Rev William Arthur

Photo added by Mike Reed

Rev William Arthur

  • Birth 5 Dec 1796 Ireland
  • Death 27 Oct 1875
  • Burial Menands, Albany County, New York, USA
  • Plot Behind President Arthur's grave
  • Memorial ID 6792325

Father of US President Chester Arthur. Born in Ireland, he emigrated to Canada as a young man. In 1821, he married Malvina Stone, and they had 9 children, with Chester being their fifth child. William Arthur became a Baptist preacher in 1828 and pastored 11 churches in Vermont and New York in the years following. He was also a co-founder of the New York Antislavery Society.

Bio by: Mike Reed


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mike Reed
  • Added: 20 Sep 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6792325
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev William Arthur (5 Dec 1796–27 Oct 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6792325, citing Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .