Arthur, William, Dd
Arthur, William, D.D.
a Baptist minister, father of the recent president of the United States, was born in County Antrim, Ireland, being by descent Scotch Irish, and was a graduate of Belfast College. In his eighteenth year he came to America, and subsequently entered the Baptist ministry. For about eight years he was pastor of the Calvary Church, New York city; afterwards of several churches in Vermont, and then of churches in the state of New York, among them those in Schenectady, Lansinigburg, West Troy, and Newtonville. In the last-named place he died, in October 1875. He is spoken of as "an author of extensive learning, and a minister of great usefulness and piety." See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 1291. (J.C.S.)