Alfred E ROBERTS Manfred Mobil ROBERTS Alfred Zebdee ROBERTS Malissa ROBERTS Joseph Floyd MCPHERSON Archie Lee MCPHERSON Clement Franklin MCPHERSON Carl MCPHERSON Othar MCPHERSON Eunice M MCPHERSON Mini tree diagram

Malissa J COPELAND6,10,7,8,2,11,4,5

3rd Aug 18776 - 10th Mar 19639

Life History


Born in Alabama.6

(less likely)


Born in Alabama.8

(less likely)

3rd Aug 1877

Born in Alabama.1,3,2,4,5

(most likely)

24th Sep 1896

Married Alfred E ROBERTS in Faulkner County, Arkansas.5

16th Aug 1897

Birth of son Manfred Mobil ROBERTS in Arkansas.18,2,19,20

30th Dec 1899

Birth of son Alfred Zebdee ROBERTS in Arkansas.19,4,21,17,18

after Oct 1900

Birth of daughter Malissa ROBERTS in Faulkner County, Arkansas.22

14th Oct 1900

Death of Alfred E ROBERTS in Arkansas.3

10th Nov 1902

Married Joseph Floyd MCPHERSON.8

8th Aug 1903

Birth of son Archie Lee MCPHERSON in Faulkner County, Arkansas.10,8,6,2

8th Jan 1905

Birth of son Clement Franklin MCPHERSON in Cato, Faulkner, Arkansas.12,6,13,7,2

23rd Nov 1906

Birth of son Carl MCPHERSON.8,15

about Jan 1909

Birth of son Othar MCPHERSON in Arkansas

between 1910 and 1930

Resident in Wilson, Faulkner, Arkansas.6,7,8

26th Oct 1910

Death of son Carl MCPHERSON.14

2nd Sep 1912

Birth of daughter Eunice M MCPHERSON in Arkansas.16,17,6

before 1920

Death of son Othar MCPHERSON in Faulkner County, Arkansas

26th Dec 1920

Death of Joseph Floyd MCPHERSON in Cato, Faulkner, Arkansas.15

10th Mar 1963

Died in Faulkner County, Arkansas.9

after 10th Mar 1963

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


  • 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,

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

    "That is my Grandma who lived with us until she died in March.  I don't know where the Oct 3 came from.  The first grave stone put up was a homemade one by my Uncle Earl Harmon.  Mom put a new one up a few years back.  I haven't seen it. It marked Grandma's and my Daddy's grave."
    --  Jesse McPherson Jenkins, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 13 October 2011

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    A Roberts, Age 54 (b abt 1842) [b 1874, thus about 22 yrs old]
    Residence Cato, Faulkner, Arkansas
    Melissa Copeland, Age 19
    Residence Cato, Faulkner, Arkansas
    Marriage 24 Sep 1896 Faulkner County
    Marriage License Date 22 Sep 1896

    1900 United States Federal Census, 21 June, Wilson, District 32, page 8A, Hse #119, Fam #120
    Roberts, Alferd Head W M May 1844 56 Married 3 yrs MI Canada (French) MI Farmer Owns
    Roberts, Malissa Wife W F Aug 1877 22 Married 3 yrs 2 children; 2 living AL MS AL
    Roberts, Manford Son W M Aug 1897 2 Single AR MI AL
    Roberts, Alferd Jr Son W M Dec 1899 5mos Single AR MI AL

    1910 Federal Census, Faulkner County, Arkansas, 16-18 April, Wilson Township, District 35, Page 2B, Hse/Fam #34
    McPherson, Joseph F Head M W 45 2nd Marriage Married 8 years IN AR IN Farmer
    McPherson, Malissie Wife  F W 34 2nd Marriage Married 8 years 6 children/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, consistently in 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, Wilson Township, 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 back to Alabama, but her father's place of birth is now Arkansas, instead of Mississippi.

    1930 Federal Census, Faulkner County, Arkansas, 9 April, Wilson Township, District 31, page 6B, Hse/Fam #111
    Mallisia J McPherson Head  F W 53  Widow  First married at age 19 AL AR 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 son Climmie, age 25, is still with her in the home, and her youngest daughter Eunice, age 17.  They live next door to Malissa's son from her first marriage, Alfred (Roberts), 31, who is listed as Alford McPherson.

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

    On the Find aGrave memorial there was originally a discrepancy here on the year of death.  This wa corrected with a suggested edit to the memorial manaager.

    Malissa J Copeland McPherson
    Birth 3 Aug 1877 Alabama, USA
    Death 10 Mar 1963 (aged 85) Faulkner County, Arkansas, USA
    Burial Harmony Cemetery, Faulkner County, Arkansas, USA
    Son Archie Lee McPherson 1903-1994
    Created by mystic75074 29 Jun 2007
    -- Find a Grave Memorial 20166030,


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