Descendants of Joel Martin Ferguson, Jr.

Generation No. 1

1.  JOEL MARTIN3 Ferguson, JR.  (JOEL MARTIN2, OBEDIAH1) was born February
15, 1841 in Wayne County  Virginia  ((now West Virginia), and died December

03, 1922 in Richland, Oklahoma.  He married MARTHA EMILY WILLIAMS January
01, 1860 in Washington County Arkansas (Fayetteville).

Children of JOEL Ferguson and MARTHA WILLIAMS are:
        i.      JOHN S.4 Ferguson, b. November 01, 1860, Washington County
                (Fayetteville); d. Unknown, California.
2.      ii.     JOEL HENRY Ferguson, b. January 03, 1863, Washington County
                (Baldwin); d. April 02, 1925,  Blaine County, Oklahoma.
3.      iii.    JAMES MADISON Ferguson, b. March 13, 1866, Washington
County, Arkansas;
                d. 1955, Alva, Oklahoma.
        iv.     WILLIAM THOMAS Ferguson, b. March 11, 1868, Washington
County Arkansas;
                d. August 15, 1948, Washington County Arkansas.
4.      v.      SAMUEL H. Ferguson, b. October 27, 1870, Washington County
                 (Fayetteville); d. May 09, 1936, Little Rock ,Arkansas.
        vi.     MARTHA E. Ferguson, b. November 15, 1876, Washington County
                d. Unknown, Unknown.
5.      vii.    AMANDA C. Ferguson, b. July 08, 1879, Washington County
                 (Baldwin); d. September 18, 1931, Baldwin, Arkansas.
        viii.   MYRTLE F. Ferguson, b. May 17, 1881, Washington County
                (Baldwin); d. Unknown, Unknown.
        ix.     MARK Ferguson, b. Unknown, Washington County Arkansas

Generation No. 2

January 03, 1863 in Washington County Arkansas (Baldwin), and died April
02, 1925 in Blaine County, Oklahoma.  He married CLEOPATRA MATTILDA
VICTORIA CRAVINES January 27, 1884 in Washington County Arkansas.

Children of JOEL Ferguson and CLEOPATRA CRAVINES are:
        i.      MARTHA EMMA5 Ferguson, b. March 11, 1885, Washington County
               (Ba;dwin); d. April 24, 1986, El Reno, Oklahoma; m. HARLEY
MARTIN, Unknown,
        ii.     EDITH ANABELLE Ferguson, b. October 23, 1887, Izard County,
               d. January 05, 1969, Wynnewood, Gavin County, Oklahoma; m.
               Unknown, Unknown.
        iii.    GERTRUDE LOUISE Ferguson, b. August 27, 1890, Washington
               Arkansas (Ba;dwin); d. August 11, 1988, Witchita, Kansas; m.
               HANIE, September 09, 1916, Ozark, Missouri.
        iv.     SAMUEL LODY Ferguson, b. December 07, 1892, Washington
County Arkansas
               (Baldwin); d. July 11, 1965, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; m.
               October 26, 1912, Wynnewood, Gavin County, Oklahoma.
        v.      ALTA MAE Ferguson, b. July 25, 1895, Washington County
                (Baldwin); d. March 30, 1980, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; m.
                BARNETT, December 26, 1911, Wynnewood, Gavin County,
        vi.     WALTER THOMAS Ferguson, b. February 12, 1898, Spiro,
LeForge County,
               Oklahoma; d. May 29, 1987, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; m.
               December 25, 1917, El Reno, Oklahoma.
        vii.    IDESA JEWELL Ferguson, b. November 03, 1900, Washington
                Arkansas (Baldwin); d. Unknown, Unknown.
        viii.   EFFIE LEONA Ferguson, b. May 19, 1902, Washington County
               (Baldwin); d. Unknown, Unknown; m. CHARLES EUGENE GARTEN,
June 25, 1921,
        ix.     UN-NAMED Ferguson, b. Abt. 1904, Unknown; d. Abt. 1904,


March 13, 1866 in Washington County, Arkansas, and died 1955 in Alva,
Oklahoma.  He married MARY JANE SMITH January 01, 1889 in Washington
County, Arkansas (Corner Store), daughter of DAVID SMITH and MARY

Children of JAMES Ferguson and MARY SMITH are:
        i.      ELLA MAY5 Ferguson, b. December 22, 1889, Parsons County,
Kansas; d. May 1971,
                Denver Colorado; m. (1) ARTHUR GREEN LENHART, August 12,
1908, Alva, Oklahoma;
               m. (2) JAMES LEROY TERBUSH, January 17, 1923, Alva,
        ii.     NORA Ferguson, b. April 27, 1893, Unknown; d. October 03,
1919, Woods County,
        iii.    DAVY MARTIN Ferguson, b. September 11, 1897, Fayetteville,
               d. January 30, 1985, Alva, Oklahoma; m. SLYVIA REBECCA
SMITH, July 22,
               1919, Coldwater Kansas.
        iv.     THADIS Ferguson, b. Abt. 1900, Unknown; d. Abt. 1900,
        v.      LILLIAN VIOLA Ferguson, b. May 19, 1901, Woods Co.
Oklahoma; d. June28, 1990,
                Alva, Oklahoma; m. OKLA BISHOP SAMPLE, April 21, 1923,
Woods County Oklahoma.

4.  SAMUEL H.4 Ferguson (JOEL MARTIN3, JOEL MARTIN2, OBEDIAH1) was born
October 27, 1870 in Washington County Arkansas (Fayetteville), and died May

09, 1936 in Little Rock ,Arkansas.  He married REBECCA ELLEN WAGNON
September 21, 1892 in Washington County Arkansas.

Children of SAMUEL Ferguson and REBECCA WAGNON are:
        i.      HOSEA5 Ferguson, b. December 25, 1898, Washington County
                (Fayetteville); d. February 1975, California.
        ii.     UNKNOWN Ferguson, b. Unknown, Washington County, Arkansas
                m. C. B. ROLLINS, Unknown, Unknown.
        iii.    UNKNOWN Ferguson, b. Unknown, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown;
                LOLLAR, Unknown, Unknown.
        iv.     UNKNOWN Ferguson, b. Unknown, Washington County,
                d. Unknown, Unknown; m. O. B. HANKS, Unknown, Unknown.
        v.      SENNIE Ferguson, b. Unknown, Washington County, Arkansas
                 d. Unknown, Unknown.
        vi.     TRUMAN Ferguson, b. Unknown, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.
        vii.    CHARLES Ferguson, b. Unknown, Unknown.
        viii.   JOHN Ferguson, b. Unknown, Unknown.

5.  AMANDA C.4 Ferguson (JOEL MARTIN3, JOEL MARTIN2, OBEDIAH1) was born
July 08, 1879 in Washington County Arkansas (Baldwin), and died September
18, 1931 in Baldwin, Arkansas.  She married FRANK B. SEXSON Unknown in

Child of AMANDA Ferguson and FRANK SEXSON is:
        i.      IVAN F.5 SEXSON, b. 1914, Washington County Arkansas; d. 1920, Washington County, Arkansas.

Bill Sample


From: "Bill Sample" 

Is this the Obediah who married Elizabeth Marthin: September 09, 1786, in
Franklin County, Virginia.  Later moved to Lee County, Virginia?

Subject: [Ferguson-L] Obediah, William Henry VA, KY, MO

OBADIAH Ferguson
Obadiah Ferguson b. 1800 Abernal Co. Va. Died before 1870, married in Ky.,
Lucinda Collins b. 1806 Ky. died 1871. Obadiah was taken to Allen Co., Ky.
age 10 yrs. He grew to manhood and married and came to Wash. Co. Mo. In
1837, he moved his family to Crawford Co. Obadiah learned the trade of
bricklayer when a young man at which he worked most of his life. He made
the first brick for court house in Crawford Co. They were members of
Baptist Church. They had ten children: William H. b. 1827 Ky.; a son W. B.
b. 1832c; a son C. B. b. 1833 Mo.; Julia Ann b. 1834 or 36 single, 1870;
Elvira A. b. 1843 m. 4-12-1863, Phelps Co. to Levi Snelson; Francis b.
1844; Sarah C. b. 1845; Clementine D. b. 1848. 
William Henry Ferguson b. 9-1-1827 Allen Co., Ky. d. 6-1-1901. He first
married 1860 Wash. Co., Martha O. Johnson who died 1871. He came to
Crawford Co. 1837. He served 14yrs. as Cr. Co. Surveyor, was sheriff and
collector 8 yrs., 1 yr. as assessor and notary public for many yrs. He was
first owner of lot 1,; where the city hall was in 1934. With Trask he
surveyed the town of Cuba in 1857-1863. He later was director of Cuba Bank.
He was Capt. of 63rd, enrollment Militia Co. 1 Civil War, which consisted
mostly of Cr. Co. Volunteers. He served as commander from 12-19-1862 -
3-12-1865 when he returned to Steelville to take up his activities. On
4-16-1873 he married Amanda (Nee Vaughn) Millsap widow of Joseph Millsap b.
1836 d. 10-10-1919. They had four children: Eugenia Ferguson who married
Dr. Wills Arthur, Mattie Ferguson b. 4-8-1875 d.8-26-1911, married Hon.
Doctor Albert Reeves, Flossie F. m. 8-1-1905 to Abe C. Jones, and Nellie
Ferguson married a Mr. Rice. William Henry took up his fathers bricklayer
trade and was a farmer. In 1881 he sold his farm and moved to Steelville
and went into the Hardware business. Part of his business was destroyed in
the Steelville Flood on 7-8-1898. His step children were: Thomas
Higginbottom Millsap b. 1856 disappeared 10-28-1878 and never was heard
from, Josephine Millsap b. 3-28-1858 married 1881 to L. H. Scott of
Steelville, Elizabeth Millsap married Benjamin F. Russell. 
One of Obadiah's sons was Bruce Ferguson b. 11-9-1831 d. 7-19-1901. He was
a Civil War soldier buried in the Keysville Cemetery. He was the last of
his family. 

William Henry Ferguson, b. 10-1-1866 Wright Co., Mo. d. 6-15-1936, son of
John Henry Ferguson and Rachel Pearl nee Hahn Bolliger Ferguson. He came to
Crawford Co. with parents when about ten years old. He married Helen
Josephine Dillard b. 9-1869 in Tennessee d. 6-23-1906, both buried Cooksey
Cemetery, Dent Co., Mo. They m. 8-30-1886 Dent Co. She is daughter of
Robert Allen and Lucinda Elizabeth Reeder Dillard. 
William Henry made several trips in covered wagon to and from Oklahoma back
to Missouri. They would camp along the way. At night they would have to
build camp fires to keep the wild animals away from their camp. When they
got to Oklahoma in the Cherokee Nation, the Indians were friendly to them.
The roads were crude at that time and it took a long time to go. They would
stay awhile, then return to Missouri. 
He later was a brick maker and tended to the coal kilns at Sligo Furnace
Children: Clarice Ellen b. 5-2-1887 near Sligo, d. 5-18-1977, m. 4-12-1904
Dent Co. to Christopher Columbus Cooksey b. 10-24-1883 Dent Co., d.
11-7-1966, both buried Cooksey Cemetery, Dent Co. He was son of George
Wilsher and Frances Elizabeth Walker Cooksey. 
Mary Catherine "Mollie" b. 7-25-1889, d. 8-1956, married Ezkiel Jackson
Dunegan b. 8-20-1870, d. 2-28-1939, both buried Olney, Tx., reared their
family near Wilburton, Ok.; Dora Ethel b. 1890, d. c1892, buried Patterson,
Ok. Mabel Inabelle Arizona b. 9-1894, m. 3-27-1913 St. Louis, Frank Thomas
Madeker b. 11-4-1895, d. 1950 buried St. Louis. They separated and she
disappeared in 1927, has never been heard of since; Blanche Willie Ferguson
b. 8-28-1898 Sligo, d. 7-12-1969 St. Louis, m. 6-23-1919 to Ely Wycoff b.
3-29-1899, d. 3-17-1976, St. Louis, both buried in Cooksey Cemetery, Dent
Co.; John Clarence b. 12-20-1901 Sligo, d. 8-16-1971 St. Louis, m.
4-22-1922, Grace Doris Maledy b. 4-7-1896 Dent Co., d. 12-31-1980, both
buried Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dent Co.; Rachel Pearl b. 10-1-1904, d.
2-2-1906 buried Cooksey Cemetery; and Herbert Lester b. 5-14-1906, d.
6-3-1906, buried Cooksey Cemetery. 

I know awhile back there was some notes on a Obediah Ferguson of Allen
County, Kentucky.

Here is the deal:  three years ago, whilst doing some research for my
Obediah, I came across this article, that was another's Obediah.  I copied
the article for her, and mailed it off.  Made a copy for myself, but failed
to note where I found it.  Didn't seem improtant, as it appeared  to have
nothing to do with my Fergs.  Long explanation for: don't have the source

I finally dug up the copy, and my wife kindly trancribed it.  Hope it is of
some interest to the Allen County, researchers.

As  to the 1766 Obediah.  I "may" have some "SPECULATION" on who his
parants may be, I will try to find this guess, next.  But, it is just
speculation, no proofs at all.  


Bill Sample

Descendants of Obediah Ferguson, Sr.

Generation No. 1

1.  OBEDIAH1 Ferguson, SR. was born Unknown in Unknown, and died 1847 in
Lee County Virginia.  He married ELIZABETH MARTIN September 09, 1786 in
Franklin County Virginia, daughter of RANDOLPH MARTIN and SARAH RUST.
Children of OBEDIAH Ferguson and ELIZABETH MARTIN are:
        i.      WILLIAM2 Ferguson, d. November 22, 1814.
        ii.     SARAH H. Ferguson.
        iii.    REUBEN B. Ferguson.
        iv.     JOEL MARTIN Ferguson, SR., b. Abt. 1792, Lee County Virginia; d. 1857,
Wayne County  Virginia  ((now West Virginia); m. (1) ELIZABETH OSBURN, Bef.
1818, Unknown; m. (2) NANCY STEPHENS, Abt. 1832, West Virginia; m. (3)
ELIZABETH HEADRICK, Aft. 1833, Unknown; m. (4) BETTY BOWEN, October 15,
1855, Wayne County, Virginia (now West Virginia).
        v.      HENRY Ferguson, b. Abt. 1798; d. April 18, 1853, Lee County, Virginia;
m. DICY BRASJOER, Abt. 1820, Lee County, Virginia.
        vi.     JOHN Ferguson, b. Unknown, Unknown.
        vii.    GEORGE Ferguson, b. Unknown, Unknown.
        viii.   OBEDIAH Ferguson, JR., b. Unknown.
        ix.     ELIAZABETH Ferguson, b. Unknown, Unknown.

Note: This Obediah name was spelt: Furguson and / or Farguson in documents.

Obediah, Ensingn Samual, and the specluatation on parants.

According to a book called: "The Kith and Kin of Crawford County, Arkansas"
(an excerpt provided by Ferg-Ls own Jean Cuveas), and based on some
research done by a Charles Thompson, descendant of Elizabeth Ferguson,
daughter of Ensign Sam.  

There was a gentleman named Adam Forguson, of North Ireland, who seems to
be the grandfather of Obediah Forguson-Farguson-Furguson-Ferguson of Lee
County, Virginia.   This same Adam seems to be either the father or
grandfather of Ensign Samuel.  Mr. Thompson writing sytle left me in doubt
to which he meant.  

As to Cabell/Wayne County Virginia, it does seem to be clear that the Joel
Ferguson (son of Obediah) and Samuel Ferguson branches considered
themselves cousins, but never bothered to explain how. +g+.  They do seem
to enjoy sueing and marring each other.

So, Bill, if 1766 Obediah is the Lee County Obediah, AND IF he is a
descendat of Adam here are the possibilites of fatherhood:  Samuel, Henry,
John, Andrew, David, Robert, Thomas, William, or George.  

I assure you, there is no need to thank me.  LOL.

On this topic of Wilkes County, NC and the various spellings.

I got back to Obediah Ferguson of Lee County, Virginia.  His name was spelt
every way but Ferguson.  Was really stuck till I gave up the 'e'.  

And, some of his sons spent time in Wilkes County.  And some of his
grandsons spouses came form Wilkes County, NC.

Anyway, if there are any responses to Wilkes County, hope they are posted
also to Ferg-L.  Now  that I am more liberal minded, I would appreciate
seeing them.