The Families of
Earl & Bonnie Updegrove
General area of the Graham family in southwest Virginia
Graham Farm off old Route 7 in Loudoun County, VA
The family of Bonnie’s mother.
Our Arnold family ties can be traced back to David Arnold (b. 1757), born in Germany and moved to Frederick, Md sometime prior to 1830. The Arnold family grew and expanded toward the Burkittsville, Md area, owning a number of large farms. David’s grandson John Arnold (b. 1826) moved his family to Loudoun County in the late 1860’s. In 1988 John Arnold was a founding trustee of the newly formed Peoples National Bank in Leesburg (currently the building of Lightfoot Restaurant). John bought several farms in Loudoun and in his will left each of his three surviving sons a farm. His son Jason received a farm near Taylorstown, VA at the age of 24. This farm was located next to the Thomas Simon and Eliza James Yakey farm. Thomas and Eliza’s daughter Katherine would soon become Jason’s wife. They would go on to have three children, the oldest being Nellie Kathleen Arnold, who would marry Charles Graham (Bonnie’s parents).
Earl David Updegrove
(Loudoun Times-Mirror 1989)
Katherine Bondeena (Bonnie) Graham Updegrove
(Loudoun Times-Mirror 2016)
This site was created and is maintained by Bob Updegrove,
youngest son of Earl & Bonnie Updegrove.