About Jonathan Arledge
From the research notes of Pam Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Jonathan and his father Amos went to the Green River Cove area of Rutherford County (later Polk Co.), NC from Fairfield County SC in the early 1800's.
In War of 1812 served in 11th Company, 8th NC Regiment, 4th Corporal. Roster of Officers:
DETACHED FROM THE THIRD RUTHERFORD REGIMENT
MAJOR R. ALEXANDER CAPTAIN
CHRISTHOLM DANIEL LIEUTENANT
ROBERT MARLAN ENSIGN
JOSEPH HALBERT 1ST SERGEANT
JOHN PRICE 2ND SERGEANT
EZEKIEL WALDROP 3RD SERGEANT
ASA HILL 4TH SERGEANT
SQUIRE COCKERMAN 1ST CORPORAL
WM. REDMAN 2ND CORPORAL
THOMAS COOK 3RD CORPORAL
JONATHAN ALDREIGE 4TH CORPORAL
1820 Ruth Co NC Census: ALDREDGE, Jonathan: 4 males and 2 females under age 10, 1 male and 1 female 26-45.
1830 Ruth Co NC census: JOHNATHAN ARLEDGE (along with SARAH (Isaac's widow) and AMOUS)
1840 census, Rutherford Co:
Ben Holbird 0221001//2012001
ISAAC ARLEDGE 00002/0000 (Isaac and Greenberry?)
LEVY ARLEDGE 00001//0001 (Levi 20-30, Cynthia 15-20)
Greenberry Bandy 11001//0001 (next door)
Jonathan ARLEDGE 0021001 // 1111101 plus 1 male slave 36-55
(p 65) Coleman Bradley
Amos ARLEDGE 0000000001 (age 70-80, alone)
Where was he in 1850 census?
When Polk County formed in 1855, Jonathan Arledge was one of first jurors.
1860 census, Polk County (newly formed from Rutherford): lists JOHN ARLEDGE (30), CLEM (35), G.B. (33), LEVI (47) and JONATHAN ( with slave schedule).
1860 Polk Co NC census, Coopers Gap Twp lists Johnithan ARLEDGE, age 70 M, b SC; Harriet age 64 F b SC; Harriet Hill 11 F b NC; Benjamin Vess 12M b NC.
1860 Slave Schedule in Cooper's Gap Twp lists 1 male black age 70, two males age 16, one female age 15, and females age 12, 9, 6 and 3.
70 Male Black Johnathan Arledge Coopers Gap, Polk, North Carolina
16 Male Black Johnathan Arledge Coopers Gap, Polk, North Carolina
15 Female Black Johnathan Arledge Coopers Gap, Polk, North Carolina
12 Female Black Johnathan Arledge Coopers Gap, Polk, North Carolina
9 Female Black Johnathan Arledge Coopers Gap, Polk, North Carolina
6 Female Black Johnathan Arledge Coopers Gap, Polk, North Carolina
3 Female Black Johnathan Arledge Coopers Gap, Polk, North Carolina
1870 census, Polk Co, NC lists the following ARLEDGEs:
JONATHAN (82): Jonathan 82 and Harriett 74, both born in SC, with Benjamin Vest 23, day laborer, John Williams 12 and Harriet Hill, 20.
GREEN B. (53)
Free black (former slaves of Jonathan Arledge, I presume) living in household in between Ulissus and Butler in 1870 census:
HENRY ARLEDGE (23) b. SC
MERRIL ARLEDGE (26) b. SC
ALBERT ARLEDGE (20) b. NC
PHILIS ARLEDGE (16) b. NC
Some reports list one of his children as Mathison ARLEDGE, but this seems to be from the will of Isaac Arledge (foster father of Harriett) who lists "Greenberry Mathison" as one of Jonathan and Harriett's children. Existing evidence does not support that there was a separate child named Mathison.
Jonathan's Will was recorded in Polk County, written on 19 Aug 1875 and proved 15 Sept 1875, providing for his land, at his wife's death, to be divided between sons Isaac and John. He named son Green Berry as executor. WB 1/26 (in NC Archives now)
Involved in extended lawsuit with the Littleton Pittillo estate. See http://www.geocities.com/heartland/prairie/8208/Pittillo.html for legal records.
Jonathan Arledge's Timeline
Fairfield Co, SC; HOH 1840 Rutherford Co NC
March 3, 1813
Green River Cove, Rutherford Co, NC
December 12, 1814
Green River Cove, Rutherford Co, NC; HOH 1840 Rutherford; later Sheriff of Henderson County
December 18, 1816
Green River Cove, Rutherford Co, NC; living w/brother Isaac in 1840; where in 1850? HOH 1860 Polk Co NC Tryon Twp; HOH 1880 White Oak, Polk Co, NC
December 5, 1818
Green River Cove, Polk Co, NC
December 13, 1820
Green River Cove, Rutherford Co, NC
July 4, 1825
Green River Cove, Rutherford Co, NC; HOH 1860 Polk Co NC Tryon Twp; HOH 1880 White Oak Polk Co NC next door to brother Levi and his son Clement and sister Columbus/Happy McMurry on other side
July 15, 1826
[Earl says June; IGI says 7-12-1822] Green River Cove, Polk Co, NC; served in Civil War in CSA Co A 25th Inf, NC Regt; enlisted 3 Sept 1863 Henderson Co, NC age 37; HOH 1880 Henderson Co, NC (Green River)
May 7, 1830
or 12 Jan 1830?; Green River Cove, Polk Co, NC; 1st Polk Co. NC Clerk of Court; Served in Civil War in CSA; HOH 1880 census Hendersonville NC