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MacPherson's from Guysborough, NS

MacPherson's from Guysborough, NS

Rod MacPherson (View posts)
Posted: 965639266000
I am looking for information on any MacPherson's from this area of Nova Scotia for the late 1800's and early 1900's. Any information would be appreciated.

MacPhersons from Nova Scotia

Toni (View posts)
Posted: 967120537000
I have a John MacPherson from Scotland that might have come into Nova Scotia on his way to New Brunswick where he married Phillipi Maynard then went on to Maine with brother James.


diane Macpherson Rowley (View posts)
Posted: 967550755000
I am new using the computer. I just happened to be looking for information on the name MacPherson and saw your message. My great grandparents came from Nova Scotia I believe. His name was John as well. His family seatled in Rutland Vermont to my knowledge. Would have to find out his wifes name. My father's name was Sterling John, my grandfather was John. They both lived in Connecticut.

Grover Ragsdale Chapman

janet burdine (View posts)
Posted: 967849997000
Are you by any chance the same person who e-mailed me. If you are, I somehow deleted your message, but I had printed it out for reference. I hope you don't mind me contacting you on another message board. I would imagine that there is a connection to your Grover Ragsdale Chapman and the Chapman-Ragsdale connection on my end. the time frames and the combination of names is just too "coincidental". Don't you think? Anyway I'll check with a cousin who is also doing research on that line to see if she has anything. E-mail me back if you are the same person. Thanks...Janet

MacPherson's in Nova Scocia

Posted: 968178435000
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My grandfather was Clifford MacPherson, his father was Thomas Lawther MacPherson, Thomas' father was Sammuel MacPherson and his Mother was Charolotte Grant. They came from Scotland to Canada. Clifford was born in Pennsylvania (Jefferson county). I'm not sure where Thomas was born. Does anyone have information on this branch of the MacPherson family. The name may have been spelled McPherson (Mc with two lines under the c ment Mac) Thanks for the help


Toni (View posts)
Posted: 968229069000
Janet, I did email someone about the Ragsdale/Chapman connection. My husband's grandfather was born Grover Ragsdale Chapman, July 31, 1892 in Waynesboro, TN. His father was William A. Chapman, born May 1846. Mother was Louisa Jacobs born 8/25/1849. If this means anything to you, email me at

My family came largely from Nova Scotia

Gordon Macpherson (View posts)
Posted: 976290180000
Although I now live in California, I grew up in Canada and my grandparents spent much of their life in New Glasgow, NS. I believe there was some connection to Guysborough. My grandfather was Hugh William Macpherson and my grandmother was Norma McColl. Contact me if you'd like further info. I've probably got details on dates and locations going back to the late 1800's or earlier.

N.S. MacPherson's

Donna Lugar (nee MacPherson) (View posts)
Posted: 979635168000
Hi. I am a N.S. MacPherson but know very little of my roots (for some reason or other!!). My father was Donald Edward MacPherson. He was born in Lunenburg, N.S. His parents were Walter and Lillian (Smith) MacPherson. I believe my Grandfather was from the New Glasgow area but there is no longer anyone left here that knows for sure. My father died in 1987 at age 76.

As well, I have found some evidence to suggest that my family used to be McPherson. I have an old railroad pass of my Grandfather's (he was an Engineer) that has his name as McPherson. I have a Memorial Cross which was in honor of a Spr. G.M. McPherson. My Mother has no idea who this was. I also have a newborn baby bracelet with McPherson on it. Also no idea who this belonged to.

I recall my Father visiting relatives in the States on his way to British Columbia with his brother but I have no names or addresses.

I intend to keep digging as I now have a daughter that I would like to someday be able to tell her about her family. If I come up with anything further from this neck of the woods I will let you know.

If any of this sounds familiar, I would appreciate some of the blanks being filled in.

Donna Lugar

MacPherson Mills

Posted: 983085529000
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Hi There
I thing that your family and mine are conected
I have a Hugh William MacPherson that married a Norma McColl
Hughs parents were Daniel and a Anna Bell McGillivery they had 5 kids
Daniel was the 1st son of Robert who was the youngest son of Donald (the founder)
which had 4 sons 2 daughters . my family branches of the 3rd son of Donald his name was Evan
Robert had married twice 1st wife was Margaret Cameron (which was one of the 3 sisters that married
MacPherson brothers)the 1st wife and Robert had 7 kids by his 2nd wife Margaret McRae they had 5 kids.
Robert was born in Scotland in 1800 and died aug18 1876 I hope this conects with what you have. Hope to talk
to you soon.From Diane My email is

McPherson's from Nova Scotia

zoe (View posts)
Posted: 986070706000
I am searching for information regarding a Mary McPherson who married a Murdock McNeil in the mid to late 1800's. I know they had a son named John McNeil. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you
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