Looking for information on John Henry Arnett (Arnett or Arnette is what his decendants go by, on census records, the spelling was Ornt, Orint, Orent, Orrant, Arnt, Arent, Arrant, etc. John Henry was illiterate and those who spelled the name, spelled it like it sounded.)John Henry Arnett lived in Watauga County, N.C. (Vilas area). He was by trade a blacksmith. His wife's name was Elizabeth. He died in 1870 of a farming accident. Some of his children were: Lewis, Jacob, James C. (my great-great grandfather),etc. Any information would be appreciated.