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 Walter James McArthur

Walter James McArthur

Birth
York County, South Carolina, USA
Death 18 Oct 1898 (aged 78)
Burial Gilmer County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 27764345 · View Source
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Walter James McArthur was the oldest proven son of Eleazer & Rosanna McArthur. The family had moved to Gilmer Co, GA by 1850. Rosanna died between 1850-1860; Eleazer died between 1860-1870. Their burial sites are not known, but are in either Gilmer or Pickens Co, GA.

Here is link to grandfather of Walter James McArthur: Walter McCarter

Siblings of Walter James McArthur were:
. Keziah McArthur, married Bryant Evans Aug 2 1846 (burial site unknown)
. Rachel McArthur, married Carson Cox July 4 1847 (burial site unknown)
. David Lamar McArthur, married Marinda Godfrey (or Russell) Dec 22, 1859 (buried at Talking Rock Baptist)
. Sarah Permelia McArthur, never married (burial site unknown, but is probably Pleasant Valley)
. Eleazer Morgan McArthur, married Jane Amanda Bradley ca 1862 (buried in this same cemetery)
. Cinthia Ann McArthur, married John Russell July 21, 1851 (buried at Price Creek Baptist))

Walter McArthur married three times ..
1. Mary (Polly) Russell, m Oct 22, 1849, Gilmer Co, GA. Polly was born in 1829, daughter of Elisha & Nancy Price Russell. Walter & Polly had seven children (4 of whom are linked below) prior to her death ca 1866. Site of her burial is not known.
Children of Walter & Mary Russell who are NOT linked below:
- Nancy Rosetta McArthur, b 1855, married John Monroe "Bud" Wright on Feb 3, 1878; they are buried in a small Wright Family Cemetery on private property in Gilmer Co. Only 3 legible markers: (1) Nancy Wright, b 1855; no date of death; (2) John Wright, b Nov 9, 1858; d Apr 12, 1912; (3) B. C. Wright, b June 16, 1895; d Aug 15, 1895.
- Rachel Minerva McArthur, b 1859; still living in 1880; no marriage record or burial site found.
- Rebecca Hannah McArthur, b 1864; married Levi T. Fossett On Apr 8, 1897. The 1900 census indicates they have been married for 3 years and that Rebecca had given birth to 3 children, 2 of whom were still living. However, only 1 child is shown as being born after 1897 - Sanford Fossett, age 2, born Feb 1898. Also in the Fossett household was his mother-in-law, Jane McArthur, age 63, and his brother-in-law, Elija McArthur, age 34. (Jane Woodall was 3rd wife of Walter James McArthur; Elijah McArthur was Rebecca's full brother; he is buried at Pleasant Valley Baptist.) Rebecca reportedly died at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Baldwin Co, GA; her date of death and burial location are unknown.

2. Elza Compton, born ca 1840, married ca 1868-69. Two children, James Walter McArthur & Tandy Walker McArthur (both linked below). Elza's date of death & burial site are not known; however, she is believed to be buried at Clear Creek Baptist where son James Walter McArthur is buried.

3. Jane Woodall, born ca 1838; mrd late 1879-early 1880. No children. Jane was still living in 1900 with step-daughter, Rebecca Hannah McArthur & her husband, Levi T. Fossett. Jane's date of death & burial location are not known. (Jane may have been daughter of John & Catherine Woodall, listed in 1850 census of Gilmer Co (HH #517) as Delila J., age 13, b GA; and in 1860 census of Pickens Co (HH #72) as Elitha J., age 23. No marriage record to match Delila J. Woodall found in either Gilmer or Pickens Co.)



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  • Maintained by: Busy Bee
  • Originally Created by: Mindseye
  • Added: 23 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27764345
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter James McArthur (11 Mar 1820–18 Oct 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27764345, citing Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Cemetery, Gilmer County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Busy Bee (contributor 47304647) .