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McPherson Brothers, from NY State to Kent Co 1845

McPherson Brothers, from NY State to Kent Co 1845

Posted: 1284263845000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Macpherson, Paxton
I'm looking for further information on these three brothers, all of whom emigrated from Scotland to Caledonia, NY, c. 1830s, and then as a group ( I believe) emigrated to Kent Co, Ontario about 1845.

1. James & Janet Macpherson

James McPherson, b Scotland 1805, d. Canada 1868
m. Janet, b Scotland 1809
Ellen, b Inverness, Scotland 1837, m. John Paxton 1866
Ewan, b US 1839
Christy, b. US (Caledonia, NY) 1841, m. Norris Carscallen 1868
James, b. US 1843
Grace, b. Upper Canada 1846
Susan, b. Upper Canada 1851
Also John, Duncan, Isabella birth years not known

The 1861 census. lists them in Dover Twp., Kent Co., Ontario

2. John Macpherson & Grace Grant

John Macpherson b. Scotland, 1807
m. 1835 to Grace Grant, b. 24 MAR 1806 Rothiemurchas, Scotland, d. bef. 1851
ALEXANDER MCPHERSON, 5 Oct 1835 in New York State, US, m. Janet Duff
ELIZABETH MCPHERSON, 24 July 1839 in New York State, m. Robert Paxton
JOHN P. MCPHERSON, 1840 in New York State
MARGARET MCPHERSON, 1842 in New York State, m. Samuel Trotter
Son born August 1846, place unknown

Last known residence, town of Chatham, Kent Co., Ontario

3. Donald & Janet Macpherson

Donald McPherson b. 1810, d. Kent Co. 1882
m. Janet, b. 1815, d. Kent Co. 1899
Christina, b. 1836
Donald, b July 1844 NY State
Charles, b. 1854, b. Canada?, m. Elizabeth

The 1840 US Census list a woman age 60-70 living in his household, perhaps their mother?
Last known residence, Raleigh twp., Kent Co., Ontario

Re: McPherson Brothers, from NY State to Kent Co 1845

Posted: 1285049757000
Classification: Query

1851 census Dover, Kent County
James, farmer, b Scotland, 53, Free Church
Jennett, Scotland, 42
John, Scotland, 19
Ellen, Scotland, 18
Even, US, 14
Christie, US, 13
James, US, 10
Dunkin, US, 8
Grace, Canada, 7
Elizabeth, Canada, 4
Susan, Canada, 1

1851 census Chatham Kent County

John, shoemaker, b Scotland, widowed, 44
Alexander, US, 17
Elizabeth, US, 13
John P, US, 11
Margaret, US, 9

Don't see Donald McPherson on 1851 census.

Registration didn't begin in Ontario until 1869 and was sporadic for a few years after.
A lot of the McPhersons would have been married and died prior to 1869.

Donald McPherson, 32, b NY State, living Raleigh, s/o Donald & Janet McPHerson married Ellen Grant, b and living Maidstone, d/o Donald & Janet Grant, witn: James McPherson of Raleigh & Kathleen Armstrong of Maidstone, 16 Jan 1877 at Chatham, Registration # 004657.

Mary Ann McPherson, 28, b USA, living Raleigh, d/o Donald & Janet McPherson married John Hillyard Field, 25, s/o Daniel & Clarissa Field, witn: Albert Field of Harwick & Christine McPherson of Raleigh, 19 Mar 1873, Raleigh, Kent, # 006331.

Susan McPherson, 27, b Dover East, d/o James & Janet McPherson, married John Wright, 45, b England, widower, s/o Thomas & Harriet Wright, witn: Kate Robertson of Chatham & Alexander Robinson of Dover East, 25 Dec 1877, Dover East Kent, #004685.

Charles McPherson, 40, b and living Raleigh, s/o Donald & Janet McPherson, farmer, married Elizabeth Lewis, 23, b Edinburgh, living Harwich, d/o David & Agnes Lewis, witn: Wm & Mrs Wm Shaw both of Raleigh, 23 Oct 1895, Chatham, # 006044.

Alex McPHERSON, 25, Morpeth Co. Kent, State of New York, s/o John McPHERSON & Grace GRANT, married Janet DUFF, 23, Town of Chatham, Kingston C.W., d/o David DUFF & Matilda McFAULS, witn: And. MUCKLE, Chatham, 22 October 1860.

Albert PAXTON, 28, Dover East, N.Y. State, s/o Richard & Annabella PAXTON, married E. McPHERSON, illegible, Chatham, State of N.Y., d/o John & Grace McPHERSON, witn: R. or D. PAXTON, Dover East, 25 December 1861

John PAXTON, 29, Dover East, Dover East, s/o Richard PAXTON & Anabella McKENZIE, married Ellen McPHERSON, __?, Dover East, Inverness, d/o James McPHERSON & Janet McPHERSON, witn: John McPHERSON, John CUMMING, both of Dover East, 11 January 1866

Norris Brisco CARSCALLEN, 27, Chatham, Fredericksburgh Ont, s/o Isaac CARSCALLEN & Sarah FARMER, married Christy McPHERSON, 27, Dover, Caledonia NY, d/o James & Janet McPHERSON, witn: George H. SMITH, Chatham, Grace McPHERSON, Dover, 29 Dec. 1868

Donald McPherson, b NY State, 69yrs9mths14days, died 1 May 1914 at Raleigh, widower, s/o Donald McPherson & Jennette McDonald, informant: Donald G McPherson of Prarie Siding, died of heart dilation, Chatham, # 017119.

James McPherson, b 16 Mar 1849, died 28 Dec 1911, widower, s/o Donald & Janet McPherson both b Scotland, inf: Chas McPherson, died of chronic nephritis, Chatham, # 016223.

Charles McPherson, b 13 May 1854, b Raleigh, retired gardener, s/o Donald McPherson & Janet Grant both b Scotland, burial: Chatham, informant: wife, Mrs Chas McPherson of Chatham, died 22 Feb 1927 of cerebral haemorrhage right hemiplegia with aphasia , Chatham, # 017856.

Susan [McPherson] Wright,aged 34, died 18 Oct 1884 in childbirth, informant: husband, John Wright, of Dover, #007633.

Christy Carscallen, widow, b 18 May 1849 Rochester NY, d/o James McPherson b Kingsmere Inverness Scotland & Janet McPherson b OS Inch Inverness Scotland, informant: A Grace Carscallen, daughter, of Dresden, died 30 Jan 1922 of pneumonia, burial: Dresden. # 016847.

1851,1901 and 1911 census on
1881 census on

Some marriages on

Re: McPherson Brothers, from NY State to Kent Co 1845

Posted: 1285557727000
Classification: Query
Thanks--you found some new goodies for me! Are you related to this clan, by chance?
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