Joseph B. Arnett


JOSEPH B. ARNETT was born in 1763 in the state of Maryland to Mary Ann and James Arnett. Some of his siblings include: James, Pegu (Peggy?), Durham, Sary, and Mary. Joseph married Agnes Shelton about 1784 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia and is found in the 1790 census of Caswell County, North Carolina. Agnes is the daughter of William Shelton "of Dan River" and Hannah Yates.

Some time later, we discover Joseph and family living in Henderson county, Kentucky. They appear in the 1840 Federal Census. Joseph is 77 years old and Agnes is 74. They have a male aged 15 to 20 living with them, but I do not know who this man is. There is also a male aged 30 to 40 (son Thomas - age 35) and a male 40 to 50 (son John - age 46).

Children of Joseph B. Arnett and Agnes Shelton:

(01) William Shelton Arnett b. 1786 m. (1) Polly Zimmerman; (2) Charlotte Bright Ratliff in 1832 at Decatur, Georgia
(02) Stephen A. Arnett b. 1-27-1790 m. Tabatha Trigg on 4-17-1837 in Caswell Co., NC
(03) John B. Arnett b. 1794
(04) Levin W. Arnett b. 11-22-1796 m. Martha R. Thompson on 3-1-1827 in Union Co., KY
(05) Elizabeth Ann Arnett b. 10-31-1798 m. Wesley Norman on 5-24-1816 in Caswell Co., NC
(06) Hannah Arnett b. 1804 m. (1) Abner Cates on 9-10-1830 in Henderson Co., KY; (2) Hezekiah Puryear on 8-22-1844
(07) Thomas Scott Arnett b. 1805 m. (1) Huldah P. Sugg on 12-1-1842 in Henderson Co., KY; (2) Sarah Ann Denton on 11-4-1861 in Henderson Co., KY
(08) Elijah Arnett b. 1810 m. Mary F. Thompson on 1-11-1828 in Union Co., KY
(09) George Kirkam Arnett b. 4-18-1811 m. Nancy Laffoon on 10-19-1839 in Hopkins Co., KY

Joseph died on February 12th, 1852 in Henderson Co, and his wife, Agnes, died in 1855 in Henderson County.

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