Margaret McPherson

29 August 1762–4 January 1833 (Age 70)
Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, British Colonial America

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret McPherson was born on 29 August 1762, in Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, British Colonial America, her father, Samuel McPherson or McFarson, was 42 and her mother, Patty Witherspoon, was 40. She married James Leslie about 1792, in Francestown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 4 January 1833, in Romeo, Bruce Township, Macomb, Michigan, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Romeo, Bruce Township, Macomb, Michigan, United States.

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James Leslie
Margaret McPherson
Marriage: about 1792
James Leslie
Mary L. Leslie
Joshua Ferson Leslie
Benjamin Leslie
Rebecca Leslie
Rachel Leslie
Roxanna Leslie

Spouse and Children

about 1792
Francestown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States


    James Leslie


    Mary L. Leslie


    Joshua Ferson Leslie


    Benjamin Leslie


    Rebecca Leslie


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World Events (8)


Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 14

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 19

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain ‘son of the parson’ ( see Parsons ). This is the surname of various ecclesiastical families in Aberdeenshire and Argyll; it is also established in northern Ireland.

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

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  • Margaret McPherson Leslie, "Find A Grave Index"

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