A Civil War Soldier: Sgt. Daniel J. MacARTHUR (1827 – 1919)

How Related: My 3rd-great-grandfather

Born: 7 June 1827 in Glengarry Co., Ontario, Canada

Parents: Donald MacARTHUR (d. bef. 1842) and Catherine Anne “Nancy” MUNRO (dates unknown)

Siblings: Arthur “Duncan” (b. 1818), and sister Jesse D. MacARTHUR (1822 – c. 1903)

Source: MacArthur, Daniel J. and Martha Johnson. Photograph. C. 1863. Original photograph believed to be in the possession of Nancy Masten Peugh, Manton, Michigan. 1999.


Married: 27 February 1863 to Martha JOHNSON (1844 – 1897), probably in Montcalm Co., Michigan

Children: Henry A. (1865 – 1944), Daniel Thomas (1867 – 1945), Catherine A. “Kate” (1869 – 1956), George Clinton “Clint” (1871 – 1936), my ancestor Mary E. “Mae” (1875 – 1959), William Edward “Will” (1880 -1873), and Arlie Mae (1884 – 1971)

Enlisted: 17 December 1861 at Evergreen, Michigan in Co. I, 1st Sharpshooter’s (Bergan’s) Regiment, U.S. Volunteers; private. Charge of desertion. Enlisted again in same company on 4 March 1862.

Side served: Union

Discharged: see biographical information, below

Source: Four generations of M(a)cArthurs. Photograph. C. 1917. Original photograph believed to be in the possession of Nancy Masten Peugh, Manton, Michigan. 1999.

Biography or Information of Interest: In the photograph above, Daniel is seated with his great-granddaughter, believed to be Katherine L. YORK. Her father, Daniel’s grandson, Ernest Lee YORK is standing on the left. Ernest’s mother, Daniel’s daughter, Mary E. “Mae” (McARTHUR) YORK RANDELL is standing in the back. Mae is also my 2nd-great-grandmother. See my Wordless Wednesday follow-up post about Daniel here for more information about his life and military experience.

Died: 10 March 1919 in Oxford Twp., Oakland Co., Michigan

Buried: Hill (Danley) Cemetery, Fulton Twp., Gratiot Co., Michigan

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