|Birth: ||May, 1764|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 29, 1856|
Revolutionary War Soldier
He was born May 1764 Burlington Co.,New Jersey and died 29 July 1856 Crawfordsville,Union Twp.,Montgomery Co.,Indiana.He was a Private for Virginia in the Revolutionary War.
He and Rachel had at least 11 children, many of whom dropped the "Mc" from their name...
James Arthur married first in 1782 to Rachel Brown, daughter of Thomas Brown and Mary Osborn Ball. They had seven children before Rachel died between 1800 and 1803 in Clermont County. She was buried on her brother Joseph's farm in Mulberry, Miami Township, Clermont, Ohio. James remarried to Anne Osbourne, born 1770/1780 possibly in Franklin County, VA. They were married 19 April 1803 in Clermont County, OH. By her, James arthur had an additional four children. James died 29 July 1856 in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, IN. He is buried at Old Town Cemetery, Covington Street, in Crawfordsville, IN.
James Arthur Jr. served as a substitute in the Virginia State Line in the American Revolution with his father James McArthur Sr. James stated that about 10 April 1781, he enlisted for 10 years under Captain Walton in Hampshire or Hardy County, Virginia. Marched down to Winchester, VA, and from there to Albemarle Court House, under command of Captain (Wilton) Bedinger, where he joined the regiment of General Stuben. James served 3 months and then was taken or drafted into Regiment of Colonel White's (Continental) Dragoons or mounted troops, then marched into South Carolina. Was honorably discharged about 22 October 1782 near Charlestown, South Carolina. Discharged papers signed by Colonel Green, Colonel White, and Captain Yarberry (Yayborough). Deponent had a written record, showing that he was born in May 1764, Burlington Co., New Jersey. He lived 28 years in Clermont County, Ohio and 5 years in Butler County, Ohio where he was residing in 1832. He had applied for a pension about 4 years before this and stated that he proved his services by the depositions taken on 9 September 1828 in the office of Thomas WEST in Ohio Township, Clermont County, Ohio by two witnesses, one being his sister, Elizabeth Arthur, and Lydia Hall, another sister, both residents of Clermont Co., Ohio. In 1832, James stated that he had a wife and four children; two oldest of which were blind and had been so since birth, the other two were girls and could not labor to support the family. He was granted a Pension on 30 July 1832.
Source: DONHAM Family History by Scott T.S. Trimble
printed book © August 1995 /// online version © August 2000
via: Kristian Connley
Rachel Brown McArthur (1762 - 1803)*
Hannah Arthur Elstun (1785 - ____)*
James Arthur (1797 - 1889)*
Old Town Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27387317
My 5th great grandfather. RIP|
Added: Feb. 21, 2015
An honored soldier of the American Revolution, his name appears on a fine-looking brass shield that is part of the veterans' memorial in Crawfordsville, Indiana.|
Added: Dec. 7, 2013
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