John Mcpherson

9 June 1730–
Kingussie, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Mcpherson was born on 9 June 1730, in Kingussie, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Angus McPherson, was 29 and his mother, Christian McPherson, was 25. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Effie McVean. He died in Scotland, United Kingdom.

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John Mcpherson
Effie McVean
Daniel MacPherson
Margaret Mcpherson
Hugh McPherson
Hugh McPherson

Spouse and Children



    Daniel MacPherson


    Margaret Mcpherson


    Hugh McPherson



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    David McPherson


    Donald Mc Pherson



    Ana McPherson


    Ann McPherson


World Events (4)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 72

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

Age 85

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

Age 92

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

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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Sources (3)

  • John Macpherson in entry for Daniel Macpherson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Macpherson in entry for Hugh Macpherson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Mcpherson in entry for Margaret Mcpherson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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