Arnold, William a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South,-was born at Ashborough, N. C., March 4, 1786. He joined the Church at the age of sixteen; was licensed to preach in his twentieth year, and in his twenty- second year united with the South Carolina Conference. During the following twenty-two years he was an active worker; twice he was elected to the General Conference, and sixteen years he served as presiding elder. He died of pneumonia at Eatonton, Ga., Jan. 12, 1860. Mr. Arnold ranked among the first of the preachers of his day. He was a man of exceeding gentleness and amiability of spirit, and was beloved by all. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church, South, 1860, p. 257.