He petitioned for a road to be built in Moultrie Co, IL, in 1865 and
again 4/30/1866 with brother, James.
His biography states:
"During his early life, Mr. Arthur worked at farming, but in 1872, in
company with two brothers, Aaron and Nehemiah, he engaged in saw
milling, at which he has since continued, although he owns a good farm
of 120 acres, the greater of which is under cultivation. The spring
of 1884, he expects to move to Tennessee and (with brother, Hiram)
make the lumber business his exclusive occupation. Mr. Arthur has
been one of Beech Creek Township's best citizens, favoring the
advancement of all laudable public enterprises. He and wife are
highly esteemed as neighbors and friends. Mr. Arthur is a Democrat in
He served as executor of the estate of his sister-in-law, Margaret
McIntosh (former widow of Aaron Arthur).