From: Stephen Fox
Subject: [Ferguson] Andrew Jackson Ferguson of Choctaw/Montgomery MS
You wanted a sound-off so here's what I'm looking for in a Ferguson:
Andrew Jackson Ferguson was born about 1832 in Louisiana. I assume that his
parents died before he was 18 since the 1850 census finds him in Madison
Parish in the all-male household consisting of Oscar Marion Ferguson (24),
Andrew Jackson Ferguson (17), and Ferguson Austin (25). Oscar and Ferguson
are cousins and I assume that Andrew is similarly related to these other
men. Other members of Oscar and Ferguson's families are in nearby
By 1860 these other Fergusons were migrating to Choctaw County, Mississippi,
and Andrew went with them. Andrew is listed with a wife Sealy (24) and son
William E. Ferguson (2).
In 1870, the family is still in Choctaw County, Mississippi. Sealy becomes
Sela (30) and there are the additional children Jack (8), James (4), and
In 1880, the family is still in the same location, but Montgomery County was
formed from parts of Carroll and Choctaw counties and they now live in this
new county. The wife Sealy/Sela is replaced with Elizabeth (3) and there are
the additional children Nolie (11), Lathaat [Lafayette] (2), and Elizabeth
Family history says that Andrew died in the 1880s and that his second wife
and her children migrated to Texas, coming to Robertson County, where she
I am still looking for more information on Andrew, especially something that
will definitively tie him into the Ferguson family of which he was a part.
Additionally, I believe that he was involved in the Civil War. I know that
at least one of the Andrew and A. J. Fergusons that participated in
Mississippi units in the Civil War listed Choctaw as his home county, but I
don't know which one.
If you have anything that might help me, I'd appreciate to hear from you.
From: Stephen Fox
Subject: RE: [Ferguson] William Ferguson/Fargusson 1734 SC - Anna Henderson
What do you know about this John Ferguson, son of William? I have a John
Ferguson b. 30 Sep 1763 (1850 census says 1749) in Virginia. The family
later moved to Kershaw District, SC. John briefly served in the
Revolutionary War. Afterwards, John married and had ten children, and later
moved to Christian County, KY, for two years, then to Warren County,
Mississippi Territory, until about 1821. He then moved to Ouachita Parish,
LA and remained in that location until about 1850 (Union Parish being
formed out of Ouachita during the time), when he boarded with a son in Amite
John claims to have sold an indent for his Rev War service to a Joseph
Ferguson, who is assumed to be a brother.
From: Stephen Fox
Subject: RE: [Ferguson] Re: Andrew Jackson Ferguson of Choctaw/Montgomery MS
Thanks for the reply.
First, let me ask about John's wife. You list her name as Mary Ann HILL.
Others list her as Mary Ann SCARBOROUGH. Do you know what sources indicate
her maiden name?
Second, Other researchers generally list John's children as follows:
- Susannah Ferguson, b. abt 1790, m. Jesse WISE 20 Oct 1812.
- William Ferguson, b. 5 Dec 1791, m. Martha DANIEL/MCDANIEL 30 Sep 1813.
- David Ferguson, b. abt 1793, m. Fanny AUSTIN 17 Mar 1824.
- Sarah Ferguson, b. 28 Jun 1794, m. Samuel M. MCGEHEE Jr. 18 Jan 1814.
- Joanna Ferguson, b. abt 1800, m. Richard AUSTIN 5 Feb 1818.
- Mary Ann Ferguson, b. abt 1800, m. William AUSTIN 9 Jan 1818.
- Christiana Ferguson, b. abt 1807, m. John O. FEAZEL 17 Jun 1824.
- Catherine Ferguson, m. James Madison AUSTIN 23 May 1849.
However, in John's application for Revolutionary War Pension, it is stated,
When called into service he was living with his parents in what was then
called Kershaw county and since Kershaw district about thirty six miles
above Camden South Carolina, where he continued to reside until after he was
married and had ten children. So, who is this 10th child?
Any help you have would be appreciated.
"From: ""Stephen Fox""
"Subject: [Ferguson] My Ferguson line of Choctaw & Montgomery, MS"
I am looking for more information concerning my Ferguson family. Here's
the basics of what I know:
"Andrew Jackson Ferguson (b. abt 1832, LA; d. in mid 1880s, MS?) married"
"Celia ??? They had the following children: William E. ""Bill Cain"" (b."
"abt 1859), Jack ""Cull"" McCulock (b. 11 May 1861), James R. (b. 31 May"
"1866), Henry (b. abt 1868), and Nolie (b. abt 1869). In the 1860 and"
"1870 censuses, the family was located in Choctaw County, MS near Carroll"
"County. However, Montgomery County was created out of parts of these two"
counties in the mid 1870s. Andrew later married Elizabeth REDDEN(?) (b.
"abt 1850, MS). Andrew and Elizabeth had the following children: George"
"Marcus Lafayette ""L. F."" (b. 31 Mar 1876, Vaiden, Carroll, MS; d. 27 Oct"
"1945, Franklin, Robertson, TX) and Elizabeth (b. abt 1879, MS). There is"
"a Montgomery, MS, land record that was signed by Andrew and Elizabeth on"
10 Nov 1883. Family history indicates that Andrew died in Mississippi in
the 1880s and that Elizabeth then traveled by covered wagon to Texas
"with her two children, supposedly to stay with relatives. The earliest"
Texas land record is a deed granting L. F. 51 acres in Robertson County
dated 18 Oct 1909.
"George Marcus Lafayette Ferguson (b. 31 Mar 1876, Vaiden, Carroll, MS;"
"d. 27 Oct 1945, Franklin, Robertson, TX) married Martha Emma MERRYMAN"
"(b. ant 1876) on 15 Mar 1900 in Robertson County, TX. They had two"
children: Thomas Lafayette (b. 6 Oct 1902) and Andrew P. (b. abt 1904).
"Martha died 24 Nov 1910? George then married her sister, Mary Susan"
"MERRYMAN on 18 May 1909 in Robertson County, TX. They had another nine"
"If any of this sounds familiar to you, let me know. Thanks."