Posted By:Carol Powell
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Subject:Re: Mcpherson Orphan
Post Date:April 26, 2013 at 11:12:20
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Alexander McPhearson, "United States, Civil War Soldiers Index" Military Unit: 20th Regiment, Indiana Infantry Military Company: G., Military Side: Union
1870 Indiana census
Household        Gender       Age       Birthplace
Alexander Mcpherson       M       54y        Indiana
Elizabeth Mcpherson       F       54y        North Carolina
Celia Mcpherson        F       23y        Indiana
Lewis Mcpherson        M       19y        Indiana
Donnald Mcpherson       M       14y        Indiana
1880 Lost Creek, Vigo, Indiana census
Household        Gender       Age       Birthplace
Self Alexander Mcpherson       M       64        Scotland/ parents b: Scotland
Wife Elizabeth Mcpherson       F       64        North Carolina
Indiana, Marriages
Donald Mc Pherson Marriage License Date: 09 Jul 1908        
Registration Place: , Clay, Indiana Birth Date:       12 Feb 1858
Birthplace: , Vigo, Indiana
Father's Name: Alexander Mc Pherson
Mother's Name: Bertha Sheperd
Spouse's Name: Sarah E Hepler
Spouse's Residence Place: , Clay, Indiana
ALEX McPHERSON, farmer, Terre Haute, was born in Scotland in 1816, and at three years of age his father and stepmother started to America. His father died on the way with the yellow fever, and he and his stepmother came to Ohio, and soon after young Alexander was sent back to Scotland, where he remained until 1835. At this date he came to Canada and thence to Vigo county, which has been his home since 1848. In 1873 he opened a coal mine on his farm, and it has proved to be of the very best quality. In course of time it will add much to the value of his farm. In 1849 he was married to Elizabeth WINNINGHAM.
http://debmurray.tripod.com/vigo/bio6a.htm
http://archive.org/stream/historyofvigocou00brad/historyofvigocou00brad_djvu.txt
Coal N crops out on Lost creek, on Alexander McPherson's place, Section 16,Township 12, Range 8, which is forty-two feet above Terre Haute and therefore gives a
Indiana. Dept. of Geology and Natural Resources, Indiana. State Geologist, Indiana. Dept. of Statistics and Geology page 535
http://www.angelfire.com/tn/southportcavers/townships.html
work with http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/subjects/genealogy and
http://www.interment.net/us/in/vigo.htm newspapers are kept on microfilm look for obits.