Close relatives of the family believe Levi to be an immigrant from Ireland. However, the vast majority of references to him by his children in the Federal Census records (twelve different records in all) show him to be born in Illinois. Levi lived in Fayette, Illinois when he married Clarissa Francis Sloan on 14 Jul 1873. Clarissa was also known by the nickname Fannie. From Illinois they moved to Missouri, then to Texas and finally to Oklahoma.
Known children for whom burial information is still in research are:
Isaac Grover Arnold (1886-?) Georgie Arnold (1886-?) Samuel Arnold (1894-?) Roxie Lee Arnold (1897-?)