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Ann Arledge

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: old enough to be married and witness a deed in 1794
Death: 1840 (70)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Arledge and Mary Arledge
Wife of Asa Bell
Sister of Samuel Arledge; Moses Arledge; Lydia Arledge; William Arledge, Jr.; Elijah Arledge and 1 other

Managed by: Pam Wilson
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About Ann Arledge

Notes from Pam Wilson's Arledge Family History Project (

In 6 June 1794, Elizabeth [Arledge] Felloes [Fellows], widow, sold to William Arledge, Sr the 100 acres granted to Mathias Fellows 22 Nov 1771 on Taylor's Creek and an additional 147 acre tract granted to Matthias Fellows 4 Apr 1794 for 50 pounds sterling (total 247 acres). Wit; John Yarborough, Asa Bell, Ann Bell [Fairfield Co. Deed Book K, 38-40]

From Graham Louer, Jul 1998:

born probably 1770-1774; probably daughter of william arledge sr

ln a kershaw deed dated 14 nov 1807, william arledge sr of kershaw co deeded 50 acres on granny's quarter creek to asa bell "late of the aforesaid state and district" [i.e., kershaw sc] but now of tennefsee", with the proviso that "william arledge sr. and my wife mary arledge are to live o said 50a during our lives or pleasure"

this is an almost sure indication that asa bell is a son-in-law of william sr.

ln a fairfield deed dated 6 june 1794, elizabeth felloes sold certain land to william arledge sr. the deed was witnessed by asa bell and ann bell.

thus, it is PRESUMED that asa's wife was ann, and, further, that asa and ann were married by june 1794.

ln an effort to determine the year of birth of asa's wife [PROBABLY named ann, and almost certainly a daughter of william arledge sr of those 2 deeds], the censuses were checked.

1790 ... there were several bells in fairfield [there was no asa bell in sc], as below:

+lancaster co

bell, frances [sic] ... 5-3-3-0-0

+fairfield co

bell, george ... 1-1-5-0-0

bell, william ... 1-0-2-0-0

bell, john ... 1-0-1-0-0

bell, john jr ... 1-0-3-0-6

presuming that asa was in sc in 1790 [from later censuses, it appears that asa was born between 1770-1774, as was his wife], he may or may not [at age 15-20 in 1790] be married in 1790, though it seems unlikely.

he and his wife appear to have 4 young children in their household in 1800, so he must have married not long after the 1790 census, if indeed he was not already married in 1790, but living in the household of another in 1790, married or not.

lf he, and possibly his bride, was living in any of the bell households shown above, it could only be at frances or george. lf at george, asa was not yet 16; if at frances [who was probably a male, as there were 3 males of 16 or above, then asa's age might be either under 16 or 16+, both of which could agree with probable birth in 1770-1774; thus, asa's age in 1790 might be either under 16 or 16+, and he may or may not have been married.



bell, asey .... 10010 30010

this is presumed to be the asa of which the deed stated "late of this [kershaw] district" in 1807. asey bell is here listed next to francis bell, probably? the frances of 1790, with elijah arledge on the other side of asey, and with william arledge [00010 00001] next to elijah arledge [00100 00100]. note that asa here appears to have 4 children, so it seems certain that he married no later than 1791, barring twins, etc. since he is next to francis bell in 1800 kershaw, there seems little doubt as to where asa was in 1790.

since william arledge in his 1807 deed stated that asa was in tn in 1807, they must have moved there some time between the 1800 census and the date of the 1807 deed. they appear to have returned to sc by 1810, however, probably enticed by william's gift of the land, which was no doubt william's intention, in order to bring his daughter back to sc.

a search was made for asa in tn census indices through 1840 [there is no extant 1810 tn census], but he was not found.

ln fairfield sc, however, an asa bell and family are found for several decades beginning from 1810, as below.

1810 fairfield

bell, asa .... 21010 12910

1820 fairfield

bell, asa .... 320101 00001

1830 fairfield

bell, asa .... 00012001

the only female is 50-59

1840 fairfield

bell, a. ....

the only male is 60-69

the only females are 5-9 and 60-69

bell, a. [l think; unclear]

010131001 000101

1840 richland co sc

bell, asa .... 121011 101001

although the 1800 asey bell is almost certainly the asa of the 1807 deed, it is not at all certain, given the fact that the 1800 asey did indeed go to tn, that the 1794, 1800 and 1807 asa is one and the same as the 1810 and subsequent ones, who show perfect age continuity, so that it is virtually certain that the 1810-1840 asas at any rate are all the same person, and, in my opinion, are the same as the 1800 asa, and thus also the 1794 and 1807 asa.

lt is my opinion that they returned from tn sometime between 1807 and 1810, but this time settled in fairfield ..... possibly because father-in-law william arledge sr was in fairfield and/or provided asa with land there.

the 1800 census indicates that both asa and wife were born between 1755 and 1774. using only that one census is only minimally helpful, so, remembering that the 1810-1840 censuses might not be for the same asa, of 1800 [it might be fruitful to check the proximity of asa to any arledges during those 1810-1840 censuses, particularly 1810 and 1820], the following is a track of the ages, and projected year of birth, of asa and wife found in 1800-1840. since they are in the same age column in all censuses, only asa will be shown below, but the information is the same for his wife:

1800 .... 26-44, thus 1755-1774

1810 .... 26-44, thus 1765-1784, but, combined with 1800 data, actually 1765-1774

1820 .... 45+, thus 1775 or earlier, but, combined with 1800 and 1810 data, actually 1765-1774

1830 .... 50-59, thus born 1770-1780, but, combined with 1800-1820, actually born 1770-1774

1840 .... 60-69, same result as 1830

1850 .... not checked

thus, l think, william arledge sr had one daughter who was born in 1770-1774, and her name was likely ann; the birth years of william's other children are discussed elsewhere. [july 1998]

note that no attempt was made to find asa bell deeds; they might show his wife's actual name.


Subject: Asa Bell

Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 22:38:38 -0600

From: "John Sellers" <>

To: <>

Dear Pam, I am a descendent of Asa Bell, a man that fits your Asa married to Ann Arledge, he left South Carolina in the mid 1840's and moved to Louisiana, would love to exchange information. John Sellers


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Ann Arledge's Timeline

old enough to be married and witness a deed in 1794
Age 70