Amos McPheron

Male 1796 - 1888  (91 years)


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  • Name Amos McPheron 
    Born 22 Sep 1796 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jul 1888 
    Person ID I3910  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 

    Family 1 Hetty T Morris,   b. 1798,   d. 20 Dec 1842  (Age 44 years) 
    Children 
     1. James Ashbury McPheron,   b. 8 Feb 1826,   d. 22 Jun 1911  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Stout Meldrum,   b. 1806,   d. 6 Jul 1888  (Age 82 years) 
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1305  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "1879 History of Greene County Illinois" Page 711 McPHERRON AMOS, farmer, Sec. 26, P.O. Carrollton. Among those who are identified with the interests of the county, there are none in this township, coming at the time he did, that are now living on the same ground they enetered. He came to this State in the year 1828, and bought a man's claim, and when the land came in market he entered it, and has since remained on it. He was born in Knox County, Tenn., Sept. 22, 1796; there were thirteen children in the family, born of Samuel and Elizabeth McPherron, who were natives of Virginia. At the age of 23 he was married to Hettie Morris; their marriage was celebrated in September, 1819; remained at home with his father a short time, then moved to Clinch River; remained there seven years, then made the trip in a wagon to this country. They have had ten children, six of them now living: Samuel, William, James, Henry, Hester Ann, and Eliza Adaline. William and Henry are in Texas, Samuel in Missouri, James near Carrollton; the two girls are in Macoupin County. Dec. 20, 1942, he lost his wife, and in August, 1843, was married to Mrs. Elizabeth Meldrum; by this marriage they have had two children: Margaret, born July 13, 1844, now the wife of James Hawkins; Charles W., born July 31, 1846, now living on the farm. Amos McPherron is now 82 years of age, and is remarkably well preserved, and enjoys good health, and seems likely to live many years yet; has been a long-life Democrat; has been a member of the M.E. Church for over sixty years; has never taken any active part in politics but "votes straight." In brief, Mr. McPherron is one of the oldest, and there are none either young or old who are more highly respected than he; has long been identified with the interest of the county, and well deserving of the esteem with which he is held.