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Isaac Arledge

Birthplace: Green River Cove, Rutherford Co, NC; HOH 1840 Rutherford; later Sheriff of Henderson County
Death: June 23, 1900 (85)
Henderson Co., NC (bur. Hendersonville Cem) [WILL WB 2/357]
Immediate Family:

Son of Jonathan Arledge and Harriett Arledge
Husband of Rebecca Arledge
Father of John Baxter Arledge; Marcus M. Patton Arledge; Maria C. Arledge; Louisa E. "Lou" Arledge; Zebulon Baird Arledge and 3 others
Brother of Levi Arledge; Greenberry Arledge; Happy Sylvania McMurray; Clement Arledge; Eli Arledge and 3 others

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About Isaac Arledge

From the research files of Pam Wilson <>:

Isaac Arledge moved to Henderson County in the 1840s and served as sheriff there in the 1840's and 1850's. His son Zeb was Chief of Police in Hendersonville for many years.

He was involved in an extended lawsuit with the Littleton Pittillo estate. See for legal records.

1840 census, Rutherford Co:

(p. 35)

Ben Holbird 0221001//2012001

Ben Edwards

ISAAC ARLEDGE 00002/0000 (Isaac and Greenberry?)

Joshua Camp

Rebecca Young

LEVY ARLEDGE 00001//0001 (Levi 20-30, Cynthia 15-20)

Greenberry Bandy 11001//0001 (next door)

(p 49)

Anson Nelson

Jonathan ARLEDGE 0021001 // 1111101 plus 1 male slave 36-55

Ann Thompson

(p 65) Coleman Bradley

Amos ARLEDGE 0000000001 (age 70-80, alone)

Henry Utley

State NC Polk County. Rec'd of Benjamin HOBERT in Consideration for a negro boy named Harry aged about one year old one hundred and fifty dollars with I inwarrant and defend from all rights titles and claims forever I in warrant to be a slave for life Also sound so far as I now this 11th of May 1848 ISAAC ALDRGE.

Attest G.B. ARLERGE. State of NC Court of Plea & Quarter, Henderson County, March term 1851 the within bill of sale was duly proven in open court by the oath of G. B. ARLERDGE a subscribing witness thereunto. Recorded and ordered to be registered Witness. R. W. Allen CC Registered 1 April 1851.

1850 census, Henderson Co NC (household #23, microfilm p. 213; also listed again as household #50, microfilm p. 216):


Rebecca Aldridge 26 F NC

Lousome (?) Aldridge 2 M NC

Richard Aldridge 16 M laborer NC

Report of the State Comptroller of Public Accounts for Fiscal Year ending Sept 1859 includes this listing:

Sundry Sheriffs for settling state taxes in Sept 1859: Isaac Arledge, Sheriff, Henderson County, $43

(The NC Standard, Feb 22, 1860)

1860 Henderson CO NC census, Hendersonville

967 Isaac Arledge 45 M Sheriff $3000/6000 NC

Rebecca 35 NC

Louisa 11 NC

Ellen 8 NC

John 6 NC

Patton 4 NC

Eli Arlege 27 Depy Sheriff $0/3000 NC

1860 Slave schedule:

12 Male Black Isaac Areledge Henderson, North Carolina

9 Female Black Isaac Areledge Henderson, North Carolina

9 Female Black Isaac Areledge Henderson, North Carolina

7 Male Black Isaac Areledge Henderson, North Carolina

13 Female Black Eli Areledge Henderson, North Carolina

NC Senate, Jan 18, 1863. ... "The resolution in favor of AC Latham, Sheriff of Craven County, and the bill in favor of Isaac Arledge, late Sheriff of Henderson County, were severally read the 2nd and 3rd times and passed." (NC Standard, Feb 11 1863)


The LDS IGI lists a son Larson born 1848 and Richard born 1849, but I have found no mention of these sons in either census/county records or family tradition. I believe the "Larson" is a mis-transcription of Louisa. I have no idea who the Richard listed in the 1850 census was, unless it was a son Isaac had before he married Rebecca, who would not have been old enough the be the mother of a 16-year-old at age 26.

A Testator Index to NC Wills lists a 1900 will for an Isaac ARLEDGE in WB 2/357 in Henderson County records.

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Isaac Arledge's Timeline

December 12, 1814
Green River Cove, Rutherford Co, NC; HOH 1840 Rutherford; later Sheriff of Henderson County
June 4, 1848
[or 4 June 1845 per IGI] Hendersonville, Henderson CO, NC
May 3, 1853
[Cowart says 1852] Hendersonville, Henderson CO, NC
October 10, 1854
Henderson Co, NC; HOH 1920 Henderson Co, NC (lived at 323 S. Church St, H'ville); no children listed; HOH 1930 Henderson Co NC
November 30, 1856
Henderson Co, NC; HOH 1920 census Henderson Co, NC (215 S. Main, H'ville); HOH 1930 Henderson Co, NC
July 19, 1861
Henderson Co, NC; in 1920 census for Henderson Co, NC, Laura Arledge (age 53) listed as living with nephew Claud Pace at 416 Buncombe St in H'ville; in 1930 living with brother Patton
March 14, 1864
Henderson Co, NC; HOH 1920 Henderson Co NC census as Zebulon B. Arledge