Christopher Abel Arthur

Male25 September 1796–19 July 1859

Brief Life History of Christopher Abel

When Christopher Abel Arthur was born on 25 September 1796, in Brockham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Arthur, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Mary Abel, was 21. He married Ann Jones on 24 February 1828, in Bristol, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 19 July 1859, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Abel Arthur
Ann Jones
Marriage: 24 February 1828
Joshua A. Arthur
Baby Daughter Arthur
Christopher Jones Arthur
Benjamin Abel Arthur
Mary Ann Arthur

Sources (60)

  • Christopher Arthur, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Christopher Arthur in entry for Christopher Jones Arthur, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Christopher Aurther, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1828Bristol, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 4

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 5

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.


    Age 19

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, Irish, English, German, and French: from the ancient Celtic personal name Arthur. The origin of the name is disputed, but it may be derived from the Latin name Artorius, or it may derive from an old Celtic word meaning ‘bear’ (compare Gaelic art, Welsh arth, both of which mean ‘bear’). It has been in regular use as a personal name in Britain since the early Middle Ages, owing its popularity in large part to the legendary exploits of King Arthur, which gave rise to a prolific literature in Welsh, French, English, German, and other languages. In many cases this is a shortened form of Scottish or Irish McArthur , the patronymic Mac- often being dropped in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries under English influence.

    West African (Ghana): Anglicized form of the Akan (Fante) name Atta .

    History: President Chester Alan Arthur (1830–86) was the son of a VT Baptist preacher, William Arthur (1797–1875), who emigrated from Ballymena in northern Ireland c. 1815.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    The Story of Christopher Able Arthur Taken From The Diary of Mary Whittaker Sewell

    The Arthurs lived in the little town of Pouty Pool, Monmouthshire, South Wales. They owned a bakery and dry goods store. The father was a baker by trade. My mother said, "The oven was so large that f …

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