ARTHUR CONNECTION

THIS WEB SITE IS BY JOHN RICHARD FREEHAFER.
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1997



ARTHUR


John Arthur or McArthur was born in 1790, in Tyrone County, Northern Ireland. This teacher escaped to the United States, in July 1811, by pretending to be a weaver. Teachers were discouraged from leaving his birthplace in 1811. In America, John married Rebecca Parker of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Rebecca gave birth to John Elliott on about March 11, 1827, in Muncy Creek, Pennsylvania.

John Elliott grew up without his father. John died when our Mexican War journal subject was only 3.6 years old. Although John Elliott was only educated in the public schools of Muncy Creek, Pennsylvania, he wrote journals. His first journal appears here. It contains errors. Some errors are my transcription errors. The person who helped me did not make any mistakes. I welcome corrections. John Elliott's journal lacks all the information that would be kept from a private in a war. But, at least we have Private John Elliott's story of a war Americans know little about, where John Elliott mentions many people.






Here is some information on John Elliott Arthur from after the Mexican War.





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