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Moses Eligah Arledge

Birthplace: GA [death certificate says b. 13 Oct 1870];TN TN/SC SC (1900); coal miner ("Ore Man"); HOH 1900 Marion CO, TN; parents born SC; 1910 HOH Etowah Co AL (says born GA) ; HOH 1920 Etowah Co, AL; later lived in Bessemer, AL; HOH 1930 Bessemer, Jefferson Co, A
Death: Died in Bessemer, Jefferson Co, AL of a heart attack; death certif says buried Valhalla Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson Co, AL
Immediate Family:

Son of James Arledge and Sarah ???
Husband of Melissa Jane Adkin
Father of Hubert Lee Arledge; George Washington Arledge; Robert E. "Bob" Arledge; Marshall Wilbert Arledge; Mamie R. Arledge and 2 others
Brother of Beard Lafayette (B. L.) Arledge; William Charles Arledge; William Arledge; Samuel C. Arledge and Tennessee Jane Arledge

Managed by: Pam Wilson
Last Updated:

About Moses Eligah Arledge

1940 United States Federal Census

Name: Mose Eliza Arledge

  • Age: 86
  • Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: White
  • Birthplace: Georgia
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Relation to Head of House: Head
  • Home in 1940: Jefferson, Alabama
  • House Number: Rt 3
  • Farm: No
  • Inferred Residence in 1935: Jefferson, Alabama
  • Residence in 1935: Same Place
  • Resident on farm in 1935: No
  • Sheet Number: 16B
  • Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 207
  • Rent/home value: Own $900
  • Occupation:
  • Education: 5th gr
  • Employment status: not
  • Neighbors:
  • Household Members:Name Age
  • Mose Eliza Arledge 86
  • Sarah Melissa Jane Arledge 68
  • Marshel Willet Arledge 33
  • Browny Arledge 21
  • Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: , Jefferson, Alabama; Roll: T627_42; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 37-20.


From Pam Wilson's Arledge Family History Project:

(most of this research was done by Sandra Turner)

1900 Marion Co, TN census:

  1. 324-328 coal miner

Arledge, Mose E. (H) Oct 1854 54 (M) 2yrs TN-SC-SC

            Melissie  (W)         Jan 1863     27  (M)2yrs.     1 child/1living TN-TN-TN
            H. L.        (S)          Apr 1899      1   TN

1920 Etowah Co, AL, Reese Twp

Arledge, Bradley head 24 AL TN AL

Jewel wife 21 AL GA AL

Bradley, Amos J. boarder 78 single AL AL AL

1920 Etowah Co, AL Reese Twp

80/82 Arledge William 29 TN TN TN

Ardell 22 AL AL AL

82/82 Arledge, Mose E 64 TN TN TN Laborer oremines

Malissie 48 TN TN TN none

Herbert L 21 TN engineer oremines

George W 16 TN driver oremines

Robert 15 TN

Marshall W 13 AL

Mamie 11 AL

Hallie 4 or 7? AL

Brownie 1 AL

66/68 Arledge, Oscar B. 25 or 28 AL TN AL

Lena 21 GA GA GA

Leroy son 6 AL

Gretna L. dau 4 AL

Arlouis B. son 1 AL

1930 Census: Jefferson Co, AL

Dear Pam,

Found Mose and Mallissie in the 1930 census, Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama, District 119, Page 14. It lists his dad-NO NAME-as being from Germany, location unknown and his Mother as being from Scotland. Not much, but something.


Sandra Arledge Turner


       Sun, 3 Sep 2000 16:29:04 -0700
       "Smokinmike" <>

I have some notes taken from an interview with Cora Allen Arledge in 1965. She had mentioned that Moses Arledge (she did not know the middle initial was "E." , and I don't know what is stands for), was an "Ore-Man". Several of the Arledges in the Hubert Lee Arledge line worked in ore mining in the north east Alabama area.

Though memories do get fuzzy, Moses and Molessa were her grandparents, and she would have known them.

She noted at the time of the interview that Moses Arledge died in about 1946 in Bessemer, AL (Jefferson

county). of a heart attack. This information seems to conflict with the dates shown on the Rootsweb for Moses.

She also noted that "Molessa" (or Malissa) had also died in the "1940's of old age" I did not see any death date for "Molessa" on the Rootsweb.

I suspect that both of them are buried in the Crudup (now Rainbow City) in Etowah county AL. Maybe you are able to better confirm the dates. Even better, Sandra Arledge Turner may very well know where their grave sites are and could read the dates off the tombstones.

My mom (Cora Allen Arledge) had also mentioned that Moses and Molessa had "lived in Tennessee,

Bessemer (AL), and Attalia (AL)".

Somewhat off the wall, on the 1965 notes there is also a side note next to Moses' name simply stating "had folks in Germany". This does not seem to fit with other information on the web. I wonder if this is possibly a reference to Moses' mother "Mary or Molly" or his grandmother "Huldah" (as noted on Rootsweb).

I am curious about some of the abbreviations I see in the Rootsweb listing below. Do you know what the

abbreviations "HOH" and "AFT" stand for?

Subject: Mose Arledge

Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 23:54:30 -0500

From: "Larry/Sandra Turner" <>

To: "Pam Wilson" <>


You do not have to respond to this. I think part of our problem is

with the census takers.

1900 Mose Tenn, F/ Tenn. then it looks like he may have been corrected

and wrote South Carolina above it.

                         M/ South Carolina

1910 Mose B-Georgia F-Germany M-Scotland

1920 Mose B-Tenn F-Tenn M-Tenn

My Mom said many times over the years that granpa Mose was part German. I am thinking we will have to make good guesses-because the census takers just made mistakes.


Sandra Arledge Turner

More from Sandra:

Received this bit of information: Marion County, Tennessee, census records listed Moses E. born October 1854, married two years. He was born in TN, his father in South Carolina mother in South Carolina, wife, Mallissie born Jan 1863, age 27, born TN, father and mother TN. They are listed in the 15th. district which borders Franklin County, Tenn. and Jackson County, Alabama. The Arledge name is also listed as Ollage in 1870 and 1880.

Their marriage is not listed or the gentlemen could not find it, but there is a mention of their marriage in the Sequatchie Valley News, June 6, 1898. Mose Arledge married Miss Lizzie Aikin on May 30, 1898. This must be where Mallissie, also could be an

Elizabeth as well as Mallissie came in.

Chattanooga Times, 2-25-1924, B. L. listed as Mose as his brother from Gadsden, Alabama

M. E. Arledge, listed on 1891 - Tennessee Voters List.

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Moses Eligah Arledge's Timeline

October 13, 1854
GA [death certificate says b. 13 Oct 1870];TN TN/SC SC (1900); coal miner ("Ore Man"); HOH 1900 Marion CO, TN; parents born SC; 1910 HOH Etowah Co AL (says born GA) ; HOH 1920 Etowah Co, AL; later lived in Bessemer, AL; HOH 1930 Bessemer, Jefferson Co, A
April 27, 1899
Age 44
TN TN TN; Monteagle, Marion Co, TN; lived in Attalla, AL; HOH 1930 Etowah Co, AL
October 21, 1901
Age 47
TN [parents GA and TN]; prob. Marion Co, TN; SS# issued in Alabama; HOH 1930 Bessemer, Jefferson Co, AL Foreman at Ore Mine
Age 49
prob. Marion Co, TN; living with parents in Jefferson Co, AL in 1930 census
September 2, 1906
Age 51
prob. Etowah Co, AL; SS# issued in AL; lived in Bessemer, AL
November 15, 1908
Age 54
prob. Etowah Co, AL; lived in Bessemer, AL
April 12, 1914
Age 59
St. Clair, AL; lived in Bessemer, AL; info on descendants from Ken Thomas <>
June 9, 1918
Age 63
prob. Etowah Co, AL; SS# issued in AL; USMC Sgt in the Lt AA of the 122th AA Battalion of the Marines in 1944.
November 20, 1945
Age 91
Bessemer, Jefferson Co, AL of a heart attack; death certif says buried Valhalla Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson Co, AL