Mary Ann McPherson

1828–11 June 1890 (Age 62)
South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann McPherson was born in 1828, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Alexander McPherson, was 29 and her mother, Nancy Campbell, was 29. She had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Simpson Hester Blanton. She lived in Union, Union, South Carolina, United States in 1850 and Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1860. She died on 11 June 1890, at the age of 62, and was buried in Marion, Marion, South Carolina, United States.

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Simpson Hester Blanton
Mary Ann McPherson
Alexander McAskill Blanton
Edmund Hester Blanton
Dialpha Blanton
William Isiah Blanton
Simpson Blanton

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World Events (8)

1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed
Age 1
In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 2
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
Age 18
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (6)

  • Marion Blanton in household of Alex Mc Pherson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Marion Mcpherson in entry for W.I. Blanton, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Mary Blanton, "United States Census, 1870"

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