Jacob Arney

Male23 June 1800–20 July 1868

Brief Life History of Jacob

When Jacob Arney was born on 23 June 1800, in Wythe, Virginia, United States, his father, Horton Arney, was 25 and his mother, Anna Maria Phillippi, was 23. He married Sarah Salome Litz about 1830, in Wythe, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 20 July 1868, in Cripple Creek, Wythe, Virginia, United States, at the age of 68.

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Jacob Arney
Sarah Salome Litz
Marriage: about 1830
Nancy Arney
Elizabeth Arney
Elizabeth Frances Arney
Annie Arney
William Franklin Arney
John Jacob Arney
Amanda Arney
Sarah Catherine Arney

Sources (29)

  • Jacob Amey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jacob Arney, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"
  • Jackson Avery in entry for Amanda Derting, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1830Wythe, Virginia, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1812 · Monumental Church Built

    Age 12

    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 19

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English: perhaps from the Middle English personal name Ernwi (Old English Earnwīg, composed of the elements earn ‘eagle’ + wīg ‘battle’). If so, the surname shows the unexceptional loss of -w- in the unstressed syllable following -n-.

    In some cases an Americanized form of German or Swedish Arne .

    In some cases also an Americanized form of Norwegian Arnøy: habitational name from any of a number of farmsteads named for the islands on which they stand; the original derivation of such names being either from the Old Norse personal name Arni, or from ǫrn ‘eagle’ + øy ‘island’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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