Dee Carey

I am new to the list and thought I would post my line and query:

I have been stumped on my Ferguson line since I began genealogy.  

My ancestor is William H. Ferguson b. 24 Jun 1843. I have seen records (mostly
census) showing his birthplace as Wayne Co., TN, TX, AR, GA, AL.  He died 11
Dec 1904 Wise Co., TX.  He married 24 Jun 1846 - possibly in Upshur co., TX -
to Sarah Elizabeth Hathcox b. 20 Aug 1845 in GA d. 21 Oct 1918 Wise Co., TX.
She was daughter of James Hathcox/Hathcock b. 1807 NC and Sarah Thornton b.
1815 GA.

I have NO idea who William's parents are.  There were so many William H.
Fergusons b. about the same time.

I show a William Ferguson b. Jun 1844 Scott Co., VA son of  Jeremiah Ferguson
b. 1813 VA d. Cumberland Co., KY and Thursana Ann Coop b. 1824 Hawkins Co., TN
d. Cumberland Co., KY.  Jeremiah and Thursana married 19 Jan 1843 Hawkins Co.,

Here is one that might be a cousin of my William:
William Henry Ferguson b. 1854 TX married to M. S. Harrell 15 Dec 1878 Upshur
Co., TX.  William Henry was son of Wilburn William Ferguson b. 1825 TN and
Pamela T. Wyatt b. 1823 TN.  Wilburn and Pamela married 25 Jul 1845 Decatur,

I have several other William Fergusons all born 1840 to 1846 that could be
mine.  Can  anybody help?

I would appreciate any information or leads you would be willing to share with
me, and I am always willing to share with others.



Hi Nancy,

I don't know if this is the one you're looking for or not, but here is what I

Joel Ferguson b. 1804 VA and Sarah b. 1811 TN - in 1860 census
had children:
Richard b. 1831
William b. 1836
Mary Elizabeth b. 1842
James P. b. 1845
Stephen b. 1848
Thomas L. b. 1850
Sarah A. b. 1853

1850 TN CENSUS - HR-610-221

1860 TN CENSUS - HR-24-160

WFT Vol. 4 Tree #444 a Thomas Lafayette Ferguson married 12 Apr 1891 in
Montgomery Co., AR to Nancy Elizabeth Edwards..

WFT Vol. 3 Tree # 5782
Lafayette Ferguson b. ca 1828 son of Thomas B. Ferguson b. ca 1780 Bedford
Co., VA d. May 1863 Franklin Co, VA  and Sarah Hambreck b. ca 1786.  Thomas B.
and Sarah married 29 Jan 1811 Franklin Co., VA.  It shows a few more
generations on this Ferguson line, if anyone wants it let me know.

WFT Vol 7 Tree #2427
Lafayette Ferguson married Florentine Lancaster b. 1837 daughter of Thomas
Lancaster and Susan Charman from VA more info if you need it.

Here is my line:

William H. Ferguson b. 24 jun 1843 TX, AL, TN, GA, or AR d. 11 dec 1904 Wise
Co., TX married 24 jun 1864 Coffeeville, Upshur Co., TX? to Sarah Elizabeth
Hathcox b. 20 Aug 1845 GA d. 21 Oct 1918 Wise Co., TX

Their children:
W.H. b. 31 jan 1866 d. 15 mar 1870
A.B. b. 13 jun 1867 d. 3 mar 1870
Livian b. 17 jan 1869 d. 28 mar 1870
Texas b. 23 feb 1870 Hopewell/Lone Mound, TX d. aft 1851 Gotebo, OK married 24
      feb 1889 Wise Co., TX to John T. Davis b. 17 aug 1868
Cynthia Parlee b. 22 feb 1871 TX d. 10 nov 1851 Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX bur. 
      Ralls, TX married 19 feb 1894 OK? to Fred Albert McGee b. 18 dec 1872 
      Farmington, Washington Co., AR d. 21 oct 1937 Ralls, Crosby Co., TX
John H. b. 27 sep 1872 TX d. 1939 CA
E.M./A.M. "Meadie" b. 8 nov 1874 TX d. aft 1951 married 10 nov 1889 Wise Co.,
      to J. W. Shortes
E.L. "Murty" b. 27 mar 1878 TX d. aft 1951 prob. Burkburnett, TX married John
      b. 24 aug 1878 AR
Albert b. 18 jan 1880 TX d. May 1968
Fannie b. 2 oct 1884 TX d. 29 jun 1969 Dallas, TX married 5 aug 1906 to J.
       Glass b. 15 oct 1872 d. 25 aug 1940