McArthur, John

Birth Name McArthur, John
Gender male
Age at Death about 93 years, 8 months, 21 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth about 1806 Prince Edward Island, Canada age 60 in 1871 census; 1807 in "Old North Esk" and from death certificate
 
Death September 22, 1899 New Brunswick, Canada  
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McArthur, Alexander - Lot 14
Mother McKay, Catherine
    Brother     McArthur, Dougald Dugald - Lot 14
    Brother     McArthur, Hugh
    Sister     McArthur, Mary
    Brother     McArthur, James - Lot 12
    Brother     McArthur, Archibald - Lot 14
         McArthur, John
    Sister     McArthur, Catherine - Lot 14
 
Father McArthur, Alexander - Lot 14
Stepmother McLaughlin, Nancy
    Half-brother     McArthur, Neil
    Half-sister     McArthur, Eliza Betsey
    Half-brother     McArthur, Alexander - Lot 14

Families

    Family of McArthur, John and Rogers, Matilda
Married Wife Rogers, Matilda
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage July 19, 1839 New Brunswick, Canada  
 
  Children
  1. McArthur, Margaret Jane
  2. McArthur, Lydia Ann
  3. McArthur, Alexander
  4. McArthur, William
  5. McArthur, Elizabeth
  6. McArthur, Mary Jane
  7. McArthur, Robert
  8. McArthur, Elizabeth
  9. McArthur, William Neil

Narrative

The John McArthur who went to New Brunswick and married Matilda Rogers is sometimes placed with the family of "William John" Mcarthur. Another family tree places him with the family of John McArthur and Christina McNevin from West River, born 1814. I am putting John with Alexander, since he had no children named after John or Christina, but his father could have been Alexander or William, based on the names given to his first two sons. Plus, I haven't found evidence of a William or John McArthur.

On the 1891 census, John indicated on his census record that both of his parents were born on Prince Edward Island. He gave dates of birth ranging from 1806 to 1813 on census records. His gravestone said 1807-1899, and the death record - which had no family information - said he died at age 92, from paralysis.

Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 8 Number 431
Rank 101, Date July 23 1839
Place Chatham
Newspaper The Gleaner and Northumberland Schediasma
m. By Rev. J. Souter, 19th July, John McARTHUR / Miss Matilda ROGERS, both of Northesk (North. Co.) Witnesses were Laughlin Mclain and Robert Johnson. John signed his name; Matilda made her mark.

MCARTHUR: John McArthur b. c1813 in PEI, d. 1899: came to NB before 1839 and first settled at Meadows, North Esk Parish, Northumberland County, then at Chatham: m. 19 Jul 1839 Matilda Rogers born 10 Mar 1823, d. 1902, d/o Anthony Rogers and Lydia Ledden: this couple had seventeen children of whom seven grew
to maturity:
Children mentioned:
1) Margaret McArthur b. c1839, d. after 1931, m. W.C. Smythe: settled at
Chatham, then St. Stephen, NB:
2) Lydia Ann McArthur b. c1842, d. after 1861:
3) Alexander McArthur b. c1844, d. after 1861:
4) William McArthur born c1846, d. after 1861:
5) Elizabeth McArthur bp. 1849, died after 1861:
6) Mary Jane McArthur b. c1851, died after 1861:
7) Robert McArthur born c1856, died after 1861: died 1926
8) Elizabeth McArthur b. c1859, died after 1861.
plus
9. Neil is described as a son, born 1865, in the 1891 census.
Source: MC80/359 W.D. Hamilton’s Old North Esk: Revised, pages 291-292.

Household Members in 1881:
John McArthur 71, Matilda McArthur 57
Neil McArthur 17
Robert McArthur 24
Grace McArthur 25 - daughter in law
Sarah McArthur 4
DNeilla McArthur 2
Robert McArthur, Jr 2/12

Information about John and Matilda's family is from census records, New Brunswick Archives and the book Old North Esk.

 

 

 

Attributes

Type Value Notes Sources
Merged Gramps ID I8754
 

Pedigree

  1. McArthur, Alexander - Lot 14
    1. McKay, Catherine
      1. McArthur, Catherine - Lot 14
      2. McArthur, Dougald Dugald - Lot 14
      3. McArthur, Hugh
      4. McArthur, Mary
      5. McArthur, James - Lot 12
      6. McArthur, Archibald - Lot 14
      7. McArthur, John
        1. Rogers, Matilda
          1. McArthur, Margaret Jane
          2. McArthur, Lydia Ann
          3. McArthur, Alexander
          4. McArthur, William
          5. McArthur, Elizabeth
          6. McArthur, Mary Jane
          7. McArthur, Robert
          8. McArthur, Elizabeth
          9. McArthur, William Neil