Benton County


Aaron Arnold, proprietor of the Arnold Hotel, of Camden, Tenn., and a native of Benton County, same State, was born June 7, 1832, son of Wyly and Sally Arnold, natives of North Carolina and Mississippi, respectively. The father came to Benton County at an early day and followed farming on Beaver Dam Creek until his death in 1860. Our subject was reared to manhood on the farm, and secured but a limited education in the county schools. He followed agricultural pursuits till when he moved to Camden and engaged in the saloon business. He built his hotel and has followed that occupation in connection with saloon business up to the present time. He has the leading traveling trade, and keep a first class hostelry. In 1853 he married Josephine Hawley, of Mississippi, and to them were born five children: Dora (Mrs. John D. McAuley), Cora Cordelia (Mrs. John Rives), Wyly, Bettie and Pearl. The Judge, as he is familiarly known, is an ardent and staunch republican in politics, although he was formerly a Democrat. He is a member of the K. of H., and is one of the county's best citizens

Goodspeeds History of Tennessee