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Windham County Connecticut
WINDHAM COUNTY RECORDS
DANIEL G. ARNOLD
AS RECORDED IN:
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES CONNECTICUT.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS AND OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES.
PUBLISHER: J.H.BEERS & CO., CHICAGO; 1903 P. 1231
DAVID G. ARNOLD. The Arnold family, of which Daniel G. Arnold, one of the prominent farmers and stock raisers of Thompson, Windham county, is a worthy representative, descends, as do also the Arnolds of Rhode Island, from forefathers of extreme antiquity, who were none other than the romance enthroned princes of Wales.
William and Thomas Arnold, sons
of Thomas, of Cheselbourne, England, by different wives, were the
American ancestors of the Rhode Island family. These brothers came
in the seventeenth generation in direct line from Yuir, King of
Gwentland, who flourished about the twelfth century, and who personally
descended from Yuir, the second son of Cadwaladir, King of the
Britons. (I) Thomas Arnold, son of Thomas of Cheselbourne, England,
by his second wife, was baptized April 18, 1599, and sailed from
London, England, in the ship Plain Joan, in May, 1635.
He went first to Virginia, but as early as 1640 settled in Watertown,
Mass. After moving to Providence, R.I., he was made a freeman of
the Rhode Island Colony, May 18, 1658, and was deputy in 1670.
He married for his second wife, about 1640, Phebe, daughter of
George and Susannah Parkhurst, and his death occurred March 24,
1674-5, his wife surviving him until 1688. He had the following
(II) Eleazer Arnold, son of Thomas, lived and died in Providence, where he married Eleanor Smith, daughter of John and Elizabeth Smith, the former of whom was a Mason, and president of the Providence, Rhode Island, plantation. Eight children were born to Eleazer and his wife; their son.
(III) Joseph, who died Nov. 4, 1746, married, June 20, 1716, Mercy, daughter of Amos Stafford, who was born in Rhode Island, Sept. 21, 1694, and who bore him eleven children.
(IV) Caleb, son of Joseph, born at
Smithfield, R.I., May 26, 1725, died Feb. 5, 1784. June 26, 1745,
he married Patience Brown, born July 3, 1729. He took part in the
Revolutionary war, as did also his eight sons, and two sons-in-law.
Of his children, Ezekiel married Abigail Baxter, and reared a large
family; Nehemiah married Alice Brown, daughter of James Brown; Lucy
became the wife of William Colwell, and had one son, Arnold; William
was born May 31, 1751; Jabez married Lucinda Hunter and for a second
wife, Rachel Phettypluce; Caleb married Mary Arnold; Othniel was
killed at White Plains, N.Y., during the Revolutionary war; Edward
was a drummer boy during the Revolutionary war and was the first
to enter Yorktown; Patience married Ephraim Williams of Rhode Island;
Oliver was born in 1675 and married
(V) William Arnold, son of Caleb, was
born in Smithfield, May 31, 1751, and died at his home in Glocester,
R.I., May 9, 1836. He was quartermaster of the Rhode Island department
during 1778-79, and held the rank of colonel. He married Iscah Malavery,
who died Nov. 4, 1799, and who was the mother of the following children:
Nathan, born July 18, 1774; Mercy, born Sept. 26, 1775, who married
Elisha A. Hopkins, and died June 8, 1819; Lydia, March 19, 1777,
who married William Stone of Killingly; Patience, April 5, 1779,
who married William Alexander; David, June 21, 1781; Caleb, April
5, 1784; Elisha, Nov. 30, 1786; Mary, April 9, 1790; and Sarah, April
4, 1792, who
(VI) David, born June 21, 1781, at Glocester, R.I., married Polly Cutler, of Killingly, and had the following children: Betsey, born April 25, 1803, who married Riley Page; Alexander, Dec. 28, 1805; Lester, April 29, 1807; Azriah and Eleazer, June 25, 1808; Lucy, Nov. 16, 1809; Patience, Oct. 24, 1813, who married Riley Darling, and lived at East Greenwich, R.I.; Lydia, April 21, 1816, who married Clovis Eddy, of Glocester, R.I.; William Henry, Oct. 10, 1818, who died in 1830; Harriet, Jan. 19, 1820, who married Manning Angel; and James, May 5, 1822.
(VII) James Arnold, father of Daniel
G., was reared to the farm work to which he devoted the greater part
of his life. He was also engaged in
(VIII) Daniel G. Arnold was born
in Glocester, Sept. 19, 1852, and was educated at the public schools
of Glocester and Putnam, supplemented by a course in Eastmans
Business College at Poughkeespie, N.Y. On the home farm he assisted
with the general farming, stock raising and dairying, the latter
being carried on to a considerable extent. Ever since his fathers
death he has been the sole owner of the old farm, upon which he has
expended much money in general improvements, and in the purchase
of modern and labor saving machinery. He is a public-spirited and
enterprising man, and though a staunch upholder of the Republican
principles and issues, has followed his
At Putnam, June 20, 1878, M. Arnold was united in marriage with Mary F. Elliott, of Thompson, daughter of Sylvester and Mary A. (Jacobs) Elliott, of which union there has been one child, James Sylvester, born Nov. 3, 1886, who is living at home. The Elliott family, of which Mrs. Arnold is a member, is one of the old and honorable ones of Thompson.
Ebenezer H. Elliott, grandfather of Mrs. Arnold, was born in Thompson, Feb. 3, 1787, and married for his first wife, Esther Clough, his second wife being Harriet Kelly. The following children were born into the family of Ebenezer: William D., born Jan. 26, 1812; Lewis, Jan. 30, 1815; Sylvester, March 19, 1817; Alexander, May 21, 1819; Sarah H., April 20, 1823; and Esther A., Jan. 19, 1842, a daughter by the second wife.
Sylvester Elliott, father of Mrs. Arnold, was born in Thompson, March 19, 1817, and died on his farm there, Aug. 17, 1871. He married Mary A. Jacobs, who died Aug. 13, 1882, and is buried beside him in the cemetery at West Thompson. Both were members of the Congregational Church, and Mr. Elliott was a Republican in politics. To Sylvester Elliott and his wife were born the following children: John J., Jan. 30, 1841; Martha A., June 14, 1849, who died Nov. 8, 1896, having married Samuel A. Ross, of Rhode Island; Mary F., May 27, 1854, who married D.G. Arnold; Frank E., March 14, 1857; and Herbert L., Nov. 24, 1858, deceased May 7, 1859.
Linda D. Pingel great-great granddaughter of Cyrus White of Rockville, Ct.
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