|Birth: ||Apr. 15, 1824|
|Death: ||Aug. 2, 1911|
1985 Ebenezer Cemetery Survey
2006 Ebenezer Cemetery Survey
See the 1985 survey pertaining to relationships.
Civil War Soldier:
Sergeant, Company H, Texas Terrell's Cavalry Regiment (37th Texas Cavalry Regiment).
James T Garnett
According to Texas and Texans, Volume 3, by Francis White Johnson, "JOHN R. ARNOLD. One of the native sons of Texas who has conferred honor and dignity upon the state of his birth is John R. Arnold, long a resident of Henderson. It may be said that the history of a state as well as that of a nation is chiefly the chronicle of the lives and deeds of its forceful men, and the world judges the character of a community by that of its representative citizens, and yields its tributes of admiration and respect for the genius, learning and labors of those whose works and actions constitute the record of the states prosperity and pride. In the legal profession, in the field of politics and in the circles of society, Mr. Arnold is esteemed for his ability and genuine worth, and it is therefore consistent that he be represented among the influential and prominent men of the Lone Star state.
Mr. Arnold represents a anti-bellum family of the state of Tennessee. His father was George M. Arnold, who was born in Alabama, April 15, 1824, educated sparingly, and was a son of William Arnold, a slave-owning planter who moved from Virginia to Lawrence District, South Carolina, and married Nancy Meredith, a granddaughter of one of the original Lawrences, after whom that district was named. William Arnold died near Miffin, Tennessee, about 1830. His children were John, who died in Tennessee, unmarried; Martin, who had a family and lived and died in Tennessee; Willis lived in Tennessee and died there; Meredith, who passed away in Smith county, Texas; James, who also died in Smith county; Permelia, who spent the latter part of her life in Texas, and first married a Mr. Carver, and second William Johnson, lived in Missouri during the period of the Civil war, where she lost her husband as a Union soldier; Nancy, who lived in Tennessee and married Thom M Lynch, now deceased; and George M.
George M. Arnold came to Texas in company with his brothers Meredith and James Arnold, in 1850, and settled about Old Canton, in Smith county. There he established himself permanently on a farm, which he tilled with his bondmen, and was placing himself in comfortable financial resources when the Civil war broke across the country in all its fury, the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Lincoln, and Mr. Arnold lost his few darkies and the greater part of his property. Like a true son of the Southland, he gave his allegiance to the Confederate cause, and went to the front as a Private in Captain Rucker's Company in John C. Robertson Texas Regiment. He saw active service in the Trans-Mississippi Department, taking part in the Mansfield campaign and participated in the engagements at Mansfield, Pleasant Hill and Yellow Bayou, and came out of the conflict in 1865 having never suffered either wound or capture by the enemy.
As a citizen, Mr. Arnold confined himself to his agricultural operations on the home farm. He was never an aspirant after political honors, his interest in public matters being confined to that taken by every good citizen in the welfare of his community. He manifested his religious conviction as a member of the Missionary Baptist church. For many years Mr. Arnold was interested in Masonry, and on a number of occasions was the master of his Blue Lodge, No. 98, at Canton, in which he had a wide circle of friends. He married Susan Douglas, a daughter of Noah Douglas, a Tennessee planter, and she passed away March 10, 1868, Mr. Arnold dying August 2, 1912. The children born to them were: Elisabeth, who died in Smith county as Mrs. George W. Gilliam; William Noah, who passed away here in July, 1912; John R., of this notice; Theodosia, who married Archibald Gilliam and died in Smith county, Texas; J. H., who is successfully engaged in farming and merchandising at Norfolk, Rusk county; Mitchim B., a prosperous agriculturist of Smith county, Texas; Perry, who died in childhood; and Joseph E., an abstractor and land man of Henderson, who is associated with his brother John R."
Nancy Meredith Arnold (1776 - 1856)
Maggie E Darnell Arnold (1851 - 1884)
Susan M Douglas Arnold (1834 - 1869)*
M Jane Mayfield Arnold (1849 - 1873)*
William N Arnold (1853 - 1911)*
Theodosia Arnold (1857 - 1895)*
Theodosia E. Arnold Gilliam (1857 - 1895)*
John R. Arnold (1858 - 1932)*
James H Arnold (1860 - 1943)*
Mitchum Burrel Arnold (1863 - 1945)*
Perry M Arnold (1866 - 1881)*
George M. Arnold (1872 - 1930)*
Mary Beulah Arnold Horton (1876 - 1954)*
Sallie T Arnold (1880 - 1950)*
Harvey H Arnold (1882 - 1897)*
Robert D Arnold (1884 - 1885)*
Permelia Arnold Carver Johnson (1810 - 1885)*
Henry Meredith Arnold (1817 - 1896)*
James Arnold (1819 - 1904)*
George M Arnold (1824 - 1911)
Created by: Robert Fowler
Record added: Aug 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40539695