitled: "Children of Abram Britten and Eliza Arnett are:"
i. John Arnett BRITTEN – bu. Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, MO - Plot: Block 20; Lot 26; Space 5.
iii. Both Emma and her husband are bu. in Odd Fellows Cemetery, near Neosho, Newton County, MO. They had at least five children; I have some info if you want to go down additional generations.
v. Frank was b. in MO; d. 22 Nov 1874, Silver City, Idaho Territory [now in Owyhee County, ID]; bu. in Pioneer Cemetery, Boise City, Idaho Territory [now Boise, Ada County, ID] - Plot: Block 3 Lot 48 Space 3. He married a woman named Nancy Jane [maiden surname unknown] - b. 03 May 1834, Indiana; d. 16 Sep 1907, Idaho; bu. in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weiser, Washington County, ID
vi. Elva died at Kendrick House, in Kendricktown, a “suburb” on the bluffs above Carthage… Elva’s husband was 2nd of six sons born to William and Elizabeth M (Palmer) Kendrick, b. 15 Jun 1825, Russellville, Logan County, KY; d. 22-23 May 1901, Kendricktown (at Kendrick House), Jasper County, MO; bu. Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, MO - Plot: Block 20; Lot 26; Space 8. Elva is also in Space 8. They had seven known children; I have some info if you want to go down additional generations. (Note: JDP and Elva are my 2grGPs.)
vii. Thomas’s obituary indicates he was born in 1839 not 37, and it bounces around between those years in the Censuses. However the earliest census that gives name and age is 1850, and his enumeration indicates he was 11, which also would make it 1839. That is the year I also use. I have no vital stats for his wife, Ellen Elizabeth WATKINS; they has at least three children. I have their names if you want to go down additional generations.
viii. Arete was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, also in Walla Walla – Plot: WALLA-MV-52-15-3.
Wondering how you are connected to the Arnett Family? Also, family lore says the JDP Kendrick's eldest brother died Hempstead, AR, which I see pops up a few times on your Arnett tree as well. He supposedly died at the home (or farm) of McRae; do you have any idea how that Surname might fit into the family?
[Cousins are forever... once you find them!]
The marriages below are all from Louisa Co VA: Frances Arnett m. Joseph Poindexter 7/14/1785; Sally Arnett (Sarah) m. Richard Graves 11/20/1780; Zachariah Arnett m. Nancy Beadles 9/8/1800; James A Arnett m. Sarah Burrus (Burroughs) 10/10/1783; William McGehee m. Mary Burrus 12/24/1799; William Arnett m. Melinda Cole 12/14/1807; James A Arnett m. Margaret Linney 8/8/1791; William R Arnett m. Mary Ann McGehee 8/1/1791; David Arnett m. Mary Ann Shackleford 10/28/1779; William McGehee m. Barsheba (Bathsheba) Shirley 10/28/1779; Lasley Arnett m. Frances Smith 11/2/1792; William McGehee m. Nancy Bibb 1/9/1797. 1850 Census Louisa Co Va has lots of Arnetts. Among them, Frances Arnett 75 $2,568; David I 36 asst. farmer. There are many more.