Person:Thomas Arnett (5)

Thomas Arnett
b.abt 1740/44
  • HThomas Arnett1740 - Bef 1808
  • WSarah SteeleEst 1748 - Aft 1807
m. Abt 1765
  1. Thomas C. Arnett1765 - 1847
  2. Mary 'Polly' Arnett1768 - 1786
  3. John Arnett1770 - 1816
  4. Abijah Arnett1772 - Bef 1807
  5. Elizabeth Arnett1773 -
  6. Samuel Arnett1775 -
  7. Sarah 'Sally' Arnett1781 - 1867
  8. Nancy Arnett1788 - 1859
  9. Jacob Arnett1794 - 1833
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Arnett
Gender Male
Birth? abt 1740/44
Marriage Abt 1765 to Sarah Steele
Residence[2] Bef 1769 Augusta, Virginia, United States
Residence[3] Bef 1774 Botetourt, Virginia, United States
Will[1] 9 Jul 1807 Clark, Kentucky, United States
Death[1] Bef 23 May 1808 Clark, Kentucky, United States[probate]
Probate[1] 23 May 1808 Clark, Kentucky, United States
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Thomas Arnett was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 430.--3d January, 1769. John ( ) Mourie, eldest son and heir of Hance Mourie, late of Bedford County, deceased, of Bedford County, Virginia, to James Wilson, £__, 246 acres on Craig's Creek, a branch of James River, conveyed to Hancc by James Patton, 20th December, 1753. Teste: Benj. Hawkins, John Crawford, Jr., Thomas Arnet, Walter Stewart. Delivered: Pat. Lockhart, September, 1772.
  • Page 43.--3d January, 1769. Alexander Evans and Jane to James Alcorn, £17, 37-1/2 acres on Back Creek of James River, part of tract whereon Alexander now lives. Teste: John Miller, Thomas Arnet, John Harbison, Francis Smith. Delivered to himself, November, 1773.
  • Page 266.--25th January, 1769. Robert Rowland to Thomas Rowland, £100. 369 acres patented to Robert, 25th July, 1746, on head branch of Looney's Creek. Teste: Benj. Hawkins, Michael Woods, Jr., Thomas Arnott. Andrew Woods. Delivered: Pat. Lockhart by your order, March, 177?.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 21, 1769. - (77) Hemp certificates: Nicholas Sollas, Thomas Arnett.

Records in Botetourt County, VA

At a court held for Botetourt County the eighth day of Febry., 1774.
Thomas Arnett Plff. )
agst. ) In Debt
Matthew McCalister & Benja. Hawkins Defts. )
This day came the parties by their attornies and thereupon came also a jury, towit: Thos. Lewis, Isaiah Vansandt, Samuel Walker, Thos. Rowland, Adam Smyth, John Dougherty, Joseph Kyle, Henry Hunter, Joseph Looney, John McRoberts, Jacob Salmons and Henry Pawling, who retd. a verdt. in favor of the deft. Judgt. accdgly. and damages in favor of deft. agst. plff. for five shillings and costs to be pd. by the plff.
Ord. that this ct. be adjd. till tomorrow morning, 8 o'clock.
The minutes of these proceedings were signed by
John Bowyer
[Source: Minutes, Botetourt County Court February 1774]

At a court continued & held for Botetourt County the 9th day of February, 1774.
Wm. Bowyer Plff. )
agst. ) In Case
Wm. Crow Deft. )
This day came the plff. by his attorney & thereupon came also a jury, towit: John Madison, James Gilmore, Thomas Arnett, Peter Conner, James Byrnsides, James Linn, James Leatherdale, James Hayes, Thomas Cunningham, James Sharkey, Christopher Bryan and Richard Cavet, who retd. verdt. in favor of the plff. for damages of thirteen pounds, fourteen shillings and seven pence & the costs.
[Source: Minutes, Botetourt County Court February 1774]

At a court contd. & held for Botetourt County the 10th day of February, 1774.
Israel Christian, Assee. of Thos. Arnett, Plff. )
agst. ) Debt
Benjamin Hawkins Deft. )
This day came the parties &c. & also a jury, towit: Charles Lymn [sic], David May, Andrew Hall, Peter Conner, George Davis, John Miller, Thomas Dawson, Francis Guthrie, Jacob Francisco, John Rogers, Jacob Braikfield and James McGriffy, who retd. a verdt. in favor of the plff. Judgt. for ten pounds, but to be discharged by payment of five pounds with int. thereon from the tenth day of Decr., 1771 till paid & costs.
[Source: Minutes, Botetourt County Court February 1774]

At a court continued & held for Botetourt County the 11th of May, 1774.
Patrick Coults Plff. )
agst. ) In Case
James Laurence Deft. )
This day came the parties &c. & also a jury, towit: Amos Potts, William Bilbrow, John McRoberts, John Boywell, John Robinson, Robert Robinson, Jacob Cleek, William McMurray, James Walker, James McClure, Joseph Looney and Thomas Arnett, who retd. a verdt. awarding damages to plff. of six pounds, twelve (word missing) and four pence, besides his costs. Judgt. accdgly.
[Source: Minutes, Botetourt County Court May 1774]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Will Abstract of Thomas Arnett, in Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather. Will records of Clark County, Kentucky. (Chillicothe, Missouri: E.P. Ellsberry, 198-?)
    WB 2.

    Thomas Arnett
    My sons: Jacob, Thomas, and Samuel, Exe.
    My daughters: Nancy, Elizabeth, and Sally.
    Rachel and Polly, daughters of my son, Abijah, dec.
    My wife, Sarah .... money due us from Mother Anderson.
    Written: 9 Jul 1807
    Witnesses: Jacob Dawson and Abigail Dawson.
    Probated: 23 May 1808

  2. Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. (Rosslyn, Virginia: The Commonwealth Printing Company, 1912-1913 in Three Volumes).
  3. Court Records, in Botetourt County, Virginia Court Minutes Book.