Note: In his father's will receives 100 acres on Amos Branch. MARRIAGE: consent of John Adams, surety Thomas Arthur
CENSUS: 1850 Bedford Co VA Lotty Arthur 55, John Arthur 94, Elizabeth 84.
SOLDIER: American Revolution. His pension mentions brother Thomas who m. Sally Dixon, it also names his own wife and children and their dates of birth (per bible). Also Thomas Dixon served with him, William Arthur of Henry Co, VA living in 1843 age 80 [cousin], and Lewis C Arthur J.P.[first cousin's son] in Bedford Co no relationship stated on these. Bible page in pension file includes three grandchildren's dates of birth: Eliza, Melinda and Emily. These three have been mistaken for the children of John in a letter sent from the Archives and in the published Pension records. He raised these children. Proof of their relationship is in their marriage bonds. He served 4 months from May 1780 in Capt. Thomas Leftwich's co at Gate's defeat at Camden SC. From Jan. 15 1781 3.5 months in Capt. John Triggs' Company under Col Wm Trigg and Gen. Muhlenberg around Petersburg, Smithfield, and Portsmouth, VA. From Jun 1781 3 months in Capt. Isaac Clemans Co during the Siege of 96 in SC under Gen. Green. From Sep 1781 two months under Capt. John Trigg of Bedford in Col. Tucker's Regt. under Gen. Lawean at Siege of Yorktown at which time he was wounded by a cannonball from the enemies gun for which wound he was allowed a pension from the state of VA for $60. He said he and his brother were small men. Affidavits by Benjamin Mitchum, and Thomas Hackworth as well as witnesses Thomas Dixon and Isabella Mitchum wife of Benj. Mitchem, John Arthur Jr., Elizabeth Arthur, Silas Mitchem, and Rhoda Mitchum, and Robert H. Gray.
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