|McPherson Family Tree
1. Daniel McPHERSON b. abt 1682 Iverness, Scotland d. 1755 Lancaster Co, PA, m. abt 1712 to Ruth SHIRES b. unknown d. abt 1747 Chester Co, PA Colony
Children of Daniel & Ruth :
Daniel McPHERSON, Jr b. 1722 PA
Stephen McPHERSON b. abt 1725 Chester Co, PA Colony
* William McPHERSON b. abt 1726 Kennett Squire, Chester Co, PA, or New Castle Co, DE
2. William McPHERSON b. abt 1726 Kennett Squire, Chester Co, PA or New Castle Co, DE d. 1817 Orange Co, NC (now Chatham Co) or Pendleton District, SC, m.#1 7/6/1747 Old Swedes Church, Wilmington, New Castle Co, DE to Margaret Trego http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=message&r=rw&p=localities.northam.usa.states.northcarolina.counties.orange&m=890.85
m#2 abt 1753 to Phoebe PASSMORE b. 4/27/1734 Orange Co, NC (now Chatham Co)
Children of William & Margaret:
Mary McPHERSON b. 10/14/1749 d. unknown, m. Thomas BRAXTON b. 6/10/1744 d. 9/26/1815
Children of William & Phoebe:
* William McPHERSON b. 10/4/1758 Orange Co, NC Colony (now Chatham Co)
Phoebe McPHERSON b. 1765 Orange Co, NC Colony (now Chatham Co)
3. William McPHERSON b. 10/4/1758 Orange Co, NC Colony (now Chatham Co) d. 8/8/1832 Anderson Co, SC, m. abt 1783 to Elizabeth “Betty” GILLILAN b. 4/12/1766 d. 5/30/1848, daughter of John Gillilan & Sarah __________ Both buried McPherson Family Cemetary, near Starr, SC,
Children of William & Elizabeth:
4. William McPHERSON b. 4/24/1786 SC d. 7/7/1870 Randolph Co, Al, m. abt 1819 Pendleton District, SC to Eleanor McGEE b. 1800 d. 8/7/1855 Both are buried Stevens/Sharman/Randle Cemetary, Randolph, AL
4. Elizabeth McPHERSON b. 1787 Anderson Co, SC d. 1831, m. Alexander STEVENSON b. 1781
Children of Elizabeth & Alexander:
Elijah STEVENSON b.
James STEVENSON b.
William STEVENSON b.
John STEVENSON b.
Sarah STEVENSON b.
Joseph STEVENSON b.
*** 4. Phoebe McPHERSON b. 1789 Anderson Co, SC d. aft 1860 Tippah Co, MS, m. bef 1814 SC to GGG Arthur McFALL b. abt 1780 Ireland d. bef 1860 Tippah Co, MS
Children of Phoebe & Arthur:
*** 5. Nancy Mariette McFALL b. 1/26/1814 Anderson District/Co, SC d. 11/19/1891 Tippah Co, GG Grandparents MS, m. 1/26/1834 LaGrange Co, TN to Samuel Mitchell McALISTER (Sr)
b. 12/7/1804 Anderson District/Co, SC d. 1/18/1892 Tippah Co, MS
Children of Nancy & Samuel:
6. Mary Ann McALISTER b. 4/20/1840 Mitchell, Tippah Co, MS d. 11/27/1910 CSA-1st Lt Tippah Co, MS m. 10/28/1869 Tippah Co, MS to John Wesley Penison
Co B-34th MS HOLLIDAY b. 6/30/1830 d. 12/9/1902, Tippah Co, MS, son of William Holliday b. 8/1/1782 and unknown spouse. Both Mary Anne and John Wesley are buried in McAlister Cemetary, Tippah Co, MS
Children of Mary Anne and John Wesley:
7. Samuel Luther HOLLIDAY b. 8/22/1870 Tippah Co, MS d. 2/8/1945 Tippah Co, MS Buried in McAlister Cemetary, Tippah Co, MS
7. John Franklin HOLLIDAY b. 8/7/1872 Tippah Co, MS d. 9/21/1876 Tippah Co, MS Buried in McAlister Cemetary, Tippah Co, MS
7. Lenona Ann HOLLIDAY b. 2/18/1874 Tippah Co, MS d. 5/19/1964 Tippah Co, MS Buried in McAlister Cemetary, Tippah Co, MS
7. Jim N HOLLIDAY b. 10/15/1875 Tippah Co, MS d. 2/25/1963 Tippah Co, MS m. S.P.__________ b. 2/29/1880 d. 4/14/1901 Tippah Co, MS, m. Effie YANCEY b. 1/1/1885 d. 3/27/1940 Tippah Co, MS Buried in McAlister Cemetary, Tippah Co, MS
Child of Jim & Effie:
8. Marie HOLIDAY b. 5/6/1916 d. 6/1/1916 Tippah Co, MS Buried McAlister Cemetary, Tippah Co, MS
7. Almis Wesley HOLLIDAY b. 5/15/1877 Tippah Co, MS d. 9/20/1879 Tippah Co, MS Buried in McAlister Cemetary, Tippah Co, MS
7. George Ashford HOLLIDAY b. 11/24/1878 Tippah Co, MS d. 12/26/1944 Tippah Co, MS Buried in McAlister Cemetary, Tippah Co, MS
7. Robert Walter HOLLIDAY b. 10/11/1880 d. 10/23/1967 m. Zula Jane MONTGOMERY b. 11/2/1889 Statesville, NC d. 6/14/1964 Tippah Co, MS Both Buried: Paynes Chapel Cemetary, Tippah Co, MS
Children of Robert & Zula:
8. Rev. John Wesley HOLLIDAY b. 12/1/1907 d. unknown, m. Lucille HUGHEY
Children of John & Lucille:
9. Lula Fausteen HOLIDAY b. 4/14/1928 Tippah Co, MS
d. 5/15/1932 Tippah Co, MS
8. Blanche Willard HOLLIDAY b. 8/14/1909 d. unknown
8. Walter Franklin HOLLIDAY b. 3/10/1910 d. 4/22/1991
8. Lee Roy HOLLIDAY b. 6/12/1912 Tippah Co, MS d. 8/8/1913 Tippah Co, MS buried: McAlister Cemetary, Tippah Co, MS
8. Homer Wallace HOLLIDAY b. 9/27/1913 d. unknown Mary Elizabeth BARBER
8. Charlie Wayne HOLLIDAY b. 7/6/1915 d. unknown
8. William Randolph HOLLIDAY b. 4/25/1917 d. unknown
8. Mansel Wade HOLLIDAY b. 3/4/1919 d.6/14/1979 m. Nell DUNNAM
8. Wardlow HOLLIDAY b. 2/9/1921 d. 12/24/1975m. Odessa LEWELLEN
8. Winford Dee HOLLIDAY b. 10/27/1922 d. unknown m. 2/10/1942 Bernice JONES b. 7/4/1924
8. Talmadge Legrone HOLLIDAY b. 3/3/1924 d. 5/31/1968 m. Jean BECK
8. James Luther HOLLIDAY b. 6/27/1925 d. unknown m. Martha Evelyn SMITH
8. Troy Eugene HOLLIDAY b. 8/24/1927 d. unknown m. 4/4/1952 Mildred Alice RUTHERFORD b. 2/5/1930 d.unknown
8. Toy Ray HOLLIDAY b. 9/9/1928 d. unknown m. Nettie Martha NUTT b. 3/27/1935
6. Nancy Mandaline McALISTER b. 12/2/1842 Tippah Co, MS, d. 1/9/1916 Tippah Co, MS Never Married buried: McAlister Cemetary, Tippah Co, MS
6. Elvyra/Elvira Isabell McALISTER b. 9/15/1843 Tippah Co, MS d. 8/15/1916 Carthage, Dallas Co, TX m. 2/28/1878 Tippah Co, MS Samuel Nixon TALBERT b. 8/28/1830 Abbeville Dist, SC
***G Grandparents 6. Samuel Mitchell McALISTER Jr b. 3/1/1845 Tippah Co, MS d. 8/31/1914
CSA-Co I Marlowe, Stephens Co, OK m. 8/16/1870 LaGrange, Hardeman Co, TN
2nd MS Laura Henriette THOMAS b. 2/24/1854 Tippah Co, MS d. 3/31/1933
Marlowe, Stephens Co, OK (or Johnson Co, TX), daughter of Pleasant R Thomas b. abt 1812 Fairfield Co, SC d. bef 4/12/1875 Tippah Co, MS and Minerva E Grubbs b. abt 1820 Fairfield Co, SC d. aft 1880 Tippah Co, MS, daughter of Enoch Grubbs b. abt 1755 Fairfield Co, SC d. 9/24/1832 Fairfield Co, SC, m. abt 1815 Fairfield Co, SC to Mary Henson b. abt 1798 Chesterfield Co, SC d. aft 1860 in MS (Tippah or Pontotoc Co) NOTE: 1850-60 Pontotoc Co, MS census shows a Mary Grubbs living with a “Elias Joiner”
NOTE: Laura Thomas’ maternal grandfather, Enoch Grubbs (1755-1832) DAR Patriot Index, p. 289, SAR record can be located through David L Veal, member#115091. Enoch served under 3 different Capt’s…one of which was a “Capt Thomas” and may be an ancestor to Pleasant R Thomas.
Children of Samuel & Laura:
7. Pheby Louanna McALISTER b. 5/26/1872 Ripley, Tippah Co, MS
d. abt 1900, m. 9/12/1889 Tippah Co, MS to Aubrey B CARPENTER
7. Nancy “Nannie” Minerva McALISTER b. 10/25/1873 Tippah Co, MS
d. 10/12/1950 Alexandria, VA, m. 1/8/1892 Tippah Co, MS to William Byrd TAYLOR b. 1866 d. 1947
Children of Nancy & William (birth order not known):
8. Leon TAYLOR
8. Walter Lester TAYLOR
8. Waymon Jessie TAYLOR
8. Junie May TAYLOR
8. Lymon Doss TAYLOR
8. arland Dewey TAYLOR
8. Tennessee Leenora TAYLOR
8. William Byrd TAYLOR Jr
8. Harold Lloyd TAYLOR
8. Nannie Bell TAYLOR
8. Jewell Minerva TAYLOR
8. Bonna McAlister TAYLOR
7. Sallie Estelle McALISTER b. 3/26/1875 Ripley, Tippah Co, MS
d. unknown, m. 2/13/1910 Marlowe, Stephens Co, OK to Edward M YARBOROUGH
7. Brithe Rosena McALISTER b. 8/9/1877 Ripley, Tippah Co, MS
d. 7/10/1952 Hope Co, OK, m. 9/5/1895 Parker Co, TX to John B MORGAN b. 2/13/1869 Ripley, Tippah Co, MS d. 2/13/1954 Hope Co, OK
7. Laura Salome McALISTER b. 6/27/1879 Ripley, Tippah Co, MS
7. Buddy McALISTER b. 4/17/1881 Tippah Co, MS d. 1881
7. James Arthur McALISTER b. 8/5/1882 Ripley, Tippah Co, MS
d. 7/22/1959 Marlowe, Stephens Co, OK, m. 2/2/1902 Whitt, Parker Co, TX to Mary Leona “Ona” ARD b. 3/28/1884 Parker Co, TX
d. 12/29/1967 Marlowe, Stephens Co, OK
***Grandparents 7. Mary Magdaline McALISTER b. 11/11/1884 Ripley, Tippah Co, MS
d. 12/15/1961 Cleburne, Johnson Co, TX, m.#1 10/13/1901 Weatherford, Parker Co, TX to Vealey Osee RUTLEDGE
b. 6/23/1881 Yell Co, AR d. 6/1915 Weatherford, Parker Co, TX, m.#2 Wade Hamilton BROWN b. 11/3/1880 Dickson, TN d. 1/3/1961 Cleburne, Johnson Co, TX Both Mary & Wade are buried in Rose Hill Cemetary, Cleburne, Johnson Co, TX (no issue from their marriage)
See Rutledge Family Tree for Detailed Descendancy of this Family
Children of Mary & Vealey:
6. Nannie Lee RUTLEDGE b. 9/1/1902 Weatherford, Parker Co, TX d. 1974 Dallas, Dallas Co, TX , m. William H HOLDEN
6. Dora Estella “Stella” RUTLEDGE b. 5/28/1904 d. 6/24/1925 (Johnson Co, TX?), m. 6/24/1925, m. 2/12/1920 Robert Elsmer FLOYD
6. Alice Maybell RUTLEDGE b. 6/7/1906 6mi E of Whitt, Parker Co, TX d. 7/29/1991 Dallas, Dallas Co, TX m.#1 1/5/1922 John “Johnny” MULDOON, m.#2 abt 1926 Luther Oldrick STARR b. 3/1/1904 Dallas Co, TX d. 10/6/1937 Dallas, Dallas Co, TX m#3 12/10/1938 Marvin D “Bob” HOLSTON b. 3/26/1912 GA d. date unknown Dallas, Dallas Co, TX (no children)
6. Samuel Oscar RUTLEDGE b. 3/22/1908 Weatherford, Parker Co, TX d. 10/28/1985 Irving, Dallas Co, TX m #1 Jessie Mae SALE b. 11/17/1911 Dallas, Dallas, Co, TX, m.#2 Bess Marie CLARK b. 2/12/1914 Dallas,Dallas Co, TX d. 3/8/1988 Irving, Dallas Co, TX
6. Elbert Leslie “Pete” RUTLEDGE b. 5/21/1910 d.3/1970 Dallas, Dallas Co, TX m#1 Corine LIGHTSEY, m.#2 Gracie Lee DAVENPORT m.#3 Ruth CURNOW/KURNOW
6. Gladys Irene RUTLEDGE b. 2/16/1912 Weatherford, Parker Co, TX d. 5/8/1975 Dallas, Dallas Co, TX m. 6/8/1929 Cleburne, Johnson Co, TX to Logan Wilson LOWRANCE b. 2/24/1902 Blum, Hill Co, TX d. 5/8/1975 Dallas, Dallas Co, TX
**** Parents 6. Mary Louzela RUTLEDGE b. 5/31/1914 Perrin, Jack Co? or Weatherford, Parker Co?, TX d. 1/19/1974 N Richland Hills, Tarrant Co, TX m. 1/31/1934 Cleburne, Johnson Co, TX to James Melvin BLACKSHEAR. b. 5/24/1907 Blum or Derden, Hill Co, TX d. 10/11/1967 Farmington, NM Both buried: Rose Hill Cem., Cleburne, Johnson Co, TX
5. Carrie Lou Ethel McALISTER b. 1/4/1887 Tippah Co, MS d. 8/19/1915, m. 1905 Parker Co, TX to Robert Lee LEFTWICH b. 11/13/1885
5. Florence Maybelle McALISTER b. 3/13/1891 Tippah Co, MS d. bet 1971- 1973 Cleburne, Johnson Co, TX, m. 9/14/1912 Marlowe, Stephens Co, OK to Wylie Spurgeon TITUS b. 8/16/1893 Marlowe, Stephens Co, OK d. 10/25/1936
4. Sarah Emily McALISTER b. 10/3/1846 Mitchell Community, Tippah, MS d.1/15/1919 Tippah Co, MS Never married buried McAlister Cemetary, Tippah Co, MS (headstone confirms birth/death dates)
4. Phebe Lucina/Luana McALISTER b. 5/14/1848 Mitchell Community Tippah Co, MS d. 9/1/1870 Tippah Co, MS Never married buried: McAlister Cemetary, Tippah Co, MS (Family Bible gives b. date as 5/14/1848, headstone gives Phebe’s birth as 5/14/1846 and death as 7/1/1870-Bible shows d. 9/1/1870 It is not likely Phebe was b. 5 mos before Sarah Emily
4. William James McALISTER b. 12/2/1849 Mitchell Community, Tippah Co, MS
d. 7/28/1918 Tippah Co, MS Buried: McAlister Cemetary, Tippah Co, MS
4. Myra Gains McALISTER b. 7/1/1851 Tippah Co, MS, d. 11/14/1921 Mena, AR m. 7/27/1871 Tippah Co, MS John Taylor HEATH b. 5/15/1848 Both buried: Boxelder, Red River Co, TX
4. Nathaniel Monroe McALISTER b. 5/23/1856 d. 12/20/1859 Tippah Co, MS
4. Harriet Isabella/Elizabeth McALISTER b. 11/13/1857 Tippah Co, MS
d. 7/21/1917 Tippah Co, MS, m. Wallace Valentine MAUNEY b.8/6/1856 NOTE: Family Bible shows date of death as 7/21/1907 and shows this Harriet’s name as “Harriett Isabellia”, not Harriett Elizabeth
Elisha McPHERSON b. abt 1791 Chatham Co, NC (or Pendleton Dist?) d. abt 1838 Anderson Co, SC, m. abt 1812 to Dorcas _________ b. abt 1793 d. aft 1/4/1841 (per land deed from Dorcas to Obediah Dean)
Children of Elisha & Dorcas:
Daughter McPHERSON b. abt 1808 (? Parents m. abt 1812?)
Son McPHERSON b. abt 1813
Elizabeth “ Susan?” McPHERSON b. 1815 SC
Hester Martha McPHERSON b. 1824
Ardallia D McPHERSON b. 1825
Sarah McPHERSON b. 1829
Anna “Annis” Jane McPHERSON b. 1832
Daughter McPHERSON b. abt 1835
Sarah J McPHERSON b. abt 1794 Pendleton District, SC
Nancy McPHERSON b. 11/14/1795 Pendleton District, SC d. 5/24/1774 Anderson Co, SC, m. Darius Quimby BROWN b. 9/26/1794
Malinda “Millie” McPHERSON b. 1798 Pendleton District, SC
Mary McPHERSON b. 11/8/1798
John M McPHERSON b. 1800 Pendleton District, SC
Selina McPHERSON b. 11/1801 Pendleton District, SC
Louisa/Louisiana “Lucy” McPHERSON b. 1805 Pendleton District, SC
Eleanor McPHERSON b. 1806 Pendleton District, SC
Elijah McPHERSON b. 8/26/1809 Pendleton District, SC
David S Payne (1/15/2005) email@example.com Home Page: David S. Payne Genealogy Page
Notes for Daniel McPHERSON b. 1682 & Ruth Shires
Among the names listed in Chester County Township: Kennett, taxables in 1715: Daniel Magfarsin.
from Chester County Historical Archive material:
land purchased by Daniel McPherson in 1706, from Book B, page 66:
Feb. 20, 1706: Jasper Yeats, Justive of Peace--Caleb Pusey and John Willis--before Peter Evans.
John Guest of Philadelphia--Recorded 5th of Oct. Lady Queen Anne. 1706 Peter Evans was recorder of Deed. Daniel Mackfarson of Birmingham.
John Barber of Shysley County of Sussex bought of Wm. Penn absolute of 2,500 acres of land --1680 July 12, 133--bequeated to Eliza, wife, daughte of Longhurst--Eliz. Webb. Exec. sold to John Guest.
Description: Beginning at a Hickory Tree, corner of John Rudd's land--running west 324 perches to black Oak in line of Letitia Penn's Manor -- then by said line south 329 perches to a Hickery Tree then north 329 perches to the place of beginning containing 666 2/3 acres to John guest by patent from Penn.
Sept. 5, 1706 for 60 lbs --silver money -- (cash) to Daniel Mackfarson-- J. Guest freely and clearly acquitt and discharge to Danl Mackfarson -- to his heirs and assigns & C 300 acres of the 666 2/3 lying in the township of Kennett -- Chester County. Beginning at a post in the Line of Letitia Penn's Manor -- a corner of Alex Frisers? Land -- then east in line of Frisers thro 324 perches to a post thence south by vacant land 148 perches to white oak thence west to John Guest -- 324 perches to Letitia Penn's Manor 148 1/4 perch to beginning.
All mines, minerals, quarries meadows, marshes, swamps, cripples, wood, underwood, Timber, Trees, ways, passages, waters, water courses, Liberties, profits, commodities and appurtances whatsoever in or on....
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Caleb Pusey, John Willis, Alex Stewart.
1760 Daniel McPharson to Enoch Wickersham of Salisbury twp in Lancaster County to E.W. of East Marlborough.
Dec. 13, 1760--173 lbs. 12 shillings 2 pence. (Different dates are given for this transaction. Apparently an earlier date was for signing and later date was for recording.) This 2nd record would have been for Daniel, eldest son, as Daniel the immigrant died in 1755.
The translation of Gaelic into English is not an exact science. Here are some possible spellings of the name McPherson:
McPherson, MacPherson, Mackfarson, Mackfersone, McFersane, Mackfarsane, McFarsoun, Magfarsin, a'Phearsain, McPhairsoun.
Daniel McPherson, according to family tradition, was born about 1682 near Inverness, Scotland, and was kidnapped while tending to sheep on his father's farm when he was about 14 years of age. He was brought to the Wilmington, Delaware, area and sold as an indentured servant to a Quaker master. While he did not like his master, he did sympathize with Quaker beliefs. He was described as being about six feet tall with a strong constitution. After his term of indenture ended, he worked as a laborer until he earned enough money to buy a farm.
On October 10, 1706, Daniel McPherson of Birmingham bought 300 acres in Kennett Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, from John Guest for 60 lbs; the land lay partly in White Clay Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware. About 1712 he married Ruth Shires, who had recently moved to America from Great Britain with a married sister. On February 21, 1734, he and Thomas Campbell bought 385 acres on White Clay Creek in Delaware from the estate of John Henzy, and on May 16, 1738, Campbell sold him his share for 260 lbs. In June, 1751, following a lawsuit concerning title to Henzy's land, Daniel sold his share to Thomas Wilson for 800 lbs. On May 12, 1740, James Hutchinson gave McPherson a lot on Front and Water Streets and Christiana Creek to hold in trust for a debt to John Richardson. On May 20, 1740, Daniel bought another lot in Wilmington from Thomas Milner for 45 lbs.; on May 16, 1744, he bought a lot on Third Street in Wilmington from the trustees of the Swedish Congregation.
After his wife Ruth died about 1747, Daniel McPherson sold his land in Kennett to James House and moved to Salisbury Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with his son Daniel. He made his will on February 24, 1755, dividing his property among his children; the estate was probated on August 5, 1755, and the executors sold his lots in Wilmington.
from the book 'McPhersons of Virginia and North Carolina' by David B. Trimble
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Notes for William McPherson b. 1726 , son of William McPherson & Phoebe Passmore
See MCPHERSONS OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA by David B. Trimble Page 234-241
See TRADITIONS AND HISTORY OF ANDERSON COUNTY by Louise Ayer Vandiver page 176
MCPHERSONS OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA Page 232-265 by David B. Trimble
William McPherson was born about 1726 in White Clay Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, amd married (1) July 6, 1747, Margaret Trego; (2) about 1753 Phoebe Passmore, born April 27, 1734, daughter of William Passmore and Mary Heald.
Phoebe was a member of the Society of Friends and on June 7, 1755, was granted a certificate to Cane Creek Monthly Meeting and the family moved to Orange (now Chatham) County, North Carolina, where on February 20, 1756, he received a grant from Earl Granville of 480 acres on the west side of Deep River which he sold to Joshua Gregg in 1759; he also received a grant from Earl Granville on August 6, 1759, for 227 acres on the south side of Cain Creek and Haw River.
On April 23, 1770, William McPherson made a deposition concerning conversation he had with Harmon Husbands and Edmund Fanning during the Regulator Rebellion.
McPherson received North Carolina land grants for 180 acres and 90 acres on August 9, 1787, 100 acres on July 10, 1788, 163 acres on November 16, 1790, 25 acres on June 10, 1799 and 150 acres on June 2, 1800, all on the waters of Cain Creek. He sold Aaron Lindley 180 acres for 100 lbs. on May 7, 1792, his son John 135 acres for 200 lbs. and his son Daniel 100 acres for 100 lbs. on February 5, 1794, his son John 65 acres for 50 lbs. on November 10, 1797, his son Enoch 50 acres for five shillings on January 15, 1806, Joseph Holiday 163 acres for 70 lbs. on August 8, 1810, and gave his granddaughter Rebecca Dowdy, wife of William Dowdy, 93 acres on June 17, 1812
Abstracts of Orange Co. NC Wills 1800-1850 Page 78-79 D 517 Will dated 29 March 1813, proved February Court 1818. Compiled by Ruth Herndon Shields
WILLIAM McPHERSON Checked with original will, writing bad.
"I give to my children as follows:
to Thomas and Mary Braxton,
to Othail (Othneil ?) & Christain McPherson, (Rev War Records show name as “Othmiel”)
to Ruth Jonson (Tomson ?) ,
to Wm. & Betty McPherson (Elizabeth “Betty” ,
to Daniel and Mary McPherson,
to Margaret & Jesse Pierce,"
"to John and Hannah McPherson,
to Aaron and Phebe Lindley,
to Mary and Edward Stuart (Stewart ?), 2 daughters named Mary??
to Ann and John Crutchfield,
to Edith and Mark Morgan, each two of them a Crown besides what they have already had".
"to my grandson Wm. McPherson (ye son of Enoch)" ..
"son Enoch and his wife Paray (Panay ?) .."
Executors; Daniel McPherson and John McPherson.
Witnesses: Jacob Nugent, Daniel McPherson, James Neal, Enoch McPherson.
Notes for William McPHEARSON b. 1758, son of William McPherson & Elizabeth Gillilan
Moved to 1785 Abbeville Co. SC
Moved 9 AUG 1787 to Pendleton Dist. SC
On 9/9/1787 William McPherson bought 200 acres in Pendleton Dist. SC from Gilbert Mills, in Abbeville Co. SC recorded in Book KKK, page 710 on Generostee Creek, bounded by Moses McCarter.
Roster of NC Soldiers in the American Revolution, 10th Regt, Col. ABRAHAM SHEPARD,
WILLIAM MC PHERSON, Pt., BLOUNT's Co., 5 Aug 1779; w. Destd (Deserted?) Oct 1779;
OTHMIEL MC PHERSON, Pt., BLOUNT's Co.., 5 Aug 1779; 18 mo., Deserted Oct 1779.
From DAR search:
McPHERSON Jr, William Birth: NC 4 Oct 1758
Service: NC Rank: Pvt
Death: SC 4 Aug 1832
Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: (1) Elizabeth Gillilan
WILL OF WILLIAM MC PHERSON SR ANDERSON DISTRICT -- WILL BOOK A, PAGE 452; ESTATE PACKET: PKG. 466)
The State of South Carolina In the Name of God Amen I William MC Pherson Senr of the State afforesaid & District of Anderson being of Sound and Disposing mind and memory but weak in body and calling to mind the uncertainty of life and being Desirous to dispose of all my worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to blefs me with Do make and ordain this my last Will in the manner following that is to Say, I Desire that all my Just Debts and funer expences be paid out of Monies that will be found in my possefion and after the payment of all my Just debts and funeral expences be paid I Give to my wife Elizabeth all the Land houses clear fields & appertainances that lays on the North & North West Side of the creek that Runs through the tract of land where I live and So up or along the creek to the mouth of a branch known by the name of Mills Branch & up that Branch to the head to be and Remain in her possession & to have all the liberties that she needs on Sd premises During the term of her Natural Life or widowhood and at her Death the above mentioned boundary to fall to my Son Elijah but the above clause is not to be considered So as to hinder my Son Elijah from Setling or building on any part of the land that I shall hereafter Deed to him and I further Desire that the Negroes that is to Say Basdel Rose and Sooky be and Remain in the possession of my wife Elizabeth During the term of her life or widowhood and at her death the last mentioned property to be divided equally amongst my Several children to be to them & to there heirs forever and I further Desire that my Executors hereafter mentioned Shall have power & is Required to Set apart Such a part of horses Cottle & hogs or other Stock and impliments to carry on a farm to my wiffe Elizabeth for her use as they may think proper to be for her During life or widowhood & at her death to be equally Divided amongs the legatees it is Particularly to be understood the above property is only to be During her life or Widowhood and if She Should marry She is to be Deprived of any of the property herein mentioned. I give to the children of Elizabeth Stevenson Deceasd each twenty five Dollars them being Six in number that is to Say Sarah William John Joseph Elijah & James to be paid of monies arising from property that may be Sold after my decease it to be in leu of a Negro Girl Judith that I intended to give to my Daughter Elizabeth Stevenson I give to my Daughter Nancy Brown one hundred and fifty Dollars to be paid in mony arising from the Sale of property after my Dicease I give to Arther MC Fall the tract of land of four hundred & fifty Acres whereon he now lives I give to my youngest Son Elijah all the tract of land whereon I now live containing four hundred and forty Six Acres the contents and boundaries & Situation of it is Represented by a plat Drawn by John Mc Pherson DS Dated the twentieth Day of Oct 1829 to be his & his heirs foreve with the exceptions above Stated with Regard to my wife I further Desire that there be one hundred and Sixty Dollars Deposited in the hands of my executors for the Relief of Milly Megee my Daughter; to be paid to her as She needs it for the Support of her and her Children I give to Alexander Stevenson the Sum of one Dollar, and I further Desire that my executors hereafter mentioned Shall cause to be Sold all Such other property as they Shall think best not particularly mentioned in the above and the money arising therefrom to be equally Divided among my Several Children and lastly I Do constitute and appoint my Said Wife executrix and my Sons William MC Pherson Jnr and John MC Pherson my Executors of this my last will and testament by me heretofore made in testimony Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and affixed my Seal this Ninth Day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty
Signed Sealed published and William MC pherson (SEAL)
Declared as and for the last Will and testament of the above named William MC Pherson Snr in presence of us
James Armstrong Adam Stuart George Stuart
Recorded in Will Book A, Page 452 Roll No. 466 Recorded August 20, 1832 John Harris, O.A.D. Proved August 20, 1832
McPherson Family Cemetery in Starr, SC
David Payne firstname.lastname@example.org , and Mary McPherson email@example.com
Take Hwy 81 South of Anderson about 8 or 9 miles, to Starr, Take Hwy 412 (Rainey Rd. to the right and go past Star-Iva Middle School, Continue across a bridge, then up the hill and curving to the left. Just across from Williford Rd. it will be the second house on the left.
The house is now owned by Mr. Terry Wyatt & Tara A. Watt, 1851 Rainey Rd., Starr, SC 29684, 864-352-3211 Work number 864-226-8507, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The cemetery is in the pasture, in a grove, about ½ mile behind the Wyatt house near Weams Creek. There are several obvious graves marked only by fieldstones with no marking.
Grave marking is as follows:
William McPherson b. 4 Oct. 1758, d. 8 Aug 1832, s/o Willian & Phebe McPherson.
Elizabeth McPherson broken headstone b. April 12, 1766, d. May 30, 1848 Wife of William McPherson daughter of John and Sarah Gillilan
Mary Gunnin 8 Nov 1798, d. 30 Sep 1839, d/o William & Elizabeth McPherson.
Cyrus Gunnin b. 10 Jul 1822, d. 28 Jan 1845, s/o James & Mary Gunnin
Mary McPherson found a fieldstone with McGee on it there too.
WILL OF ELIZABETH McPHERSON - South Carolina Anderson Destrict)
In the Name of god amane I Elizabeth McPherson being sound in Mind & Memory & calling to mind the Mortality of the Body & knowing that is is appointed for all Men once to Die Do hereby Constitute Make a ordain this to be my Last will & testament
1st I will & bequeath My Soul to god who gave it My Body to be buryed In a christian Like manner.
2nd I will & bequeath to My Several children Namely William phebe Nancy John Selma Elloner Elijah to Each of them the one twelfth part of My Estate To My grand children the heirs of Sarah Brown My Daughter I will & Bequeath the one twelfth part of My Estate Being the Dividend that would be to their Mother to My grand children the Heirs of My Son Elifsha I will the one twelfth part of My Estate wh(ich) would Have been the part of their father to My grandchildren the Heirs of My Daughter Mary I will the one twelfth part of My estate to My Daughter Malindah I will the one twelfth part of My Estate to her for her Separate use apart from her husband which sum I Doe charge my Executors to keep in trust for her & to be applied to her needs I Likewise will to My Daughter Lucy the one twelfth part of my Estate to be for her Separate use apart from her husband which sum I Doe hereby put I trust with my Executers for her use & to be applied to her needs & Lastly I Do hereby vast My Executors with full power to Divide the property Hereby willed Into twelve Equal Shared & to appoint to Each their Respective share that is the grand children taking the share of their Departed father or Mother & I Doe hereby appoint My Daughter Malindah McGee together with Jane Moore My Executrixes to see & take Care that Every thing be Done agreeabel to this My Last Will
Test Elisabeth McPherson (L S)
Saml Lovinggood John T. Shehane James Gunnin
Recorded in Will Book B. Page 253 Recorded June 9, 1848 Proved June 9, 1848 Roll No. 1154
Pendleton District and Anderson County SC, Will. Estates, and Legal Records, by ALEXANDER, ELLIOTT, and WILLIE, page 106, Will of ELIZABETH MCPHERSON, pp258-259, listed My several children: WILLIAM, PHEBE, NANCY, JOHN, SELINA, ELLENER, ELIJAH to each 1/12 of my estate. Witnesses swore on 9 June 1848 that they saw ELIZABETH sign her name they believe on 6 June 1843.
Census & Tax Records
1790 Pendleton Census M216 McFARSHEN William M-637 033 082 01 02 03 00 00 No Twp. Listed
1800 Pendleton Census
393. William McPherson 12010-41010-00 (males 1-under 10; 2, 10-15; 1, 26-45) (females 4-under 10; 1, 10-15; 1,26-45)
G630 GARRETT [Mrs.] M-033 120 221 000000 20011 No Twp. Listed
H320 HODGE Able M-032 050 13 30010-21010-00 No Twp. Listed where’s Drury ?? H320 HODGE John M-032 050 37 00010-20100-00 No Twp. Listed
M242 Mc CALLISTER Alexander M-032 050 52 01101-00011-10 No Twp. Listed M242 Mc CALLISTER Andrew M-032 050 55 10100-10010-00 No Twp. Listed age 20-30 Our Andrew b. 1755, son Andrew Jr likely b. late 1770’s Did Andrew Jr have children that died? Age of wife, Jinnette unknown This Andrew b. 1770-1780 so most likely he is JR
1 Male under 10, 1 Male 20-30 (b. 1770-1780), 1 Female under 10 (b. 1790-1800), 1 Female 30-40
M242 Mc CALLISTER Daniel M-032 050 26 01001-21001-00 No Twp. Listed
M242 Mc CALLISTER Francis M-032 050 44 40010-20010-00 No Twp. Listed
M242 Mc CALLISTER Jesse M-032 050 1 21010-10010-00 No Twp. Listed
M242 Mc CALLISTER John M-032 050 44 00010-10010-00 No Twp. Listed
M242 Mc CALLISTER John M-032 050 46 00100-10100-00 No Twp. Listed
M242 Mc CALLISTER Nathan M-032 050 44 10010-00010-01 No Twp. Listed
Our Nathan b. 1783, Father Andrew b. 1755
1 Male under 10, b. 1790-1800 1 Male 30-40, 1 Female 30-40 (b. 1760-1770)
M242 Mc CALLISTER Sutton M-032 050 1 00101-00101-00 No Twp. Listed
M242 Mc CALLISTER Thomas M-032 050 44 00100-00100-00 No Twp. Listed
M214 Mc FALL John M-032 050 40 10210-01100-01 No Twp. Listed
1 Male under 10 b. 1790-1800, 2 Males 20-30 b. 1770-1780, 1 Male 30-40 (b. 1760-1770), 1 Female 10-20 b. 1780-1790, 1 Female 20-30 b. 1770-1780
M216 McPHERSON William M-032 050 48 12010-41010-00 No Twp. Listed Phebe’s Family
M324 MITCHELL Arthur M-032 050 28 00001-10001-00 No Twp. Listed
M324 MITCHELL Clement M-032 050 5 10010-31010-00 No Twp. Listed
M324 MITCHELL Isaac M-032 050 44 00010-42110-01 No Twp. Listed
M324 MITCHELL John M-032 050 39 41001-01010-00 No Twp. Listed
M324 MITCHELL Samuel M-032 050 47 00001-01011-00 No Twp. Listed Isabella’s family?
1 Male 40-50 (b. 1750-1760), 1 Female 10-20 b. 1780-1790, 1 Female 30-40 b. 1760-1770, 1 Female 40-50
Isabella Mitchell born 1785
M324 MITCHELL Stephen M-032 050 28 10100-00100-00 No Twp. Listed
M324 MITCHELL William M-032 050 5 11001-12001-00 No Twp. Listed
1810 Pendleton Census page 272/152a; 20201-42210-0-3; 3 slaves
1826 Pendleton Dist divided into Anderson Co & Pickens Co
M242 McCALLISTER Andrew M-033 120 204 000001 20010 No Twp. Listed
M242 McCALLISTER Andrew M-033 120 167 000201 00001 No Twp. Listed
M242 McCALLISTER Andrew M-033 120 192 220201-21210 No Twp. Listed
M242 McCALLISTER Edward M-033 120 185 000100-10010 No Twp. Listed
M242 McCALLISTER Elizabeth M-033 120 220 230000 00010 No Twp. Listed
M242 McCALLISTER James M-033 120 225 100010 01010 No Twp. Listed
M242 McCALLISTER James M-033 120 226 100010 10010 No Twp. Listed
M242 McCALLISTER John M-033 120 224 100010 10010 No Twp. Listed
M242 McCALLISTER John M-033 120 226 110001 00301 No Twp. Listed
M242 McCALLISTER John M-033 120 187 110010-00010 No Twp. Listed
M242 McCALLISTER Nathan M-033 120 208 000010 01002 No Twp. Listed
M242 McCALLISTER Nathan M-033 120 206 210001 01001 No Twp. Listed
M242 McCALLISTER William M-033 120 207 001200 10010 No Twp. Listed
M242 McCALLISTER William M-033 120 164 110100 00100 No Twp. Listed
M214 McFALL Arthur M-033 120 167 200001 20010 No Twp. Listed
M214 McFALL John M-033 120 165 002401 01011 No Twp. Listed
M216 McPHERSON Elisha M-033 120 167 100010 30010 No Twp. Listed
M216 McPHERSON William M-033 120 170 000010 10100 No Twp. Listed
M216 McPHERSON William M-033 120 167 020101 01101 No Twp. Listed
M324 MITCHEL Anna M-033 120 167 100000 11111 No Twp. Listed
M324 MITCHEL Joseph M-033 120 201 010101 02110 No Twp. Listed
M324 MITCHEL Polly M-033 120 208 020000 10110 No Twp. Listed
M324 MITCHEL Reubin M-033 120 201 000010 20100 No Twp. Listed
M324 MITCHEL Samuel M-033 120 169 110001 10011 No Twp. Listed
Isabella m. Nathan McAlister bef 1804 (poss bef 1802/03) Son named Samuel Mitchell McAlister
1830 SOME 2,154 H/H CENSUS RECORDS
M216 McPHERSON ELISHA M-019 173 124
M216 McPHERSON John M. M-019 173 110
M216 McPHERSON William M-019 173 117
M216 McPHERSON William (SR) M-019 173 124 with 18 slaves
1840 SOME 2,294 H/H CENSUS RECORDS
McPHERSON Elizabeth M-704 507 100; 1 female 70-80 and 4 slaves
M224 McCALLISTER Andrew M-704 507 152 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M224 McCALLISTER Elijah M-704 507 148 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M224 McCALLISTER James M-704 507 140 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M224 McCALLISTER John M-704 507 136 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M224 McCALLISTER Margaret M-704 507 134 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M224 McCALLISTER Margaret M-704 507 139 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M224 McCALLISTER Nathaniel M-704 507 110 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M224 McCALLISTER William M-704 507 140 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M214 McFALL John M-704 507 119 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M214 McFALL Phebe M-704 507 115 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
Ours? Was Arthur off fighting Seminole Wars? Could this be Phebe’s Widowed Mom?
M214 McFALL Samuel R. M-704 507 128 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M214 McPHAIL John M-704 507 124 NdRcd No Twp. Listed (McPhail aka McFall)
M216 McPHERSON Dorcas M-704 507 112 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M216 McPHERSON Elizabeth M-704 507 100 NdRcd No Twp. Listed Phebe’s mother
T520 THOMAS Thomas M-704 507 104 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
1843 Tax List –Anderson Co, SC
1843 SOME 2,264 H/H "TAX" RECORDS
McPHERSON Elizabeth TaxR 000 000 Pendleton Messenger Issue 6/16/1848
Elizabeth McPherson died 5/30/1848 at 70 years old. (Anderson District, SC)
G612 GRUBBS George TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
G612 GRUBBS John* TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M224 McCALLISTER Andrew TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M224 McCALLISTER Elijah TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M224 McCALLISTER James TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M224 McCALLISTER John TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M224 McCALLISTER Margaret TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M224 McCALLISTER Nathaniel TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M224 McCALLISTER William TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed Nathan’s son, William?
M214 McFALL A. N. TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M214 McFALL John TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M214 McFALL Phebe TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
Ours? Was Arthur off fighting Seminole Wars? Could this be Phebe’s Widowed Mom?
M214 McFALL Samuel R TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M324 MITCHELL Benjamin TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M324 MITCHELL Ephraim TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M324 MITCHELL John TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
M324 MITCHELL Samuel TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed Related to Isabella?
M324 MITCHELL Wiley TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
R343 RUTLEDGE Jesse TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
R343 RUTLEDGE L. TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
S241 SHACKELFORD J. W. TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
S241 SHACKELFORD Wiley TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
S241 SHACKELFROD H. B. TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
S363 STEWARD James TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
S363 STEWARD James G. TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
S363 STEWARD James Sr. TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
S363 STEWART J. Dr. TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
S363 STEWART Littleton TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
S415 SULLIVAN John TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
S415 SULLIVAN Kelly TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed
T520 THOMAS Thomas TaxR 000 000 NdRcd No Twp. Listed