From: Allen Ferguson

My GG Grandfather was James Sweetman Ferguson.
b. May 1823 in Canada.
d. Oct 1901 at Falls City, OR

married Mary Philadelphia Fry
b. Feb 14, 1820 at ?Essex, England
d. Jan 1900 at Falls City, OR

They were married in 1846 in Montcalm County, MI (or NY)

Had 11 children. Burdick William Ferguson (my G Grandfather) was born in
Newark, NY on Aug 25, 1853. Other children were Jabez, Henry, John,
Rose, Richard, and more.
They arrived in Oregon in 1884. James was a watchmaker in Independance,

More details are available on my web page. Does James Sweetman Ferguson
ring a bell for anyone? He is the shortest branch in my tree.

Ferg  (Allen Ferguson)

Dulcius ex asperis


From: Allen Ferguson 

James Sweetman Ferguson b.about May 1823-d.about Oct 1901 in Fall City, OR
married Mary Philedelphia Fry b.Feb 14, 1820 in Essex, England-d.about
Jan 1900 in Fall City, OR
Married in Montcalm County, MI
Frank, Rose, Charlotte, Alfred, Louisa, Mary E., Richard, Burdick
William, Henry Samual, and Jabez.
Burdick William Ferguson was born Aug 25, 1853 in Newark, NY Died June
13, 1925, in Wenatchee, WA
Married Anna Francis Tetherow born March 27, 1866 in Eugene, OR, died
April 15, 1922 in Arlington, WA.
They were married Dec 24, 1885 in Yakima, WA.
James Sweetman Ferguson originated in Canada, was married to Mary in MI,
had one son in NY, went to OR, and I ended up in WA.

From: Allen Ferguson James Sweetman Ferguson is the name that my family has always called him. I have a copy of divorce papers filed in Polk Co., OR in Apr 1886 and he signed his name as James S Ferguson. I don't know why his middle initial is listed with an L in 1860. You know those census takers. The divorce papers contain lots of great info. Married 1846 in Montcalm Co.,MI, born in Canada. Burdick W Ferguson (James's son and my GGrandfather) made the move to Washington (where I am) and is buried here. James and Philadelphia both died in Falls City, Polk Co., OR. Allen Ferguson In the 1860 Mecosta Co. Michigan census, City of Pierson, I found James Ferguson with his family (Philadelphia his wife, and the children Eliza, Mary E, Richard E, James F, Burdick W, Henry L, Emma J) and I believe his brother Jacob and his family (Eleanor his wife, and the children Nicholas J, Abigail N, Elizabeth J, Rebecca E, Jacob W, and Wellington L). James listed himself and 2 of his children as being born in Holdien C.W.. Jacob listed his whole family was born in Holdien C.W. also. I havn't found out where Holdien is yet??? I later found Jacob and his family in the 1880 census in Emmet Cointy, MI. I found James in the 1900 census in PolkCounty. Oregon.I hope some of my Fergusons will be recognized by some list members, and maybe someone may know where in Ontario Holdien is or was.

Allen Ferguson

Subject: [FERGUSON] Tidy Up IIIAllen, would you have the ages and/or any other scoop from the census that can be added to these families. If so, just add to the names and I can post on the website. Was the complete family with James in Oregon? 1860 Mecosta--Michigan City of Pierson Ferguson, James L 36 Ferguson, Phildelphia 32 Children; Ferguson, Eliza 13 Ferguson, Mary E. 11 Ferguson, Richard E. 10Ferguson, James F.Ferguson, Burdick W. 6 Ferguson, Henry L. 4 Ferguson, Emma J. 1 Ferguson, Jacob, 40 Ferguson, Eleanor, wife of Jacob 37 Children; Ferguson, Nicholas J. 20 Ferguson, Abigail N. 18 Ferguson, Elizabeth J. 13 Ferguson, Rebecca E. 10 Ferguson, Jacob W. 8 Ferguson, Wellington L. 6 1880 Census--Emmet County, Michigan Ferguson, Jacob 60 Ferguson, Eleanor 58 Ferguson, ??? R 30 (Male) Ferguson, Warren J 28& Ferguson, Wellington S 26 1900 Census--Polk County, OR  (Falls City) Ferguson, James 80 Philadelphia died in Jan 1900 in Falls City James Sweetman is my GGGrandfather Allen FERGUSON