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Melvin Arrendiell

Melvin Arrendiell (July 29, 1829 - July 18, 1909) served as a private in Company I, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Melvin Arrendiell was born July 29, 1829 in Johnson County, Tennessee to Richard and Elizabeth (Reece) Arrendiell. He married Elizabeth Elliott (1829-1911) with whom he had at least seven children.

Civil War service

Arrendiell enlisted as a private in Company I on January 16, 1864 in Taylorsville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 25, 1864 at New Market, Tennessee.

He is described as 35 years old and by occupation a farmer.

Arrendiell is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service.

Arrendiell mustered out with regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had never been paid, owed $34.88 to the government for clothing, and was owed a $300 bounty.

Post-war life

Arrendiell applied for an invalid's pension on June 16, 1879.

He died July 18, 1909 in Johnson County and is buried at Richard Arnold Cemetery in Trade, Tennessee. His wife applied for a widow's pension on August 9, 1909. By the time of his death Melvin may have changed his surname to Arnold, which is what his descendants continued to use.[1]

Notes

  1. The 1900 U.S. Census shows him still using the Arrendiell surname. A death certificate filed August 16, 1910 uses the Arnold surname.
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