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Jesse Lucius Paraphrastus Arledge

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Randolph Co, NC; HOH 1870 Warren Co TN, 1880 Rutherford, 1891 Voters List, Warren Co TN; 1900 Warren Co, TN
Death: October 10, 1912 (66)
McMinnville, Warren Co, TN
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry William Arledge and Betsy M. Matilda Allred Alldredge Aldridge
Husband of Rosannah Nunnelly
Father of Tenniesee/Tennessee Rosana Arledge; Jesse Lee Andrew Boyham Arledge; William Henry "Buck" Arledge; Alvie Arledge; Ida Octaven Arledge and 1 other
Brother of Leonidas Washington Puckett Arledge; Henry Milton Arledge; John Calvin Arledge; Tabitha Lydia Ann Arledge; Isaac Hassell Arledge and 3 others

Managed by: Pam Wilson
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About Jesse Lucius Paraphrastus Arledge

Notes from research files of Pam Wilson <>:

(Jo Askew is responsible for much of the research in this lineage of JLP Arledge's descendants)

1870 Census McMinnville Twp, Warren County, TN Microfilm No. M-593 1568 Roll

Pg. 30 Dwelling No. 178 Fam. No. 190

Arledge, Friz (barely legible but legible) [should be Phras] 29, M, White, a blacksmith, b. TN

Wife, Rosa (barely legible, too) 32, F, white, keeping house; b. TN

William age 2, m, white b. TN

with boarders:

Walker, John M B 26 farm laborer SC

Elder JL M W 23 civil engineer PA

Whitson WV M W 23 lawyer TN

The Census was taken on June 1, 1870. Wm. would have turned 3 on July 9th, 1870.

1880 Rutherford CO, TN census:

Arledge, J.L.P. 34 years, bp: TN ED:203/12/30 Rutherford CO TN

        Rosa    40            TN
        William 14            TN
        Tennie d 5            TN

1900 Warren County, TN census, McMinnville (1st Civil Dist.):

[lived on Kid Street in McMinnville] #65

Arledge, Jesse L.P. b. June/1846 age 53 b. NC-NC-NC

        Rose wife b. Apr./1841 age 59 bp: Missouri or Mississippi?-TN-TN
        Leander J. son b. Dec/1880 age 20 bp: TN

From Kathy Card: 1910 Warren Co TN census Soundex:

Arledge, Phras bp: NC age 60 b.1850 ED:175-17 Warren Co TN

Roseannah wife age 67 bp:MO 1843

From records obtained by Janice (Mrs. Eugene) Arledge from the Arledge family bible, held by Fred Arledge, McMinnville, TN - shared with Jo Askew in July, 1979:

Birth entry: Jesse Lucius Paraphrastus Arledge was born between 7 & 8 o'clock A.M. on the Sabbath, June the 7th A.D. 1846 in Randolph County, N. Carolina.


According to, a Jesse Arledge is referenced three times in Tennessee, The Volunteer State, 1769-1923, Vol. 1. [p. 559, footnote] He was on a legislative committee, composed of John H. Savage, G. W. Martin, Jesse Arledge, W. E. Travis, and Lewis Sheppard, who conferred with a committee of the bondholders. (1877)

There was also another (older) Jesse Arledge, son of Clement & Martha Ginn Arledge, living in Tennessee. It was probably the older Jesse who was HOH--as ALDRIDGE-- in the 1850 Shelby Co, TN census.


From Jo Askew's interview with Ruth Ell (Clack) Yarborough:

Jesse Lucious Paraphrastus was Rosa (Rosannah) Nunnelly's gardener. Ruth Ell told us that Rosannah Nunnelly had taken her maiden name back after the death of her first husband, Robt. Skelton.

From Jo Askew:

1925 March 20 (Friday) A letter to William Henry Arledge from E. E. York, Superintendant of Oddfellows Home in Clarksville, TN. was addressed to William Henry "Buck" Arledge at 1611 Hubert St., Dallas, TX.

It read: "Regret to advise you that your mother, Mrs. Rose Arledge, passed away Friday, March 20, 1925. She was buried in our home cemetery. Did not wire you of her death as I knew it would probably be impossible for you to come. She died of the infirmities of years. We gave her all the medical attention and nursing that could be rendered to one of her age. I am enclosing her obituary. With kindest wishes I remain yours truly, E. E. York, Supt."

Published March 23, 1925. I (Jo Askew) believe it was published in a Clarksville, TN. newspaper. Her obituary read as follows:

"Mrs. Rose Arledge, member of Oddfellows Home family died March 20, 1925 at 5 PM. She had been in failing health for some weeks and her death was expected. Her death was due to infirmities of old age. She was born in Missouri on April 22, 1841 and was the daughter of William and Martha Nunnelly. She was the wife of J. L. Arledge, deceased several years ago, who held his membership with McMinnville, TN. Lodge I.O.O.F. #146. She was admitted to the Oddfellows Home on November 6, 1919. She held her membership with the Christian church. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. E.H. Ashley, Somerset, KY., two sons, W.H. and J.L., living in TX. and Idaho and a sister, Mrs. Callie Gilliland, of Nashville, TN., besides the home family to mourn her loss. She was of quiet disposition and expressed herself many times as being pleased with her residence and treatment as a member of the home. She will be buried in the Home cemetery Sunday at 2 PM. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. P.M. Baber, Pastor of First Christian church, Clarksville, TN."

From Jo Askew: Another obit - this one I received from Janice (Mrs. E.K. Arledge), of Richardson, TX. on Oct. 23, 1993 read as follows:

"Mrs. Arledge, 83, DIES AT THE HOME. BELOVED MEMBER OF THE I.O.O.F. FAMILY WILL BE BURIED TODAY. Services for Mrs. Rose Arledge, 83 years of age, a member of the family of the Tennessee I.O.O.F Home in New Providence whose death occurred at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon, will be conducted at the Home at 2 o'clock this afternoon by the Rev. P.M. Baber, of the First christian church, and interment will be made in the Home cemetery. Mrs. Arledge's condition had been critical several weeks and her death was expected. Mrs. Arledge who has been in the home since November 6, 1919 was the widow of J.L. Arledge, of McMinnville, Tenn. and came to the Institution from the McMinnville Lodge shortly after her husband's death. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. E.H. Ashley, of Somerset, KY, two sons, W.H. and J.L. Arledge, living in Idaho and Texas, respectively and a sister, Mrs. Callie Gilliland, of Nashville. Mrs. Arledge had expressed herself many times as being pleased with her residence and treatment in the home. [????n] pleasant quiet disposition, she had endeared herself to every member of the family. Mrs. Arledge was born April 22, 1841 [ ?? ] Missouri, a daughter of William and Martha Nunnley. She had for many years been a member of the Christian Church, and was a most consecrated Christian character."

From Jo Askew: On Rose (or Rosa) Nunnelly's son, Wm. Henry Arledge's death cert. it gives Tenn as the birthplace of Rose (or Rosa). However, the above-mentioned Missouri seems more likely to be correct. I imagine Wm. Henry's daughter, Rannie Wolff, just assumed that her grandmother was born in Tenn since that's where her father came from when she gave the information for the death certificate.

We know that Mrs. E.H. Ashley was Mrs. Ed Ashley.

We know that W.H. Arledge lived in Texas so J.L. Arledge must have been the one who lived in Idaho.

I have a 1910 Wichita Falls, Texas city directory entry that shows J. Lee Arledge in Wichita Falls, Texas at the same time Edd Arledge and his new wife, Kate, lived there. Edd and Kate were my Dad (Howard)'s parents. I feel that J. Lee Arledge mentioned in the Wichita Falls, TX city dir. was probably Wm. Henry's brother. He probably went to Idaho after being in Texas. Was he was called Leander J. Arledge in earlier years.

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Jesse Lucius Paraphrastus Arledge's Timeline

June 7, 1846
Randolph Co, NC; HOH 1870 Warren Co TN, 1880 Rutherford, 1891 Voters List, Warren Co TN; 1900 Warren Co, TN
July 9, 1867
Age 21
prob. McMinnville, Warren Co, TN; 1891 Voters List Warren Co, TN (maybe twice, as WH and as William H); to Cooke Co, TX in about 1893, then Grayson Co ("Tenn" on Death certificate); HOH 1920 Grayson Co, TX census (members of family also in Dallas)
November 12, 1869
Age 23
June 25, 1871
Age 25
May 9, 1874
Age 27
Murfeesboro, Tennessee, United States
July 7, 1876
Age 30
December 13, 1880
Age 34
McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States
October 10, 1912
Age 66
McMinnville, Warren Co, TN