Hello to all.  I am researching Fergusons also.  However, I have 
     documents that spell the name Furgerson, Fergerson, and Furgeson.  So, 
     I look at them all.  
     My line centers in the Muhlenberg/Ohio/Butler County, KY area.  My 
     ggrandfather was John Ellis Ferguson, b. 7-5-1855.  He married Nancy 
     Ann Phelps b. 9-1-1861 in Butler Cty 6-8-1882.  They later moved to 
     Muhlenberg Cty where they had 9 children.  
     My problem is that family tradition says that John Ellis was an 
     orphan.  He showed up in a 1860 KY census living with the Philip Jones 
     family.  I don't know what the relationship was there, but my father 
     says he had "uncles" named Spence Jones and Wash Jones that lived in 
     KY also.
     I've also been told that we had Ferguson ancestors living somewhere 
     near Jonesboro, Arkansas.
     I hope this rings a bell for someone and I can find the parents of 
     John Ellis.  
     Jean Ferguson