Arrington

Arthur and Clara Crager Arrington
and family.

William James Arrington

William James Arrington and wife Sarah (Sallie) McCarty Arrington moved to Angelina County from Clarke County, Mississippi shortly before 1870 (he is listed as a "newcomer" in the census). He was the son of Arthur and Milly Ann Arrington.He was born about 1810 in South Carolina and Sarah about 1815 in South Carolina. William resided with his son Arthur in 1880.

Their children included:

Jehial Arrington

Jehial Arrington and wife Tibitha had the following children:

Arthur Arrington

A veteran of the Civil War, Arthur Arrington moved to Angelina County from Clarke County, Mississippi. While living in Burke he ran a drug store across the street from the old post office. After the death of his first wife, he married Emma Johnson Brown, the great-grandmother of the author.

Arthur and Clara had the following children:

Sterling James Arrington

Sterling James Arrington and wife Nancy Evans Arrington donated the land for Bradley Prairie (later Burke) School, and his brother Arthur was one of its founders.

William Larkin Arrington

William Larkin Arrington married Nancy Smith, daughter of Jeptha Smith. They had the following children:

Sources:

  1. 1850 Census, Clarke County, Mississippi, Page 17, Beat 5, Dwelling 511 (William)
  2. 1870 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Page 53, Dwelling (William)
  3. 1870 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Page 54, Dwelling (Jehiel)
  4. 1870 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Page 50, Dwelling 43 (Sterling)
  5. 1880 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Precinct 1, Page 12, Dwelling 106 (Larkin Arrington)
  6. 1880 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Precinct 1, Page 14, Dwelling 119 (Arther Arrington)
  7. 1880 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Precinct 1, Page 13, Dwelling 112 (Jehial Arrington)
  8. 1900 Census, Angelina County
  9. Orders Establishing School Communities, Angelina County, Texas
  10. M. Lee Murrah, Personal Recollections