|Birth: ||May 25, 1804, USA|
|Death: ||Mar. 14, 1879|
One of the Orginal Eldermen at Union Church when it began. Wife: Eliza Jane Smylie
Married: Oct 19, 1848 in Copiah County, MS
Thanks to Ernie by email of 9/22/2012
OBITUARY.Given by email from Find A Grave contributor Paul Armstrong 10/15/2016
How fast the old guard the pioneers of Jefferson County are disappearing from the scenes of life. A few short years ago, and we paid the last tribute of respect and esteem to Mr. Duncan McArn - then, a little later, and we gathered around the final resting place of Dr. Wm.E. Buie, to perform the melancholy rite of interment - a short twelve-months since, and we deeply mourned the decease of Mr. John McCormick - a few days ago, and we bore to the tomb the remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Buckley, and now our pen chronicles the death of Mr.
Mr. McPherson was born in Richmond county, North Carolina, on the 25th day of May, 1803, and died on 14th inst., having lived out his allotted time of three score and ten years. His father moved from North Carolina to Georgia in the year 1807, where he remained until the year 1810, when he moved to this county.
He was married September 4th, 1834, to Mary Ann Buie, a daughter of Neil Buie, and sister of Dr. W.E. Buie. She died January 29, 1836.
He was again married January 12, 1837, to Jane Baker, a daughter of Daniel Baker, and sister of Dr. A. Baker. She died August 2, 1846. He
was married the third time, October 9, 1848, to Eliza J. Symlie, daughter of Matthew Smylie.
He was a loving husband, a fond and tender father, and ardent friend, and one in whose every-day actions an uprightness and purity shone forth gladdening all around. He was a professor of religion from his youth, and was elected and ordained a Ruling Elder of Union Church in the year 1856, and during all this time he adorned the profession by an irreproachable and exemplary life.
His loss is one which will be keenly felt by his numerous friends, and more deeply by his bereaved and sorrow-stricken family.
To his afflicted family we can only offer the poor sympathy of human nature, and point them to the land beyond the river, "flowing bv the throne of God." It is a generous and glorious gift of God that the names and the virtues of the good outlive their passage from time; that when the forms and faces of those whom we love and lament, are laid away in the cold and silent tomb, we yet behold them imaged forth in their many good deeds, which embalm their characters and immortalize their virtues. Death, the great leveller, only takes
away that which is frail and perishable, and leaves to us the immortal part. It only breaks the clayey casket to reveal to us the precious
jewel that was concealed within. They who have lived excellently, never die!
Malcolm McPherson rests from his labors, and his works do fellow him. What a rich and bright record he has left to his children! S.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, MISS., March 18, 1879.
The Weekly Clarion, Jackson, MS, April 16, 1879.
Arch'd McPherson (1776 - 1857)
Jennet Currie McPherson (1776 - 1833)
Eliza Jane Smylie McPherson (1827 - 1886)*
Mary A. McPherson McCallum (1841 - 1928)*
Kate McPherson (1852 - 1936)*
Ida J McPherson (1859 - 1949)*
Lizzie Esther McPherson Bowden (1866 - 1951)*
Malcom McPherson (1804 - 1879)
Edward McPherson (1806 - 1852)*
Union Church Cemetery
Created by: Charlotte Ann Price
Record added: Feb 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85159100