Biography of Daniel McPherson
FROM: History of Livingston County, New York
By James H. Smith
Assisted by Hume H. Cole
Published By D. Mason & Co. 1881


DANIEL McPHERSON.

Duncan W. McPherson, the father of Daniel, was born in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1793, and came with his family to this country in 1798. He first settled in Johnstown, Montgomery county, where he remained till 1801 and then removed to the Genesee country, and there purchased and cleared a tract of land upon which the residue of his life was spent. In 1807 he was married to Catharine McArthur, who was born in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1798, and emigrated to America in 1801. They had ten children, five of whom are now living. In religious sentiment Mr. McPherson was a Presbyterian. He died in 1868, and his wife who still survives him is a lady of superior intellect and resides in Wheatland, Monroe county N.Y.

Daniel was the fourth child and second son of Duncan W. McPherson, and was born in Wheatland. April 9, 1828. He was brought up on his father's farm and received his education at the district school and the academy at Riga, Monroe county. At the age of twenty-one he purcilased a farm in Wheatland, which he disposed of, after working it a few years, and in 1854 bought his present home in Caledonia.

Jan. 14, 1857, he was united in marriage with Hattie M., daughter of Geo. B. Chace. Esq., of Castile, Wyoming county, N. Y. They have one son, Frank Chace, who is living with them on the homestead, and who married Miss Franc, daughter of Rev. B. R. Swick, of Lima.

Mr. McPherson has followed the vocation of a farmer combined with that of the inventor, until within the last ten years, during which time he has leased his farm and devoted his whole time to invention. He has now seven different patents on grainbinders, and Cyrus H. McCormick, of Chocago is manufacturing them.

At first Mr. McPherson met with difficulties and reverses, but such has been the history of many of our principal inventors, and he is now beginning to reap the reward of his labor.
DANIEL McPHERSON.
Duncan W. McPherson, the father of Daniel, was born in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1793, and came with his family to this country in 1798. He first settled in Johnstown, Montgomery county, where he remained till 1801 and then removed to the Genesee country, and there purchased and cleared a tract of land upon which the residue of his life was spent. In 1807 he was married to Catharine McArthur, who was born in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1798, and emigrated to America in 1801. They had ten children, five of whom are now living. In religious sentiment Mr. McPherson was a Presbyterian. He died in 1868, and his wife who still survives him is a lady of superior intellect and resides in Wheatland, Monroe county N.Y.

Daniel was the fourth child and second son of Duncan W. McPherson, and was born in Wheatland. April 9, 1828. He was brought up on his father's farm and received his education at the district school and the academy at Riga, Monroe county. At the age of twenty-one he purcilased a farm in Wheatland, which he disposed of, after working it a few years, and in 1854 bought his present home in Caledonia.

Jan. 14, 1857, he was united in marriage with Hattie M., daughter of Geo. B. Chace. Esq., of Castile, Wyoming county, N. Y. They have one son, Frank Chace, who is living with them on the homestead, and who married Miss Franc, daughter of Rev. B. R. Swick, of Lima.

Mr. McPherson has followed the vocation of a farmer combined with that of the inventor, until within the last ten years, during which time he has leased his farm and devoted his whole time to invention. He has now seven different patents on grainbinders, and Cyrus H. McCormick, of Chocago is manufacturing them.

At first Mr. McPherson met with difficulties and reverses, but such has been the history of many of our principal inventors, and he is now beginning to reap the reward of his labor.

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