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

William Hanson McPherson

Male Bef 1755 - 1815  (> 60 years)


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  • Name William Hanson McPherson 
    Born Bef 1755  Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jun 1815  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7532  Tree1
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2022 

    Father 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Fendall Hanson,   b. 1731, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1789, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1747  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elishabah Beall MNU McPherson,   b. Bef 1769,   d. Aft 1820, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years) 
    Married Bef 1785  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas McPherson,   b. Between 1780 and 1785, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1849, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)  [natural]
     2. Catharine 'Kitty' McPherson,   b. Bef 1790, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1824, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years)  [natural]
     3. Elizabeth Margaret Hanson McPherson,   b. Bef 1794, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1824, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years)  [natural]
     4. Matilda McPherson,   b. Bef 1800, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1832, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years)  [natural]
     5. Margaret McPherson,   b. Abt 1800, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F5148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      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

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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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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller
      Charles County Land Records N #4.22
      23 Jan 1793 Indenture
      From: Thomas McAttee & Sarah his wife
      To: Noah Maddox Allison Maddox and Ignatius Lambert Maddox
      For the sum of fifty pounds current money.
      The remaining part of a tract of land called Partners Mistake unsold and all that tract of land called The Remainder: containing sixty one acres; reserving to the said Sarah McAttee wife of Thomas McAttee, Aurelia Maddox, Parthenia Maddox, and Clarinda Maddox the use of the afsd tracts during their single lives and the natural life of Sarah McAttee wife of Thomas. Signed Thos McAttee, Sarah McAttee;
      Wit: Jno Dent, Wm H McPherson
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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 Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 567.
      Hezekiah Wheeler, Will, February 8, 1800; April 7, 1800
      I, Hezekiah Wheeler of CC being sick and weak but of perfect sound mind memory and understanding
      To nephew Joseph Garner and niece Eleanor Garner, children of John Garner, all my part of my father's estate except five pounds current money for the purpose of educating them.
      To mother, all the debts due me on open account after deducting my expenses, and if she should die before they are collected, then to brother Josias Wheeler.
      To niece Luisa Wheeler daughter of Josias Wheeler, five pounds current monety out of my part of my father's estate
      Executor: brother Josias Wheeler
      Signed: February 8, 1800 Hezekiah Wheeler
      Wit: William Hanson McPherson, John A. Clements
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 625.
      John Chapman Sr., Will, May 13, 1800; February 3, 1801
      I, John Chapman of CC being sick and weak but of sound mind memory understanding
      To son Henry Henley Chapman, the following tracts of land, to wit; part of Green Spring, part of St. Matthews adjacent thereto, also that tract of land formerly the property of Joseph Clements deceased {Truemans Choice}.
      To son Samuel Chapman, land which I purchased of Mrs. Hawkins {Goats Lodge} adjacent to the {Zachia} old bridges, called the Brothers Resurvey, also a tract lying on Clarks Swamp formerly the property of Henry Massey Hanson, and also a tract of land I purchased of Thomas Martin.
      To daughter Barbara Ann Chapman, all part of a tract of land called Greens Inheritance and all the lands I purchased of Archibald Johnson {Johnsons Meadows and Addition to Hazard}, and also three other tracts of land lying in Nanjemoy {Parish} called Wayples Style {Waples Toiyl}, part of Verlinder and Policy Amended. Also, the sum of six hundred pounds current money cash, and my clock.
      To grandson William Chapman, tract of land called Warren.
      To wife Catharine Chapman, the use of either of the following plantations, to wit; the plantation I purchased of Archibald Johnson, the land which is at present cultivated by William S{tone} Griffin or the land called Warren.
      To granddaughter Etheldra Chapman, negro Celia, one feather bed and furniture, and fifty pounds current money to be laid out in specie.
      To John Chapman Jones, son of nephew William Jones deceased, fifty pounds current money to be applied towards his education.
      To the poor of Port Tobacco Parish, twenty barrels of Indian corn.
      To my three children, Henry Henley Chapman, Samuel Chapman, and Barbara Ann Chapman the residue of my estate.
      Executor: sons Henry Henley Chapman and Samuel Chapman
      Signed: May 13, 1800 Jno Chapman
      Wit: Samuel Hanson Sr., William Hanson McPherson, Francis Edelin
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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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      Charles County Land Records 1796-1799; Liber IB-2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 499. Deed: at the request of William Hanson McPherson, the following deed was recorded February 13th 1799.
      Indenture made February 13, 1799; Ann Mudd relict of James Mudd Jr. and as guardian to her children Elizabeth Mudd, Henry Mudd, Zachariah Mudd and Ann Mudd of CC of one part and William Hanson McPherson of the other part. Whereas William Hanson McPherson filed his bill in the Court of Equity of CC for the conveyance of part of a tract of land called "Bryerwood" against the children of the said James Mudd and the court having decreed that Ann Mudd, guardian to the above children convey unto William Hanson McPherson the said part of a tract of land and in consideration of 93 pounds 8 shillings and 3 pence current money to her in hand paid by William Hanson McPherson does sell part of tract "Bryerwood" containing 79-1/2 acres to him. Signed Ann Mudd in the presence of Charles McPherson, Daniel Jenifer

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