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William Arledge

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Randolph Co. NC (named in 1801 court order); migrated to Ohio c 1805: HOH 1820 (as ARLIGE), 1830 Highland Co OH (Liberty Twp)
Death: March 3, 1841 (62)
Highland Co. OH
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Arledge and Susannah Sullivan
Husband of Sarah [Sally] Bradley
Father of Sarah "Sally" Arledge; Jesse E. Arledge; Mary [Polly] Arledge; Riley Arledge; Isaac Arledge and 7 others
Brother of Isaac Arledge, II; Jesse Arledge; Mary Sarah Arledge; Mary/ Sarah Arledge and Sarah Arledge

Managed by: Pam Wilson
Last Updated:

About William Arledge

Notes from research files of Pam Wilson <wilsonpam@mindspring.com>:

William received the sum of one dollar from his father's will, filed August 1818 in Randolph County, North Carolina. He migrated to Ohio in 1805, and settled in Liberty Township, Highland County, where he farmed until his death.

Not listed in 1800 Randolph Co, NC census, nor was his father. Where were they? However, he is listed in this 1801 court order: May Term 1801 Randolph Co., NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions "Ordered that John Hudson be overseer of the Fayett Road from John Whites to the Cross Roads below Carter's Mill formerly called Barkers Mill & that John Carter, John Rains, Robert Rains Jur., James Rains,

John Hutson, William Arledge, John Hammer, John Smith, John Alred Jur., Eli Brewer, Adam Smith, John Spoon & David Spoon work on said Road." Also, there is a William Arlidge with no land, 1 white poll, in John Craven's list of taxables (1803, Randolph Co, NC). [from Nancy Martin's Randolph CO, NC research, July 1999]

Tacy Arledge, Laura Frankhauser and Virginia Stout, in "History and Descendants of Isaac Arledge" (1981) write, "Clement and Ann are believed to be the parents of Isaac Arledge, born about 1736 in NC. Isaac was married to a Susannah, named as his "true and loving wife" in his will, filed August 1818 in Randolph Co, NC. Isaac also named three sons--Jesse, William and Isaac... William set out for Highland County, Ohio where he lived the rest of his life."

From Connie Callaway:

William & Sarah Bradley Arledge:

Migrated to OH abt 1810.

1830 Census: OH, Highland Co, Liberty Twp Pg 008

Arledge William

1840 Census: OH, Highland Co, Liberty Twp Pg 121

Arledge, Cary

   1 male 10-15   1825-30   James Q.  1 female 10-15   1825-30 Melissa
   1 male 15-20   1820-25   Jesse       1 female 15-20   1820-25 Mary
   1 male 20-30   1810-20   Cary         1 female 20-30   1810-20 Sarah
 * 1 male 60-70   1770-80   William     1 female 30-40   1800-10 Sarah
 * 1 female 60-70   1770-80  Sarah

It appears that William Arledge & Sarah Bradley, his wife, are members of this household. William died in 1841 and in the 1850 Highland Co, OH census, Sarah is living with her daughter, Melissa J. Arledge Thompson in Paint Twp, Highland Co, OH. Cary married Sarah Horten / Horton in 1835...it's possible that the youngest male and female are their children, but who are the other males & females?

The following is from Arlene Arledge Gregory:

1841 Will of William Arledge, Highland County, Ohio

I, William Arledge of the County of Highland, in the State of Ohio, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and following that I say:

First, it is my will that my funeral expenses and all my debts be fully paid.

Second, I give and desire and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah the plantation on which we now reside, situated in said county of Highland on the waters of Clear Creek consisting of about 63 acres during her natural life. Also one brown Mare (called Fan) also one sorrel horse, also one black and white cow (called Bule) also one heifer three years old during her natural life as afore said. I also give and bequeath my beloved wife Sarah Arledge for the use of the family all the livestock: horses, cattle, sheep, and hogs by me now owned and kept on my now said farm. Also the household furniture and other items not particular named or otherwise disposed of in this will. She, however, first disposing of aforesaid and at the death of my said wife all the property hereby devised or bequeathed to her as aforesaid or so much thereof as my them remain unexpended shall then be sold and the proceeds of said sale shall be equally divided between my children to wit:

Nancy Arledge, William G. Arledge, Carey P. Arledge, Sarah Arledge, Jesse Arledge, Polly Arledge, Milissa Jane Arledge, and James ? Arledge

Third, I have previously give my eldest son William G. Arledge, one horse valued at thirty five dollars.

Fourth, I have previously give my second son Carey P. Arledge, one horse valued at twenty dollars.

Fifth. I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Arledge, one bed and bedding in addition to her above bequeath.

Sixth, I give and bequeath to my son Jesse Arledge, one black colt two years old in addition to the above bequeath.

Seventh, I give and bequeath to my daughter Polly Arledge, one bed and bedding in addition to her above bequeath.

Eighth, I give and bequeath to my daughter Melissa Jane Arledge, one bed and bedding in addition to her above bequeath.

Ninth, I have previously given my daughter Nancy Arledge, one bed and bedding in addition to her above bequeath.

And lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint my said wife, Sarah, and my said son William G. Arledge to be the executors for this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me made and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament, and declared by the above named William Arledge as and for his last will and testament made.

In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of February, 1841, A.D.

Signed and published and declared by the above named William Arledge as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request have signed as witnesses the same.

Witnesses: Lewis Brouse

Joseph Chaney William Arledge

Sureties: John Grady, Joseph Chaney

Appraisers: John Fenner, John Foster, Lewis Brouse

proven March 19, 1841


from Arlene Arledge Gregory:

William Arledge, from North Carolina, and his wife Sarah (Bradley) settled in Highland County very early in 1800s. His will was probated in 1841 in Hillsboro, Ohio. Their children were:

William G. Arledge, oldest son, married to Emeline Humphrey, October 27, 1842. She was probably from Kentucky.

Mary "Polly" Arledge to Abraham Taylor December 23, 1843

Jesse Arledge to Emily Taylor, November 23, 1854. She was born in 1833 and died in 1883. Jesse was born about 1813 or 1814. He was much older than she and is thought to have died about 10 years before she died.

Carey P. Arledge, married to Sarah Horton, July 2, 1835.

Sally Arledge, to Soloman Easter September 10, 1848 (Sarah or Polly) Some confusion here!!!

Melissa Jane Arledge to Samuel Thompson, December 10, 1848

James Q. (or R) Arledge to Mary F. Kennedy on May 15, 1855 or 1856

Nancy Edenfield dies October 27, 1871, in Hillsboro, Ohio; age 67.

Mary Taylor, wife of Abraham Taylor, died December 3, 1880 (Paint Twp.)

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William Arledge's Timeline

February 27, 1779
Randolph Co. NC (named in 1801 court order); migrated to Ohio c 1805: HOH 1820 (as ARLIGE), 1830 Highland Co OH (Liberty Twp)
May 22, 1803
Age 24
Randolph Co, NC
January 18, 1805
Age 25
Randolph Co. NC
August 12, 1807
Age 28
Randolph Co. NC
May 13, 1810
Age 31
Highland Co. OH
March 26, 1812
Age 33
Highland Co. OH
March 19, 1815
Age 36
Highland Co, OH; HOH 1850 Peoria Co IL (also 1855 state census); 1880 Oneco, Stephenson Co, IL
November 18, 1816
Age 37
Highland Co. OH; HOH 1840 census; (1846-56 in IL) 1855 state census in Shelby Co IL; HOH 1860 Morgan Co, MO
March 12, 1819
Age 40
Highland Co. OH