Name: William (sr.) ARTHUR
Given Name: William (sr.)
Birth: Nov. 14, 1759-1762 in Bedford Co., VA
Death: May 7, 1811 in Wilkes Co., GA
This William Arthur (sr.) is son of Barnabas Arthur of Bedford Co., VA (b. abt. 1735), and 2nd wife, Martha Talbot (b. abt. 1740).
WILLIAM ARTHUR (sr.) SON OF BARNABAS ARTHUR and Martha Talbot, was born NOV. 14, 1759-1762 in Bedford Co., VA and d. May 7, 1811 or July 9, 1847(source: Gene Pool Individual Records ancestry.com show two different death dates, though the 1847 date could be that of William Arthur's wife, Anna Nancy Watts).
William Arthur m. Anna "Nancy" Watts (b. abt. 1760, and d. June 19, 1848)- I believe that this is the accurate record for this William Arthur (though there are several others born abt. same time and place in VA.).
FamilySearch ancestral file v4.19 (AFN:KWZF-FG)indicates that this William Arthur may have had several marriages: #1 to Sallie Calloway abt. 1781 in Bedford Co., VA (also in Gene Pool Indiv. records); #2 to Anna "Nancy" Watts on Sept. 1, 1783 (also in Gene Pool Indiv. records); #3 to Jane ?; and #4 to Mary Henry (with whom he had a daughter, Susanna Arthur).
It does seem to be reliable data that this William Arthur appears on the Bedford Co., VA census records for the year 1840 (pg. 129) with an age of 78 yrs. (which would make his birthdate as 1762)-he is also listed on the VA 1840 Pensioner's list database (which would mean he probably served in the War of 1812).
Other records also indicate he may have had another marriage to Mary Henry (b. abt. 1765 in Bedford, VA. dau. of Parson Henry)and had daughter, Susanna H. Arthur, who was born 1805 Bedford Co., VA and died aft. 1850 (FamilySearch Ancestral File v4.19).
Source: Gene Pool Individual records (ancestry.com database) shows William Arthur birth: Nov. 14, 1762 in Bedford Co., VA; death on 7 May, 1811 in Wilkes Co., GA; spouse: Anna(n) or Ana Nancy Watts; Parents: Barnabas Arthur, and Elizabeth Arthur (indicating his mother may have been Barnabas' first wife, Elizabeth, rather than Martha Talbot, though this could be a recording error).
Father: Barnabas ARTHUR b: 1735 in Bedford Co., VA
Mother: Martha TALBOT b: Aug. 25, 1740 in Bedford Co., VA
Anna "Nancy" WATTS b: abt. 1760-63 in Bedford Co., VA
Sept. 1, 1783
in Bedford Co., VA
- Marriage Contract:
mg. #2 (?)-abt. 1805
in Mary Henry
- William (jr.) ARTHUR b: Dec. 16, 1796-1797 in Bedford Co.,VA
- Susanna H. ARTHUR b: 1786-1805 in Bedford Co., VA