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Isaac Sullivan Arledge

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Randolph Co, NC; HOH 1856 census Adair Co, IA (Jefferson Twp); 1860 & 1870 HOH Adair Co, IA (Walnut Twp)
Death: October 14, 1886 (66)
Adair Co, IA "age 61 yrs" Bur. Oakwood Cemetery, Casey/ Walnut, Adair Co, IA
Immediate Family:

Son of Jesse Arledge and Lauraine "Rainey" Philips
Husband of Sarah Patterson Thompson
Father of Jesse Andrew Arledge; Arminta M. or Bethina Arminda Arledge; Benjamin F. Arledge; Russia or Lucia Eldora "Dora" Arledge; James Milton (Rev) Arledge and 4 others
Brother of Henry William Arledge; Bethany Bethinia Arledge; Son Arledge; Carey (Cara) Ann Arledge; Jesse Calvin Arledge and 2 others

Managed by: Pam Wilson, Curator-on-hiatus
Last Updated:

About Isaac Sullivan Arledge

Notes from research files of Pam Wilson <>:

Went to Adair, Iowa:

Listed in father's household in 1850 Randolph CO, NC census as Isom S. Alldridge, 30 years old

There is a database called SWIQ6JA in the GenServ Genealogical Sytem that seems to have information on this family.

A Brief History of Adair County

                       Source: A.T. Andreas' Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa. 1875 [from]
          "There seems to be some conflict of opinion as to who was the first white settler in Adair County. It was probably Adair N. Johnson, who came as early as 1849. The next was William Alcorn, who settled at the upper crossing of Middle River in 1850. This was in what is now Jefferson Township in the north part of the county. Perhaps about the same time a man named Lyon erected a cabin near the large spring at Vawter's Grove, in Jackson Township, in 1851. Lyon sold his claim to one Taylor, who was on his way to California with a drove of some four or five hundred head of cattle. Taylor, after wintering his cattle, sold out to J. G. Vawter. Lyon and Taylor were but temporary residents, and left as soon as permanent       settlers began to come in. Among the first permanent settlers were William McDonald, who located at the lower crossing of Middle River; Alfred Jones, in Jackson Township; Robert Wilson, in Grand River Township; George M. Holaday, in Jefferson Township;
           "Walnut Township, in the northwest part of the county, was settled in the Spring and Fall of 1855 by several families from South Carolina. Those who came in the Spring were James Thompson and Isaac S. Arledge; and in the Fall, Charles Smith and Lewis Underwood.
           "Jeremiah Rinard and Stover Rinard settled in Jefferson Township, adjoining Walnut on the east, in the Summer of 1855. Most of the early settlers in this part of county were from South Carolina and Indiana. Settlements were made this year in various parts of the county.
           "The first white child, Margaret Johnson, was born in 1850. The first death was that of a child of John Gilson in the same year. The first marriage was that of William Stinson and Elizabeth Crow, the license being issued May 6, 1854, and the marriage solemnized the next day by George M. Holaday, County Judge."

Listed in 1856 Adair Co, IA census (Jefferson Twp #12)

From information sent by Kathy Card:

1860 census, Adair Co, IA, Jefferson Twp (10 July 1860):


Isaac ARLEGE 40 M Farmer 400 400 North Carolina

Sarah P. ARLEGE 29 F Farmer NC



James W. ARLEGE 2/12 M IA

Charles SMITH 37 M Farmer 600 300 NC

Spicy SMITH 35 F NC

Amanda SMITH 14 F NC

Elisabeth SMITH 12 F NC

Taylor SMITH 9 M NC

Thompson SMITH 6 M Indiana

living next to them:

119/108 James THOMPSON 60 M Farmer 400 200 NC

Margarett " 18 F NC

Polly " 9 F NC

120/109 Andrew J. THOMPSON 25 M Farmer 200 250 NC

Hannah " 20 F Indiana

Melissa 3 F IA

Catharine 1 F IA

Line (Sin?) SHERER 29 M Farmer 1000 300 Indiana

Cyrene " 26 F Ohio

Wm S 6 M IA

Rosanna 3 F IA

Wm H. WILSON 16 M Illinois

1870 Adair Co IA: Isaac S. Arledge, Walnut Twp p. 48

Isaac S Arledge 50 1819 North Carolina White Walnut, Adair, IA Male Farmer $5000/2350

Sarah Arledge 38 1831 North Carolina White Walnut, Adair, IA Female

Jessie Arledge 14 1855 Iowa White Walnut, Adair, IA Female

James Arledge 10 1859 Iowa White Walnut, Adair, IA Male

Mary Arledge 8 1861 Iowa White Walnut, Adair, IA Female

Armenta Arledge 4 1865 Iowa White Walnut, Adair, IA Female

Eldora Arledge 3 1866 Iowa White Walnut, Adair, IA Female

Samuel Arledge 6.12 Iowa White Walnut, Adair, IA Male

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Isaac Sullivan Arledge's Timeline

January 25, 1820
Randolph Co, NC; HOH 1856 census Adair Co, IA (Jefferson Twp); 1860 & 1870 HOH Adair Co, IA (Walnut Twp)
September 21, 1855
Age 35
Indiana (1900, 1910 & 1930 census says IN); 1885 census Montgomery Co, IA; possibly Rushville, Sheridan Co, Nebraska? A JA Arledge listed as a farmer there in 1890-91; 1900 (Peddlar), 1910, 1915, 1920 census Ringgold Co, IA; HOH 1930 Britt, Hancock Co, I
Age 37
Adair, Iowa
May 21, 1860
Age 40
Adair, Iowa (see Notes); 1885 Adair Co IA census (single); 1910 HOH Adair Co, IA; 1915 Des Moines, Polk Co, IA census; Primitive Baptist preacher; debated in Colorado in 1917
June 11, 1862
Age 42
Adair, Iowa; listed as servant in Samuel P. and Lydia Arledge Thompson home in 1880 Guthrie Co, IA (her aunt)
August 17, 1865
Age 45
Adair, Iowa; listed as Doop housekeeper age 19 in 1885 Adair Co, IA census
May 1, 1867
Age 47
Adair, Iowa; listed as Marshall housekeeper age 17 in 1885 Adair Co, IA census
January 6, 1870
Age 49
Adair, Iowa; living w/ Jesse Thompson fam in 1885 Adair Co , iA census; migrated to Oak Gulch, Day Co, SD, farmer; HOH 1910 Spink Co, SD
February 6, 1872
Age 52
Adair Co, Iowa