Ferguson Direct Line

Ferguson Direct Line

Joel Ferguson Elizabeth Shelly

Pictured: Joel Ferguson and Elizabeth Shuee

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Descendants of Robert Ferguson


Generation No. 1


1. Robert1 Ferguson was born 1641 in Scotland, and died October 01, 1681 in Charles Parrish, York, Virginia. He married Mary. She was born 1645 in Charles Parrish, York, Virginia.

Notes for Robert Ferguson:
Parents: No parents listed. Birth and death information from International Genealogical Index.

More about Robert Ferguson:
Occupation: Attorney.

Children of Robert Ferguson and Mary:



Generation No. 2


2. John2 Ferguson (Robert1) was born August 16, 1670 in York Co., Virginia, and died 1708 in York Co., Virginia. He married Elizabeth F. Davis. She was born 1662.

Notes for John Ferguson:
York County, Virginia Formed 1634 (Renamed In 1643 From Charles River County)
Birth: Information about birth, marriage, and parents was obtained from International Genealogical Index.
Death: Information provided by Family Records Project, John Ferguson, of Tidewater Genealogical Society.

Children of John Ferguson and Elizabeth Davis:



Generation No. 3


3. William3 Ferguson (John2, Robert1) was born January 10, 1698/99 in Charles Parrish, York, Virginia, and died December 11, 1735 in Charles Parrish, York, Virginia. He married Hope 1723 in Charles Parrish, York County, Virginia. She was born Abt. 1700.

Notes for William Ferguson:
Birth information from Charles Parrish Church Directory.

More about William Ferguson and Hope:
Marriage: 1723, Charles Parrish, York County, Virginia.

Children of William Ferguson and Hope:



Generation No. 4


4. William4 Ferguson (William3, John2, Robert1) was born June 19, 1724 in York County Virginia. He married (1)Elizabeth , Abt. 1746 in York Co. Virginia. He married (2)Ann Vick.

More about William Ferguson and Elizabeth:
Marriage: Abt. 1776, York Co. Virginia.

Children of William Ferguson and Elizabeth:



Generation No. 5


5. John5 Ferguson was born January 05, 1748 in York Co. Virginia, (Source: Lebanon Patriot's article of July 6, 1822) and died February 14, 1842 in Boone County Indiana. He married (1)Hannah Barrow 1770 in Stokes, North Carolina, daughter of William Barrow and Amy Lee. She was born 1751 in Brunswick Co. Virginia, and died in 1825. He married (2)Berthena Deacons May 26, 1828 in Indiana.

Notes for John Ferguson:
Burial: Cox Cemetery, Dover Indiana
Christening: Charles Parrish, York, Virginia
Military Service: Revolutionary War

More about John Ferguson and Hannah Barrow:
Marriage: about 1775, Stokes, North Carolina.

More about John Ferguson and Berthena Deacons:
Marriage: May 26, 1828, Indiana.

Children of John Ferguson and Hannah Barrow:



Generation No. 6


6. David Barrow Ferguson (John5, William4, William3, John2, Robert1) was born March 07, 1783, and died August 17, 1834. He married Nancy Rand Pegram.

Children of David Ferguson and Nancy Pegram:


7. Moses Ferguson (John5, William4, William3, John2, Robert1) was born December 23, 1800 in Rockingham County, North Carolina, according to the 1850 and 1860 IN census, however, it is more likely he was born 1793 as other researchers have stated., and died August 1868 in Franklin County, Indiana. He married Elizabeth Williams June 06, 1815 in Franklin Co. Indiana.
note! There were 2 Moses Fergusons in this area at the same time, I am not positive which Moses married Elizabeth Williams.

Notes for Moses Ferguson:

1850 Census Boone Co. IN pg. 136 enumerated July 24, 1850
Moses Ferguson Age 50 Farmer b.p. NC
Joel Age 13 - b.p. IN


1860 Census taken on June 30, 1860 in Jefferson Township, Boone County, Indiana
Head of Household
Moses Ferguson
M 60 yrs Farmer b.p. North Carolina
Joel Ferguson M 24 yrs Farm Laborer b.p. Indiana
Elizabeth Ferguson F 24 yrs - b.p. Indiana

More about Moses Ferguson:
Census 1: 1850, Boone Co. IN
Census 2: 1860, Boone Co. IN

More about Moses Ferguson and Elizabeth Williams:
Marriage: June 06, 1815, Franklin Co. Indiana.

Children of Moses Ferguson and Elizabeth Williams:



Generation No. 7


8. Joel Ferguson (Moses6, John5, William4, William3, John2, Robert1) was born May 17, 1836 in Boone County Indiana, and died June 27, 1908 in Cook Johnson Co., Nebraska. He married Eliza Shelly December 14, 1856 in Boone Co. Indiana. She was born September 18, 1835 in Indianapolis IN. He married Elizabeth Shuee January 1, 1860 in Putnam County IN. She was the daughter of Daniel Shuee and Eve Gharst, and died in MO.

Notes for Joel Ferguson:

1860 Census taken on June 30, 1860 in Jefferson Township, Boone County, Indiana. Pg. 136.

Head of Household
Moses Ferguson
M 60 yrs Farmer b.p. North Carolina
Joel Ferguson M 24 yrs Farm Laborer b.p. Indiana
Elizabeth Ferguson F 24 yrs - b.p. Indiana
1870 Census White Oak Twp Henry Co. MO pg. 406
Joel Ferguson 34 Farmer IN Value $1400 personal $600
Elizabeth 34 Keeping House IN -
Daniel 9 - IN -
Sarah J 7 - IN -
Mary E 5 - IN -
Margaret 3 - IN -
Susan 1 - IN -

1880 Fed Census White Oak Twp Henry Co. MO, pg 7 - June 8 1880 -  D19:F20 pg. 433
Ferguson Joel WM 44 (bca:1836) Head Married Farm Work, Cannot Write, Heart Disease IN NC N/A
Ferguson Elizabeth WF 45 (bca:1835) Wife Married Housekeeping, Cannot Write IN VA VA
Ferguson Daniel L. WM 20 (bca:1860) Son Single Farm Work IN IN IN
Ferguson Mary E. WF 16 (bca: 1864) Dau Single Housework IN IN IN
Ferguson Margaret A. WF 13 (bca:1867) Dau Single Housework, Cannot read/write IN IN IN
Ferguson Susan K. WF 11 (bca: 1869) Dau Single Housework Cannot Read/Write IN IN IN
Ferguson Moses WM 8 (bca: 1872) Son Single MO IN IN
Ferguson Joel WM 2 (bca: 1878) Son Single Billious Attack (illness) MO IN IN

The last three states show the birthplace of the person then the father and mother.

More about Joel Ferguson:
Burial: Springcreek Cemetery, Tecumseh, Johnson Co. NE
Census 1: 1860, Jefferson Twp, Boone Co. IN
Census 2: 1870, Henry County Missouri White Oak Township pg. 406
Census 3: 1880, Henry County MO

Notes for Eliza Shelly:
Death Certificate Facts:
Elizabeth Ferguson
Died 16 Jan 1886 at 9:00 pm
Age: 50 years, 3 month, 23 days
Occupation: Housewife
Married
Born in Indiana
How long resident in this state: 16 years
Place of Death: White Oak Township
Cause of Death: Pluro Pneumonia
Complication: 8 days
Place of Burial: White Oak
Date of Burial 18 Jan 1886
Name of Undertaker: Friends:
Name and residence of physician returning certificate: A.F. Merritt of Lucas

Marriage Notes for Joel Ferguson and Eliza Shelly:
Boone County, Indiana
Index to Marriage Records
1844 - 1920 Inclusive
Volume I
Letters A to K Inclusive
Name: Joel Ferguson
Spouse: Eliza Shelly
Marriage Date: 14 Dec 1856
Date: 08 Dec 1856
Book: C-3
OSPage: 207
County: Boone

Children of Joel Ferguson and Elizabeth Shuee:




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