Looking for any information regarding Nancy LUMSDEN, daughter of George Lumsden of Spotsylvania. Nancy Lumsden married JAMES ARNOLD and they left Spotsylvania Co., VA about 1793, moving to South Carolina.
James Arnold died in Abbeville Co., SC 1836 (now Greenwood Co.). His will was dated August 3, 1827 and was proved March 16, 1836. Executors were his sons, Archibald and Alexander B. Arnold plus James’ son-in-law, John Cochran. Witnesses were D. L. Wardlaw; John V. Reynolds and Jesse S. Adams. Nancy Lumsden, was not mentioned in the will so she must have died before 1827. Occupation was listed as “Planter”. (src. ABSTRACTS OF OLD NINETY-SIX, pg. 1).
James Arnold and wife, Nancy sold 108 acres on January, 29, 1793 to Thomas Shirley. This property sat in Spotsylvania Co. and adjoined John C. Waller, Clement Boroughes, James Wiglesworth Junior and Senior. Was signed by both James and Nancy and was given to James by his brother, John Arnold.(src. SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA, DEEDS, N: FROM CROZIER’S ABSTRACTS,page 460 and GREENWOOD COUNTY SKETCHES, pg. 144)).
While in South Carolina, James Arnold and family “lived one mile from the Deadfall” (what is now Greenwood County) and was neighbors with the Pettus family, McGehee family, Logan family, and Shotwell family. (src. ABSTRACTS OF OLD NINETY-SIX, pg. 1)