From: "Sergio & Ginny
I haven't posted a query for
a while. Maybe some of you newcomers
will recognize some of these names. Here is my Ferguson line:
All I know of Wesley and Sarah
is what I've gotten from a photograph
of a family tombstone. Wesley W. Ferguson, b. 7/7/1847, d.
12/6/1925, married to Sarah S. Ferguson, b. 6/30/1850, d. 9/14/1909.
I believe they were the parents of my greatgrandmother Mary Magdalene
Ferguson SIMMONS, 1874-1939, who I'm told was born in Scotland. So
they must have come sometime after 1874.
Mary's siblings were Margaret
Ferguson Holler, Jennie Ferguson
Garman, Emma Ferguson, Bertha Ferguson McHenry, William Ferguson, and
Earl Ferguson. Mary married Walter Perry Simmons Sr., and they had
twins Lester Ferguson Simmons (my grandfather) and Lorna Ferguson
Simmons Tolin (who turned 95 in Dec.), and Walter Perry Simmons
Jr. I think they must have lived in Philadelphia at first, because
think that's where Lester and Lorna were born, and Walter Sr.'s
family was from Phila.. But Walter and Mary later moved to
Harrisburg, which is where they spent the rest of their lives.
Does this sound like a connection
to you? Please let me know.
Ginny Swarr Youmans
Hi listmembers! Just wanted to share the results of my query about
Cumberland Co., Pa., Fergusons.
Ginny Swarr Youmans
"Dennis E. Ferguson"
Subject: Re: [Ferguson-L] Cumberland
County (Pa.) Fergusons
Date: Tue, 12 May
1998 08:12:22 -0400
I have a perfect match of your list in my research.
I am originally from Liverpool, PA...near where the family in question
from. Here is some of what I have...
Wesley W. Ferguson, was married to Sarah S. Graham. They were the
of Mary Magdalene (Mazie) Ferguson SIMMONS, who was born in Juniata
Pennsylvania, as far as I can tell. They are on the 1880 Census of
Mary's siblings (she was the oldest) were, in order of age by my records
Margaret Ferguson Holler
Jennie Ferguson Garman
Emma Ferguson Klopp
Bertha Ferguson McHenry, and
Earl Wesley Ferguson.
The names you give for Mary's children also match my records...
Now, here's some of what you don't have...
Wesley's father was John Robin Ferguson (1811 - 1896), who was born in
Delaware Township, Juniata County, PA, and was by trade a wagonmaker.
John's wife was Lydia Ream. Wesley was one of 10 children...again
Isaac Ferguson <==(my g-g-grandfather)
Mary Ferguson Motter
Sarah Ferguson Haubert
John J Ferguson
<Wesley W Ferguson>
Emma Ferguson Cox
Elizabeth J. Ferguson Mendenhall
Andrew R. Ferguson
I have also recently come in contact with a lady from Alaska who is a
descendant of John R.'s younger brother, William Wesley Ferguson, (funny
the name runs in the family)...and she has their father's name as William
Ferguson, who was married to Anna <last name unknown>. I am currently
researching this information, but it appears William came to
the US as a child from Northern Ireland, via the port of Baltimore, before
moving to Juniata County. Her grandmother said the family moved from
to the Netherlands due to religious persecution, then to Ireland during
"Plantation". Again, I have to verify this information...