Subject: Re: [Ferguson-L] Ferguson: TN 1810 Census--Tax List I have tried to keep up with all the recent Ferguson postings, but I may have missed some. If you happen to run into the name Ewell or Crawford as given names for any Fergusons I would appreciate it if you would let me know. I find my Ferguson line very difficult to track. Only have census data so far - 3 years, 1860, 70 and 80. In every year, the states of birth of the parents, and the ages of most family members do not match - or even come close in some cases. Given names and where they lived are the only clues that this is the same family. Larry in TX
I have tried unsuccessfully to connect my Ferguson family to another in Alabama. No luck so far, so posting again. Maybe some new people on the list will recognize this family. Ewell Crawford Ferguson, variously listed as born AL, TN and VA about 1832 Elsay A. Ferguson, variously listed as born AL, SC, VA about 1837. married about 1853-54, place unknown. Alice about 1852 AL John W. about 1855 AL James H. about 1857 AL Harriett about 1862 AL Mary J. about 1866 MS The family is documented in 1860 and 1880 census of Pickens Co. AL. In 1860, Ewell C. Ferguson owned a large amount of land, and maybe as many as 58 slaves. In 1870 the family is documented in Noxubee Co. MS (just across border from Pickens Co.) At some point before 1900, Elsay Ferguson died and Ewell (or Crawford) married Gertrude I. ??? who made application for his military pension on April 15, 1899, in Jefferson Co. AL. There were a number of Ferguson families in Pickens Co in the 1850 census, including one named James H. Ferguson. I have so far been unable to connect Ewell Crawford Ferguson to any of these families. Does anyone out there know or have ideas? Larry
I have posted before, but it has been some time. Seeking information on the following family: Ewell Crawford Ferguson b.about 1831, AL, VA or TN Elsay A. Ferguson b. about 1833, AL or SC, married about 1851, probably Pickens Co, AL or Noxubee, MS. Children: Alice Ferguson July 1852 Arah H. Ferguson July 1853 John W. Ferguson 1856 James H. Ferguson 1858 Harriet Ferguson 1862 Mary J. Ferguson 1864 Ewell C. Ferguson is first documented in the 1860 census of Pickens County, Alabama, apparently owned a plantation, served in the civil war. Documented in 1870 census of Noxubee Co. MS and in 1880 in Pickens Co. AL. Elsay died after 1880 and he re-married. He died between 1880 and 1899. In April 1899, Gertrude I. Ferguson, applied for a widows pension. I would like to hear from anyone familiar with this family. Larry Wilson I suspect that one of the Fergusons in Pickens Co. AL is the father of my 2g- grandfather, Ewell Crawford Ferguson, whom I have been trying to find a family. He is documented in Pickens Co. in 1860 and 1880, and in Noxubee Co MS (next county) in 1870.
There were a number of Ferguson families that went south to Alabama and Mississippi. I am descended from one that is also a brick wall. One of the sons was named John W. Ferguson, born in AL about 1855. According to census records (all that I have to go on) the John's father was born in AL, TN or VA, depending on which census you choose to believe. He was also born in 1832, 1846, or 1838, reflected by the ages shown in the three census records. There was also a James H. Ferguson (brother to John) born about 1857. There was also a very wealthy older James H. Ferguson residing in the same county. I suspect kinship, but dont know how. Unable to tie these to another Ferguson family. Larry in Texas
I periodically post this information, but have had no leads, so I will just keep posting until something turns up. This family lived in Pickens Co. AL in 1860 and 1880. In 1870 they were in Noxubee Co. MS. Ewell Crawford Ferguson b. about 1832 AL TN or VA Elsey A. Ferguson b. about 1837 AL SC or VA Alice Ferguson b. 1852 AL Arazilla Ferguson b. 1854 AL John W. Ferguson b. 1855 AL James H. Ferguson b. 1857 AL Harriett Ferguson b. 1862 AL Mary J. Ferguson b. 1866 MS I am descended from Arazella Haseltine Ferguson, who was dis-owned by her family when she married my great-grandfather. I am curious as to the fate of the other members of this family, and would like to connect them to one of several Ferguson families living in Pickens County in 1860. So far, no luck, only guesses. Larry in Texas
This is probably no help, but I have a Ferguson family which has a James H. Ferguson. I have been unable to connect the family backward or forward beyond the 1860, 1870 and 1880 census. James was born about 1857, likely in Pickens Co. Alabama. In 1880 census, he is still living at home (about 23 years old) and is listed as "clerk in store." Larry in TX
Subject: [Ferguson-L] Ferguson & Crawford Hello: I would like to hear from anyone who knows of a marriage between a Ferguson and a CRAWFORD roughly during the timeframe 1780 - 1830, in TN, VA, SC or AL. Thank you in advance for the information. Larry in Texas Subject: Re: [Ferguson-L] Abraham Ferguson I dont know if this will help or not, but an Abaham Ferguson is mentioned in Early Settlers of Pickens County, Alabama. Hewas listed in the 1840 census, the 1850 census, and in early land records. 1840 census: Males 1 0 1 0 2 1 Females 2 2 0 0 1 This puts him in the 30-40 year age range. 1850 census: Ferguson, Abraham 46 Farmer 1,000 SC Della C. 37 SC Martha 16 AL Sarah 14 AL Catharine 12 AL David 10 AL Abraham 8 AL Caroline 2 AL Henrietta 7/12 AL He owned 640 acres of land, the earliest block of 160 acres being purchased 10/29/1834. I suspect a family connection to my Ewell Crawford Ferguson brick wall in Pickens County, but unable to prove it. E. C. is listed in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 census records as age 28, born in AL, age 34 born in TN, and age 52 born in VA . Yes. it is the same guy. Names of all children match from year to year. The listing for his wife is similar to his - age 23, born AL; age 46, born SC, and age 46, born VA. Larry in Texas Subject: Re: [Ferguson-L] Mary Ferguson My Mary J. Ferguson, born about 1864, was the daughter of Ewell Crawford Ferguson. The family lived in Pickens County, AL, in 1860 and 1880. In 1870, they lived next door in Noxubee County, MS. I have not been able to tie Ewell C. to another Ferguson family, although there was a Ferguson family in the 1850 census with two other sons with the initials E.C. Larry in TX Subject: Re: [Ferguson-L] (Ferguson-L) Abraham Ferguson/1780 SC Your Ferguson information sounds familiar, so please forgive me if I have responded to your previous posts. I have a dead-end (both ends) Ferguson family and have been unable to connect them to a family. Here is what I know: Ewell Crawford Ferguson documented in 1860 (Pickens County, AL), 1870 (Noxubee County, MS) and 1880 (Pickens County). Every census lists a different place of birth and a different age, 1860 - age 28, born AL; 1870 - age 34, born TN; 1880 - age 52, born VA. Same situation for his wife Elsey A. Ferguson. Her places of birth respectively were AL, SC and VA. The names of their children do match in most cases, but there is some variation there also. Known children (according to census): Alice born about 1851-52 Arazella Haseltine born July 7, 1853 (my great grandmother) John W. born about 1855 James H. born about 1857 Harriett born about 1862-63 Mary J. born about 1866 All believed to have been born in AL except the last two, born in MS. An ABRAHAM Ferguson born in SC about 1804, lived in Pickens Co... AL in 1830, 1840, 1850. His wife was named Della C., also born in SC. He purchased 640 acres of land from the federal government. This Abraham may be the son of a James H. and Elizabeth Ferguson who also lived in Pickens Co in 1840 and 1850. He was born in SC in 1790, she was also born in SC about 1788. A Mary Ferguson, widow of Larkin Ferguson, is documented in the 1850 census of Pickens County. Among her children were two boys named Emmett C. and Everett C. (close to my Ewell C.??). I suspect a tie to my Fergusons, but unable to document. If you see any possible connections between our respective families, please advise Subject: Re: [Ferguson] Ewell Crawford Ferguson Sandy: The census records on Ewell Crawford Ferguson and his wife Elsie are so "confusing, only the ages and places of birth of the children let you know" that it is the same family. "In the 1860 census of Pickens County, AL, he is listed as Euel C. Ferguson," "age 28, born in AL. She is listed as Elce, age 23, also born in AL. They" "have children Allice (8) Arazilla (6), John W. (5) and James H. (3), all born" in AL. "In the 1870 census of Noxubee County, MS, he is listed as Crawford Ferguson," "age 34, born in TN. She is listed as Dilcey, age 46, born in SC. Arazilla" "is 17, John is 14, James is 13, but now they also have a Harriett (8) and" Mary (4). All children listed as born in AL. "In the 1880 census of Pickens County, AL, he is listed as E. Crawford" "Ferguson, age 52, born in VA. She is listed as Elsey A, age 46, born in VA." Both list VA as the birthplaces of their parents. "Alice, Arazella, and Harriett are no longer listed. (Arazella married" "January 5, 1873, at the home of Henderson G. Williams, Pickens Co. AL - Bible" record) John and James are ages 23 and 21 respectively and still living at home. Mary "J. age 16 is also in the household, James and Mary J. are listed as born in" MS. Family lore: Arazella Haseltine Ferguson was a southern belle who lived on a "plantation, fell in love with Andrew Jackson Williams. Her family did not" approve and even resorted to locking her in her room to prevent the couple "from seeing each other. But they were married in spite of the disapproval," and Arazella was disowned by her family and apparently never saw them again. The Williams left Alabama sometime between 1870 and 1880 and eventually migrated to Texas. The only other information I have found on Ewell Crawford Ferguson is his civil war record - which gives a physical description of him. I also found a pension application by a Gertrude I. Ferguson for his pension dated in April "1899, Jackson County, AL Apparently Elsie died after 1880 and he remarried." I have been unable to locate any further records on the sons John W. or James H. Ferguson. I have even ordered SS death records only to be disappointed when I discovered that they are NOT the boys I am seeking. Thanks for your reply. Larry Subject: [Ferguson] Ferguson of Alabama TO: Alabama Ferguson researchers: Has anyone doing research on their Ferguson lines in Alamaba run across any information on these two men: "John H. Ferguson, born about 1855." "James W. Ferguson, born about 1857." "They are recorded in the 1860 census of Pickens County, AL; the 1870 census" "of Noxubee County, MS; and the 1880 census of Pickens County, AL. They are" both still living at home at ages 23 and 21 respectively. I have been unsuccessful in locating a marriage or death record for either. Their father "died in Jefferson County, AL in 1899." Any assistance apprecited. Larry From: LWilson Subject: [Ferguson] More Brick Walls Hoping someone will have info about any of these people. I have posted all this before, but no connections in over five years of searching. Henderson G. WILLIAMS was born April 22, 1832, in North Carolina (according to a Bible record). Examination of the 1850 census records in Mississippi and Alabama have failed to yield a Henderson or Henry Williams about 18 years of age with parents who came from NC. Elizabeth ROBINSON was born March 23, 1835, in Mississippi (according to census records of 1860, 1870 and 1880). The census of 1880 indicates her parents were born in North Carolina. Searches of Mississippi and Alabama records (1850 census) have failed to determine who her parents were. Henderson Williams and Elizabeth Robinson were married about 1853, date and place unknown. They are not listed in any marriages found thus far in Mississippi or Alabama. They are first documented in the 1860 census of Pickens County, AL, already married with three sons. Ewell Crawford Ferguson was married to Elsie ? about 1851, date, place and parents unknown. They are first documented in the 1860 census of Pickens County, AL. They have four children ranging from 8 years down to 3 years of age. In three census records, Crawford Ferguson and his wife are listed as born in three different states and their ages are not even close to 10 year increments. He was born about 1832 in either AL, VA or TN. She was born about 1837 in either AL, VA or SC. I have not found a marriage record for them in either Alabama or Mississippi. Anyone researching any of these family lines that might shed some light on this puzzle. They are all my 2g-grandparents. Larry From: LWilson John W. Ferguson was born about 1856 in Alabama. Recorded in the 1860 census, Pickens County, AL; the 1870 census, Noxubee County, MS; and the 1880 census of Pickens County, AL, where his occupation is listed as clerk in store. I have no record of him after 1880. His parents were Ewell Crawford Ferguson and Elsie Ferguson. Does anyone recognize this John?