Jonathan Arledge (1782 - 1860)

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Birthplace: prob. Anson or Mecklenburg Co, NC-->TN; 1807 Hopkins Co KY tax list; War of 1812 from KY; HOH 1850 Hopkins Co, KY; 1850 Slave Schedule Hopkins Co, KY; 1860 Franklin Co IL as ARLDEY
Death: Died in prob. Franklin Co, IL; Bur. Bear Point Cem., Franklin Co., Illinois
Managed by: Pam Wilson
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About Jonathan Arledge

Notes from Pam Wilson's Arledge Family History Project:

On 13 May 1999, Enlow Ose <sydling@midtown.net> wrote:

Jonathan Arledge was born April 2, 1782 and probably was the son of Caleb Arledge. If he was a son of Caleb he would be one of the white males under 16 years of age listed with "Calab" "Arlige" in the 1790 census of Anson Co. NC. I cannot prove that Jonathan was a son of Caleb but the 1800 census of Mecklenberg Co. NC lists a Caleb "Aldrage" over 45 years of age and a John "Aldrage" between 16 and 26 years of age. [Correction from PW: actually, John Aldrage was in Montgomery Co, NC and Caleb's name was spelled ALDRIGE in this census.]

Sarah [Harvey] Arledge was born ca. 1789 in NC and was a daughter of Lemuel and Lavina Harvey. Jonathan "Alridge" and Sarah were married August 10, 1802 in Montgomery Co. TN [from Ansearching News, vol. 15, No. 2 April-June 1968] The bondsman for the wedding was Lemuel Harvey.

In the 1810 census of Hopkins Co. KY Jonathan is listed with one son and two daughters under 5 [PW: under 10], one daughter under 10 [PW: 10-15], and Sarah [PW: I doublechecked the original and there is no adult female listed--where was Sarah?].

[PW: Jonathan Arledge, Hopkins Co, KY, Madisonville

1810 Jona ARLIDGE: 10010 21000

1820: Jonathan ARLIGE: 010010 42010]

In the 1820 census of Hopkins Co. Jonathan "Arlidge" is listed with one son under 16, four females under 10, two more females under 16, and one female under 45. In the 1830 census of Graves Co. KY Jonathan "Aldridge" is listed with one male under 5, one male under 15, one female under 10, one female 15-20 and one female 40-50. In the 1840 Hopkins Co. census Jonathan "Arlage" is listed with one male under 15, one male 20-30, one female 15-20, and one female 50-60. In the 1850 Hopkins Co. census Jonathan "Arlige" [68, b.in SC] appears with Sarah [61, b. in NC], William Rodman [12], Cassius M. Rodman [3], and James Mitchell [18, a laborer]. [ Note: I believe the Cassius Rodman listed in the 1850 census is actually the Cassius C. Conner {11} listed with "Wash" and Nancy J. Cook in the 1860 census for Franklin Co. Illinois and the C.M. "Cash" Conner that married Martha Hibbs December 17, 1868 in Hopkins Co.]

Those believed to be children of Jonathan and Sarah Arledge are the following;

1. "Betsey" [Elizabeth] b. 5-15-1805] who married William Hibbs January 21, 1821 in Hopkins Co.

2. Lemuel [b. ca. 1808] who married Jane Rodman April 14, 1826 in Hickman Co. KY.

3. Nancy Jane [b. 7-8-1816] who married Benjamin Rodman in ca. 1829, then a Conner [?], then George Washington Cook on May 31, 1849 [after his first wife, a sister of Nancy Jane, died]

4. Lavina who married George Washington Cook in Muhlenberg Co. KY. June 29, 1830.

5. Sarah B. [b. ca. 1826] who married William L. Thomas February 18, 1840

The census records indicate there were additional children but no others have been identified. There was an Isaac Arledge in the area but I have not found any connection between him and the Jonathan Arledge family.

Washington Cook [50] and Nancy J. Cook [44] appear in the 1860 census of Franklin Co. Illinois with George W. Cook [3], Cassius C. Conner [11], Jonathan "Arldey" [77, b. in SC], Sarah "Arldey] [71, b. in SC], and others. The Cooks also appear in the 1850 census of Hopkins Co. with John and Betsey Rodman as well as others. The George W. Cook [3] that appears in the 1860 census record for this family left a written record identifying the "Aldridges" as his grandparents, John A. Rodman as a half brother, and stating that his grandparents were buried in the Mitchell cemetery near Sesser, Franklin Co. Illinois.

I have not found any record of the death of Jonathan and Sarah Arledge. Lavina Arledge Cook must have died in about 1848. Elizabeth Arledge Hibbs died July 8, 1886 and Nancy Jane Arledge Rodman Conner Cook died January 7, 1902.

I have some incomplete info on the families of the above children [over and above what I have on Lenuel] that I obtained from some of their living descendants. That is all I have on Jonathan except for a multitude of land records, etc. and the fact that he served with the First Regiment of Kentucky Volunteers in the War of 1812.

Enlow Ose

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Notes from Jerry Smalley:

1. Probably born in N.C. as his father was living there in Anson Co. in 1790. Acc. to Enloe Ose of Sacramento, CA, a CALEB ALDRIDGE (over 45) and a JOHN ALDRAGE (16-26) are listed in the 1800 Mecklenburg Co, NC census. [PW: see corrections above]

The following is from "Descendents of William Nelson Whitesell" compiled 1979-1984 by Enlow Ose, 522 Sydling Court, Sacramento, CA 95825, and sent to me by Karen and Vickie Kesler:

[PW: Petitions to the General Assembly of Tennessee 1799-1801 lists Jonathon Arledge]

In Montgomery Co, TN by 1801, when Jonathan Arledge signed a petition regarding elections in Palmyra, TN. In 1802 he is a witness to a land transaction between Lemuel Harvey and Stephen Murphy (Book B, p. 551).

marriage in Montgomery Co, TN between Jonathan ALRIDGE and Sarah Harvey 10 August 1802.

in Dickson CO, TN in 1804, was added to tax rolls by court order (1804-1807 minutes, p. 81). In 1806, served on jury and as a witness (ibid, pp. 136-7).

by 1807, had moved to Hopkins Co, KY. On 1807 Hopkins Co tax roll with one horse; received a land grant as Jonathan ALDRIDGE of 100 acres south of the Green River on Otter Creek. He sold this land in 1815, though appeared on Hopkins Co tax rolls at various times between 1807-1822.

In 1810 Hopkins Co, KY census, JONATHAN ARLEDGE listed with one male and 2 females under 5, one female under 10 and one female under 45.

Served with the First Regiment of KY Volunteers in War of 1812. Listed as Jonathan ALDREDGE in service record, but Enlow Ose notes that in the Bounty Land Files (can 693, bundle 36) in Washington DC there is an affadavit that states that Jonathan Aldredge and Arledge are one and the same person. He received Bounty Land under act passed 28 Sept 1850 and applied for additional land under act passed 3 Mar 1855.

In Hopkins Co, KY will Book A (1807-20), Jonathan Arledge is identified as an appraiser in the will of Benjamin Shoemate. 30 Oct 1813 along w Henry Ashley and Saml Short

1820 census, Hopkins CO, KY: JONATHAN ARLIDGE with one male under 16, one male under 45, 4 females under 10, two females under 16 and one female under 45.

Hickman Co, KY's 1823 tax roll lists JONATHAN AARLEDGE. In 1822 or 1823, he received a land grant west of the Tennessee River: 160 acres, Bk. 1, p. 246, Sec. 8 T-1 R-1W; 160 acres, Bk. 2, p. 226, Sec. 8 T-1 R-1W.

Graves Co, KY's tz rolls from 1824-1831 show a JONATHAN ALDRIDGE or Arledge, with a Lemuel Aldridge with him from 1827-1831. In 1833 and 1834, Jonahtan ARLDRIDGE listed on Graves Co, KY tax rolls with 180 acres and two blacks. Lemuel ARLDRIDGE also listed in 1833. Neither is listed after that time.

JONATHAN ALDRIDGE listedin 1830 census in Graves Co, KY (one male under 5, one male under 15, one male 40-50, one female under 10, one female 15-20 and one female 40-50. LEMUEL ALDRIDGE is listed in same census with one male 20-30, one female under 5 and one female 20-30.

Bought 50 acres of land on Pogues Creek in Hopkins CO, KY on January 13, 1837 (Bk 8 p 38).

1840 census Hopkins Co, KY lists JONATHAN ARLAGE, with one male under 15, one male 20-30, one male 50-60, one female 15-20 and one female 50-60.

In a deed dated 18 May 1849 in Hopkins Co, KY, Jonathan Arledge gave his grandson John A. Rodman a horse, saddle, cow, heifer and hogs.

1850 Hopkins Co, KY census (Dist 2, p. 172, #802): JOHNATHAN ARLIGE (67, farmer, $300, b. SC), Sarah (65, b. NC), William Rodman (12, b. KY), Cassius Rodman (3, b. KY) and James Mitchell (18, laborer, b. NC). [Note: Ose believes this Cassius Rodman is really Cassius "Cash" Conner, the son of Nancy Jane Arledge Rodman and a second husband). [PW: viewed census from film and made corrections]

PW Adds: 1850 Slave Schedule, Hopkins Co, KY; Johnathan Arledge:

34 Female Black

3 Female Black

1 Female Black

On 16 Jan 1851, Jonathan Arledge filed a Bounty Land claim in Hopkins Co, KY.

INTERESTING NOTE: On 17 Jan 1852, Jonathan Arledge filed an affadavit in which he states under oath that he is known and called both Jonathan ALDRIDGE and Jonathan ARLEDGE.

On 2 June 1855, he files for additional Bounty Land in Hopkins Co, KY, and this document gives his birth date. Also in 1855, Jonathan and Sarah sell 50 acres on Pogues Creek to Ambrose Mitchell, and in 1856 Sarah Arledge acquires land in Gallatin Co, IL, which Jonathan and Sarah sell in 1858. They were in Franklin Co, IL at the time of the sale and the deed is also recorded there.

1860 census for Franklin Co, IL shows the following household for Washington Cook (their son-in-law): Washington Cook (50, farmer, b. KY), Nancy J. [Arledge Rodman Conner] Cook (44, housekeeper, b. TN), Levi, Newton T., and George W. Cook (ages 16, 11 and 3), Cassius Conner (11), JONATHAN ARLDEY (77, Domestic Father, b. SC), SARAH ARLDEY (71, Domestic Mother, b. SC).

Crittenden, Township 5 S Range 1 E, Franklin, Illinois:

Washington Cook 50m Farmer $9000/731 KY

Nancy J. [ARLEDGE-mn] 44TN

Levi 16 KY

Newton T. 11 KY

George W. 3 IL

Cassius Conner 11 KY

Jonathan Arldey [ARLEDGE] 77 1782 South Carolina domestic father

Sarah Arldey [ARLEDGE] 71 1788 South Carolina domestic mother

According to Ose, George W. Cook left a written record identifying the "Aldridges" as his grandparents and John A. Rodman as his half-brother. He also states that his grandparents were buried in Mitchell Cemetary near Sesser, Franklin CO, IL. No information has been found regarding the dates of their deaths.

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Kentucky Land Grants Kentucky Land Grants

Grantee: Arledge, Jonathan

Acres: 160

Book: 1

Page: 446

Township: S E Qr Sec 8

Range: T-1 R-1 W

Reference: THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS

Volume 1

Part 1

CHAPTER VII GRANTS WEST OF TENNESSEE RIVER (1822-1858)

THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY

page 787

More Info: Grantee: Arledge, Jonathan

Acres: 160

Book: 1

Page: 446

Township: S E Qr Sec 8

Range: T-1 R-1 W

Kentucky Land Grants Kentucky Land Grants

Grantee: Arledge, Jonathan

Acres: 160

Book: 2

Page: 226

Township: S W Qr Sec 8

Range: T-1 R-1 W

Reference: THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS

Volume 1

Part 1

CHAPTER VII GRANTS WEST OF TENNESSEE RIVER (1822-1858)

THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY

page 787

More Info: Grantee: Arledge, Jonathan

Acres: 160

Book: 2

Page: 226

Township: S W Qr Sec 8

Range: T-1 R-1 W

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Jonathan Arledge's Timeline

1782
April 2, 1782
prob. Anson or Mecklenburg Co, NC-->TN; 1807 Hopkins Co KY tax list; War of 1812 from KY; HOH 1850 Hopkins Co, KY; 1850 Slave Schedule Hopkins Co, KY; 1860 Franklin Co IL as ARLDEY
1802
August 10, 1802
Age 20
Montgomery Co, TN as Jonthan ALRIDGE
1805
May 15, 1805
Age 23
prob Dickson Co, TN, or KY
1808
1808
Age 25
prob. Hopkins Co, KY; 1840 HOH Fayette District, IL as ALDRIDGE; 1850 HOH Knox Co, IL census; 1856 Franklin CO, IA; 1860 HOH Hardin Co IA as "United Brethren"
1811
1811
Age 28
KY [not listed with father in census in either 1810 or 1820] Did he die as a young child?
1816
July 8, 1816
Age 34
Hopkins Co, KY or TN (3 marriages: Rodman, Conner, Cook)
1826
1826
Age 43
KY; children b KY
1860
1860
Age 77
prob. Franklin Co, IL; Bur. Bear Point Cem., Franklin Co., Illinois
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