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* The Arnett & Routh Family Home Page*

Updated July 21, 2001


Arnett lines: Arnett**, Jones, Gruelle, Veach, Zachary, Vaughn, Ray, Higgins, Owen, Hope, et al by marriage--Ballou, Rousseau, Parker, Apperson, Hearst, Nelson, Dogan, Sublett et al.(Most of these were from Virginia and migrated to TN,NC,KY)
The direct ancestor, David Arnett (b? 1755 (35) was in Russell Co, VA in 1799 and then moved to Knox Co, Ky by 1801 and died in KY. His sons, Reuben and Stephen moved to Floyd Co (later Magoffin Co, KY) in 1811 where their descendants have continued to thrive. A Levi Jones and his family settled in Somerset, Pulaski Co, KY about 1840)

Routh lines (mother of the home page author): Routh, Murrell, Redfern, Wroe, Chancellor, Cooper, Fitzgerald, Brooks, Browne, Lester, Kenner, Howson, Lee, Rodham, Bonum, Philpot, Eskridge, Stramler, Speed, Lawrence, Weems, Darnaby, Breeden, McCauley, Cordes, Plunkett, Watkins, Bryan, Needham, Cleveland, Johnson, Coffee, Martin, Sims et al. (Most of these originated in Virginia and traveled to NC, TN and then TX.)

Schmidt lines (wife of home page author): Schmidt, Foltz, Johnson, Weller, Storms, Waltz, Kies, McNees, Mathes, Ord et al

Flecke lines (son-in-law of page author): Flecke, Brinkerhoff, Demarest, Holbrook, Bucknam, Loring, Thayer, Ireland et al

Friends' lines on which I have information: Botts, Beede, Graves, Rogan, Lacy, Gardner et al.

**Arnett Families of America: (below is a listing of some of the Arnett lines that have been traced and on which I and others are working:

England, Scotland, Ireland: Current theory is that the Arnetts came from France out of the Arnulf line and after the 1066 Channel crossing settled in England where Arnulf eventually changed to Arnott especially amoung those who settled in lands of northern England and southern Scotland around County Fife. Some of the Arnetts or Arnotts participated in the "plantation" of Northern Ireland and are found in Donegal for example in 1603.

France: There may have been a group of Arnetts which remained in France around the Alsace area or migrated there from England. I've not done any work in England, Scotland, Ireland or France but would like to talk to any who have.

Barbados: Arnett line traced from 1640's. Current theory is that this family came from Scotland and established a plantation, and in about 1730 a David Arnett emigrated to Virginia as the progenitor of the Louisa Co line. I've visited the Archives in Barbados and have additional information form the records there.

New Jersey: James and Isaac Arnett of Elizabeth

Maryland: William and Andrew Arnett of Talbott & Dorchester Cos.

Virginia: David Arnett of Louisa > James Arnett & Susanah McGehee; Alexander, Thomas, Samuel Arnott(Arnett) family of Loudoun Co--Thomas later settled in Clark Co, KY; my David Arnett of Russell Co. in 1799 possibly from NC--not the same as the Louisa Co David; James Arnett prob son of Eastern Shore Sea Capt. Thomas Arnett who settled later in West Virginia.

West Virginia: James Arnett from Loudoun--not related to the James Arnett of Elizabeth, NJ

North Carolina: Andrew, Joseph, James Arnett from MD; Silas Arnett from the Elizabeth NJ Arnett family; David Arnott from Savanah; Anson Co Arnett family likely from South Carolina; Valentine Arnett from Ireland--this family well worked out by Mahalon etal.

South Carolina: David Arnett of Kingstree in Williamsburg Co; many other Arnett families not yet fully worked out.

Kentucky: several distinct Arnett lines--Louisa Co group; David & Barnett Arnett line; Clay Co; Clark Co; Henderson Co; Green & Larue Cos; et al.

Tennessee: working on these
Texas: several Arnett families with origins in VA and NC, GA
Colorado: Anthony Arnett from Alsace, France in early 1800's
Arizona: Descendants of Thomas Arnett from Clark Co, KY
California: Many Arnett lines ended up here including Valentine and George Arnett families




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John Wendell Arnett
612 Emery Rd
Louisville, KY 40206
United States
502-893-3398
jwarnett@aye.net

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