Beverly in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Jonathan Arnold House
Laura Jackson Arnold, sister of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, lived here at the time of the Civil War with her husband Jonathan and three children, Thomas, Anna, and Stark. Jonathan, a wealthy landowner, purchased this ca 1820 brick house in 1845.
During the Civil War, Jonathan sided with the Confederacy while Laura, in spite of her brother's stand, remained a Union supporter. Union soldiers were boarded here, as in many other Beverly homes, during the war. Laura became known for her devoted nursing and sympathetic treatment of the boys so far from home.
Their wartime differences led to a scandalous divorce. Laura moved to Buckhannon. Jonathan remained in this house until his death in 1883. Dr. A.D. Barlow then purchased the property and His family lived here through the late 1980s.
"We generally had in the house some sick Federal officers, as did a number of other families in town....
This ca 1882 picture shows elderly Jonathan Arnold, with his son Stark, Stark's wife, Elizabeth, and their baby. The house then was symmetrical, with
Erected by Historic Beverly, West Virginia. (Marker Number 13.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
Location. 38° 50.515′ N, 79° 52.487′ W. Marker is in Beverly, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 55) and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Located at stop 13 of the tour of Historic Beverly, West Virginia. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 347 Main St, Beverly WV 26253, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laura Jackson Arnold (here, next to this marker); Crozet - Chenoweth / Rich Mountain (a few steps from this marker); Adam Crawford House (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Buckey House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lemuel Chenoweth House (within shouting distance of this marker); Beverly Covered Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Rowan House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gum Hart / Collett House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beverly.
Also see . . . Jonathan Arnold House. Page from the Historic Beverly web site. General Jackson visited the house several times before the war. And Union General McClellan briefly stayed in the house during his time in this part of Virginia. (Submitted on October 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. Campbell's Market is no longer in business.
Edward Campbell passed away in October of 2014. The market was sold by his younger brother in April of 2015. The new owners Sam and Michelle Ross own the business. It is no longer affiliated with the Campbell Family.
— Submitted January 24, 2018, by Kelly Campbell of Elkins, West Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,087 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on January 14, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.