McArthur, Duncan, 1772-1839

Alternative names

Hide Profile

Duncan McArthur was born in Dutchess County, New York, and grew up in western Pennsylvania before becoming one of the first settlers of Chillicothe, Ohio. McArthur served in the Ohio militia during the War of 1812 and was later appointed brigadier general in United States Army, was elected twice to the U.S. House of Representatives, and was the eleventh Governor of Ohio (1830-1832). Thomas Worthington was born in Charles Town, Virginia, in 1773 before settling in Ohio and serving two terms as U.S. Senator (1803-1807, 1810-1814) and as sixth Governor of Ohio (1814-1818).

From the description of Duncan McArthur letter to Thomas Worthington, 1806 January 17. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 762830656

Surveyor, Ohio assemblyman and Governor, and U.S. representative.

From the description of Letter, 1813 Apr. 5. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 42825670

From the description of Letter, 1809 Mar. 20. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 42825673

Ohio General Assembly representative and state senator, and the 11th governor of Ohio (1830-1832).

From the description of Papers, 1799-1835 [microform]. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 38901034

Ohio governor and legislator, military officer, and U.S. Representative.

From the description of Papers of Duncan McArthur, 1783-1848. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449389

Duncan McArthur was born in Dutchess County, New York, and grew up in western Pennsylvania before becoming one of the first settlers of Chillicothe, Ohio. McArthur served in the Ohio militia during the War of 1812 and was later appointed brigadier general in United States Army, was elected twice to the U.S. House of Representatives, and was the eleventh Governor of Ohio (1830-1832).

From the description of Duncan McArthur letter to George W. Jones, 1827 August 18. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 762830216

Duncan McArthur was born in Dutchess County, New York, and grew up in western Pennsylvania before becoming one of the first settlers of Chillicothe, Ohio. McArthur served in the Ohio militia during the War of 1812 and was later appointed brigadier general in United States Army, was elected twice to the U.S. House of Representatives, and was the eleventh Governor of Ohio (1830-1832). Othniel Looker served in the New Jersey militia during the Revolutionary War and settled in Ohio after receiving a land grant for his wartime service. After serving in the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate, Looker was appointed fifth Governor of Ohio (1814) to complete the term of Return J. Meigs, Jr.

From the description of Duncan McArthur letter to Othniel Looker, 1814 October 9. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 762830213

Son of John and Margaret (Campbell) McArthur, born in Dutchess Co., N.Y., January 14, 1772. In 1780 he removed to Pittsburgh; took part in Harmar's campaign of 1790; and from 1792-1793 was a salt-boiler near Maysville, Ky. He joined a surveying party under Nathaniel Massie, and served as a ranger during Indian raids. In February, 1796, he married Nancy McDonald and settled on a farm near Chillicothe. By 1804 he was considered the wealthiest land holder in the Scioto Valley. That year he was and in 1882 was elected to Congress. In 1830 became governor of Ohio, and died, April 28, 1839. (blue index cards)

From the description of Duncan McArthur papers, 1813-1818. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 367620180

Biographical Note

  • 1772, Jan. 14: Born, Dutchess County, N.Y.
  • 1780: Moved to Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • 1790: Participated in Josiah Harmar’s campaign against the Shawnee Indians and other expeditions
  • 1792 - 1793 : Worked as a salt-boiler near Maysville, Ky.
  • 1793: Joined a party surveying under Nathaniel Massie from the Scioto River Valley to the area around Chillicothe, Ohio
  • circa 1893 - 1895 : Observed the movement of Indians as a ranger
  • 1795: Rejoined Nathaniel Massie and learned surveying
  • 1796: Married Nancy McDonald and settled near Chillicothe, Ohio
  • 1804: Elected to lower house, Ohio legislature
  • 1805 - 1814 : Member, Ohio state senate, speaker for the 1809-1810 session
  • 1806: Elected a colonel in the Ohio militia
  • 1808: Promoted to major-general
  • 1812: Marched with Ohio militia for Detroit and later was elected colonel of one of the three militia regiments under the command of William Hull
  • 1813: Brigadier general, Ohio Volunteers in defense of Fort Meigs
  • 1814: Commanded troops at Sacketts Harbor on Lake Ontario and later appointed commander of the army in the Northwest
  • 1815 - 1816 : Member, lower house, Ohio state legislature
  • 1816: Member of various commissions for treaty-making with the Indians
  • 1817 - 1818 : Member, lower house, Ohio state legislature
  • 1821 - 1823 : Member, upper house, Ohio state legislature
  • 1823 - 1825 : Member, United States Congress
  • 1829 - 1830 : Member, upper house, Ohio state legislature
  • 1830 - 1832 : Governor of Ohio
  • 1839, Apr. 28: Died at “Fruit Hill” near Chillicothe, Ohio

From the guide to the Duncan McArthur Papers, 1783-1848, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Sullivant, Lucas, 1765-1823. Collection. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Lockwood, S. M. Circular with transmittal note to Duncan McArthur, 1832 Apr. 3. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn B. A. G. Fuller autograph collection, 1620-1920. Houghton Library.
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf McArthur, Duncan, 1772-1839. Letter, 1813 Apr. 5. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf McArthur, Duncan, 1772-1839. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf McArthur, Duncan, 1772-1839. Duncan McArthur letter to George W. Jones, 1827 August 18. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Looker, Othniel, 1757-1844. Papers, 1813-1819, 1840-1841, 1891. Library of Congress
referencedIn Anderson Family papers, 1810-1848 The Huntington Library
creatorOf Worthington, Thomas, 1773-1827. Papers, 1731-1908. Library of Congress
referencedIn Means, Robert, d. 1808. Papers of Robert Means, 1782-1836. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Anderson family. Anderson family papers, 1810-1948. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Dougherty, John, d. ca.1833. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841. William Henry Harrison papers, 1734-1939 (bulk 1796-1841). Library of Congress
creatorOf Dun Family. Papers. 1802-1936. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf McArthur, Duncan, 1772-1839. Letter, 1809 Mar. 20. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Duncan McArthur Papers, 1783-1848 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Denny, James, 1767-1815. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Massie, Nathaniel, 1763-1813. Nathaniel Massie papers [microform], 1786-1849. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf McArthur, Duncan, 1772-1839. Papers, 1799-1835 [microform]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841. Draper manuscripts: William Henry Harrison papers, 1811-1833. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf McArthur, Duncan, 1772-1839. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf McArthur, Duncan. Bill of sunder. articles delivered to his daughter, Reuama. 1812. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Partridge, Alden, 1785-1854. Alden Partridge papers, 1807-1959 (bulk 1817-1842). Library of Congress
creatorOf McArthur, Duncan, 1772-1839. Duncan McArthur papers, 1813-1818. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf McDonald, Duncan, 1803-1870. Papers 1833-1890. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn McLean, John, 1785-1861. John McLean papers, 1817-1861 (bulk 1829-1860). Library of Congress
creatorOf Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863. Papers, 1811-1863. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf McArthur, Duncan, 1772-1839. Papers, 1799-1835. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf McArthur, Duncan, 1772-1839. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Samuel Huntington papers, Huntington, Samuel papers, 1768-1828 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf McArthur, Duncan, 1772-1839. Papers of Duncan McArthur, 1783-1848. Library of Congress
creatorOf Shrimplin, William B.,. William B. Shrimplin collection, 1815-1836. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Hunter, John. Ledger of tailor shop, 1816-1822. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf McArthur, Duncan, 1772-1839. Duncan McArthur letter to Thomas Worthington, 1806 January 17. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Patterson, Robert, 1753-1827. Draper manuscripts: Robert Patterson papers, 1758-1855. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf McArthur, Duncan, 1772-1839. Duncan McArthur letter to Othniel Looker, 1814 October 9. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Anderson, Richard Clough, 1750-1826. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Worthington, Thomas, 1773-1827. Papers of Thomas Worthington, 1795-1827. Library of Congress
referencedIn Alden Partridge Papers, 1807-1959, (bulk 1817-1842) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Rice, Charles Elmer. Papers 1735-1924. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn William Henry Harrison Papers, 1734-1939, (bulk 1796-1841) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Hegler family. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Mereness, Newton Dennison. Stock and Mereness Archival calendars, 1670-1908. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn John McLean Papers, 1817-1861, (bulk 1829-1860) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Adams, Seth. person
associatedWith Adams, Seth, 1767-1852. person
associatedWith Anderson family. family
associatedWith Anderson Family, 1810-1848 family
associatedWith Anderson, Richard Clough, 1750-1826. person
associatedWith Buckingham, Ebenezer, b. 1829. person
associatedWith Cheney Family. family
associatedWith Denny, James, 1767-1815. person
associatedWith Dougherty, John, d. ca.1833. person
associatedWith Dun Family. family
correspondedWith Dun, Walter person
associatedWith Fuller, B. A. G. (Benjamin Apthorp Gould), 1879-1956 person
correspondedWith Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841. person
associatedWith Hegler family. family
associatedWith Hunter, John. person
associatedWith Huntington, Samuel, 1765-1817 person
associatedWith Johnston, John, 1775-1861. person
associatedWith Jones, George W. person
associatedWith Kilgore, Daniel, 1793-1851. person
associatedWith Kirby, M. H. person
associatedWith Livingston, Edward, 1783-1813. person
correspondedWith Lockwood, S. M. person
associatedWith Looker, Othniel, 1757-1844. person
associatedWith Lucas, Robert, 1781-1853. person
associatedWith Lytle, William, 1770-1831. person
associatedWith Maccracken, Samuel F. person
associatedWith Mason, Stevens T. (Stevens Thomas), 1811-1843. person
associatedWith Massie, Nathaniel, 1763-1813. person
associatedWith McArthur, Eunice. person
associatedWith McArthur family. family
associatedWith McDonald, Duncan, 1803-1870. person
correspondedWith McLean, John, 1785-1861. person
correspondedWith Means, Robert, d. 1808. person
associatedWith Mease, James, 1771-1846. person
correspondedWith Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1824 person
associatedWith Mereness, Newton Dennison. person
associatedWith Ohio Militia. corporateBody
associatedWith Ohio Penitentiary (Columbus, Ohio) corporateBody
correspondedWith Partridge, Alden, 1785-1854. person
associatedWith Patterson, Robert, 1753-1827. person
associatedWith Pearce, Jesse. person
associatedWith Porterfield, Robert. person
associatedWith Rice, Charles Elmer. person
associatedWith Ruggles, Benjamin, 1783-1857. person
associatedWith Shakers. corporateBody
associatedWith Shannon, Wilson, 1802-1877. person
associatedWith Shrimplin, William B., person
associatedWith Steward, Rheuama. person
associatedWith Sullivant, Lucas, 1765-1823. person
associatedWith Swan, Gustavus. person
associatedWith United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Army of the Northwest. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Department of the Northwest. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 19th (1812-1815) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
associatedWith Waddle, John. person
associatedWith Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863. person
associatedWith Williams, Micajah Terrell, 1792-1844. person
associatedWith Woodbridge, John Marshall. person
associatedWith Worthington, Thomas, 1773-1827. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Ohio
United States
Michigan
United States
United States
Ohio
United States
Ohio--Scioto River Valley
Ohio
Scioto River (Ohio)
Scioto River Valley (Ohio)
Ohio
United States
Northwest, Old
Virginia Military District
Ohio
Scioto River (Ohio)
Ohio--Scioto River Valley
Ohio
Ohio
Ohio
Cumberland Road
Little Miami River (Ohio)
Ohio--Champaign County
Ohio
Ohio
Subject
Real property
Governor
Patronage, Political
Canals and state
Clothing and dress--Inventories
Indians of North America
Religious communities
Capital punishment
Asylums
Roads
General
Railroads and state
Currency question
Epidemics
Bedding--Inventories
Cholera
Surveying
Real property--19th century
Land tenure--Ohio
Toll roads
Real property surveys--19th century
National Road
Banks and banking
Temperance
Thanksgiving Day
Land tenure
Occupation
Governors--Ohio
Legislators--Ohio
Representatives, U.S. Congress--Ohio
Army officers
Function

Person

Birth 1772-06-14

Death 1839-04-29

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w66h4mxx

Ark ID: w66h4mxx

SNAC ID: 140237