Hugh M. Arnold (1842 – )

"HUGH M. ARNOLD, one of the leading citizens of Newnan,
Coweta, Co., Ga., was born in November, 1842, his parents
being James and Matilda (Ware) Arnold. His father was
born in Wilkes county, in 1802, and was reared on a farm. 
The paternal grandfather of Hugh M. Arnold was a native 
of South Carolina, who came to Georgia before 1800, settling
in the woods, in which there had never been a stick cut.
Hugh M. Arnold was reared on a farm and attended school 
in an old log school house with stick chimney and a puncheon
floor. For a short time he went to school in Newnan, but 
in 1861, when only eighteen years of age, enlisted in 
Company B, under Capt. R. L. Y. Long, remaining one year, 
at the expiration of which he re-enlisted, and after two 
years, returned home and engaged in farming, which occupation
he still continues. Mr. Arnold was in the battles of Cotton 
Hills, Seven Pines and Loop Creek. In 1868 Mr. Arnold was
united in marriage to Miss Mary Townsen, daughter of James 
and Sarah (Grantlin) Townsen. To this union three children 
have been born: Brad, Mollie and Sallie. Mrs. Arnold was 
born in Upson county, Ga., and died in 1872, a member of 
the M. E. church. Three years later, Mr. Arnold married 
Fannie Sims, daughter of John D. Sims, to whom six 
children have been born: Fannie L., Eva, John, Alma H. M. 
(deceased), Jennie C., and an infant. Mrs. Arnold was born
and reared in Coweta county, and is a member of the Baptist, 
while Mr. Arnold is a member of the M. E. church. Mr. Arnold 
was formerly a member of the masonic order. He began 
life with very little, but has succeeded well, and besides 
owning a large farm, has one of the nicest residences in 
Newnan, where he and his family are among the leading and
most respected citizens."

Source:  Transcribed from MEMOIRS OF GEORGIA published
by the Southern Historical Association, 1895. Contributed by:
Nel Rocklein

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