Arnold Zellner


Arnold Zellner

Bertie County, North Carolina, USA
Death 20 Dec 1852 (aged 61–62)
Maury County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 8699591 View Source
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From “Co. Aytch,” Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment; or, A Side Show to the Big Show (1882) by Sam R. Watkins, Chapter XII, “Hundred Days’ Battle,” page 141: “We followed the relief guard, and one by one stepped off from the rear. I was with two others, Arnold Zellner and T.C. Dornin. We found ourselves between the picket lines of the two armies. Fortune seemed to favor us. It was just getting dusky twilight, and we saw the relief guard of the Yankees just putting on their picket. They seemed to be very mild, inoffensive fellows. They kept a lolling over toward the Rebel lines, and would dodge if a twig cracked under their feet. I [Watkins] walked on as if I was just relieved, and had passed their lines . . .

Page 140: [Confederate] General Joseph E. Johnston sent us a couple of chevaux-de-frise [spike barriers made of wood]. When they came, a detail of three men had to roll them over the works. Those three men were heroes. Their names were Edmund Brandon, T.C. Dornin, and Arnold Zellner. Although it was a solemn occasion, every one of us was convulsed with laughter at the ridiculous appearance and actions of the detail. Every one of them made theirs wills and said their prayers truthfully and honestly, before they undertook the task. I laugh now every time I think of the ridiculous appearance of the detail, but to them it was no laughing matter. I will say that they were men who feared not, nor faltered in their duty. They were men, and to-day deserve the thanks of the people of the South.
Contributor: Ronald Crowley (49886873)

Son of George Peter Zellner and Mary Capehart; husband of Margaret "Peggy" Holmes, Lucy Elizabeth Barnett, Clarinda Johnson, and Meeky Reaves.

Children of Arnold & Margaret:
1)Francis Edward Zellner (sp. Sirena Myers)
2) Henry Zellner (sp. Elizabeth Theis, Martha Ann/Jane Hughes)
3) Marion Zellner (sp. Helon Whitney, Martha Adaline Alexander)
4) Mary Zellner (sp. Thomas Jefferson Akers)
5) Margaret Holmes Zellner (sp. John Thomas Latin)

Children of Arnold & Lucy:
1) Martha Ann Zellner (sp. William Jessie Oakes)
2) Sarah Rebecka Zellner (sp. Jeremiah Morgan Hughes)
3) Lettie Jane Zellner (sp. John Finias Pickens)
4) Albert Barnett Zellner (sp. Julia Elizabeth Erwin)

Children of Arnold & Clarinda:
1) Edwina Zellner (sp. Unknown Pickens)
2) John Andrew Zellner Potter (sp. Maria Grosvenor)
3) Arnold Zellner (sp. Ann Eliza Erwin)


d. 20 Dec 1852. Aged about 63 years

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Early constructor in Maury County; built first water system for Columbia, Tennessee

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