From: Joyce Brown
Subject: [Ferguson] Samuel Dwight Ferguson
I am still looking for the birthplace and family of origin of Samuel
Dwight Ferguson (Fergurson) and his wife Esther Marion (?). They appear
in La Grance, Walworth Co., Wisconsin in the 1860 census. They say they
were born in Canada West, and the children ages 14-6 also born Canada
West. The 2 year old was born Wisconsin. I have Esther's last name from
the marriage record of one of the daughters - it is possible it is not
correct. Anyway, Samuel went off to the Civil War and Esther went off to
Michigan with another man. No divorce or marriage for Esther found.
Nothing in Samuel's CW papers including pension app. gives any clue as to
where in Canada West (now mostly Ontario). he came from. He died in 1875
in Whitewater, WI. - not death record or obit. By that time he had
remarried but there is no marriage record as it was, according to the
second wife, destroyed in the Chicago fire. I have tried following the
children and Esther but so far no clues. Esther appears on the 1900
census in Newaygo Co., MI with her married daughter, who died in 1904.
No death record or burial has been found for Esther.
Brick walls are such fun!!!!! Joyce in Iowa

From: Joyce Brown
Subject: [Ferguson] Samuel Dwight Ferguson
Once again I try for information on the family of origin of Samuel Dwight Ferguson/Furgerson. He was born c. 1822 somewhere in Canada - (Canada West). He and his first family appear in Walworth County, Wisconsin in 1860, with wife ESTHER, b. c. 1822, children: JAMES b. c. 1846, ELIZABETH, b. c. 1848, ANNA, b. c. 1851, RICHARD Elias b. c. 1855 all Canada West, and Horace Leander, b. c. 1858 Wisconsin.
Samuel enlisted in the Civil War in 1861, discharged wounded in 1862. In 1864 he married Harriet Vinson Davis. He died in 1875. I found the first wife Esther, with Anna, Richard, and Horace in Newaygo Co., Michigan in 1870. James was in Loveland, Colorado. Elizabeth is supposed to have married a Westphal in Wisconsin, but I have found nothing on her. Esther and Anna were still in Newaygo Co. Michigan in 1900 but I lose track of them after that. I find nothing on Richard or James after 1880. Horace died in Michigan.
Where in Canada did these people originate? Are there any descendents of Samuel by these children of the first marriage? I am descended from the second marriage.
All comments or assistance appreciated.
Joyce in Iowa

FergusonS in Texas! I do
know there are some Ferguson's in Texas who migrated from
SC.My great great grandparents were Thomas C. Jr. &
Susannah Sherriff Ferguson. Thomas was married first to Mary Humphrey who
died about 1858 in childbirth (buried at Enoree Baptist Church,Travelers Rest,
SC. (Near Greenville, SC)). </FONT><FONT face=Arial
Their son, Charles Franklin Ferguson, b. 4/13/1855 in Greenville Co. ,
SC died Oct 17, 1934 in Burlington, TX where he was buried.
Hemarried Jun 30 1887, Cameron, TX, Fanny Beinert, b.
4/17/1869 Breslau, Prussia, died 10/30/1941 Lott, TX. Burial at Burlington,
TX. Her Father and mother were Theodore Beinert and Albertine ?
Beinert. They had 10 children:
(1) Claude Ray Ferguson
b.6/9/1888 d. 1966 Burial: Hillcrest, Temple, TX
m. Lola Bettye ?
b. 5/30/1894, Milamy, TX d. 1/6/1987 Temple, TX. Burial: Temple, TX
(2) Charles G. Ferguson, b.
3/25/1890 Cameron, TX d. 7/30/1983, Springdale,
m. Lora Johnson
b:. Jan 20, 1904 Winchell, TX m: Dec 17, 1921 Cameron, TX d. aft.
1972 Father: Elisha Johnson; Mother: Millie Kae Dial
(3) Thomas Herbert Ferguson
b. Mar 20, 1892 d: Sep 18, 1954 Burial: Laurel Land, Fort
m. Anna Mae Hughes
b: Apr 14, 1903 m: Oct 25, 1920 Ballinger, Runnels, TX. d: Sep 22,
1965 Burial: Laurel Land, FortWorth, TX
(4) Lola Ferguson b. May 30,
(5) Josie Mae Ferguson b: Jan
26, 1896 Rogers, TX d: May 6, 1987 Witchita, KS. Burial: Burlington, TX
(1) Clarence Donnohue
(2) Charles Henry Salyer b: Jun 10, 1895 Arapahoe, OK m:Jan 15, 1953
Miami, OK
(6) Walter E. Ferguson b: Mar 07, 1898
(7) Alice Ferguson b: Jan7, 1900
(8) Sam A. Ferguson b: Jun 30, 1902
(9) Hope M. Ferguson b: Jan 4, 1905
(10) Lillian Ferguson b: Jul 25, 1908

Ferguson line goes back to Thomas Farguson b. ca 1750 NC or England (according
to research of my cousin who had done very extensive research) d. Jan 22, 1822
Greenville, SC and Rachael ? b: 1753 d: Jul 8, 1835, Greenville Co.,
SC. Their son, Thomas C. Ferguson b: 1787 Wilkes Co., NC d: aft 1870
Greenville, SC. and was buried at Old Donham Bridge Rd., Greenville,
A few years
back an 80+ Texas gentleman (Jack Ferguson) contacted my cousin and sent him
several boxes of research materials which included pictures of a lot of our
ancestors. He had come to Greenville and knocked on doors of the Ferguson
descendants to get information. At first, he said they were reluctant to
talk with him, but after a couple visits or so, they relaxed and gave him family
information as well as the pictures. Because of this Texas gentleman, we
now have pictures of our great and great, great grandfathers &amp; grandmothers
as well as many others. Included is a family picture of Alice
Ferguson Paris, b: 1865, d. 1938 with her husband John Morgan Paris, b.
1857-1939 and their children Dallas, Ida, Alice, Addie, Perry, Johnny, Miriam,
Henry and Ben. Also two pictures of Alice as a young girl and as a
teenager. Another picture of my grandfather Martin Luther Ferguson's
brother, John Riley at about 60+, who looks like a twin to my
I hope you may
find at least some of this information