Arnold & Nelson families, Washington Co., AR
Please note:I am NOT related in any way but wanted to share this wonderful tidbit with anyone researching this family.
Found this in Farm and Home, August 1, 1898, issue, a farm paper once published by the Phelps Publishing Company, Springfield, Mass.:
From Our Young Americans.
Pieced Four Quilts.--I live in northwest Arkansas, which is noted for its delightful climate and its variety of fruits. I am nine years old and weigh 98 lbs. My hight [sic] is four feet nine inches. I have been going to school, but it is out now. It was a four months' school. We had an exhibition the last day and a real nice time. I liked my teacher. I have one little brother and he is six years old. His name is Walter. Mamma, brother and I live with grandpapa and grandmamma. My papa is dead. I have four pets, a lamb and three cats. I have pieced four quilts, one when I was five years old, which is quilted. Grandpapa takes F & H and I like to read the little boys' and girls' letters.--[Astella E. Nelson.
I found this family in the 1900 and 1910 Washington County, Arkansas, censuses in Goshen Township.