About William C. Arledge
From the files of Pam Wilson's Arledge Family History Project:
(Most of this research was carried out by Joy Moore)
Isom ARLAGE and ENOS GOFF "of Claiborne Louisiana" acquired from the Ouachita, LA, Land Office on 2 August 1837 as tenants-in-common: fractional Section 17, Township 15, Range 13 East, 174.48 acres. Also on 2 August the two men acquired the NW corner of section 9 in Twp 17 of Range 5 West, 161.93 acres.
The same day, 2 August 1837, ISAAC ARLEDGE and WILLIAM ARLEDGE "of Claiborne Louisiana" acquired from Ouachita Land Office as tenants-in-common the SE quarter of section 4 in Twp 17 of Range 5 West, 156.57 acres. The same day ISAAC and WILLIAM also received fractional section 6 in Twp 15 of Range 13 East 164.68 acres (this grant later cancelled since the tract was selected for seminary purposes "previous to location of this floating Pre-Claim; Money ordered to be refunded" signed 7 April 1838).
Joy Moore wrote 28 May 1999: "I received the information on Isaac and William Arledge in Bienville
from NARA today. It does not tell us who they are. Isaac made his mark and William signed his name. In the questions for the land of Isaac and William of Bienville It asks if they lived on the land in 1833 and
the answer was Yes, and then they had statements of two other men that they lived on the land and had cultivated two acres and built a house. One of the men was Thompson King and the other was George Bush. It ties the Arledges in Ouachita with the ones in Bienville."
Re Land Patents # 2165 & 2166 that were given to Isaac and William in July of 1834 # 2166 was set aside for Seminary purposes on July 3, 1835 and the money returned on Aug 2 1837 Recorded Vol 5 page 331
Receipt of Isaac and Willam Arledge of Claiborne Land the sum of $205.645 in full payment of section numbered 6 in Township # 15 of Range 13 East contriving 164 acres at the rate of $ l.25 per acre This land patent was canceled in Aug of 1837 and the money returned Land Patent 2165 issued to Isaac and William Arledge on August 18th, 1835 was granted and paid for in the amount of $ 195.71 for 156 Acres South East Quarter of section # 4 township# 17 and range # 5 It was signed by William Arledge and Isaac Arledge and Jno M A Hamblen, Register on Aug 19, 1834
Each Patent was accompanied by statement that was made by both individuals The questions were the same to each and the answers were the same. They went as follows:
State of Louisiana, Parish of Ouachita
Before me the undersigned justice of the peace in and for the parish and state aforesaid and in the presence of the Registar and Receiver of the land office of this place personally appeared Isaac Arledge (William Arledge) who answered under oath the following questions proposed to him before the Register and Receiver relative to his right of presumption under the act of Congress passed and approved on the 19 th day of June AD 1834 "To Wit"
QUESTION # 1 Did you cultivate in lot or fractional section "vez" south east quarter of section number 4 township number 17 of Range Five west in the year AD 1833
QUESTION 2 What is the nature and extent of your improvement?
Answer About two acres in cultivation with a Dwelling house and other buildings
QUESTION 3 Were you living on the said quarter section on the first day of January and on the 19 th day of June AD 1834 and are you living there still?
Answer I was living on the said land during the dates above and am living there still
QUESTION 4 Does an other person cultivate on said quarter section with you?
Answer Yes William Arledge (Isaac Arledge)
QUESTION 5 Is William Arledge (Isaac Arledge) interest seperate and Distinct from yours
QUESTION 6 Are there any other persons entitled to the right of presumption under any of the acts of Congress passed in the years 1814, 1830, and 1832 on said land
Answer None (Except to William Arledge, Isaac Arledge) to my knowledge
Monrow (Monroe) 17 th of August 1835
Isaac (X) Arledge (his mark
William Arledge (his signature)
Sworn to and subscribed before me
John S Faulk Justice of the peace
Signed Jno M A Hamblen Register
Ran. Eastin, Receiver
There were two other papers sworn to by Thompson King and Geo Bush that stated basically the same thing as above. There was also a note that the money was drawn from the City Bank of New Orleans in the sum of $ 100 and of the Machanign & Trader bank of N O in the sum of $100 and specie of $ 5.85.
The George Bush who signed this paper was the same who married Patsey
Arledge, daughter of Joseph Arledge in Ouachita Parish on Sept 7 1817
County: Concordia Parish
Township: Western District
Record Type: Slave Schedule
Database: LA 1850 Slave Schedule
Index A-L, 1808-1855, Natchitoches Parish LA:
William C. Arledge to Duplenix Bros 5 Oct 1852 Bk 29 p 359 sold cotton crop
1857 WM Arledge and Eliza Murphy (widow) vol 1 p 62 by John Waddell
William C. Arledge's Timeline
prob. MS; Settled in Ouachita/Claiborne Parish LA by 1833; 1852 deed (Oct 5) Natchitoches Par, LA Bk 29 p 359
Thomas Paton Aldridge was witness at wedding
LA; Served in 27th Regt, Louisiana Inf Co K (ARLEDG); Confederate Pension Application in Louisiana (LA), of Natchitoches
Natchitoches Parish, LA