Tillman F. Arledge

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Tillman F. Arledge

Birthplace: SC; to Franklin Co, TN, HOH in 1850/1860 (slave schedule)/1870 Franklin Co TN census
Death: June 19, 1880 (62)
Franklin Co, TN; Bur. Winchester City Cemetery
Immediate Family:

Son of Clement Arledge and Martha Ann Ginn
Husband of Ellen Mason and Martha Green
Father of Elizabeth "Bettie" Arledge; Ida B. Arledge; Joseph Tilman Arledge; Mary G. Arledge; Julia Arledge and 3 others
Brother of Josiah Arledge; Julia Ann Arledge; Happy Arledge; Mary D. Nancy Arledge; Clement (Capt.) Arledge and 3 others

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About Tillman F. Arledge

N.O. Crescent 13 Apr 1854 Mrs. Tilman Arledge of Winchester TN burnt to death.

Home Journal (Winch TN) 10 May 1856 Tilman Arledge in Franklin Co Agric & Mech. Soc

Fayetteville (TN) Observer 25 Jun 1863 Tilman Arledge one of three men in Winchester helping to bring in salt supplies since it is scarce; selling at cost and with no profit

Tennessean (Nville) 31 May 1867 Mass mtg of Franklin Co citizens against Brownlow's Militia, Jesse & Tilmon Arledge among those recommended to unite against them

Background: Brownlow, a Whig (Unionist) governor during Reconstruction, "dispatched agents throughout Tennessee to start confiscating property from former Confederates and those who might have been southern sympathizers, but turned on the Union when they refused to reimburse him for the loss of property taxes he incurred for confiscating the properties.

"While President Johnson fought bitterly with Congress to kill the Reconstruction Acts, Brownlow actively lobbied for them and, when the Congress went against Johnson and passed them, it handed Tennessee’s appointed Governor the ultimate tool for his revenge.

"Although the state was under military rule, Brownlow’s hand-picked Tennessee Legislature still had to give the appearance of approving the Reconstruction Acts in order to avoid Union enforcement. The representatives, however, outright refused to do so. Seizing property without due process was unconstitutional and the representatives refused to give Brownlow such a tool to use indiscriminately. Brownlow was furious with them and sent the State militia out at midnight to round them up and bring the representatives at gun point to the Capitol building.

"Brownlow ordered them to call themselves to order and pass the Reconstruction bill. Angered and upset at being herded like a bunch of prisoners into the Capitol – they defiantly refused to pass any illegal statutes that seized property without due process. Brownlow turned furious and openly ordered the militia to fire on the representatives. After the soldiers fired a few rounds at the group, the legislature, in fear for its collective lives, passed the Reconstruction Act and began one of the darkest eras of Tennessee history." [http://www.tennesseehistory.com/class/Hatedman.htm]

Home Journal (Winch TN) 3 Feb 1870 Tilman Arledge fitting up a neat house on Pennsylvania Avenue but needs a lady.

Home Journal (Winch TN) 10 Aug 1871 Tax had indeed been paid on brandy for which Tilman Arledge had been arrested

Home Journal (Winch TN) 5 Oct 1871 Tilman Arledge candidate for sheriff

Home Journal (Winch TN) 1 Feb 1877 fire at jail in Constable Tilman Arledge's room

Home Journal (Winch TN) 24 Jan 1878 Tillman Arledge stabs C Cook, flees

The home journal - June 24 1880

Mr. Tillman Arledge died at the residence of his son, Mr. Thomas Arledge; in this place, about 2 o'clock last Saturday morning, and his remains were interred in the Winchester Cemetery at 5.5. p. m. the same day. In addition to the immediate members of his family and other relatives, a large number of citizens were present at the funeral services, which were conducted at the grave by Rev. A. R. Faris, pastor of the M. E. Church. The deceased was about 62 yrs old, and leaves four daughters, three sons, and a large number of other relatives, together with a host of friends, to mourn his loss.

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Tillman F. Arledge's Timeline

February 20, 1818
SC; to Franklin Co, TN, HOH in 1850/1860 (slave schedule)/1870 Franklin Co TN census
October 8, 1848
[1849 in 1900 census] AR or TN TN TN; HOH 1870 & 1880 in Franklin CO, TN; 1900 in Hamilton CO, TN living w/ group of city firemen & also separately with his family (as watchman)
February 1851
TN; living in Trinity Co TX in 1870, a student
September 8, 1853
Franklin Co, TN; had 5 sons and 2 daughters (acc. to above-mentioned article in Historical Journal)
[6/1863 per 1900 census; but an Elizabeth in listed as age 3 in 1860 census] Franklin Co. TN;
April 19, 1860
Franklin Co, TN; attended Carrick Academy (Winchester) in 1876-7; occupation listed as "Watchman" in 1880 census