Alford E ROBERTS Manford Mobil ROBERTS Alford Zebdee ROBERTS Joseph Floyd MCPHERSON Archie Lee MCPHERSON Clement Franklin MCPHERSON Carl MCPHERSON Othar MCPHERSON Eunice M MCPHERSON Mini tree diagram

Malissa J COPELAND3,5,1,6,7,2,9

3rd Aug 18775 - 10th Mar 19638,1

Life History

1875

Born in Alabama.5

(less likely)

1876

Born in Alabama.7

(less likely)

3rd Aug 1877

Born in Alabama.3,1,4,2

(most likely)

16th Aug 1897

Birth of son Manford Mobil ROBERTS in Arkansas.1,2,7,3

30th Dec 1899

Birth of son Alford Zebdee ROBERTS in Arkansas.7,16,3,17,15,1

14th Oct 1900

Death of Alford E ROBERTS.4

10th Nov 1902

Married Joseph Floyd MCPHERSON.7

8th Aug 1903

Birth of son Archie Lee MCPHERSON in Faulkner County, Arkansas.10,7,5

8th Jan 1905

Birth of son Clement Franklin MCPHERSON in Cato, Faulkner, Arkansas.11,5,12,6,2

23rd Nov 1906

Birth of son Carl MCPHERSON.7,14

about Jan 1909

Birth of son Othar MCPHERSON in Arkansas

between 1910 and 1930

Resident in Wilson, Faulkner, Arkansas.5,6,7

26th Oct 1910

Death of son Carl MCPHERSON.13

2nd Sep 1912

Birth of daughter Eunice M MCPHERSON in Arkansas.1,15,5

before 1920

Death of son Othar MCPHERSON in Faulkner County, Arkansas

26th Dec 1920

Death of Joseph Floyd MCPHERSON in Cato, Faulkner, Arkansas.14

10th Mar 1963

Died in Faulkner County, Arkansas.8,1

after 10th Mar 1963

Buried in Harmony Cemetery, Brockington Corner, Faulkner County, Arkansas.1,2

Other facts

 

Married Alford E ROBERTS in Alabama.1

Notes

  • Milissa J. Copeland
    Birth 3 Aug 1877 in Mississippi
    Death 3 Oct 1963 [burial] in Harmony Cemetery, AR
    Marriage 10 Nov 1902 in Faulkner County, Arkansas
    To Joe McPherson
    Birth 1866 in Indiana
    Death 26 Dec 1920 in Cato (Faulkner), Arkansas
    --  Frakes-Capps,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/9221657/person/-835861022?ssrc=&ftm=1

    This genealogy has a different date of death than most.  While someothers report this date, the most common is 10 March 1963.  None ofthe genealogies I have found give an objective source for their date,and I have not seen a grave photo or cemetery report.  My step-sisterconfirmed that the March date was correct.

    "That is my Grandma who lived with us until she died in March.  Idon't know where the Oct 3 came from. The first grave stone put up wasa homemade one by my Uncle Earl Harmon.  Mom put a new one up a fewyears back.  I haven't seen it. It marked Grandma's and my Daddy'sgrave."
    --  Jesse McPherson Jenkins, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 13 October2011

    1910 Federal Census, Faulkner County, Arkansas, 16-18 April, WilsonTownship, District 35, Page 2B, Hse/Fam #34
    McPherson, Joseph F Head M W 45 2nd Marriage Married 8 years IN AR INFarmer
    McPherson, Malissie Wife  F W 34 2nd Marriage Married 8 years 6children/6 living AL MS AL
    McPherson, Archie L Son M W 8 AR IN AL
    McPherson, Clemie Son M W 5 AR IN AL
    McPherson, Carl Son M W 3 AR IN AL
    McPherson, Other (Othar?) Son M W 1yr3mos AR IN AL
    Roberts, Manford Step-Son M W 12 AR Michigan AL
    Roberts, Alford Step-Son M W 10 AR Michigan AL

    Mallissa's birth state was reported as Alabama in 1910, consistentlyin her record and the record for the birthplace of all the children.In 1920, this changed consistently to become Mississippi!

    1920 Federal Census, Faulkner County, Arkansas, 9 January, WilsonTownship, District 39, page 3A, Hse #39, Family #41
    McPhearson, J F Head  M W 54  IN AR IN (b abt 1865)
    McPhearson, Mallisa Wife  M W 45  AL MS AL (b abt 1874)
    McPhearson, Clemmie Son  M W 15  AR IN MS (b abt 1904)
    McPhearson, Eunice Dau F W 6 AR IN MS (b abt 1915)

    In 1930 other changes occur in the report.  Her place of birth is backto Alabama, but her father's place of birth is now Arkansas, insteadof Mississippi.

    1930 Federal Census, Faulkner County, Arkansas, 9 April, WilsonTownship, District 31, page 6B, Hse/Fam #111
    Mallisia J McPherson Head  F W 53  Widow  First married at age 19 ALAR AL
    Climmie F McPherson Son 25 AR AR AL Farmer
    Eunice M McPherson  Dau F W 17 AR AR AL

    In the 1930 census, when Malissa (Malissia) is a widow, her grown sonClimmie, age 25, is still with her in the home, and her youngestdaughter Eunice, age 17.  They live next door to Malissa's son fromher first marriage, Alfred (Roberts), 31, who is listed as AlfordMcPherson.

    Two doors down the other direction is James Harmon and family.  A fewmonths later (28 Jan 1911) Eunice marries one of James' sons Earl.

    M J McPherson
    Birth:  1877
    Death:  1919
    Burial Harmony Cemetery, Brockington Corner, Faulkner County,Arkansas, USA
    Created by mystic75074 Jun 29, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial# 20166030,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=McPherson&GSiman=1&GScid=54212&GRid=20166030&

    There is a discrepancy here on the year of death.  The gravetranscription reports the Malissa (M J) died in 1919, yet she isenumerated in the 1920 and 1930 censuses.  This would make me think itis a different M J McPherson, but the year of birth matches.

    No photo is included in the Find a Grave memorial, so I am unable toconfirm this reading of the date of death from the gravestone.  Giventhis problem, I will continue to follow the genealogies reportingMalissa's death in 1963.  There remains the discrepancy over the date,10 Mar 1963 or 3 Oct 1963.

Sources

  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Richard Theilig,
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. 1900 Federal Census, Faulkner County, Arkansas
    • 21 June, Wilson, District 32, page 8A, Hse #119, Fam #120
  • 4. Ancestry Trees
    • http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=*v85t0413&id=I124
  • 5. 1920 Federal Census, Faulkner County, Arkansas
    • 9 January, Wilson Township, District 39, page 3A, Hse #39, Family #41
  • 6. 1930 Federal Census, Faulkner County, Arkansas
    • 9 April, Wilson Township, District 31, page 6B, Hse/Fam #111
  • 7. 1910 Federal Census, Faulkner County, Arkansas
    • 16-18 April, Wilson Township, District 35, Page 2B, Mayflower and Cato
  • 8. Jesse McPherson Jenkins, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 13 October2011
  • 9. Ancestry Trees
    • Frakes-Capps,
  • 10. Ancestry Trees
  • 11. McPherson Family Interviews by Orville Boyd Jenkins, July 2003
  • 12. Ancestry Trees
    • http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bookboy&id=I06000
  • 13. One World Tree (sm)
  • 14. Ancestry Trees
    • http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=*v85t0413&id=I031
  • 15. Social Security Death Index
  • 16. 1940 Federal Census, Pulaski County, Arkansas
    • 10 April, Mineral Township, District 60-120, page 8A, Batesville and
  • 17. 1920 Federal Census, Faulkner County, Arkansas
    • 9 January, Wilson Township, District 39, page 3A, Hse #42, Family #46

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