NEWBERRY COUNTY:

a) Isaac Arnold - 1800 Newberry Co. Census, pg. 65 and 1830 Newberry Co. Census, pg. 124

b) John Arnold - 1789 Court Record of Estray Horses and Cattle Sold 1787-1840 for Newberry District, SC.

c) Moses Arnold - 1789 Court Record of Estray Horses and Cattle Sold 1787-1840 for Newberry District, SC.

d) James Wright - d. 1/3/1825, aged 79 yrs. (src. "Old Traquil Cemetery", Newberry County, South Carolina)

e) Lucy Wright - d. September 27, 1824, 67 yrs. (src. "Old Traquil Cemetery", Newberry County, South Carolina)

f) Zaccheus Wright - b. January 9, 1783 d. March 21, 1862 (src. "Old Traquil Cemetery", Newberry County, South Carolina)

g) Isaac Davenport - 1790 Court Record of Estray Horses and Cattle Sold 1787-1840

h) Frederick Gray - 1787 Court Record of Estray Horses and Cattle Sold 1787-1840 for Newberry District, SC.

i) George Gray Sr. - 1790 Court Record of Estray Horses and Cattle Sold 1787-1840 for Newberry District, SC.

j) James Pettus - d. 1881, son of W. B. Pettus and L. H. Whitney (src. "Ebeneezer Methodist Church Cemetery Newberry Co., South Carolina")



SPARTANBURG COUNTY:

a) Aaron Arnold - 1790 Spartanburg Co. Census pg. 87 (1 male over 16, 4 males under 16, 5 females over 16, 0 slaves)

b) Benjamin Arnold - 1790 Spartanburg Co. Census pg. 88 (1 male over 16, 2 males under 16, 3 females over 16, 1 slave)

c) Absolom Arnold - 1820 Spartanburg County Census, pg. 262 - 1 m 26-45; 1 f under 10; 1 f 16-26.

"Georgia's Roster of the Revolution -- Lucian Lamar Knight. Atlanta, Ga. 1920 - Absolem ARNOLD: Private in Col. John Stewart's Regiment (Indian Wars)"

(LDS Church ID: I34) Name: Absolom Arrendell Given Name: Absolom Surname: Arrendell Sex: M Birth: Abt 1799 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina Death: Y Ancestral File #: 34 Change Date: 23 Jun 1999

d) Edward Arnold - 1790 Spartanburg Co. Census pg. 88 (2 males over 16, 6 males under 16, 5 females over 16, 1 slave)

e) John Arnold - 1790 Spartanburg Co. Census pg. 88 (1 male over 16, 8 males under 16, 2 females over 16, 0 slaves) Believe this to be the John Arnold who married Nancy Mitchum of Virginia. Children of this couple are Absolom Arnold and James Arnold, both of Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

- died 1813 Spartanburg County, SC

"LW & T of John Arnold of Spartanburg Dist. Rec. 23 Nov 1813: to wife Nancy, my house and land on E. side of the spring branch; each child not married one horse and saddle, viz . . James, Willis, Nancy, Sally, Polley, George W. as they become of age. William and Fanney and James have got 120 acres each, and now to my son William 120 Acres N. side spring branch, to son George W. 100 acres adj. Enoree River, to be laid off in good form for a plantation, the remainder he may have for $3 an acre. My daughter Lucy has had all of her part until the death of her mother, al Nancy Arnold and William Arnold, Exrs. 12 July 1813. John Arnold (Seal). Wit: John Allen Sr., Simon Stone, Richard Shackleford, Jr.. Proven by Richard Shackleford and Simon Stone 23 Nov 1813. W. Lancaster, O.S.D. (src. "Spartanburg County Will Book A, pg. 110-111)

f) James Arnold - 1813 listed on his father's will (son of John Arnold and Nancy Mitchum and father of William Blundell Arnold)

g) William Blundell Arnold - b. 1803 Spartanburg County. Married Rachel Fryer January 22, 1824 South Carolina.

"Spartanburg County Court of Equity Files - 5. Box 12, Pack 5(1831) Reason Fryer, et al vs. Rachael Fryer, William Blundell Arnold and Mary, his wife ."

"(Vol. 15 p. 177--8) "Tennesseans in Texas" from A MEMORIAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF JOHN AND HILL COUNTIES, TEXAS. Lewis Publ. Co., Chicago, 1892. Oliver P. Arnold was born in Spartanburg, S C. in 1826. His father, William B. Arnold, was born in that State in 1803; moved to Tenn., thence to Missouri, and from there in 1847 to Texas. ... He died at Cleburne in 1873. Mr. Arnold's mother's maiden name was Mary Fryer, her native place Spartanburg, S.C. and the date of her birth 1803. His parents were married in 1831, and to them were born seven children, viz.: Amanda M., a widow of M. B. Kouns, a resident of Cleburne; Oliver P.; Cynthia J., widow of Levi Lewis, a resident of Weatherford; Marion, who was killed at the age of 20; Absalom N., a farmer of Johnson Co.; the sixth-born, died in infancy; and the youngest, Puss, died when two years old. Mr. Arnold's paternal grandfather, James Arnold, was a native of Virginia; served in the War of 1812; died in S.C. His grandmother Arnold was before her marriage a Miss Blundell.

NOTE: The parents of Wm. Blundell Arnold are James Arnold and Miss Blundell. His grandparents are John Arnold and Nancy Mitchum. Absolom Arnold is Wm. Blundell's uncle.

William Blundell married Mary Fryer, daughter of Richard Fryer and Mary Fryer Black (as shown in the paragraph below) most likely in Tennessee. As shown in the court record, by 1830 William Blundell Arnold and Mary Fryer had already left South Carolina for Tennessee. William Blundell Arnold and Mary Fryer Arnold's children were: Amanda M Arnold (m. M. B. Kouns); Oliver P. Arnold; Cynthia J. Arnold (m. Levi Lewis); Marion Arnold (died age 20); Absalom Mitchum Arnold; child who died as infant; and the youngest, Puss Arnold (who died at 2 yrs. old)..

"The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Volume XVI - Number 2, Spring, 1988" Married or not?: Fryer Vs Fryer - SCMAR, Vol. XVI, Spring 1988, No. 2, p.72 - Jacket: No. 15. In Equity Spartanburgh. 1831. R. Fryer and others vs Rachael Fryer and others. Bill for Discovery account & rellef. Bill Flled 19 March 1830. Wm B. Arnold lives out of the State. The complts came into court & suggest and give the court to know that Rachel Fryer one of the Defendants in this case departed this life since the last Court to wit on the 17th April 1831. June 22, 1831.

The abstracts following are from Spartanburg County, Records of the Court of Equlty, Box 12, Package 5, the original record being at South Carolina Archives. Aside from the obvlous Interest in the relatlonships stated, we found this case to be an informative commentary about the times of the Revolution in the back-country, and the "inexperience" of the fourteen year old Rachel.

Jacket: No. 15. In Equity Spartanburgh. 1831. R. Fryer and others vs Rachael Fryer and others. Bill for Discovery account & rellef. Bill Flled 19 March 1830. Wm B. Arnold lives out of the State. The complts came into court & suggest and give the court to know that Rachel Fryer one of the Defendants in this case departed this life since the last Court to wit on the 17th April 1831. June 22, 1831.

South Carolina, Spartanburg Distrlct. In Equity. To the Honorable Chancellors of sald State, Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto your Honors your orators & oratrices Reason Fryer, John Hobby & Rachael his wife, Simpson Newman and Appha his wife, Aaron Casey & J. F. Casey, Willis Casey and Sinah his wife, and Anna L. Casey & Thomas J. Casey minors by their friend John Hobby, the Legal heirs of Sarah Casey decased, George Fryer, Richard Fryer and -- Fryer, heirs of John Fryer decd, minors by their friend -- that they are the only legal heirs & distributees of Richard Fryer deceased, who departed this life on the - day of -- in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty -- leaving a larger Estate both Real and personal with a will which appears to have been duly Executed and admitted of record by the Ordlnary of this Distrlct, whereby he made the following devises to wit after willing his just debts &c to be paid first I give to my son Jonathan Fryer one negro boy Lewis and one horse named Star and one feather bed and furniture. 2ndly I give to my daughter Nelly one negro Girl named Maria and one colt and feather bed and furniture. 3rdly I give to my daughter Mary one negro girl named Matilda and one colt and one feather bed and furniture.

4thly I give to my daughter Fanny one negro boy named Sam, and the black mare and one feather bed & furniture. 5thly I give to my son David one negro boy named Daniel and the colt the black mare is now in fold with and one feather bed and furniture.

6thly after paying out the above legacies and my just debts I give my beloved wife Rachel the ballance of sald Estate Real and personal, the said property to be hers during her life time or widowhood and after her death or marrlage, I desire that the whole of my Lands to be equally divided between my two sons Jonathan and David that is according to quantity and quality, Then I desire my Executors to sell all the ballance of my estate at twelve months Credit and after collecting the money I desire that it be equally divided between all my children that is to say my first wife's children and my last wife's children, Rachel Fryer & Jonathan Fryer are appointed executrix & executor of said will who took upon themselves the exeuction thereof by virtue of which the whole personal estate has gone into their hands and they are cultivating the farm or plantation or the deceased

The complainants further shew unto your honors that at the time the Testator pretended to have intermarried with the woman he calls his last wife She was the reputed and Lawful wife of a man by the name of Black who was at that time living and continued alive until after the birth of all the children named in the will to wit Jonathan, Nelly, Mary, Fanny & David by an unlawful and ellcit intercourse with the said Rachael who was the wife of the said Black in consequence of which the said children last mentloned are according to the Laws of the Land bastards or illegitimate. The complainants further shew unto your honors that the said illegitimate children & the sald Rachel Black or Fryer are the principal legatees under the will of the deceased and that they have received on account thereof a Large amount more than one fourth of the Estate contrary to the act of the Legislature in such case made & provided. Nelly has since intermarried with Moore H. Crow, Mary with William B. Arnold, and Fanny with Washington Casey who now have in their possession a part of the said property. The complainants further show unto your Honors that one Randall Crow of this district has in his possession a negro which Moore H. Crow Husband of Nelly obtained by his intermarriage with her the said Nelly which is a part of the property of the intestate, That she said Randall holds said negro as a pledge or security for the payment of a debt due as the complainants suppose by the said Crow, And the complainants consider themselves justly entitled to three fourths of the value thereof.

SCMAR, Vol. XVI, Spring 1988, No. 2, p.73 - The complainants further state that they have by themselves and their agent made repeated appllcation to the persons in possession of the property of their ancestor (as they are informated & believe unlawfully) for a fair and amicable settlement of the estate agreeable to the terms of the act of assembly in a peaceable and friendly manner, but they have uniformly refused to make any arrangement whatever, and still hold the property contrary to Law & the principals of Equity. All of which actings & doings are contrary to equity and good conscience and tried to the manifest injury & oppression of the complainants. In tender consideration whereof and in as much as your orators & oratrices are remediless at & by the riggid rules of the common Law and can only obtaln Rellef in a court of Equity where maters of this & the like kind are properly cognlzable & releivable, your orators and oratrices pray that they defendants may be required to answer the premises as fully & particularly as if they were thereto particularly interrogated and that the said Randall Crow may answer whether he is not bound to retun the negro which he got from Moore H. Crow on his paying a certain sum of money or whether he did not agree to do so or whether he did not agree to return said negro or Moore H. Crow paying him a certain sum of money, and if not whether there was not some condition annexed to the delivery of the property to him & what condition.

The complainants further pray that the said Rachel & Jonathan executrix & executor may be ordered by this honorable court to account for their actings and doings in said Estate and that they make a true Return thereof in their answer to this bill and that all the Legatees & distributees mentioned in the aforesaid will and their husbands be required to surrender what they have in their possession from said estate and account for all that they have disposed of and that they may be required to account with your orators & oratrices for all that portion of the estate of the said Richard Fryer deceased to which the complainants are entitled by Law and that they on such account being had may be ordered to deliver up said property by them unlawfully withheld from the complainants and that the said Randall Crow may be required to deliver up the negro in his possession to the complainants or account to them for three fourths of its value and such further & other relief as your honors shall deem agreeable to Equity & good conscience.

SCMAR, Vol. XVI, Spring 1988, No. 2, p.74 - May it please your honors to grant your orators and oratrices the writ of subpoena of this court requiring the defendants on a day certain and under certain penalties to answer this bill agreeable to the practice of this court

And your orators & oratrices as in duty bound will every pray &c. Henry & Bobo, Compl Sol.

In Chancery. South Carolina Spartanburg District. The seperate answer of Mrs. Rachael Fryar to the bill of Complaint of Reason Fryer et al:

This defendant saving and reserving to herself now and at all times hereafter, all manner of advantage and benefit of exception to the manifold errors and insufficiencies contained in the said bill, for answer thereto or to so much thereof as she is advised is material for her to make unto, in answering saith, that she admits that complainants are the children and grandchildren of Richard Fryers first marriage, She admits the death of Richard Fryer and that he left his last will and testament as described by Complainants in their bill of Complaint and that Jonathan Fryer the person named in the bill as Executor did qualify and take possession of the Estate as Executor. This defendant denies positively and unequivocally that she was ever marrled to a man by the name of Black, or to any other man except Richard Fryer her late deceased Husband, and the ancestor of Complainants, defendant states that she was married to Richard Fryer between thirty and forty years ago, and that she continued to live with him as his wife until his death which was nine or ten years back, during all which time they passed and were recognized as man & Wife by the whole community sofar as this defendant ever heard or believed- this defendant says during the revolutionary war the british Torys being verry troublesome one Wm Black pursuaded this defendant to go with him to one of his uncles by the name of Josiah East, where he said this defendant would be safe from the enemy, that a few days after arriving at the house of Easts, this defendant being about fourteen years of age, and the said Wm Black agreed to marry & went to the House of Mr. Justice Edgel [Ezel?] as defendant was informed, in order that the marriage ceremony might take place, but that upon their arrival the Justice was not at home, and that no ceremony of marriage ever took place. Then this defendant & the said Black, together with the Company who went returned to the House of East & that this defendant being quite young and inexperienced was persuaded by Black & the company to say they were married, and they lived together about three years, that defendant upon getting a little more experience left the said Black and returned to her mothers where she resided for Eight or ten or thirteen years, during which time she frequently heard that Black was dead, & had not seen him for twelve years previous to her said marriage with Mr. Fryer defendant says positively she had often heard of Black's death before her marriage with Fryer and defendant knows that Mr. Fryer had also heard of Blacks death and also heard of his long absence in the State of Georgia. defendant says she never qualifyed as Executrix, and that she now claims the property she owns under the will of her Husband who died in 1821 & that she pleads the Statute of limitation. She denied all unlawful combination & prays to be hence dismissed with her costs & Charges. Williams, Deft sol.

SCMAR, Vol. XVI, Spring 1988, No. 2, p.75 - Personally came before me Mrs. Rachel Fryer who being sworn says that the matters alledged in this her answer are true to the best of her knowledge. Rachel Fryer (X). Sworn to before me 21st June 1830. Wm Trimmier, C. E.

South Carolina, Spartanburgh Dist. The separate Answer of More H. Crow to the bill of Complaint of Reason Fryer et al.

This Defendant saving &C for answer thereto saith that so far as related to the marriage of Mrs. Fryer with One Black, he adopts answer of Mrs. Rachel Fryer as information he had heard and believes & begs leave to refer thereto, so often as many be necessary. He acknowleges that he intermarried with Nelly Fryer on the 8th Dec'r 1825 that he then found a certain Negro girl Mariah then in the possession of his wife, that he has been informed by the Executor that no less time than a Year from the death of the Testator, he the Executor assented to the legacy of his wife. And since the time of the assent to the legacy & his intermarrying her has considered and held Mariah as his property, and that he therefore pleads the Statute of Limitations.

He however some two or three years ago loaned some money of his Father for which he mortgaged this negro and that she will be his property unincumbered whenever he shall pay up to the amount so borrowed, a part of which is already paid. He denied all unlawful combination and prays to be dismissed hence with his costs and charges. Jos Williams, Deft Sol.

South Carolina, Spartanburgh Dist. The joint Answer of Washington Casey & Francis his wife to the bill of Complaint of Reason Fryer et al.

These defendants saving & reserving to themselves now & at all times here after all manner of advantage & benefit of exception to the manifold errors in said bill of Complaint contained for answer thereto, or to so much thereof as is material for them to answer in answering saith that sofar as relates to the marriage or Mrs. Fryer with one Black, they adopt the answer of Mrs. Rachel Fryer as information they have heard & believe & beg leave to refer thereto, so often as may be necessary. Mrs. Casey on her part acknowledges her receipt of the Legacy & says that her brother Jonathan Fryer as the Executor her fathers will, long since assented to the legacy, To wit so early as the year of 1825, and the same as received and accepted by this defendant that is to the boy Sam, will'd to this defendant, and that since that time she has considered same as her own property and has been held & possessed by her as her property, until the marriage of this defendant with Washington Casey who was held & possessed him unto this day, which being a possession of four yeras before the filing of complainants bill, these defendants thereupon pleads and relys upon the State of limitation. They deny all fraud & unlawful combination & & prays to be hence dismissed with their Costs & Charges. Williams, Deft Sol.

South Carolina, Spartanburgh Dist. The separate Answer of Jonathan Fryer to the bill of Complaint of Reason Fryer et al.

SCMAR, Vol. XVI, Spring 1988, No. 2, p.76 - This Defendant saving & reserving to himself now & at all times hereafter all manner of advantage & benefit of exception to the manlfold errors in Comp's bill of Complaint for answer thereto or to so much thereof as is advised is material for him to answer saith he admits with his mother & the fact of Complainants being the Children & Grandchildren of his father Richard Fryer deced and the Execution of his will as set forth by Compls. defendant says he is the Executor of his fathers will and referns to exhibit A, for an account of his acting and doings as Executor, he says to the supposed marriage of his mother to one Black, he hereby adopts the answer of his mother as information which he has heard & believes to be true defendant says so early as the year of 1825, he assented to the Legacy of the boy Sam to Mrs. Casey his sister, & Since that time he has considered Sam the property of his Sister and that she had all the control over it which any infant could have over their Estate, and that the possession of said boy has been in her & her Husband since that time up to this day. defendant denied all unlawful combination & prays to be hence dismissed with his costs & charges pleading
the statute of limitations against the claim of complainants. Williams, Deft Sol.

h) Rebecca Arnold - 1790 Spartanburg Co. Census pg. 88 (1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, 1 female over 16, 5 slaves)

i) Redrick Arnold - 1790 Spartanburg Co. Census pg. 88 (1 male over 16, 3 females over 16, 0 slaves)

j) Isham Arnold - 1803 Deed in Spartanburg County

"Deed Book L - Page 222. John Arrendell, Sr. and Grace, his wife, to Isham Arrendell. All of Spartanburg District, S. C. $480.00 for 200 acres lying on the waters of Little Cherokee Creek waters of Broad River (no other description given). Signed, John Arundell, Grace (her X mark) Arundell. Witnesses: Daniel Mc Cay, James (his X mark) Byars. Inst. 8 Nov., 1803. Rec. 11 Apr., 1808."

ARNOLD ISHAM LIEUT. COL. NEILSON'S DETACHMENT, MISSISSIPPI MILITIA. PRIVATE - War of 1812

Listed in Book, "Inhabitants of Natchez District, 1816" - Isham Arnold Amite County, MS

k) John Hurt - 1800 Spartanburg County Census, pg. 168

l) William Hurt - 1800 Spartanburg County Census, pg. 183

m) William Hurt, Sr. - 1800 Spartanburg County Census, pg. 168

n) Joseph Hurt - 1800 Spartanburg County Census, pg. 208 (son of Joel Hurt)

o) Joel Hurt - 1790 Spartanburg County Census, Image 0033, Roll #M637 11

-1800 Spartanburg County Census, pg. 205

p) James Hurt - 1800 Spartanburg County Census, pg. 205

q) George Jacob Wright - married Nancy Elizabeth Ann Waters 1761 in South Carolina. He died between 1793-1791 in Spartanburg County.

"F 130 11/6/1795 7/20/1796 Elizabeth (x) Wright and her son George Wright to Wm. Arnold Senr. for 40. 78 a. on Beaverdam Br. of Reedy R., part of 1784 gr. by Moultrie to Jacob Wright, desc. to his widow Elizabeth and son George. Wit: John Bowman, Jacob Wright, Thos. Wright. Geo. Anderson, J.P.

NOTE: I believe this to be the Jacob Wright mentioned in the deeds to Wm. Arnold and Mary Arnold in 1795 for property that sat in Laurens County (which they eventually turned over to their son Zachariah Arnold). Jacob Wright and Elizabeth Waters did have a son named "George". Notice the names as witnesses, the group from Virginia. Here too is the Wright/Waters connection with the Arnold family.

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