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McPherson Brothers, from NY State to Kent Co 1845

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McPherson Brothers, from NY State to Kent Co 1845

Posted: 11 Sep 2010 9:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Macpherson, Paxton
I'm looking for further information on these three brothers, all of whom emigrated from Scotland to Caledonia, NY, c. 1830s, and then as a group ( I believe) emigrated to Kent Co, Ontario about 1845.

1. James & Janet Macpherson

James McPherson, b Scotland 1805, d. Canada 1868
m. Janet, b Scotland 1809
Children:
Ellen, b Inverness, Scotland 1837, m. John Paxton 1866
Ewan, b US 1839
Christy, b. US (Caledonia, NY) 1841, m. Norris Carscallen 1868
James, b. US 1843
Grace, b. Upper Canada 1846
Susan, b. Upper Canada 1851
Also John, Duncan, Isabella birth years not known

The 1861 census. lists them in Dover Twp., Kent Co., Ontario

2. John Macpherson & Grace Grant

John Macpherson b. Scotland, 1807
m. 1835 to Grace Grant, b. 24 MAR 1806 Rothiemurchas, Scotland, d. bef. 1851
Children:
ALEXANDER MCPHERSON, 5 Oct 1835 in New York State, US, m. Janet Duff
ELIZABETH MCPHERSON, 24 July 1839 in New York State, m. Robert Paxton
JOHN P. MCPHERSON, 1840 in New York State
MARGARET MCPHERSON, 1842 in New York State, m. Samuel Trotter
Son born August 1846, place unknown

Last known residence, town of Chatham, Kent Co., Ontario

3. Donald & Janet Macpherson

Donald McPherson b. 1810, d. Kent Co. 1882
m. Janet, b. 1815, d. Kent Co. 1899
Children:
Christina, b. 1836
Donald, b July 1844 NY State
Charles, b. 1854, b. Canada?, m. Elizabeth

The 1840 US Census list a woman age 60-70 living in his household, perhaps their mother?
Last known residence, Raleigh twp., Kent Co., Ontario
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