Duncan McArthur

22 May 1796–20 October 1865 (Age 69)
Thornton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Duncan

When Duncan McArthur was born on 22 May 1796, in Thornton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, John McArthur, was 54 and his mother, Margaret Aiken, was 37. He married Susan McKeen on 1 January 1818, in Holland, Holland, Erie, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 20 October 1865, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Duncan McArthur
Susan McKeen
Marriage: 1 January 1818
Silas McArthur
Daniel Duncan McArthur
Orange Niles McArthur
Washington Perry McArthur
Sarah Elizabeth McArthur
Henry Morrow McArthur
Ira James McArthur
Emeline Janet McArthur
Mary Jane McArthur
Annice Mariah McArthur
Margarette Roxana McArthur
Emma Lodorora McArthur
Susan Amanda McArthur
Joseph Smith McArthur

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1818Holland, Holland, Erie, New York, United States
  • Children


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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.
    1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital
    Age 12
    In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 23
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Artair, ‘son of Arthur’ (see Arthur ).History: Clan Arthur is a Highland Scottish clan traditionally associated with lands on the northern shores of Loch Awe. In 1427 the chief of the clan was one of several Highland chiefs executed for treason by King James I; it is said that the clan never recovered. As a matter of fact, there were several different Highland families and septs of other clans bearing the name Mac Artair.

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

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    Story Highlight


    DUNCAN MCARTHUR - 1796-1864 by Annie McArthur Jennings, a great-granddaughter Duncan McArthur was born the eleventh child of the twelve children of John McArthur and Margaret Aiken McArthur. He was …

    Sources (64)

    • Duncan Mcarthur, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900" (1796)
    • Duncan Mcarthur in household of Perry Mcarthur, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Duncan Mcarthur in entry for William George Cruckshank Morrison and Celestial Eliza Barton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940" (1932)

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