Descendants of James McPherson of Ulster, Ireland

Red Hand Flag of Ulster
(16th Century to 1922)

Generation #5

William Wesley (4Lorenzo Dow, 3William, 2William, 1James) McPhearson

William Wesley McPhearson was born 4/9/1827 Laurens Co SC. Of note, William Wesley was named for his two oldest uncles from the Savage Family. The McPhearson Family migrated to Tuscaloosa Co AL circa 1837 and then to Lowndes Co MS by 1850. The family is enumerated in the 1850 Lowndes Co MS Census; however, son William Wesley is missing.

In 1851 William Wesley McPhearson migrated to Jasper Co MS. And in 1851, William Wesley married Jane Taylor b. 12/15/1822 in Jackson Co MS. William Wesley and Jane lived together in Jasper Co MS until the Civil War, raising six children.

In August of 1861, William Wesley enlisted in Co G "Tolson Guards," 8th Mississippi Infantry, CSA at age 34. He served until the end of hostilities, being paroled in North Carolina in 1865.. After the war, he and Jane took up their lives again. But Jane died 11/1866 in Jasper Co MS.

In 1869 in Jasper Co MS, William Wesley married Martha Moulds b. 6/2/1844 in Mississippi. William and Martha lived together in Jasper Co MS, having two additional children. William died 12/101909 in Jasper Co MS. And, Martha died shortly thereafter on 7/11/1911 in Jasper Co MS. Both are buried at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, Rose Hill MS.

William Wesley McPhearson
Gravesite
WW McPhearson c. 1880
Courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. McPhearson
of Enterprise MS
Jane Taylor McPhearson Gravesite
1860 Federal Census: Jasper County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST      FIRST   AGE SEX  OCCUP.     BIRTHPLACE
=========================================================
484 488 McPherson W. W.   33  M    Farmer     S. Carolina
                  Jane    33  F    D.H.M.     Miss
                  Taylor   8  M               Miss
                  W. H.    6  M               Miss
                  Peter    5  M               Miss
                  M. J.    3  F               Miss
                  J. L.   16  M    Student    Ala
        Taylor    Peter   25  M    Physician  Miss
William W. McPherson (First_Last)
Regiment Name 8 Mississippi Infantry
Side Confederate
Company G
Soldier's Rank_In Corpl.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Alternate Name 
Notes
Film Number M232 roll 27
1870 Federal Census: Jasper County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST      FIRST       AGE SEX  OCCUP.         BIRTHPLACE
==================================================================
292 290 McPherson William W.  43  M    Farmer         S. Carolina
                  Martha      27  F    Keeping House  Miss
                  Henry       16  M                   Miss
                  Peter       15  M                   Miss
                  Mary J.     13  F                   Miss
                  Rebecca M.  11  F                   Miss
                  Alexander    8  M                   Miss
        Moulds    George      27  M    Farm Laborer   Miss

 Name 

Relation

Marital Status

Gender

Race

Age

Birthplace

Occupation

Father's Birthplace

Mother's Birthplace

 William W. MCPHERSON 

 Self 

 M 

 Male 

 W 

 53 

 SC 

 Farmer 

 SC 

 SC 

 Martha MCPHERSON 

 Wife 

 M 

 Female 

 W 

 37 

 MS 

 Keeps House 

 NJ 

 MS 

 Rebecca A. MCPHERSON 

 Dau 

 S 

 Female 

 W 

 20 

 MS 

  

 SC 

 MS 

 Alexander MCPHERSON 

 Son 

 S 

 Male 

 W 

 18 

 MS 

 Works On Farm 

 SC 

 MS 

 Lawrenza D. MCPHERSON 

 Son 

 S 

 Male 

 W 

 8 

 MS 

  

 SC 

 MS 

 Emma F. MCPHERSON 

 Dau 

 S 

 Female 

 W 

 4 

 MS 

  

 SC 

 MS 

1900 Jasper County, Mississippi, Census
FM  DW  Last       First   Rel   Sex  Age  POB  POB  POB  OCCUP
================================================================
77  77  McPherson  W. W.   Head  M    73   SC   SC   SC
                   Martha  Wife  F    56   MS   MS   NS
1910 Jasper County, Mississippi, Census
FM  DW  Last        First       Rel    Sex  Age  POB  POB  POB  OCCUP
======================================================================
206 207 Ulmer       William J.  Head   M    40   MS   MS   MS   Farmer
                    Emma        Wife   F    34   MS   AL   MS
        McPhearson  Martha      M/Law  F    63   MS   PA   AL

    Children with Jane Taylor

Note: Two McPhearson girls married two Lewis boys.

    1. William Taylor McPhearson

    2. William Henry McPhearson

    3. Peter McPhearson

 Name 

Relation

Marital Status

Gender

Race

Age

Birthplace

Occupation

Father's Birthplace

Mother's Birthplace

 Peter MCPHERSON 

 Self 

 M 

 Male 

 W 

 24 

 MS 

 Farmer 

 MS 

 MS 

 Lueza MCPHERSON 

 Wife 

 M 

 Female 

 W 

 21 

 MS 

 Keeps House 

 MS 

 MS 

    4. Mary Jane McPhearson  b. 12/13/1856 Jasper Co MS

    5. Rebecca Anne McPhearson

    6. Alexander McPhearson

    Children with Martha Moulds

    7. Lorenzo D. McPhearson

    8. Emma F. McPhearson

Generation #6

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