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William ARTHUR, II

William ARTHUR, II

Male 1796 - 1885  (88 years)


  • Name William ARTHUR  [1
    Suffix II 
    Nickname Billy 
    Birth (Alternate) 16 Nov 1796  , Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Born 16 Dec 1796  , , Bedford County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    1830 US Census 1 Jun 1830  , , Crawford [later Pulaski then Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: < 40y 
    • He was represented by a mark on the census for a male between the ages of 30 and 40
    1830 U.S. census, Missouri, Crawford County, p. 1 of 2
    1830 U.S. census, Missouri, Crawford County, p. 1 of 2
    1830 U.S. census, Missouri, Crawford County, p. 2 of 2
    1830 U.S. census, Missouri, Crawford County, p. 2 of 2
    Land Purchase 14 Nov 1837  T36N R8W S30 N1/2 lot 1 SW, Cold Spring Twp., Crawford County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Land Desc.: [Crawford Co., later] Phelps Co., MO, 5th PM meridian, S30 T36-N R8-W N1/21SW
      Issue date: 14 Nov 1837
      Land Office: Jackson
      Authority: 24 Apr 1820: Sale-Case Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      State: Missouri
      Acres: 40
      Doc. # 4957
      Accession/Serial #: MO3460__.014
      BLM Serial #: MO NO S/N
    Land Patent Certificate for William Arthur, 14 Nov 1837
    Land Patent Certificate for William Arthur, 14 Nov 1837
    1840 US Census 1 Jun 1840  , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Age: < 50y 
    • He was represented by a mark on the census for a male between the ages of 40 and 50
    1840 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County
    1840 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County
    Page 216, for Various People
    Land Purchase 10 Dec 1841  T36N R9W S25 SWSE, Liberty Twp., Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Land Desc.: [Pulaski Co., later] Phelps Co., MO, 5th PM meridian, S25 T36-N R9-W SWSE
      Issue date: 10 Dec 1841
      Land Office: Jackson
      Authority: 24 Apr 1820: Sale-Case Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      State: Missouri
      Acres: 40
      Doc. # 7415
      Accession/Serial #: MO3510__.052
      BLM Serial #: MO NO S/N
    Land Patent Certificate for William Arthur, 10 Dec 1841
    Land Patent Certificate for William Arthur, 10 Dec 1841
    Occupation 1850  [10
    farmer 
    1850 US Census 1 Jun 1850  , District #72, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Age: 54y 
    • He was recorded as the head of household and was 54 years old at the time of this census. His reported occupation was "farmer" and Virginia was his recorded birthplace.
    1850 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County, District #72 [ARTHUR and WRIGHT]
    1850 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County, District #72 [ARTHUR and WRIGHT]
    Land Purchase 16 Jun 1856  T36N R9W S25 SESE, Liberty Twp., Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Land Desc.: [Pulaski Co., later ] Phelps Co., MO, 5th PM meridian, S25 T36-N R9-W SESE
      Issue date: 16 Jun 1856
      Land Office: Jackson
      Authority: 24 Apr 1820: Sale-Case Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      State: Missouri
      Acres: 40
      Doc. # 20840
      Accession/Serial #: MO3730__.228
      BLM Serial #: MO NO S/N
    Land Patent Certificate for William Arthur, 16 Jun 1856
    Land Patent Certificate for William Arthur, 16 Jun 1856
    Land Purchase 30 Oct 1857  T36N R9W S25 SESW & S36 NENW, Liberty Twp., Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Land Desc.: [Pulaski Co., later] Phelps Co., MO, 5th PM meridian, S25 T36-N R9-W SESW
      S36 T36-N R9-W NENW
      Issue date: 30 Oct 1857
      Land Office: Jackson
      Authority: 24 Apr 1820: Sale-Case Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      State: Missouri
      Acres: 80
      Doc. # 23530
      Accession/Serial #: MO3820__.127
      BLM Serial #: MO NO S/N
    Land Patent Certificate for William Arthur, 30 Oct 1857
    Land Patent Certificate for William Arthur, 30 Oct 1857
    Land Purchase 15 Jan 1858  T36N R9W S25 NESE, Liberty Twp., Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Land Desc.: [Pulaski Co., later] Phelps Co., MO, 5th PM meridian, S25 T36-N R9-W NESE
      Issue date: 15 Jan 1858
      Land Office: Jackson
      Authority: 24 Apr 1820: Sale-Case Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      State: Missouri
      Acres: 40
      Doc. # 22839
      Accession/Serial #: MO3800__.483
      BLM Serial #: MO NO S/N
    Land Patent Certificate for William Arthur, 15 Jan 1858
    Land Patent Certificate for William Arthur, 15 Jan 1858
    1860 US Census 1 Jun 1860  , Massey, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Age: 63y 
    • He was recorded as the head of household and was 63 years old at the time of this census. His occupation and birthplace are the same as stated in the 1850 census.
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Massey [ARTHUR, William Sr.]
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Massey [ARTHUR, William Sr.]
    1870 US Census 1 Jun 1870  , Liberty Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Age: 73y 
    • He was recorded in the household of William Arthur and was 73 years old at the time of this census. His occupation was reported as "farm laborer" and Missouri was his reported birthplace.
    1870 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Liberty [ARTHUR, William]
    1870 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Liberty [ARTHUR, William]
    1880 US Census 1 Jun 1880  , Liberty Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Age: 83y 
    • He was recorded as the father of W.D. Arthur, and was 83 years old at the time of this census. Virginia was his reported birthplace, as well as for both his father and mother.
    1880 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Liberty [ARTHUR, W.D.]
    1880 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Liberty [ARTHUR, W.D.]
    JJ Watts Collection
    Records of JJ Watts for ARTHUR, William ('Uncle Billy')
    Records of JJ Watts for ARTHUR, William ("Uncle Billy")
    Occupation a champion at killing bear, deer, and large game  [17
    • William Arthur often served as administrator for estates where the owners had died without a written will. Very few early residents of Phelps County had a will.
    FamilySearch ID
    FindAGrave
    Died 16 Jan 1885  T36N R8W S30 N1/2 lot 1 SW, Cold Spring Twp., Crawford [later Pulaski then Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried King Cemetery, Cold Spring Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 18
    Association Dustin UPDIKE (Relationship: DNA Common Ancestor) 
    Person ID I598  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Collier Branch
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2019 

    Father William ARTHUR, I 
    Family ID F1909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah "Sally" ADAMS,   b. 17 Sep 1799, , Bradfordsville, Washington [now Marion] County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1863, T36N R8W S30 N1/2 lot 1 SW, Cold Spring Twp., Crawford [later Pulaski then Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [19, 20
    Marriage Bond 26 May 1818  , , Washington County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Bond for William Arthur to Sally Adams
    Marriage Bond for William Arthur to Sally Adams
    Married 28 May 1818  , , Washington County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 20, 21, 22, 23
    • Married by Minister James Hile
    Marriage Record for William Arthur and Sally Adams
    Marriage Record for William Arthur and Sally Adams
    Married by Minister James Hile
    Marriage Register for William ARTHUR and Sarah ADAMS
    Marriage Register for William ARTHUR and Sarah ADAMS
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth ARTHUR,   b. Abt 1820,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Mary Ann ARTHUR,   b. Abt 1821,   d. Between 1858 and Jun 1860  (Age ~ 37 years)
    +3. Nancy ARTHUR,   b. Abt 1823,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Barnabas ARTHUR,   b. Abt 1826,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. John ARTHUR,   b. Abt 1827,   d. Abt 1864  (Age ~ 37 years)
    +6. Sarah Jane ARTHUR,   b. 5 Oct 1829, , Meramec River, Crawford County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1912, , Watkins Twp., Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +7. Keziah ARTHUR,   b. 29 Nov 1831, , , Crawford [later Pulaski then Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1900, , , Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +8. William David ARTHUR, III,   b. 17 Oct 1837, , , Crawford [later Pulaski then Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1920  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    DNA-Matched Direct Ancestor
    DNA-Matched Direct Ancestor
    ARTHUR, William
    ARTHUR, William
    William Arthur photograph, ca. 1870; digital image scanned by Kathy Kult from Phelps County Missouri Heritage, Volume I, (Rolla, Missouri : Phelps County Genealogical Society,1992); page 31, submitted by Colleen Arthur.
    ARTHUR, William
    ARTHUR, William
    William Arthur photograph, ca. 1870; digital image scanned by Kathy Kult from Phelps County Missouri Heritage, Volume I, (Rolla, Missouri : Phelps County Genealogical Society,1992); page 31, submitted by Colleen Arthur.

  • CiteRef for this page  Kathy Kult, KKs Family History (http://kks-fam.net/getperson.php?personID=I598&tree=1: accessed 15 November 2019), "William ARTHUR, II."

  • Sources

    (Reliability ratings:
      0=Unreliable   1=Questionable   2=Secondary   3=Primary) 
    1. [S668] Miss May Conway, D.C.C., Washington Co., Ky. Marriage Bonds 1792 - 1825, (Louisville, Kentucky : M. Conway, 1934), p. 3. (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S190] Barbara Pugh, compiler, "Burials, Phelps County Missouri," abstracts, USGenWeb Archives, MOGenWeb (http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/phelps/phelpbur.htm : accessed 2 June 2012), entry for "Arthur, William, h/o Sarah," 16 January 1885. (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S207] Phelps County Genealogical Society (Mo.), Phelps County Missouri Heritage, Vol. I, (Rolla, Missouri : Phelps County Genealogical Society, 1992), p. 16.

    4. [S566] Colleen Arthur, Edgar Springs: Its History and Its People, (Edgar Springs, Missouri : C. Arthur, 1986), p. 31 and p. 60.

    5. [S283] William "Uncle Billy" Arthur Family, manuscript records; box 1, v11, Genealogical Records, Book 10, 1818-1911, p157, John J. Watts Collection, 1874-1912 (R0038); Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Missouri University of Science and Technology, G-3 Curtis Laws Wilson Library, Rolla. A collection of notebooks of genealogical records kept by a circuit riding Baptist minister in the northern Ozarks. The records cover Phelps, Pulaski, Texas, and parts of Maries and Dent counties in south-central Missouri. (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S309] 1830 U.S. census, Crawford County, Missouri, p. 172 (penned), line 22, William Arthur household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 July 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M19, roll 72. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S578] Bureau of Land Management, "Land Patent Search," database with images, General Land Office Records (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch : accessed 21 October 2007), William Arthur (Crawford County, Missouri), patent certificate no. 4957; (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S693] 1840 U.S. census, Pulaski County, Missouri, no township, p. 216 (stamped), line 15, William Arthur household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 July 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M704, roll 229. (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S578] Bureau of Land Management, "Land Patent Search," database with images, General Land Office Records (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch : accessed 21 October 2007), William Arthur (Pulaski County, Missouri), patent certificate no. 7415; (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S1183] 1850 U.S. census, Pulaski County, Missouri, population schedule, District #72, p. 109, dwelling 523, family 533, William Arthur household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 July 2016); citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 411. (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S578] Bureau of Land Management, "Land Patent Search," database with images, General Land Office Records (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch : accessed 21 October 2007), William Arthur (Pulaski County, Missouri), patent certificate no. 20840; (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S578] Bureau of Land Management, "Land Patent Search," database with images, General Land Office Records (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch : accessed 21 October 2007), William Arthur (Pulaski County, Missouri), patent certificate no. 23530; (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S578] Bureau of Land Management, "Land Patent Search," database with images, General Land Office Records (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch : accessed 21 October 2007), William Arthur (Pulaski County, Missouri), patent certificate no. 22839; (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S312] 1860 U.S. census, Phelps County, Missouri, population schedule, Massey, p. 48 (penned), dwelling 319, family 319, William Arthur household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 July 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 639. (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S315] 1870 U.S. census, Phelps County, Missouri, population schedule, Liberty Township, p. 12 (penned), dwelling 72, family 81, William Arthur household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 July 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll 797. (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S199] 1880 U.S. census, Phelps County, Missouri, population schedule, Liberty Township, enumeration district (ED) 121, p. 31 (penned), dwelling 84, family 84, W.D. Arthur household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 June 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication T9, roll 708. (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S566] Colleen Arthur, Edgar Springs: Its History and Its People, (Edgar Springs, Missouri : C. Arthur, 1986), p. 62.

    18. [S567] King Cemetery, (Liberty Twp., Phelps County, Missouri; LAT/LON N37.812007°, W-91.858304°; To get to King Cemetery, take Rt. 63 south from Rolla to Vida area; turn west on County Road 7240 (aka Vessie Rd.) Take this road all the way until you get to a T in the road (approx. 3.5 miles). Turn left (still Vessie Road/CR7240) and drive approx. 1/2 mile until you get to the crossing of Little Piney creek, cross the creek, turn a corner, and Claudie Mathis farm is the first gate on the left. You will need to contact Claudie Mathis at --- to get into the gate. Once in, go 1/2 mile to her farm (she'll probably meet you) then keep following the gravel road for another 1/2 mile until it runs out into a clearing. The King Cemetery is just south of the clearing. It should be fenced in, it was cleaned out by Kevin Karnes in 2018. New military gravestones were installed in 2018. Stones for Judge Wright and his two youngest sons who were murdered will be installed the Fall of 2018. For an escort to the cemetery, contact the Phelps County Genealogical Society).

    19. [S669] Margaret Clark Kington, Washington County, Kentucky Marriage Records 1792-1878, (Owensboro, Kentucky : Cook-McDowell Publications, 1981), p. 5. (Reliability: 2).

    20. [S1254] "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1804888 : accessed 15 January 2018), William "Arter" and Sally Adams, 26 May 1818; citing Washington, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; DDS# 005773083, image 242 of 298, left page, 2nd entry; (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S1067] Washington County, Kentucky, "Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records (1852-1910)"; KSA microfilm 241382, Kentucky Dept. of Libraries and Archives, Frankfort., p. 173, entry for William Arthur and Sarah Adams. (Reliability: 3).

    22. [S668] Miss May Conway, D.C.C., Washington Co., Ky. Marriage Bonds 1792 - 1825, (Louisville, Kentucky : M. Conway, 1934), (Reliability: 2).

    23. [S190] Barbara Pugh, compiler, "Burials, Phelps County Missouri," abstracts, USGenWeb Archives, MOGenWeb (http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/phelps/phelpbur.htm : accessed 2 June 2012), entry for "Arthur, Sarah, w/o William, nee Adams," 17 January 1863. (Reliability: 2).