Josiah Arnold

Josiah Arnold (1730 - 1754)

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Josiah Arnold
Born in Virginiamap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of and [half]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Hampshire, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Apr 2019
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Before George Washington became the first president of the United States he worked as a surveyor and wrote the details of his work in a book entitled "Journal of my Journey over the Mountains." This journal was written while he was surveying for Lord Thomas Fairfax, baron of Cameron, in the Nothern Neck of Virginia, beyond the blue Ridge in 1747-1748.

"Before closing this, the Diary states that Josiah Arnold Sr. (son of Richard) died on Oct. 30, 1754 (at Capon Bridge). It is believed that Josiah married a sister of Evan Pugh Jr. A list of all the Arnold children and their exact birth dates are given."

The Virginia Norther Neck Land Grants, p. 171 dated April 14, 1752 show that he was given a grant 400a in Frederick County on the No. River of Great Cacapehon.

According to Rev. Evan Pugh's diary, Josiah died Oct 30, 1754 and his estate was sold June 3, 1755. The diary also gives the birthdays of his children.


  • Source of some of the biography information. [1] [2]
  • Land survey 14 April, 1750, north river 400 acres. [3]
  • Notations of Rev. Evan Pugh's diary regarding Josiah Arnold. [4] [5]

*History and Families of Pike County, Indiana, published 1987, 1816-1987, page 75. Josiah Arnold to listed as son of Josiah Arnold. Also Cites other sons as Jeremiah and Joseph. Cites all 3 sons as soldiers in the American Revolutionary War. Daniel Bacon.

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