Gilbert Gilchrist McPherson and his wife, Sophia Flora Johnson McPherson
[McKay-Edgerton Collection]

G.G. McPherson was the son of Alexander McPherson and Nancy Dallas of Robeson County, NC. Flora Sophia Johnson was the daugher of Neil B. Johnson [Senator in NC State Legislature 1829, and son of Daniel Johnson and Isabella Brown] and Flora Currie Johnson [daughter of Randal Currie & Nelly Johnston Currie] all of Robeson County, NC. Gib and Sophia married in 1845. Gib and Sophia also were the parents of Mary Jane McPherson who married John McIntosh Brown. According to Rev. Hector McLean's Diary, Sophia McPherson, her sister Harriett Jane, and Gib and Sophia's two infant sons died in August 1856 during a raging epidemic called the "bloody flux" in the Antioch region. All four were buried in Antioch Presbyterian Church cemetery, their graves unmarked.

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