Dr. Hendrick H. Arnold

                 Goodspeed 1890

Dr. Hendrick H. Arnold , planter, Arkadelphia, Ark. Dr. Arnold, well known to almost all residents of this portion of the county, was born in South Carolina on the 1st of January 1822, and is a son of Ira and Mary (Saxon) Arnold. Ira Arnold was also a native of South Carolina, born in 1791, and was a reared on a farm. He spent the principal part of his life engaged in the mercantile business. He was justice of peace in the state of South Carolina for a number of years, and filled that position with credit to himself and satisfaction to the people. He died in 1858, in full communion with the Baptist Church. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity. The mother was a native of Lawrence County, S.C., born in 1798, and died in her native state in 1872. She was also a member of the Baptist Church. They were married about 1814, and the result of this union was eight children, four of whom are now living: Dr. Hendrick H., David S. (now residing at Prescott, Ark.) Sallie (wife of Jackson Roalen, now residing in South Carolina) and Mary (wife of Isaac Hening, residing in South Carolina). Dr. Hendrick H. Arnold was married on the 19th of July 1849 to Miss Ann H. Ross, a native of Dallas County, Ala., born August 5, 1834, and the daughter of Peter and Temperance (Arnold) Ross. Mr. and Mrs. Ross emigrated from Alabama to Arkansas in 1842, settled in Clark County, and there Mr. Ross died in 1850. Mrs. Ross was a native of Kentucky, born November 25, 1780, and died September 27, 1870. Both she and her husband were members of the Methodist Church. They were the parents of nine children, Mrs. Arnold the only one now living. To Dr. and Mrs. Arnold were born two children: Edgar R. and William B. Dr. Arnold graduated in medicine in the Lexington (Ky.) Transylvania Medical College in 1841 and 1842. He practiced about sixteen years in Clark County of this state, but since the war he has turned his attention principally to farming. In 1863 he enlisted in the Confederate army under Capt. R.E. Reeds, and after serving twelve months he was discharged. He participated in the battles of Marks Mill and Poison Springs. Dr. Arnold is the owner of 700 acres of land, has good substantial buildings, and is engaged in raising a good grade of stock. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and Mrs. Arnold is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
___________________________________________________________________________ Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1890, Clark County, pages 124-125. Contributed in memory of Evelyn Dickerson Jackson, Magora Owens Wingfield, Miss Jamie McConnell, and Miss Lucille Westbrook. ___________________________________________________________________________ Update 02.28.06 Morris Myers 2006 BIO-0133.HTM