Subject: [Ferguson] sound-off (very late)
My research stops here:
Isaac James Ferguson was born in Highland Co. Ohio probably in Nov. 1832. He died in Marion Co. Iowa on March 14, 1874 and is buried in the Pleasantville Cemetery, Iowa. Isaac's father is unknown to me at present, however the first record I have of Isaac is the 1850 Federal census in Highland Co. Ohio. Head of household is his mother Sarah, a widow born in Penn. in 1808. Isaac and his siblings are
William - who I believe came to Iowa and lived and died in Wayne Co. Iowa.
Jackson - who was in Van Buren Co. Iowa in 1860 with a wife and 3 children.
(twins) Delilah - who married Jonathan Gibson on 4-24-1869 in Warren Co. Iowa and died 9-11-1873, at 27 years of age.
Isaac married Nancy Jane Erving on Sept. 12, 1855 in Highland Co. Ohio. Nancy Jane's last name is listed by various spellings but this is from the IGI record and the Highland Co. marriage records. They had at least 5 children; Margaret Tamson, John B, Henry Franklin (my gg-grandfather), Maxwell B., Mary I., & Della B.
Several of Isaac's son's add an i to their last name making it the way it is todayFerguison. The story goes that they were trying to hold on the their Irish heritage. I'm hoping to find out how much truth there is to that.
Anyone that has any information about Isaac, his parents, and/or his siblings, please contact me.
"From: ""Trisha Ferguison""
Subject: [Ferguson] FERGUISON
"I'm new to the list and am looking for information with an unusual spelling, FERGUISON. I need information about the parents of Henry Franklin FERGUISON b. 1 Mar 1860 in Sandyville, Ia., d. 25 Sept 1921. Married Emily VINSON 26 Apr 1888. All I have are his parents names...Joshua FERGUISON and Nancy BIVINS. Any info regarding any of these people is welcome."