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Jesse Arnot
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1812
Monroe County
West Virginia, USA
Death: May 11, 1896
West Virginia, USA

Folk Figure, Businessman. He owned one of the best known livery and boarding stables in St. Louis. They had a fine line of carriages, coupes, barouches, buggies for use in weddings, balls, concerts, shopping, etc., but their speciality was funeral services. Being the only undertaker in the midwest who had a four-horse hearse, he took it to Springfield, Illinos for the funeral of President Abraham Lincoln. He knotted his reins so that he could drive the four horses with one hand, and he tied a similar knot in his tie; this knot is now known as the four-in-hand.

Jesse Arnot was the son of William Truesdale Arnot & Mary Garten. The family lived in Monroe Co. Virginia.

Jesse's grandparents were, Henry Arnot, Sr., a Revolutionary War Soldier, and Elizabeth (Truesdale) Arnot.

Elizabeth Mary Handley was Jesse's wife. They married in Monroe Co., Virginia.

Three daughters born to this marriage:

Mary (Alfred Bradford)
Margaret (Samuel Hendle)
Ann (Michael Murphy)

Jesse and his brother, Anderson Arnot, owned a livery business in St. Louis, Missouri.

Specializing in funerals, Jesse accepted the honor of burying President Abraham Lincoln.

Jesse Arnot died while visiting his sister in Monroe Co., West Virginia and was returned to St. Louis for burial.


Additional information by Irene (Rose) Warner. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Truesdale Arnott (1789 - 1863)
 
 Siblings:
  Jesse Arnot (1812 - 1896)
  Elisha Truesdale Arnott (1829 - 1910)*
  William Handley Arnott (1833 - 1907)*
  Rebecca E. Arnott Ballard (1839 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Sep 07, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5746376
Jesse Arnot
Added by: Irene (Rose) Warner
 
Jesse Arnot
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
Jesse Arnot
Added by: Irene (Rose) Warner
 
 
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 Added: Jan. 26, 2007
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