From: Melissa Hesselbach

Hello!  Looking for the parents of James Ferguson b.23 Dec 1769 Prob VA,
d. 11 Jun 1822, Scott Co. KY.  James married on 22 Dec 1796 to
Lydia/Lydda THOMSON b 10 Mar 17734, d. 13 Oct 1849, Scott Co., KY.
Parents of Lydia THOMSON were William THOMSON and Ann RODES.  Children
of James and Lydia were: John Read b. 1 Apr 1798, d.3 Mar 1883, m. 2 Nov
1825 to Mariah MACHLIN;  Rodes Thomson b. 8 Sept, 1800; Eunice Thomson
b. 14 Oct 1802, m. 18 Aug 1825 to Willis H. BOULIVARE; William Thomson
b. 28 May 1804; Thomas b.16 May 1806; ------Thomson ; James, Jr. b. 15
May 1812 KY, d.Jul 1888 Independence, Jackson, MO married #1 unknown, #2
Mary Ellen BUCKNER  on 16 Mar 1848 Shelby Co., KY.  Mary Ellen BUCKNER
was the daughter of Benjamin Pendleton BUCKNER and his first cousin
Cordelia Frances SUTTON. Child of James, Jr. and #1 was Anna E. b 1842
KY who m. Monroe E.M. CALDWELL (cousin of Mary Ellen BUCKNER, her
stepmother)  on 7 Nov 1860 in Liberty, Clay, MO.Children of James, Jr.
and #2 Mary Ellen BUCKNER were: Benjamin Buckner b. Dec 1849 Frankfort,
KY, d. 26 Apr 1909 East Lewiston, Lewis, ID who married Mary A. SMITH
in 1873 in St. Louis Co., MO; Margaret "Maggie" "Sister" b. 1852 MO, d.
Feb 1919 Independence, Jackson, MO who married George Smith BRYANT on 29
Aug 1871 in Columbia, Boone, MO; Ella C. b. 1858, MO, d. 1914
Chicago,Cook IL never married and was institutionalized at Elgin State
Hospital in Elgin,IL.; Mary Belle b. 16 Nov 1861 Liberty, Clay, MO d. 26
Sep 1947 Boundbrook, Somerset, NJ who married William Francis PACK on 22
Jun 1882 in Columbus, Boone, MO. Children of Mary Belle Ferguson and
William Francis PACK were; Clifford Ferguson b Feb 1886 MO, d. 2 Nov
1944 MI who married #1 Ann HALVEY and #2 Bess DONALDSON-HOMBERG;
Margaret b. 8 Dec 1889 MO, d. 13 Apr 1987 Maywood, Cook, IL, never
married; Mary b 8 Mar 1896 River Forest, Cook, IL d. 2 Mar 1975
Indianapolis, Marion, IN who married Harry Lee HUSSON on 23 Aug 1921 in
River Forest, Cook, IL.
        I have pictures, letters, and more descendants to share with any
interested parties.
                Sincerely, Melissa McElroy Hesselbach
                                P.O. Box 871164
 Wasilla, Alaska 99687-1164
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