My research on my MacPherson roots, has on taken me back as far as David MacPherson born Jan 1 1840, in Glasgow Scotland. He might have went to Nova Scotia prior to coming down to Boston Massachusetts, where he married my g-g-g grandmother Alice Jane Brown (b.Aug 15 1846), David was the Principal Musican in the 24th Mass. Vol. Infy, He died is buried in Canton Massachusetts with his wife Alice, who died Jan 1 1917. They had three children Alice J., Maude Irene & and g-g grandfather John Brown MacPherson. When John married my g-g- grandmother Evangeline Augusta Blaisdell, he dropped the"a" from his last name, so the story goes. Thus making it, McPherson. John Brown sister Alice J McPherson married an Edward Igoe, and his sister Maude married a Leroy Grant.....IF any of these names a familiar to those in your tree....please let me know!