Research by Angela Cornell, Richard Ferguson
Richard has a book "Feguson and Kindred Families" of his research on this family.
Barnes: Marietta or Monetta
Ferguson: Aaron, Abraham, Adams, Agnes, Alexander, Andrew Jackson, Ann, Anne, Benjamin F., Benjamin K., Benjamin N., Betty, Cary, Catron, Charles O., Edwin R., Elijah, Elijah J., Eliza, Eliza, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Elvia Mae, James, James, James H., James H., James Jr., James III, Jesse B., Jesse, Jessie, Jessie, John Ashford, John Calvin, John, John, John, John, John, John H., John J., John J., Joseph, Joseph, Joseph W., Joseph W., Lena, Leonidas, Lewis, Lillie, Margaret, Margaret Caroline, Martha, Martha J., Mary Ann, Mary, Mary, Mary E., Mary L., Matilda, Matilda, Minnie Lou, Mourning, Paul, Pleasant, Rachel, Robert, Robert, Roland, Samuel, Samuel,
Samuel, Sarah, Sarah, Sarah C., Sidney Walter, Sidney W., Jr., Thomas F., Thomas F., Verna, William, William, William, William Jasper, William Jeff, William L., William P., Willie Andrew, Zola Mae,
Hemmingway: Sheffield Sullivan,
McCreight: Lavona Francis,
Meriwether: James Laura,
Murtishaw: James Butler, Lula Belle, Ollie Faye, Ruby, Velma, Walter J., William Andrew, William Henry(Hooks),
Robinson: Mary L.,
Southerland: Elizabeth, Isham Taylor, Joanna, John Wesley, Mary C., Melkijah V. Southerland, Tobitha,
b 1650 Edinborough, Midlothian County, Scotland d May 10, 1715 Cherry Walk, Virginia
m February 12, 1681/82 Southfarnham Parish, , Essex, Virginia
1. James Fargesson b 1687
b 1687 Old Rappanhannock, Essex Co. Virginia d July 1741 Goochland, Virginia
spouse: Anne m 1710 Essex County, Virginia
1. John Ferguson b 1722 King and Queen Co. Virginia
children: John, William, James III, Paul, Adams, Robert, Abraham, Joseph, Betty, Samuel, Mourning, Agnes
3. Elizabeth Ferguson b 1706 ?
b 1722 King and Queen Co. Virginia d December 20, 1794 Culpepper Co., Virginia
1756: land records, he received land from Martha's father.
1. Elijah Ferguson b 1775 Virginia
b 1775 Culpepper Co., Virgina d 1840 Carroll County, Mississippi
spouse: Elizabeth Jackson August 1, 1806 Woodville, Wilkinson Co., Mississippi (Elizabeth's family tree)
b 1791 Sumter Co, South Carolina d Bet. 1809 - 1885
1. Aaron Ferguson b 1809
d Bet. 1856 - 1860 Drew Co. Arkansas
m April 23, 1833 E. Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
d December 6, 1859 Monticello, Drew Co. AR
m July 10, 1834 East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
m Aft. 1850
b 1809 East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana d May 1868
*** most recently, I have found records that suggest that Aaron's 2 wives are the same person. Elizabeth Robinson was married to a Taylor prior to marrying Aaron. Until I can find proof, for sure, I am leaving this as having 2 wives. Aaron died at age 45 from Black Tongue. He is listed in the US Federal Mortality Schedule.
children: Jessie Ferguson b 1889, William Jeff Ferguson b 1890 Arkansas, Roland Ferguson b Oct 1894 Arkansas,
1. Andrew Jackson Ferguson b November 25, 1854
Elizabeth's 1st Marriage: ? Taylor
b November 25, 1854 Arkansas d Jul 21, 1923 Monroe Co. Arkansas
m Mar 20, 1873 in Phillips County, Arkansas
On several Census' he went by Andy Ferguson. There are a few instances where Ferguson was spelled Fergeson.
1880 AR census lists Joanna Ferguson married on March 20, 1873 Phillips Co. AR. The 1880 census also lists her as head of household at 24 yrs old but married. In 1870, Joan Southerland is listed with her brother Melkijah v Southerland age 7, living with the Morris Family. There were no parents with them. This was in Hickory Ridge, Monroe County, Arkansas. She was 16 years old in 1870 and single. 1860 US Census, she was 4 years old, born in Alabama and living in Galley Rock, Arkansas with her parents: MV Southerland and Sarah Ann. Neighbors at this time were John Ferguson Family and Campbell Ferguson
spouse's siblings: Melkijah V. Southerland b 1863 in Arkansas, John Wesley Southerland b 1852 in Alabama, Isham Taylor Southerland b Nov 1859 in Arkansas.
spouse's grandparents: ? Southerland and Mary
grandparents children: Melkijah V. Southerland (Joanna's father), Elizabeth Southerland b 1835 in Alabama, Tobitha J. Southerland b 1841 in Alabama, Mary C. Southerland b 1843 in Alabama.
children: (Joanna and Andrew)
1. Minni Lou Ferguson b December 18, 1878
spouse 2: of Andrew: Luna Lee b Mar 16, 1873 d Oct 13, 1913 Monroe County, Arkansas I have found no evidence that Andrew and Luna had any children. Luna was married to a ? Marvin prior to marrying Andrew Ferguson. 1910 Arkansas Census: wife of Andy J. Ferguson. Married for 18 years, she was 36 years old in 1910. Born in Arkansas, Father born in Arkansas, mother born in Mississippi.
b December 18, 1878 Arkansas
d February 3, 1962 Texarkana, Arkansas
AKA: Moma Shaw
m August 24, 1899 Pine Ridge, Monroe County, Arkansas
m Leroy Pitts on August 13, 1943
m ? Carter
5. Virgie Minnie Murtishaw b July 25, 1909 (twin) d 1969
m Aaron Madison Pulliam in 1938 Moro, Arkansas
b 7-25-1904 Brinkley, Arkansas d 1969 Brinkley, Arkansas
spouse 1: William Arthur Cook b 1906 m 1925 Brinkley, Arkansas (married again after divorce from Virgie) children from next marriage:
2. Carolyn June Pulliam
b Brinkley, AR (living)
spouse: Jack Foster Caperton, III (living)
Alpha (or Daniel) FERGUSON
Birth: in Scotland
1. John FERGUSON Sr. was born about 1650 in Scotland. He died before Mar 19 1716/17 in Essex Co, VA. 1) "The Ancestry of James Ferguson Jr. of Goochland Co, Virginia and Chester County South Carolina" by Jean Clawson Agee and Walter Whatley Brewster; Chester District Genealogical Society Sept. 1993 & March & June 1995.
2) "The Fergusons of Chester District, South Carolina" by Young Uluar West Jr (Revised Edition 1984) Young U. West M.D., #7 Old Chimney Road, Huntsville, AL 35201.
3) "MY FERGUSON ANCESTORS IN AMERICA 1680-1993" by James Edward Ferguson, with major contributions by Walter Whatley Brewster, 2nd printing June 1997.
4) Notes from Jesse Ferguson
5) John Fargason's will : Will Bk 3, Pg 8, Essex Co., Va.
Will of John Fargeson of Essex County, dated May 10, 1715:
In the name of God, Amen: I, John Fargeson, of Essex County, being in perfect sense and memory and good health, God almighty be prayed, therefore considering the transitoriness of this life and being willing to settle my temporal affairs before I goe (sic) hence have, and do make, ordain this to be my last will and testament in the manner following, vizt. In Primus, I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it, hoping through the merits, death, and passion, of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ to receive full and free remission of all my sins at the last day.
ITEM. I do bequeath and give unto my eldest son John Fargeson all my land that lies on the north side Piscataway Rolling Road. to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM. I give and bequeath unto my son James Fargeson my plantation wheron I now live and all my land on that side the aforesaid rolling road after his mother's decease, to him and his heirs forever, only reserving for my son Joseph Fargeson free liberty to live and work thereon till he can better provide (for) himself.
ITEM. I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Redd, the wife of Thomas Redd, five shillings to buy her a Bible.
ITEM. I do give and bequeath unto my grandson John Rogers one young cow and calf.
ITEM. It is my will and desire that my well-beloved wife Ann Fargeson have and injoy the use of all the rest of my estate during the time she shall continue my widow without any interruption or disturbance of any of my children, and that she shall not give nor convey any of my estate (to) any other person than as this by will directs.
ITEM. it is my will and desire that if my wife do marry that then immediately after such her marriage, my two Negroes, Nacher and Bess, and all my personal estate shall be appraised and the whole value thereof be equally divided (after my just debts and funeral charges are paid) between my loving wife Ann and my two youngest sons, Joseph and Samuel Fargeson, but if my wife dies my widow it is my will and desire that my Negroes and personal estate as aforesaid be, immediately after such her death, appraised and the value thereof be equally divided between my two aforesaid youngest sons Joseph and Samuel, and lastly, I do hereby ordain my wife Ann and my son Joseph Fargeson executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking, disannuling, adn making void all manner of wills and testaments heretofore by me made and, of which, I hereunto set my hand and seal this 10 day of May 1715.
/s/ John Fargisson (Seal)
Signed, sealed and)
published in the )
presence of )
/s/ Daniel Brown At a Court held for Essex
/s/ James (X) Sams County on Wednesday, the
/s/ Elizabeth (X) Brown 19th day of March 1717
this will was presented in Court by
Ann Fargisson, the Executor (sic) wherein named who made oath thereto and was further proved by the oath of Daniel Brown, Elizabeth Brown, and James Sams, witnesses thereto and is admitted to record.
Teste: /s/ Will. Beverley ClkCur
Dannll. Browne, James Sames, Elizabeth Browne.
He was married to Ann STUBBLESON before Aug 1684 in Rappahannock, VA. Ann STUBBLESON died about 1735 in Southfarnham Parrish, Essex Co, VA. She was born in possibly Rappahannock Co, VA. She has reference number STER. 1) "The Fergusons of Chester District, South Carolina" by Young Uluar West Jr (Revised Edition 1984) Young U. West M.D., #7 Old Chimney Road, Huntsville, AL 35201.
From Larry Ferguson III:
"John was probably brought to America as a deportee/indentured servant in 1667 (Patent Book 6, pg 45). He married Ann Stubbleson in 1683 (Book D7, pg 129). I show six children:
Cary b: ca 1683 M 1st Class Caston
M 2nd Henry Perkins, Jr.
John b: ca 1685 M Sarah Bridgeforth
James b: ca 1687 M Ann ???
Sarah b: ??? M Thomas Redd
Joseph b: ??? Died a bachelor in 1717
Samuel b: ??? M Ann Brown
John and Ann are buried in a family cemetary at "Cherry Walk" in Essex County, an estate sold to the Caston's by John Ferguson and passed on through the Croxton family (Grandson of John and Ann)
Still trying to prove John's arrival in America but circumstantial evidence supports the theory strongly. " firstname.lastname@example.org
John may have been born in Dumfrieshire or Edinburgh
1930 Monroe County Census - Jackson Township pg 233 - family # 50
Willie A. Murtishaw, home rented, lives on farm # 67, age 27, 18 when married, parents born in AR, general farmer, not a veteran.
wife: Ruth, age 26, 17 when married, parents born in AR.
Daughter: Virginia, age 8, attending school, born in AR
Daughter: Lois, age 4, born in AR
Brother: Walter - age 18, born in AR, general farmer, not a veteran, farm # 68.
Mother: Minnie - age 52, widow, father born in AR, mother in US.
Murtishaw, Minnie View Image Online
Age: 52 Year: 1930
Birthplace: Roll: T626_83
Race: Page: 3A
State: Arkansas ED: 18
County: Monroe Image: 1057
1880 Pine Ridge, Monroe Co. AR, age 2