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Samuel McPherson
The following, regarding Samuel McPherson and his family, was extracted from the book, History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men (Boyd Crumrine, editor):

     Samuel McPherson came from Lancaster Co, Pa., in 1849.  He married Rebecca, the daughter of Andrew Giffin, of Cecil, and purchased of one Kennedy a part of the old Logan farm.  He built the grist-mill and a distillery; the latter was running for many years.  He was for many years an elder in the United Presbyterian Church of Canonsburg.  He died in 1877.  His sons, J. H., W. B. and Robert S., are now living in the township.

Crumrine, Boyd (ed.), History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men (Philadelphia:  L. H. Everts & Company, 1882).