Re: John Arnold of Monroe Co. Georgia
I still find no John Arnold born in NC in 1784. There was one "about 1783", m Sarah Murray, "had 1 boy and 2 girls bef 1820; moved west." "Married 26 DEC 1812, Orange Co., NC." (Source: Jhlawr@wmconnect.com)
The John Arnold you and I are researching had unk wife, and first child in 1814. Birth year of 1st child is right, i.e. James J. Arnold, b 1814. John did reportedly move SOUTH WEST, not WEST, (i.e. to GA.) However, this does not mean he did not move "west" first, i.e. to TN, or simply to western NC.
None of the children attributed to John of 1784, (i.e. James J., Green B., Ben, John, William, Needham, or Nelsey,) seem to show up in searches at Ancestry.com, except POSSIBLY Ben (b 1818,) place of birth not listed... but died in Twiggs Co., GA; m Mary Jane McCorne. Looks like the right line...maybe?
Hard to find much on Needham, the main line I seek. Some well-quoted sources say he was the son of a Benjamine who has a direct line to the Welsh royals, (House of Arnold.) Bt some say it is John, 1784, NC. I wonder if we will ever solve this mystery!