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Ann M. Arledge

Birthplace: Fairfield County, SC; HOH Limestone Co AL 1850 census
Death: August 04, 1857 (44-53)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Cyrus Arledge and Lucy Featherston
Wife of Matthew Bell
Mother of Harriet Roxanna Matchett; Jerome Bell; Angelina (Angie) McWilliams Bell; Lucy Featherston Bell; Eliza Bell and 2 others
Sister of Joseph Cyrus Aldridge; William Arledge; John Fisher Arledge; Clement Arledge; Willie Arledge and 5 others

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About Ann M. Arledge

Bob Arledge has Ann being born about 1811 in Chester County, SC.

Source: Ames, Edwina Gray Powers, and Ames, Stanley Richard, PhD, "Gray, Powers, And Their Interrelated Families: Descendants of Col. Thomas Holden Wade", p. 94, Chapter V, Rochester, NY, 1992

Limestone Co, AL Orphan Court Minutes 1843-47: p. 327. June 8, 1845(6?): This day personally appeared Matthew Bell who hath made sent to this court to grant unto him letters of Guardianship as the Guardian of Maria C. Ricketts infant child of Benjamin F. Ricketts decd. And the said Matthew Bell having executed bond with Joseph Arledge and William Arledge as his sureties in the penal sum of eighteen hundred [$1800] dollars conditions as the law requires in such case provided. It is therefore ordered and decreed that the said bond of the said Matthew Bell wit the said Joseph Arledge and William Arledge and the same is hereby approved. It is further ordered and decreed that letters of Guardianship issue to the said Matthew Bell.

1850 Limestone Co, AL census:

  1. 206: Ann Bell 42 f $800 SC

Jerome 19 (all children b. AL) Harriet 16 Angelina 14 Eliza 11 Caroline 9 Sarah 6 Lucy 4

Next door to William and Lucinda Wimberly

lived next door to sister (Lucinda Wimberly's) and then Willie Arledge Hancock other Arledges lived past them.

"May 29, 1847, Limestone Co, AL [Orphan Court Minutes 1847-1850, p. 34]

It appearing to the satisfaction of this court that Matthew Bell late of this County died intestate and Joseph Arledge here applying for letters of administration on the Estate of said deceased. It is ordered that he give based with sufficient sureties in the penal sum of sixteen hundred dollars. Thereupon the said Joseph Arledge with Cyrus Arledge and Brice M Towers (?) and his sureties and entered into and acknowledged this bond in the penal sum aforesaid Conditioned as the Law directs said sureties being by the Court here approved of and the said Joseph Arledge having took the oath prescribed by law. It is ordered that letters of administration issue to the said Joseph Arledge on the estate of the said Matthew Bell, deceased, accordingly."

Limestone County AL Deed Book, Vol. 9, 1852-1857, p. 143

Lucy Arledge and others, Agreement. An agreement made and entered into this 1st July 1853 between Lucy Arledge wife and widow of Cyrus Arledge deceased, Ann Bell formerly Ann Arledge, Joseph Arledge, William Arledge, John F. Arledge, William G. Wimberly and Lucinda his wife, Josiah R. Hancock and Willey Caroline Hancock his wife, all of the county of Limestone, State of Alabama and of full age. Witnesseth that by the 7th clause in the Last Will and Testament of Cyrus Arledge decd which said will was duly proven and administered to record in the Probate Court of Limestone County Ala on the 30 August 1852 by which all the rest of the property not before bequeathed in said will he the said Cyrus Arledge gave to the said Lucy Arledge as long as she remained his widow to have the said residue of his estate and use it for her own benefit except $500 set apart for the use of one Daniel Arledge should his condition demand it And $500 which he give absolutely to his wife the said Lucy and then upon the death of said Lucy the estate bequeathed to her except the five hundred dollars should be equally distributed among his children except Ann Bell who should only have half share or the one half of one child's share or portion. Now in consideration hereafter mentioned they parties have and do have by stipulate contract and agree to and with each other. That they will use the whole of their residue of the estate of the said Cyrus Arledge decd as mentioned and embraced in the 7th clause of the said will to be the same real or personal except one negro woman Lucy, about fifty five years of age, one horse and saddle, one bed and furniture and the entire crop of every description… in the year 1853 And the $500 in cash which the said Lucy is to retain and take to her separate and sole use and benefit during her natural life and a his death the residue if any except the $500 in cash which she has the absolute right to do as she pleases with to be equally divided between the parties to this agreement, except the said Lucy and they do hereby obligate and bind themselves in consideration of the foregoing on the part of the said Lucy, that should the property and the effects retained and reserved for the said Lucy be inadequate or insufficient the reasonable and necessary wants of said Lucy now and at all times hereafter may be supported and maintained in such way and manner and furnished with such articles suitable to her condition in life and commensurate to the means set apart for her in the will of her husband the said Cyrus Arledge decd. They agree from time to time and at all proper times to contribute and pay to the said Lucy such sum or sums of money as will be sufficient to supply and meet her necessary wants and demands, except Ann Bell who is only to pay a half sum or the one half of the amount or sums which the other children pay or have or should pay. It is further understood and agreed that $500 in cash of the proceeds of the sale of the said residue be retained by the executors of Cyrus Arledge to be applied to the use and benefits of one Daniel Arledge as directed in the will of the said Cyrus Arledge decd and to be found in the 7th clause thereof. In witness we have signed our names and affixed our seals the day and year above written. Lucy {her X mark} Arledge Ann Bell Joseph Arledge Wm Arledge John F. Arledge William S. Wimberly Lucinda I. Wimberly J. R. Hancock Willey C. Hancock

Test: E. W. Grigsby John T. Menifer Simon Harris F. A. Kimble Levin C. Gray

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Ann M. Arledge's Timeline

Fairfield County, SC; HOH Limestone Co AL 1850 census
October 3, 1834
August 9, 1836
Limestone County, AL
August 4, 1857
Age 49