When William A McPherson was born in 1848, in Brown, Illinois, United States, his father, James Daniel McPherson, was 38 and his mother, Nancy Jane Pile, was 23. He married Jennette M Moore on 26 June 1894, in Mount Sterling, Brown, Illinois, United States. He lived in Cooperstown, Brown, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 June 1923, in Chapin, Morgan, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Chapin Cemetery, Chapin, Morgan, Illinois, United States.
Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac a' Phearsain ‘son of the parson or priest’ (see Parsons ).
History: This is the name of a Highland Scottish clan, part of the Chattan confederation, the founder of which is believed to have been a man named Muireach or Murdo Cattenach, priest of Kingussie in Badenoch in the 9th century.
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