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Calvin M. Arnold, private, sergeant and later 1st lieutenant in the 13th Tennessee Cavalry, Company D from 24 Sep 1863 until close of war in August 1865. He caught pneumonia during a march from Camp Nelson, KY to Nashville, as evidenced by a pension affidavit which stated that he also suffered from liver disease and a weak back caused by his military service. Calvin b. 21 Jan 1833 d. 27 Aug 1906 Johnson Co. TN, son of Elijah C. Arnold and Nancy Ann Venable Arnold. Calvin m. Sarah Phillippi 11 Oct 1857 Johnson Co. TN. They were parents of James Samuel P. Arnold 1863-1937 m. Belle Woolwine; Martha A. Arnold 1868-1918 m. Ulyssess Grant Cress; Florence G.L. Arnold 1870-1927 m. Oscar Blevins; Charles E.Arnold 1872-1971 m. Christina Shepard; Margaret E. Arnold 1876-1963 m.Dr. John Cicero Hutchison; Robert M. Arnold b. 1880 m. Mattie McGevere——- submitted by gg grandson, Larry Cockerham, Nashville, TN
D. W. Wills, clerk and master in chancery, was born in this county March 11, 1835, the son of John D. and Mary D. (Neel) Wills, the former born in this county December 28, 1808, the son of Peter, a native of Virginia, who came to this county about 1799. He was a large land owner and farmer. The father, a successful farmer also, died December 17, 1856. The mother was born near Abingdon, Va., about 1811, the daughter of Bartholomew Neel, and was a Methodist, as was her father. Our subject grew up with rural advantages, and farmed up to the war. In 1865 he became deputy sheriff for eight years and in August, 1882, became magistrate, and in September, 1885, was appointed to his present position by Chancellor St. John. In October, 1853, he married Mary, a daughter of Samuel Cress, who died in January, 1873, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. They had six children. Nancy, a daughter of Moore Robinson, became his wife October 17, 17, 1875. One of their three children is deceased. His wife is a Baptist.
Transcribed from Godspeed’s History of TN (1896)