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

Catherine McPherson

Female 1745 - 1816  (71 years)

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  • Name Catherine McPherson 
    Born 16 Mar 1745  Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Mar 1816  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7530  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

  • Notes 
    • Catherine MCPHERSON was born 16 MAR 1744/45 in Charles County, Maryland, and died 23 MAR 1816 in Charles County, Maryland.
      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.
      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

      84) 1 June 1753 - Charles County
      Barbara MACPHERSON, Exrx of William MACPHERSON
      Sureties - Henry ACTON Thomas MACPHERSON
      1-3 to widow
      Reps: Etheidra CHAPMAN of age
      Henry MACPHERSON of age
      Alexander MACPHERSON aged 15 yrs Aug next
      Catherine MACPHERSON aged 6 yrs last March
      Per Will
      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
      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
      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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