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John Arledge

Birthplace: Rapides Parish, LA; parents born in MS (from 1920 Pittsburgh, OK census)
Death: December 24, 1937 (81)
Buried Ruebottom Cem, Love County, Oklahoma [see cem listing]
Immediate Family:

Son of Jonathan Arledge and Mary C. or Emma Brinkley
Husband of Katie Bishop and Emma Elizabeth Fox
Father of Arthur Benjamin or Bennett Arledge; Mary Jane Arledge; James Edward "Bud" Arledge; Private; Bernard Arledge and 4 others
Brother of Mary Jane Arledge and Edward Arledge

Managed by: Pam Wilson, Curator
Last Updated:
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Immediate Family

About John Arledge

From the files of Pam Wilson's Arledge Family History Project:

(Most of this research was carried out by Joy Moore)

John, born February 11, 1856, died December 25, 1937, buried in Love County, Oklahoma (Ruebottom Cemetery), married Katie Bishop first, no marriage date known at this time. Joy Moore says that recently she found that according to Evelyn Hooks, John's first wife, Katie Bishop from Newton is buried in the Doc Kelly@ Cemetery, in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, where he married the second time to Emma Elizabeth Fox of Healdton, Oklahoma. The children of John and Katie are:

The 1920 census for Pittsburg co, Ok lists John age 60 as head of house with daughter Danie age 14, born in Ok, Bernard age 12, born in Ok, Lilly M age 9 born in Ok, Lucy age 6 born in Ok and Alte E

age 3 4/12 born in Ok No wife is listed.

The 1920 census for Pittsburg co Ok also lists Arthur Arledge as head of house at age 28, wife Georgia 26, Edwin age 9, Hattie B, age 6, Lovida age 4 1/12, Evelyn age 6/12

Living next to Arthur is James Edward Arledge as head of house age 30, wife Dovie, age 26 and daughter Jesse M age 6

After the death of Katy Bishop, John married Emma Elizabeth Fox in Healdton, Ok He made a journey to Newton co, Tx and then to Calcasieu Parish to visit Harmon Arledge, He rode horse back from Oklahoma to the Nibletts Bluff. There is a picture of him taken with John Thomas Arledge, the son of Harmon D. Arledge (this was about 1900) Evidently they were close as children. When John returned to Ok, he moved to Fannin co TX and raised his second family there.

They seem to have stayed in that area as we find the descendants. When they were all grown, he went to live with his son in Love co, He died there and is buried at Ruebottom Cem, Love co, OK

As a child, my grandfather, John Thomas Arledge, son of Harmon D. told me about making some trips to Oklahoma. His father, Harmon, made Sugar Cane Syrup and sold it all over the area. Now I suspect that some of his trips was to visit his cousin John.

From Joy Moore:

1900 Census for OK Indian Territory

John ARLEDG W Feb 1856 age 44 born in La

living in the Chickasaw Nation in Heldton TWsp
His family
    James   Son Born Aug 1889 age 10                TX
     Arthur   Son  born Apr 1891 age 9
     Mary  (Mother )  born Dec 1831 age 68 born in MS

Soundex 1900 Ok Chicksaw Nation Healdton Twnsp

John Arledge b 1856 age 44 La

James Arledge Aug 1889 10 TX

Arthur B Arledge April 1891 9 IT

Mary E Arledge Dec 1831 68 La

This had to be Mary Brinkley who was living with her son. He must have married again as that Bernard that Bob listed in Bonham is another son according to Melvin Keith Aredge so I tried to find them in 1910 since I know they still live on the same land but did not find them which bring me to what I did find in 1910

This was in a list of info that was later added to the census .

Chickasaw Nation Indian territory OK

Marriages A & B

Benjamin Aldridge - Ninnekah - 63 yrs

 28 Oct 1895 married Mrs Lou Cavett
  Ninnekah- 41 yrs    --J M Norton  MG

Marriage Record from Joy Moore for his marriage to ELIZABETH FOX:

United States of America Indian Territory Southern District Marriage License #295 To any Person Authorized by law to Solemnize Marriage: Greeting You are hereby commanded to solemnize the Rite and publish the Bans of Matrimony between Mr John Arledge of Healdton in the Indian Territory aged 35 years and Miss E E Fox of Healdton, in the Indian Territory aged 24 years, according to law and do you officially sign and return this License to th parties herein named. Witness my hand and official seal, this 20th day of Feby. A D 1901 C M Campbell, Clerk of the U S Court

Unted States of America Indian Territory, Southern District ) ss Certificate of Marriage I Rev. S M Brownlee of Healdton, I. T. do hereby certify that on the 21 day of February AD 1901 I did duly and according to law as commanded in the foregoing License, Solemnize the Rite and publish the Bans of Matrimony between the parties there in named Witness my hand, this 21 day of February A D 1901, S M Brownlee (signed) Healdton, I T My credentials are recorded in the office of the Clerk of the United States Court in the Indian Territory, Southern, Judicial Division Book A page 131 Filed and duly recorded this 26 the day of Februry, 1901

Posted by michelle arledge <> on January 06, 1998:

Hi! I am trying to trace my family tree for a class I am taking in college. I would like to find any information that I can about John Arledge who came over to the United states with his father and some brothers and half brothers. Some of who all went in separate directions. John wound up in Mobile, Alabama. He fathered my great grandfather who later moved to Courtney Flatts in Love county Oklahoma. He married a half indian woman named Georgiana Beauford. Please Help me.

Burials in Love County Oklahoma

Compiled by Bill Hamm (

ARLEDGE AUTHOR B 6 APR 1891 5 DEC 1979 39

                   E D                       15 DEC 1910    28 SEP 1986 39
                   EDWIN D                   1910           1986 39
                   FLOYD C                   13 JUN 1931    3 JAN 1997 39
                   GEORGE A                  8 DEC 1893     11 APR 1979 39
                   J                         13 JUL 1833    17 OCT 1899 40
                   JOHN                      11 FEB 1856    24 DEC 1937 39
                   LUCILLE                                  1961
       Thu, 21 Jan 1999 20:14:44 -0600 (CST)
 From: (Joy Moore)

I just finished talking to Evelyn Hooks who grew up in Bonham Tx and she told me that the Arledges there were somehow cousins to our line, Bob that is your line She said her grandfather told her when she was young that they were all cousins but she does not know how but here is what she did tell me

Johnaton Arledge b 1833 Bienville Parish + Mary C Brinkley

 John b 1856  + Katie Bishop
  children were
    James   b 1891
    Arthur Bennett b 1895

Then John's wife died and when his mother died he took his sons and moved to Bonham Tx where he remarried and had several more children:

   Bernard Arledge    Arledge Cem
    Lucetta    +  ? Winkler
    Dana       +  ?  Fairchild
    Allie Evelyn  +  ?
    Lillie      +    ? Vanzandt

They lived all their lives in Bonham TX and their children still live there. She has more info and is going to make copies of her notes and send to me. She also has a photo taken at the grave of her ggrandfather

Johnathon 1833 who died on Oct 17, 1889. She says the marker cannot be read now due to corrosion. Mary C Brinkley is buried there too in an unmarked grave.


Joy also wrote in Jan 1999:

I am so excited ! ! ! I just got the mail and had a letter from Evelyn Hooks and she sent me a photo of a cousin on back of a postcard dated 1910, It is of a lovely young girl of Gibson girl time and would you believe it the second name of Mary Brinkley who married Johnathon and her two brothers names as well as names dates, and marriages of the whole family and about John 1856

This says "Our Father John Arledge born on Feb 11, 1856 departed this life Dec 25, 1937 being 81 years, 11 mo, and14 days old. He married Miss Kate Bishop to this union four children were born in which two survive, James Edward and Arthur. Later he married Miss E E Fax of Healdston to this union were born five children: one son Bernard, four daughters (Mrs J R Fairchild, Mrs Steve Vandzandt, Mrs H C Winkler, and Mrs H A Hughes of Sulphur OK). At the time of his death he was with his son Arthur of Courtney OK, where he had made his home for several years. He joined the Methodist Church some 40 years ago and was a member until death called him. Funeral services were conducted at the Rubottom Cemetery where his remains were laid to await the Resurrection Day. All is dark in our dwelling, lonely are our hearts today, for the one we loved so dearly has forever passed away.

The names of children are here until 1982

There is also a photo of Evelyn, her husband and father Arthur at the grave of Johnathon 1833

Date: Sat, 15 May 1999 14:14:20 -0500 (CDT)

From: (Joy Moore)

Pam, I just received a 1920 census from Oklahoma and it shows John Arledge age 60 no wife, and children Danie N, Bernard, Lilly M, Lucy E, Allie E, but what is interesting is that it states than John was born in Louisiana while BOTH his mother and father were born in Mississippi.

1920 U.S. Census • Oklahoma • Pittsburg • Ti • ED# 221

Arledge, John Head m.w. 60 rents widowed LA - MS - MS Farmer Home farm

Dana  N.  dau f.w.   14  OK - LA - TX
Bernie     son m.w.  12  OK - LA - TX
Lillie N.   dau f.w.      9  OK - LA - TX
Lucy  E.   dau f.w.      6  OK - LA - TX
Allie E.    dau f.w.      3  4/12  OK - LA - TX
 > 1930 U.S. Federal Census > Texas > Fannin > Precinct 1 > District 6

Arledge, John Head m.w. 76 Widowed LA First married at


Bernard  m.w.  son     21    Single         OK  LA    TN   no job
Lilly        f.w.    dau     20    Single         OK  LA    TN   farm


Allie        f.w.    dau     14    Single         OK  LA    TN  in school
Irene       f.w.    dau       9    Single         OK  LA    TN   in school
Nora       f.w.    dau       8    Single         OK  LA    TN   in school

The two listed in this census are daughters of James Edward Arledge and are really the grand daughters of John. They evidently came to live with him after their father remarried in 1929.

By 1937, John has come back to Love Co to live with son Arthur and is there at his death.

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John Arledge's Timeline

February 11, 1856
Rapides Parish, LA; parents born in MS (from 1920 Pittsburgh, OK census)
August 20, 1889
TX (listed in 1900 census)[1930 census says parents b MS MS]; Pittsburgh Co OK 1910 and 1920; 1930 HOH Garvin Co OK with new wife but no children--where are children?
April 6, 1891
Cornish, Healdton Twsp, OK (Indian Territory); lived in Ringling, Jefferson Co, OK; 1930 census Love Co OK
OK OK TN; lived in Fannin Co, TX
December 26, 1907
OK; by John's second wife; never married
OK; lived in Sulphur, OK; prob. born 20 Sept 1916