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Beard(en) Lafayette Arledge

Birthplace: Jasper, TN (twin)
Death: February 25, 1924 (67)
Chattanooga, TN (see obit); Bur. White Oak Cemetery, Hamilton Co, TN
Immediate Family:

Son of James Arledge and Sarah Anderson
Husband of Sarah "Salley" Annette Erwin
Father of Addie Elizabeth Arledge; Charles Lafayette Arledge; Johnnie D. F. "Freddie" Arledge; Dora Lee Arledge; Hallie Arledge and 6 others
Brother of William Charles Arledge; William Arledge; Samuel C. Arledge; Moses Eligah Arledge and Tennessee Jane Arledge

Managed by: Pam Wilson (may be slow to respond)
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About Beard Lafayette (B. L.) Arledge

From Pam Wilson's Arledge Family History Project:

may be Beard Lafayette or Bearden Lafayette--went by BL

--HOH 1880 Marion Co TN #72 as OLLEGE or ALLEGE --1891 Voter's List, Marion Co, TN (Dist. 4)

--1900 Marion CO, TN as ALLEDGE

--lived in Pittsburg, GA in 1906

--in 1906 CCD listed as barber living at 4 Summer, Hill City

--HOH 1910 Hamilton CO, TN

Chattooga Times, 2/23/1924

B. L. Arledge February 25, 1924

B. L. Arledge aged 67 died at a local hospital last night at 8 O'clock after a short illness. He is survived by his wife; a son R. R. Arledge; three daughters; Mrs. J. T. Whittle of this city; Mrs. T. C. Waters, of Atlanta, and Mrs. E.E. Weaver of Miami FL.; a brother Mose Arledge, of Gadsden AL. Mr. Arledge has been a resident of North Chattanooga for twenty years, and was a member of Whitwell lodge, F. and A.M., and K. of P. and the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Obituaries of Marion County, 1920-1989, Vol. 2 A-G

Compiled by Euline Harris

Page 38 2-28-1924

"B.L. Arledge

  Funeral services for B.L. Arledge, aged 62 years, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, 304 Bell avenue, North Chattanooga, the Rev. J.A. Riddle officiating.  Interment followed in White Oak cemetery.
  Mr. Arledge was one of the best known citizens in North Chattanooga, having lived there for the past twenty years.  Tribute to his life as a citizen and church worker was paid by the pastor. - Chattanooga News.
  Mr. Arledge was formerly in business in Whitwell and held in high esteem.  He was a great friend of the News, and we regret to learn of his death."


1880 Marion Co TN census 72-73:

ALLEGE, B. L. 24 Laborer TN-TN-TN

    Sara 19 wife keeping house TN-TN-TN

10 October 1898 newspaper clipping: "B.L. Arledge and daughter Miss Addie, Mrs. Robert Erwin and sister Miss Gelah Perkins of Clinton TN, visited Sequachee Sunday of last week and voted their trip both pleasant and interesting." [from "Murder, Mayhem and More, Vol. 1, 1895-1929" extractions from Marion Co, TN newspapers by Euline Harris, Whitwell, TN.]

1900 Marion Co, TN census (#133-135):

ALLEDGE, B. L. b. Nov 1856 age 43 married 20 yrs General mdse TN-California!-GA

        Sarah wife b. Feb 1861 age 39 GA-GA-GA 8 children, 3 living
        Addie dau b. June 1881 age 18 TN at school
        Charlie son b. Oct 1883 age 16 TN at school
        Willie dau b. Oct 1895 age 4 TN

From Sequachee Valley News, 17 March 1906:

Whitwell, Tenn. Mar. 17. Sam Arledge of this place died March 13, after suffering for years from an abcess of the side. He leaves five children: three girls, who have been taken to Keener, Ala, where an uncle, W.C. Arledge resides, and two boys, one of whom is at work in Pittsburg, Ga and the other at Herrin, Ill. Their mother died some six years ago. Interment was made at the Teague Cemetery east of here Wednesday and was attended by the brothers of the deceased, WC Arledge of Keener, AL and BL Arlege of Pittsburg, GA.

From Sequachee Valley News, 1907:

Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Arledge announce the marriage of their daughter, Addie Elizabeth, to Albert Henry Dale, on Tuesday the 13th of April 1907. At home, 402 Montgomery St, Hill City, TN.

1910 Hamilton CO, TN census:

Alledge, B.J. age 50 m1 30 yrs TN NC NC collector for a clothing co

        Sarah age 48  m1 30 yrs wife 10/5 TN TN TN 
        Willie dau age 15
        Raymond son age 9
        Louise dau age 5

next door is daughter Addie and husband Albert Dale and son

1920 Hamilton Co, TN census:

Arledge, B.L. age 62 bp: TN ED; 224-22-16 Hamilton Co TN

        Sarah A wife, age 58 bp: TN
        Raymond son age 18 bp: TN
        Louisa dau age 15 bp: TN

Dale Addie dau age 36 bp: TN

Dale, Westcott grandson to B.L. age 11 bp: TN

Weaver, Elizabeth age 6 granddau to B.L. bp: TN

Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999

From: Alice Arledge, Alice

BIG NEWS !!! My uncle said that he found a picture of Beard Lafayette, along with his daughter and son-in-law (the one he shot and killed). I'm not positive, but it may be included with the newspaper clipping about the

shooting. Uncle Bill said that the shooting was in "self-defense". There are a lot of foggy areas involved here. Uncle Bill said that he was told Beard Lafayette was dead by the time his father was 8 years old (Robert R.

Arledge, Jr.), but according to the obit, he wouldn't have been deceased until several years later. We will dig into this in depth when I go up to visit him.

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Beard Lafayette (B. L.) Arledge's Timeline

November 11, 1856
Jasper, TN (twin)
June 22, 1881
Victoria, Marion Co, TN
October 29, 1883
TN; on roll of students at Pryor Institute in Jasper, TN 1901-2; listed in 1906 CCD as bookkeeper for N. Dietzen & Bros, res. 4 Summer in Hill City (with parents) HOH 1910 & 1920 Hamilton Co TN;
October 4, 1886
July 16, 1888
Whitwell, Marion County, TN, United States
January 19, 1890
February 16, 1891
December 19, 1892
May 12, 1894