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

Barbara Acton

Female 1707 - 1797  (90 years)


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  • Name Barbara Acton 
    Born 1707  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 7 Jun 1797  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7514  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father Henry Acton,   b. 11 Oct 1677, Frome, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1743, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne {Unproven} Marlow,   b. Abt 1681, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 14 Nov 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Between 8 and 19 Jun 1703  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 1725  Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas McPherson,   b. 20 Jul 1726, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 22 Jan 1784, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 57 years)  [natural]
     2. Daniel McPherson,   b. 4 May 1729, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1790, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 60 years)  [natural]
     3. Henry McPherson,   b. 7 Feb 1730, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1774, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [natural]
     4. Ethrelda McPherson,   b. 23 Aug 1731, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1782, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
     5. Alexander McPherson,   b. 30 Aug 1737, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1805, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     6. William McPherson,   b. 23 Sep 1740, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1809, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     7. John McPherson,   b. 17 Mar 1743, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1798, Charles County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     8. Catherine McPherson,   b. 16 Mar 1745, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1816, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F1334  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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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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      Acton, Henry, Prince George's County, 5th Dec., 1742; 14th Jan., 1742.
      To son Henry, "Aberdeen" and "Acton's Addition."
      To son John, daus. Anne Dunning and Barbara MacPherson and granddau. Hannah Dunning, personalty.
      To wife Hannah, extx., residue of estate.
      Test: William Taylor, Elizabeth Ward., William Eilbeck. MCW 23.29.
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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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      William Macpherson 35.73 A CH £355.16.2 £422.19.10 Jun 1 1763
      Sureties: Henry Acton, Thomas Macpherson.
      Received from: James Adams, John Powell, Bayne Smallwood.
      Payments to: Dr. Gustavus Brown, Hugh Mitchell, Benjamin Naile, Dr. Charles Neale, George Clarke, Andrew Monrow, John Hanson, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Daniel Jenifer.
      Legatees: Ethildra Chapman.
      Distribution to: widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to: Ethildra Chapman, Henry Macpherson, Alexander Macpherson (aged 14), Katherine Macpherson (aged 6). Executrix: Barbara Macpherson
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      Henry McPherson 122.368 CH £523.11.11 Aug 15 1775 Jan 8 1776
      Appraisers: Peter Dent, George Tubman.
      Creditors: J. H. Stone for Christian Stine, W.H.Jenifer for Craik & Jenifer.
      Next of kin: Thomas McPherson, Barbara McPherson:
      Administratrix: Benedicta McPherson (widow).
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      MACATEE, MARY, Charles Co.; 8 Nov 1774; 21 Dec 1774
      To grandchildren, children of my son John Nevitt, Negro man
      John Cooke, beds, pots, blankets, stock, to be in possession of
      my son John Nevitt during life then to his children
      To grandson William Miles Nevitt, son of Richard Nevitt, furniture, stock
      To grandson John Tennison, son of my dau Elizabeth Tennison, stock,
      400 lbs tobacco
      To dau Ann Birch, Negro woman Lucy, 1000 lbs tobacco, book
      To dau Rosamond Macatee, stock, pewter
      To grandson John Nevitt, Jr., Negro man Ben, stock, wearing apparel
      To grandson Charles Nevitt, stock, iron pot
      To daus: Ann Birch and Rosamond Macatee, wearing apparel
      To son and grandson John Nevitt, Will'm Miles Nevitt, residue
      To son John Nevitt, ex., if he dies grandson Will'm Miles Nevitt, ex.
      Wit: Barbara McPherson; Catherine McPherson; Thos. McPherson
      40.168
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      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 126.
      Richard Gambra - Inventory. Late of CC, decd. Negro womem Sarah (about 70 years of age) , Rachael (45) , Dinah (39 & child at her breast named Maryane), Henny (24). Negro girls: Betty (15) , Milly (13) , Cate (11) , Cinthia ( 9) . Negro men: Sherry (40), Nace (20). Negro boys: Watt (13), James (9) , Hinley (7) , Allen (6) , Jesse (4) , William (3) , John ( 2) .
      Total amount: 822.1.7.
      We have appraised the goods and chattels of Richard Gambra, late of CC, decd. Signed Jan 18, 1793 - Robert Lawson, John McPherson.
      [Kin] : Barbara McPherson, Will'm McPherson.
      Creditors: Rob Fergusson for Henderson Fergusson Gibson. Due Alexander Millar, Creditor, 1.17_8-1/2.
      CC, Jan 21, 1793. Then came Sarah Gambla, administrator, and made oath.
      Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills
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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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