My g-g-grandmother was Sarah Elizabeth Ferguson, born 30 Jan 1851 in
Schoharie Co., NY and died 17 Mar 1884 in Chicago, IL. She was the daughter of Alonzo
and Mary (Courter) Ferguson. Alonzo Ferguson was born Mar 1820 in Rensselaer
Co., NY and died 3 Apr 1912 in Bergen Co., NJ. He was the son of German - or
Jerman - and Elizabeth (Sliter) Ferguson - Forgason, Furgerson. German
Ferguson was born about 1795 in NY and died about 1862 in Schoharie Co., NY. I
have nothing on ancestry of German Ferguson, however I believe he might have been
the son of one of the three Fergusons listed in the 1800 census for
Rensselaer Co., NY . . . Stephen, Isaac and Jeremiah. Any connection or information,
or would be wonderful.
Also, I have secondary sources indicating that Alonzo Ferguson is the father
of Sarah Elizabeth Ferguson, but haven't located any primary source. If
anyone has access to 1855 NY State Census Index, I would appreciate information
regarding possible listing of Alonzo Ferguson. The NY census appears to be my
last opportunity to make an iron-clad connection between father and daughter.
Happy New Year and good luck ancestor hunting to all my Ferguson kin.
Don Sherman, Jr.