Born: 1808-09-20 Massachusetts
Died: 1888-12-12 Springfield, Illinois
Charles Arnold lived in Springfield, Illinois by 1835. By 1836, he was the deputy sheriff of Sangamon County, Illinois. He was a carpenter by trade, but also served as collector for Sangamon County for some time and as sheriff of the county from 1848-50. He was re-elected county sheriff in 1852. In 1850, he owned $1,800 worth of property. Politically, Arnold was a Whig and, by 1859, a Republican.
Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 6 June 1835, 2:2; 16 July 1836, 2:7; 14 March 1851, 3:1; Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 12 October 1859, 1:4; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Sangamon County, IL, 3; Receipt for 1849 Illinois and Sangamon County Taxes; Receipt for 1852 Illinois and Sangamon County Taxes; Receipt for 1853 State of Illinois and Sangamon County Taxes; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 274, 283; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 119; Gravestone, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL.