It's my first time on the site, so please forgive me if I'm going about it the wrong way.
I've traced my McPherson line back to Alexander McPherson (a Tinsmith ) who married Agnes Catto in 1829, Aberdeen, Scotland. They had 3 children - Peter, Janet / Jessie, and James Leighton. On JLM birth record in 1834, Alexanders occupation / or whether he was deceased is left off as this strange blank. On the 1841 census, Agnes is listed as a widow with 3 children and a John McPherson age 21 is living with her also. Was he a brother of Alexander? I could not find a birth or death / burial record for Alex. Found two others, but the men were much older than Agnes ( not that that couldn't happen). I'd love to find the roots of this family beyond 1829. My Ancestry tree is the McPherson / Pirie / Vickers / Eaves tree.
Thanks Wayne - This is them ( although I don't know why Agnes is called Janet). I've got this info already. I'm trying to find out more about the father Alexander and where he came from.
I've traced out the entire family throught SP website. Unfortunately no birth or death records for Alexander there. I found 2 burials, but they weren't him. It's the pre - 1835 records that I am having difficulty with.