The Arnold and Moberly Family Genealogy

October is U.S. National Family History month!
October 15, 2012 - 1:07:20 p.m.

Did you know that October is National Family History Month here in the U.S.A.? Why not reach out to family members you know (or would like to know) by connecting with more cousins on Facebook, investigating your DNA matches a little closer, or visiting a couple of cemeteries. October is the perfect month to visit cemeteries and "dig up" details about our ancestors' deaths. Solving family history mysteries is an exciting project that brings us all together. What project will you be working on this month?

113, 000 and counting!
January 22, 2012 - 3:49:44 p.m.

Holy cow -  over 113,000 cousins! We're not in a contest to see how many relatives we have, but rather we try to add all we find. In the some seven years we've been assembling this data, we've grown it from two seed GEDCOMs with a total of 1800 names, to now over 113,000 Arnold and Moberly relations. It has been a lot of fun, and a great deal of time invested, but the path has been eased with wonderful cousins who too have contributed much. Thanks to all of you who help - it really is appreciated

It is a pleasure to report that the software we use, webtrees, has progressed to the point that handling databases of this size is no longer a challenge, supported by a powerful web server. This open source software is easy to install and configure and it handles the import of GEDCOM-compliant family trees with ease. Best of all, it is free! We are an involved team member in the design, improvement and support of this software, and we've put our experience to use with a reasonably-priced webtrees hosting service,, for those that wish to develop their own family trees.

Thanks again to, an online specialty toy retailer, for supplying the bandwidth and server hardware to make this site possible. If you need Playmobil, Darda, Erector sets or other specialty toy items, please consider shopping there first.

Stephen and Kate Arnold  - 16 MAY 2017

Recent BUG in related individuals and user accounts
October 29, 2011 - 10:46:32 p.m.

UPDATE (5:45pm, 29 OCT 2011)
We think this problem has just been fixed. Please let us know if you still experience problems.

We have recently experienced a change in code that has caused the 'restricted to close relatives' method of setting edit rights for our users to fail in some situations. This means that you may not see what you normally see and you may not be able to access relatives and change (edit or add) individuals or families.

You can still review the deceased persons and links on the site, but do so as a visitor and don't log in, as the bug will begin as soon as you do so.

We are working diligently to extinguish this bug and correct the problem and hope to have it repaired within the next few days (by November 1st, 2011). We will post here when the fix has been submitted and the site operating correctly. We regret the problem, but when we use cutting edge code to run the site and serve as a test facility, this can occasionally be the case.

Thanks for your patience,
Stephen and Kate Arnold

New Individual Header display and sidebar features
May 28, 2011 - 12:36:20 a.m.

We have just updated our webtrees software (pretty much in a constant state of change) to include the new individual page  simplified headers and the improved navigational sidebar. Please enjoy these new features and let us know if you experience any problems.
Stephen and Kate

Webtrees v1.1 - Another major software upgrade has been released!
March 18, 2011 - 9:37:05 a.m.

UPDATE:  We have just updated again, making some significant improvements in the overall speed of page loads, and a much better performance from the INDI and FAM listing pages.

You are now using a pre-release version of webtrees v1.2. This includes an improved administration interface (which will make my life easier), some refactoring of SQL calls which have resulted in significant performance (speed) improvements, and the new Google Map v3 API, replacing the deprecated v2, and improving maps a great deal.

At this time we know of no major problems, but be sure to email us if you find errors so we can correct them promptly.


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Welcome to, our online history of the Arnold, Moberly, Dillon, Powell, Tucker, Ransdell, Van Pelt and other allied families

     The more than 113,252 individuals, 14,494 surnames, and 38,356 families listed within this web site comprise the extended ARNOLD and MOBERLY families and their known-to-us genealogical histories. Our web site contains information compiled through the meticulous and time-consuming efforts of our many relatives and friends as well as other participating family researchers, and includes contributions by several distant ''cousins''. These family branches have deep roots in early Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia, by way of very early colonial Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Carolinas.
     Our family tree is in near-constant flux and was last updated on May 24, 2021. This collective and cooperative repository of family data, as presented herein, is by no means complete and most certainly contains some errors. We hope you can offer corrections or wish to contribute additional information, pictures, or documentation. Please use the built-in email function to advise us so (see footer below) or if you are a relative of ours, you may request membership/registration (at right). Any and all of your comments are encouraged and are always welcome. NOTE: Registration to view deceased ancestors on this site is not necessary. You need only register if you plan to participate by contributing information and materials via our online databases. Please review the FAQ, linked here, at right or above in the help menu for more information on registration requirements, benefits and for a recap of our strict site privacy policies.

     This Arnold Family site is presented online using webtrees, a free open-source, collaborative, online genealogy program. This page provides an introduction and overview to our ancestral history. To begin working with the data, select one of this site's favorites (below or from the header), choose one of the charts from the charts menu, go to the individual or family list feature, or search for a name or place using the search function at the top right. Also, a browser hint: webtrees works best with the most current browser versions as it has extensive use of javascript and Ajax. We highly recommend you use the free Firefox, Safari and Chrome browsers. We no longer support older versions of Internet Explorer (IE-6, 7, and soon IE8), Netscape, early AOL browsers, and almost any older browser.
     Thank you for visiting our extended family history sites, and We look forward to sharing our families with all of you - our ''cousins''.

Warmest personal regards, Stephen and Kate Arnold
     This site operates, thanks to sponsorship by and assistance from, a Tennessee private investigation company, and its unclaimed funds specialist division, When you need the assistance with personal matters, security issues, or private investigations, please consider
NOTE: Data on living individuals is protected by strict privacy rules and all information contained within this site is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws and may not be used for any commercial purposes whatsoever. We thank the many other researchers who have allowed the incorporation of their work within the data presented herein and we acknowledge their individual and collective copyrights and ownership of these efforts. Please see our MyArnolds FAQ page for more information.
Statistics for our Family Tree - The Arnold and Moberly Family Genealogy
This family tree was first created using John Nairn's  on May 5, 2004 and was last updated on May 24, 2021.
Individuals  113,252
Total surnames  14,494
Families  38,356
Sources  511
Media objects  7,597
Repositories  12
Total events
Males 58,196 [51.4%]
Females   54,192 [47.9%]
Total users 808
Earliest birth year  21  Henry Lafayette “Buster” Woolard
Birth June 21Little Washington County, North Carolina
Latest birth year  2017  This information is private and cannot be shown.
Earliest death year  1168  Walter Poure
Birth about 1138Charlton, Oxfordshire, England
Death about 1168 (Age 30 years)Charlton, Oxfordshire, England
Latest death year  2020  Clifford Lee Arnold
Birth April 13, 1947Bernalillo Co, New Mexico, USA
Death November 5, 2020 (Age 73 years)
Person who lived the longest  111  Minnie Armstrong
Birth April 14, 1893Dubois Co, Indiana, USA
Death April 7, 2005 (Age 111 years)Dubois Co, Indiana, USA
Average age at death  63  Males: 63    Females: 64
Family with the most children  20  Earl William Myers + Eva Elizabeth Montgomery
Marriage before 1939
Average number of children per family 2.21  

Most Common Surnames
Arnold, Brossman, Davis, Johnson, Johnson , Keith, Miller, Miller, Powell, …(Powell), Root, Smith, Smith , vanPelt, vanPelt

Joseph Arnold, this site's genemaster's 3x paternal Great Grandfather, moved from his birth place, Muhlenberg Co, Kentucky to Warrick Co, Indiana in the 1820's. He, his father, James Arnold, and his uncle, Joseph Arnold, they were among some of the earliest settlers of this county (Warrick) with uncle Joseph serving as the county's first Justice of the Peace. Later, most of these Arnolds moved on to Pike Co, Indiana, where they established the Arnold Primitive Baptist Church (White River Church). This lower Indiana Arnold clan is allied with many other famous area families and promulgated to Missouri and Hopkins county, Texas, to name but a few places.
John Powell, this site's genemaster's maternal Great Grandfather, was a descendant of a long line of John Powells. He was a successful stock farmer in Franklin, Indiana, skils inherited from his father and father's brother, Jackson Powell, and he later helped establish the Powell Commission Company at the Indianapolis Stock Yards.
Alexander Van Pelt was the son of Revolutionary War patriot Daniel VanPelt, who died in battle. Moving from New Jersey through Ohio, Alexander was one of the very earliest residents of Shelby County, Indiana and his descendants are allied with many prominent families there.
Capt Joseph Coe, this site's genemaster's 4x paternal Great Grandfather, spawned a large and expanded geographical family, covering Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and more. Barbara Pierce Bush and her son, President George W Bush, are descendants of his ancestors.
Thomas Moberly was the patriarch for the well-known Shelby county, Indiana Moberly clan. He lived a long and fruitful life, giving generously to his family and the community of his time and talents.
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New webtrees software just installed

We have made another switch, to the new version 1.7.9 of webtrees!
Some of you may know that I have been closely involved with the development of the next generation of online, collaborative genealogy software, officially titled "webtrees". Its initial release (version 1.0)  was in January, 2017. As of February, we have converted all our sites to the latest webtrees platform release, v1.7+. 

Feel free to ask how to do something with this new program, but we believe you'll find it even easier and faster in overall functionality, with additional improvements to navigation and features to occur in the near-term. We also took this opportunity to upgrade the server software to MacOS-X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) and the latest PHP and MySQL. We hope to be installing MaxOS-X 10.10 (Yosemite) or 10.11 El Capitan shortly.

Thanks for your participation in this site and for your contributions of time, family information, photos and documents.
-Stephen and Kate

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