Martha Ann Bland
I posted an inquiry yesterday regarding Zachariah Ferguson who married
Elizabeth Jane Taylor, neice of President Zachary Taylor.  I received a
response today from someone who has several Zachariah Fergusons, requesting
dates and places.  While I was typing a reply, my computer ran into problems,
and, in the process, both e-mail and reply were deleted.  If anyone is looking
for an answer, here it is:

I don't know the names or dates of Elizabeth Jane Taylor's parents; however,
her uncle, President Zachary Taylor, was born 11 24, 1784.  He was the third
son in a family of 6 boys and 3 girls.  His father, Richard Taylor, was given
a war bonus (Revolutionary War) of 6000 acres of land near Louisville, KY, and
the family settled on this land in 1785.  Elizabeth Jane was orphaned at any
early age.

Zachariah Ferguson died in a train wreck in 1894 (in Jackson, TN?).  He was a
cousin of Casey Jones.  Zachariah and Elizabeth Jane Ferguson had 2 daughters
(grandaughers?):  Josephine, b. 1880 (my husband's grandmother), and Ethel.
Josephine married Charles Bascom Bland possibly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.  She
died in 1914 in Shreveport, LA.


Martha Ann Bland
Grand Junction, TN