John Pinckney Arledge

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John Pinckney Arledge

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 22, 1929 (77)
Polk, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Columbus, Polk, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Greenberry Arledge and Sarah Holbert
Husband of Lizzie Ann Rucker and Mary (Mrs.) Snyder
Father of Mossie Bostic; William Berry "Willie B" Arledge; James Walker Arledge; Isaac Curtis Arledge; Nannie Sue (Evie) Arledge and 6 others
Brother of Grayson Arledge and Isaac "Berry" Arledge
Half brother of Sarah Ann "Sallie" Justice and Mary Ellen Arledge

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About John Pinckney Arledge

Served 28 years as Polk County's Clerk of Superior Court. He and Lizzie Ann were also proprietors of the Boxwood Inn in Columbus, NC, later known as the Columbus Hotel.

1910 Polk Co census gives JP's occupation as Farmer of home farm, and Lizzie's as Keeper of Borders. The two borders at that time were attorney James E. Shipman (later to marry daughter Sallie), and Hercules L. Moontz, a schoolteacher.

1910 Polk Co census Columbus Town:

Arledge John P. 56 NC NC NC Farmer, home firm

Lizzie 49 had 11 children, 10 living; NC NC NC Keeper of boarders

Minnie L. 23 School Teacher

Sallie B. 19

Yates A. 17

Roone 15

Ray 13

Shipman James E. 38 NC NC NC boarder Lawyer

Moontz Hercules L. 25 NC NC NC boarder School Teacher

After Lizzie Ann died in 1914, JP was listed in the 1920 census of Columbus, Polk Co, NC (age 67) living with daughter Minnie, son Roone, and boarders Fre W. Blinton (age 23, b. NC) and Mary Tailor (29, b. OH).

Later that year (1920), J. P. moved with several of his grown sons to settle in the Mills River section of Henderson County, NC, to farm. There he remarried in 1925 to a Mrs. Mary Snyder of Fletcher, known as Mother Mary to his grandchildren. They lived on 7th Ave East in Hendersonville when he died in 1929 of Prostate Cancer.

J. P. died at the home of daughter Sallie Shipman. Buried in Columbus Baptist Church, Polk County, alongside Lizzie Ann.

Three of his sons and one son-in-law were attorneys, one son followed his role as Clerk of Polk County Superior Court, and one son was City Clerk and Tax Collector for Hendersonville, NC. Served 28 years as Polk County's Clerk of Court, being elected clerk of the Superior Court of the County in 1886 and again in 1910.

Listed as one of the four original commissioners of the town of Mills Spring upon its charter. Also a merchant and mill owner, in addition to serving as Clerk of Court.

[NOTE: Couldn't find them on 1920 Polk Co census. Was this when they were in Mills River??? Need to look in Henderson County.]

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John Pinckney Arledge's Timeline

June 19, 1852
Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
November 25, 1878
Age 26
Mill Springs, Polk County, NC
August 15, 1880
Age 28
Mill Springs, Polk Co, NC; HOH 1920 Polk Co NC census; HOH 1930 Hendersonville, Henderson Co, NC, farmer
February 21, 1882
Age 29
Mill Springs, Polk Co, NC; HOH 1910, 1920 Polk Co NC census
May 30, 1883
Age 30
[or 1882] Mill Springs, Polk Co, NC; lived in NE & PA for a few years (listed in 1914 Omaha City Directory as Dean, Creighton College of Pharmacy, res 4242 Wirt); 1930 HOH Henderson Co, NC; attorney
May 12, 1885
Age 32
Mill Springs, Polk Co, NC; never married; living with father in 1920 census (age given as 30); 1930 census boarder w/ Robert F. McFarland family in Columbus, Polk Co, NC on Peak St.; bookkeeper
Age 32
April 28, 1889
Age 36
Polk, North Carolina, United States
March 6, 1891
Age 38
Columbus, Polk Co, NC