McPhersons of Virginia and West Virginia
I am researching a Jane Moore born 24 April 1817 in Virginia according to a internet tree.Says, died 4 Mar 1900.This Jane , married 1841,to Stephen Jesse McPherson who was born Nov 1810 in Harrison of Charles City County , Virginia. He died 3 Nov 1863 in Jackson County, West Virginia.
I located this:
Virginia Marriage, 1740-1850:
Groom Name: Stephen McPherson
Bride Name: Jane Moore
Marriage Date: 18 Apr 1841
The fact that the marriage took place in Lewis County, is of particular interest and may be the defining factor.
I can find lots more on the McPherson descendants, but not a obiturary yet that claims who or where this Jane Moore is from and information on her parents.
More on the McPhersons:
1870 Census for Grant, Jackson, West Virginia
Jane Mc Pherson age 50 living with son Jesse and wife Isabell.Also, 2 children of Jane, William J. age 19 at home, Virginia and Mar, 16, at Home, Virginia.
Jesse McPherson 25
Isabell McPherson 22
Charles A McPherson 1
Arsamor McPherson 1/12
Jane McPherson 50
William J McPherson 19
Mary McPherson 16born abt 1854
1930 Census for Grant, Jackson County, West Virginia (Searches:
Charles AndrewMc Pherson 61abt 1869
Mary Babt 1883
Edith I Mc Pherson 16abt 1914
Mabel E Mc Pherson 14abt 1916
Nina P Mc Pherson 13abt 1917
Imogene Mc Pherson 9abt 1921
Enes R Mc Pherson 6abt 1924
Nellie Smith 27
Bettie Rae Bown 9/12
1910 Census for Grant , Jackson County, West Virginia
Living on Lower Brisby? Fork Road.
Charley McPherson, 41, abt 1869Parents born in West Virginia.with wife Mary B.Birth in West Virginia, children: Grace, 9, Nellie 7, Lister, 4, and Hazel 3/12
Next doore is Jesse and Isabella with Grand Daughter, Nora age 18, S. born in West Virginia.
1880 Census for Elk, Harrison County, West Virgina
Son of Jane Moore and Stephen McPherson.
All born in West Virginia though Father of Daniel and Mother listed Virginia
Daniel McPherson 33 , West Virginia, Virginia, Virginia
Elizabeth McPherson , wife, 26Virginia
Loyd McPherson , son, 7abt 1873
Oliver McPherson , son, 6abt 1874
Charity McPherson, daughter,5abt 1875
Embrose McPherson , son, 2abt 1878
1900 Census for Tucker Township, Wirt County, West Virginia
William J McPhersonSept 1851, age48
Susanana McPherson, wife,F, W, Mar 1854,age 46
Joseph McPherson , son, M, W,, May 1882, age 18
Arie McPherson, Daughter, F, W, Aug 1886,age 13
Joseph"Lawrence"McPherson:Son of William J.
WW1filled out in Harrison Co., West Virginia
put birth date 19 May 1882 , age 36.Oil Driller for Thompson & Bowman.Nearest Relative: Bessie Mc Pherson, Adawslou?, Clarksburg, Harrison, WVHeight:Medium, Build: Medium, color of Eyes: Brown Color of Hair: Black. Date Sept 12, 1917.
Hope this McPherson information can help someone too.
Re: McPhersons of Virginia and West Virginia
Laurel Ehricke 10/16/09