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Isaac Arledge (Aldridge)

Nicknames: "Isaac /Aldridge/"
Birthplace: Northumberland Co, VA; to Craven Co, NC (New Bern) c 1738, Northumberland County, VA
Death: Died in Fairfield County (Will dated 5 Jan 1790), SC
Cause of death: died before 18 November 1790
Immediate Family:

Son of William Aldridge or Arledge and Sarah Aldridge or Arledge
Husband of Anna or Hannah Arledge
Father of Sarah Bishop; Clement Arledge; Joseph Arledge; Anne Arledge; Caleb Aldridge Arledge and 5 others
Brother of Sarah Arledge
Half brother of William Arledge or Aldridge; John Arledge; Clement (Aldridge) Arledge and Jane Arledge or Aldridge

Managed by: Pam Wilson
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About Isaac Arledge (Aldridge)

From the research notes of Pam Wilson <wilsonpam@mindspring.com>:

ISAAC ARLEDGE (b. 1721 d. 1790), son of William ALDRIDGE/ARLEDGE and second wife Sarah of Northumberland Co, VA; married (1) ??? and (2) Anna/Hannah

1721. Born December, 1721. Date based on 1728 Court record (below) setting his age.

1725: Named in Will of father, William ARLEDGE: Will of WILLIAM ARLEDGE Northumberland Co (VA) Record Book 19:375, dated 25 August 1724, proved 21 Jan 1725: leaves tract of land in Wicocomoco Parish to be equally divided between sons William and John; his still to be divided between sons William, John and Clement; his widow Sarah Arledge to have rest of moveable estate, but if she remarries to be equally divided between her, daughter Jane, and sons William, John, Clement and Isaac. Names WILLIAM FALLIN as to have the tuition of son William until he comes to the age of 21 years, and CHARLES FALLIN to have the tuition of son John until he is 21. Wife Sarah as Executrix. Wit: THOMAS NORMAN and CHARLES FALLIN. [Northumberland County Record Book 1718-1726, page 389, as abstracted]. Apparently his widow SARAH ARLIDGE died not long afterward; there is notice of her estate being administered by RICHARD FULKS in an entry dated 19 April 1727. [Northumberland County Order Book, 1719/20-1729, Administrations, p.261]

1728, Northumberland County, VA. At the death of his father, William, in 1724 and his mother Sarah (whose estate was administered in 1727): "ISAAC Orphant of WILLIAM ARLEDGE is bound aprentis to JOHN CALLAHAN until he arrives to the age of 21 years he being Six years old last Christmas in consideration whereof the said Callahan doth oblige himself to find the said Orphant Sufficient and Cleanly Lodging Cloathing and Diet and to learn him to Read and write and the Trade of a weaver. Charles Fallin came into Court and entere'd into a Recognizance with the said Callahan each of five thousand pounds of Tobacco for performance of Covenants." Northumberland County Order Book, Court Records of 21 August 1728: [Order Book 1719-1729, 307]. Clay Fulcher's notes <mtngoat@flash.net>: "Isaac probably moved to New Bern, Craven Co., NC with his guardian, John Callahan, who went there after 1738. He was first apprenticed to Callahan, then made his ward. His apprenticeship would have ended about 1742. He was to learn the trade of a weaver. (It is somewhat unusual for the master to later be named guardian to his apprentices. The best reason for it being done was so that he could take them with him when he left the county.) Callahan was made guardian to both Isaac and his sister Sarah. But he did not leave the county immediately. He was still in Northumberland Co. in 1738 [PW: I don't know what the source of this date is], but left soon afterward. The next record of him was from North Carolina [PW: I don't know of this record]."

14 Jan 1748. At some point Isaac moved to the Fairfield County, South Carolina, area. Alice Sekanick (1994, p. 63) writes that there is a 1748 SC record of "an ISAAC ARLEDG witnessing, by making a mark, a sale of land 'in the low grounds of Santee (Congaree) River, opposite Saxegotha [Saxa Gotha] Township.'" [Her source: Clara A. Langley, ed. South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1755-1768, Vol. III (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1984), p. 219.] Graham Louer writes (personal correspondence): 14 Jan 1748, Isaac witnessed land sale (John FRASER to Jacob PENNINGTON) low grounds of Santee (Congaree) River, opposite Saxegotha Twp--other witnesses included Roger PAGETT (See Deed Abstracts v. 3, p. 219). Was this in Camden District? Are there records for Isaac's land acquisitions prior to this date? This 1748 deed is not listed in the SC State Archives index that I have, but if it is true, it is the earliest record of an Arledge in SC.

PW transcription/abstract from original: Charleston Deeds Book 3 pp. 80-86. 13 January 1748 Lease for a year between John Frasher/Fraser and wife, Planter of Craven Co, SC and Jacob Pennington, Blacksmith. That said Fraser for 200 pounds current money of the Province paid by Pennington does bargain and sell to Pennington 99 acres in Craven County in the Low Grounds of Santee otherwise Congaree River opposite Saxegotha Township, adjoining Thomas Walexelson, James Denly, Jacob Young. for one year for one peppercorn if lawfully demanded... John {his I mark} Frasher, Elizabeth {her + mark} Frasher. Wit: Roger Paget, Isaac {his X mark} ARLEDG and Abraham Pennington. Recorded 11 April 1764.

Followed by Release in Fee 14 Jan 1748. Same parties. Land granted to Frasher 20 May 1747 99 acres; reserving unto King's Majesty Quit Rent of 3 shillings sterling or 4 shillings proclamation money for every hundred acres; for 200 pounds current money paid by Pennington to Frashers....John {his I mark} Frasher, Elizabeth {her + mark} Frasher. Wit: Roger Paget, Isaac {his X mark} ARLEDG and Abraham Pennington. Recorded 11 April 1764.

1763-1765. 1 Nov 1763, Petition for Warrant of Survey for 100 a on Wateree River to Isaac ARNAGE (Graham Louer's notes: One Isaac ARNAGE received two grants of 100 acres each on Crooked Creek of the Wateree River March 12, 1765 and September 10, 1765; presumably another Isaac ALDRIDGE received a grant on October 22, 1768 [Source: Alice Sekanick, The Hutchison Family, 1994, p. 64; grant records filed in Royal Grants Vol. 12, p. 148; Vol. 13, p. 164, and Vol. 17, p. 30, in the SC Department of Archives and History.] [WHICH ISAAC is WHICH? And upon what basis does Sekanick make the decision that these were two different Isaacs in these particular transactions? She may not have been aware of all the other transactions (below) in which one of the Isaac Arledges figured].

The following are listings for Isaac ALDRIDGE/ARLEDGE's involvement in land transactions in all of SC prior to the formation of Fairfield County. It is not clear which of these is attributed to the elder Isaac (b. 1721) and which to his nephew. It might be possible to map the land patterns, since the younger Isaac would likely have stayed in the same general area as his mother Elizabeth, her husband Mathias Fellows, and his uncle William Aldridge. On the other hand, the elder Isaac seemed to take his own path and not settle as close to his brothers' families.

[ARNAGE, Isaac. Grant for 100 acres on Crooked Creek of Wateree River, 12 Mar 1765]--from Sekanick

6 Aug 1765: ALDERAGE, Isaach. 200 acres between land laid out for said ALDERAGE (all other sides vacant) on Wateree River in Craven Co. 6 August 1765--from deed itself; copy of survey map shows this land to be where Crooked Creek enters Wateree River

[ARNAGE, Isaac. Grant for 100 acres on Crooked Creek of Wateree River, 10 Sept 1765]--from Sekanick

ALDERAGE, Isaac. Plat for 200 acres on Wateree River, certified 27 Sept 1765

ALDRIDGE, Isaac. Plat for 200 acres on Wateree River 24 June 1768; [also 4 October 1768]

ALDRIDGE, Isaac. Royal Land Grant for 200 acres on Wateree River in Craven County (bounding NE his own land, other sides vacant), Craven County, 22 October 1768. Wit: Hon. William Bull Esq.

ALDRIDGE, Isaac. Memorial for 200 acres on Wateree River, Craven County, 23 Jan 1769

ALDRIGE, Isaac. John LONG. Plat for 100 a. Craven Co. 9 Dec 1771

ARLEGE, Isaac from Jonathan GREGORY, Lease and Release, 1774: from Jonathan Gregory of Oringburgh District to Isaac ARLIG, of 278 acres for 10 shillings. From Brent Holcomb's SC Deed Abstracts: Book S-4 pp. 153-158: Lease and Release, 13-14 Nov 1774, Jonathan GREGORY of Orangeburgh District, Planter, to ISAAC ARLEDGE, both of Province of SC, for 300 pounds SC money, 278 acres on south side of Wateree River granted to Richard Gregory and said Gregory died without a will and said Jonathan Gregory, oldest son, is the heir at law. Jonathan Gregory (LS), wit: Isabell Fairchild, John Thos. Fairchild, Abraham Fairchild. Proved in Orangeburgh Dist before John Fairchild, JP 14 Nov 1774. Recorded 28 June 1775.

ALRIDGE, Isaac. Land Grant for 50 acres in Craven County 1 June 1775. ALDRIDGE, Isaac. Memorial for 50 acres on Catawba or Wateree River, Craven County, bounding said Aldridge's land on both NE and NW Survey certified 5 May 1775 and granted 1 June 1775. 7 October 1775

ALDRIDGE, Isaac. John WINN, Memorial for 2 tracts in Craven Co (250 acres and 100 acres) 16 November 1775

ALDRIDGE, Isaac to Robert and John ELLISON, lease and release, 1783. A 1783 deed exists between Isaac ARLEDGE, planter of Camden District, and Robert and John Ellison for the same 278 acres. From Brent Holcomb's SC Deed Abstracts: Book H-5 pp. 279-283: Lease and Release 13-14 August 1783. ISAAC ARLEDGE of Camden District, Planter, to Robert and John Ellison of said District, planters, for 100 pounds sterling, 278 acres in Craven County on south side of Wateree River on Wateree Creek originally granted to Richard Gregory, conveyed to said Isaac Arledge 13-14 Nov 1774. Isaac Arledge (I0 (LS) Wit: Joseph Miiliagan, Saml Adams. Recorded 10 Nov 1783.

An Isaac ALDRIDGE received a royal grant in 1768 for 200 acres in Craven Co, SC, to which he added land purchases to build a large plantation on the Wateree River in Fairfield Co, SC.

From SCArchives: Description (NO DATE): INHABITANTS OF FAIRFIELD DISTRICT, PETITION, AGAINST CITIZENS OF KERSHAW DESIRING A NEW FERRY ACROSS WATEREE RIVER, IN PREFERENCE OF MIKLES FERRY. (4 PAGES) Names indexed: ARLEDGE, ISAAC; BOWEN, PHILIP; CRUMPTON, ALEXANDER; CRUMPTON, ZACHARIAH; HARRISON, DAVID; HARRISON, JAMES; HARRISON, REUBEN; HARRISON, RICHARD B.; HARRISON, WILLIAM; IRVIN, JOHN; MICKLE, JOHN; MOORE, CHARLES; ROCHELL, JAMES; ROSS, ABNER; RUGELEY, JOHN; RUGELEY, R.; WHITAKER, W.; WHITAKER, WILLIS JR. Locations: FAIRFIELD DISTRICT; WATEREE RIVER

Notes: S.C. MAGAZINE OF ANCESTRAL RESEARCH. Vol. I. p. 65. Henry and Elizabeth Bishop were husband and wife and were killed Aug. 1, 1780, Rev. War. p. 96. James Bishop was a purchaser of Henry and Nancy Ivey's estate Mar. 25, 1791, Fairfield Co., S.C. So were Burrel Ivy and Isaac Aldrige (variation of Arledge) purchasers of this estate. [NOTE: Isaac Arledge (Sr.) 's daughter Sarah married James Bishop, and Henry was apparently a brother to James. Burrell Ivey was the son-in-law of James and Sarah Arledge Bishop].

Isaac was cited in 1784 for having provided 2000 pounds of beef for Continental Army use in 1782, for which the US govt owed him 250 pounds, 13 shillings, 4 pence plus interest. [Wylma Anne Wates, ed. 1955, "Stub Entries to Indents Issued in Payment of Claims Against SC Growing Out of the Revolution," Columbia: SC Archives, pp. v and 4]. [WHICH ISAAC?]

It could either be this Isaac or his nephew Isaac (son of John) who witnessed Clement's deeds:

Description: ARLEDGE, CLEMENT, PLAT FOR 100 ACRES ON CATABAW RIVER, CAMDEN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOHN MILLING. Names indexed: ARLEDGE, CLEMENT; MILLING, JOHN; OLDRIDGE, ISAAC

Series: S213192, Volume: 0042, Page: 00062, Item: 002, Date: 2/21/1786

Description: ARLEDGE, CLEMENT, PLAT FOR 100 ACRES ON CATABA RIVER, FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SURVEYED BY JOHN MILLING. Names indexed: ARLEDGE, CLEMENT; MILLING, JOHN; OLDRIDG, JACK (I willl need to see the original document to see if this "Jack" is a transcription error for Isaac--I've never heard of a Jack Arledge this early)

Will of Isaac ARLEDGE, Sr. of Fairfield Co, SC written 5 January 1790; proved 9 Nov 1790 and recorded 18 November 1790. Recorded in Fairfield Co, SC Will Book No 1, pages 92 & 93: "In the name of God Amen, I Isaac Arledge Senr of the State of South Carolina in Fairfield County being sick and weak of body but of sound mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God I do hereby make, constitute, ordain and declare this my last Will and Testament in writing and form following. Item, I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Arledge one plantation or tract of land containing one hundred acres--whereon he now dwelleth. Item, I give and bequeath to my son Clement Arledge a certain tract or parcel of land containing seventy five acres more or less being the upward part of this plantation ot tract of land whereon I now dwell, beginning at a hickory (tree) on the river, thence off to Joseph Arledge's line, thence down his line to a pine(tree) marked for a corner. This said line contains about three hundred & twenty yards in length. Thense from the said pine in a south course to the river. Item, All the rest of my lands not yet given together with all the rest of my movable estate, I give to my beloved wife Anna Arledge during her Widowhood, excepting the following articles. I give and bequeath to my daughter Huldah one Sorrrel Horse and seven head of cattle. I give and bequeath to my daughter Rachel, one black horse and five head of cattle. I giveth and bequeath to my son Isaac twelve head of cattle. I give and bequeath to my son William, eight head of cattle. These cattle belonging to Isaac and William I desire may remain for and to the use of my wife until the boys comes of age. And after her widowhood is ended, I will that what is lent to her be sold at public sale and the money to be divided as follows. Namely to my son Caleb, fifty Shillings Sterling and my daughter Ann Bishop, fifty Shillings, and to my daughter Sarah fifty Shillings. The remainder to be equally divided amongst Joseph, Clement, Amos, Rachel and Huldah, excepting two negroes namely one wench named Dolly and a child named Lucy to my son Isaac, and a negro boy named March and a girl named Phillis to my son William, and a feather bed and furniture to fall to my son Isaac, and another bed and furniture to William, my youngest son. And the remainder of my lands not before given, I will that my son Amos Arledge shall inherit the same, him and his heirs forever. And lastly I do constitute and appoint my two sons, namely Joseph and Clement, Executors to this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have thereunto set my Hand and Seal this Fifth Day of January in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety." Isaac Arledge (seal). Witnesses: John Yarbrough, Thomas Hicks. her Hannah (x) Arledge mark

p. 100 Inventory and appraisement of the Goods and Chattels of Isaac Arledge deceased:

51 head of cattle ...63.15

Flax, fodder, tobacco...21.5

150 bushels of corn & plantation tools...14.5

Plows, grindstone, pair of Shillards(?)...1.16

Bacon; 4 beds and furniture...19

13 head of sheep; kitchen furniture....7.6

Cow hides; home beer (?), wheat...1.2.6

15 head of hogs, bedsteads and sundries...8.2

3 spinning wheels; pewter...2.0.0

books, cotton and cards...1

Spun cotton; flour and bag...2.0

Bottles; table and seats; fowls...2.3

Potatoes; seven negroes...240.15

Four stoves; five bells...21.12

Tobacco; pickling tub; sundries...1.3

peas and beans; parcel of hogs...5.10

Drawing knife and sundries...0.14

3 Sickles....0.3

10 head of Sky hogs; Slab...4.8.

TOTAL: 419.5.6 pounds

Feb 13, 1791 12 certify that to the best of our knowledge we have fairly appraised the above property.

John Allison

Amos Arledge

Bartlet {his I mark} Hinson

Recorded 14 April 1791

Graham Louer (personal correspondence) writes: "Although Isaac Sr. died in 1790, the estate sale was evidently not held until 7 December 1798 (unless there was also an earlier sale). A possible reason might be, I suppose, that they waited until Isaac's widow Anna had also passed away, as stipulated in the will. Then, the sale wasn't certified by Clement, one of the executors (with Joseph), until 27 February 1802. (The estate appraisal was completed on 13 February 1791.)"

Estate of Isaac Arledge Administration; names include: Jonathan Belton, John Ellison, Charles Pickett, Isaac Arledge (all due estate) and Amos Arledge, Charles Pickett, Clement Arledge, Zachariah Thompson, Doctor Knox, James Bishop, John Ellison (credits). Certified by Clement Arledge, Executor, 27 Feb 1802, recorded 20 Dec 1802.

Bill of sale of the Estate of Isaac Arledge, Deceased [held 7 Dec 1798]:

purchasers of livestock: Joseph Arlege, Jos. Dobbins, Isaac Arledge, Jos. Arledge, Amos Arledge, Philemon Starke, Zachariah Thompson, Isaac Arledge, Edmund Strange, Joseph Arledge, Isaac Arledge, William Picket, Hugh Malone, Willm Sibley, Charles Raby, Amos Areldge, Mabra Hill. Purchasers of tools, etc: Thos. Land, Randolph Wright, Joseph Arledge, Willm Arledge of Taylors Creek, James Ware, Thos. Land, John Flowers, Philemon Day, John Mosely, John Hornsby, Amos Arledge, Gerard Duntze, Zach. Thomson; Isaac Arledge, Willm Arledge, David George, Willm Mclure, Jos. Arledge, Isaac Arledge, Jas. Garrett, Daniel Elliott, Thos. Stone, Gervis Gibson, Isaac Arledge, Jere Burge, Willm Mcluer, Charles Raly, Isaac Areldge, Robert Shirley, Isaac Arledge, Jos. Arledge, Bird Owens, John Flood. Purchasers of slaves: Daniel Elliott (negro man named Tom), Joseph Arledge (negro man). Total sale 249.18.6 pounds. Recorded 23 Dec 1802

Graham Louer has carefully tracked the Arledge family through the Fairfield legal records in the aftermath of patriarch Isaac's death. On 20 August 1798, he writes, daughter Rachel and husband Mabry Hill "signed away Rachel's share of the estate for the sum of 20 pounds paid by Isaac and William Arledge....Others who signed receipts (so far found) for their share of the estate" [include]: CALEB on 25 January 1800 (50 shillings from Clement); SARAH BISHOP on 27 April 1800 (2 pounds 10 chillings from Clement); ANNE BISHOP on 3 June 1800 (2 pounds 10 shillings from Clement); and WILLIAM ARLEDGE, ISAAC ARLEDGE, JESSE GINN and AMOS ARLEDGE on 22 July 1803 for unspecified amounts. [Beside the entry for Jesse Ginn, Louer has noted "This would be for Jesse Wright."]

Louer continues, "As yet no record has been seen of payments to the remaining two legatees, Joseph and Clement, who were the executors. (It was also the custom or law, apparently, not to make distribution to legatees until they came of age or married). At any rate, both Sarah Bishop and Anne Bishop were presumably widowed by the time they received their shares, since each signed for herself." (Graham Louer, personal correspondence, 1998)

DISCUSSION OF THE ISAAC ARLEDGE PROBLEM in FAIRFIELD CO, SC

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There is some confusion about which Isaac Arledge various Fairfield Co, SC records refer to. The work of Alice Sekanick (The Hutchison Family, 1994) has brought to light some important records. An older ("Isaac , Sr.") and a younger Isaac ("Isaac Jr.") are listed as members of the Broad River Baptist Church in Fairfield County, SC, "whose members were scattered between the Broad and Wateree Rivers." Sekanick also notes that "each of these men received grants for 200 acres on Crooked Creek of the Wateree River. This area is designated as Aldridge's Shoals on very early maps. Since land grants were based on headwrights, with 50 acres allotted to each person, [the two Isaacs] each had four family members in their households at the time of their grants. Surveys are dated 1765 for [one] Isaac and 1768 for [the other] Isaac." [Sources: Sekanick, 1994, p. 64. Her sources are Leah Townsend, South Carolina Baptists 1670-1805 (Florence, SC: Florence Printing Company, 1935), p. 173; Brent Holcomb ed. Some South Carolina County Records, Vol. 1 (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1981)]

A search of early SC land records actually shows a much more extensive pattern of Aldridge/Arledge land transactions than indicated above. It shows land acquisitions on or along Wateree Creek, Wateree River, the Edisto River, and Dutchman's Creek, among other places, by at least three Aldridge/Arledge relatives (John, William and Isaac) starting as early as 1749.

It seems that researchers on this family keep finding new Isaac Arledges as time goes by. Both Franklin R. Aldridge and Rulon C. Allred, according to Alice Sekanick, were "unaware that there were two Isaac Arledges" and conflated the records of the Isaacs (Sekanick, 1994, FN, p. 235). Sekanick's work provides some important distinctions. Yet like her predecessors, she was unaware of yet another Isaac Arledge whose existence causes her interpretations to need re-examination. Alice Sekanick proposed that, "based on the preceding information, a reasonable case can be made for the following scenario": in summary, she speculates that Isaac, the son of William & Sarah, married Elizabeth; that he died between 1772-1789, his widow married Mathias Fellows; his children included Isaac and Moses. Then, she speculates, this younger Isaac became the Fairfield County patriarch married to Anna, who was the father of Joseph, Clement, Amos, Caleb et al.

However, I respectfully disagree with this interpretation by Sekanick. New information sheds a different light on the relationships. Based upon all existing evidence available to me today (1998), I believe that the "Isaac Jr" in her scenario was not the son but was rather the nephew of "Isaac Sr" (b. 1721), and that indeed, as F.R. Aldridge had concluded, the patriarch of the Fairfield Co, SC Arledge clan (who died in 1790) was the same Isaac who was born in Northumberland Co, VA in 1721. I believe there were THREE Isaacs who figure into this scenario in Fairfield between 1750 and 1820, rather than just two: the elder Isaac (1721-1790, married Anna/Hannah), his nephew (born 1730-1740, died 1820, married Sallie McCormick), and the elder Isaac's son (born after 1769, died 1847, married Lydia ???). I believe that Sekanick conflated these three into two.

Based upon incomplete evidence that I hope will be found (missing wills, etc.), here are the relationships as I see them. It seems that there were three sons of William Aldridge of Northumberland County who migrated to SC: William (b.c. 1704), John (b.c. 1706) and Isaac (b. 1721). [Another son Clement moved to Bertie or Granville County, NC; his son Isaac (another one!) settled in Randolph County, NC. I will not consider him at this time.] Keep in mind that Isaac was William (Sr)'s son by his second wife, Sarah, so was considerably (15-20 years) younger than his older half brothers.

I believe that the Elizabeth in question (nee Elizabeth Thomas of Northumberland Co, VA, daughter of Richard Thomas), was married to one of the older brothers, probably John--not Isaac, as Sekanick has proposed--and together they had five children: Isaac, Moses (note: Moses was a Thomas family name), Lydia (who married William Millar), John, and William. Elizabeth was named in her father's 1741 will as Elizabeth Aldridge, so she was married prior to this time, and probably still in VA. [It is unlikely that Isaac b. 1721 was married by 1741 since he was apprenticed to John Callahan.] There is also newly-discovered evidence that John and Elizabeth Thomas Arledge were in Frederick County, VA prior to settling in SC. "John ARLEDGE of Virginia" (and presumably Elizabeth) applied for in 1749, and received in 1750, a royal grant along the Wateree River near present-day Camden, SC. Elizabeth was widowed from her Arledge husband prior to her remarriage to Matthias Fellows. Elizabeth Arledge received a royal grant of 100 acres on Dutchman's Creek in Craven County beside William Arledge on 12 Dec 1766; on 6 Oct 1767 this was certified for Mathias Fellewis. I believe she was widowed by the time she received this grant; also, I believe this provides evidence that she was *not* married to William (since he still seems to be alive and kicking at this time). It seems she probably had the land grant certified for Fellows upon their marriage. If not, then she married Fellows later, at least prior to his 1789 will. His will names "her son" Moses Arledge, as well as Isaac Arledge and Lydia Millar (also presumably her children). They are also named in a nasty litigation brought against the Arledge family by Moses' widow Susannah over her share of Moses' inheritance when she remarried Charles McDaniel (1791-1795). I also have come to believe that of five children implied in the land grant, the other two were John Arledge (who settled in Edgefield Co, SC) and William Arledge (who settled in Fairfield and then Kershaw County, SC).

Okay, so we have the elder Isaac who probably came to SC in the late 1740s, about the same time as his brothers John and William. Sekanick speculates, and I agree, that Isaac was probably married twice, since his younger children were born late in his life and were a great deal younger than the older children. His second wife was Anna or Hannah. In his 1789 will, he remarked that sons Isaac and William were not yet of age, so that means they were born after 1768-9 if they were under 21. Older sons were Joseph, Amos, Clement and Amos, and all of them were born by the mid-1750s, based upon their ages being listed as "over 45" in the 1800 census.

This means we have

(a) Isaac 1721-1790 son of William & Sarah, with a 1789 Fairfield Co, SC will; his children were Joseph, Caleb, Clement, Amos, Huldah, Anne, Rachel, Sarah, William, Isaac (c)

(b) Isaac c 1735?-1820 son of Elizabeth and John [son of William & Alice, so half-brother of Isaac (A)], who lived in Fairfield County until 1804, when he moved to Rutherford County (with Amos) and died 1820 with a Rutherford Co, NC will (his wife was Sallie McCormick, and he was the foster father of Harriett, who married Amos' son Jonathan, and who was the matriarch of the Polk County ARLEDGE clan) and

(c) Isaac born aft. 1769 (died 1847), son of Isaac (A) and Hannah, who lived his whole life in Fairfield Co. SC. He married Lydia ???, and his children were William, Isaac, John, Austin, James, Charlotte, Eliza and Lydia. I suspect that this line will prove to be fruitful for many of our "unconnected branches"of the Arledge tree. A number of these children migrated to Northwest Louisiana, but many eventually returned to SC.

If you try to assign deeds and other documents to one of these three Isaacs, at times it becomes difficult to know which of at least two of them the deed might apply to. Both Isaac (A) and Isaac (B) were active in Fairfield County affairs in the late 1700s, and for some of the land records from the 1760s-1780s it is unclear which of these men is involved. Since Isaac (C) did not come of age until around 1800, then it is clear that the many references to an Isaac Arledge in the 1790s are to Isaac (B). Fortunately, Isaac (B) left Fairfield County in 1804, so after that time it is clear that most references can be attributed to Isaac (C) -- at least until *his* son Isaac comes of age in the 1830s!

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Isaac Arledge's Timeline

1721
December 25, 1721
Northumberland County, VA
1745
1745
Age 23
listed in 1790 census with 5 children
1748
1748
Age 26
South Carolina, United States
1749
1749
Age 27
??? [HOH in 1790 SC census--Fairfield; 1792 tax list]
1750
1750
Age 28
prob. Fairfield Co, SC [LDS-AF says 1777]; named as Anne Bishop in father's will
1756
1756
Age 34
SC; went to Anson/Mecklenburg Co, NC [1790, 1800 NC census]; 1810 HOH Stewart Co TN
1765
1765
Age 43
Fairfield, SC, USA
1769
1769
Age 47
Fairfield Co, SC
1773
1773
Age 51
Fairfield Co, SC; sold her share of father's estate in 1798 to brothers Isaac & William
1774
1774
Age 52
1792 tax list; 1800 census in Fairfield Co, SC; no children by this time