Born: 1790 North Carolina
Flourished: 1827-1850 Menard County, Illinois
Arnold moved first from North Carolina to Tennessee. By 1827, he had settled his family in a part of Sangamon County, Illinois, that would later become Menard County. He farmed in Menard County until at least 1850.
The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 320; U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Sangamon County, IL, 199; Election Returns for the New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 325.