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James McPherson found in:

Passenger and Immigration Index, 1500s-1900s
Place: Charleston, SC Year: 1766
Primary immigrant: McPherson, James
Permanent entry number: 893734
Source publication code: 3627.37
Source publication page number: 135
Source publication: JONES, JACK MORELAND, and

MARY BONDURANT WARREN. South Carolina Immigrants, 1760 to 1770. Danielsville, GA: Heritage Papers, 1988. 430p.

Source annotation: Place and date of immigrants' or discharged military person's petition requesting reimbursements of passage, additional land, headrights, bounty, etc. from the South Carolina government or of letter expressing satisfaction with the voyage to America. Extracted from The South-Carolina Gazette, "The Governor and Council Journal" (located at the South Carolina Archives), and "Records of the Public Treasurers of South Carolina" (also at the SC Archives in Columbia).

James McPherson found in:
Passenger and Immigration Index, 1500s-1900s
Place: Charles Town, SC Year: 1765
Primary immigrant: McPherson, James
Permanent entry number: 2522942
Source publication code: 7343
Source publication page number: 50

Source publication: REVILL, JANIE. A Compilation of the Original Lists of Protestant Immigrants to South Carolina, 1763-1773. Columbia [S.C.]: State Co., 1939. 163p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1981.
Source annotation: From the Journals of the Council of the Colony of South Carolina. Names and land allotments under the Bounty Act of 1761.

Notation from Wade Dorsey; South Carolina Archives, Columbia, S.C. researcher: The two James McPherson are the same men, but records found in two different books. 2004, Jun

About the year 1750, the "Piedmont" section of South Carolina began to receive its first permanent settlers. This new acquisition from the Indians comprised the territory now constituting the counties of Edgefield, McCormick, Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, Newberry, Union, Spartanburg, York, Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Richland, and a portion of Lexington of South Carolina. Source: "History of Greenville County South Carolina" by James M. Richardson. This is a list of some 963 H/H living in this area in 1756.

M216 GREENVILLE, SC McPHERSON Alexander TaxR 000 232 Muster Roll
M216 GREENVILLE, SC McPHERSON James TaxR 000 232 Muster Roll
M216 GREENVILLE, SC McPHERSON Joseph TaxR 000 232 Muster Roll
M216 GREENVILLE, SC McPHERSON William TaxR 000 237 Muster Roll

MONTGOMERY’S HIGHLANDERS:
MCPHERSON JAMES, a merchant in Edinburg, then Lieutentant in the Montgomery's Highlanders in America, 6.1759
[SROCS 105/78] Book: Scottish Soldiers in Colonial America;
[Genealogy.com Immigration Records[ Scottish Immigrants to North America
This James McPherson is the only one that I found that was discharged in America, he was a Lt. in Montgomery's Highlanders and discharged below.

The research for James McPherson has been intensive, I found these two James McPherson’s and when I saw the same material in the Journal Council Papers; I emailed Steven Tuttle at the South Carolina Archives and he confirmed my belief that this was the same James McPherson, these are from 2 different books. James McPherson had 100 acres land in as warrant for bounty. Men who served in the military were given land for their service and discharged in America.

Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Updated annually, the "Passenger and Immigration Lists Index" was compiled by P. William Filby and published by Gale Research. This resource includes individuals included in the "Index" and all supplements through the year 2003.

James McPherson found in:
Passenger and Immigration Index, 1500s-1900s
Place: Charles Town, SC Year: 1765
Primary immigrant: McPherson, James
Permanent entry number: 2522942
Source publication code: 7343
Source publication page number: 50

Source publication: REVILL, JANIE. A Compilation of the Original Lists of Protestant Immigrants to South Carolina, 1763-1773. Columbia [S.C.]: State Co., 1939. 163p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1981.

Source annotation: From the Journals of the Council of the Colony of South Carolina. Names and land allotments under the Bounty Act of 1761.

James McPherson found in:
Passenger and Immigration Index, 1500s-1900s
Place: Charleston, SC Year: 1766
Primary immigrant: McPherson, James
Permanent entry number: 893734
Source publication code: 3627.37
Source publication page number: 135

Source publication: JONES, JACK MORELAND, and MARY BONDURANT WARREN. South Carolina Immigrants, 1760 to 1770. Danielsville, GA: Heritage Papers, 1988. 430p.

Source annotation: Place and date of immigrants' or discharged military person's petition requesting reimbursements of passage, additional land, headrights, bounty, etc. from the South Carolina government or of letter expressing satisfaction with the voyage to America. Extracted from The South-Carolina Gazette, "The Governor and Council Journal" (located at the South Carolina Archives), and "Records of the Public Treasurers of South Carolina" (also at the SC Archives in Columbia).

Raborn Creek, Craven and Berkley were in what is now Laurens Co. Stephens Creek was in what is now Edgefield Co. Second Creek is in what is now Abbeville Co. Wateree Creek is in what is now Fair- field Co. Pacolet River is in what is now Spartanburg Co.

Page:49
Council Journal 32, page 677.
Meeting of 9 December 1765.

His Hornor the Lieutentant Governor also informed the Board that some of the Irish people who lately arrived in this provience on the Bounty and whose orders for the same had ben said made payable to Messrs. Torrens, Poaug & Co. in consideration for thie passages had been with him and set forth that they apprehanded they had been with him and were entitled to twenty shillings sterling provided by the said Act for to buy them tools and Mr. Pouagh attending was called in and produced an assignment for their Bounty generaly value received by them in their passages and as theie passage to this place. The Board upon recourse had to the Act were of opinion that they were not authorized to give orders in consideration of their passages for more than four pounds Sterling and as the assignment was a matter proper for the priviate ligitation it was out of their province to meddle with it.

Book: A Compliation of the Origional List of Early Protestant Immigrants To South Carolina 1763-1773 Compiled by Janie Revill, Clearfield , CD #517 Family Tree Maker's Family Archives Genealogical Records: Early South Carolina Settlers, 1600's -1800's.
Council Journal 32, page 709-710.
Meeting of 31Janurary 1766.

Read the following Petitions praying for Warrants of Land on the Bounty, vies Acres

Abraham Pearce 100

John Thorpe 100

John Kinder 100

James McPherson 100

John Micheal 100

Robert Hall 100 On ar near Long Canes

John Seyer 100

David Seyler 100

Abgelica Heyley 100 At the Congarees

John Whitaker 350 Near

Long Canes

John Blake 250

ditto

Anne Blake 100

The petitioners severally alleged that they were protestants and produced proper Certificates of their good behaviour and praying that they might have Orders to the public Treasurer to pay them the Bounties allowed by the Act of the General Assembly passed 25th, July 1761.

ORDERED to pay the Clerk do issue Certificates to them agreeable to the prayers for their Petitions ,

Read also the following Petitions praying for Certificates for the Bounty---------

Mary Blake aged 45 year

Marg't Whitaker " 38 "

Francis Whitaker " 11 "

Alice Blake " 12 "

Rachel Whitaker " 15 "

Marg't Whitaker " 7 "

William Whitaker " 3 "

ORDERED that Clerk do issue Certificates to them agreeable to the payers of the Petitions.
Book: A Compliation of the Origional List of Early Protestant Immigrants To South Carolina 1763-1773 ;Compiled by Janie Revill, Clearfield , CD #517 Family Tree Maker's Family Archives Genealogical Records: Early South Carolina Settlers, 1600's -1800's. [ Spelling the same as in the Council Journal 32, page 709-710. Meeting of 31Janurary 1766.]


Extracted by Brenda Compton, © 2003

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