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About Henry Allen Arledge
From the files of Pam Wilson's Arledge Family History Project:
(Most of this research was carried out by Joy Moore)
Henry Allen Arledge was the 5th child of Allen and Eliza Arledge born on Sunday, February 16, 1862, in Hineston , in Rapides Parish, LA, according to family notes.
On the 1880 census, Henry Allen was shown to be living in the house with his mother Eliza Hamilton as Henry A. Aldrich, 18 years of age and a boarder. Then on August 28, 1884, Henry Allen married Nancy Rose Altha West, born January 10, 1866, in Newton County, Texas, copy of marriage license is attached, and is of record in Vol. G, page 106, Marriage Records of Newton County, Texas.
From family oral history, we have been told that Henry first owned one tract of land in Newton County, Texas, where his mother first went to from Louisiana after Allen's death. Then he sold that and obtained a patent on a 160 acre tract, dated December 4, 1908. Also from family oral history, we were told that this place was nearer to Call, that Henry first built a log house, then later on built a better house, and ran a dairy there. We are trying to determine just when he moved over to Merryville, LA. from deed records.
All of the children of Nancy and Henry's were born in Newton County, Texas, and there was an infant child born and buried in the Walters plot as shown in the Trout Creek Cemetery Book. We have not been able to locate a marker for this baby and do not know where the Walters plot is supposed to be. We do know this couple moved with their children over near Merryville, Louisiana, prior to 1917 which is the year Nancy died.
NOTE: NANCY WEST'S FAMILY RESIDED IN NEWTON COUNTY, TEXAS, WHERE LOTS OF THE WEST RELATIVES STILL RESIDE. IN SEARCHING OUT ALL THE CENSUSES FOR THAT AREA, YOU WILL FIND ALL RELATIVES AND FRIENDS WHO PROBABLY HAD TRAVELED TOGETHER FROM THE EAST, I.E. WESTS, HOLMES, SIMMONS, ARLEDGES, ETC.
Legend has it that Nancy went to Niblett s Bluff to take care of Cassie, daughter married to Holden Granger, who was expecting a child. Cassie had the flu and evidently lost the baby (this was in the epidemic of 1917), Mother Nancy took the flu, went home and died December 15, 1917, and was buried at the Meadows Cemetery. The son Johnny told his sister Nan that he dreaded going to World War I (he had been drafted) because he knew he was not going to come back. Johnny took the flu and followed his mother in death on December 30, 1917, prior to going into the Army
After Nancy died, Henry Allen Arledge married Nancy's first cousin, Georgia, who had previously been married to William Wallace Richardson. Georgia and Wm. Wallace had a son Bill who was the Sheriff of Jefferson County, Texas, in the early 1940s, had Tom Richardson and Bevis Richardson. There were more Richardson children as shown by the probate which had to be filed in Beauregard Parish, LA. By Henry Arledge. The Richardson's had lived in Orange County, Texas, owning property in the Claiborne West League (possibly relatives of Georgia) which was sold after Henry Allen married Georgia.
There are lots of stories that can be told by grandchildren still alive at this time about Henry Allen Arledge, too lengthy to be included now. We are attaching various pictures to this section from the Arledge reunion on the river near Uncle Allen and Aunt Zeta's place that took place on the Saturday before Easter, 1941. No one could ever have imagined that that would be the last time so many family members would be together with Grandpa still alive, because he passed away on July 17, 1941 at the home of his son, Allen and wife, Zeta, and is buried at the Meadows Cemetery beside his wife Nancy.
Henry Allen and Nancy's children are shown on the following pages.
Two of these brothers bought land in Newton Co, TX:
CNIDR Isearch-cgi 1.20.06 (File: newton.txt)
NEWTON County Texas
Survey - Person or Concern bearing the land certificate at time survey filed.
Block - Block number.
Grantee - Person or Concern to whom the land was actually awarded.
Leag - League Flag. L = 4,428 acres, B = League + Labor. Labor = 177 acres.
Section - Section Number
Abs - Number of the Abstract on file at county courthouse and at the
Texas General land Office in Austin.
Survey Blk Grantee Leag Section Abs
H&TC RR CO 1 H. ARLEDGE 14 910
H&TC RR CO 1 T. ARLEDGE 14 911
Texas Land Title Abstracts Texas Land Title Abstracts
Grantee: H. A. Arledge
Patentee: H. A. Arledge
Patent Date: 04 Dec 1908
Survey/Blk/Tsp: E.Mid 1/4 14 H & TC-
Patent #: 47
Patent Volume: 37
Meadows Cemetery, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana
Contributed by Evelyn Cole
Listing Compiled by
Roberta B. Doty and Evelyn E. Cole
Annotated by La Vaughn H. "LV" Hayes
Traveling south from Merryville on LA 389, go 5.5 miles to find Meadows
Cemetery. Turn right through an iron gate over a pipe cattle guard. There is
a sign arched over the gate with the name "Meadows Cemetery." Don't look for
the usual green highway marker to indicate the cemetery---it isn't there (1991)!
This is a large cemetery with a cyclone fence surrounding it.
The cemetery is just off the highway and can be seen coming from the south, but
isn't readily seen coming from the north due to the curve in the road. Just
watch your mileage---5.5 miles from US 190.
There is a flag pole inside the cemetery fence, which was dedicated by VFW
Cole-Miers Post #3619 out of De Ridder.
At Meadows, I had a feeling of peacefulness. It was quiet, with the traffic
noises and the sound of the birds, rain frogs, the breeze in the tree tops, and
the distant sound of someone doing a bit of carpentry muffled. In case you are
a bird watcher, this would be a good place to see many of them.
ARLEDGE, BETTY NOV 23 1888 APR 24 1966 w\o SUD ARLEDGE
ARLEDGE, ESSIE WRIGHT JUL 11 1897 JUN 11 1988 w\o JAMES EDWARD ARLEDGE
ARLEDGE, GEORGA BELLE 1925 1929
ARLEDGE, HENRY 1917 1963
ARLEDGE, HENRY ALLEN AUG 3 1890 JUL 11 1952 h\o ZETA D ARLEDGE [MASON]
[E.STAR] MM-La Pfc 321 MC BN 82 Div WWI
ARLEDGE, HENRY ALLEN FEB 16 1862 JUL 17 1941
ARLEDGE, INFANT B\D SEP 22 1926 s\o WHEELER\CLORA ARLEDGE
ARLEDGE, INSCOMB NOV 13 1906 ** w\o JOSEPH WHEELER ARLEDGE
ARLEDGE, JAMES EDWARD OCT 3 1893 OCT 18 1938 h\o ESSIE WRIGHT ARLEDGE
ARLEDGE, JOHNNY J JUN 26 1897 DEC 30 1917
ARLEDGE, JOSEPH WHEELER MAY 3 1901 MAR 2 1980 h\o INSCOMB ARLEDGE
ARLEDGE, LELON S JAN 26 1914 SEP 24 1917
ARLEDGE, NANCY WEST OCT 1 1866 DEC 15 1917
ARLEDGE, SUD DEC 19 1891 MAR 5 1960 m-BETTY ARLEDGE-MAR 1 1913
ARLEDGE, ZETA DOWDEN FEB 24 1902 JUN 27 1985 w\o HENRY ALLEN ARLEDGE
Henry Allen Arledge's Timeline
February 16, 1862
near Hineston, Rapides Parish, LA; moved to DeQuincy, Calcasieu Parish, LA; HOH 1930 census Merryville, Beauregard, LA
June 1, 1885
Beauregard Parish, LA (or TX acc to 1930 census); WWI Draft Reg; HOH 1930 census PJ Ward 2, Beauregard, LA
August 19, 1887
Beauregard Parish, LA (1920 census says TX); aka "Eliza Mandy"; weighed 8 lbs.
August 3, 1890
Beauregard Parish, LA; weighed 11.5 pounds; HOH 1930 census PJ Ward 2, Beauregard, LA
December 19, 1891
TX; HOH 1920 Beauregard Parish, LA; HOH 1930 census PJ Ward 2, Beauregard, LA
October 3, 1893
TX; HOH 1930 census PJ Ward 2, Beauregard, LA
August 23, 1895
DeRidder, Beauregard Parish, LA
June 26, 1897
Beauregard Parish, LA; died during flu epidemic
February 25, 1899