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Moses Arledge

Birthplace: Fairfield, SC; 1792 tax list in Fairfield; HOH 1810, 1820 in Fairfield Co, SC
Death: 1828 (54-55)
lived in Fairfield and perhaps Kershaw Counties
Immediate Family:

Son of William Arledge and Mary Arledge
Husband of Huldah ???
Father of Samuel Arledge; Moses Arledge and William Arledge
Brother of Samuel Arledge; Ann "Nancy" Bell; Lydia Arledge; William Arledge, Jr.; Elijah Arledge and 1 other

Managed by: Pam Wilson (may be slow to respond)
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About Moses Arledge

Notes from Pam Wilson's Arledge Family History Project:

Not to be confused with the elder Moses Arledge, brother of William Sr. (and thus an uncle to this Moses), who died in 1790 and was married to Susannah, with no known children.

In the 1792 Fairfield Co SC tax list, Moses Arledge had more land than any other Arledge: 25 acres listed as 2nd quality and 425 listed as 3rd quality. [Chester Bulletin 9-1990 p. 82]

17 March 1799 Deed from William Arledge Sr. of Fairfield to William Arledge Junr. of Fairfield for 50 acres part of tract granted to Matthias Fellows 22 Nov 1771. Wit: Asa Bell, Moses Arledge, Elijah Arledge.

A Moses was listed as a head of household in the 1800 Fairfield County, SC, census, with one male and one female under 10, and one male and female 16-26. This would put his date of birth after 1774.

Listed in 1810 in Fairfield County: 183 ARLEDGE, Moses (21010-30010-00). Puts his birth range at 1765-1784, with a wife, 3 daughters (b. 1800-1810), one son b. bef 1800 and two b. 1800-1810.

In the 1820 Fairfield census, Moses was also listed (210001 23101).

Graham Louer wrote: "These three Moses (1800, 1810, 1820) seem to be the same person. The couple evidently had (at least) 5 sons and 6 daughters. Assuming all 3 are the same Moses, their ages can be narrowed down: both Moses and his wife were 16-25 in 1800 (thus born 1774-1784) and so in 1810 were both actually 26035; but, because they were 45+ in 1820, they must have been [just] 45 [at that time].... Thus , IF THE CENSUS IS CORRECT, both ... were born in 1774-1775. Assuming that Moses is of the Fairfield Arledge clan, he was therefore presumably on the 1790 Fairfield census in one of the Arledge households, conceivably as either under 16 or as 16 and up."

Graham uses a process of elimination to rule out Moses as the son of Moses, Isaac, Joseph, Amos and Clement. Therefore, he says, "This Moses was not, I think, in any of the enumerated Arledge households in 1790."

Also, I might add, I feel strongly that since the use of the Moses name began with Elizabeth Thomas [Arledge Fellows], that this Moses is surely a grandson of Elizabeth. This would lead us to look at known sons Moses and Isaac, and presumed sons John and William. This elder Moses seemes to have died childless in 1791, and children of his brother Isaac are not definitively known except for his foster daughter Harriet. John raised a large family in Edgefield Co, SC. William is the most likely choice.

Graham Louer notes that a Moses Arledge is listed on the 1792 Fairfield Co, Tax Roll, with 25 A of second quality land and 425 A of 3rd quality land. He would seem to be very young to have this much land, unless inherited.

He lived in the same community with the wealthy Peay family as well as the Starkes

20 April 1798, Fairfield Co, SC: buyer at estate sale of Henry Rugely. Buyers included Thomas Stark, Senr., Reuben Stark, THomas Meredith, Zachariah Cantey, Samuel McKinney, John Mosely, Abnor Smith, Saml Stark, MOSES ALDRIGE, Mrs. Stark, Austin Peay, Thomas Starke. Rec. 24 July 1798.

1804 deed naming Moses Arledge: "ROBERT SHIRLEY, (of #l) b. ca. 1736 Va., possibly in Northumberland Co. Va. He settled with his parents in Berkley Co. S.C. and the same day, 11 Aug. 1768, obtained a grant of 300 a. on Beaverdam, a branch of Stephens Creek. (Stephens Creek was in what is now Edgefield Co. S.C.) He apparently was the eldest and inherited the ancestral home in Laurens Co. S.C. He, with his wife Jane, his mother Mary, sold 350 a. of the original grant on 10 Jan. 1775, and on 5 Oct. 1811, Robert Shirley of Fairfield Co. sold 150 a. to Robert Shirley, son of John Shirley of Laurens Co., same described land on Raburn Cr. wit. Elijah and John Shirley. In 1790 the family lived in Fairfield Co. S.C., two sons u/16. On 2 Apr. 1804 Robert Shirley and wife, Jane, of Fairfield Co. sold to Robert Henson 60 a. it being part of original grant for 520 a. to Robert Shirley. (this is the 520 a. purchased 6 Feb. 1792) adj. Robt. Shirley, Grey Briggs, John Henson, Austin Peay, wit., John King, Jr., Moses Arledge. In Sep. 29 1804 land to John Pickett, balance of 520 a. except what was sold to Robert Henson and what was sold to David M. Washington. He continued to live there in 1811 but no will or estate set. found in Fairfield Co. for him, ref. Laurens Co. deed bk. C p. 53, bk. 1 p. 253, Fairfield Co. deed bk. O p. 434, bk P pO 171." (from Eight Southern Families. ETHEL SPEER UPDIKE. 1969)

18 Dec 1818: Moses sells land on Dutchman's Creek (30 A) to William A.A. Bellon. Wit: William McGill, Austin Peay. Statement follows by "Haldy Arledge the wife of the within named Moses Arledge" relinquishing her rights of dower in the property, dated 28 Dec 1818 signed by Abner Ross and Haldy X (her mark) Arledge. Recorded 10 Aug 1819.

1820-1828: involved in a Fairfield court case, an extended legal case of John Woodward vs Moses Arledge (Fairfield County), in which Moses is described as an aged man, 55 years old: "the said Moses is now advanced in life and has no visible property known to your Orator of any value save the land lived on by the Sheriff aforesaid." Names Samuel as the son of Moses, and says Moses has seven children. Case: Winnsboro Bill 7, 1828: MOSES ARLEDGE, SAMUEL ARLEDGE, William Strother and John Buchanan VS. THomas McCullough.

In 1820 Fairfield County census, there is a listing for a Moses ALDRIDGE on p. 156 (210001-23101) and two listings for Samuel ALDRIDGEs, one on p. 152 (000100-20100) and one on p. 157 (220011-00001).

In 1829 Fairfield County census, Huldy Arledge is listed with one in household.

Moses was not listed in Fairfield County in the 1830 census, but a MOSES ARLEDGE was listed in Kershaw County (along with MARY ARLEDGE) [001 Moses Arledge 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 // 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0// No slaves] and then again in Fairfield in 1850. This is likely to be Huldah (aged 50-60) with a son (aged 20-30).

By this I presume that Moses died between 1828-1829.

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Moses Arledge's Timeline

Fairfield, SC; 1792 tax list in Fairfield; HOH 1810, 1820 in Fairfield Co, SC
Fairfield County, South Carolina, United States
living with mother in 1830 census in Kershaw as HOH
SC; moved to GA by 1841 then to AL between 1843-45; HOH 1850 Tallapoosa Co, AL as ALDRAGG(E); HOH 1860 Coosa CO AL Census as ARLDRIDGE; 1870 Socapatoy, Coosa Co, AL as AULDRIDGE; 1880 Coosa Co AL (Mt. Olive) as ALDRIGE
Age 55
lived in Fairfield and perhaps Kershaw Counties