Re: Daniel and Jennette McArthur of Islay

Robert McArthur

Hi Josephine,

Thanks for the interesting census record, but can’t be my g-g-g-grandparents. Daniel was born in 1741 and Jennette in 1752. They were married and came to America in about 1774, and all of their children were born in North Carolina. Jennette’s maiden name was also McArthur. One of my distant cousins still owns part of their original land patent in North Carolina, not far from Wilmington.

Bob McArthur


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Subject: Re: [ScotGen] Daniel and Jennette McArthur of Islay



Not sure if this is your family. I think that Daniel and Janette (do you know her last name)  went to USA before the 1770’s as there is a 12 Aug 1870 Census with Daniel McArthur age 65 B 1805 Scotland farmer White and Janette. They are living with Alexander McArthur and his wife Mary  


And Kate McPherson and her son Robert domestic servant.




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Sent: Wednesday, 19 February 2020 5:26 AM
Subject: [ScotGen] Daniel and Jennette McArthur of Islay


I’d like to hear from anyone with knowledge about my great-great-great grandparents Daniel and Jennette McArthur, who emigrated from Scotland to North Carolina in America in the 1770s. They claimed to have come from Islay. Although there is abundant information about their descendants, I know nothing of their background, and to date I have not identified any of their Scottish ancestry. A few years ago Roger McWee told me he had found some data on Daniel, but no information linking him to any farm or town. I frequently receive Family Tree notifications of y-dna matches, including some strong Nordic, Isle of Mull, and Scottish mainland matches, but so far nothing with a definite link to Islay, and nothing identifying a common direct ancestor. I have seen trees indicating that Daniel’s parents were named John McArthur and Jean Hair, but no supporting evidence of that. Family Finder has been useful in helping me find some relatives, mainly distant cousins here in America. I have uploaded my dna information to Gedmatch (kit T894735) and am in process of deciphering the match information in that database (looks like a long learning curve).

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