terri, i am descended from silas arrington through his daughter mary (mollie).i knew that his first wife (mary's mother) was named sarah, but we didn't have a last name -- can you tell me how you found that her name was whitehead?
the information i have on silas may or may not be 100 % accurate, but i'll tell you what i've been able to find out about him.
i have his birth as 19 june 1843 in jefferson county and his death 14 sep 1921 in keysville, burke county, ga.he married sarah in 1866, and they had four children (martha, mary, reece, william).sarah died in 1879, and silas married martha catherine whitehead in 1880.they had five children (claire, lee, bud, minnie, and louie).
he was a confederate soldier and was in the company B georgia 59th infantry.he was a musician and drum major.
i don't know if any of this helps you, but there it is.if you have anything about sarah or her kids or silas' parents and beyond, i would love to know what you've found.