Eleanor Arnold Oral History
OH
Ca. 1800-1860
1 transcript

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Biographical Note:

 The Arnold's came to the United States from the Isle of Wight around 1800.  They were the first family to settle in Rush County, Indiana.  Near their homestead encamped a Delaware Indian tribe, led by Chief Ben Davis.  Descendants continued to live in the area through the 1970s.

 Scope and Content Note: 

This collection contains an interview of Eleanor Arnold, conducted by Mary Alice Ball of the Rushville Consolidated High School Junior Historical Society in 1972.  In the discussion, Arnold talks about her family, who was the first family to come to Rush County, Indiana in the early 1800s.  She discusses the family’s dealings with individuals such as Chief Ben Davis and Ed Swanson, who was imprisoned for murder, but later escaped through the efforts of his wife and daughter.


Item Listing: 

Ca. 1800-1860

Transcript


Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 transcript

Collection Dates:

Ca. 1800-1860

Provenance:

Indiana Junior Historical Society, 1972

Restrictions:

None

Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.

Alternate Formats:

None

Related Holdings:

None

Notes:

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