Posted By:Ralph Bailey
Subject:Re: John M. Arrington
Post Date:November 10, 2010 at 21:39:39
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Joe, looks like I did not respond to your message of 20 March 2010 about the ARRINGTONS.

I am related to MARTHA BAILEY b. 1836 probably in Houston County, Ga. who married JAMES ARRINGTON b. ca. 1833 (1850 Randolph County, Ga. shows James, age 17, farmer, b. Ga.)in the SOLOMON OWENS household along with other Arringtons named Laninia, 15, Georgianna, 15 (no typo)Levisa, 11, Sidney, 7, and Mary, 5. Owens was James' step-father who lived next to Bryan Bailey, Martha's father.

As I recall there is a bio of Owens at a Randolph County website which mentions James

James and Martha were married 1 June 1856 in Randolph County and migrated to Winn Parish, La. 1857 with Martha's family. Her father was BRYAN(T) BAILEY b. 1806 in Ga., probably in Greene County, Ga.

James was killed in the Civil War and Martha remarried to Benjamin Lockett. Where they lived in Winn Parish was ceded to Grant Parish.

I own an Arrington book entitled I WANT TO KNOW by Lawson E. Arrington published 1983 by Gateway Press, Inc. of Baltimore. I presume you have a copy of this book which states that William Arrington b. 1662, but no record as to where.

It also says "The Arrington family of Perquimas County, North Carolina, most likely descends from William Arrington who appears in the records of Isle of Wight County, Virginia about 1700.

Because of this book I have done little Arrington research and probably do not have much to offer you.

Please let me hear from you re the above.

Ralph Bailey
Mandeville, La.