Born in Boone County to Samuel Barkshire and Frances Harriet Newman, Arthur was first enslaved by Dickey Barkshire and then the Hawkins family. He was a known UGRR conductor out of Rising Sun, Indiana, along with father and brother.
In 1859, Arthur and his family lived in Lawrenceburg, Indiana where he worked as a cooper. He was expelled from Indiana for bringing a free person of color, his wife Elizabeth, into the state. By 1860, they had relocated to Portsmouth, Ohio.
Arthur enlisted in 27th Infantry, USCT in Ohio, and died during the war of disease, at Petersburg, Virginia on June 25, 1864.
16 Dec 1824
Place of birth
Marriage: 17 Jun 1854; Rising Sun (Ind.)
25 Jul 1864
Place of death
Co. B, 27th regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry
United States of America
Place of enlistment
5 Jan 1864
25 Jun 1864
Died from disease
Slaveholder(s): Barkshire, Dickey; Hawkins, Joseph; Hawkins, Nancy
McEvoy´s Lawrenceburgh, Aurora, and Rising Sun Directories and Business Mirrors, 1859-60
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