The Arnold Family Crest
Benedict Arnold was more affiliated with America than most. He was born in 1741 in Norwich, Connecticut. He was a descendant of William Arnold who came to Providence in 1636 and in the first settlement of Rhode Island was one of the fifty-four proprietors associated with Roger Williams. Arnold was a patriot at a young age, employing himself in smuggling as an act of opposition to the British, as well as joining the militia. His history and heritage seem ironic as compared to his later actions.