|ARRINGTON NOTES OF INTEREST
ARTICLE IN ANCESTORING-THE JEFFERSON REPORTER, RESEARCHED BY LEROY LEWIS
|One of the early pioneers on Reddy Creek in
1793 were William Perdue and Judah. They had a daughter named Judah,
who married Henry Whitehead on June 17, 1813. The couple had a son,
James M. Whitehead, who married Sarah A. Young and they were the parents
of nine children.
One of the children was Catherine Whitehead. She was born on June 10, 1842 and married Silas A. Arrington on December 16, 1880. The couple were listed in the 1900 Jefferson County Census with two children:
(1) Louie F., born February 1888.
(2) Bud (Lee) born April 4, 1885.
Data also reflects that Catherine was apparently Silas A. Arrington's second wife. Catherine died August 10, 1904 in Emanuel County, Ga. She is buried in Gum Log Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. This cemetery is near Kite, Georgia, just off US 221 Highway. No marker was found for Catherine.
Catherine's niece, Tessie Lee Whitehead Stoud of Swainsboro, Ga., said Silas Arrington was a Drummer in the CSA.
Records show Catherine had a brother named Lee Whitehead, who moved from Jefferson County to Emanuel County prior to 1900. It's possible that Silas died shortly after 1900. He is buried in Keysville, Georgia. Catherine apparently moved with her two children to be near her brother, Lee, who was making his home there.
Other notes show that Silas Arrington married Sarah A. Arrington in Jefferson County on January 4, 1866. James Oliphant, M.G. performed the marriage vows for the couple.
Notes also pertain to Julia C. Arrington , daughter of Willis Arrington and Caroline Adkerson. Records show Julia Arrington married Thomas Whitehead on June 30, 1870, and the 1870 census lists them as living with his mother, Susan (Susie) Willoughby Whitehead, this being the second wife of the before mentioned Henry Whitehead. Henry had died in 1851 and Susan was shown in 1860, 1870, and 1880 census as living on the Champion place on the north side of Reedy Creek. Susan's Aunt, Martha Willoughby married John Asa Champion in 1813. The Champion Place has been a part of the Lewis family property since 1918.
"We are not descendants of the Whiteheads. My great grandmother, Permelia Perdue Lewis was a first cousin of James M. Whitehead. It is most interesting that Helen Landrum's connection with the Matthews family refers to Susan Whitehead affectionately as Aunt Susan Whitehead. She was living in the house hold of Moses Matthews in 1900 and was listed as an Aunt."
"Early Marriages, Jefferson County, Ga, 1805-1885" list the following:
Ezekiel Arrington married Salley Browden, 1817
John Arrington married Hester Griffin, 1817
Henry Arrington married Cady Broughton, 1818
John Arrington Polly Steward, 1827
Living Arrington married Nancy Mariah Turvin, 1838
Henry Arrington married Mary Eason, 1842
James J. Arrington married Martha A. E. Peebles, 1846
Riley Arrington married Adeline Carroll, 1847
Freeman Arrington married Rebecca Polhill, 1853
T. A. Arrington married D. A. Arrington, 1858
Wesley Arrington married Sarah A. Parish, 1858
Sherrod Arrington married to M. E. E. Lightfoot, 1860
Wesley Arrington married Elvira Parish, 1864
John B. Arrington married to Mary A. Baggett, 1866
Willis K. Arrington married Mary E. Stewart, 1867
William W. Arrington married Catherine Lemon, 1873
Silas A. Arrington married to Catherine Whitehead, 1880
~~Other notes of interest!~~
~Notes abstracted from local newspapers~
4-1836 - Unclaimed letter, Louisville, Jefferson County - Willis Arrington, Silas Arrington, Heaty Arrington.
1-12-1849 - Jefferson County, Georgia - Whereas Levin Arrington and Willis Arrington executors on the estate of Silas Arrington, by their petition laid before the court of ordinary of said county, stating that they had fully administered on said estate, apply for letters of dismission thereon: These are therefore to cite and admonish, all and singular, the kindred and creditors said deceased, to be and appear at my office, within the time prescribed by law, to show cause, if any they have, why said letters of dismission should not be granted. Given under my hand at officein Louisville, this 12th day of January, 1849. EBEBEZER BOTHWELL, Clerk
Registered voters in the city of Augusta, Georgia, 11-25-1874: C. A. Arrington
Sarah Arrington, S.C. age 62, died in the city - Sunday- 10-19-1879
5-28-1922 (Sunday) - Silas Arrington has our sympathy in the loss of his house which burned Saturday afternoon.
5-24-1935 - Louisville Academy-graduated, Edna Arrington
Keysville School - 12-13-1936 - Fifth Grade - Thomas Pittman - Sixth Grade - Sarah Arrington
Mrs. Elizabeth Arrington filed suit against Jim Arrington for Alimony in the March term. 2-17-1939
11-17-1941- Mrs. Fannie Daniel and grandson, Alvin Arrington have returned from Valdosta where they attended the South Georgia conference and were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Adkins.
Mrs. Lon Smith has returned home from Stone Mountain. She spent a week with her father, Mr. R. A. Arrington. He has been ill. (4-19-1943)
11-16-1944 - Corporal Zettie Arrington who has been in the West Indies for quite a while, is home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Arrington (Obed Wesley) for a furlough before going to Drew Field, Florida., where he will be reassigned.
1-23-1945 - Wounded in Action, Private (fc) Oscar Penrow, h/o Mrs. Sarah Arrington Penrow of Keysville, Ga. He was wounded in Action in Europe. He has been award the Purple Heart. He is in a hospital somewhere in England. He entered service 11-1942. The son of Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Penrow of Gough, Ga.
Martha Elizabeth Arrington, d/o Hardy Arrington, Matthews, Ga., married Charles Boulineau. He is the son of Alex Boulineau of Wrens, Ga. Married at Wrens Church of God on Sunday, September 24, 1961.
John R. "Big John" Arrington, age 58, of Harlem, Georgia, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999. Poteet Funeral Home in Charge, Peach Orchard Road. Interment at Mt. Moriah Methodist Church, Matthews, Georgia. Survivors: Two brothers, George F. Arrington and Judson H. Arrington.
Downs Baptist Church Cemetery -Downs Crossroads between Davisboro and Warthen:
Dora Arrington 1883-1945
Alonzo Arrington 1856-1922
Arthur E. Arrington 1899-1948
Lizzie Holton Arrington 1866-1948
Mattie B. Arrington 1904 - 19??
1-12-1849- Jefferson County, Georgia- Whereas Levin Arrington and Willie Arrington, executors on the estate of Silas Arrington, by their petition laid before the court of ordinary of said County, stating that they had fully administered on said estate, apply for letters of dismission thereon: These are therefore to cite and admonish, all and singular, the kindred and creditors of said deceased to be and appear at my office, within the time prescribed by law, to show cause, if any they have, why said letters of dismission should be granted. Given under my hand at office in Louisville, this 12th day of January 1849. ja12 Ebenezer Bothwell, Clerk
William Silas Arrington, government employee at the Veterans Facility here for the past eight years, has been enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve through the Augusta Navy Recruiting station with a rating of hospital apprentice first class. Following his induction into the service at Macon, Arrington was transferred to Norvolk, Va., for a tour of recruit training before being assigned to general hospital duty. 7-21-1942.
9-30-1840 - Jefferson Sheriff's Sale - Will be sold on the first Tuesday in December next, at the Market House, in the town of Louisville within the legal hours of sale, three Negroes, to wit: Lydia, a woman slave, and her two children, Augustus and Henry. Also, a quality of Household Furniture, consisting of Slab, Sofa, beds, and Bedsteads, Clocks, and sundry other articles in the house-keeping line. Said property, levied on as the property of Owen McDermott, upon foreclosure of Mortgage, of Sherrod Arrington vs. said McDermontt. Property pointed out in said Mortgage fi.fa. William S. Alexander, Sh'ff
Rufus W. Arrington - Ga. Pvt. Co. K 175 Inf. WWII PH, 8/21/1914 - 5/12/1966
Joseph E. Arrington - Ga. Pvt. U. S. Marine Corps WWII, 3/27/1919 - 11/8/1973