|Birth: ||Jun. 23, 1826|
|Death: ||Oct. 5, 1912|
October 20, 1912 The Atlanta Constitution
JOHN M'ARTHUR, AGED PIONEER PASSES AWAY AT CORDELE
In the death of John McArthur, which occurred at the residence of his son, Dr. T. J. McArthur, in Cordele, Ga., October 5, his many friends and relatives have lost a loving friend and counselor.
He joined the Primitive Baptist church in June, 1837, and was baptized by the Rev. William Cooper, pastor of Ramah. He was then 31 years old and then years later was ordained a deacon.
In November, 1850, he married Miss Winniefred Rivers and to them were born eleven children.
On July 9, 1861, he joined the Fourteenth Georgia regiment, company B., serving for two years, then receiving a disability discharge, having been wounded. He returned to his home in Wilkinson county and was elected tax collector of that county, in which capacity he served throughout the war. He was one of the first county commissioners of roads and revenue of Wilkinson county, serving a number of years.
In 1902, he, with this wife and son, Charles A., moved to Cordele, Ga., where his two sons, Drs. T.J. and A.L. McArthur, reside, making his home with them. While there he beheld Hailey's comet for the second time. At the age of 9 years he saw this wonderful visitor in the fall of 1835 while at a corn shucking. His wife was born in 1835, at the time this comet shone brightest to the earth's inhabitants.
At the time of his death he was 86 years old and had been in ill-health for several years, finally succumbing to the combined effects of old age and dropsy.
The funeral services were conducted at the home of his son, Dr. T. J. McArthur, at 3:30 p.m., October 5, 1912 by Rev. W. S. Harden. Mrs. George Ballenger having charge of the song service, two of his favorite hymns being sung, "Nearer, My God to Thee" and "Asleep in Jesus."
Interment was at Sunnyside cemetery immediately after funeral services, the following gentlemen acting as pallbearers: Dr. M. R. Smith, Dr. W. E. Edwards, C.M. McKenzie, Colonel W. H. Dorris, E. B. Mann and Mr. Mayo.
Besides his wife and children, Charles A., John Joel, James, Lewis R., Drs. T. J. and A. L. McArthur, Mrs. J. W. Robinson and Mrs. William Robinson, he is survived by about fifty grandchildren and thirty-four great grandchildren, besides a host of friends who will mourn his loss.
This grave is located in the older section, looking north coming from the left (NW corner) it is the third section on the right of the second entrance. It is now labeled with a name, but do not remember it.
Winifred McArthur (1835 - 1915)*
Charles Allen McArthur (1852 - 1932)*
Mary Harriet McArthur Robinson (1855 - 1928)*
Created by: Brenda A. Darbyshire
Record added: Nov 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61707997
Brenda A. Darbyshire
Added: Sep. 2, 2012
He was a Confederate in the July 9, 1861, Co B. of the 14th Georgia Infantry. He was wounded, 2 years into the War. Deo Vindice, Rest In Peace.|
Dixie Home Georgia
Added: Sep. 2, 2012