Posted By:Deanna Burton
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Subject:Mcpherson Orphan
Post Date:April 14, 2013 at 06:22:55
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Forum:Vigo County, IN Genealogy Forum
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I have a Alexander Mcpherson census states estimated birthdate on all records for his time living in Indiana until his death as being 1816. No exact date found anywhere. BUT he is in Historical book for Vigo County Indiana. As it states Alexander born in Scotland first time coming into the USA was at age 3 with father (no name listed) and Step Mother with no name listed. It states father died somewhere along the way to their destination believed to be Ohio. Yet again no name of parents listed no name of city state or if at sea when his father died. It does state he was shortly sent back to Scotland. Nothing stating where in Scotland he was sent to. He remained there until 1835 then came back settling in Ohio no idea where in Ohio but states he remained there until 1848 before moving on to Vigo county Indiana. So far I contacted records departments in Scotland along with clan Mcpherson etc. Without parents names or exact birthdate nobody can help. Somehwere there has to be a record of a 3 year old losing his father and being sent back. SOmebody has to know something. But My problem I am running into without exact dates or parents names is there seems to be alot of Alexander Mcphersons born around that time. Does anyone know who his parents might be or an exact birthdate anything?