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BRANTLEY COUNTY HISTORICAL AND PRESERVATION SOCIETY

P.O. BOX 1096, Nahunta, Georgia 31553

This page was updated April 26, 2014

MATTHEW "MATHIS" WELLS ARNETT *CSA*

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The record of Matthew Arnett shows two enlistments, first in the CSA, 4th Sergeant, Sept. 9, 1861; elected 2nd Lieutenant Sept. 10, 1862; Company F, 29th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee, Chatham County Foresters. He resigned from this appointment February 23, 1863. Click on "link' to see grave site and record of 2nd enlistment. BURIED: Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Wayne Co., Ga. (Located near Mt. Pleasant)

 

Second Enlistment: Matthew Arnett also enlisted as a private in Company A, 4th Regiment Georgia Cavalry ( Clinch's), March 9, 1863. Pension records show leg was broken and permanently disabled while on scout duty November 20, 1864, and he was at home on wounded furlough at close of war.

 

FAMILY SKETCH: Mathis Wells "Mack" Arnett (Vol.10) was born on March 10, 1837, oldest child of William J. Arnett and his wife, Lavinia Jane Wells (Vol VII). He was the grandson of Timothy and Zennie Emanuel Arnett (VII).

 

Mathis Wells Arnett(Vol.10) served as Postmaster at Rushville, GA in Appling (now Wayne) County from Dec. 6, 1855 to Sept. 2, 1859. He served in Company F, 29th Regt., Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee, CSA, Chatham County, Georgia, and the Georgia Forresters. Records show he was 4th Sergeant, Sept. 9, 1861; elected 2nd Lieutenant on Sept. 10, 1862; resigned on Feb. 23, 1863. He enlisted as a private in Company A, 4th Georgia Cavalry (Clinch's), Mar. 9, 1863. Pension records show his leg was broken and permanently disabled while on scout duty on Nov. 20, 1864 and he was at home on wounded furlough at the close of the war.

 

Mathis Wells Arnett (Vol.10) was married on May 3, 1866 in Wayne County, GA to Isabelle Susanna Pendarvis. She was born on September 6, 1846, the oldest child of Richard Lambright and Hester (Strickland) Pendarvis.

 

"Mack" and Isabelle had the following children:

 

(1) William Richard "Dick" Arnett, b. Nov. 12, 1867 m.) Clara Jane Dennison, 1934.

 

(2) Lavinia Agnes Arnett, b. Feb. 6, 1870 d. Sept. 20, 1907 m.) Barney Parker Hanner.

 

(3) John Mathis Arnett, b. Sept. 22, 1872 d, Jan 5, 1884, Died of injuries after falling from a tree.

 

(4) Hester Susanna "Hettie" Arnett, b. Mar. 29, 1874 d. June 6, 1940 m.) 1st Harley J. Herrin 2nd? Sapp.

 

(5) Oliver Pendarvis Arnett, b. Oct. 1, 1876 d. Jan. 11, 1962 m. Alice Deborah Ann Dubose

 

(6) Martha Emma Arnett, m. June 15, 1878 d. Aug. 26, 1949 m. 1st Wm. Carswell Drawdy, 2nd Frederick Warren Best Jan. 6, 1938

 

(7) Lilla Gertrude Arnett, b. Feb. 12, 1880 d. Dec. 4, 1967 m. Ula Marion Webster

 

(8) Annie Isabelle Arnett, b. Oct. 27, 1881 d. Dec. 25, 1959 m. Edgar D. Melton.

 

(9) Rachel Ada Arnett, b. Feb. 7, 1884 d. Oct. 3, 1961 m. John B. James

 

(10) Jane Arnett, b. Dec. 9, 1887 m. Marcus Aaren Moses, June 30, 1911, Glynn Co.

 

His wife, Isabelle (Pendarvis) Arnett died on June 12, 1888 and is buried in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Wayne Co. "Mack" was then married on Jan. 19, 1890 in Wayne Co. in Wayne Co. to Jane Causey, b. Jan. 21, 1852, the daughter of James Leighton and Martha (Hatcher) Causey.

 

They had three children:

 

(11) Thomas Watson Arnett, b. June 6, 1892 d. Nov. 22, 1970 m. Louella Edgy, Dec. 26, 1920,

 

(12) Ella May Arnett, b. Feb. 6, 1894, never married. (13) Maud Madeline b. Feb. 2, 1897 m. Gordon Frederick Westberry, Mar. 3, 1926.

 

Mathis Wells Arnett (Vol.10) died January 20, 1923 and is buried in the Union Baptist Cemetery is located near Mt. Pleasant in Wayne Co. next to his first wife. His wife, Jane (Causey) Arnett died Nov. 11, 1925 and is buried in Hortense Cemetery in present Brantley Co.

 

Sources, courthouse, CSA, cemetery, and marriage records of Glynn and Wayne Counties and information from family members.

 

FAMILY SKETCH: Contributed by: Jane Cranshaw, great-granddaughter of subject, 1512 Carpenter St., Brunswick, Ga. 31520. 

 

Copied by Gaynell Highsmith, Rt. 2, Box 55 , Nahunta, Ga. 31553.

 

Note: Grave Stone ordered by Ms. Betty McGuire; installed by Jerry Van Herrin and Linton Herrin.

 

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