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Isaac Arledge

Birthplace: probably SC; HOH in Fairfield Co. 1790 census & 1792 tax list
Death: November 05, 1819
Rutherford Co, NC (will WB c/148) proved Oct 1820); no children named
Immediate Family:

Son of John Arledge and Elizabeth Arledge
Husband of Sally McCormick
Father of Harriett Arledge and Samuel Arledge
Brother of John Arledge; William Arledge; Lydia Arledge and Moses Arledge

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About Isaac Arledge

From the research files of Pam Wilson (

ISAAC ARLEDGE (b bef 1755 (prob. 1740s), d 1820, Rutherford Co, NC)

probably the son of John Aldridge/Arledge and Elizabeth Thomas of Northumberland Co, VA. married Sallie McCormick> This Isaac was the younger Isaac in Fairfield County records of the 1770s-80s, and became Isaac Sr. in Fairfield records after the death of the elder Isaac Arledge in 1790. The two can be distinguished by their locations: this Isaac lived on Dutchman's Creek, while the other (older) Isaac lived on the Wateree River at Crooked Creek.

Named in the will of his probable stepfather, Matthias FELLOWS. 26 July 1789 Fairfield County, SC: "Will of Mathias Felloes of Fairfield County, S.C., farmer. To my wife Elizabeth Fellows all my lands and moveable estate during her life. After her decease I will that her son Moses Arledge shall receive the whole estate, except *Isaac Arledge* and Lydia Millar and the sd Moses Arledge shall divide equally my horses. Hugh Maner and Patience Ivey shall each have 1 cow and calf. My said wife Executrix. 26 July 1789. Moses Arledge also to receive one negro named Paris and one young wench named Easter after my wife's decease. s/ Mathias (X) Felloes. Wits: John Yarborough, George Peay, John Lucas. " Fairfield Will Book 1, p. 75. NOTE: Matthias Fellows was the second husband of Elizabeth Thomas Aldridge/Arledge, believed to be the mother of this Isaac Arledge.

Listed as Head of household in 1790 Fairfield County, SC, census (Camden District), with one male over 16, one female and 5 slaves. He did not live in the same area as Amos, Clement and Joseph--all sons of the elder Isaac Arledge.

Arledge, Isaac State : SC County : Fairfield Dist. (Camden Dist) Year : 1790 Page # : 022 Age ranges in household : 01-00-01-00-00 {this from Broderbund CD contradicts the numbers I got from SC records; I trust my SC records more}

Moses ARLEDGE's Fairfield County, SC, will (proved June 30, 1791) left everything to his widow. Susannah remarried Charles McDaniel after the death of Moses, and was involved in what appears to have been a nasty legal dispute over her inheritance from the Arledge family. Isaac Arledge, presumably Moses' brother, was involved in this controversy, along with Elizabeth Fellers (widow of John Arledge and Matthias Fellows) and William Millar [husband of Moses' sister Lydia, who may have been deceased at this time]. Arbitration in 1791-1795 awarded Susannah 1/3 of all said property at decease of Elizabeth Fellers.

Survey for Isaac Arledge 19 Dec 1791 a tract of land containing 60 acres situated in the District of Camden on the waters of Dutchman's Creek in Fairfield County; certified for Edward Maynard 21 Jan 1793 (plat attached); adj. Isaac ALDAGE, Henry Pool, Minor Winn.

Listed in 1792 Fairfield Co SC tax list as Isaac ALDRIDGE Sr. [all others listed as ARLEDGE, including Isaac (Jr)], though no land or slaves are listed for him. [Chester Bulletin 9-1990 p. 82]

Survey 31 Aug 1792 for William Briant 280 acres in Camden District on Drains of Dutchman's Creek waters of Wateree River in Fairfield County (plat attached); adj. ISAAC ARLEDGE Sr., Mr. Belton, John Long, Cannon Cason (?)

Fairfield Dist, SC, Deed Bk I, p. 354-355. 9 Feb 1793. Deed from Henry Sanders of Fairfield County SC to ISAAC ARLEDGE of the same state and county to sell 100 acres of the 226 acres Sanders received grant 5 June 1786 in Fairfield County on Taylors Creek; bounded by Thomas Stone(?), Henry Sanders, Aaron Roberts, George Peay. Wit: Thomas Stone, George Coons, Obediah Henson for 30 pounds sterling money.

    	 Series: S213190

Volume: 0031

Page: 00151

Item: 002

Date: 1/21/1793




The following court case seems to have taken place in 1794-1795, with documents signed in 1791 being entered into the record. All of these dates are AFTER the death of the senior Isaac Arledge of Fairfield County, SC (whose will was proved 18 November 1790), and so I believe the Isaac Arledge involved in these cases is the son of Elizabeth and brother of Moses Arledge and Lydia Millar. See Fairfield Book Vol. I pp. 404-408 (summarized below):

FIRST entry: Susanah Arledge of Fairfield Co, for 20 pounds sterling money in hand, has bargained and sold unto Charles McDaniel one black horse with a distinctive brand, one feather bed and furniture, one woman's saddle and bridle, one trunk, one flax wheel, one pair smoothing irons, one teapot, half a dozen table spoons, all of which Susanah Arledge delivers into the said McDaniel own use right and property and so by these presents shall and will warrant and forever defend the above goods and chattels unto the said McDaniel from all persons laying any just claim right or title . Dated 15th November 1794. Witnessed by Geo. Watts and Rodia X (her mark) Smith. Susanah X (her mark) Arledge. SECOND entry: Acknowledges receipt of 20 pounds sterling from Charles McDaniel by Susanah Arledge. THIRD entry: John Wilson, Justice of the Peace, certifies that he witnessed George Watts and Rodia Smith witness Susanah Arledge sign and seal the bill of sale unto Charles McDaniel. Date 14 Feb 1795. Recorded 15 June 1795. FOURTH entry: Elizabeth Fellows, William Millar and *Isaac Arledge* of Fairfield Co, SC are held and firmly bound to Susannah Arledge in the sum of one thousand pounds sterling "to be paid to her certain Attorney Executors Administrators or assigns to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators firmly be these presents..." sealed the 21 July 1791. "The condition of the above obligation is such that" the above parties "shall well and truly stand to obey, abide, perform, observe and keep the award arbitrament final end and determination of William Starke, Thomas Starke, Charles Lewis, Isaac Love, John Wilson and Gardner Ford, gentlemen arbitrators indifferently named elected and chosen as for and on the part and behalf of the above bound Elizabeth Fellers, William Millar and *Isaac Arledge* as of the above named Susannah Arledge to arbitrate award order adjudge and determine of and concerning all and all manner of action and actions cause and causes of action and actions suits bills bonds specialties judgements executions and debts due sum and sums whatsoever both in law Equity and otherwise howsoever at which time or times heretofore have been made moved brought commenced sued prosecuted committed omitted done or suffered by or between the said parties so as the said award be made in writing and ready to be delivered to the said parties on or before the 22 day of July now next ensuing and if the said Elizabeth Fellers William Millar and *Isaac Arledge* ...shall not prefer or cause to be preferred any Bill in Equity against the said Susanah Arledge for or concerning their award in the premises then this obligation to be void or otherwise of force. Signed in the presence of Hezekiah Ford and William Pettipool by E. Fellers, W. Millar and *I. Arledge*. Moses Knighton chosen by the above parties as umpire. "I the within named Susanah Arledge doth hereby Indorse the within Bond and all my right of the same to Charles McDaniel ..." 15th November 1794 (Wit. George Watts). Followed by statement that George Watts swore he saw Susanah Arledge sign the above Indorse & Deliver this within Bond unto the above Charles McDaniel's own use, right and property. Sworn the 25 April 1795. Followed by: We (the above-named arbitrars) do send greeting, whereas there are several accounts pending and divers controversies have arisen between Elizabeth Fellers, Wm Millar and *Isaac Arledge* of the one part and Susanah Arledge of the other part, and whereas for the putting an End to the said differences, they (all 4) by their several bonds or obligations bearing the 21 July 1791 are reciprocally become bound each to the other in the penal sum of one thousand pounds stand to abide to perform and keep the award order and final determinations of us the said {arbitration team} so as to the said award be made in writing and ready to be delivered to the parties in difference on or before the 22 July as by the said Obligations and Conditions thereof may appear. NOW KNOW ye that we the said arbitrators..taken upon the burthen of the said award and having fully examined and duly considered the proofs and obligations of both the said parties, do make and publish this our award between the said parties in manner following, that is to say we do award and order that all actions suits quarrels and controversies ...between the said parties in Law or Equity for any manner or cause whatsoever Toutching the same premises to the day of the date hereof shall cease and be no further prosecuted, and that each of the said parties shall pay and bear his own costs and charges in any wise relating to or concerning the premises and we also award and order that the said arbitrators shall deliver to the said Susanah Arledge one third of all the movable property and the land at the decease of Elizabeth Fellers, and further we do hereby award and order that the said one third of said property being 89 pounds 13 paid in merchandisable produce at Camden Customary price, only one third of all just debts to be deducted ... the 21 July 1791. Followed by Susanah Arledge endorsing the within award and all her rights of the same to Charles McDaniel on 15 November 1794, followed by sworn statement of witness by George Watts dated 14 Feb 1795 .Recorded 15 June 1795.

Land records in Fairfield County, SC: 1791, Isaac ARLEDGE from Elizabeth FELLOWS, Bill of Sale, Bk A, p. 113; 1795 Isaac ARLEDGE from Henry SANDERS, Convey, Bk I, p. 354 (see below); 1796 Isaac ARLEDGE from William LEWIS, Convey, Bk K, p. 305; 1804, Isaac ARLEDGE to John KING, Sr. Release, Bk. P, p.15 (see below)

The following legal cases in Fairfield Co SC were noted by Graham Louer:

18 Jan 1794 James Hollis vs. Isaac Arledge: dism at plaintiff cost

22 July 1794 Peter Patterson sued Isaac Arledge and Charles Pickett

25 July 1794: Isaac, Clement and Amos Arledge in petit jury pool

22 July 1795: Isaac Areldge was defendant in a court case, dismissed at plaintiff cost

16 July 1796: Isaac Arledge witnessed the will of Henry Rugely

18 July 1796: Isaac Arledge and William Miller vs. Jonathan Belton

25 March 1796. Fairfield Co SC. William Lewis of Fairfield for 100 pounds sterling sells to ISAAC ARLEDGE 200 acres part of tract of 360 acres granted to Charles Lewis in 1780, said lands divided by Wateree Creek and this lying on the south side and beginning on said creek on other lands granted to C. Lewis or Frederick Briggs, bordering John King, Moses Hornsby, together with another tract of three acres granted to Charles Lewis or rather Frederick Briggs and including a certain spring ....William Lewis (seal). Wit: William Watson, Moses Knighton. Micajah Pickett witnessed the witnesses. Recorded 26 Oct 1796.

16 June 1796. ISAAC ARLEDGE was a witness to the will of Henry Rugely of Fairfield Co SC , along with Thomas Griggs Yarborough and Thomas Stark Jr. Rugely named wife Elizabeth, left her negroes and the plantation on which he lived bought of Thomas Griggs Yarborough on Taylors Creek, 137.5 acres; son Rowland Rugely (not yet 21), a 250 acre plantation on the Wateree River adj. Jonathan Belton and 100 acres on Taylors Creek adj the land he lived on; sons Henry and John 3 plantations on Wateree River (650 acres); daughter Mary Ann Caroline Rugely, negro and plantation at wife's decease, brother Matthew Rugely, Esq of Potton, Bedfordwhire, Great Britain; Zachariah Cantey merchant in Camden; Nicholas Peay, planter on Wateree; & wife as Executors.Recorded 18 April 1797, Fairfield Co SC

More court records for Fairfield Co SC:

18 Jan 1797: Isaac Arledge vs. William Street: dismissed

17 Jan 1799: Isaac Arledge member of grand jury pool

16 July 1799: took oath as constable for Fairfield County

Listed as Head of Household in 1800 Fairfield County census as Isaac (Sr), with one male under 10, one 10-16, and one over 45, and one female under 10 and one over 45, and 3 slaves. If Isaac is the male over 45, this is the only indication of his year of birth, which would place him as born at least before 1755. The Isaac, Jr. listed in the same census is probably the brother of Amos and son of the other Isaac. This is another case in which the "Sr" and "Jr" appellations were used to distinguish an older and younger man of the same name in the same community, not necessarily father and son.

  • **It appears from this census that Isaac and Sallie did indeed have some children of their own: possibly one son born 1784-1790 and one born 1790-1800. The female under ten might be Harriet, the foster child. In this case, WHO WERE ISAAC's SONS? Could one of them (the older) have been the Isaac who married Catherine? Could another have been Samuel, who married Polly Russell in Rutherford County in 1806?***. Another possibility of unattached Arledges whose dates and locations match are: Clement (listed as Clement Jr in 1820 Fairfield CO SC census] .

Fairfield Co, SC Deed, Book P, p. 15 (5 January 1804): Isaac ARLEDGE of Fairfield district in consideration of 400 dollars paid by John King Sr. sells "all that plantation and tract of land containing 200 acres to be the same more or less it being part of a tract of land containing 360 acres granted to Charles Lewis in the year 1789 now divided by the Wateree Creek, adjoining Frederick Briggs, John King, Moses Hornesbye. Isaac Arledge (seal) witnesses: Saml McKinney, Thomas Starke and Nathan King. Includes small tract of three acres laid off from Briggs' original land to contain a certain spring. Recorded 2 October 1804.

2 Aug 1804, Rutherford Co, NC #163. Thomas Justice of Rutherford County, NC to Isaac ARLEDGE of state and county aforessaid for $300 a parcel of land 50 acres on the south side of the Green River in Rutherford Co, NC "including the Rock House", which land was granted to Justice in Tryon County on 28 October 1782 by Gov. Alexander Martin. Joining Chisholms line and Gravatt's line entered 19th Oct 1799. Thomas Justice (seal) wit: M. Pickett, Wm. ?? (Pickett? No last name given)

On 1 Sept 1806 was bondsman at the marriage of SAMUEL ARLEDGE to Polley Russell in Rutherford County,, NC. The most likely scenario is that this Samuel was Isaac's older son, the one who was 10-16 in the 1800 census.

Listed as Head of Household in Rutherford Co, NC as ISAAC ALDRIDGE in 1810, #085:

1 male 10-16,

1 male 26-45

1 female 26-45

2 other free persons

1 slave

80 yards of homespun

$40 in value

Will in Rutherford Co, NC (Bk C, p. 148) dated 5 Nov 1819 Recorded October 1820: leaves estate to wife Sally, and upon her decease Levi Arlidge, son of Jonathan {NOTE: Jonathan was the son of Amos Arledge and husband of Isaac & Sally's foster daughter Harriett}, shall be "sole heir of all my lands and a negro boy named Harry," and that personal property upon wife's death to be divided among Jonathan's children Levi, Isaac, Greenberry Mattison and the next child "of said Jonathan now born but is without name." Leaves a Negro woman named Pender to his wife and to Harriet Arlidge after wife's death. I have copy of handwritten will.

What happened to Isaac's children (two sons, enumerated in 1800 census, above)? Why were they not named in his will?

Sally was apparently still alive in 1830, since as SARAH ARLEDGE she is listed as a Head of Household in Rutherford County, NC, along with other HOH's AMOUS and JOHNATHAN ARLEDGE.


FAIRFIELD Co, SC LAND SALE RECORDS (recorded by Pam Wilson from Deed Book Index, Winnsboro, SC)

Which of these might be for *this* Isaac Arledge, and not a grandfather, uncle or cousin named Isaac??

1791 Isaac ARLEDGE from Elizabeth FELLOWS, Bill of Sale, Bk A, p. 113

1795 Isaac ARLEDGE from Henry SANDERS, Convey, Bk I, p. 354

1796 Isaac ARLEDGE from William LEWIS, Convey, Bk K, p. 305

1804 Isaac and William ARLEDGE from Mabry and Rachel HILL, Relinq. Legacy, Bk O, p. 369

1804 Isaac ARLEDGE to John KING, Sr. Release, Bk. P, p.15

1805 Isaac ARLEDGE from Thomas SANTE, Release, Bk P, p. 101

1816 Isaac ARLEDGE from Amos ARLEDGE, Release, Bk X, p. 286

1816 Isaac and Lydia ARLEDGE from William ARLEDGE Sr., Deed of Gift, Bk X, p. 298

1816 Isaac ARLEDGE from Austin PEAY, Release, Bk X, p. 317

1816 Isaac ARLEDGE to Reuben HARRISON, Release, Bk Y, p. 28

1817 Isaac ARLEDGE from Paul S.H. LEE, Release (2), Bk Y, Pp. 498, 500

1819 Isaac ARLEDGE to Reuben HARRISON, Release, Bk AA, p.83

1819 Lydia and Isaac ARLEDGE from William ARLEDGE, Sr., Deed of Gift, Bk AA, p. 407

1825 Isaac ARLEDGE to Abner ROSS and other trustees, Deed Gift, BkGG p. 27

1826 Isaac ARLEDGE from William CLOUD, Power of Atty, Bk GG, p. 50

1829 Isaac ARLEDGE from William MOORE, Shf. Title, Bk II, p. 228

1831 Isaac ARLEDGE from James E. GRAHAM, Release, Bk KK, p. 145

1834 Isaac ARLEDGE from Alex W. YONGUE, Shf. Title, Bk LL, p. 200

1834 Isaac ARLEDGE to Lucas A. BROOM and wife [the former Charlotte ARLEDGE], Deed in Trust, Bk LL, p. 235

1834 Isaac ARLEDGE from Zach CRUMPTON, Release, Bk LL, p. 250

1837 Isaac ARLEDGE from Samuel and Robert McCANTS, Release, Bk

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Isaac Arledge's Timeline

Fairfield Co, Camden Dist, SC 1/0/1/5 slaves; is this him or his cousin Isaac, who died in late 1790?
South Carolina, United States
November 5, 1819
Rutherford Co, NC (will WB c/148) proved Oct 1820); no children named
probably SC; HOH in Fairfield Co. 1790 census & 1792 tax list