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Elijah Arledge

Birthplace: HOH 1800 Kershaw Co, SC census (DOB range 1775-1784)
Death: circa 1817 (33-50)
Richland Co, SC
Immediate Family:

Son of William Arledge and Mary Arledge
Husband of Clara ???
Father of Cullen Earp (Capt.) Arledge and William Arledge
Brother of Samuel Arledge; Ann "Nancy" Bell; Moses Arledge; Lydia Arledge; William Arledge, Jr. and 1 other

Managed by: Pam Wilson, Curator (On Hiatus)
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About Elijah Arledge

Notes from Pam Wilson's Arledge Family History Project:

17 March 1799 Deed from William Arledge Sr. of Fairfield to William Arledge Junr. of Fairfield for 50 acres part of tract granted to Matthias Fellows 22 Nov 1771. Wit: Asa Bell, Moses Arledge, Elijah Arledge.

In 1800 census in Kershaw Co, SC, a WILLIAM ALDRAGE and ELIJAH ALDRAGE are listed as heads of household in the 1800 Kershaw Co, SC census (William: 00010-00001-00 and Elijah: 00100-00100-00). William b. 1755-1774; Elijah b. 1775-1784. They are also adjacent to Asa Bell (10010-30010-00), b. 1775-84, who married Ann Arledge, b. 1775-84.

1 March 1802, Newberry District, SC deed from William Arledge Sr. of Kershaw District to John and Elizabeth Dobbins of Newberry District for land on

Granny Quarter Creek (on waters of the Wateree) in Kershaw, witnessed by Elijah Arledge and Thomas Johnson, dated 1 March 1802.

Elijah was not listed in 1810 SC/Kershaw Co:

         156 ALDRIGE, Samuel 20010-00101-05
         156 ALDRIGE, William 00001-10001-02
         156 ALDRIGE, William, Jr. 00010-21100-02

Where was he in 1810?

1820 SC/Richland Co lists a 087 ARLEDGE, Sarah 010100-00010. Could this be Clara, Elijah's widow, transcribed or read as Sara by mistake?

Papers provided by Graham Louer--are these from Richland County?

State of SC Richland District CLARY ARLEDGE applied for Letters of Administration of estate of ELIJAH ARLEDGE deceased on 2 January 1818.

State of SC Richland District. Know all men by these presents that we CLARY ARLEDGE, Needham Dudley and Benjamin L. Harris are holden and firmly bound unto James L. Guignard Esq, Ordinary for the District of Richland, in hte full and just Sum of Two thousand lawful money of the state to be paid said James L. Guignard or his successors Ordinaries of this District, or their certain attorney or assigns. To which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and every of us, our and every of our heirs, Executors and Administrators, for the whole, and in the whole, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated the 8th day of January in the year of our Lord 1818.

The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound CLARY ARLEDGE, Administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of Elijah Arledge, deceased, do make a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased.... CLARA {her xmark} Arledge, N. Dudley, B. F. Harris, wit: Jno. Millings

Petition of sale filed 12 June 1818


5 tables $10

7 chairs $2

a Lott Crockery $2

4 Candlesticks $3

1 Silver Watch $20

a Lott glass __Snuffer(?) $3

Coffee Pott and Jar $1.50

Shovel and Tongs Smothing Iron $2.50

Beds, beding bedstands $25

Sabble Bridle and Wheel $10

Trunk and Desk $3.50

Potts & pan $3

2 axes $3

1 saw & 2 bells $1.50

a Cow and Calf $15

1 horse $40

a shot gun $12

Cisting (?) Box & Knife $3

a Negroe girl $300

Waggon & Team $250

a safe, sifter, pails, & Coffee Mill $4

2 February 1825. Estate of Elijah Arledge. A petition was presented by Clara Arledge, William Arledge and Cullen Arledge praying division and partition of a certain lot of land belonging to the estate of Elijah Arledge and upon reading thereof the following summons was issued. The State of South Carolina. To Clara Areldge, William Arledge and Culling Arledge legal heirs and representatives of Elijah Arledge deceased who died intestate, Greeting. You are hereby required to appear at a Court of Ordinary to be holden at Richland Court House for Richland District on the seventh day of February AD 1825 to show cause if any you can why the real estate of Elijah Arledge deceased situate in the town of Columbia containing one quarter of an acre on Laurel Street and known in the plan of the said Town by part of Square between Richardson and Assembly Streets and Laurel and Richland Streets fronting on Laurel Street bounded east by Lot formerly Miss E. Harrison and west by Lot formerly A mulders, should not be divided or sold according to the said Clara Arledge one third thereof and the remaining two thirds in equal portions to the said William Arledge and Culling Arledge. Given under my hand and seal this second day of February 1825 and in the fortieth year of the Independence of the United States of America. James L. Guignard, Ordinary (seal)

We accept the service of this summons this 2 Feb 1825

Clary Arledge

William Arledge

W. Hall, Guardian of Culling Arledge

South Carolina Richland District. Before me personally appeared Robert Yates Esquire who being duly sworn made oath that the value of the real estate within mentioned does not exceed in his estimation one thousand dollars. Robert Yates. Sworn before me the 12th day of February 1825 M. Antonion MW, Town of Columbia

On due examination it is ordered that the Lands described in the Summons of Partition ... be sold by the Sheriff of Richland County on the first Monday of April next on a credit of 12 months the Purchaser giving Bond with good security and a Mortgage of the Premises. NB The purchaser to pay for Titles, Mortgage and Bond. James L. Guignard, Ordinary

March 18, 1825. A sale of said lot took place on the day aforesaid at which William Hall became the purchaser for the sum of $500 who executed three bonds, cash for the sum of $156.66 payable on the 4th day of April next with interest from date, also gave a mortgage to secure the payment.


From Edward Snyder <>

Haven't really been able to dig up any more on Elijah. Tend to agree that there is probably a William conection. Here is what I have:

1. I recorded Elijah as having died c1825 in Richland Cty. This originally based on following.

        A History of Richland County by Edwin L. Green Vol 1 1731-1805, pg 291 has: "Page 344. Elijah Arledge. Estate divided, February 2, 1825. Wife: Clara. Sons: William and Cullen."
               Possible William Connection. But a re-read of following references indicates this Elijah died c1817.  Some South Carolina Genealogical Records compiled by Janie Revill, pg  233 contains following entries.
       "Arledge, Elijah--Richland Prob. Court-Bk. 1-13 Cit. 2 Jan. 1818
       Clary Arledge--Adm'r. Bond: 8 Jan. 1818
       S: Needham Dudley and Benj. F. Harris
       Heirs not shown"
       "Arledge, Elijah--Dec'd. intestate Richland-Old Book 1825
       Pet. by: Clara Arledge, Wm. Arledge, Cullen Arledge
       1/4 acre lot in ? (Cola-probably Columbia)"
       "Arledge, William--Cit. 18 Feb. 1831 Richland Prob. Bx 1-14
       Mary Ann Arledge, Adm'x. Bond: 23 Feb. 1831
       S: Richard Henning
       Letter in file written by William Arledge from Greensborough, Ala.

Jan. 1827 to Needham Dudley, Sr. Columbia, S.C."

       Note: Same ref. on pg.80-81 also has entries for Austin Arledge (1853),  Isacc Arledge (1856), John Arledge (1853), Lydia Arledge (1828), Moses Arledge (1828), and Sarah Arledge (1822) all Winnsboro and Joseph Arledge (1806) Fairfield and mentioning other Arledges. Can extract these for you if you like.

2. So far I have not been able to place this Elijah anywhere else.

3. The 1830 Fairfield Elijah must be another Elijah!

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Elijah Arledge's Timeline

HOH 1800 Kershaw Co, SC census (DOB range 1775-1784)
of Columbia, Richland Co, SC; in Tallahassee, Leon Co, FL (by 1830) and Monticello, Jefferson Co, FL (by 1831), HOH there in 1840; served in Seminole Wars
Age 42
Richland Co, SC