|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1826|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 4, 1887|
John F. Arnold was a lawyer and served Tishomingo county many years as a Circuit Judge. He represented Tishomingo county in the legislature of the state in 1848 (src. "Abstract of Goodspeed Mississippi" book 1962, page 48). He was born in the Abbeville District of South Carolina October 22, 1826, but grew to manhood in Mississippi. He was practically educated there and prepared himself for the law. During the rebellion, he served in the Mississippi 32nd as a quartermaster with the rank of Major, in the Confederate service, and married a Tippah county lady, Miss Julia Fields, in 1855. Following the war, he returned to his profession and was closely identified with it the remainder of his busy life. He was a Chapter Mason, and in his political views a Democrat. His wife, survived him five years.
John Arnold entered into a partnership with a Robert A. Hill, in Jacinto, Mississippi. He was then, and had been for a number of years, a probate Judge for the county. This partnership continued until May 1866. In 1876, John Arnold and his family left Mississippi and moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he and his son, Robert Frederick Arnold opened their law firm "Arnold and Arnold". When the Federal Courts left Fort Worth and moved to Young County, Texas, John and his family moved also.
"Death of Judge Arnold - Judge J. F. Arnold died Monday night of pneumonia, after an illness of about ten days. The remains were buried by the Masonic fraternity, of which he had been an honored member of years, having filled the highest office in the subordinate and Grand Lodge and Chapter. He was universally respected as a gentleman in every sense of the word and was followed to his last resting place by nearly the entire town. He was also a member of the Knights of Honor. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.
Judge Arnold was long a citizen of this (Alcorn County, Miss.) . . . He was born in South Carolina, came to Jacinto in this country when quite a young man, and at the age of 21 was elected to the Legislature. He served three terms ad Probate Judge (Old Tishomingo Co), was a prominent practitioner of the North Mississippi Bar, and in all the relations of life, was honorable and upright - a popular and useful citizen. He removed to Fort Worth in 1876 and two years later located in Graham, where he died April 4th". (src. "The Corinth Herald," Vol. VIII, No. 41, Friday, April 15, 1887, pg. 1, col. 2)
("Young County Deed Record", Vol. 22, pg. 612) Proof of Heirship - J.F. Arnold November 21, 1892. Personally appeared to me was Robt. Hollingsworth and E.B. Norman. J. F. Arnold died April 1887. Julia A. Arnold died April 1892. They both died intestate. Surviving children: Robt. F. Arnold; Mrs. Mellie M. Thornton (widow); Willie A. or Nina Arnold; Julia A. or Judene Arnold and Henry Guy Arnold all of Young County.
Parents are Zachariah W. Arnold and Cassander Gray.
Julia A Fields Arnold (1837 - 1892)
Robert Frederick Arnold (1857 - 1925)*
Martha Mellie Arnold Chandler (1859 - 1922)*
Mary Willana Arnold Ford (1861 - 1933)*
Henry Guy Arnold (1876 - 1915)*
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