From: "Gary F. Presson"

Anyhow, our elusive ancestor was a Ferg in KY....We have family
tradition that says
ours went to KY from PA, but that is only history passed down without
any definite
basis in fact, as far as we know.  Our oldest (known) FergusonS are
Thomas and Mary (UNKNOWN), who gave birth to William Scott Ferguson,
"1798, Kentucky".
William d. 1868, OH.
Apparently Thomas and Mary moved, with several children, to (probably)
Franklin, Co.,
Ohio, sometime between 1810-1830.  We have NO indication where, in
Kentucky, they
had been living.  Thomas and Mary are buried in the Chenoweth Cemetery,
in Franklin
county, OH.  He died 1828, and she in 1848. Their son, William, d. 1868,
and is also
buried in Chenoweth Cem. Wm. was m. Zelah JAMISON, 1829, Madison Co.,

Looking at Debbie's data, we are wondering if our Thomas may just
possibly (too much
to hope) have been a brother to Isaac.  The ages would fit, and a
possible common PA
source would work too.

Sure hope this "clicks" for someone.  Many of us have looked for our
link back to KY
for several years, but have hit a dead end.  Simply too many "Thomas"
and "William"
Fergusons in KY then.  However we have had some other of the "given"
names show up
later..."Isaac", "Mary", "James", "Sarah", for instance...

Glad to be aboard the Ferg-L...

Gary and Mary Lee Presson
Wichita, KS

  Subject:      Friends in Rwanda, Africa
  This morning we rcvd a forward of an email that was sent by a cousin
  In Rwanda.
  My cousin is Willard Ferguson, and his wife is Doris (Thornburg)
  Ferguson.   They have been Friends missionaries in Africa (3 of
 Their children were born in Burundi) for about 35 years.  I would be
 Anxious to hear from anyone else on this list who is on Willard and Doris'
  (extensive) emailing list.  Please reply offlist, to either of these