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

William McPherson

Male 1740 - 1809  (68 years)


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  • Name William McPherson 
    Born 23 Sep 1740  Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jan 1809  Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7529  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 Mary Smoote,   b. 16 Jul 1752, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 16 Jul 1782  Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth McPherson,   b. Aft 1783, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1809, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)  [natural]
     2. Henry Hendly McPherson,   b. Aft 1783, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1823, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary McPherson,   b. Aft 1786, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1833 and 1834, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 45 years)  [natural]
     4. Thomas McPherson,   b. Aft 1783, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1809, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)  [natural]
     5. William McPherson,   b. Bef 1789, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Nov 1843, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 54 years)  [natural]
     6. Harriet McPherson,   b. 1792, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1849, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F5146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William MCPHERSON was born 23 SEP 1740 in Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, and died 19 JAN 1809 in Charles, Maryland. He married Mary SMOOT 19 JAN 1809 in Charles, Maryland. She was born 16 JUL 1782 in Charles, Maryland.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book HBBH-13, 1808-1817; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 15.
      William McPherson Sr., Will, July 30, 1808; January 21, 1809
      I, William McPherson Sr. of CC, being sick and weak of body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding;
      To son Thomas McPherson, tract "McPhersons Purchase" 116 acres, also a tract adjoining, beginning at a run called the '{Old} Womans Run' which runs through the plantation where I now reside, then on the east side to a locust post to a line of fence which leads up to a plantation where Walter Clements now lives {&} the property of Joseph Green, thence to a tract called "Thomas and Henry", also a dividing boundary between me an the heirs of Henry Rozier, late of Prince George's County, dec'd, also, all that tract of land beginning at a crooked poplar standing on Old Womans Run and running in a straight line to Mattawoman Run where Old Womans Run empties.
      To son William McPherson, all the remaining part of my dwelling plantation reserving a home in my present mansion house for my daughters Harriot McPherson and Mary McPherson, and my sister Catharine McPherson during their single lives.
      To son Henry Hendly McPherson, all the lands which I purchased of John B. Barnes, lying in Durham Parish, except a tract of land called "Fancys Mistake", containing 7 acres, which I sold to Francis H. Sheid, the whole of the remaining 515 acres, also tracts "Double Trouble Enlarged", "Long Thought", and "Double Trouble Resurved" containing 315 acres.
      To daughter Elizabeth McPherson, 100 dollars exclusive of the property already given her, out of the tobacco which I have at present on hand and the tobacco which I have to receive.
      To daughter Harriot McPherson, negroes Amanda and Ester (daughter of Milly), and Judson.
      To daughter Mary McPherson, negroes Milly and Mary (daughters of Beth or Elizabeth) and Hendison
      To sons Thomas McPherson, William McPherson and Henry Hendly McPherson, and my two daughters Hariot McPherson and Mary McPherson, the remaining part of my property.
      Item: my executors to dispose of as much of the tobacco on hand, which I have to receive and out of the present crop to defray the expenses of my son William McPherson going to Philadelphia the present winter in order to compleat his study.
      Executor: sons Thomas McPherson, Henry Hendly McPherson
      Signed: July 30, 1808 Wm McPherson
      Wit: William. H. McPherson, Gerrard Briscoe, William. T. McPherson

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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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      Thomas Barron 63.490 CH £139.10.9 Mar 12 1757 May 27 1757
      Appraisers: William McPherson, William Dement.
      Creditors: Samuel Cooksey Barron.
      Next of kin: Thomas Barron, Abraham Barron.
      Administrator: Justinian Cooksey.
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      NALLY, WILLIAM, Charles Co. 15 Apr 1756; 10 Sep 1756
      To William McPherson of Charles, 50 a. being pt of two tracts, "Humalow's Addition" ["Huskilow's Addition"] and "George's Rest," land I bought of my brother Joseph Nalley.
      To wife Susanah, extx.
      Wit: Garrard Boarman, Basil Wathen, James Farral. 30.159
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      DORCY, ANN., Charles Co. 21 Aug1773; 13 Nov 1773
      To My negro Tom whom I have set free before Mr, Josias Hawkins, all of my estate,
      Wit:: William McPherson, Sr.; Alex'r. Martin McPherson; Basil McPherson; William McPherson. MCW 39, 430
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801,{Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 94.
      Francis Marbury Heard, June 4, 1792; July 5, 1792
      I, Francis Marbury Heard of CC being sick and weak but of sound mind memory and understanding;
      To my wife Dianna, all real and personal estate.
      Executor: wife Dianna
      Signed June 4, 1792 Francis H. Marbury
      Wit - William McPherson, Samuel Mcpherson, William Hanson McPherson
      Probated on July 5, 1792 by Dianna Marbury and witnesses William McPherson, Samuel Mcpherson, William Hanson McPherson who made oath that they saw the testator sign and seal this will.
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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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      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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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 466.
      George Tubman, June 28, 1798; November 24, 1798
      I, George Tubman of CC being sick and low, but of perfect sound mind memory and understanding
      To son Richard Tubman, tract Forest Green. Also one negro Edward.
      To son Charles Tubman, tracts Hoggs Range, Hoggs Discovery, part of Friends Advice, Plunkett's Gift and Plunketts Chance. Also negro Madiria.
      To sons Richard and Charles Tubman, the remaining part of my personal estate.
      Executor: sons Richard and Charles Tubman
      Signed: June 28, 1798 George Tubman
      Wit: William McPherson, William Hanson McPherson, William Boswell
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 509, Mortgage. Aug 2, 1764 from William McPherson of CC, planter, to Revd Isaac Campbell of CC, Clerk, for 14,753 lbs of inspected crop tobacco, a tract of land in CC on the south side of the main Road that leads over the old bridges to Zachiah Swamp & part of tract commonly known by the name of Georges Rest, bounded by the side of the main Road that leads over the sd old bridges of Zachiah Swamp, containing and laid out for about 50 acres. Also part of a tract of land called the Bridges, lying in CC, and bounded by the afd part of Georges Rest, containing and laid out for about 50 acres. If however, sd McPherson pays sd Campbell by Aug 1, 1767 the tobacco afd with lawful interest, thin this deed to be void. Signed - Will: McPherson. Wit - Rich Harrison*, Dan of St. Thos. Jenifer*. Recorded Aug 29, 1764. {Release recorded in Liber D No 4 folio 255}
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 150. Award. We, appointed to settle the dispute mentioned in the bond hereunto annexed") between Charles Smoot and William McPherson, are of the opinion that the land in sd bond mentioned is the right and property of sd McPherson, and do therefore award that sd Smoot give sd McPherson immediate possession thereof, and that Smoot pay McPherson's legal costs, and, when asked, make a deed for the land. Signed Mar 15, 1766 - John Hanson Jr, Thos McPherson. Recorded Feb 11, 1766,
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 151. I, Charles Smoot of CC, planter, for sundry good considerations, have given to William McPherson of CC, planter, part of 2 tracts of land called Georges Rest and Huscullow's Addition, lying on the east side of Zachiah Swamp in CC, containing about 40 acres. Signed Feb 11, 1767 - Chas (C his mark) Smoot, Wit - Dan Jenifer*, Josias Hawkins*. Recorded Feb 11, 1766.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 192_ Sep 14, 1785 from Clement Hollyday and Gabriel Duvall, two of the Commissioners appointed to preserve confiscated British property [see page 188] on Oct 8, 1781, having sold Pangaiah Manor in CC and William McPherson of CC, planter, for 11 shillings per acre, having become the purchaser of 157 acres, part of Pangaiah Manor, and whereas also at sd sale, a certain Bennett Hanson Clements became the purchaser of 87 acres, part of sd Manor, being the highest bidder at 10 shillings per acre, and sd Bennett Hanson Clements has assigned his right to the land by him purchased as afd, to the afd William McPherson, now this deed witnesses that sd Hollyday and Duvall, for the premises and sd William McPherson having paid to the Treasurer of the Western Shore, the whole of the money on the purchases afd, have granted to sd McPherson, the 1st purchase above mentioned, bounded by Delardie's line, lot #49, Thomas Clements', lots 41, 42, and 51, John Clements', lot 43, Bennett Hanson Clements', lot #43, containing 157 acres. The land for the purchase made as afd by Bennett Hanson Clements, is bounded by Delardie, lot #41, 42, and 51, John Clements', lot #43, containing 87 acres. Signed - Clement Hollyday, G Duvall. Wit - Nathan Hammond_ Acknowledged before A.C. Hanson, a Judge of the General Court of Maryland. Recorded Dec 15, 1785.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 400-146: BRIDGES: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - See Notes: Surveyed 7 May 1723 for Alexander McPherson in Zachia Swamp beginning at a bounded tree.: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 50 Acres - William MacPherson from Alexander MacPherson; 14 Nov 1744,
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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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      CENSUS OF 1775-1778
      Page 309 MARYLAND RECORDS-CHARLES COUNTY
      NEWPORT WEST HUNDRED, TAKEN BY JAS. M. DENT, CONSTABLE
      McPherson, William Sr.
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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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