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

Thomas McPherson

Male 1785 - 1849  (~ 69 years)


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  • Name Thomas McPherson 
    Born Between 1780 and 1785  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Aug 1849  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I70881  Tree1
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2022 

    Father William Hanson McPherson,   b. Bef 1755, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1815, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elishabah Beall MNU McPherson,   b. Bef 1769,   d. Aft 1820, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1785  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Jane Benson,   b. Bef 1789, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1830, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 41 years) 
    Married Abt 1809  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel William Hanson McPherson,   b. Bef 1824, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1846 and 1849, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)  [natural]
     2. Edmond Sutland McPherson,   b. Bef 1824, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1824 and 1849, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 0 years)  [natural]
     3. William Benson McPherson,   b. 1827, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Ann McPherson,   b. Bef 1830, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1849, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years)  [natural]
     5. Eleanor Catharine Benson McPherson,   b. Bef 1830, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1849, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years)  [natural]
     6. Harriet Roseler McPherson,   b. Bef 1830, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1849, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years)  [natural]
     7. Isabella Graham McPherson,   b. Bef 1830, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1849, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F36768  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book DJ-16, 1833-1850; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 484.
      Thomas McPherson, Will, October 15, 1835; August 25, 1849
      I, Thomas McPherson of CC, being in perfect health and of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding;
      To son William Benson McPherson, my dwelling plantation which I now live called "McPherson's Purchase" containing 116 acres, 1 rod, 3 perches, reserving a home for my four daughters, Mary Ann McPherson, Eleanor Catharine Benson McPherson, Harriet Roseler McPherson and Isabella Graham McPherson during their single lives.
      To son William Benson McPherson, negro Caroline, two horses, a bed and furniture, 2 guns and should he die without heir, then all property real and personal to my four daughters.
      Executrix: Mary Ann McPherson
      Signed: October 15, 1835 Thomas McPherson
      Wit: Frederick Nelson, Robert Brawner, Harriet Brawner
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book HBBH-13, 1808-1817; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 398.
      William H. McPherson, Will, March 5, 1815; June 13, 1815
      I, William H. McPherson of CC, being indisposed, but of sound mind, memory and understanding;
      To wife Elizabeth B. McPherson during her single life, the plantation whereon I now reside beginning at Mattawoman Run where the Sprat run empties itself into a ditch with a line of fence which nearly divides my dwelling plantation and the land which I purchased of William T. McPherson, thence with the line of fence by the fence where Francis Spalding resided, up to the uppermost line of "Bridewood" where Charles Thompson formerly had a gate. Also the following personal property; negroes Hannah, Delia and her three children Sam, John and Anne, Emma and her four children, Robert, Mary, Betsey & Nancy, 4 head of horses, 10 head of cattle, 15 head of sheep, 15 head of hogs, 2 bed and furniture, 1 black walnut curtain bedstead with the curtains cord & hyde, 1 black walnut bedstead with cord & hyde, 2 yarn and cotton counterpanes, 1 figured counterpane wove by Brawner, all her quilts, trunks and bandboxes which she brought with her, all my crockery ware except some old fashioned chine plates and decanters, all my kitchen furniture, 1 large square walnut dining table, 1 small square walnut dining table, all my chairs of every description, all my knives and forks and all my plantation utensils and poultry of every kind, and after her death to descend to my daughter Elizabeth Margaret Hanson McPherson.
      To son Thomas McPherson the whole of my real estate but if he should die without issue, the land to descend to my daughter Elizabeth Margaret Hanson McPherson. Also 1 horse, 1 desk, 1 Dutch case, my gun and map of the State of Maryland.
      To daughter Matilda Garner, negroes Mary, Minty and her children Letty & Eleanor, and all the stock and household furniture which I gave her heretofore.
      To daughter Elizabeth Margaret H. McPherson, negro Jacob Senior, 1 clock, 1 bed and furniture, ½ dozen silver table spoons made by Cordell, ½ dozen figured silver tea spoons, 1 silver soup ladle, 1 bedstead, cord and hyde, 1 dressing glass with drawer in it, and my small black leather trunk.
      To daughters Kitty and Margaret McPherson, all the residue of my personal property
      Executors: Elizabeth B. McPherson and Henry McPherson
      Signed: March 5, 1815 Wm. H. McPherson
      Wit: Linghan MacCubbin, Hawkins Tubman, George Power
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book HB-14, 1817-1825; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 345.
      Kitty McPherson, Will, 1824; December 15, 1824
      To brother Thomas McPherson, negro George, my dining table, looking glass, 2 decanters and bed and two counterpins.
      To nephew George Washington Garner, negro Cy.
      To Aunt Catherine McPherson, 50 dollars.
      To two nephews Samuel William Hanson McPherson and Edmond Suttland McPherson all the rest of my property.
      To my sister Elizabeth McPherson, a mourning ring with some of my hair.
      Executor: brother Thomas McPherson
      Signed: 1824 not signed
      Oath that will was in deceased handwritting: William McPherson

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