Person:Ruth Arnold (11)

Ruth Wamsley Arnold
m. 24 Oct 1816
  1. Louisa ArnoldAbt 1823 -
  2. Margurite (Margaret) ArnoldAbt 1824 - 1885
  3. Ruth Wamsley Arnold1835 - 1856
  4. Martin Van Buren Arnold1837 - 1889
Facts and Events
Name Ruth Wamsley Arnold
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1835 Virginia, United States
Death[2] 16 Aug 1856 Jackson Co., West Virginia, United States
Burial[3] Sandyville Cemetery, Sandyville, Jackson Co., West Virginia, United States

On the 1850 census, District 27, Jackson County, Virginia, Ruth Arnold, age 15, and Martin V. Arnold, age 13, are both enumerated in the household of Thomas Maris and it was an assumption that Ruth and Martin are siblings, which later proved correct..

1850 Census, District n/g, Jackson Co, VA 202 207 Mairs Thos 45 M Farmer Ireland 202 207 Mairs Louisa 27 F VA 202 207 Mairs Rachel S 9 F VA 202 207 Mairs Benj 6 M VA 202 207 Mairs Joseph W 3 M VA 202 207 Mairs John 1 M VA 202 207 Arnold Ruth 15 F VA 202 207 Arnold Martin V 13 M VA

Later: The typed death record of 'Rutha' Arnold is found showing her parents as Benj. J. Arnold and Susan Arnold and the informant was Thomas MORRIS. And on the original handwritten record here: the informant is listed as Thos. Maris, brother-in-law. A look at the Find-a-Grave Memorial # 29542157 offers more information: Birth: 1835 Death: Jun. 16, 1856

Inscription: Aged 21 yrs 5 mos 7 dys; daughter of Benjamin & Susannah Mairs Wamsley Arnold Note: Source: Jackson County Historical Society Journal

But the online death records give a d/o/d as 16 Aug 1856. There is a photo on F-A-G site but a leaf lies over the inscription of the month! It is helpful to know of her mother's relationship to the Mairs family.

  1. United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432)
    District 27, Jackson County, Virginia.
  2. West Virginia, United States. Vital Research Records Search Selection. (West Virginia, United States: West Virginia Archives and History)
    Jackson County Death Records.
  3. Find A Grave
    Memorial# 29542157.