Studying family history is far more than learning the names, birth and death dates of our ancestors. It can truly provide us with a window into HISTORY through an understanding of the lives--both special events and everyday exploits--of our ancestors. It is so important to understand our ancestor's lives, and the choices they made, within the historical context of the society and culture of their particular place and time. The material on this page provides us with some incredibly rich understandings of some of the members of the Arledge family as they have lived in many different eras, times and places.

Thanks to all who have shared these stories and documents with us. If you have any material to contribute to this page, please send it to Pam Wilson at

Arledge Pioneers of the Northern Frontier: Stories and Memoirs of Lemuel Harvey Arledge and his children and grandchildren, who migrated to Minnesota and other western states in the late 1800s.

Family folklore from the ARLEDGES of the Green River Cove of Western North Carolina (descendants of Amos Arledge, who came there from Fairfield County, SC in the early 1800s):

* Tales of the Coves: Oral histories of the families of Green River Cove, Holberts Cove and the Silver Creek area of Polk County, NC, Part 1 (gathered by Pam Wilson in 1981)

* Letters between brothers Roone and Yates Arledge about the family history

* A story about the Green River Cove and its folklore by writer Frank L. FitzSimons of Hendersonville, NC excerpted from From the Banks of the Oklawaha

Estate Papers of LEVI ARLEDGE from the NC State Archives, 1904-1906

The ARLEDGE-PITTILLO Case: an extended lawsuit that involved all of the Arledges in Polk and Henderson Counties of NC, 1859-1885

Letters of the children of Cyrus Arledge (1854-1860) Fannin and Houston Counties, Texas and Limestone County, Alabama

Memoirs of Hattie Belle Arledge Milburn (1902-1982) of Crockett, Houston County, TX

Divorce proceedings of Minerva Arledge vs. Markham G. Coffman, Limestone Co, AL, 1866-1869

Letters from Jesse Arledge of Randolph County, NC to his son Henry William Arledge of Tennessee and to his daughter Lydia B. Arledge Thompson of Iowa, written 1857-1866

Memoirs of Vera Clementine Arledge Copeland (b. 1905) of Etowah County, Alabama, written in 1987

Memoirs of Fannie Bell Arledge McClellan (1885-1972) of Montague County, Texas

Stories and Memoirs of Petronella "Nell" Buck Arledge of Chilton and Lubbock, Texas

Stories about the Tilman Barge Arledge family of Rockdale, Milam County, TX

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