From: "Clark Sinclair"

Thought I'd posted a list of French and Indian War Farguson's
from Amelia Co Va-1756 Capt Henry Anderson's Co & Capt John Winne

Does anyone know if these types of records would reveal more
genealogical data if they could be obtained from the Archives at
Washington? If so, what are some examples?

The recent Ferguson documentation from Hughleta Edmiston really caught
my eye. Hopefully, it will clear up some problems I had been having with
my Ferguson line for a long time.

I was wondering if any of the people referenced can shed light on the

How is John Ferguson b (?between 1638-41) d 1778 m Mary (I always
thought it may be Ward?)...left a will in Amelia Co Va 4 Nov 1778 and
mentions his brother William and his
children:Richard,Robert,Anna,Kesia,Lucy,Mary, and Henry.

I would assume the patent record of John Fargusson dated 30 July 1742
Amelia Co Va for 780 acres on head branches of Evans's Creek on Bush
river adj. Randolph's line refers to the above John....then there is a
patent of John Farguson dated 24 Mar 1725 Henrico Co Va of 165 acres on
North side of Appromattox Riv,adj the land of Richard Grill. (as well as
an early Moses of the same county). An early patent of James Farguson
dated 1 Oct 1747 Amelia Co for 1550 acres on south side of Hurricane
Swamp seems to suggest a relationship of James and John..both of Amelia.

In light of this new material and am hoping some of you Ferguson
researchers can help show me the LIGHT!

And thanks to the writer of the new documentation regarding the Ferguson
lines of Va!

Obviously I just made a typing mistake regarding the birth of John
He could not have been born 1738. As to his birth....I am going to leave
that alone for now. Thanks Joan.

Someone pointed out an Estes connection.
The Kesia, dau of Richard m Abraham Estes b 1728 Kings and Queens Co
Va.Some of the Estes families from this line married in Amelia Co
(i.e.Henry) and also daus Rachel and Betty m in Prince Edward Co).

Hope I don't get too many flames regarding my typing skills.Ha

From: "Clark Sinclair" 

I am unsure if I am related to this line:
Major Thomas B Ferguson b 1839 d 1886 Greenville SC m Alice
CLINE...possible children:
1. Mary Frances
2. Thomas B. d 1917 Greenville a Civil Engineer
3. Dr. Frank C. d 1916 Greenville a physician
4. Alice "who rode a billy goat through Greenville"(?)
5. Cline (Logan Cline?) d 1931 a lawyer in Greenville.

others probably related: Calhoun, Charles C; Logan C (may be #5)
also these may be related to a
Judge Grimke Ferguson b 1809 d 1886 m Jane MANSEL
who had a son John Ferguson b 1841 m Harriet GRADY.

Do these names seem familiar to anyone?


Looking for these Ferguson Families:

Henry Watkins Ferguson b ca 1866 Spartanburg Co SC
m Lola O'HARA  and resportedly lived in Earle Arkansas in 1931.
They had a Henry and a Robert.

Henry Thompson Ferguson b 1846 Spartanburg d 1906 Spartanburg m
Eugenia DRUMMOND and had
Herbert, Lillie, Minnie, Ella, Blanche, Harrison, and Annie.

Samuel W/S Ferguson b 1811 SC d 1889 possibly Laurens Co
and had Henry, Alice, William Walton, Lizzie, Etta and Mary.
He m 1st Lucinda MCCRARY
and had Christopher Columbus, Frances Cornelia/Parmelia, Spencer,
Charles and George.

Thomas Richard b 1808 d 1856 Laurens m Martha SMITH
and had Mary, Susan, Martha Ann, Eliza, and Eudora.

John Ferguson b 1782 d bef 1807? m Rebecca McCOY dau of John
....he had a daughter or granddaughter Eliza GODFREY.
and a dau Eliza m ALBURTON...this line is very confusing.

Special thanks to Jan Phillips for her help on Judge Ferguson.
Since they lived in Pickens Co....I am not sure yet whether there
a connection, but it gives me more to think about.

Has anyone ever heard of a Ferguson-ELPHINSTONE connection?


Subject: [Ferguson-L] George Ferguson-Mary PETERSON

Am researching George Ferguson  b Laurens Co SC d 1837
a physician who graduated from Medical College at Lexington KY
m Mary PETERSON of Newberry Co SC d 1842 "of "Danish descent"

They had at least one child, John W. Ferguson b 1835 Newberry Co
SC m 1869 Mary DORRAH b ? dau of Dr W.M. DORRAH
and reportedly had 4 children, (3 of whom were sons).

Did George have other children?

He had a brother Alexander Boyce Ferguson....who is somehow
related to Alexander BOYCE.


Is anyone connected to Robert Ferguson of Amelia Co VA?

His will is recorded Amelia Co VA 9 Feb 1768; wit George BOOKER,
James GARRETT and Edward MURFORE (?)....mentions his
wife Mary, sons:Richard Ferguson, Daniel Ferguson, and
ABNER Ferguson; daughters: Martha WOOD, Mary Ferguson,
and PHEBY Ferguson....

a John Ferguson m Olive WILLIAMS 21 Apr 1789 Amelia Co.

Deed: John FARGUSON (grantee)/Robert FARGUSON deed
Bk 1,36, 1736 Amelia Co VA....trying to understand the
of John to Robert. John did have a brother William, but William
is also a mystery.
another Amelia deed: John,Elizabeth FARHUSON/Thomas WATKINS Bk 2
p153, 1745.

There is a relationship of some kind to Edmund BOOKER Jr b 1719
Essex Co VA d 24 Jan 1793 Amelia m 17 May 1746 at Amelia to Edith
Maret COBBS B 23 Sept 1725 at Amelia. He was also a JP at Amelia.

My ancestor is John Ferguson whose will if dated 4 Nov 1778
Raleigh Par Amelia Co VA (Will Bk 2, pp328-330)

John lived Henrico Co VA before moving to Amelia.

He possibly married Mary WARD (?) who has some relation to
Seth WARD..whose son Richard had a dau Sarah WARD m Henry

Some deeds Amelia Co VA:
John FARGUSON (grantee)/Robert Ferguson deed bk 1, p36 (1736)
Nancy Ferguson et al/John SPENCER deed bk 8,p316 (1764)

John mentions a brother, William Ferguson in his will.

children of John:
(1) Richard m Nancy (Elizabeth?) SPENCER
(2) Kesia/Keziah m Abraham ESTES
(3) Mary m Francis FARMER
(4) Anna m Roger THOMPSON/THOMSON (he m 2nd Hannah LAWSON)
(5) Lucy m Ambrose HUTCHASON
? (6) Robert m Martha FOSTER
? (7) Henry
? (8) Edward (could be that one of John's sons had a son Edward?)

Some families moved to Prince Edward Co VA and then to Laurens
Co SC...some moved to Mercer Co KY....some moved to Chesterfield
Co VA....

Found the author and the book "McCall-Tidwell and Allied
it was written in 1870 633pages by Ettie Tidwell.....

in it she says my ancestor is from William Ferguson who had
George who had John b betw 1708-1710. d 1778 Amelia Co Va.
The early Fergusons are quite says George moved from

MD and is descended from Badifurrow in Aberdeenshire Scotland.
Patrick Ferguson, she says, the Lt.-Colonel of the British Army
and killed at the Battle of Kings Mountain during the
Battle of Kings Mountain during the Rev War was Williams great
grandson and son of James Ferguson and Ann Murry.

Now.....the BLANKS and questions regarding this "summary" to
me are many there any "truth" to this? Has anyone any
or come across anything to support or disprove this "summary"?

For example, where did George Ferguson/Farguson live in Maryland?

Sometimes there is "truth" in these older books and sometimes

In any case, if there is some truth to it, I would guess that many

FergusonS are descended from this George and his father William!


Subject: [Ferguson-L] Ferguson-Waters

The census information Joye shared with us is from John A.
Ferguson b 29 Aug 1828 Laurens Co SC d 14 Mar 1896
m Margaret (Maggie) E. Waters b 23 Mar 1841 d 28 Aug 1912.
John A is the son of Richard Spencer Ferguson and Mary CLark
1. Nancy M."Nanny" m Thomas Lake
2. Mary W. m Thomas Barksdale
3. John m Annie Tindal
4. Richard m Effie Gore
5. Waters or Walter m Annie Copeland
6. Wade m ?
7. Ward  d young
8. William Lawrence m ?


Have found another reference that may aid me in my Ferguson
research....Does anyone know of the book "The Ferguson Family"
by Martin Luther Ferguson,1905?