It's been quite some time since we communicated but I happened upon our conversation again and thought i'd reach out to see if you've had any success in determining Pardon Arnold's parents. Based on my research, Pardon was born in Rhode Island, I believe in North Smithfield, which oddly enough is 15 min from where I live. I think his parents were Quakers which is probably the reason we've hit this dead end. Most of the Quakers in this area did not believe in putting names on tombstones and the record keeping is shaky. His parents may have been Levi and Dorcas, but I can't say for sure. Also, there is another Arnold living in Farmington the same time as Pardon and his name is Levi. I have to think that they are related, possibly brothers or maybe cousins. If you've been able to find out anything, please let me know. Thanks!