Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

John C. and Mattie (Stephenson) McPherson, 8 South 49 West

In 1880 Colfax County, Nebraska, farming, Robert McPherson is 45, Elizabeth 41, with John 20.
Mattie was born at Middleport, Ohio on May 19, 1868 (per her 1920 passport application).
She's likely the Martha N. Stephenson in Meigs County Ohio in 1870, with father Francis Stephenson 41, a physician, with Mary E. 38, both born in West Virginia. Josephus is 8, and Ella is 4.
Francis G. Stephenson had married Mary Elizabeth D. Lee in 1851 in Kanawha County (then Virginia).
In 1860 Meigs County, Ohio, F. Stevenson is 31, born in Pennsylvania, with Mary E. 28 Virginia, Manerva 6 Virginia, John C. 4, and newborn George B. , both born in Ohio.
Ella Stephenson, per # 146896534, died in the 1860's? and is buried in Meigs County.

Mattie N. Stevenson married J.C. McPherson February 20, 1890, recorded in Denver.
John C. McPherson timber-claimed a quarter in 6, 7S 50W in 1896.

Mattie N. McPherson, formerly Mattie N. Stephenson, minor child of Francis G. Stephenson, deceased, proved up a quarter in 7, 7S 50W in 1896.
Mattie (formerly Mattie N. Stevenson) timber-claimed a quarter in 2S 42W - Yuma County - in 1898.
In 1900 Haigler, Nebraska, John McPherson is a merchant, born June 1860 in Iowa, married ten years to Mattie M. May 1868 Ohio, with James N. September 1893, John K. June 1895, and Elizabeth Oct 1898, all born in Nebraska.
Next household is Robert McPherson, a merchant, born May 1832 and Elizabeth Dec 1836 McPherson, both born in Scotland.
Columbus Nebraska, 1903 "Mr. and Mrs. Robert McPherson of Haigler, Nebraska, have gone to California for the benefit of Mr. MePherson'a health. Mrs. McPherson, it will be remembered, visited here a few weeks ago with her brother and sister, W. A. McAllister and Mm. W. N. Henaley. "

Robert was in the Isle of Pines in 1918....
HELEN McPHERSON UNDERWOOD, wife of Samuel G. Underwood, 837 Fourth Avenue, Council Bluffs, died at 8 o'clock a.m., January 10, 1918, aged 80 years 6 months. She was born at Port Glasgow on the Clyde, Scotland, and came to this country with her parents and to Council Bluffs in May of 1851, having lived in Pottawattamie County ever since. She was married to Samuel G. Underwood in March of 1856 at Council Bluffs.
She leaving surviving her five sons and three daughters: William Underwood, Council Bluffs; Mrs. Edward Benton, Council Bluffs; Miss Annie Underwood, Council Bluffs; John Underwood, McClelland; S.G. Underwood, Jr., Council Bluffs; Mrs. William Lewis, Council Bluffs; Herbert Underwood, Dumfries; Fay L. Underwood, Council Bluffs. She leaves also fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren; also two brothers, Robert McPherson of the Isle of Pines, West Indies; Joseph R. McPherson of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The funeral will be held at the family residence on Sunday, January 13, 1918 at 2 o'clock. The Rev. George A. Ray of the Second Presbyterian Church will conduct the services. Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery.

In 1910 "U.C." McPherson of Isle of Pines was a member of the Cuban National Horticultural Society.

J.C. McPherson was born at Council Bluffs, Iowa, and was farming in Los Indios, Isle of Pines, Cuba in 1919. Mattie, whose legal domicile was Haigler, Nebraska, was going there to teach.
She had been in the Isle of Pines 1909 to 1912, 1914 to 1915, and 1919 to 1920.
Mattie's passport pohoto

Mattie arrived in New York in 1925 from Cherbourg France, with a residence of Haigler, Nebraska.
Son James McPherson married Lulu Bailey in 1916, per one tree, and in 1920 is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He applied for a passport to live in Isle of Pines in 1920, tto be accompanied by wife Lulu and James 3 and Kenneth four months.
He was an electrical contractor in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1930, James 36, Lulu 38, James L. 11, Robert B 9, Mary L. 6, and Donald L. 3.
They were in Amador, California in 1940, with Robert Marylua nd Donald.
John applied for a passport in 1919, saying he had been in Isle of Pines from 1907 to 1918, and in Havana 1916-1918, and he was goin gto be a salesman and demonstrator.
John was in Washington, D.C. in 1940 no occupation , 46, married to Lelia 44, born in New York, no occupation.
He might be the John K. McPherson in 1920 Los Angeles, a machinery broker, 25, born in Nebraska, with Olive, an office manager for a machinery company 28, Kentucky.
John Kenneth McPherson registered for WWI in Maryland, saying he was president of International Chemicals, Inc. of Halpine, Maryland, reference Cecelia McPherson.

Isabel McPherson arrived at New Orleans in May 1909 from Cuba, age 11, with her mother Mrs. J.C. McPherson, both of Haigler, Nebraska.
Elizabeth Isabel McPherson applied for a visa in 1920, saying she was born in Haigler Oct 17, 1896., with her legal domicile of Los Angeles, and she was in Havana from 1917 -1920 as a student.
1920 passport photo

Elizabeth J. McPherson cash-claimed a quarter in 8, 9S 43 W in 1907.

Anyone interested in the U.S. Department of State's "Report of the Death of an American Citizen" for Mr. Robert McPherson, please contact me so I can conduct research to locate the record. Mr. McPherson died in Cuba on March 4, 1922.

Anyone interested in a copy of the U.S. Department of State's "Report of the Death of an American Citizen" for Mr. John C. McPherson, please contact me so I can conduct research to locate the record. Mr. McPherson died in Cuba on December 17, 1934.

Dave Ellison

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