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Arnett Family of Clarksburg WV


The name of Arnett is an old and honorable one in ARNETT West Virginia and the Monongahela Valley. This article refers more particularly to the representatives of the family who are located at Clarksburg and vicinity, one branch of a very large family tree.

(I) Solomon Arnett, born in 1807, at Arnettsville, now in West Virginia, married Mary Cordrey. He died in his native place at the age of forty-five years; his wife died in 1886, aged seventy-nine. He was a farmer, and among his children was Thomas Calvin, of whom further.

(II) Thomas Calvin, son of Solomon and Mary (Cordrey) Arnett, was born August 28, 1834, died at Fairmont, November 3, 1905. He was by occupation both farmer and carpenter. He served in the confederate army in civil war days from his native county. Politically he was a Democrat, and his church relations were of the Methodist Episcopal faith. He married Hannah Trippett, born in Lowesville, Monongalia county, Virginia, January 15, 1839, and died December 18, 1907. She was a daughter of Topliff Trippett, who was a miller in both Monongalia and Marion counties, born May, 1807, died November 8, 1902; his wife was Catherine Keenan, who died in 1869. Children of Thomas C. and Hannah (Trippett) Arnett: May Catherine, Dennis S., Lydia Belle, Parris, Curtis T., of whom further; Lillian B., Lucy A.

(lll) Dr. Curtis Taploff Arnett, son of Thomas C. and Hannah (Trippett) Arnett, was born March 14, 1870, at Arnettsville, West Virginia, on the old homestead of the family. He obtained his education at the local schools and graduated in medicine at the Hospital College of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, 1897. He also took several courses as post-graduate at the Polyclinic of New York. He immediately began practice at Marshville, Harrison county, West Virginia, in 1897. In 1903 he left that place for Riversville, where he practiced medicine about a year and a half, then removed to Clarksburg, in 1905, and has been in active practice there ever since. He treats both medically and surgically and carries on a general practice. Dr. Arnett has been a member of the militia company; is a member of the Harrison County Medical Association; the State Medical Association; the American Medical Association; Masonic fraternity, and politically is a Democrat. He is a stockholder and treasurer of the Curtis Oil and Gas Company; director of the Marshville Oil and Gas Company; director of Point Comfort Oil and Gas Company. He holds some real estate and this includes his fine home at Clarksburg. He also has a royalty from 627 acres of oil producing lands.

Dr. Arnett was married at Marshville, January 1, 1900, to Lucy C. Morrison, born in Harrison county, September 9, 1877, daughter of Thomas David Morrison, who still resides on his farm three miles from Adamson, Harrison county; his wife was Matilda Southern. The children of Dr. and Mrs. Arnett are: Basil, born March 23, 1901; Belle Marie, June 13, 1903, died May 14, 1909; Thomas Morrison, August 13, 1906; Lucy E. V., December 3, 1911.

Personal and Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley West Virginia, Vol 2, Illustrated, Bernard Butcher, ed; Lewsi Historical Publ Co, NY 1912 pp 747

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  1. Hello, My name is Barbara Ann Stallings (Crowell). My mother was Mary Pauline Graham Stallings. Her mother was Ruby Pauline Arnett Graham. Her sister was Opal Arnett Campbell. Harding and Bill Baber are her sons and lived in Clarksburg, WVA all their lives. Pam and Tom Baber may still live in Clarksburg. I am very interested in any information you can give me on the Babers, Arnetts and Grahams in the area. I have my history and I wills share my information about my family lines with you. Thanks, Barbara

    Comment by Barbara Crowell | June 4, 2010 | Reply

    • Barbara,

      This is most of the Arnett, Graham, and Baber info that I have. This family is a distant cousin line and I haven’t researched it except as I have found odd records like this one. Sorry I couldn;t be more help. Chuck

      Comment by Grandpockets | November 12, 2011 | Reply

  2. The name “Topliff” is incorrect. The correct spelling is “Taploff”. That was my grandfather’s middle name (Dr. Curtis Arnett)

    Comment by jim arnett | August 26, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you, Jim, I have made the change. You grandfather was an illustrious though distant cousin of mine and sure deserves to have his name spelled correctly! Chuck

      Comment by Grandpockets | November 12, 2011 | Reply


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