My Ferguson information is
scant. A family Bible lists JaneForgason, b. 06
Apr 1788, d. 28 Mar 1843, m. 1822 to Samuel BRITTEN, prob. in Smith County,
TN. I believe that her father is WilliamFergerson, will written 22 Mar
1819 and probated May 1819 in Smith County, TN.
The will spells his last
name variously as FURGERSON, FARGERSON, Ferguson
andForgason. He mentions a wife but does not name her and daughter Jane
and son Dixon. In 1830 and 1840 Samuel and Jane BRITTEN are living close to
Samuel and Jane had five
children after their marriage according to his will
which does not name his minor children but only his older ones from a
previous marriage. The only child whose name I know is Mary Jane BRITTON
who was b. 17 May 1829 and married Edward W. WILSON in Wilson Co, TN on 11
Nov 1852. I have been unable to locate Mary Jane in the 1850 census and can
only assume she was living with a relative who I have failed to locate.
In the late 1980's I was
corresponding with Shirley Doran at Clan Fergusson
but we were unable to make a connection. You can call me "Frustrated."
Kay Cockrell Kazmir,
I finally took the time to go to your website and was very impressed. It's great and easy to get around in. In the census data for TN when I clicked on Smith Co and on Wilson Co, I was told that the URL was not found. I would like to add a collateral line which I failed to do earlier: Britton. I have lots of TN research as well as the will of William Ferguson. I will try to post that information on the list soon. Kay Cockrell Kazmir, I have a puzzle that I could use some help on. I've been working on it for over ten years now and haven't managed to solve it yet. My ggg-grandmother was Jane Forganson/Ferguson, b. 06 April 1788 according to a family Bible. In 1819 she and her brother DixonForgason/Ferguson are named in their father William's will in Smith Co, TN. The will mentions William's wife but does not name her. He refers to himself as William, Sr. in the will. Jane m. Samuel Britten in 1822 probably in Smith Co, TN. In Smith Co, TN there is another William Ferguson born ca.1786 in SC who m. Isabella Wakefield ca. 1813 and d. 20 Nov 1851 in Macon Co, TN. He had a son Dixon b. in 1830. My Dixon from Smith Co, TN was living in Macon Co, TN in 1850. However, his will written Sep 1860 was probated in Smith Co, TN in Jan 1861. I have always thought that it was possible that William who m. Isabella Wakefield might be a son or nephew of my William who died in Smith Co, TN in 1819. He is certainly about the right age to be the brother or cousin of Jane and Dixon. His descendants state that he was never referred to as William, Jr. Has anyone managed to find William's (m. Isabella Wakefield) parents or siblings? Can anyone help me find the elder William's birth date, place of birth, parents? His daughter Jane and her husband Samuel Britten both died before the 1850 census so I am not even sure where Jane was born. Their daughter Mary Jane d. in 1869. I have been unable to locate her in any census. She married Edward W. Wilson 11 Nov 1852 in Wilson Co, TN. As you can see, I have quite a puzzle to solve. Any help that the list can give me would be greatly appreciated. I have a copy of William's will which I will be glad to share even though it has very little information other than what I have given above.
From: "Kay Kazmir" My ggg-grandmother was Jane Forganson/Ferguson, b. 06 April 1788 according to a family Bible. In 1819 she and her brother DixonForgason/Ferguson are named in their father William's will in Smith Co, TN. The will mentions William's wife but does not name her. He refers to himself as William, Sr. in the will. Jane m. Samuel Britten in 1822 probably in Smith Co, TN. From: Kay Kazmir
Subject: [Forgason] William Forgason/Forgason, VA, TN, 1700's to 1819
William Forgason, died between March and May 1819 in Smith County, TN. His
will named two children: Jane Forgason w. married Samuel Britton ca. 1822,
probably in Smith Co, TN, and Dixon Forgason/Forgason who m. Hannah Towson.
Kay Cockrell Kazmir
"From: ""Kay Kazmir"" "Subject: [Ferguson] Jane FORGASON, Smith Co, TN" "My g-g-g grandmother is listed in the family Bible as Jane FORGASON, b. 06" "Apr 1788, d. 28 Mar 1843, married 1822 to Samuel BRITTEN. After locating" "Samuel Britten in the 1820 and 1830 Smith Co, TN censuses and Jane BRITTEN" "in the 1840 Smith Co, TN census, I located a will in Smith Co which I" believe may be her father's will. "The will of William FURGERSON, Senr. of Smith Co, TN was written 22 Mar 1819" "and proved in May term, 1819. It mentions his wife but does not name her" "and his daughter Jane Ferguson, and his son Dixon Ferguson. These children" are later named with the spellings Jane FORGASON & Dixon Forguson. The will was witnessed by James KIRBY and Wm. WOODROOF. "Samuel BRITTEN/BRITTON was b. 18 May 1776 in MD and d. in Smith Co, TN on 16" Jan 1840. His will was written 12 Nov 1839 and probated 19 Mar 1840. The "will names his elder children (by a first unknown wife) and mentions ""five" "other children"" who he does not name. I believe these five other children" are his and Jane's children of whom I know only one (my g-g-grandmother) Mary Jane Britton b. 17 May 1829. She married Edward W. Wilson on 11 Nov "1852, probably in Wilson Co, TN. I have been unable to locate any of Jane's" "and Samuel's children in the 1850 census. (Of course, it would help if I" knew any of the other children's names.) "Dixon Forgason was in the 1850 census in Macon Co, TN, b. ca. 1795 in VA" "(according to that census) with his wife Hannah, and children. His will was" "written 19 Sep 1860 and proved in Smith Co, TN in Jan 1861. It names his" "wife Hannah, sons Andrew A., John H., Dixon A., and Jacob R. Forgason, and" "daughters Matilda G. MAYSON, Amy M. HOLMAN, Elizabeth HALLIBURTON, and Eliza" "A. FORGASON. Grandchildren named are John W. RANKIN, Mildred J. RANKIN" "HUTCHENS, Mary H. RANKIN, Josephene C. RANKIN, Catherine ALLEN, and Wm. D." ALLEN. The will was witnessed by Thomas WOODMORE and John S. JOHNSON. "Executors John H. FORGASON, John B. HOLMAN" My Ferguson/Forgason line has been a major brick wall for the entire 15 years that I have known about it. Can anyone help me make a connection? "Kay Cockrell Kazmir,