NameMoses Arnold, GGG Grandfather
Birth1 Apr 1834, Montgomery Co., Ohio
Marriage15 Jun 1863, Wabash Co., Indiana
SpouseLouisa Howard, 2C4R
Birth17 Oct 1833
Death12 Nov 1878, North Manchester, Wabash Co., Indiana
BurialCripe Cemetery, North Manchester, Wabash Co., Indiana
Birth10 Jan 1864, Pleasant twp, Wabash Co., Indiana
Death28 Mar 1864, Pleasant twp, Wabash Co., Indiana
Birth1865/1866, Pleasant twp, Wabash Co., Indiana
Birth4 Aug 1868, Pleasant twp, Wabash Co., Indiana
Death22 Sep 1869, Pleasant twp, Wabash Co., Indiana
Birth5 Dec 1871, Pleasant twp, Wabash Co., Indiana
Death21 Apr 1872, Pleasant twp, Wabash Co., Indiana
BirthAug 1872, Pleasant twp, Wabash Co., Indiana
Death17 Dec 1954, Wabash Co., Indiana
Birthabt 1876, Pleasant twp, Wabash Co., Indiana
Notes for Moses Arnold
Date of death for Moses Arnold from Cinnet's application for a marriage licence to Moses Hoover. There is no burial listed for Moses Arnold in Lester Binnie's books of Wabash & Kosciusko Co. cemetery records. Nor was his death registered with the Wabash Co. health department. (Death records start in 1887.) He must have died elsewhere.
1860 census of Madison twp, Montgomery Co., Ohio, taken 20 June, lists on p. 63, as family #438 the household of:
Moses Arnold, 24, b. OH, Lany 21 b. MD, Silas 4 b. OH, Lucinda 2 b. OH, David 1 b. OH. "Lany" is apparently a nickname for Magdalena. The age of Moses is not consistent with other records, nor with that of his twin brother Aaron, listed two pages earlier. It also seems unlikely that Magdalena married at age 13, but I don't know whether her age in this census is wrong, or the 1852 date on the marriage record. The fact that their oldest child was 4 in 1860 does suggest a marriage closer to 1855 or 1856 than 1852.
1870 census of Pleasant twp, Wabash County, Indiana, taken 17 Aug, lists on p. 53, as family #391 the household of:
Arnold, Moses 36 b. OH, Louisa 36 b. VA, Silas 12 b. OH, Lucinda 11 b. OH, Ella 9 b. OH, Stacia 4 b. IN. The age for Silas disagrees with that on the 1860 and 1880 censuses. The places of birth would seem to indicate that the family moved from Ohio to Indiana between 1861 and 1866.
1880 census of Pleasant twp, Wabash County, Indiana, taken 7 Jun, lists as family #158 the household of:
Arnold, Moses 46 b. OH (PA KY), Cinnet 26 b. IN (OH OH), Ellen 18 b. OH (OH MD), Stacia 14 b. IN (OH OH), Robert 7 b. IN (OH OH), Charles 4 b. IN (OH OH), Silas 24 b. OH (OH MD), Francis (wife) 19 b. IN (OH OH). Note that the place of birth for Stacia, Robert and Charles' mother does not agree with Louisa's place of birth in the 1870 census nor with Robert's mother's place of birth in the 1900 census (both of which say Virginia.)
1900 census of Paw-Paw twp, town of Roann, Wabash Co., IN, lists the household of:
Arnold, Moses b. Apr 1833, 67; Cinnet C., b. Aug 1855, 44; Robert, b. Aug 1872, 27; Dollie M. b. Jan 1884, 16; Grover H., b. Oct 1885, 14; the couple married 21 years, Cinnet the mother of 4 children, 2 living; Moses born in Ohio, his wife and all the children born in Indiana, Moses' father born in Pennsylvania and his mother born in Kentucky, Cinnet's parents both born in Ohio, Robert's mother born in Virginia. The birthdate of Apr 1833 for Moses is inconsistent with Lester Binnie's date of 1 Apr 1834, and is likely wrong since the earlier censuses are consistent with 1834 (except the 1860 census, which is way off.)
Notes for Louisa Howard
The dates of birth and death are from her gravestone, identified as Louisa, wife of Moses Arnold (even though Moses is not buried with her.)
In the 1850 census (see Notes for Robert Howard), Louisa's place of birth is given as Ohio. But the wife of Jacob Ohmart in the 1860 census and the wife of Moses Arnold in the 1870 census both give their place of birth as Virginia.
Notes for Moses & Louisa (Family)
Wabash Co. Marriage License book 6, p. 155, has marriage license issued to Moses Arnold & Louisa Ohmart, 13 June 1863, returned 15 June 1863.
Lester Binnie, on p. 115 of "Early Brethren Families of the Eel River Congregation", in his chart of the Jacob Ohmart family, lists the date of this marriage as 15 Oct 1863.
The above notation is in Binnie’s family group list for Adam Ohmart, where he includes a daughter Louisa, and then describes the marriage to Moses Arnold. He bases this identification on the fact that Moses Arnold's wife is buried in the same cemetery row as Adam's family, between his sons Jacob and Levi (both of whom predeceased her), right where she would be in the birth order. However, she does not appear with the Adam Ohmart family on any of the census listings. And others such as Verle Ohmart and Leona Betteridge list the marriage of Jacob Ohmart to "Louisa Howard". I strongly suspect that Adam had no daughter named Louisa, and that Jacob's widow later married Moses Arnold. It would not seem too unusual to bury her next to her first husband, even though she was already remarried when she died. (Preceding comment written in 1990. In 1993, I went to Wabash to consult death and marriage records, and found that the death certificate of Robert Arnold lists his parents as Moses Arnold & Louisa Howard, confirming my earlier hypothesis.)