Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Daniel McPherson

Male 1729 - Bef 1790  (< 60 years)


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  • Name Daniel McPherson 
    Born 4 May 1729  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1790  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14001  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father William McPherson,   b. Between 1692 and 1693, Dalraddy, Badenoch, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1752, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Barbara Acton,   b. 1707, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1797, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1725  Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1334  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine 'Kitty' Griffin,   d. Aft 1789, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph McPherson,   b. Bef 1750, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1773, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)  [natural]
     2. John McPherson,   b. Aft 1778, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1810, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F9650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      MCPHERSON, WILLIAM, Charles Co. 14 Nov 1751; 11 Mar 1752
      To wife Barbara McPherson, 168 A., tract called the "Dalready Second Addition".
      To son Thomas McPherson, of tract called "Brierwood" which I bought of Thomas Boarman Mudd., deed dated 14 June 1749 and 50 A., of tract called "The Dalready."
      To son, Daniel McPherson, 75 A., of tract "Brierwood" which I bought of Thomas Boarman Mudd,, deed dated 21 April 1750, and 62 A. of tract called "The Dalready Second Addition,"
      To son John McPherson, 173 A. which I bought of John Pain
      To son William McPherson, 168 A., called "The Dalready' and "The Dalready Second Addition," after the decease of my wife.
      To son Henry McPherson. colt,, and the fold of a mare.
      To son Alexander 500 pounds of tobacco,
      To dau. Etheldra Chapman, Negro girl Jane. Remainder to be equally divided among wife Barbara McPherson, son Henry McPherson, son Alexander McPherson, dau. Catharine McPherson. Desire my sons Henry McPherson, Alexander McPherson, William McPherson and John McPherson receive into their possession their estates as they arrive at the age of 18.
      Wife Barbara, extx,
      Wit: John Stoddert, Miles McDaniel, William Henderson, 28, 291.
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      MACCATEE PATRICK, Charles Co.. 23 March 1750/1; 12 June 1756.
      To wife Ann, 65 a. where my house now stands, beginning a poplar tree of Mr. Chandler's land. to Mattawoman Branch.
      To son Edmond Macatee.
      To son Thomas Macatee.
      Son Ebednigo.
      Wife, extx.
      Wit: Daniel McPherson, Edmund Macatee, Thomas Macatee.
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      MONROE, ANDREW, Charles County, planter. 25 Oct, 1760; 23 Nov, 1760
      To Scotch Daniel MacPherson, shoemaker, some cattle.
      To Sarah Monroe, dau. of Wm, Monroe, dec'd:, all other estate after debts are paid.
      Ex: Malcum MacBayne.
      Wit: Zephariah Turner, Elizabeth Monroe, Ignatius Adams. MCW 31.122
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      MACATEE, EDMOND, Charles Co. 15 Sep, 1764; 31 Oct,. 1764
      Wife Mary Macatee and dau, Agness Macatee., the plantation I now dwell on and after their decease to son Thomas Macatee.
      Whereas I formerly made over to my son Thomas the plantation he now dwells on.
      Grandson James Maccatee, son of William, my best coat.
      Residue of wearing apparel to son John Macatee.
      Grandson Edmund Macatee, son of James, heifer and calf.
      To son William Maccatee, 5 lbso
      To wife Mary 1/3 of personal estate.
      To dau. Elizabeth cow and calf.
      Remaining estate to my children: John Maccatee, William Maccatee, Thomas Maccatee, Mary Dyar, Eleanor Sanders, Anne Osburn, Rosamond Maccatee and Agness Maccatee.
      Whereas James Maccatee and Rosamond (above exprest), wife of said James, hath set up a pretended title to a Negro woman called Jean - that if they set up any claim after my decease then Rosamond to be entitled to no part of my estate,
      Wit: Thomas McPherson, Dan McPherson, John McPherson. 33.4
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      WHEELER, THOMAS, Charles Co, 21 Nov. 1775; 20 Feb. 1776
      To son Benjamin Wheeler, 5 shillings.
      To wife Anne Wheeler, extx,, tract. "The Unions" 213 acres, during life or widowhood then to son Thomas Wheeler; If he dies without Issue to son Josias Wheeler and my daughters shall live on above land until married. Residue of estate during life or widowhood and if she thinks proper son Benjamin Wheeler to have an equal share with my other children at her death,
      Wit: Dan. McPherson; Rich's. Ben't. Mitchell; Rich'd, Mitchell. MCW 40.691
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      Elisabeth Clements 111.257 -- £2.8.3 Dec 1 1772 Mar 18 1773
      Appraisers: Thomas McPherson, Daniel McPherson, Jr
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      GARNER [Gardiner] JOSEPH, Charles Co.,planter 5 June 1771; 8 Jan 1774
      To son Benjamin Garner, bed, furniture, pot, frying pan, chair, cow and calf.
      To son William Garner, cow and calf.
      To dau. Elizabeth Bobo, 3 barrels of Indian corn.
      To son Joseph Garner, sow and pigs.
      To son Francis Garner, 10 shillings,
      To dau. Sarah Garner, Negro wench Rachel, Negro girl Dinah, bed and furniture, 2 cows and calves# 2 ewes and lambs, horse bridle, saddle.
      To granddau. Anne Gray, Negro girl Elizabeth,
      To sons Hezekiah Garner and Mathew Garner,, tract "Williams Purchase" where my 2 sons Benjamin and Charles Garner live to my above two sons,
      To son Charles Garner, ex., dwelling plantation,
      To son John, Charles, Hezekiah and Mathew Garner.
      wit: Dan'l. McPherson; Archibald Johnson; Thomas Adams.
      William Garner, heir at: law approved of the probate. 39.614
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      CLEMENTS, JANE, Charles Co. 23 Sept. 1775; 14 Oct, 1775
      To nephew Thos. Dyar, Negro girl Bab.
      To nephew Jacob Clements, silver table spoons.
      To niece: Mary Clements, furniture, wine decanters, tea spoons,
      To bro. Walter Clements, ex,, Negro woman Peg and Negro boy Nedr bed, bolster, counterpane, quilt.
      To sisters: Clare Sanders, Martha Dyar and my niece Anne Dyar, wearing apparel,
      To niece: Hilen Clements, chest of drawers at age 16.
      To bro. Charles Clements, silver table spoon.
      To nephew Josh'. Clements, silver table spoon,
      To the poor of Portobacco Parish, 7 bbls. of corn,
      To bros. and sister: Fran's, and John Clements, Clare Sanders and Martha Dyar. residue of estate equally, John Sanders, ex.
      Wit: Dan'l, McPherson; John Mannery; Martha Green. 40.492
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 395.
      Barbara McPherson, September 15, 1796;
      I, Barbara McPherson of CC being sick and weake but of sound mind memory and understanding
      To son William McPherson, negroe Peter, one feather bed, bolster, pair sheets, rug, bedstead, and cord, one hand mill, one large chest, and two pewter basons.
      To daughter Catharine McPherson, negroe Dinah, but if daughter should intermarry or die before Dinah, it is my will and desire {Dinah} may be free and at liberty to go where she may think proper. Also, Negoes Joe and Dick, three beds, bolsters, pillows, sheets, two quilts and one blanket, bedsteads and cords, one seal skin trunk, and everything contained therein at the time of my death, one large looking glass, one chest, two arm chairs with walnut frames, one warming pan, one grid iron, two oval tables, one frying pan, one camp oven, one pair fire tongs, two horses, all my table linen, towels and sheets, also all my pewter, earthen ware and chairs except such of these articles as devised to others. Also my part of the crop in hand with that on the ground, and the wheat, corn and meat I may have in the house at time of my death.
      To grandsons, William and John McPherson, sons of Daniel McPherson deceased, forty shillings current money each at 18yrs. Also one cow and calf and one ewe and lamb to be divided between them.
      To children of my deceased son Henry McPherson, twelve pounds current money to be equally divided between them.
      To granddaughter, Margret Beall McPherson, one new feather bed, bolster, pillow, one quilt, one blanket, one pair sheets, bedstead, and cord, also one cow and calf, two ewes and lamb, one leather trunk, one arm chair with maple frame, one pewter bason and four plates.
      Executor: son William McPherson and daughter Catharine McPherson
      Signed: September 15, 1796 Barbara (her mark) McPherson
      Wit: Samuel Hanson, William Hanson McPherson
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      John Butler, born say 1720, (no race indicated) won a suit for his freedom against William Parker in Charles County court on 13 August 1754. He may have been identical to John Butler, "Molato," who was presented by the Charles County court on 13 August 1768 for concealing a tithable (perhaps his wife) on information of Constable Daniel McPherson. In November 1770 he accused William Gray, a "Mulatto," of killing one of his unmarked hogs [Court Record 1753-4, 368-9, 1767-70, 246; 1770-2, 130].
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 425. At the request of Samuel Hawkins, the following indenture was recorded on Oct 10, 1750.
      Oct 9, 1750 between Samuel Hawkins of CC, planter, and Dan: Macpherson Sr of CC, shoemaker. Sd Dan'l Macpherson apprentices his son, Joseph McPherson, minor, to sd Hawkins until his son arrives to the age of 21 years. Signed - S Hawkins, Dan:l McPherson. Wit - John Dolton, Willm Hutchison, And:w Monroe.
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      CENSUS OF 1775-1778
      Page 300 MARYLAND RECORDS-CHARLES COUNTY
      PORT TOBACCO WEST HUNDRED, TAKEN BY P. FARNANDIS, CONSTABLE
      McPherson, Thomas
      McPherson, Daniel
      McPherson, William
      McPherson, John
      McPherson, William, Jr.
      McPherson, Basil
      McPherson, John, Sr.
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      Abbreviations Adopted for Column Headings to Conserve Space.
      [1], [2], etc. "No. of Lot or Plat."
      (A) "Date of Lease."
      (B) "To Whom Leased."
      (C) "No. of Acres."
      (D) "Tenant in Possession."
      (E) "Annual Rent."
      (F] "Alien-Fine," "Fines Due."
      (G) "Quality of the Land." ."
      (H) " Improvements."
      (K) "Price per Acre."
      (L) "On What Lives or Term of Years," "now held."
      (M) "Ages of the Persons mentioned in the Lease & other remarks."
      (M1) "Incumbrances or Lives and Ages

      State of His Lordships Manor of Pangaiah in Charles County, January, 1768

      44. (A) Dec 25, 1743; (B) William McPherson ; (C) 22; (D) William
      McPherson; (E) 0-2-11; (F) 0-11-8; (L) Thomas McPherson, Danl.
      McPherson, Henry McPherson; (M) Thos. 40, Henry 31, Danl. 38.

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      Assessment of 1783 Charles County- Maryland State Archives Maryland State Archives
      MARYLAND INDEXES
      (Assessment of 1783, Index)
      1783
      Charles County
      MSA S 1437

      Barbara McPherson. Dall Ready, pt, 168 acres. CH 5th District, Land Page 2. MSA S 1161-5-2 1/4/5/48
      Benedicta McPherson. St. Matthews, pt, 100 acres. CH 5th District, Land Page 7. MSA S 1161-5-2 1/4/5/48
      Benedicta McPherson. Pangiah Manor, pt, 72 acres. CH 5th District, Land Page 6. MSA S 1161-5-2 1/4/5/48
      Daniel McPherson. Dallready, pt, 62 acres. CH 5th District, Land Page 3. MSA S 1161-5-2 1/4/5/48
      Daniel McPherson. Bryerwood, pt, 75 acres. CH 5th District, Land Page 1. MSA S 1161-5-2 1/4/5/48
      Thomas McPherson. Bryerwood, pt, 100 acres. CH 5th District, Land Page 1. MSA S 1161-5-2 1/4/5/48
      Thomas McPherson. Dall Ready, pt, 50 acres. CH 5th District, Land Page 2. MSA S 1161-5-2 1/4/5/48
      William McPherson. Dall Ready Second Addition, pt, 22 acres. CH 5th District, Land Page 2. MSA S 1161-5-2 1/4/5/48

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