Make your own free website on Tripod.com
                               The Arnot Family
 

I have typed this five page copy of a original copy that was found in a church in Michigan, USA,  An unknown writer wrote this biography in 1988.  I was very lucky to have a volunteer helper in Michigan find it and send it to me!  Now I have filled in any dates/ info that I have found over the years I have been doing genealogy.  I feel my info is correct in that I have two or more related documents with same info/dates that match.   I hope to find others out here in cyberland with the same tree as I, hoping to exchange info, become friends! After all we are related :)

1)     Robert Arnot          b) Sept 19, 1749 at Portmoak, Kinross, Scotland
                                    d) Dec 6, 1839 at Minaville, Montgomery City, NY
Married
1-M) Janet Brown          b) Sept 24, 1749 at Fosseway & Tullebore, Kinross, Scotland
                                    d) between 1830-32 at Minaville, Montgomery City, NY
Their Children:
2)  Christian                   bp) June 18, 1780       d) before 1792
3)  John                         bp) Nov 25, 1781       d) unknown
4)  Ebenezer                   bp) Aug 31, 1783        d) unknown
5)  James                       b)  Apr 28, 1786         d) Sept 5, 1848
6)  Jennet (Janet)            b)  May 10, 1789        d) Nov 6, 1869
7)  Christian                   bp) Feb 17, 1792         d) Between 1826-32
8)  Name unknown         bp)   ?        1795         d) before 1832

Note * All of the above children were born in Orwell, Kinross-shire, Scotland, except the last boy.  Nothing is known of him, but that he is listed in the 1810 Federal Census for Montgomery County, New York.

5)  James Arnot            b) April 28, 1786 in Orwell, Kinross, Scotland
                                   d) Sept 5, 1848 near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Married Aug 23, 1806 at the Glen Reformed Dutch Church, Glen, NY.

5-M) Sarah McMichael  b) Jan 7, 1786 in Montgomery City, NY
                                   d) June 4, 1842 near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Note * both James and Sarah are buried in the Union Cemetery, Oshawa, Ontario, as are their sons, Daniel M. and Levi.

Children of James and Sarah:
9)   Barbara Arnot              b) June 8, 1807         d) unknown
10) Jennet Arnot                b) Sept 9, 1809         d)      "
11) Robert J. Arnot            b) Feb 14, 1811        d) Jan 20, 1896
12) Daniel M. Arnot           b)     ?       1813        d) Jan 15, 1890
13) John B. Arnot              b)     ?       1815        d) June 16, 1860
14) Albert McMicle Arnot   b) July 2, 1819         d) June 20, 1889 Hill County, TX
15) Lydia Arnot                 b)     ?      1826         d) Unknown
16) Levi Arnot                   b)     ?      1829         d) Oct 6, 1863

Note * The first six children of James and Sarah were born near Minaville, NY, and were baptized in the Glen Reformed Dutch Church, Glen, NY.  The last two were born near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, Robert J. Arnot and john B. Arnot emigrated to Sanilac County, Michigan in 1841-51 and settled in Lexington twp.  Robert J. Arnot is buried in the Croswell Cemetery, Croswell, Michigan; it is my belief that John B. Arnot is also buried there, although I have no proof at this time.

11)  Robert J. Arnot        b) Feb 14, 1811 at Minaville, Montgomery Cty, NY
                                    d) Jan 20, 1896 at Lexington, Sanilac Cty, Mich.
Married March 30, 1836 near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Note * An email from a researcher said in the Marriage Registers of Upper Canada/Canada West Volume 11, Part 1: Home District 1808-1836, is the following record:
Marriage by John B. Warren, Justice of the Peace:
Robert D. Arnott, to Sarah Hall, 30 March 1836, Whitby.  Witnesses James Arnott and William Hall.

11-M) Sarah Hall            b) May 18, 1816 in Canada
                                    d) March 15, 1862 at Lexington, Sanilac City. Mich.

Their Children:

17) James Arnot            b) Dec 23, 1836 in Canada      d) 1862 at Lexington, Sanilac City, Mich
18) Elizabeth Arnot        b) Oct 3, 1838 in Canada         d) Dec 12, 1907 in Sanilac City, Mich.
19) Ira Arnot                b) Aug 5, 1841 in Canada         d) 1925 in Sanilac County, Mich.
20) Cephas Arnot          b) Sept 14, 1849 in Canada       d) 1935 in California
21) William Arnot         b) Sept 30, 1844 in Canada        d) Dec 25, 1853 Sanilac City, Mich.
22) Silas Arnot             b) Nov 25, 1851 in Canada        d) Oct ?, 1923 in St. Clair City, Mich.
23) George E. Arnot     b) Apr 18, 1855 in Lexington Twp, Sanilac City, Mich. d) apr 16, 1933 at Milan, Mich.
24) Phoebe Arnot         b) Oct 30, 1857 in Lexington Twp, Sanilac City, Mich.  d) ? 1940 in Port Huron, Mich.

Note * This intire family and their spouses are buried in the Robert J. Arnot family plot at the Croswell Cemetery, Black River Road, Croswell, Michigan.
James (17) died unmarried.
Elizabeth(18) married Barney VanNest (b) 1833 (d) 1906.
Ira(19) married Janet McDougall(b) 1844 (d) 1906.
Cephas(20) married Ella F. Davis, daughter of Randall and Melvina (King) Davis, (b) 10-11-1856 (d) 1925.
William(21) died when a young boy.
Silas(22) married Emma L. Streeter.
George E. Arnot(23) married Jennie Davis, the youngest daughter of Randall and Melvina (King) Davis.  Phoebe(24) married Dr. William Orlando Randall (b) 1855 (d) 1924, who practiced in Marysville, Michigan.

23) George E. Arnot        b) Apr 18, 1855 in Lexington          d) Apr 16, 1933 in Milan, Mich.
23-M) Jennie Davis         b) Sept 7, 1858 in Croswell, Mich.  d) Sept 21, 1925 in Milan, Mich.

Note * George and Jennie were married Feb 3, 1881, in Croswell; their attendants were George A. Davis and Phoebe Arnot.

Their Children:
25) Howard Davis Arnot  b) Feb 7, 1883 in Lexington Twp, Sanilac City, Mich. d) ? 1963 in Detroit, Mich.
26) Nina Blanche Arnot    b) Oct 4, 1884 in Lexington Twp, Sanilac City, Mich.  d) Jan 27, 1920 in Milan, Mich.
27) Louise May Arnot      b) Sept 16, 1887 in Lexington Twp. Sanilac City, Mich. d) ? 1957 in Nashville, Mich.
28) Freeman George Arnot b) Oct  9, 1890 in Lexington Twp, Sanilac City, Mich. d) Sept 19, 1955 in Nashville, Mich.
29) Mark Willard Arnot  b) Oct 12, 1893 in Lexington Twp, Sanilac City, Mich.  d) unknown.
30) Earl Wright Arnot  b) Oct 17, 1895 in Lexington Twp, Sanilac City, Mich. d) Mar 21, 1945 in Milan, Mich.
31) Roy King Arnot  b) Feb 17, 1898 in Lexington Twp, Sanilac City, Mich. d) Apr 2, 1925 in Memphis, Tenn. Roy King Arnot married Maxine Jenne of Dundee, MI. (b) June 11, 1903. They had no children.

Note * All of the children of George and Jennie Arnot are buried in the Robert J. Arnot family Plot in the Croswell Cemetery, Croswell, Michigan. Nina Blanche Arnot and Freeman George Arnot died unmarried.

25)Howard Davis Arnot married Apr 25, 1901, Jennie Ellis (b) Oct 15, 1886 (d) 1967. They had three children:
32 )Rachel Blanche Arnot (b) Jan 10, 1908 (d) Jan 15, 1919;
35 )Ruth Marie (b) Apr 8, 1920 at Detroit, Mich. (d)?
37 )George Ellis Arnot (b) Aug 18, 1922 at Detroit, Mich. (d) 1944 * shot down in the Pacific Ocean during World War II.

27) Louise May Arnot married Feb 3, 1921 (her parent's 40th wedding anniversary) Gerhard Schweigler (b) Nov 2, 1884 in Aalberg, Denmark.  His death date is unknown. They were the parents of one daughter, 36)Priscilla Lucille (b) June 22, 1922 at Milan, Mich.

29) Mark Willard Arnot married July 22, 1916, Florence (Dolly) Whitbreah, (b) July 8, 1897 in London, England.  They were the parents of a son,
33) Mark Willard Arnot Jr. (b) June 21, 1917.  As far as is known at this writing (1988) he is still living.

30) Earl Wright Arnot married Aug 14, 1916, Margaret Z. Mitchell, (30-M) (b) June 28, 1896 at Morenci, Michigan, the daughter of Joseph T.V. Mitchell and Huldah Righter.  Margaret died Oct 30, 1976 at Whitmore Lake, Mich. Earl and Margaret were the parents of a daughter, (34) Virginia Louise Arnot, (b) Apr 29, 1918, North Street, Milan, Washtenaw City, Mich.

31) Roy King Arnot married Maxine Jenne of Dundee, Mi. (b) June 11, 1903. The had no Children.

*All persons listed below are buried in the Robert J. Arnot Family Plot at the rear of the old section of the Croswell Cemetary, Black River Road, Croswell, Michigan.

                                                                  Born                        Died
11)   Robert J. Arnot                                 2-14-1811                   1-10-1896
11M) Sarah (Hall) Arnot                             5-18-1816                   3-15-1862

17)   James Arnot                                            1836                           1862

18)   Elizabeth (Arnot) VanNest                  10-3-1838                  12-12-1907
18M) Barney VanNest                                       1833                           1906

19)   Ira Arnot                                                 1841                           1925
19M) Mrs. Ira Arnot                                          1844                           1906

20)   Cephas Arnot                                           1842                           1935
20M) Ella F. (Davis) Arnot                         10-11-1856                           1925

21)   William Arnot                                    9-30-1844                  12-25-1853

22)   Silas Arnot                                                1851                           1923
23M) Emma (-----) Arnot

23)   George E. Arnot                                 4-18-1855                     4-16-1933
23M) Jennie (Davis) Arnot                            9-7-1858                      9-21-1925

24)   Phoebe (Arnot) Randall                              1857                              1940
24M) Dr. William Randall                                   1855                              1924

CHILDREN OF #23 & 23m)

25)   Howard Davis Arnot                            2-7-1883                               1963
25M) Jennie (Ellis) Arnot                           10-15-1886                              1967

26)   Nina Blanche Arnot                            10-4-1884                       1-27-1920
27)   Louise M. (Arnot) Schweigler                9-16-1887                              1957
28)   Freeman G. Arnot                              10-9-1890                       9-19-1955

30)   Earl Wright Arnot                               10-17-1895                     3-21-1945
30M) Margaret (Mitchell) Arnot                      6-28-1896                    10-30-1976

31)   Roy King Arnot                                    2-17-1898                      4-2-1925

Daughter of #25 & 25M)

32)   Rachel Blanche Arnot                           1-10-1908                      1-15-1919