Isaac Arledge (c.1736 - 1818) MP

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Birthplace: VA or NC; HOH 1790 Randolph Co, NC (ALRIDGE, Isaac, 1, 3, 3, 0, 0); 1810 grant in Randolph NC
Death: Died in Will [WB 4/608] in Randolph Co, NC proved August 1818
Cause of death: Will [WB 4/608] in Randolph Co, NC proved August 1818
Managed by: Pam Wilson
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About Isaac Arledge

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

According to Graham Louer's notes, there are records in Orange Co, NC of an Isaac ELLIDGE and ELLEDGE that may be the same person. One, dated 20 Oct 1760, is a warrant for 700 acres on a branch of Rocky River adjoining Ambros Smith, "where Elledge lives." On the same date there is an entry by Shedrick Jacobs for 700 acres on branch of Rocky River adjoining Ambros Smith, plantation where he now lives. Isaac also entered 700 acres for S. Jacobs, who also now lives at Ambros Smith on the same date.

Settled in Randolph County NC. before 1779.

1800 census Randolph Co, NC 11101 20101 00

Nancy Martin <jam@asheboro.com> wrote in July 1999 based on her Randolph Co, NC research:

"I saw Isaac Arledge's name several times. On the 1779 tax list is Isaac Arledge 1 white poll 680 acres. In 1803 he has 660 acres. In 1809 he has 616 acres. The poll tax applied to all free males between the ages of 21and 50 and to all slaves in that age range. That will give you some idea of Isaac's age. There also is a William Arlidge, no land 1 white poll in John Craven's list of taxables (1803), Captain Craven's District. In 1803 Isaac was on Thomas Craven's list of Captain Moffitte's district."

Nancy Martin also provided the following: 16 September 1794 Randolph Co., NC Last will and testament of Robert Rains written. He mentions his beloved wife, small children, son John, son James, and daughter Mary. James Rains receives his father's black colt. John Wilson and Isaac Arledge named as executors.

Other Randolph County research shows an 1810 State Grant in Randolph Co, NC to Isaac ARLEDGE for 250 acres (Randolph Deed Book 12, p. 110). An Isaac Arledge listed as Head of Household in Randolph Co, NC in 1810 Census, as is an Isaac Aldridge. These are likely father and son. 1812 and 1813 Randolph CO, NC deeds from Isaac ARLEDGE/ALEDGE to Adam Record and John Lane (Book 13, p. 313 for 230 acres, Book 14, p. 31 for 33 acres). Isaac Arledge had 216 acres of land recorded on 1815 tax list. In August 1818, Isaac's will was filed in Randolph Co. NC.

Strangely, there are TWO copies of Isaac ARLEDGE's will--one is folded in quarters and appears to be the original document, while the other is what was copied into the will book. It is a very important lesson to me to see that the clerk's version copied into Will Book 4, p. 608-9 is a "cleaned up" version of the original's spelling mistakes. The transcription below is one I carefully made from the *original* will,

spelling errors and all:

State of North Carolina, Randolph County;

April 28th, 1818.

In the name of God Amen, I Iasac Arledge of the county of Randolph & State afforesd being in Right Mind but knot in perfect health kowing that it is once appointed for man to Dye & after death to Come to Judgement, therefore Recommend my sprit into the hands of God my body to be Deacently Buried at the deschristion of my Excutors. My Funeral Charges paid and my debts the Ballance of What Worley Goods it hath Been pleas God to bless me With I Give & Bequeath in the following manner unto. My true & loving wife Susannah Arlidge all my Stock Cattle hogs sheeps & all Kines of Beast that I shall be blest With at my death and all my house hould & kitchen Furniter With all my Farming Tools and her Living on the plantation Wheare I now Live Dureing her Natural life then all the sd property of Every Kind to Return unto my Son Jesse Arledge also unto my Son William Arledge I give one dollar & unto my son Isaac Arledge give one hundred dollars And unto my daughter Mary Jones I give five dollars and unto my son Jesse Arlege I Give all the plantation Where I live & he live & all the land that I am lawfullelly posest of for Ever and unto this my last will & Testament I nominate Constitute and appointe my Loving son Jesse Arledge and my Worthy Friend Jesse Vestal my Executors.

Signed Sealed the day and date first above written

Test Isaac Arledge (his mark)

George Wilson J

James Moon

State of North Carolina Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions.

Randolph County August Term 1818

The Execution of this will of Isaac Arledge Decd was proven in open court by the oath of George Wilson one of the subscribing witnesses and Ordered to be recorded Jesse Harper CCC

31 Oct 1818 Inventory of the estate of ISAAC ARLEDGE Decd: 216 acres of land, 2 cows, 2 calves, 1 yearling, 7 hogs, 3 sheep, 2 Plows, 3 Hoes, 1 Ax, 1 Loom, 1 flax wheel, 1 Clock Beele(?), 2 Beds with other household & Kitchen furniture the whole given to the widow. Credits $2,,7 Demands on the Estate--one Note of $35. JESSE ARLEDGE Exr.

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Tacy Arledge, Laura Frankhauser and Virginia Stout, in "History and Descendants of Isaac Arledge" (1981) write, "Clement and Ann are believed to be the parents of Isaac Arledge, born about 1736 in NC. Isaac was married to a Susannah, named as his "true and loving wife" in his will, filed August 1818 in Randolph Co, NC. Isaac also named three sons--Jesse, William and Isaac... William set out for Highland County, Ohio where he lived the rest of his life. His brother Isaac had apparently already been living in Ohio at the time of his father's death, as he was married in Ross County, Ohio June 2, 1814.

Note: The LDS Ancestral File lists a JULIA ARLEDGE, b. 1798, Randolph Co. NC as another child of Isaac and Susannah's. I believe that this is incorrect, and that the Julia Arledge in question was the second wife of their son Jesse, so she would have been their daughter-in-law rather than their daughter.

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Isaac Arledge's Timeline

1736
1736
VA or NC; HOH 1790 Randolph Co, NC (ALRIDGE, Isaac, 1, 3, 3, 0, 0); 1810 grant in Randolph NC
1779
February 27, 1779
Age 43
Randolph Co. NC (named in 1801 court order); migrated to Ohio c 1805: HOH 1820 (as ARLIGE), 1830 Highland Co OH (Liberty Twp)
1786
1786
Age 50
Randolph Co. NC.
1788
September 15, 1788
Age 52
Randolph, NC, United States
1795
November 23, 1795
Age 59
[one IGI source says 8 Feb 1783] Sandy Creek, Randolph Co. NC. 1840, 1860 HOH Randolph CO, NC
1818
August, 1818
Age 82
Will [WB 4/608] in Randolph Co, NC proved August 1818
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