Nehemiah petitioned for a road (the Springfield Road) in Moultrie Co,
IL, in 1865.
His biography says he was a farmer in the first part of life "and in
fact has always been such, although he has been in the saw-mill
business ever since the fall of 1871, with the exception of 1879. He
now owns 298 acres of good farming land, well improved. Both Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur are members of the Christian Church, while he is a
Democrat in politics. They are of the best people, and highly
respected as citizens in the community where they live."