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McPherson/Spires/Goodrum and Eagle Family

Updated September 29, 2005

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We are researching Alexander McPherson, born 1797 in Virginia and his wife Serena Allen Johnson born about 1800 in Tennessee. They migrated from Tennessee into Saline Co., Arkansas in 1850 with their children, Wm. Granville, John G., Vesta Ann, Eliza Jane, Rosaline, Euclid A., Samuel H. and Serena E. Their son, Granville left Arkansas in the early 1860's and went to Indian Territory where he establised his newspaper the "Star Vindicator." While there he married twice, first to Elizabeth "Lizzie" Lacy and after her death about 1874, he then married Lydia Starr Hunter who also became a well known newpaper woman in Sherman, Texas. Granville left Oklahoma about 1878 and went to Blanco, Texas where he also had a newpaper and his new wife Mary Kate Johnson Routree assisted him in publishing the paper.
The other families that we are researching are the Terrys, Bohannans, Gardners of Oklahoma, the Spires/Spiars/Spiers/ who came from Mississippi to Arkansas with the Hutto family and settled in Van Buren Co., Arkansas. Our Goodrum and Eagle/Egle families migrated to Lonoke, Arkansas in the early to mid 1800's.

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  • Alexander McPherson was born in Virginia in 1797 (301 KB)
    The McPherson family migrated to Rhea County, Tennessee from Virginia sometime around 1830. They removed to Saline County, Arkansas in 1849. One of their sons, Wm. Granville McPherson left Arkansas in the early 1860's and went into Indian Territory, Oklahoma and that is where our story begins.
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