McArthur, Peter Alexander

Birth Name McArthur, Peter Alexander
Gender male
Age at Death 81 years, 11 months, 27 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth January 5, 1821 Prince Edward Island, Canada 1901 census
 
Death 1903 New Brunswick, Canada Harcourt & Huskisson, Kent, New Brunswick; at age 82
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McArthur, Malcolm - Lot 13
Mother McDougall, Ann
    Sister     McArthur, Marion
    Brother     McArthur, John - Lot 12
    Brother     McArthur, Hugh M.
    Sister     McArthur, Euphemia Effie
    Sister     McArthur, Barbara
    Sister     McArthur, Margaret
         McArthur, Peter Alexander
    Sister     McArthur, Ellen
    Brother     McArthur, Duncan
    Brother     McArthur, George William
    Brother     McArthur, Robert

Families

    Family of McArthur, Peter Alexander and McDonald, Eliza
Married Wife McDonald, Eliza
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage April 5, 1860 Prince Edward Island, Canada by John Butcher (Bible Christian); Hugh McArthur was a witness
 
  Children
  1. McArthur, Mary Anne
  2. McArthur, Alexander Charles
  3. McArthur, John William B.
  4. McArthur, David
  5. McArthur, Lewis
  6. McArthur, George Thomas
  7. McArthur, Eliza Jane
  8. McArthur, Jabez Henry
  9. McArthur, Robert B.

Narrative

Peter McArthur is generally placed with the family of William John (family tree copied below). The name Peter could also have come from the McDougall family, which would make a good fit with the family of Malcolm and Ann (McDougall) McArthur. Hugh McArthur was a witness at his marriage.

The rest of the information about Peter has been documented.

He married Eliza McDonald in 1860 in PEI. The minister was Bible Christian, and the witnesses were David Robertson, John Bryan and Hugh McArthur. There was only one Peter McArthur, a farmer in Lot 12, in the 1861 census. He was between 21-45 years of age, and there was a woman in the same age group. There were two other females, one under 5 , and one from 16-21. One person was a Presbyterian and the rest were Bible Christian.

The family had moved to Kent County NB by the time of the 1871 census. They were Methodists. All of the children had been born on the Island.

This McArthur family tree places Peter with the family of William John McArthur, which doesn't seem unlikely given that one of Peter's sons was John William.

Children of WILLIAM JOHN MACARTHUR are:
14. i. PETER3 MACARTHUR, b. Abt. 1821, Emerson, PEI; d. 20 April 1903, Grangeville, Kent County, New Brunswick.
ii. JOHN MACARTHUR.
iii. NEIL MACARTHUR.
iv. UNKNOWN MACARTHUR.

 

 

Narrative

MACARTHUR: Peter MacArthur b. 1822 on PEI, d. 1903, married Eliza or
Margaret McDonald b. 1833 on PEI, d. 1896: came to NB and settled in Kent
County: the only child mentioned was, George Thomas MacArthur b. 1870 on PEI,
d. 1944, married Emma Elizabeth Sherwood b. 1868 at Coates Mills, Saint Mary
Parish, Kent County, d. 1957, d/o Ebenezer Sherwood and Emily Jane C.A. Budd:
they settled at Grangeville in Harcourt Parish, Kent County and had issue.

Source: MC80/1397 Daniel F. Johnson’s New Brunswick lineages, pgs 104-5.

 

Pedigree

  1. McArthur, Malcolm - Lot 13
    1. McDougall, Ann
      1. McArthur, Marion
      2. McArthur, John - Lot 12
      3. McArthur, Hugh M.
      4. McArthur, Euphemia Effie
      5. McArthur, Barbara
      6. McArthur, Margaret
      7. McArthur, Peter Alexander
        1. McDonald, Eliza
          1. McArthur, Mary Anne
          2. McArthur, Alexander Charles
          3. McArthur, John William B.
          4. McArthur, David
          5. McArthur, Lewis
          6. McArthur, George Thomas
          7. McArthur, Eliza Jane
          8. McArthur, Jabez Henry
          9. McArthur, Robert B.
      8. McArthur, Ellen
      9. McArthur, Duncan
      10. McArthur, George William
      11. McArthur, Robert