Arnow Family History & Genealogy
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- Robert 2.9%
- Frances 2.9%
- Arthur 2.2%
- Nathan 2.2%
- Peter 1.8%
- Morris 1.8%
- Ida 1.8%
- Rose 1.8%
- Harry 1.8%
- Helen 1.4%
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Richard entered as a Private, Company F - 1st Regiment, Burnett's New York Volunteers, under General Winfield Scott, for the duration of the War. Richard sailed out of New York on the ship named the Empire.He landed in Vera Cruz on March 8 , 1847.The only regiment that was commissioned in New York State and sent direct to the seat of war was the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers, under the command of Colonel Ward B. Burnett. The officers received their commissions and, together with the men, were mustered into service January, 1847, and during the same month embarked as follows: Companies C, D, and E in the ship "Catherine," under the command of Major James C. Burnham; companies A and G, in the barque "Isabel," under Cpt. Charles H. Shaw; companies H, F, and part of K, in the brig "Empire," under Colonel Ward B. Burnett, companies I and the balance of K, in the barque "Jubilee," under Cpt. Morton Fairchild, and company B, under Lieutenant colonel Baxter.
Richard was in Vera Cruz, Mexico when the siege of that city occurred in March 29th of 1847. Unfortunately, he contracted Yellow Fever and died. His military records has him in a hospital in June of that year.He died July 5, 1847.Shipping his body back to the Bronx, New York was financially impossible for his wife, so he and others were buried in a mass grave in Vera Cruz.
Of the approximately 13,000 U.S. soldiers and sailors who died in the Mexican War, only about 2,000 were killed by the enemy or died of battle wounds. The majority of deaths were caused by disease or illness, often the result of poor sanitary conditions in camp. Yellow fever, malaria, measles, and dysentery were the most common ailments.
Over the next few years, (aft. 1810), ANDREW ARNOW moved his family up from New York City, where most of the older children were being educated in the city schools. Andrew, in one entry, is listed as being a wholesale grocer. In an article it mentions that because of some disagreement in the family, he changed the spelling from Renoud/Renaud to the present day spelling of Arnow. It is interesting that Andrew's father, JOHN RENOUD, chose his grandson, Cornelius Secord, son of Andrew's sister, Sussanah Renaud Secord, to take care of him in the last part of his life and not one of his sons. Cornelius was the recipient of the last piece of property that John Renoud owned in New Rochelle, New York which was approximately 50 acres.The Revolutionary War had devastated John Renoud, financially and he had to sell off his holdings.
Andrew Arnow is buried in the St. Peter's Episcopal church yard, where his grave has inscribed on it, the following" An Honest man, the noblest work of God ". His wife, Elizabeth Valentine, rests next to him. In the court records, it is brought out that he was a farmer, and not a good one, a cooper and he ran an inn,at which he, at a later date, operated and obtained permits from the town to also run as a tavern. In his older years, his farm was not well tended. When asked by the lawyers if Andrew Arnow Sr. was in the wholesale grocery business, during the questioning of the will, one deponent stated that the only groceries that he ever saw was ' a barrel of pickles' inside the Inn , which was called ' Public House' .
ANDREW ARNOW was the father of seven children, Simeon, Richard Golsbury,Matson Smith, Andrew Junior, William Henry, Louisa Jane and Elizabeth Ann. He died March 4, 1865.