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James McArthur was one of the original settlers on the north side of Hays Swamp and on the North Carolina State line; he married a Miss Campbell and raised a family of three sons and four daughters. The eldest daughter, Effie, married Gadi Braswell. Another daughter married Richard J. Millsaps. The other two daughters, Katie and Jennie, never married, and both of them died at advanced ages since the war. Alexander, John and James were his three sons. Alexander and John never married and James married Sarah McDonald, daughter of Neill McDonald, in the "old Fork".

--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.

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