Submitted by: Karylon A. Russell email@example.com on Sat Oct 11 14:30:27 2003
Husband Levi V. ARNOLD Born ca. 1820 Location Franklin Co. TN Married 7-6-1842 Location Sevier Co. AR Died 11-5-1864 Location Camp Douglas, Chicago, IL Cemetery Chicago City Cem. Location Chicago, IL Father Elijah (Lige) ARNOLD Mother Elizabeth SHULTS Other Spouses Wife Lucinda NULL Born 1-19-1825 Location MO Died April, 1874 Location Llano Co. TX Cemetery New Bluffton Cem. Location Llano Co. TX Father Unknown Mother Unknown Other Spouses Children 1 Name Willam Richard (Rich) ARNOLD Born 6-10-1843 Location Scott Co. AR Died 5-23-1886 Location Kimble Co. TX Cemetery New Bluffton Cem. Location Llano Co. TX Spouse 1 Delila Jane ATKISON Married 2-3-1868 Location Llano Co. TX Spouse 2 Married Location 2 Name Mary Elizabeth ARNOLDld Born 8-10-1847 Location Harrison Co. TX Died 12-22-1878 Location Llano Co. TX Cemetery New Bluffton Cem. Location Llano Co. TX Spouse 1 Married Location Spouse 2 Married Location 3 Name Asa ARNOLD Born 12-24-1849 Location Smith Co. TX Died 3-10-1932 Location Mason Co. TX Cemetery New Bluffton Cem. Location Llano Co. TX Spouse 1 Martha Ann HAMMONS Married ca. 1875 Location prob. Llano Co. TX Spouse 2 Married Location 4 Name Daniel (Dan) ARNOLD Born ca. 1853 Location Van Zandt Co. TX Died July, 1870 Location between Voss/Leaday, TX Cemetery Location between Voss/Leaday, TX Spouse 1 Married Location Spouse 2 Married Location 5 Name Grundy Gaines ARNOLD Born January 1856 Location prob. Hill Co. TX Died 10-2-1934 Location Cushing, OK Cemetery Mountain View Cem. Location Washita Co. OK Spouse 1 Sarah C. Smith Married 12-13-1877 Location Comanche Co. TX Spouse 2 Married Location 6 Name Francis M. (Frank) ARNOLD Born 4-18-1858 Location Hill Co. TX Died 12-7-1878 Location Llano Co. TX Cemetery New Bluffton Cem. Location Llano Co. TX Spouse 1 Married Location Spouse 2 Married Location 7 Name Margaret A. (Mag) ARNOLD Born March, 1861 Location Hill Co. TX Died after 1931 Location CA Cemetery Location Spouse 1 Arthur A. Atkison Married ca. 1878 Location prob. Llano Co. TX Spouse 2 Van Denton Married before 1900 Location 8 Name Levi Vinyard (Lee) Arnold Born 2-12-1864 Location Hill Co. TX Died 10-23-1942 Location Tarrant Co. TX Cemetery Location Palo Pinto Co. TX Spouse 1 Annie Victoria McDonald Married 1881 Location Burnet Co. TX Spouse 2 Lucy White Married 1889 Location 9 Name Born Location Died Location Cemetery Location Spouse 1 Married Location Spouse 2 Married Location 10 Name Born Location Died Location Cemetery Location Spouse 1 Married Location Spouse 2 Married Location
Comments:Levi V. Arnold, Sr. and his son, William Richard Arnold, enlisted and served in the same CSA Unit out of Hill Co. TX (Parson's Brigade). BOTH men were captured at Dallas Co. AR in 1863, and both ended up as POW's in Camp Douglas, Chicago, IL. Levi, however, did not survive the ordeal, dying from severe diarrhea while incarcerated. Levi's father, Elijah, also served the CSA in Frontier Units (Lone Star Guard) out of Burnet Co. TX, making 3 consecutive generations in the same war. Daniel Arnold was killed and scalped by Indians while working cattle in the area of Coleman/Concho Co. TX for the Richard Coffey outfit. He and another young cowboy were both buried on the spot where they were killed. The Arnold family land was among that property that was enumerated with Kaufman Co. in 1850, but which actually was located in NW Van Zandt Co., area of Wills Point. The 1850 Census shows Levi's vocation as a cabinet maker, and deed records in Van Zandt Co. verify that he did own a town lot in Canton, no doubt where he practiced this trade. Son, Levi Vinyard Arnold (father's middle name is believed to have stood for Valentine, after his Shults grandfather), was married twice to Annie Victoria McDonald, who had been captured by the Indians about age 7 and lived with them for ten years until she was found by Levi Arnold, purchased, and returned to her family. The couple married briefly, but did not continue to live together. Later, after later spouses of both had died, the couple remarried 7-23-1935.
Sources:1. Census Records: Kaufman Co. TX 1850; Hill Co.TX 1860; Llano Co.TX 1870, 1880; Stephens Co. TX 1880;Caddo Co. OK 1900; Palo Pinto Co.TX 1900, 1910, Tarrant Co. TX 1930 2. Tax Records: Van Zandt Co. TX; Llano Co. TX;1846 Poll Tax List Harrison Co. TX 3. Deeds: Van Zandt Co. TX;Hill Co. TX;Llano Co. TX 4. Marriages: Sevier Co. AR;Burnet Co. TX; Comanche Co. TX 5. CSA POW records for Levi V. Arnold & Wm. Richard Arnold 6. Death Certificates: Mason Co. TX for Asa Arnold; Tarrant Co. TX for Levi Vinyard Arnold 7. Family Bible: William Richard Arnold; Grundy Gaines Arnold 8. Cemetery Records: New Bluffton Cem., Llano Co. TX 9. Books--"Queen Bee" written by Levi Vinyard Arnold in 1925 for information on Annie Victoria McDonald; County Histories of Concho Co. & Runnels Co. TX for Richard Coffey Indian atrocities 10 San Angelo, TX newspaper articles about reunion of Annie and Lee PLUS Leinnenweber Family records 11. Personal handwritten notes on NULL family found in Family Bible of Julia Ann NULL Hill (Mrs. Massanow Hill) 12. Personal contacts in families of Grundy Gaines Arnold, William Richard Arnold, Annie Victoria McDonald Arnold Lennineweber