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Descendants of Daniel McPherson

Generation No. 4

4. ISAAC4 MCPHERSON (ISAAC3, ALEXANDER2, DANIEL1) was born Abt. 1799 in Washington Co., or Roane Co., Tennessee1, and died Aft. 1870 in Arkansas. He married (1) ELIZABETH KENNEDY December 27, 1821 in Washington Co., Tennessee, daughter of WILLIAM KENNEDY and ELIZABETH PURCELL. She was born December 01, 1802 in Greene Co., Tennessee, and died Unknown. He married (2) ROSANNAH SLONE MARRS Abt. 1868 in Arkansas. She was born Abt. 1826 in Arkansas, and died Unknown.

Notes for I
Military Records:
2 Reg't Mounted Gunmen (Brown's) East Tennessee Vols., Corporal
Roll Box: 141

Census Records:
1) Shows up in 1830 Census for Washington County, Tennessee
First name: Isaac
Last name: McPherson
Male Free: 3 (0-5), 1 (30-40)
Female Free: 2 (5-10), 1 (20-30)
Female Slaves: 1 (0-10)
White Deaf: Bd all 8
Colored Deaf: 8 (0-14)

2) Shows up in 1850 Census for Washington County, Tennessee
Isaac McPherson 54 M Merchant, Value of Real Estate Owned: $400., Birthplace: Tennessee
Eliz. McPherson 48 F Birthplace: Tennessee
Eliza. M. Wood 24 F Birthplace: Tennessee
William McPherson: 20 M Student Birthplace: Tennessee, attended school with in the year.
Margaret McPherson: 17 or 19 can't tell, F, Birthplace: Tennessee
Alex McPherson: 8, M, Birthplace: Tennessee, attended school with in the year.
James McPherson: 6, M, Birthplace: Tennessee
Alaman A. Wood: 2, M, Birthplace: Tennessee

3) Shows up in 1860 Census for Sarcoxie Village, Jasper Co., Missouri
age 64
gender m
race w
birthplace TN
page 764
roll 624
Series m653
part 1
MO 1860 Federal Census

4) Shows up in the 1870 Census for Mars Hill Township, Washington County, Arkansas (Enumerated Aug. 1870)
Isaac McPherson age: 70 male, farmer, born Tenn. value of real estate: 900 value of personal estate: 300
R. age: 44, female, keeps house, born Ark.
Isaac West age: 24, male, farmer, born Ark.
C.J. West age: 22, male, born Ark.
H.A. West age: 18, male, born Ark.
S.J. West age: 15, female, born Ark.
M.E. West age 12, female, born Ark.
L.C. West age 10, male, born Ark.

Excerpt from email recieved 12/03/2003 from Venus Nell Routh:
"I have been working the McPherson's for many years. In 1951 Lewin D. McPherson published a Kincheloe-McPherson book. I have a copy of it and was in correspondence with him. His line was Daniel who (I have since learned was transported as a prisoner following the Jacobite rebellion or 1715 in Scotland and was sold into, I think, 7 years of servitude in Charles County, Maryland.)

He believed from the information he had, that Daniel, William and Alexander, who were all in Charles County were brothers. William had come as a prisoner and his descendants, Maud Burr Morris and her cousin Alan Corson had researched William and Lewin D. McPherson had used their research on the McPhersons.

Since William had named his plantation Dalraddie, they assumed that he came from Dalraida in Scotland. However, since that time, Alan G. McPherson of St. John's, Newfoundland, has done an indepth study of the three Charles County McPherson's. His conclusion was that Dalraddie was a Badenoch name and that William had come from there. A 1717 letter from Daniel to his father, James, near Culloden, near Inverness in the north of Scotland had survived because it had been published as a broadsheet. And I has also been in contact with a descendant of Alexander and she had proof that Alexander was in Charles County at least ten years before the other two.

Daniel's will probated in Charles County names his wife, Elizabeth, 3 sons, Richard, Alexander, and Basil, and daughters Mary and Elizabeth.

Chloe who married John Rector was daughter of Richard. Lewin D. McPherson was through Richard's son Daniel who married Susannah Kincheloe.

Richard and Alexander and Basil migrated down through the Virginia counties: Fauquier, Bedford, Bottetourt, later Montgomery, and later Giles (now Craig). Not much on Basil, although he does show up from time to time, but Richard and Alexander owned adjoining lands.

In 1808 Alexander and wife Mary deeded land in Giles County to his sons Isaac, Jacob, and James. In 1824 Joseph and Jacob signed a deed as part of the heirs of Alexander McPherson, dec'd.

In 1986 we got in contact with Rosa McPherson Crow of Bowling Green, Ohio, a delightful lady in her 80's. Her grandfather was Isaac Jr., son of Isaac and Mary. He had married Elizabeth Kennedy in Washington County, Tennessee (Jonesboro) and raised a large family. He was a merchant in a nearby town of Leesburg. Sometime after 1850 he moved to Iowa, then Missouri, where his first wife died; later he landed in Arkansas and married a widow Rosanna West in 1868. She had a family by her first marriage, and together they had one son, John Marshal McPherson, Rosa's father.

Rosa was born in 1901, and died 14 Jan. 1997. She had lived in California and after her husband died, she moved to Ohio to be near her only child, a son.

I was also in correspondence with Dorothy (Mrs. Eldon) Lindbloom."

More About I
Burial: Unknown
Census: 1850, Washington Co., Tennessee
Occupation: Merchant (listed in 1850 census)

More About E
Burial: Unknown

More About I
Marriage: December 27, 1821, Washington Co., Tennessee

More About I
Marriage: Abt. 1868, Arkansas
Children of I
  i.   GEORGE W.5 MCPHERSON, b. Bet. 1820 - 1827, Tennessee; d. Unknown.
Confederate Infantry 40th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Mexican War enl. 18 Dec 1847 age 20 PVT Fifth Regiment (McClellan's) Tennessee Infantry, Company L, Captain John T. O'Brien Place of enlistment Jonesborough, Washington Co., Tennessee

Possibly born Roane Co., TN

Burial: Unknown

5. ii.   ELIZABETH M. MCPHERSON, b. Bet. 1825 - 1826; d. Unknown.
6. iii.   MATHEW S. MCPHERSON, b. June 13, 1826, Washington Co., Tennessee; d. September 22, 1896, Altoona, Polk Co., Iowa.
  iv.   WILLIAM MCPHERSON, b. Bet. 1830 - 1831, Roane Co., Tennessee2; d. Unknown.
Shows up on the 1856 Census for Story Co., Iowa
Page-DW-Fam: 176-21-21
Name: William McPherson
Age: 25
Sex: M
M/W: blank
Years in IA: 5
Birth Place: Tennessee
Place: Indian Creek, Story Co., Iowa
He is living with his brother Mathew.

7. v.   MARGARET MCPHERSON, b. May 18, 1833; d. December 23, 1879, Carroll Co., MO.
8. vi.   ALEXANDER DOAK MCPHERSON, b. Abt. 1842, Tennessee; d. 1892, Curlew Township (Formerly Rush Lake Township), Palo Alto County, Iowa.
  vii.   JAMES MCPHERSON, b. Bet. 1843 - 1844; d. Unknown.
9. viii.   JOHN MARSHAL5 MCPHERSON, b. Abt. 1874, Arkansas; d. Unknown.

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