McArthur, John

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


The John McArthur who went to New Brunswick and married Matilda Rogers is sometimes placed with the family of "William John" Mcarthur, for whom no records can be found. Another family tree places him with the family of John McArthur and Christina McNevin from West River, born 1814. John and his wife, however, did not name any of their children John or Christina.

John could fit in the family of Alexander and Catherine (McKay), or might even be the son of Neil and Bridget McArthur named John, mentioned by the landlord Seymour in his diary.

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.
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.





Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1806 Lot 14, Prince County, 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    


Family of McArthur, John and Rogers, Matilda

Married Wife Rogers, Matilda ( * March 10, 1823 + 1902 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage July 19, 1839 New Brunswick, Canada    
Name Birth Date Death Date
McArthur, Margaret JaneAugust 14, 1840January 11, 1933
McArthur, Lydia Ann18421894
McArthur, Alexander - NB1845January 10, 1919
McArthur, William1847
McArthur, Elizabethabout 1848before 1851
McArthur, Mary JaneDecember 25, 1850
McArthur, RobertJune 6, 18561939
McArthur, Elizabeth1859before 1871
McArthur, William NeilDecember 17, 18631941


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