Thomas Porter Arnold

20 July 1835–3 November 1916 (Age 81)
Smithland, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Thomas Porter

When Thomas Porter Arnold was born on 20 July 1835, in Smithland, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Moses Arnold Sr, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Sparks, was 36. He married Mariah Stanley on 21 September 1854, in Lincoln, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Lincoln, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years and Oak Grove Township, Oregon, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 3 November 1916, in Thayer Township, Oregon, Missouri, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Erie, Camden, Missouri, United States.

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Thomas Porter Arnold
Mariah Stanley
Marriage: 21 September 1854
William C. Arnold

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21 September 1854
Lincoln, Tennessee, United States


    William C. Arnold


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 3

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

Age 25

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

Saxon, Latin: Faithful to his honour, help in war, helping lord, powerful lord

Sources (3)

  • T P Arnold, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas P Arnold, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas P Arnold, "United States Census, 1860"

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