Mcpherson, John Erskine
McPherson, John Erskine a Presbyterian minister, was born in Iredell County, N. C., Aug. 17, 1806; was educated at the academy at Beattie's Ford, N. C.; spent one year in the Union Theological Seminary, Virginia, and finished his studies privately under the Rev. R. H. Morrison, of Davidson College, N. C.; was licensed in 1838, and for several months labored as a missionary in North Carolina. In 1842 he was ordained, but for ten years more continued to labor in the mission work; in 1852 he was called to Prospect Church, in Rowan County, N. C.; in 1855 removed to Cherokee County, and labored in that missionary region until 1859. He died April 9,1860. Mr. McPherson was characterized by a patient perseverance and devotion to duty. indicative of the highest, grade of spiritual life. See Wilson. Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1861, p. 102.