McArthur, Peter Alexander

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


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.

Although the names of his parents are questionable, the rest of the information about Peter has been documented.

Peter was living on the Wester Road when he married Eliza McDonald from Lot 11 in 1860 in PEI. Her father was Alexander McDonald. 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.

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.

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. No proof has been found for William John McArthur's existence.

14. i. PETER3 MACARTHUR, b. Abt. 1821, Emerson, PEI; d. 20 April 1903, Grangeville, Kent County, New Brunswick.




Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth January 5, 1821 Lot 12, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada 1901 census  
Death 1903 New Brunswick, Canada Harcourt & Huskisson, Kent, New Brunswick; at age 82  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McArthur, Malcolm - Lot 12about 1772before 1861
Mother McDougall, Ann1780May 29, 1865
    Sister     McArthur, Marion 1809 August 29, 1905
    Brother     McArthur, John - Lot 12 about 1805 about 1840
    Brother     McArthur, Hugh M. March 17, 1812 October 17, 1906
    Sister     McArthur, Euphemia Effie February 10, 1814 March 26, 1909
    Sister     McArthur, Barbara about 1815 before 1860
    Sister     McArthur, Margaret July 20, 1818 October 11, 1907
         McArthur, Peter Alexander January 5, 1821 1903
    Sister     McArthur, Ellen November 16, 1822 March 23, 1907
    Brother     McArthur, Duncan 1831 February 7, 1890
    Brother     McArthur, George William 1832 July 14, 1901
    Brother     McArthur, Robert about 1833 June 14, 1896


Family of McArthur, Peter Alexander and McDonald, Eliza

Married Wife McDonald, Eliza ( * 1833 + 1896 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage April 5, 1860 Lot 12, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada by John Butcher (Bible Christian); Hugh McArthur was a witness  
Name Birth Date Death Date
McArthur, Mary AnneApril 22, 18601937
McArthur, Alexander CharlesNovember 22, 1863March 4, 1920
McArthur, John William B.September 5, 1864April 4, 1933
McArthur, Davidabout 1867before 1920
McArthur, LewisOctober 7, 18681941
McArthur, George ThomasDecember 15, 18701944
McArthur, Eliza JaneFebruary 9, 1874
McArthur, Jabez HenryOctober 25, 1875January 3, 1937
McArthur, Robert B.1879before 1891