Name: William A. ARTHUR
Given Name: William A.
Birth: 1713-1717 in Bedford Co., VA or Cullybacky,County Aurian, Ireland
Death: Aug. 7, 1783 in Campbell Co., VA
William Arthur apparently married 3-4 times:
#1 to Ann Murray (b. 1717 in Middlesex Co., VA,dau. of David Murray and Jane Clark of VA, and d. 1800 in Campbell Co., VA)- Ann Murray married Wm. Arthur in 1733 in Lynchburg, Lunenburg Co., VA.
#2 to a Mrs. William Arthur (may be Ann Murray);
#4 to Joanna ? abt. 1744 (one dau., Sarah may be dau. of this wife);
and #3 in 1742, to Ann Calvert (b. abt. 1724 in VA or England).
William A. Arthur had 12 children (Barnabas through Anne with wife #1 Ann, and Frances through Millie with wife #2 Ann): Barnabas b. 1734; Susanna(h) b. 1736; Frances b. 1743; Anne b. 1741; Tabitha b. 1765, Jane b. 1745; William b. 1738-1746; Sarah b. 1755; Elizabeth b. 1744; Mary b. 1750; Jemima b. 1761; and Mildred (Millie)b. 1762;**
It is reported that William and Ann Calvert or Ann Murray Arthur also raised their nephew, Benjamin Arthur (son of "Virginia" Arthur and unknown wife), after his parents were killed by Indians (unknown what happened to his brother;was he killed too?). Apparently Benjamin Arthur, raised by his Uncle William, later married his cousin, Ann(e) Arthur, daughter of William A. Arthur.
**Daughter, Susanah d. 1777 in VA;
Daughter, Jemima, m.#1 to Peter Claywell in VA, and #2 to-she d. in NC aft. 1800;
dau. Sarah m. Conrad Showls #1, and #2 to cousin, Thomas Arthur-they had 8 children: Elizabeth, Mary Polly, Sally, Susannah, Thomas, Joanna, Ambrose, and Milly in VA and KY-she d. 1828 in KY;
dau. Tabitha m. Thomas Gooch 1789 in VA and had 9 children:Ann, William, girl, girl, girl, John, Nathaniel, Cynthia, and Tabitha Arthur Gooch, family emigrated from VA to KY abt. 1825-Tabitha d. 1828 in KY;
son, William jr. m. #1 to Catharine McDaniel, and #2 to Elizabeth Dalton (b. 1741,dau. of Timothy Dalton)in 1762-William d. 1827 in VA-with Elizabeth Dalton he had 10 children: Jane, Elizabeth, Ann, William, Jechonias, Sarah, Barnabas, Martha,Susannah, and Jemima-all in Bedford Co., VA;
dau. Frances m. Boyce Edison-Frances d. 1827 in VA;
dau. Ann m. cousin, Benjamin Arthur, they had 7 children: Elizabeth, Thomas, William, Joshua, Sarah, Dudley, and Joseph in VA-she d. 1777 in VA;
dau. Jane m. Henry Edison 1764 in VA;
son, Barnabus m. Martha Talbot (dau. of Matthew Talbot and Minnie Jane Isham Clayton of VA) in 1758-they had 13 children: John, William, Francis "Fanny", Jane, Matthew, Lewis, Barnabus, Lucy, Caleb, Talbot, Elizabeth, Rhoda "Rhody", and Martha- all in GooseCreek, Bedford Co., VA;
dau. Mary m. Field Robinson;
dau. Elizabeth m. Gross Scruggs first, then Francis Thorpe second, and third, William Jones-Elizabeth d. 1800-1810 in VA;
dau. Milly m. James Baber-she d. 1846 in GA.
Sources: ancestry.com GEDCOM files, Campbell Co., VA wills; Bedford Co., VA marriage records; Campbell Co., VA court records; Southern families of VA by J. Brodie; Bedford Co., VA wills of 1815; and family Bible of James Baber (Lawler and related family records GEDCOM file).
Father: Barnabus "American" ARTHUR b: abt. 1680 in Cullybacky, County Aurian, Ireland