|Birth: ||Feb. 23, 1833|
|Death: ||Nov. 1, 1913|
David Arrant Jr. had the following siblings:
Peter b. ~1826 GA
Emeline b. ~1829 AL
John b. ~1831 AL
Ransom b. 7 Apr 1835 AL
Mary Ann b. 1837/1838 MS
Parelia A. b. ~1841 MS
Hansford b. 1841/1842 MS
S[ar]a Jane b. ~1844 MS
Mary Margaret b. 16 Jul 1847 MS
Mississippi, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1805-1890
Name: David Arrant
State: MS County: Clarke County Township: No Township Listed
Year: 1845 Database: MS 1845 State Census Index
Louisiana Census, 1810-90 Record
Name: DAVID ARRANT
State: LA County: Ouachita Parish Township: Ward 2 & 9 Year: 1850
Record Type: Slave Schedule Page: 473 Database: LA 1850 Slave Schedule
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: David Arrant Jr.
Side: Confederate Regiment State/Origin: Louisiana Regiment Name: 31 Louisiana Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 31st Regiment, Louisiana Infantry Company: K
Rank In: Private Rank Out: Private Film Number: M378 roll 1
Confederate Research Sources, Volume 1, page 79
Arrant, David, Jr.,Pvt. Co. K. 31st La. Infty. En. Monroe, La., April 14th, 1862. Present on All Rolls to Feb., 1863. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War Captured and Paroled Vicksburg, Miss., July 4th, 1863. Reported in Camp for Exchange at Vienna, La., March 29th, 1864. Paroled at Monroe, La., June 9th, 1865.
Company K 31st Louisiana Infantry Confederate States of America
VPL = Vicksburg Parole List
ABB = Andrew Booth's Book VCB
Arant, H. VPL
Arrant, John VPL
Arrant, David Jr. VPL
Arrant, Ransom ABB
National Park Service Information:
CONFEDERATE LOUISIANA TROOPS
David Arrant Jr. and his brothers (Hansford, John, Peter, and Ransom) served in this Unit.
George W. Hicks
31st Regiment, Louisiana Infantry
31st Infantry Regiment [including Morrison's 6th Louisiana Infantry Battalion] was organized at Vicksburg, Mississippi, during the early summer of 1862. Assigned to General Baldwin's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, the unit lost 9 killed and 16 wounded at Chickasaw Bluff and was captured defending Vicksburg . After being exchanged, it was placed in A. Thomas' Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and fought in various conflicts in Louisiana. During the spring of 1865 it disbanded. The field officers were Colonel Charles H. Morrison, Lieutenant Colonel Sidney H.. Griffin, and Majors James W. Draughon and Thomas C. Humble.
Other Names: Chickasaw Bluffs, Walnut Hills
Location: Warren County
Campaign: Operations against Vicksburg (1862-1863)
Dates: December 26-29, 1862
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman [US]; Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton [CS]
Forces Engaged: Right Wing, XIII Army Corps [US]; Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 1,983 total (US 1,776; CS 207)
Description: On December 26, 1862, three Union divisions, under Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, disembarked at Johnson's Plantation on the Yazoo River to approach the Vicksburg defenses from the northeast while a fourth landed farther upstream on the 27th. On the 27th, the Federals pushed their lines forward through the swamps toward Walnut Hills, which were strongly defended. On the 28th, several futile attempts were made to get around these defenses. On December 29, Sherman ordered a frontal assault which was repulsed with heavy casualties. Sherman then withdrew. This Confederate victory frustrated Grant's attempts to take Vicksburg by direct approach.
Result(s): Confederate victory
CWSAC Reference #: MS003
Preservation Priority: I.3 (Class B)
Location: Warren County
Campaign: Grant's Operations against Vicksburg (1863)
Date(s): May 18-July 4, 1863
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant [US]; Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton [CS]
Forces Engaged: Army of the Tennessee [US]; Army of Vicksburg [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 19,233 total (US 10,142; CS 9,091)
Description: In May and June of 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's armies converged on Vicksburg, investing the city and entrapping a Confederate army under Lt. Gen. John Pemberton. On July 4, Vicksburg surrendered after prolonged siege operations. This was the culmination of one of the most brilliant military campaigns of the war. With the loss of Pemberton's army and this vital stronghold on the Mississippi, the Confederacy was effectively split in half. Grant's successes in the West boosted his reputation, leading ultimately to his appointment as General-in-Chief of the Union armies.
Result(s): Union victory
CWSAC Reference #: MS011
Preservation Priority: I.2 (Class A)
National Park Unit: Vicksburg NMP
His daughter, Bertha Arrant's story: David was a POW at Vicksburg for a couple of years and at the end of the war paid someone $5 to row him across the Mississippi River in a pig watering trough and vowed to never again leave Louisiana.
A family story: David, Jr. was a blacksmith and a metal shaving pierced his eye. Many have believed the wound was recieved during the Civil War, but by all accounts he did not leave the war with a wound. He lost the sight in the eye and also had to live with the facial scar it left. Everyone said he was one ugly looking man but all agreed he had the best nature. The lead from the scrape metal was not removed. It was many years later when the fragment finally worked its way to the surface of his skin and it could be removed.
[see General Index to Conveyances 1839 - 1927, Union Parish Court House, Farmerville, Louisiana: File No. 418-5, Book 5, Pages 484-6 Deed Land] 1881
John Steel to Deed land with Mortgage returned David Arrant
State of Louisiana, Parish of Union
1. E half of NE quarter, and NW quarter of NE quarter, and SW quarter of NE quarter of Section Eight (8)
2. SW quarter of NW quarter and NW quarter of NW quarter and NE quarter of NW quarter of Section Nine (9)
all in Township twenty One (21) North of Range One (1) East containing 280 acres more or less
His great-grandson, Carnie Caples, stated that David Jr's. funeral was the first one he was permitted to attend at the age of five, he can till remember it 65 years later (2002).
1. 1830 United States Census - Head of Household: Arrant, David Sr., Lowndes County, Alabama.
Name: David Arrant
Home in 1830: Lowndes, Alabama
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 5."
Census Place: , Lowndes, Alabama; Page: 275; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 3; Family History Film: 0002330.
2. 1840 United States Census - Head of Household: Arrant, David Sr.
"Name: David Arrant
Home in 1840: Clarke, Mississippi
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 8
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total Slaves: 1
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 11."
Census Place: , Clarke, Mississippi; Roll: 213; Page: 131; Image: 267; Family History Library Film: 0014840.
3. 1850 United States Census - Head of Household: Arrant, David Sr., Ward 9, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana recorded on October 22 1850; Page 255A (509), .
"Dwelling 276, Family 386
LINE NAME AGE SEX OCCUPATION VALUE BIRTH
31 David Arrant 50 M Farmer 900 Georgia
32 Mary Arrant 45 F Georgia
33 Peter Arrant 24 M Farmer Georgia
34 Emiline Arrant 21 F Alabama
35 John Arrant 18 M Farmer Alabama
36 David Arrant Jr. 16 M Farmer Alabama
37 Ransom Arrant 14 M Alabama
38 Mary Arrant 12 F Mississippi
39 Handford Arrant 8 M Mississippi
40 Parmaline Arrant 6 F Mississippi
41 Margeret Arrant 3 F Mississippi.".
4. 1870 United States Census - Head of Household: Arrant, David Jr., Page 13, Ward 6, Forksville Post Office, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
"Enumerated on August 3, 1870
Dwelling 99/Family 99
19 Arrant, David 37 M W Farmer 700/500 AL
20 Arrant, Columbia 25 F W Keeping House LA
21 Arrant, Davis 8 M W LA
22 Arrant, Presley 3 M W LA
23 Arrant, Redick 1 M W LA
24 Hogan, Benjn 19 M W Dom Servt LA.".
5. 1880 United States Census - Head of Household: Arrant, David Jr., District 65, 7th Ward, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana; NA Film Number T9-0465, Page Number 144C.
"Dwelling 131/Family 136
Name Relation Marital Gender Race Age Birth Occupation Father Mother
24 David ARRANT Self M Male W 47 AL Farmer -- ---
25 Columbia F ARRANT Wife M Female W 35 LA Keeping House SC ---
26 Jeff Davis ARRANT Son S Male W 18 LA Farm Laborer AL LA
27 Presley ARRANT Son S Male W 13 LA Farm Laborer AL LA
28 Reddick ARRANT Son S Male W 11 LA Farm Laborer AL LA
29 Gertrude ARRANT Dau S Female W 9 LA AL LA
30 Dicey Z ARRANT Dau S Female W 7 LA AL LA
31 John ARRANT Son S Male W 5 LA AL LA
32 Emily A ARRANT Dau S Female W 1 LA AL LA
[They live five households from Dicey Landrum].".
6. 1900 United States Census - Head of Household: Arrant, David Jr., District 98, Police Jury Ward 2, Richland Parish, Louisiana.
"Dwelling 199/Family 199
34 Arrant, David Head W M Feby 1833 67 Md44 AL GA GA Farmer
35 Arrant, Columbia F. Wife W F Oct 1844 55 M44 8/10 LA SC LA
36 Arrant, Roddrick D. Son W M Sept. 1868 31 S LA AL LA
37 Arrant, Selma A. Dau W F Oct 1872 27 Md4 LA AL LA
38 Arrant, Bertha Dau W F Oct 1886 13 S LA AL LA
39 Arrant, Willis Grandson W M Oct 1892 8 S LA LA LA
40 Arrant, Purvis Grandson W M Oct 1897 2 S LA LA LA.".
7. 1910 United States Census - Head of Household: Arrant, David Jr., Ward 4, Richland Parish, Louisiana.
39 Arrant, David Head M W 77 Md 52 AL GA GA
40 Arrant, Columbia F. Wife F W 65 Md 52 LA NC LA
41 Arrant, Reddick Head M W 40 MS 0 LA LA AL
42 Arrant, Emma Wife F W 25 MS 0 TX TX TX
43 Smith, L. Stepson M W 6 S TX TX TX
44 Landrum, Wilkes Boarder M W 18 S LA LA GA.".
8. Andrew B. Booth, Commissioner Louisiana Military Records, CSA-Arrant, D. Jr., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, Three Volumes, Volume 1, 1920, Sandel Library, Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, Louisiana.
"David Arrant Jr., Private, Company K, 31st Louisiana Infantry. Enrolled: Monroe, Louisiana, April 14, 1862. Present on all rolls to February 1963. Federal Rolls of Prisoner of War captured and paroled Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 4, 1963. Reported in Camp for Exchange at Vienna, Louisiana, March 29, 1864. Paroled at Monroe, Louisiana June 9, 1965."
Non-Arrant relatives in the same unit: John Fuller, Andrew J. Brown, James B. Landrum, Robert Neatherlin and William C. Smith.
Mark and his brothers served under:
Colonel Charles H. Morrison
Captain F. J. Hundley.
9. Pension-Arrant, D. Jr., Louisiana Confederate Pension Application, Aarons-Ayond, Louisiana State Archives.
"Index_Name: David Arrant, Reel: CP1.4, Microdex: 3, Microdex_: 25, Pages: 5, Target: David Arrant.".
10. Deed Land - Arrant, D. Jr.1, General Conveyances 1839 - 1927, File No. 418-5, Book 5, Page 484, Union Parish Court House, 3rd Judicial, Corner of Main Street and Sterlington Highway, Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana 71241.
To: Deed land
State of Louisiana
Parish of Union
Be it remembered that on this the Fifteenth
day of November AD One thousand Eight
hundred and Eighty One (1881) before me William W. Heard
Deputy Clerk of the Third Judicial District Court Ex Officio
Recorder and Notary Public & in and for the afore said Parish
of Union La duly qualified and acting Personally come & appeared
John Steel a resident of Union Parish State of Louisiana who declared
and acknowledges that for and in Consideration of the Sum and prices
as herein after expressed has this day bargained, sold, transferred con-
veyed, and delivered, and by those present and this act does grant
bargain Sell transfer Convey and deliver, unto David Arrant of this
Parish of Union State of Louisiana HE PRESENT accepting for himself the
following tract or parcel of land lying and being Situated in Union
Parish La to wit; The East half of North East quarter, and North West
quarter of North East quarter, and South West quarter of North East
quarter of Section Eight (8) and South West quarter of North West quar-
ter and North West quarter of North West quarter and North East
quarter of North West quarter of Section Nine (9) all in Township
twenty One (21) North of Range One (1) East containing two
hundred and eighty (280) acres more or less together with
all the improvements and appurtenances Situated thereon or
thereunto belonging. To have and to hold the herein Convoyed
property unto the Said David Arrant his heirs and assigns for-
ever with full and Complete warranty.
Now the prices and Considerations for which this Sale and transfer
is made is the Sum of Five Hundred ($500.00) dollars. One hundred
and fifty dollars of Said Sum Cash in hand paid this rec-
eipt -whereof is hereby acknowledged, and its balances of
Said purchases prices to be paid as follows. One hundred and
Seventy five dollars to be due and to be payable on the first day
of January AD 1883 and one hundred and Seventy five
dollars to be due and payable on the first day January
AD 1884 and for which the Said Vendor David Arrant
has executed and Signed his two certain promissory notes
for the Sum of One hundred and Seventy five dollars Each
due respectively on the first day of January AD 1883 and
1884 and made payable to John Steel or bearer. Each of
Said Notes drawing Eight per Cent interest after due until
paid and bearing ___ date herewith and also paraphed
"No varietur" of its Sums ???? by me Said Dy Clerk DC & Notary
Public for identification herewith.
And now appears the Said Vendee David Arrant and ack-
nowledges himself justly and legally indebted unto his Said
Vendor John Steel in the Sum of Three hundred and
fifty dollars due and payable aforesaid and in order
to Secure the true and prompt payment of Said notes
with all interest that may accrue thereon he, the Said
Vendee) does by this act mortgage by porticents and office
all the property herein conveyed to and in favor of his
Said Vendor John Steel or any bona fide holder or owner
of Said note or notes, and also recognizes the Vendors
privilege in Sum which is especially retained by the Said
Vendor. To stand this mortgaged hypothecated and effected
unto the Said Vendor or any bona fide holder of Said notes
or note until the full and final payment of Sum with
all interest state may accrue thereon.
The vendor John Steel has furnished Satisfactory witnesses
to me Said Notary Public & C that the taxes on Said property have
been paid up to date. The parties Vendor and Vendee both
agree to waive its production of the Certificate of Mortgage
required by Article 3364 of the Civil Code of La and release
the Clerk and me Depty Clerk and Notary Public &C from
all responsibility in the promises for it non production.
Thus done and Signed and passed in my office in the
Town of Farmerville La on the day and date above written
in the presence of James A. Manning and William A.
Durby two lawful witnesses called for this purpose who
Sign will Said appearance and me Said Dep Clerk D. C.
and Notary Public &c
J. W. A. Manning
W A Durby
W W Heard Dy
Clerk D. C. & Notary Public
A true and correct record on this 15th day of November AD 1891
W. W. Heard Dy
1 of 3 full text and photo.
11. Deed Land - Arrant, D. Jr.2, General Conveyances 1839 - 1927, File No. 418-5, Book 5, Page 485, Union Parish Court House, 3rd Judicial, Corner of Main Street and Sterlington Highway, Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana 71241.
"with all interest that may accrue thereon he, the Said.".
2 of 3 photo only.
12. Deed Land - Arrant, D. Jr.3, General Conveyances 1839 - 1927, File No. 418-5, Book 5, Page 486, Union Parish Court House, 3rd Judicial, Corner of Main Street and Sterlington Highway, Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana 71241.
3 of 3 photo only.
13. Deed Land Ratification - Arrant, D. Jr.1, General Conveyances 1839 - 1927, File #103-V, Book V, Page 110, Union Parish Court House, 3rd Judicial, Corner of Main Street and Sterlington Highway, Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana 71241.
Many J. Love and Jas A. Love
Deed Concerning in
Deed made by John Steel to
State of Louisiana
Parish of Union
Know all men by these presents that I Man?t?? Jane Love wife of James A. Love both of Union Parish La and Solo heir of the Estate of Nancy Steel Deed and bring herein Aided Authorized and assisted by my Said husband James A. Love. I by ???? present and this act concur in and ratify a deed of Conveyances this day and by my father John Steele to David Arrant for certain lands & described in an act passed Nov 15th 1881 before W. W. Heard Dy Clerk DC and Notary Public ?? in and for Union Parish La and I further de-
clare and Say by this act, being Authorized as aforesaid by my said husband that.".
14. Deed Land Ratification - Arrant, D. Jr.2, General Conveyances 1839 - 1927, Union Parish Court House, 3rd Judicial, Corner of Main Street and Sterlington Highway, Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana 71241.
Mark David Arrant (1800 - 1876)
Columbia Frances Landrum Arrant (1844 - 1917)*
Beloved One Farewell
Created by: BeeJay
Record added: Jan 03, 2011
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