Name: William (jr.) ARTHUR
Given Name: William (jr.)
Birth: Dec. 16, 1796-1797 in Bedford Co.,VA
Death: Jan. 16, 1885 in Vigo Co., IN
Emigration: 1836-family moved to Indiana 1841-family moved to Illinois
Burial: New Hope Cemetery Vigo Co., IN
William Arthur(jr.) is son of William Arthur (sr.) and wife, Anna "Nancy" Watts.
This William Arthur (jr.) went from Bedford Co.,VA after his marriage to Lydia Ann Houser, to Knox Co.,TN, Clark Co., IL, and then to Vigo Co.,IN.
Marriage on Nov. 2, 1829 was to Lydia Ann Houser/Hauser in Knox Co., TN,or Washington Co. VA (before the family moved to TN) - 9 children from this union: Emerson, David Marion, Hannah, Lucinda, Joseph, Mary, Lydia, Jonathan, and John (some in TN, some in IL, and some in IN).
[source: The Gressel Domainfirstname.lastname@example.org]: shows William Arthur Jr. married #1 to Lydia Ann Houser (b.abt. 1807) in Washington Co., VA,(not Knox Co., TN) then "William moved his family to Indiana about 1836, and made another move to Illinois about 1841"]. I agree with this researcher from my extensive look at all of the available records, and that the family moved again to Vigo Co., IN, probably in the 1850's, since that is where the parents and children lived and died.
[source: 1820 U.S. Federal Census shows two William Arthurs in Virginia: (1) William Arthur, Southern district of Bedford Co., VA (and I speculate the most likely candidate to be this William Arthur); and (2) William Arthur of Campbell township, Berkeley County, VA.
The 1820 U.S. Federal Census also shows William Arthur of unknown township in Washington Co., KY.
Father: William (sr.) ARTHUR b: Nov. 14, 1759-1762 in Bedford Co., VA
Mother: Anna "Nancy" WATTS b: abt. 1760-63 in Bedford Co., VA
Lydia Ann HOUSER b: 1807 in Washington Co., VA
in Knox Co., TN
- David Marion ARTHUR b: April 3, 1831 in Knox Co., TN
- Emerson ARTHUR b: 1835 in Knox Co., TN
- Hannah ARTHUR b: ABT. 1835 in Knox Co., TN
- Lucinda ARTHUR b: ABT. 1837 in IN
- Joseph ARTHUR b: ABT. 1840 in Wabash, Clark Co., IL or IN
- Mary (May) ARTHUR b: ABT. 1842 in Wabash, Clark Co., IL
- John R. ARTHUR b: 1844 in Vigo Co., IN
- Lydia ARTHUR b: abt. 1828 in Knox Co., TN
- Jonathan ARTHUR b: abt. 1826 in Knox Co., TN