William McPHERSON: Birth: 15 AUG 1809 in East Buffalo Township, Northumberland County, PA. Death: 25 DEC 1853 in Winfield, Union Township, Union County, PA
Elizabeth McPHERSON: Birth: 22 JUL 1811 in East Buffalo Township, Northumberland County, PA. Death: 27 FEB 1904 in OH
Jane McPHERSON: Birth: 1812 in East Buffalo Township, Northumberland County, PA. Death: 15 APR 1888
Sarah Ann McPHERSON: Birth: 1814 in Union Township, Union County, PA. Death: ABT 1856 in OH
Harriet J. McPHERSON: Birth: 1815 in Union County, PA.
Martha McPHERSON: Birth: 1818 in Union County, PA.
Mary C. McPHERSON: Birth: 1820 in Union Township, Union County, PA. Death: 30 AUG 1853 in Winfield, Union Township, Union County, PA
Archibald C. McPHERSON: Birth: 1821 in Union County, PA.
John H. McPHERSON: Birth: 7 NOV 1824 in Union County, PA. Death: 20 NOV 1902 in Taylor Township, Wayne County, MI
Note: N1 Great Grandfather of J. Paul Getty.
Roll of Captain William F. Buyers' Company.
Roll of the Northumberland County Blues, volunteer company, attached to the regiment, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George Weirick, Marcus Hook, November 10, 1814
Captain - Buyers, William F.
Lieutenants - Jenkins, Thomas S.; Scott, Samuel H.
Ensign - Hepburn, John.
Sergeants - Wilson, Samuel H.; Wallis, Joseph T.; Sweeney, A. M.
Corporal - Reehl, John.
Fifer - Armor, William.
Drummer - DeLong, Samuel.
Privates - Armstrong, Jacob; Black, David; Bonham, Thomas;
Buyers, George P.; Cameron, William; Campbell, Robert; Chapman,
Edward; Cooke, William; Cook, Adam; Cramer, Joseph B.;
Cramer, Abram; Dale, Henry; Dieus, William; Dougal, James S.;
Frazier, Charles; Gale, William; Grant, Mact; Grant, Thomas,
junior, discharged October 23; Grant, William M.; Gray, William;
Harris, Thomas; Hendershot, Isaac; Hopfer, Jacob; Huffman,
Joseph; Jones, William; Jones, Jeremiah; Latherland, William;
Layton, William; Lebo, Daniel; Lyon, Robert; Lyon, Jeremiah;
McCord, Isaac; McPherson, John; Mastin, John; Mans, Charles;
Oliphant, James; Prune, George; Quinn, John; Reininger, Henry;
Rockele, Theodore J.; Ross, John; Watson, William; Weisner,
John; Weitzel, George; Wilson, Samuel.
Jacob Armstrong, John Martin, Robert Campbell, and William Dieus,
drafts in Captain Hummel's company, joined my company on 29th. They
have been in service the same time our company has.
WILLIAM F. BUYERS,
Captain Northumberland County Blues.
The Date of this Indenture 13 May 1812
The Geography for this Indenture
Buffalo Township, Northumberland County, PA is now Union Township,
Union County, PA
Names mentioned in this Indenture are:
John Macpherson, Junior
Martha Macpherson, wife of John Junior above
John Michael Gerlinger
Catharine Dibler Gerlinger, wie of John above
John C. Finney
Northumberland County DEED BOOK Q pages 821 and 822
John Macpherson, Junior et. al.
John Michael Gerlinger
This Indenture made the 13th day of May in the year of our Lord 1812 between John Macpherson the younger of Buffalo ?Township in Northumberland County, and Martha his wife of the one part and John Michael Gerlinger of the same Township and County of the other part. Whereas Joseph Dibler late of the Township aforesaid deceased, lately died siezed and possessed of divers Estates, real and personal, situate in the said County and elsewhere, having first made his last will and Testament in writing being dated the 16th day of November in the year of our Lord 1794 duly proved and Remaining in the Registers Office for the County aforesaid, and in and thereby he devised and bequeathed all hid said Estate to his two Sisters to wit, Catharine (who intermarried with the said John Michael Gerlinger) and Barbara Dibler. And Whereas said John M. Gerlinger and Catharine his wife for a valuable consideration , by their Indenture bearing date the 13th day of May Instant, did grant bargain and sell all their Interest and Estates divided to them under the Will aforesaid. Now this Indenture Witnessith that the said John Macpherson and Martha his wife for and in Consideration of the sum of three hundred and twenty pounds lawful Money of Pennsylvania to them in hand will and duly paid by the said John Michael Gerlinger at the sealing and delivery hereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained sold released and Confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain sell alien and Confirm unto the said John M. Gerlinger his heirs all those described Estates. Interests desires and bequests in the said last mentioned Indenture. Together with all and singular the buildings, improvements, rights, liabilities, privileges, and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining and the Credits and Remainders Rents ??? and profits thereof. To have and to hold the aforesaid hereby granted lands, tenements goods Chattels and premises with the appurtenances unto the said John M. Gerlinger his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of him the said John M. Gerlinger his heirs and assigns for ever. In Witness thereof the said parties to their presents have set their hands and Seal the day and year first above. Witness: John Macpherson Junior [seal] Martha Macpherson [seal] Sealed and delivered in the presence of Samuel Jenkins, John Snook. Received of t he said John M. Gerlinger the sum of three hundred and twenty pounds being the Consideration money aforesaid in full. John Macpherson Junior Attest John Snook. Northumberland County Afs. Be it Remembered that on the day of the date of this assigned forgoing Indenture the said John Mcpherson Junior and Martha his wife came before me the subscriber of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for the said County and acknowledged the same to be their act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned and desired that as such the same may be recorded according to the law, the said Martha being of full age and by me examined privately and apart from her husband validated and Executed the same. Witness my hand and seal. John Macpherson [seal] Whereas in and by the said from John M. Gerlinger and wife bearing date 13th of May last to the said John Macpherson executed
the forgoing deed it was the intention of the parties thereto, for the consideration herein mentioned to pay and convey to the said JohnMacpherson his heirs and assigns all of the Estates of the said Barbara Dibler which she holds under the said Will and all the Revisions, possession , or expectancy upon her death decribible thereon to the said Catharine and her heirs. And whereas the said John M.Gerlinger and Catharine his wife the latter to carry such intentions into Execution by their Declaratory deed, indorsed on the said deed dated the 13th day of May instant did fully grant and convey unto the said John Macpherson all the Estates and promises afs. Now the said John Macpherson and Martha his wife in Consideration of the promises do hereby bargain and sell to the said John M.Gerlinger his heirs and assigns all the Estate, lands and Chattels and granted in any of the said Recited Deeds. In Witness whereof the said John Macpherson and Martha have here unto Set their hands and Seals the 26th day of August in the Year of our Lord 1812. John Macpherson [seal] Martha Macpherson [seal] Sealed and Delivered in presence of Amos Snook John Macpherson. Northumberland on the 20th day of August 1812 the afs John Macpherson Junior and Martha his wife came before me the said Judge and any form of acknowledgement & Examination within mentioned acknowledged the forgoing deed to be their act and desire and set my hand and seal the Day and Year aforesaid John Macpherson [seal]
Recorded August 28, 1812 sub John C. Finney Recorder
To the Court of Common Pleas within and for the County
Of Delaware State of Ohio.
Having carefully examined all
The vouchers & accounts and upon to see the within account & current
I hereby report the same at appearing just & correct. The
account of assets as appears from said account current which came
into the hands of the Admin is _____ ____ $ 2816.20
The amount fair out by the same about as for vouchers is 2600.31
Leaving a balance now in the hands of the Admin of $ 215.69
To be distributed to the heirs of said Estate
All which matters are respectfully submitted
To the Court By
Delaware June 11, 1847 Samuel A. Barns, master
Court in chancy
Estate of John McPherson dec.!
The heirs of said estate by their attorneys
came and except to the report of James A. Balnes
Master Commissioner, herein made, owing
others, for the following reasons to wit.
1. The administrator is allowed too much
Commission for fees, by more than $100.
2. The amount charged and allowed by
the master Comm is too large.
3. The account current shows that the
Adm. has charged and is allowed for his
commission about 1/6 of the whole
account of the estate.
June 11. 1847
4. The account current does not show
what amounts of assets was actually
received to by the Administrator.
June 11 1847
Of John McPherson dec., in account with said
This accountant claims a set off or credit
for the following.
1. Letter of Administration & court Viz., 6.00
2. Appraisers 3.00
3. crying sale & checking do. 2.12 _ Advertising Notice ( A. Thompson) 1.00
4. R. Brown for coffin & box 6.00
5. C.Hills proved acct funeral expenses 2.20
6. C. H. Picket (Physicians bill) 31.87
7. Wm. Johnson (Physicians bill) 17.12 _
8. Kingsley Ray (Physicians bill) 5.12 _
9. Michael Goss Proven acct, 2.94 _
10. A. Dean-- Proven acct, 3.37 1/2
11. A . Gould Proven acct, 2.54
12. Paid Note held by--- West against J McPherson 12.60
13. L.M. Littell--- Proven acct. 6.28
14. E. Hill Proven account. 1.97 _
15. Melcom Martin Proven account and receipts
of payments on a Note ( see appraisement) 272.99
16. Archibald McPherson proven acct. 1323.16
17. Amase Davis Proven acct, 7.89
18. Timothy Wilcox Proven acct. 76.71
19. William McPherson Proven acct. 87.78
20. H.T.L. Brown Proven acct 108.89
21. Notes & Due Bill to redeemed 27.86
22. Acct due Samual Lindsey-- 4.50
23. Acct. due John M.cPherson Coryell Proved 416.42
Interest on pn. acct. 19.94
24. Cash from clerk in final settelment 5.00
25. " " Det Fuller Atty 5.00
26. " "Master commisioner in settelment 5.00
27. " " Printer .50
By account of Admin for exectors office $2816.20 132.64
28. Cash paid William Chamberlin Acct 2.07
Samuel Lindsey Administrator of the Estate
This accountant charges himself
with the following
Amount of the sale of Personal Estate Viz. $
see vender List -------- 416.31
Note on Archibald McPherson ( see a
praisement bill for ) 1 16.17
Note on Archibald McPherson for 40.00
Note on William McPherson for 14.00
Note on H.T.L Brown 184.53
Note on Melcom Martin & others 413.97
Book acct. against John McPherson Coryell 308.91
Book acct. against Archibald McPherson 823.68
Book acct William McPherson 25.45
Book acct against James Silverwood 20.53
To Interest on McPhersonís Book acct of //823.68 = 286.01
John MacPherson & others
Administrators of John
MacPherson late dec'd
Deed to Jesse Cawley
This Indenture made this nineteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six between John MacPherson and Archibald MacPherson Administrators of all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits which were of John MacPherson late of Union township Union County and State of Pennsylvania deceased of the one part and Jesse Cawley late of the County Of Northampton, but now of the Township of Union in the County and state aforesaid Witnesseth. Whereas the said John MacPherson deceased in his life time became lawfully seized in his demand as of fee by virtue of a deed dated the 4th day of December 1778 of and the following described tract of land beginning at an Ash on the South side of the West Branch of the river Susquehanna thence along the said branch South forty five degrees, East seventy eight perches to a post, thence along the said branch South twenty seven degrees East eighteen and half perches to a post, thence by William McCloskey, now Cowden & Merrill land South fifty seven degrees & half West two hundred & seventy eight perches to a post, thence North sixty seven degrees West ninety one perches to a Spanish Oak thence South seven degrees East fifty two perches & half to a White Oak, thence by land of John Lee North fifty seven & half degrees East two hundred & fifty four perches to a post, thence South forty degrees East twenty six & half perches to a Black Oak thence North fifty degrees East thirty four & half perches to beginning containing two hundred acres and allowances and the said John MacPherson in his life time was further seized by virtue of a deed from Robert Lee and wife of the following piece of land beginning at a marked Ash on the bank of the West Branch of the river Susquehanna thence by land surveyed for Alexander Craig South fifty degrees West thirty four perches and half to a marked Black Oak North forty degrees West twenty six perches & half to a post thence by a line to a Locust marked on the bank of said river thence down the river to the beginning containing five acres and allowances and the said John MacPherson was also seized by virtue of a patent dated March 25 1805 of a tract of land beginning at a Black Oak thence by land of Jacob Haines North twenty two degrees West forty one perches to a pine North sixty one degrees East one hundred & thirty three perches to a Hickory thence by land ofAlexander Craig North seventy eight degrees West seventy six perches to a White Oak South sixty one degrees West seventy two perches to a post North sixty nine degrees West thirty five perches to a pine thence by other land of John MacPherson South eighteen degrees East ninety perches to a post thence by land of Daniel Rees South seventy six degrees East forty three perches to the beginning containing forty six acres and an half & allowances and the said John MacPherson in his life time was further seized of a tract of land by Patent dated March 25th 1805 beginningat a pine thence by improved land South twenty two degrees East one hundred perches to a post thence by land of Lewis Booker North sixty one degrees East fifty one perches to a Hickory thence by land of Daniel Rees South seventy six degrees East twenty perches to a post thence by other land of John MacPherson North eighteen degrees West ninety perches to a pine thence by land of Alexander Craig North sixty nine degrees West sixty seven perches to a Spanish Oak thence by land ofHironimus Augustan South seven degrees East thirty one perches to a White Oak and South sixty nine degrees West sixteen perches to the beginning containing forty three acres & half and allowances and being so seized thereof the said John MacPherson died intestate after whose death to wit at an Orphans Court held at New Berlin in February 1829 in & for the County of Union upon the petition of John MacPherson and Archibald MacPherson Administrators as aforesaid and belonging to the said Court, that the personal estate of the said deceased was not sufficient for the payment of the debt of said intestate and praying the Court to direct a sale to be made of a tract of two hundred & ninety six acres of land adjoining the West Branch of the Susquehanna land of Cowden and Merrill of the heirs of Abraham Eyer and others being the land more particularly described above it was considered and ordered by the said Court that the premises aforesaid should be sold at public sale, which said order was continued by the said Orphans Court and at the September Orphans Court 1835. The directed the said premises to be sold on the twenty first day of October 1835 those lots of one acre each more or less having been by order of the court in the meantime conveyed to David Steele and Abraham Kremer in pursuance of a parcel contract with the said John MacPherson in his life time in pursuance of which said order of Orphans Court of September 1835 the said John MacPherson and Archibald MacPherson Administrators as aforesaid after having given due public and timely notice of the time & place of sale did on the day and time therein mentioned expose the premises aforesaid to sale by public venue or outcry and sold the same to Jesse Cawley for the sum of six thousand nine hundred dollars lawful money of the United States, he being the highest bidder and that the best price bidden for the same, which sale or report thereof made to the Judges of the said Court on the sixteenth day of May 1836 was by them confirmed and it was considered and agreed by the said Court that the same should be and remain firm and stable forever as by the records and proceedings of the said Court relation being thereunto had will at large appears. Now this Indenture witnesseth that the said John MacPherson and Archibald MacPherson for and in consideration of the said sum of six thousand nine hundred dollars lawful money of the United States to them in hand paid by the said Jesse Cawley at and before the unsealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge and thereof acquit and forever discharge the said Jesse Cawley his heirs Executors and administrators by these presents have granted bargained sold aliened released and confirmed and by these presents in pursuance and by virtue of the said order of the Court, do grant bargain sell, alien, release and confirm unto the said Jesse Cawley and to his heirs and assigns all thatthe plantation above described more particularly in the separate tracts adjoining the West Branch of Susquehanna lands of Cowden & Merrill lands formerly of Abraham Eyer now Nicholas Munch and the lots before mentioned as conveyed to David Steele and Abraham Kremer and others containing by estimation three hundred acres more or less together with all and singular the houses, out houses, buildings, barns, stables, ways, woods, water and water courses , rights, liberties, privileges, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto to belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversions and remainders, rent, issues and profits thereof and also all the estate right title intent property claim and demand whatsoever of the said John MacPherson at and immediately before the time of his decease in law orequity or otherwise howsoever of in to or out of the same to have and to hold the said message or tenement and tract of three hundred acres more or less of land hereditaments and premises hereby granted or mentioned or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said Jesse Cawley his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said Jesse Cawley his heirs and assigns forever. And the said John MacPherson and Archibald MacPherson Administrators aforesaid for themselves their heirs Executors and Administrators do severally and not jointly nor the one for the other but each for his own acts only, convenants, promises, grant, and agree, to and with the said Jesse Cawley his heirs and assigns by these presents that they the said John MacPherson and Archibald MacPherson have not heretofore done or committed any action matter orusing whatsoever whereby the premises hereby granted or any part thereof is one or shall or may be impeached charged or encumbered in title charge estate or otherwise howsoever in testimony whereof the parties to these presents have hereto interchangeably set their hands and seals, John MacPherson ss Arch MacPherson ss Sealed & delivered in the presence of James Merrill, James F. Sims, received May 19 1836 of Jesse Cawley Six thousand nine hundred Dollars the ( not present James Merrill) consideration money in full Arch MacPherson, John MacPherson ^ Union County for. Be it remembered that on the 19th day of May A.D. 1836 that John MacPherson and Archibald MacPherson the grantors in the foregoing Indenture, and act acknowledge the foregoing indenturexxx xxx xxx & deed in order that it might be recorded. Witness my hand and seal the day above case considered.
James F. Lewis JP. ss Recorded May 19 1836
John McPherson Assignment to William Hayes
Know all men by these present, that I John McPherson of Union Township Union County Pennsylvania for and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred and Seventy Dollars to me in hand paid by William Hayes of the Borough of Lewisburg County aforesaid I do hereby assign set over and transfer unto the said William Hayes and to his heirs and assigns forever all that the one tenth part of that certain tract of land situate in Buffalo Township in said County bounded by lands of Charles Beyer, Lenard Wolfe, Abram Brown, A Graham and others, now in the occupancy of Israel Zentmeyer containing sixty five acres more or less and I do hereby warrant and defend the said one tenth part of the said tract of land unto the said William Hayes and his heirs and assigns against me the said John McPherson and his heirs and all every person claiming under him his heirs the same lawfully Witness my hand and seal Sept the 29 A.D. 1836 John McPherson ss Witness present James F. Sinn, Arch McPherson. Received the day of the date of the written assignment two hundred and seventy Dollars the full amount of the consideration money within stated John McPhersonUnion County Seal ss Be it remembered that on the 29th day of Sept 1836 personally appeared John McPherson before me a Justice of the Peace for said County and acknowledge the foregoing assignment to be his act and Deed and desired that the same might be recorded as such according to law. Witness my hand & seal the day and year above written James F. Sinn JP.
Recorded October 18th A.D. 1836
McPherson John Old 236 56y3m25d --/--/1784 09/29/1840
Maralboro Cemetery, Delaware County, OH
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