Rev. William Arthur

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William MacArthur (Arthur)

Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in Newtonville, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Menands, Albany, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Alan Arthur and Eliza Arthur
Husband of Malvina Arthur
Father of Regina Malvina Arthur; Jane Arthur; Almeda Arthur; Ann Eliza Arthur; Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the USA and 5 others
Half brother of Jane Arthur

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About Rev. William Arthur

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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Rev. William Arthur's Timeline

December 5, 1796
April 12, 1821
Age 24
Dunham, Quebec, Canada
March 8, 1822
Age 25
Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont, United States
March 14, 1824
Age 27
Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont, United States
January 22, 1826
Age 29
Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont, United States
January 1, 1828
Age 31
Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont, United States
October 5, 1829
Age 32
Fairfield, Vermont, United States
May 28, 1834
Age 37
May 24, 1836
Age 39
Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont, United States
July 5, 1841
Age 44
Greenwich Washington County New York