Wow.... This is quite interesting to find other descendents of John McPherran and Andrew McPherran. I will tell you what I have found out through various sources... Another relative, Archie L. mcPherran of Sacramento wrote to my uncle Donald F. McPherran that McPherrans have been in America since the early 1700's. John and William McPherran (spelled McFerran) were among the first settlers who "setled and made imporvements in the "Manor of Maske" before the 18th of June 1741. This was a borough of Gettsburg, Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania. John McPherran's son was Andrew mcPherran who served in the Revolutionary War. andrew is buried in the Arch Springs Cemetery, Spruce Creek, Pennsylvania.
I have a lot of information that I am trying to sort through and hope to hear from Archie McPherran with more info. Todate I show the following Family Tree:
Andrew McPherran & Martha Adams
John 1786 Samuel
Andrew Adams 1799
William 1802 Robert 1805*
Robert McPherran * & Mary Hildebrand
Adams McPherran * & Catherine Pennington
Susan 1856 Robert 1857
A. Stewart 1859 Mary C. 1860
John H. 1864
Hannah M. 1866
George H. 1868
James A. 1873
Adams 1875 - 1952 *
Nora Mae 1879
Adams McPherran* & Minnie Phillips
Vern (died in infancy)
Lloyd Adams McPherran & Mildred Hassing *
Richard Lloyd *
Richard Lloyd McPherran* and Elizabeth (Betty) Larson
Barbara Jane (me) (Hines)*
Barbara J. McPherran* & Dr. Steven M. Hines
Jacquelyn Michelle 1982
Alexandra Jane 1985
Our family of McPherrans resided in Emerson Nebraska. In Rose Hill Cemetery in Emerson NE there are several McPherran's buried there. My Great Grandmother (Minnie) is the oldest relative that I personally new. In Emerson the family home and barn housed many antiques and family heirlooms. When my great grandmother died most of it was auctioned off. My father Richard (Dick) received the family Bible which contained hand written records of births, marriages, and deaths.
Once on a trip to Washington D.C. from Seattle where I live we visited Arlington National Cemetery. I checked with the records department there and were told that a James McPherran was buried there - we then went and found his grave site. He died shortly before the Civil War ended.
I will get back to you if I find out any more info.