Posted By:Deanna Burton
Post Date:May 17, 2014 at 04:39:22
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Forum:Indiana Genealogy Forum
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Looking for info regarding an Alexander Mcpherson. Census shows an estimated birth year in Scotland being 1816. Story in Historical book for Vigo County Indiana has him coming from Scotland at the age of 3 to the USA with father and stepmother. It states his father passed away along the way to their destination and the Stepmother sent him back to Scotland. Then States in 1835 when he was a young adult he came back to the USA Got off the ship in New York but claims he went to Canada and remained there until 1848 when he came into Vigo County Indiana where he lived the rest of his life. Never any mention of where in Scotland he was from nor who his parents are or Exact Birthdate. I tried searching for birth record thru family names but not having much luck. Alexander had 2 sons while he lived in Vigo County named Louis and Donald. Not sure if he had any before that in any other state. Seems the names Donald, Louis, Robert and James repeat itself a lot thru the lines. Any info as to who Alexander's parents might be or his actual birthdate and where in Scotland he was originally from would Help a lot.