From: "Margaret Mabrey"
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 19:08:33 -0600

My Ferguson's were in Hancock co, Tn, but were all born in Claiborne co, Tn 
prior to the formation of Hancock co.  Andrew J. Ferguson b 1805 NC m 
Elizabeth Fray.  They were from Wilkes co, NC.  Many researchers have 
thought they were part of the John Ferguson line (yours)  I did research 
that line and determined that it wasn't part of Andrew's line.  Your John 
Ferguson was from Buncombe co, NC  If you will go to the Claiborne co Gen 
Web site, you will probably find a link to the 'Claiborne County Project' 
that has lots of info on these Ferguson's.

Margaret Mabrey

From: "Margaret Mabrey"
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 07:45:04 -0600

What do you think they were doing in Bledsoe co, Tn in 1820 selling land?
My Ferguson's that I can't connect to parents from Wilkes, (Moses, Abner,) 
went to Bledsoe co, Tn.  Could there be a connection?
Hortense Abbott says in her book that they didn't migrate from Scotland in 
that generation.  She said that Richard and Nancy both said on the 1850 
census that they were born in Va.  John Foster said on the 1880 census that 
his father was born in Virginia.