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Descendants of John McPherson

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 MCPHERSON was born September 14, 1784, and died October 01, 1854.

Notes for J
John was a Captain in the Veterans of the War of 1812.
He was probably also a member of the 7th Regiment. (See notes under Grant MacPherson.)

The text of a letter written by John to his two sons (who probably were in California - which was not part of the USA - at the time):

New York May 17 1853
My Dear Sons These few lines come to informe
you that I am in good health at present
hoping you are both in the same as you were
on 8th of Feby last that was read with great
pleasure it being the first received since yours
of 23rd Novb/51 This will be the 3rd letter since
yours of the 8th Feby last before receiving the
last I had wrote to Mr Van Pelt Sargent Scott
& to Colo Stevenson to enquire what had become
of you both. Write to me as soon as you can
find time. I ashure you it will be welcome
I have located my land warrant of 160 acres in
Iowa for your benefit when I step out
I still live in hopes I shall see
you before long. Give my respects to your
friends Benjamin Ogden Mr Van Pelt
& all enquiring friends.
      No more at present from your
Ever Loving father
            Capt John McPherson
            of Veterans of 1812
PS when you write
direct as before to No. 9
Carlisle St N. York
2nd postscript My Dear Sons your
2 letters was on the 20th of May I perceive the Darky Husman told
Me a falsehood about seeing you at St Francisco however let
it pass like other false rumors (over)
      Sunday 22nd May 1853 2 PM
now My Dear Sons I live in hopes that my friend
Benjamin Ogden will be ready to start with you the time
proposed July coming.
      No more at present from
your Ever Loving father John McPherson
      Sarah enjoys Good health Inside
at present at No 7 77th St N. York
Children of J
2. i.   GEORGE2 MCPHERSON, b. January 19, 1832; d. February 28, 1869.
  ii.   SARAH MCPHERSON, b. Unknown.
3. iii.   CHARLES J. MCPHERSON, b. Abt. 1830, New York City; d. Abt. 1880, New York City.

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