Thomas A. Smith1

M, #88861
Last Edited29 Dec 2018
     Thomas A. Smith married Elizabeth Darst.1

Family

Elizabeth Darst
Child

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 December 2018), memorial page for Sarah Allen Ferguson Collard (29 May 1816–16 Mar 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52579676, citing Gourd Creek Cemetery, New Waverly, Walker County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by ropisme (contributor 48636804) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52579676/sarah-allen-collard. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.

Elizabeth Darst1

F, #88862
Last Edited29 Dec 2018
     Elizabeth Darst married Thomas A. Smith.1

Family

Thomas A. Smith
Child

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 December 2018), memorial page for Sarah Allen Ferguson Collard (29 May 1816–16 Mar 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52579676, citing Gourd Creek Cemetery, New Waverly, Walker County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by ropisme (contributor 48636804) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52579676/sarah-allen-collard. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.

Jacob Paulsel1

M, #88863, b. circa 1805, d. circa 1853
Last Edited29 Dec 2018
     Jacob Paulsel was born circa 1805.1 He married Sarah Allen Ferguson, daughter of John Stone Ferguson and Mary James, on 17 August 1835 at Callaway Co., Missouri, USA; Her 2nd of 3 husbands.1
Jacob Paulsel died circa 1853 at Texas, USA.1

Family

Sarah Allen Ferguson b. 29 May 1816, d. 16 Mar 1874

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 December 2018), memorial page for Sarah Allen Ferguson Collard (29 May 1816–16 Mar 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52579676, citing Gourd Creek Cemetery, New Waverly, Walker County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by ropisme (contributor 48636804) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52579676/sarah-allen-collard. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.

Lemuel Miller Collard1

M, #88864, b. 3 April 1811, d. 22 April 1893
Last Edited29 Dec 2018
     Lemuel Miller Collard married Elizabeth Lindley.1 Lemuel Miller Collard was born on 3 April 1811.1 He married Sarah Allen Ferguson, daughter of John Stone Ferguson and Mary James, on 18 July 1862 at Cherokee Co., Texas, USA; Her 3rd of 3 husbands; his 2nd of 2 wives.1
Lemuel Miller Collard died on 22 April 1893 at Walker Co., Texas, USA, at age 82.1
Lemuel Miller Collard was buried after 22 April 1893 at Gourd Creek Cemetery, New Waverly, Walker Co., Texas, USA,

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from Find A Grave:
     BIRTH     3 Apr 1811
     DEATH     22 Apr 1893 (aged 82)
     Son of Elijah Collard of Augusta,Virginia. Lemuel's mother was Mary Stark.
     b: January 03, 1810 - This date comes from FAMILY research and Family records; however bible records indicate January 03, 1811,Lincoln County Missouri.
     Lemuel Collard was a German Immigrant who served in the Texas Revolution. He and Elizabeth Lindley Collard were the parents of 13 known children.
     1834, Lemuel settled on his 4,428 acre Land Grant in Walker County Texas; butiling a small cabin in that year. The cabin was construced of hand-hewn pine logs (square notched) with the chimney made of mud and sticks. 1835 Lemuel began making additions. He addedd a 10ft wide "dog trot". He replaced the mud & stick chimney with 2 brick chimney's and added a front porch across the width of the cabin.
     1846 Lemuel sold this home. info provided by flgrl
     Family Members
     Parents
      Elijah Simmons Collard 1778–1846
      Mary Stark Collard 1782–1862
     Spouse
      Sarah Allen Ferguson Collard 1816–1874
     Siblings
      Jonathan Stark Collard 1807–1896
      Job Starks Collard 1813–1867
      James Harrison Collard 1815–1895
      Evaline A Collard Dunn 1817–1885
      Elijah Simmons Collard 1824–1863
      Emiley Collard Whitley 1827–1880
     Children
      Mary Ann Collard Faulkner 1835–1887
      Johnathan Stark Collard 1837–1900
      William Elijah Collard 1838–1901
      Thomas Jefferson Collard 1851–1937
     BURIAL     Gourd Creek Cemetery, New Waverly, Walker County, Texas, USA
     Maintained by: ropisme
     Originally Created by: Ron & Myrna Cooper
     Added: 19 May 2010
     Find A Grave Memorial 52579635.1

Family 1

Elizabeth Lindley d. b 1862

Family 2

Sarah Allen Ferguson b. 29 May 1816, d. 16 Mar 1874

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 December 2018), memorial page for Lemuel Miller Collard (3 Apr 1811–22 Apr 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52579635, citing Gourd Creek Cemetery, New Waverly, Walker County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Ron & Myrna Cooper (contributor 47087538) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52579635/lemuel-miller-collard. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.

Elizabeth Lindley1

F, #88865, d. before 1862
Last Edited29 Dec 2018
     Elizabeth Lindley married Lemuel Miller Collard.1
Elizabeth Lindley died before 1862; Her husband remarried in 1862.1

Family

Lemuel Miller Collard b. 3 Apr 1811, d. 22 Apr 1893

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 December 2018), memorial page for Lemuel Miller Collard (3 Apr 1811–22 Apr 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52579635, citing Gourd Creek Cemetery, New Waverly, Walker County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Ron & Myrna Cooper (contributor 47087538) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52579635/lemuel-miller-collard. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.

Sarah "Sally" Ferguson1,2

F, #88866, b. 26 November 1773, d. 6 November 1844
FatherJoshua Calvin Ferguson1,3 b. 8 Dec 1753, d. bt 23 Jun 1836 - 7 Jan 1837
MotherMary Stone1,3 b. 1756, d. 4 Jul 1825
Last Edited29 Dec 2018
     Sarah "Sally" Ferguson was born on 26 November 1773 at Kentucky, USA.4 She married Richard Dorsey on 7 April 1794 at Nelson Co., Kentucky, USA;
Date of Marriage Bond
Marriage Record #1: Ancestry.com - Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965
     Name:     Sarah Ferguson
     Gender:     Female
     Marriage Date:     7 Apr 1794
     Marriage Place:     Nelson, Kentucky, USA
     Father:     Joshua Ferguson
     Spouse:     Richard Dorsey
     Film Number:     000009665
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
     Original data: Marriage Records. Kentucky Marriages. Madison County Courthouse, Richmond, Kentucky.

Marriage Record #2: Ancestry.com - Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965
     00Name:     Sarah Ferguson
     Gender:     Female
     Marriage Date:     7 Apr 1794
     Marriage Place:     Nelson, Kentucky, USA
     Spouse:     Richard Dorsey
     Film Number:     000481488
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
     Original data: Marriage Records. Kentucky Marriages. Madison County Courthouse, Richmond, Kentucky.1,5,6
Sarah "Sally" Ferguson died on 6 November 1844 at Hardin Co., Kentucky, USA, at age 70.4
Sarah "Sally" Ferguson was buried after 6 November 1844 at Red Mills Cemetery, Sonora, Hardin Co., Kentucky, USA,

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from Find A Grave:
     BIRTH     26 Nov 1773
     DEATH     6 Nov 1844 (aged 70)
     Family Members
     Spouse
      Richard Dorsey 1769–1845 (m. 1794)
     BURIAL     Red Mills Cemetery, Sonora, Hardin County, Kentucky, USA
     PLOT     consort of R.
     Created by: Larry E. Barnes
     Added: 30 Jul 2007
     Find A Grave Memorial 20693766.4
     Sarah "Sally" Ferguson and Richard Dorsey appeared in the census of 1810 at Bardstown, Nelson Co., Kentucky, USA;
p. 22, line 9
     Name:     Richard Dorsey
     Home in 1810 (City, County, State):     Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2 [aft 1800]
     Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:     1 [1795-1800]
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :     1 [1766-85] Richard 1769
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     4 [aft 1800]
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     2 [1795-1800]
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1 [1766-85] Sally 1773
     Numbers of Slaves:     3
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     9
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     2
     Number of Household Members:     14.7

Sarah "Sally" Ferguson and Richard Dorsey appeared in the census of 7 August 1820 at Little York, Hardin Co., Kentucky, USA;
p. 20, line 20
     Home in 1820 (City, County, State):     Little York, Hardin, Kentucky
     Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     3
     Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:     1
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     1
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1776] Richard 1769
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     2
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     2
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     2
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1 [bef 1776] Sally 1773
     Slaves - Males - Under 14:     3
     Slaves - Males - 14 thru 25:     1
     Slaves - Females - Under 14:     3
     Slaves - Females - 14 thru 25:     2
     Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:     4
     Free White Persons - Under 16:     8
     Free White Persons - Over 25:     2
     Total Free White Persons:     13
     Total Slaves:     9
     Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:     22.8
In Joshua Calvin Ferguson's will dated 23 June 1836 at Callaway Co., Missouri, USA, Sarah "Sally" Ferguson was named as an heir;
Ancestry.com - Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988
     Name:     Joshua Farguson [Joshua Ferguson]
     Probate Date:     23 Jun 1836 (date of Will)
     Probate Place:     Callaway, Missouri, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1836
     Inferred Death Place:     Missouri, USA
     Source Citation: Author: Missouri. Probate Court (Callaway County); Probate Place: Callaway, Missouri
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: Missouri, County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription (by G A Vaut):
     "I, Joshua Ferguson of Callaway County Mo, being of good health 7 of sound and disposing mind & memory and being desirous to settle my affairs while health and capacity remains to me well knowing that at my advanced age I may not expect a long continuance of health, do make, ordain establish and declare this my last will and testament hereby and herein revoking and declaring null and void all and every will and codicil by me heretofore made.
     "Item it is my will in the first place that all my just debts be paid by my Executor as soon after my decease as the nature of things will admit and after such payment I dispose of all my remaining estate, whether real, personal or mixed in the manner following, promising that my heirs are Sally Dorsey, wife of Richard Dorsey, Nancy Hirsh wife of George Hirsh, Polly Ellison wife of Thomas Ellison, John S. Ferguson, Rebecca Askins wife of Dennis Askins, Betsy James wife of Thomas James, James Ferguson who are my children and William Ferguson and Mary Ferguson who are the children of my deceased son William Ferguson.
     "Item, In addition to three negroes, named Hannah, Milly and Solomon which I have formaly given to my daughter Sally Dorsey, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to a negro named Dice and other property which I have formerly given to my daughter Nancy Hirsh, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Hannah and George which I have formerly given to my Daughter Polly Ellison, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Clore, Yellow Mary, Black Mary and her son Jim which I have formerly given to my son John S. Ferguson together with some land I will and bequeath unto him one Dollar.
     "Item, I will and devise unto my grandson John Ferguson, Jr. a tract of land containing two hundred and thirty acres originally granted to one Liplant, a new Madrid claim and located adjoining to the tract upon which I now reside on the west and adjoining the Missouri River.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Sam and Elisa and a tract of land which I have given to my Daughter Rebecca Askins, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Lucy and Easther and other property which I have given to my daughter Betsy James, I give and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Abram, James, Rachel and Easther which I have given to my son James Ferguson I will and devise unto him the tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundred & odd acres.
     "Item, In addition to the lands, negroes and other property which I gave to my late son William Ferguson Deceased, and which has descended to his children Mary and William Ferguson, I now will unto the said Mary and the said William Ferguson on Dollar each.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson John Ferguson who is the son of my son John Ferguson, my negro girl named Rhody.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my son James Ferguson my negro boy named Westly, my waggon and working oxen, my cupboard, desk, chairs and tables.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson Joshua Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro girl named Harriett.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson William Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro boy named John.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my negro men named Adam, Luke and Ned and my negro boy named Bill and my negro woman named Sally their and each of their freedom, hereby enjoining it upon my Executor hereinafter named to do all that shall be necessary to give full effect to my desire in this particular and hereby requiring Luke and Ned to cause the said Bill to be taught reading, writing and arithmetic at their cost and expense.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson George Hirsh Jr. one quarter Section of good land to be provided by my Executor within Limits of this State and to be paid for out of whatever moneys may belong to my estate, should there be a sufficiency for that purpose after having satisfied the other provisions of this my will and if not then as much land as such surplus will procure.
     "Item, Should there be any residuum after complying with and satisfying all the previous provisions of this my will, I will and bequeath the said residuum whatever the amount thereof may be to my Executor hereinafter named.
     "Item, It is my will that the disposition of property herein made shall not be affected or altered in consequence of the death or destruction of any thereof or sale, but that this my las twill shall be carried into effect specifically wheresoever the same shall be practicable and should there be any loss or sale of any property prior to my decease or distribution it shall be the loss of the specific Legatee or devisee.
     "Item, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son John S. Ferguson to be the Executor of this my last will hoping that he will not refuse to take upon himself the charge thereof.
     "In testimony of all of which I the said Joshua Ferguson have hereunto set my hand publishing and declaring the same to be my last will and testament this Twenty third day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Six. Joshua Ferguson
     "Signed and published by the Testator in our presence and by us at his request and in the presence of him and of each other: William Nash, W. Lucas.

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that on this 7th day of January 1837 in vacation this paper or instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased was this day produced before me in vacation for probate by John S. Ferguson Executor therein named and thereupon came Wm. Lucas and Wm Nash the subscribing witnesses thereto who after being duly sworn before me upon their oaths deposed and said that they were present and did hear the said Joshua Ferguson publish, pronounce and declare this paper or instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and he the said Joshua Ferguson subscribed the same in their presence and at the request of the said Joshua Ferguson in the presence of each other, and that he the said Joshua Ferguson was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.
     "Signed, William Lucas, William Nash
     "And thereupon it is considered that the said paper or instrument of writing is duly proven to be the last will and testament of the said Joshua Ferguson and that the same be admitted to record as required by law.
     "In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed the seal of said Court at office this 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and in the 17th year of the State. Israel B. Grant, Clerk

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that this last will and testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased together with the certificate of Probate there on endorsed was produced to me in my office for Record on the 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and thereupon the same together with the certificate of Probate have been duly committed to Record as directed by law.
     "Witness my hand & seal of office the day and date above written. I. B. Grant, Clerk.1

Family

Richard Dorsey b. 20 Feb 1769, d. 2 Oct 1845

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will and probate record seen on Ancestry.com on 29 Dec 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9071&h=5880248&ssrc=pt&tid=15933093&pid=28661734528&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9071/007635261_00210/5880248?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/15933093/person/28661734528/facts/citation/762024249008/edit/record#?imageId=007635261_00212. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  2. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, My Wright Family Tree - Sarah "Sally" Ferguson: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/41363668/person/260086116938/facts. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  3. [S406] Wm. S. and Robert Rose Bryan, A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions (Baltimore, MD: reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. for Clearfield Company, Inc., 2002, 1935 (original 1876)), p. 332. Hereinafter cited as Bryan & Rose [1876] History of Pioneer MO Families.
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    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=OQU3333&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=fsmarriagekentucky&gsfn=Sarah&gsln=Ferguson&gsfn_x=NP_NN_NIC&gsln_x=NP_NN_NS&msgdy=1794&new=1&rank=1&redir=false&uidh=v51&gss=angs-d&pcat=34&fh=0&h=902034407&recoff=&ml_rpos=1
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Richard Dorsey1

M, #88867, b. 20 February 1769, d. 2 October 1845
Last Edited29 Dec 2018
     Richard Dorsey was born on 20 February 1769 at Baltimore Co., Maryland, USA.2 He married Sarah "Sally" Ferguson, daughter of Joshua Calvin Ferguson and Mary Stone, on 7 April 1794 at Nelson Co., Kentucky, USA;
Date of Marriage Bond
Marriage Record #1: Ancestry.com - Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965
     Name:     Sarah Ferguson
     Gender:     Female
     Marriage Date:     7 Apr 1794
     Marriage Place:     Nelson, Kentucky, USA
     Father:     Joshua Ferguson
     Spouse:     Richard Dorsey
     Film Number:     000009665
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
     Original data: Marriage Records. Kentucky Marriages. Madison County Courthouse, Richmond, Kentucky.

Marriage Record #2: Ancestry.com - Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965
     00Name:     Sarah Ferguson
     Gender:     Female
     Marriage Date:     7 Apr 1794
     Marriage Place:     Nelson, Kentucky, USA
     Spouse:     Richard Dorsey
     Film Number:     000481488
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
     Original data: Marriage Records. Kentucky Marriages. Madison County Courthouse, Richmond, Kentucky.1,3,4
Richard Dorsey died on 2 October 1845 at Hardin Co., Kentucky, USA, at age 76.2
Richard Dorsey was buried after 2 October 1845 at Red Mills Cemetery, Sonora, Hardin Co., Kentucky, USA,

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from Find A Grave:
     BIRTH     20 Feb 1769, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
     DEATH     2 Oct 1845 (aged 76), Hardin County, Kentucky, USA
     Family Members
     Parents
      Charles Dorsey 1736–1809
      Lydia Dorsey Dorsey 1740–1796
     Spouse
      Sarah Ferguson Dorsey 1773–1844 (m. 1794)
     Siblings
      Beall Dorsey 1766–1822
      Charles Dorsey 1775–1843
      Sarah Dorsey Cotton 1776 – unknown
     BURIAL     Red Mills Cemetery, Sonora, Hardin County, Kentucky, USA
     PLOT     consort of R.
     Created by: Larry E. Barnes
     Added: 27 Jul 2007
     Find A Grave Memorial 20651401.2
     Richard Dorsey and Sarah "Sally" Ferguson appeared in the census of 1810 at Bardstown, Nelson Co., Kentucky, USA;
p. 22, line 9
     Name:     Richard Dorsey
     Home in 1810 (City, County, State):     Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2 [aft 1800]
     Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:     1 [1795-1800]
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :     1 [1766-85] Richard 1769
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     4 [aft 1800]
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     2 [1795-1800]
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1 [1766-85] Sally 1773
     Numbers of Slaves:     3
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     9
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     2
     Number of Household Members:     14.5

Richard Dorsey and Sarah "Sally" Ferguson appeared in the census of 7 August 1820 at Little York, Hardin Co., Kentucky, USA;
p. 20, line 20
     Home in 1820 (City, County, State):     Little York, Hardin, Kentucky
     Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     3
     Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:     1
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     1
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1776] Richard 1769
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     2
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     2
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     2
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1 [bef 1776] Sally 1773
     Slaves - Males - Under 14:     3
     Slaves - Males - 14 thru 25:     1
     Slaves - Females - Under 14:     3
     Slaves - Females - 14 thru 25:     2
     Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:     4
     Free White Persons - Under 16:     8
     Free White Persons - Over 25:     2
     Total Free White Persons:     13
     Total Slaves:     9
     Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:     22.6
Richard Dorsey is mentioned in the will of Joshua Calvin Ferguson on 23 June 1836 at Callaway Co., Missouri, USA;
Ancestry.com - Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988
     Name:     Joshua Farguson [Joshua Ferguson]
     Probate Date:     23 Jun 1836 (date of Will)
     Probate Place:     Callaway, Missouri, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1836
     Inferred Death Place:     Missouri, USA
     Source Citation: Author: Missouri. Probate Court (Callaway County); Probate Place: Callaway, Missouri
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: Missouri, County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription (by G A Vaut):
     "I, Joshua Ferguson of Callaway County Mo, being of good health 7 of sound and disposing mind & memory and being desirous to settle my affairs while health and capacity remains to me well knowing that at my advanced age I may not expect a long continuance of health, do make, ordain establish and declare this my last will and testament hereby and herein revoking and declaring null and void all and every will and codicil by me heretofore made.
     "Item it is my will in the first place that all my just debts be paid by my Executor as soon after my decease as the nature of things will admit and after such payment I dispose of all my remaining estate, whether real, personal or mixed in the manner following, promising that my heirs are Sally Dorsey, wife of Richard Dorsey, Nancy Hirsh wife of George Hirsh, Polly Ellison wife of Thomas Ellison, John S. Ferguson, Rebecca Askins wife of Dennis Askins, Betsy James wife of Thomas James, James Ferguson who are my children and William Ferguson and Mary Ferguson who are the children of my deceased son William Ferguson.
     "Item, In addition to three negroes, named Hannah, Milly and Solomon which I have formaly given to my daughter Sally Dorsey, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to a negro named Dice and other property which I have formerly given to my daughter Nancy Hirsh, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Hannah and George which I have formerly given to my Daughter Polly Ellison, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Clore, Yellow Mary, Black Mary and her son Jim which I have formerly given to my son John S. Ferguson together with some land I will and bequeath unto him one Dollar.
     "Item, I will and devise unto my grandson John Ferguson, Jr. a tract of land containing two hundred and thirty acres originally granted to one Liplant, a new Madrid claim and located adjoining to the tract upon which I now reside on the west and adjoining the Missouri River.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Sam and Elisa and a tract of land which I have given to my Daughter Rebecca Askins, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Lucy and Easther and other property which I have given to my daughter Betsy James, I give and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Abram, James, Rachel and Easther which I have given to my son James Ferguson I will and devise unto him the tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundred & odd acres.
     "Item, In addition to the lands, negroes and other property which I gave to my late son William Ferguson Deceased, and which has descended to his children Mary and William Ferguson, I now will unto the said Mary and the said William Ferguson on Dollar each.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson John Ferguson who is the son of my son John Ferguson, my negro girl named Rhody.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my son James Ferguson my negro boy named Westly, my waggon and working oxen, my cupboard, desk, chairs and tables.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson Joshua Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro girl named Harriett.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson William Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro boy named John.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my negro men named Adam, Luke and Ned and my negro boy named Bill and my negro woman named Sally their and each of their freedom, hereby enjoining it upon my Executor hereinafter named to do all that shall be necessary to give full effect to my desire in this particular and hereby requiring Luke and Ned to cause the said Bill to be taught reading, writing and arithmetic at their cost and expense.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson George Hirsh Jr. one quarter Section of good land to be provided by my Executor within Limits of this State and to be paid for out of whatever moneys may belong to my estate, should there be a sufficiency for that purpose after having satisfied the other provisions of this my will and if not then as much land as such surplus will procure.
     "Item, Should there be any residuum after complying with and satisfying all the previous provisions of this my will, I will and bequeath the said residuum whatever the amount thereof may be to my Executor hereinafter named.
     "Item, It is my will that the disposition of property herein made shall not be affected or altered in consequence of the death or destruction of any thereof or sale, but that this my las twill shall be carried into effect specifically wheresoever the same shall be practicable and should there be any loss or sale of any property prior to my decease or distribution it shall be the loss of the specific Legatee or devisee.
     "Item, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son John S. Ferguson to be the Executor of this my last will hoping that he will not refuse to take upon himself the charge thereof.
     "In testimony of all of which I the said Joshua Ferguson have hereunto set my hand publishing and declaring the same to be my last will and testament this Twenty third day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Six. Joshua Ferguson
     "Signed and published by the Testator in our presence and by us at his request and in the presence of him and of each other: William Nash, W. Lucas.

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that on this 7th day of January 1837 in vacation this paper or instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased was this day produced before me in vacation for probate by John S. Ferguson Executor therein named and thereupon came Wm. Lucas and Wm Nash the subscribing witnesses thereto who after being duly sworn before me upon their oaths deposed and said that they were present and did hear the said Joshua Ferguson publish, pronounce and declare this paper or instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and he the said Joshua Ferguson subscribed the same in their presence and at the request of the said Joshua Ferguson in the presence of each other, and that he the said Joshua Ferguson was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.
     "Signed, William Lucas, William Nash
     "And thereupon it is considered that the said paper or instrument of writing is duly proven to be the last will and testament of the said Joshua Ferguson and that the same be admitted to record as required by law.
     "In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed the seal of said Court at office this 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and in the 17th year of the State. Israel B. Grant, Clerk

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that this last will and testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased together with the certificate of Probate there on endorsed was produced to me in my office for Record on the 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and thereupon the same together with the certificate of Probate have been duly committed to Record as directed by law.
     "Witness my hand & seal of office the day and date above written. I. B. Grant, Clerk.1

Family

Sarah "Sally" Ferguson b. 26 Nov 1773, d. 6 Nov 1844

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will and probate record seen on Ancestry.com on 29 Dec 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9071&h=5880248&ssrc=pt&tid=15933093&pid=28661734528&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9071/007635261_00210/5880248?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/15933093/person/28661734528/facts/citation/762024249008/edit/record#?imageId=007635261_00212. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 December 2018), memorial page for Richard Dorsey (20 Feb 1769–2 Oct 1845), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20651401, citing Red Mills Cemetery, Sonora, Hardin County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Larry E. Barnes (contributor 5663157) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20651401/richard-dorsey. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  3. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Marriage record #1 seen on Ancestry.com on 29 Dec 2018 at: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=61372&h=901874247&ssrc=pt&tid=41363668&pid=260086116938&usePUB=true
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    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=OQU3333&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=fsmarriagekentucky&gsfn=Sarah&gsln=Ferguson&gsfn_x=NP_NN_NIC&gsln_x=NP_NN_NS&msgdy=1794&new=1&rank=1&redir=false&uidh=v51&gss=angs-d&pcat=34&fh=0&h=902034407&recoff=&ml_rpos=1
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  5. [S4425] 1810 Federal Census, 1810 Census KY Nelson Co Bardstown, Year: 1810; Census Place: Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky; Roll: 8; Page: 22; Image: 00029; Family History Library Film: 0181353
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?dbid=7613&h=713515&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=61372
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7613/4185989_00029?pid=713515&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?dbid%3D7613%26h%3D713515%26indiv%3Dtry%26o_vc%3DRecord:OtherRecord%26rhSource%3D61372&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true
  6. [S4426] 1820 Federal Census, 1820 Census KY Hardin Co Little York, 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Little York, Hardin, Kentucky; Page: 20; NARA Roll: M33_23; Image: 21
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?dbid=7734&h=1389902&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=61372
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7734/4433284_00021?pid=1389902&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?dbid%3D7734%26h%3D1389902%26indiv%3Dtry%26o_vc%3DRecord:OtherRecord%26rhSource%3D61372&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true

Nancy Ferguson1

F, #88868, b. circa 1775
FatherJoshua Calvin Ferguson1,2 b. 8 Dec 1753, d. bt 23 Jun 1836 - 7 Jan 1837
MotherMary Stone1,2 b. 1756, d. 4 Jul 1825
Last Edited29 Dec 2018
     Nancy Ferguson married George Hirsh Sr.1 Nancy Ferguson was born circa 1775 at Fairfax Co., Virginia, USA.3
     In Joshua Calvin Ferguson's will dated 23 June 1836 at Callaway Co., Missouri, USA, Nancy Ferguson was named as an heir;
Ancestry.com - Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988
     Name:     Joshua Farguson [Joshua Ferguson]
     Probate Date:     23 Jun 1836 (date of Will)
     Probate Place:     Callaway, Missouri, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1836
     Inferred Death Place:     Missouri, USA
     Source Citation: Author: Missouri. Probate Court (Callaway County); Probate Place: Callaway, Missouri
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: Missouri, County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription (by G A Vaut):
     "I, Joshua Ferguson of Callaway County Mo, being of good health 7 of sound and disposing mind & memory and being desirous to settle my affairs while health and capacity remains to me well knowing that at my advanced age I may not expect a long continuance of health, do make, ordain establish and declare this my last will and testament hereby and herein revoking and declaring null and void all and every will and codicil by me heretofore made.
     "Item it is my will in the first place that all my just debts be paid by my Executor as soon after my decease as the nature of things will admit and after such payment I dispose of all my remaining estate, whether real, personal or mixed in the manner following, promising that my heirs are Sally Dorsey, wife of Richard Dorsey, Nancy Hirsh wife of George Hirsh, Polly Ellison wife of Thomas Ellison, John S. Ferguson, Rebecca Askins wife of Dennis Askins, Betsy James wife of Thomas James, James Ferguson who are my children and William Ferguson and Mary Ferguson who are the children of my deceased son William Ferguson.
     "Item, In addition to three negroes, named Hannah, Milly and Solomon which I have formaly given to my daughter Sally Dorsey, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to a negro named Dice and other property which I have formerly given to my daughter Nancy Hirsh, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Hannah and George which I have formerly given to my Daughter Polly Ellison, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Clore, Yellow Mary, Black Mary and her son Jim which I have formerly given to my son John S. Ferguson together with some land I will and bequeath unto him one Dollar.
     "Item, I will and devise unto my grandson John Ferguson, Jr. a tract of land containing two hundred and thirty acres originally granted to one Liplant, a new Madrid claim and located adjoining to the tract upon which I now reside on the west and adjoining the Missouri River.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Sam and Elisa and a tract of land which I have given to my Daughter Rebecca Askins, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Lucy and Easther and other property which I have given to my daughter Betsy James, I give and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Abram, James, Rachel and Easther which I have given to my son James Ferguson I will and devise unto him the tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundred & odd acres.
     "Item, In addition to the lands, negroes and other property which I gave to my late son William Ferguson Deceased, and which has descended to his children Mary and William Ferguson, I now will unto the said Mary and the said William Ferguson on Dollar each.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson John Ferguson who is the son of my son John Ferguson, my negro girl named Rhody.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my son James Ferguson my negro boy named Westly, my waggon and working oxen, my cupboard, desk, chairs and tables.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson Joshua Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro girl named Harriett.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson William Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro boy named John.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my negro men named Adam, Luke and Ned and my negro boy named Bill and my negro woman named Sally their and each of their freedom, hereby enjoining it upon my Executor hereinafter named to do all that shall be necessary to give full effect to my desire in this particular and hereby requiring Luke and Ned to cause the said Bill to be taught reading, writing and arithmetic at their cost and expense.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson George Hirsh Jr. one quarter Section of good land to be provided by my Executor within Limits of this State and to be paid for out of whatever moneys may belong to my estate, should there be a sufficiency for that purpose after having satisfied the other provisions of this my will and if not then as much land as such surplus will procure.
     "Item, Should there be any residuum after complying with and satisfying all the previous provisions of this my will, I will and bequeath the said residuum whatever the amount thereof may be to my Executor hereinafter named.
     "Item, It is my will that the disposition of property herein made shall not be affected or altered in consequence of the death or destruction of any thereof or sale, but that this my las twill shall be carried into effect specifically wheresoever the same shall be practicable and should there be any loss or sale of any property prior to my decease or distribution it shall be the loss of the specific Legatee or devisee.
     "Item, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son John S. Ferguson to be the Executor of this my last will hoping that he will not refuse to take upon himself the charge thereof.
     "In testimony of all of which I the said Joshua Ferguson have hereunto set my hand publishing and declaring the same to be my last will and testament this Twenty third day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Six. Joshua Ferguson
     "Signed and published by the Testator in our presence and by us at his request and in the presence of him and of each other: William Nash, W. Lucas.

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that on this 7th day of January 1837 in vacation this paper or instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased was this day produced before me in vacation for probate by John S. Ferguson Executor therein named and thereupon came Wm. Lucas and Wm Nash the subscribing witnesses thereto who after being duly sworn before me upon their oaths deposed and said that they were present and did hear the said Joshua Ferguson publish, pronounce and declare this paper or instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and he the said Joshua Ferguson subscribed the same in their presence and at the request of the said Joshua Ferguson in the presence of each other, and that he the said Joshua Ferguson was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.
     "Signed, William Lucas, William Nash
     "And thereupon it is considered that the said paper or instrument of writing is duly proven to be the last will and testament of the said Joshua Ferguson and that the same be admitted to record as required by law.
     "In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed the seal of said Court at office this 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and in the 17th year of the State. Israel B. Grant, Clerk

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that this last will and testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased together with the certificate of Probate there on endorsed was produced to me in my office for Record on the 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and thereupon the same together with the certificate of Probate have been duly committed to Record as directed by law.
     "Witness my hand & seal of office the day and date above written. I. B. Grant, Clerk.1

Family

George Hirsh Sr.
Child

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will and probate record seen on Ancestry.com on 29 Dec 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9071&h=5880248&ssrc=pt&tid=15933093&pid=28661734528&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9071/007635261_00210/5880248?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/15933093/person/28661734528/facts/citation/762024249008/edit/record#?imageId=007635261_00212. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  2. [S406] Wm. S. and Robert Rose Bryan, A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions (Baltimore, MD: reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. for Clearfield Company, Inc., 2002, 1935 (original 1876)), p. 332. Hereinafter cited as Bryan & Rose [1876] History of Pioneer MO Families.
  3. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, My Wright Family Tree - Nancy Ferguson: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/41363668/person/260086116933/facts. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.

Lucinda Ann Fry1

F, #88870, b. 1 September 1795
FatherIsaac Fry1 b. 1765
MotherCatherine Fry1 b. 1773
Last Edited31 Dec 2018
     Lucinda Ann Fry was born on 1 September 1795 at Frederick Co., Virginia, USA.1 She married William Madison Ferguson Sr., son of Joshua Calvin Ferguson and Mary Stone, on 19 September 1815 at Shelby Co., Kentucky, USA.1

Family

William Madison Ferguson Sr. b. 6 Jul 1793, d. b 23 Jun 1836
Children

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Page from unknown book seen on Ancestry.com on 30 Dec 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/12051548/person/-136767815/media/0d47e25e-fd9b-40c9-948a-8e8e90ae548f?_phsrc=OQU3345&_phstart=successSource. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.

Rebecca Ferguson1

F, #88872
FatherJoshua Calvin Ferguson1 b. 8 Dec 1753, d. bt 23 Jun 1836 - 7 Jan 1837
MotherMary Stone1,2 b. 1756, d. 4 Jul 1825
Last Edited29 Dec 2018
     Rebecca Ferguson married Dennis Askins.1
     In Joshua Calvin Ferguson's will dated 23 June 1836 at Callaway Co., Missouri, USA, Rebecca Ferguson was named as an heir;
Ancestry.com - Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988
     Name:     Joshua Farguson [Joshua Ferguson]
     Probate Date:     23 Jun 1836 (date of Will)
     Probate Place:     Callaway, Missouri, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1836
     Inferred Death Place:     Missouri, USA
     Source Citation: Author: Missouri. Probate Court (Callaway County); Probate Place: Callaway, Missouri
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: Missouri, County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription (by G A Vaut):
     "I, Joshua Ferguson of Callaway County Mo, being of good health 7 of sound and disposing mind & memory and being desirous to settle my affairs while health and capacity remains to me well knowing that at my advanced age I may not expect a long continuance of health, do make, ordain establish and declare this my last will and testament hereby and herein revoking and declaring null and void all and every will and codicil by me heretofore made.
     "Item it is my will in the first place that all my just debts be paid by my Executor as soon after my decease as the nature of things will admit and after such payment I dispose of all my remaining estate, whether real, personal or mixed in the manner following, promising that my heirs are Sally Dorsey, wife of Richard Dorsey, Nancy Hirsh wife of George Hirsh, Polly Ellison wife of Thomas Ellison, John S. Ferguson, Rebecca Askins wife of Dennis Askins, Betsy James wife of Thomas James, James Ferguson who are my children and William Ferguson and Mary Ferguson who are the children of my deceased son William Ferguson.
     "Item, In addition to three negroes, named Hannah, Milly and Solomon which I have formaly given to my daughter Sally Dorsey, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to a negro named Dice and other property which I have formerly given to my daughter Nancy Hirsh, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Hannah and George which I have formerly given to my Daughter Polly Ellison, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Clore, Yellow Mary, Black Mary and her son Jim which I have formerly given to my son John S. Ferguson together with some land I will and bequeath unto him one Dollar.
     "Item, I will and devise unto my grandson John Ferguson, Jr. a tract of land containing two hundred and thirty acres originally granted to one Liplant, a new Madrid claim and located adjoining to the tract upon which I now reside on the west and adjoining the Missouri River.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Sam and Elisa and a tract of land which I have given to my Daughter Rebecca Askins, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Lucy and Easther and other property which I have given to my daughter Betsy James, I give and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Abram, James, Rachel and Easther which I have given to my son James Ferguson I will and devise unto him the tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundred & odd acres.
     "Item, In addition to the lands, negroes and other property which I gave to my late son William Ferguson Deceased, and which has descended to his children Mary and William Ferguson, I now will unto the said Mary and the said William Ferguson on Dollar each.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson John Ferguson who is the son of my son John Ferguson, my negro girl named Rhody.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my son James Ferguson my negro boy named Westly, my waggon and working oxen, my cupboard, desk, chairs and tables.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson Joshua Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro girl named Harriett.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson William Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro boy named John.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my negro men named Adam, Luke and Ned and my negro boy named Bill and my negro woman named Sally their and each of their freedom, hereby enjoining it upon my Executor hereinafter named to do all that shall be necessary to give full effect to my desire in this particular and hereby requiring Luke and Ned to cause the said Bill to be taught reading, writing and arithmetic at their cost and expense.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson George Hirsh Jr. one quarter Section of good land to be provided by my Executor within Limits of this State and to be paid for out of whatever moneys may belong to my estate, should there be a sufficiency for that purpose after having satisfied the other provisions of this my will and if not then as much land as such surplus will procure.
     "Item, Should there be any residuum after complying with and satisfying all the previous provisions of this my will, I will and bequeath the said residuum whatever the amount thereof may be to my Executor hereinafter named.
     "Item, It is my will that the disposition of property herein made shall not be affected or altered in consequence of the death or destruction of any thereof or sale, but that this my las twill shall be carried into effect specifically wheresoever the same shall be practicable and should there be any loss or sale of any property prior to my decease or distribution it shall be the loss of the specific Legatee or devisee.
     "Item, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son John S. Ferguson to be the Executor of this my last will hoping that he will not refuse to take upon himself the charge thereof.
     "In testimony of all of which I the said Joshua Ferguson have hereunto set my hand publishing and declaring the same to be my last will and testament this Twenty third day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Six. Joshua Ferguson
     "Signed and published by the Testator in our presence and by us at his request and in the presence of him and of each other: William Nash, W. Lucas.

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that on this 7th day of January 1837 in vacation this paper or instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased was this day produced before me in vacation for probate by John S. Ferguson Executor therein named and thereupon came Wm. Lucas and Wm Nash the subscribing witnesses thereto who after being duly sworn before me upon their oaths deposed and said that they were present and did hear the said Joshua Ferguson publish, pronounce and declare this paper or instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and he the said Joshua Ferguson subscribed the same in their presence and at the request of the said Joshua Ferguson in the presence of each other, and that he the said Joshua Ferguson was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.
     "Signed, William Lucas, William Nash
     "And thereupon it is considered that the said paper or instrument of writing is duly proven to be the last will and testament of the said Joshua Ferguson and that the same be admitted to record as required by law.
     "In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed the seal of said Court at office this 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and in the 17th year of the State. Israel B. Grant, Clerk

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that this last will and testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased together with the certificate of Probate there on endorsed was produced to me in my office for Record on the 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and thereupon the same together with the certificate of Probate have been duly committed to Record as directed by law.
     "Witness my hand & seal of office the day and date above written. I. B. Grant, Clerk.1

Family

Dennis Askins

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will and probate record seen on Ancestry.com on 29 Dec 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9071&h=5880248&ssrc=pt&tid=15933093&pid=28661734528&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9071/007635261_00210/5880248?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/15933093/person/28661734528/facts/citation/762024249008/edit/record#?imageId=007635261_00212. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  2. [S406] Wm. S. and Robert Rose Bryan, A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions (Baltimore, MD: reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. for Clearfield Company, Inc., 2002, 1935 (original 1876)), p. 332. Hereinafter cited as Bryan & Rose [1876] History of Pioneer MO Families.

Betsy Ferguson1

F, #88874
FatherJoshua Calvin Ferguson1,2 b. 8 Dec 1753, d. bt 23 Jun 1836 - 7 Jan 1837
MotherMary Stone1,2 b. 1756, d. 4 Jul 1825
Last Edited29 Dec 2018
     Betsy Ferguson married Thomas James on 13 June 1808 at Washington Co., Kentucky, USA;
Ancestry.com - Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965
     Name:     Betsy Ferguson
     Gender:     Female
     Marriage Date:     13 Jun 1808
     Marriage Place:     Washington, Kentucky, USA
     Spouse:     Thomas James
     Film Number:     000551245
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
     Original data: Marriage Records. Kentucky Marriages. Madison County Courthouse, Richmond, Kentucky.1,3
     In Joshua Calvin Ferguson's will dated 23 June 1836 at Callaway Co., Missouri, USA, Betsy Ferguson was named as an heir;
Ancestry.com - Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988
     Name:     Joshua Farguson [Joshua Ferguson]
     Probate Date:     23 Jun 1836 (date of Will)
     Probate Place:     Callaway, Missouri, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1836
     Inferred Death Place:     Missouri, USA
     Source Citation: Author: Missouri. Probate Court (Callaway County); Probate Place: Callaway, Missouri
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: Missouri, County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription (by G A Vaut):
     "I, Joshua Ferguson of Callaway County Mo, being of good health 7 of sound and disposing mind & memory and being desirous to settle my affairs while health and capacity remains to me well knowing that at my advanced age I may not expect a long continuance of health, do make, ordain establish and declare this my last will and testament hereby and herein revoking and declaring null and void all and every will and codicil by me heretofore made.
     "Item it is my will in the first place that all my just debts be paid by my Executor as soon after my decease as the nature of things will admit and after such payment I dispose of all my remaining estate, whether real, personal or mixed in the manner following, promising that my heirs are Sally Dorsey, wife of Richard Dorsey, Nancy Hirsh wife of George Hirsh, Polly Ellison wife of Thomas Ellison, John S. Ferguson, Rebecca Askins wife of Dennis Askins, Betsy James wife of Thomas James, James Ferguson who are my children and William Ferguson and Mary Ferguson who are the children of my deceased son William Ferguson.
     "Item, In addition to three negroes, named Hannah, Milly and Solomon which I have formaly given to my daughter Sally Dorsey, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to a negro named Dice and other property which I have formerly given to my daughter Nancy Hirsh, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Hannah and George which I have formerly given to my Daughter Polly Ellison, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Clore, Yellow Mary, Black Mary and her son Jim which I have formerly given to my son John S. Ferguson together with some land I will and bequeath unto him one Dollar.
     "Item, I will and devise unto my grandson John Ferguson, Jr. a tract of land containing two hundred and thirty acres originally granted to one Liplant, a new Madrid claim and located adjoining to the tract upon which I now reside on the west and adjoining the Missouri River.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Sam and Elisa and a tract of land which I have given to my Daughter Rebecca Askins, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Lucy and Easther and other property which I have given to my daughter Betsy James, I give and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Abram, James, Rachel and Easther which I have given to my son James Ferguson I will and devise unto him the tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundred & odd acres.
     "Item, In addition to the lands, negroes and other property which I gave to my late son William Ferguson Deceased, and which has descended to his children Mary and William Ferguson, I now will unto the said Mary and the said William Ferguson on Dollar each.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson John Ferguson who is the son of my son John Ferguson, my negro girl named Rhody.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my son James Ferguson my negro boy named Westly, my waggon and working oxen, my cupboard, desk, chairs and tables.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson Joshua Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro girl named Harriett.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson William Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro boy named John.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my negro men named Adam, Luke and Ned and my negro boy named Bill and my negro woman named Sally their and each of their freedom, hereby enjoining it upon my Executor hereinafter named to do all that shall be necessary to give full effect to my desire in this particular and hereby requiring Luke and Ned to cause the said Bill to be taught reading, writing and arithmetic at their cost and expense.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson George Hirsh Jr. one quarter Section of good land to be provided by my Executor within Limits of this State and to be paid for out of whatever moneys may belong to my estate, should there be a sufficiency for that purpose after having satisfied the other provisions of this my will and if not then as much land as such surplus will procure.
     "Item, Should there be any residuum after complying with and satisfying all the previous provisions of this my will, I will and bequeath the said residuum whatever the amount thereof may be to my Executor hereinafter named.
     "Item, It is my will that the disposition of property herein made shall not be affected or altered in consequence of the death or destruction of any thereof or sale, but that this my las twill shall be carried into effect specifically wheresoever the same shall be practicable and should there be any loss or sale of any property prior to my decease or distribution it shall be the loss of the specific Legatee or devisee.
     "Item, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son John S. Ferguson to be the Executor of this my last will hoping that he will not refuse to take upon himself the charge thereof.
     "In testimony of all of which I the said Joshua Ferguson have hereunto set my hand publishing and declaring the same to be my last will and testament this Twenty third day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Six. Joshua Ferguson
     "Signed and published by the Testator in our presence and by us at his request and in the presence of him and of each other: William Nash, W. Lucas.

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that on this 7th day of January 1837 in vacation this paper or instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased was this day produced before me in vacation for probate by John S. Ferguson Executor therein named and thereupon came Wm. Lucas and Wm Nash the subscribing witnesses thereto who after being duly sworn before me upon their oaths deposed and said that they were present and did hear the said Joshua Ferguson publish, pronounce and declare this paper or instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and he the said Joshua Ferguson subscribed the same in their presence and at the request of the said Joshua Ferguson in the presence of each other, and that he the said Joshua Ferguson was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.
     "Signed, William Lucas, William Nash
     "And thereupon it is considered that the said paper or instrument of writing is duly proven to be the last will and testament of the said Joshua Ferguson and that the same be admitted to record as required by law.
     "In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed the seal of said Court at office this 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and in the 17th year of the State. Israel B. Grant, Clerk

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that this last will and testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased together with the certificate of Probate there on endorsed was produced to me in my office for Record on the 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and thereupon the same together with the certificate of Probate have been duly committed to Record as directed by law.
     "Witness my hand & seal of office the day and date above written. I. B. Grant, Clerk.1

Family

Thomas James

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will and probate record seen on Ancestry.com on 29 Dec 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9071&h=5880248&ssrc=pt&tid=15933093&pid=28661734528&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9071/007635261_00210/5880248?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/15933093/person/28661734528/facts/citation/762024249008/edit/record#?imageId=007635261_00212. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  2. [S406] Wm. S. and Robert Rose Bryan, A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions (Baltimore, MD: reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. for Clearfield Company, Inc., 2002, 1935 (original 1876)), p. 332. Hereinafter cited as Bryan & Rose [1876] History of Pioneer MO Families.
  3. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Marriage record seen on Ancestry.com on 29 Dec 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?viewrecord=1&r=an&db=FSMarriageKentucky&indiv=try&h=902145851
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/61372/TH-1961-30539-4488-66?pid=902145851&backurl=http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DOQU3338%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3Dfsmarriagekentucky%26gsln%3DFerguson%26gsfn_x%3DNP_NN_NIC%26gsln_x%3DNP_NN_NS%26mssns%3DJames%26mssns_x%3D1%26msgdy%3D1804%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26redir%3Dfalse%26uidh%3Dv51%26gss%3Dangs-d%26pcat%3D34%26fh%3D3%26h%3D902145851%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D4&usePUB=true&_phsrc=OQU3338&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true

Thomas James1

M, #88875
Last Edited29 Dec 2018
     Thomas James married Betsy Ferguson, daughter of Joshua Calvin Ferguson and Mary Stone, on 13 June 1808 at Washington Co., Kentucky, USA;
Ancestry.com - Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965
     Name:     Betsy Ferguson
     Gender:     Female
     Marriage Date:     13 Jun 1808
     Marriage Place:     Washington, Kentucky, USA
     Spouse:     Thomas James
     Film Number:     000551245
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
     Original data: Marriage Records. Kentucky Marriages. Madison County Courthouse, Richmond, Kentucky.1,2
     Thomas James is mentioned in the will of Joshua Calvin Ferguson on 23 June 1836 at Callaway Co., Missouri, USA;
Ancestry.com - Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988
     Name:     Joshua Farguson [Joshua Ferguson]
     Probate Date:     23 Jun 1836 (date of Will)
     Probate Place:     Callaway, Missouri, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1836
     Inferred Death Place:     Missouri, USA
     Source Citation: Author: Missouri. Probate Court (Callaway County); Probate Place: Callaway, Missouri
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: Missouri, County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription (by G A Vaut):
     "I, Joshua Ferguson of Callaway County Mo, being of good health 7 of sound and disposing mind & memory and being desirous to settle my affairs while health and capacity remains to me well knowing that at my advanced age I may not expect a long continuance of health, do make, ordain establish and declare this my last will and testament hereby and herein revoking and declaring null and void all and every will and codicil by me heretofore made.
     "Item it is my will in the first place that all my just debts be paid by my Executor as soon after my decease as the nature of things will admit and after such payment I dispose of all my remaining estate, whether real, personal or mixed in the manner following, promising that my heirs are Sally Dorsey, wife of Richard Dorsey, Nancy Hirsh wife of George Hirsh, Polly Ellison wife of Thomas Ellison, John S. Ferguson, Rebecca Askins wife of Dennis Askins, Betsy James wife of Thomas James, James Ferguson who are my children and William Ferguson and Mary Ferguson who are the children of my deceased son William Ferguson.
     "Item, In addition to three negroes, named Hannah, Milly and Solomon which I have formaly given to my daughter Sally Dorsey, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to a negro named Dice and other property which I have formerly given to my daughter Nancy Hirsh, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Hannah and George which I have formerly given to my Daughter Polly Ellison, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Clore, Yellow Mary, Black Mary and her son Jim which I have formerly given to my son John S. Ferguson together with some land I will and bequeath unto him one Dollar.
     "Item, I will and devise unto my grandson John Ferguson, Jr. a tract of land containing two hundred and thirty acres originally granted to one Liplant, a new Madrid claim and located adjoining to the tract upon which I now reside on the west and adjoining the Missouri River.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Sam and Elisa and a tract of land which I have given to my Daughter Rebecca Askins, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Lucy and Easther and other property which I have given to my daughter Betsy James, I give and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Abram, James, Rachel and Easther which I have given to my son James Ferguson I will and devise unto him the tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundred & odd acres.
     "Item, In addition to the lands, negroes and other property which I gave to my late son William Ferguson Deceased, and which has descended to his children Mary and William Ferguson, I now will unto the said Mary and the said William Ferguson on Dollar each.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson John Ferguson who is the son of my son John Ferguson, my negro girl named Rhody.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my son James Ferguson my negro boy named Westly, my waggon and working oxen, my cupboard, desk, chairs and tables.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson Joshua Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro girl named Harriett.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson William Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro boy named John.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my negro men named Adam, Luke and Ned and my negro boy named Bill and my negro woman named Sally their and each of their freedom, hereby enjoining it upon my Executor hereinafter named to do all that shall be necessary to give full effect to my desire in this particular and hereby requiring Luke and Ned to cause the said Bill to be taught reading, writing and arithmetic at their cost and expense.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson George Hirsh Jr. one quarter Section of good land to be provided by my Executor within Limits of this State and to be paid for out of whatever moneys may belong to my estate, should there be a sufficiency for that purpose after having satisfied the other provisions of this my will and if not then as much land as such surplus will procure.
     "Item, Should there be any residuum after complying with and satisfying all the previous provisions of this my will, I will and bequeath the said residuum whatever the amount thereof may be to my Executor hereinafter named.
     "Item, It is my will that the disposition of property herein made shall not be affected or altered in consequence of the death or destruction of any thereof or sale, but that this my las twill shall be carried into effect specifically wheresoever the same shall be practicable and should there be any loss or sale of any property prior to my decease or distribution it shall be the loss of the specific Legatee or devisee.
     "Item, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son John S. Ferguson to be the Executor of this my last will hoping that he will not refuse to take upon himself the charge thereof.
     "In testimony of all of which I the said Joshua Ferguson have hereunto set my hand publishing and declaring the same to be my last will and testament this Twenty third day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Six. Joshua Ferguson
     "Signed and published by the Testator in our presence and by us at his request and in the presence of him and of each other: William Nash, W. Lucas.

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that on this 7th day of January 1837 in vacation this paper or instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased was this day produced before me in vacation for probate by John S. Ferguson Executor therein named and thereupon came Wm. Lucas and Wm Nash the subscribing witnesses thereto who after being duly sworn before me upon their oaths deposed and said that they were present and did hear the said Joshua Ferguson publish, pronounce and declare this paper or instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and he the said Joshua Ferguson subscribed the same in their presence and at the request of the said Joshua Ferguson in the presence of each other, and that he the said Joshua Ferguson was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.
     "Signed, William Lucas, William Nash
     "And thereupon it is considered that the said paper or instrument of writing is duly proven to be the last will and testament of the said Joshua Ferguson and that the same be admitted to record as required by law.
     "In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed the seal of said Court at office this 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and in the 17th year of the State. Israel B. Grant, Clerk

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that this last will and testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased together with the certificate of Probate there on endorsed was produced to me in my office for Record on the 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and thereupon the same together with the certificate of Probate have been duly committed to Record as directed by law.
     "Witness my hand & seal of office the day and date above written. I. B. Grant, Clerk.1

James Ferguson1

M, #88876
FatherJoshua Calvin Ferguson1,2 b. 8 Dec 1753, d. bt 23 Jun 1836 - 7 Jan 1837
MotherMary Stone1,2 b. 1756, d. 4 Jul 1825
Last Edited31 Dec 2018
     ;
Bryan & Rose [1876:332-3] discusses two FERGUSON families of Virginia who moved to Callawy Co. The first to arrive was the family of Joshua and Mary STONE) FERGUSON of Fairfax Co., VA, who arrived in 1817. Bryan & Rose list eight children:
     -- John S.
     -- William
     -- James
     -- Polly
     -- Sally
     -- Nancy
     -- Elizabeth
     -- Rachel
The second was the family of John and France (LUCAS) FERGUSON of VA who arrived in 1820. Bryan & Rose list nine children:
     -- Moses
     -- Ann
     -- John
     -- Sarah
     -- Nancy
     -- Swan
     -- Napoleon
     -- Mary
Both families are found in the 1830 census for that county:
1. Joshua, with his two sons, James and John.
2. Several sons and/or grandsons of John: Moses I and Moses 2, Swan and Napoleon.
     NB: It's not entirely clear which of the two FERGUSON families that the 1830 John FERGUSON belongs too, but it seems to me most likely that he is the son of Joshua since he is next to James (a son of Joshua). However, there is a Moses, a Swan and a Napoleon on the same page (members of the 2nd FERGUSON family.
     It is possible that the two families were related, but two different family trees on Ancestry.com show the father of John, head of family #2, to have been a Capt. Robert FERGUSON and no linkage to the family of Joshua.This agrees with Bryan & Rose [1876:332] who says that John's "...father was a sea captain."3,4,5,6

James Ferguson appeared in the census of 7 August 1820 at Shelby Co., Kentucky, USA;
This is an older couple (both aged 45 or over with no children. It may not be the same James, son of Joshua Ferguson, since according to Bryan & Rose [1876:332] James and his father moved to Callaway Co., MO in 1817.
p. 122, line 29
     Name:     James Forgerson
     Home in 1820 (City, County, State):     Shelby, Kentucky
     Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1
     Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:     1
     Free White Persons - Over 25:     2
     Total Free White Persons:     2
     Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:     2.7,3

James Ferguson appeared in the census of 1830 at Callaway Co., Missouri, USA;
James is on the same page as his father, Joshua (line 9) and his brother John (line 22).
p. 65, line 23
     Name:     James Ferguson
     Home in 1830 (City, County, State):     Callaway, Missouri
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:     1 [aft 1825]
     Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:     1 [1790-99] James unk
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:     1 [aft 1825]
     Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:     1 [1801-10]
     Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23:     1
     Slaves - Males - 36 thru 54:     1
     Slaves - Females - Under 10:     2
     Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54:     1
     Free White Persons - Under 20:     2
     Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     2
     Total Free White Persons:     4
     Total Slaves:     5
     Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):     9.8
In Joshua Calvin Ferguson's will dated 23 June 1836 at Callaway Co., Missouri, USA, James Ferguson was named as an heir;
Ancestry.com - Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988
     Name:     Joshua Farguson [Joshua Ferguson]
     Probate Date:     23 Jun 1836 (date of Will)
     Probate Place:     Callaway, Missouri, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1836
     Inferred Death Place:     Missouri, USA
     Source Citation: Author: Missouri. Probate Court (Callaway County); Probate Place: Callaway, Missouri
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: Missouri, County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription (by G A Vaut):
     "I, Joshua Ferguson of Callaway County Mo, being of good health 7 of sound and disposing mind & memory and being desirous to settle my affairs while health and capacity remains to me well knowing that at my advanced age I may not expect a long continuance of health, do make, ordain establish and declare this my last will and testament hereby and herein revoking and declaring null and void all and every will and codicil by me heretofore made.
     "Item it is my will in the first place that all my just debts be paid by my Executor as soon after my decease as the nature of things will admit and after such payment I dispose of all my remaining estate, whether real, personal or mixed in the manner following, promising that my heirs are Sally Dorsey, wife of Richard Dorsey, Nancy Hirsh wife of George Hirsh, Polly Ellison wife of Thomas Ellison, John S. Ferguson, Rebecca Askins wife of Dennis Askins, Betsy James wife of Thomas James, James Ferguson who are my children and William Ferguson and Mary Ferguson who are the children of my deceased son William Ferguson.
     "Item, In addition to three negroes, named Hannah, Milly and Solomon which I have formaly given to my daughter Sally Dorsey, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to a negro named Dice and other property which I have formerly given to my daughter Nancy Hirsh, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Hannah and George which I have formerly given to my Daughter Polly Ellison, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Clore, Yellow Mary, Black Mary and her son Jim which I have formerly given to my son John S. Ferguson together with some land I will and bequeath unto him one Dollar.
     "Item, I will and devise unto my grandson John Ferguson, Jr. a tract of land containing two hundred and thirty acres originally granted to one Liplant, a new Madrid claim and located adjoining to the tract upon which I now reside on the west and adjoining the Missouri River.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Sam and Elisa and a tract of land which I have given to my Daughter Rebecca Askins, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Lucy and Easther and other property which I have given to my daughter Betsy James, I give and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Abram, James, Rachel and Easther which I have given to my son James Ferguson I will and devise unto him the tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundred & odd acres.
     "Item, In addition to the lands, negroes and other property which I gave to my late son William Ferguson Deceased, and which has descended to his children Mary and William Ferguson, I now will unto the said Mary and the said William Ferguson on Dollar each.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson John Ferguson who is the son of my son John Ferguson, my negro girl named Rhody.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my son James Ferguson my negro boy named Westly, my waggon and working oxen, my cupboard, desk, chairs and tables.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson Joshua Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro girl named Harriett.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson William Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro boy named John.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my negro men named Adam, Luke and Ned and my negro boy named Bill and my negro woman named Sally their and each of their freedom, hereby enjoining it upon my Executor hereinafter named to do all that shall be necessary to give full effect to my desire in this particular and hereby requiring Luke and Ned to cause the said Bill to be taught reading, writing and arithmetic at their cost and expense.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson George Hirsh Jr. one quarter Section of good land to be provided by my Executor within Limits of this State and to be paid for out of whatever moneys may belong to my estate, should there be a sufficiency for that purpose after having satisfied the other provisions of this my will and if not then as much land as such surplus will procure.
     "Item, Should there be any residuum after complying with and satisfying all the previous provisions of this my will, I will and bequeath the said residuum whatever the amount thereof may be to my Executor hereinafter named.
     "Item, It is my will that the disposition of property herein made shall not be affected or altered in consequence of the death or destruction of any thereof or sale, but that this my las twill shall be carried into effect specifically wheresoever the same shall be practicable and should there be any loss or sale of any property prior to my decease or distribution it shall be the loss of the specific Legatee or devisee.
     "Item, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son John S. Ferguson to be the Executor of this my last will hoping that he will not refuse to take upon himself the charge thereof.
     "In testimony of all of which I the said Joshua Ferguson have hereunto set my hand publishing and declaring the same to be my last will and testament this Twenty third day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Six. Joshua Ferguson
     "Signed and published by the Testator in our presence and by us at his request and in the presence of him and of each other: William Nash, W. Lucas.

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that on this 7th day of January 1837 in vacation this paper or instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased was this day produced before me in vacation for probate by John S. Ferguson Executor therein named and thereupon came Wm. Lucas and Wm Nash the subscribing witnesses thereto who after being duly sworn before me upon their oaths deposed and said that they were present and did hear the said Joshua Ferguson publish, pronounce and declare this paper or instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and he the said Joshua Ferguson subscribed the same in their presence and at the request of the said Joshua Ferguson in the presence of each other, and that he the said Joshua Ferguson was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.
     "Signed, William Lucas, William Nash
     "And thereupon it is considered that the said paper or instrument of writing is duly proven to be the last will and testament of the said Joshua Ferguson and that the same be admitted to record as required by law.
     "In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed the seal of said Court at office this 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and in the 17th year of the State. Israel B. Grant, Clerk

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that this last will and testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased together with the certificate of Probate there on endorsed was produced to me in my office for Record on the 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and thereupon the same together with the certificate of Probate have been duly committed to Record as directed by law.
     "Witness my hand & seal of office the day and date above written. I. B. Grant, Clerk.1

James Ferguson appeared in the census of 1840 at Cote Sans Dessein Township, Callaway Co., Missouri, USA;
p. 229, line 1
     Name:     James Furgerson
     Home in 1840 (City, County, State):     Cote Sans Dessein, Callaway, Missouri
     Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:     1 [1791-1800] James unk
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:     1 [aft 1835]
     Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:     1 [1801-10]
     Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23:     1
     Slaves - Males - 36 thru 54:     1
     Slaves - Males - 55 thru 99:     1
     Slaves - Females - Under 10:     3
     Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23:     2
     Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35:     1
     Persons Employed in Agriculture:     2
     Free White Persons - Under 20:     1
     Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     2
     Total Free White Persons:     3
     Total Slaves:     9
     Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:     12.9

Citations

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William Madison Ferguson Sr.1,2

M, #88877, b. 6 July 1793, d. before 23 June 1836
FatherJoshua Calvin Ferguson1,3 b. 8 Dec 1753, d. bt 23 Jun 1836 - 7 Jan 1837
MotherMary Stone1,3 b. 1756, d. 4 Jul 1825
Last Edited31 Dec 2018
     William Madison Ferguson Sr. was born on 6 July 1793.2 He married Lucinda Ann Fry, daughter of Isaac Fry and Catherine Fry, on 19 September 1815 at Shelby Co., Kentucky, USA.2
William Madison Ferguson Sr. died before 23 June 1836; He was listed as deceased in his father's will of 23 June 1836 .1
     Reference: See attached exhibit.2

;
I believe that I may have confounded two different William FERGUSONS. One was the son of Joshuan FERGUSON (1753-1836), as recorded as deceased in Joshua's 1836 will, and one who married Lucinda Ann FRY, the dau. of Isaac FRY (as recorded in an unknown book seen on Ancestry.com). It is possible that there were two Joshuas and and both had sons named William.1,2

William Madison Ferguson Sr. appeared in the census of 7 August 1820 at Shelby Co., Kentucky, USA;
William is on the same page as his father, Joshua FERGUSON (line 12) and his father-in-law, Isaac Fry (line 6).
p. 118, line 17
     Home in 1820 (City, County, State):     Shelby, Kentucky
     Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     1
     Slaves - Males - 26 thru 44:     1
     Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:     2
     Total Free White Persons:     1
     Total Slaves:     1
     Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:     2.4
William Madison Ferguson Sr. is mentioned in the will of Joshua Calvin Ferguson on 23 June 1836 at Callaway Co., Missouri, USA;
Ancestry.com - Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988
     Name:     Joshua Farguson [Joshua Ferguson]
     Probate Date:     23 Jun 1836 (date of Will)
     Probate Place:     Callaway, Missouri, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1836
     Inferred Death Place:     Missouri, USA
     Source Citation: Author: Missouri. Probate Court (Callaway County); Probate Place: Callaway, Missouri
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: Missouri, County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription (by G A Vaut):
     "I, Joshua Ferguson of Callaway County Mo, being of good health 7 of sound and disposing mind & memory and being desirous to settle my affairs while health and capacity remains to me well knowing that at my advanced age I may not expect a long continuance of health, do make, ordain establish and declare this my last will and testament hereby and herein revoking and declaring null and void all and every will and codicil by me heretofore made.
     "Item it is my will in the first place that all my just debts be paid by my Executor as soon after my decease as the nature of things will admit and after such payment I dispose of all my remaining estate, whether real, personal or mixed in the manner following, promising that my heirs are Sally Dorsey, wife of Richard Dorsey, Nancy Hirsh wife of George Hirsh, Polly Ellison wife of Thomas Ellison, John S. Ferguson, Rebecca Askins wife of Dennis Askins, Betsy James wife of Thomas James, James Ferguson who are my children and William Ferguson and Mary Ferguson who are the children of my deceased son William Ferguson.
     "Item, In addition to three negroes, named Hannah, Milly and Solomon which I have formaly given to my daughter Sally Dorsey, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to a negro named Dice and other property which I have formerly given to my daughter Nancy Hirsh, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Hannah and George which I have formerly given to my Daughter Polly Ellison, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Clore, Yellow Mary, Black Mary and her son Jim which I have formerly given to my son John S. Ferguson together with some land I will and bequeath unto him one Dollar.
     "Item, I will and devise unto my grandson John Ferguson, Jr. a tract of land containing two hundred and thirty acres originally granted to one Liplant, a new Madrid claim and located adjoining to the tract upon which I now reside on the west and adjoining the Missouri River.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Sam and Elisa and a tract of land which I have given to my Daughter Rebecca Askins, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Lucy and Easther and other property which I have given to my daughter Betsy James, I give and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Abram, James, Rachel and Easther which I have given to my son James Ferguson I will and devise unto him the tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundred & odd acres.
     "Item, In addition to the lands, negroes and other property which I gave to my late son William Ferguson Deceased, and which has descended to his children Mary and William Ferguson, I now will unto the said Mary and the said William Ferguson on Dollar each.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson John Ferguson who is the son of my son John Ferguson, my negro girl named Rhody.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my son James Ferguson my negro boy named Westly, my waggon and working oxen, my cupboard, desk, chairs and tables.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson Joshua Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro girl named Harriett.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson William Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro boy named John.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my negro men named Adam, Luke and Ned and my negro boy named Bill and my negro woman named Sally their and each of their freedom, hereby enjoining it upon my Executor hereinafter named to do all that shall be necessary to give full effect to my desire in this particular and hereby requiring Luke and Ned to cause the said Bill to be taught reading, writing and arithmetic at their cost and expense.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson George Hirsh Jr. one quarter Section of good land to be provided by my Executor within Limits of this State and to be paid for out of whatever moneys may belong to my estate, should there be a sufficiency for that purpose after having satisfied the other provisions of this my will and if not then as much land as such surplus will procure.
     "Item, Should there be any residuum after complying with and satisfying all the previous provisions of this my will, I will and bequeath the said residuum whatever the amount thereof may be to my Executor hereinafter named.
     "Item, It is my will that the disposition of property herein made shall not be affected or altered in consequence of the death or destruction of any thereof or sale, but that this my las twill shall be carried into effect specifically wheresoever the same shall be practicable and should there be any loss or sale of any property prior to my decease or distribution it shall be the loss of the specific Legatee or devisee.
     "Item, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son John S. Ferguson to be the Executor of this my last will hoping that he will not refuse to take upon himself the charge thereof.
     "In testimony of all of which I the said Joshua Ferguson have hereunto set my hand publishing and declaring the same to be my last will and testament this Twenty third day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Six. Joshua Ferguson
     "Signed and published by the Testator in our presence and by us at his request and in the presence of him and of each other: William Nash, W. Lucas.

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that on this 7th day of January 1837 in vacation this paper or instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased was this day produced before me in vacation for probate by John S. Ferguson Executor therein named and thereupon came Wm. Lucas and Wm Nash the subscribing witnesses thereto who after being duly sworn before me upon their oaths deposed and said that they were present and did hear the said Joshua Ferguson publish, pronounce and declare this paper or instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and he the said Joshua Ferguson subscribed the same in their presence and at the request of the said Joshua Ferguson in the presence of each other, and that he the said Joshua Ferguson was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.
     "Signed, William Lucas, William Nash
     "And thereupon it is considered that the said paper or instrument of writing is duly proven to be the last will and testament of the said Joshua Ferguson and that the same be admitted to record as required by law.
     "In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed the seal of said Court at office this 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and in the 17th year of the State. Israel B. Grant, Clerk

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that this last will and testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased together with the certificate of Probate there on endorsed was produced to me in my office for Record on the 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and thereupon the same together with the certificate of Probate have been duly committed to Record as directed by law.
     "Witness my hand & seal of office the day and date above written. I. B. Grant, Clerk.1

Citations

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Wiliam Ferguson Jr.1

M, #88878
FatherWilliam Madison Ferguson Sr.1 b. 6 Jul 1793, d. b 23 Jun 1836
MotherLucinda Ann Fry2 b. 1 Sep 1795
Last Edited29 Dec 2018
     In Joshua Calvin Ferguson's will dated 23 June 1836 at Callaway Co., Missouri, USA, Wiliam Ferguson Jr. was named as an heir;
Ancestry.com - Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988
     Name:     Joshua Farguson [Joshua Ferguson]
     Probate Date:     23 Jun 1836 (date of Will)
     Probate Place:     Callaway, Missouri, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1836
     Inferred Death Place:     Missouri, USA
     Source Citation: Author: Missouri. Probate Court (Callaway County); Probate Place: Callaway, Missouri
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: Missouri, County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription (by G A Vaut):
     "I, Joshua Ferguson of Callaway County Mo, being of good health 7 of sound and disposing mind & memory and being desirous to settle my affairs while health and capacity remains to me well knowing that at my advanced age I may not expect a long continuance of health, do make, ordain establish and declare this my last will and testament hereby and herein revoking and declaring null and void all and every will and codicil by me heretofore made.
     "Item it is my will in the first place that all my just debts be paid by my Executor as soon after my decease as the nature of things will admit and after such payment I dispose of all my remaining estate, whether real, personal or mixed in the manner following, promising that my heirs are Sally Dorsey, wife of Richard Dorsey, Nancy Hirsh wife of George Hirsh, Polly Ellison wife of Thomas Ellison, John S. Ferguson, Rebecca Askins wife of Dennis Askins, Betsy James wife of Thomas James, James Ferguson who are my children and William Ferguson and Mary Ferguson who are the children of my deceased son William Ferguson.
     "Item, In addition to three negroes, named Hannah, Milly and Solomon which I have formaly given to my daughter Sally Dorsey, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to a negro named Dice and other property which I have formerly given to my daughter Nancy Hirsh, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Hannah and George which I have formerly given to my Daughter Polly Ellison, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Clore, Yellow Mary, Black Mary and her son Jim which I have formerly given to my son John S. Ferguson together with some land I will and bequeath unto him one Dollar.
     "Item, I will and devise unto my grandson John Ferguson, Jr. a tract of land containing two hundred and thirty acres originally granted to one Liplant, a new Madrid claim and located adjoining to the tract upon which I now reside on the west and adjoining the Missouri River.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Sam and Elisa and a tract of land which I have given to my Daughter Rebecca Askins, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Lucy and Easther and other property which I have given to my daughter Betsy James, I give and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Abram, James, Rachel and Easther which I have given to my son James Ferguson I will and devise unto him the tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundred & odd acres.
     "Item, In addition to the lands, negroes and other property which I gave to my late son William Ferguson Deceased, and which has descended to his children Mary and William Ferguson, I now will unto the said Mary and the said William Ferguson on Dollar each.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson John Ferguson who is the son of my son John Ferguson, my negro girl named Rhody.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my son James Ferguson my negro boy named Westly, my waggon and working oxen, my cupboard, desk, chairs and tables.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson Joshua Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro girl named Harriett.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson William Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro boy named John.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my negro men named Adam, Luke and Ned and my negro boy named Bill and my negro woman named Sally their and each of their freedom, hereby enjoining it upon my Executor hereinafter named to do all that shall be necessary to give full effect to my desire in this particular and hereby requiring Luke and Ned to cause the said Bill to be taught reading, writing and arithmetic at their cost and expense.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson George Hirsh Jr. one quarter Section of good land to be provided by my Executor within Limits of this State and to be paid for out of whatever moneys may belong to my estate, should there be a sufficiency for that purpose after having satisfied the other provisions of this my will and if not then as much land as such surplus will procure.
     "Item, Should there be any residuum after complying with and satisfying all the previous provisions of this my will, I will and bequeath the said residuum whatever the amount thereof may be to my Executor hereinafter named.
     "Item, It is my will that the disposition of property herein made shall not be affected or altered in consequence of the death or destruction of any thereof or sale, but that this my las twill shall be carried into effect specifically wheresoever the same shall be practicable and should there be any loss or sale of any property prior to my decease or distribution it shall be the loss of the specific Legatee or devisee.
     "Item, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son John S. Ferguson to be the Executor of this my last will hoping that he will not refuse to take upon himself the charge thereof.
     "In testimony of all of which I the said Joshua Ferguson have hereunto set my hand publishing and declaring the same to be my last will and testament this Twenty third day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Six. Joshua Ferguson
     "Signed and published by the Testator in our presence and by us at his request and in the presence of him and of each other: William Nash, W. Lucas.

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that on this 7th day of January 1837 in vacation this paper or instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased was this day produced before me in vacation for probate by John S. Ferguson Executor therein named and thereupon came Wm. Lucas and Wm Nash the subscribing witnesses thereto who after being duly sworn before me upon their oaths deposed and said that they were present and did hear the said Joshua Ferguson publish, pronounce and declare this paper or instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and he the said Joshua Ferguson subscribed the same in their presence and at the request of the said Joshua Ferguson in the presence of each other, and that he the said Joshua Ferguson was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.
     "Signed, William Lucas, William Nash
     "And thereupon it is considered that the said paper or instrument of writing is duly proven to be the last will and testament of the said Joshua Ferguson and that the same be admitted to record as required by law.
     "In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed the seal of said Court at office this 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and in the 17th year of the State. Israel B. Grant, Clerk

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that this last will and testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased together with the certificate of Probate there on endorsed was produced to me in my office for Record on the 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and thereupon the same together with the certificate of Probate have been duly committed to Record as directed by law.
     "Witness my hand & seal of office the day and date above written. I. B. Grant, Clerk.1

Nancy Ferguson1

F, #88879
FatherWilliam Madison Ferguson Sr.1 b. 6 Jul 1793, d. b 23 Jun 1836
MotherLucinda Ann Fry2 b. 1 Sep 1795
Last Edited30 Dec 2018
     In Joshua Calvin Ferguson's will dated 23 June 1836 at Callaway Co., Missouri, USA, Nancy Ferguson was named as an heir;
Ancestry.com - Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988
     Name:     Joshua Farguson [Joshua Ferguson]
     Probate Date:     23 Jun 1836 (date of Will)
     Probate Place:     Callaway, Missouri, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1836
     Inferred Death Place:     Missouri, USA
     Source Citation: Author: Missouri. Probate Court (Callaway County); Probate Place: Callaway, Missouri
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: Missouri, County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription (by G A Vaut):
     "I, Joshua Ferguson of Callaway County Mo, being of good health 7 of sound and disposing mind & memory and being desirous to settle my affairs while health and capacity remains to me well knowing that at my advanced age I may not expect a long continuance of health, do make, ordain establish and declare this my last will and testament hereby and herein revoking and declaring null and void all and every will and codicil by me heretofore made.
     "Item it is my will in the first place that all my just debts be paid by my Executor as soon after my decease as the nature of things will admit and after such payment I dispose of all my remaining estate, whether real, personal or mixed in the manner following, promising that my heirs are Sally Dorsey, wife of Richard Dorsey, Nancy Hirsh wife of George Hirsh, Polly Ellison wife of Thomas Ellison, John S. Ferguson, Rebecca Askins wife of Dennis Askins, Betsy James wife of Thomas James, James Ferguson who are my children and William Ferguson and Mary Ferguson who are the children of my deceased son William Ferguson.
     "Item, In addition to three negroes, named Hannah, Milly and Solomon which I have formaly given to my daughter Sally Dorsey, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to a negro named Dice and other property which I have formerly given to my daughter Nancy Hirsh, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Hannah and George which I have formerly given to my Daughter Polly Ellison, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Clore, Yellow Mary, Black Mary and her son Jim which I have formerly given to my son John S. Ferguson together with some land I will and bequeath unto him one Dollar.
     "Item, I will and devise unto my grandson John Ferguson, Jr. a tract of land containing two hundred and thirty acres originally granted to one Liplant, a new Madrid claim and located adjoining to the tract upon which I now reside on the west and adjoining the Missouri River.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Sam and Elisa and a tract of land which I have given to my Daughter Rebecca Askins, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Lucy and Easther and other property which I have given to my daughter Betsy James, I give and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Abram, James, Rachel and Easther which I have given to my son James Ferguson I will and devise unto him the tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundred & odd acres.
     "Item, In addition to the lands, negroes and other property which I gave to my late son William Ferguson Deceased, and which has descended to his children Mary and William Ferguson, I now will unto the said Mary and the said William Ferguson on Dollar each.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson John Ferguson who is the son of my son John Ferguson, my negro girl named Rhody.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my son James Ferguson my negro boy named Westly, my waggon and working oxen, my cupboard, desk, chairs and tables.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson Joshua Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro girl named Harriett.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson William Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro boy named John.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my negro men named Adam, Luke and Ned and my negro boy named Bill and my negro woman named Sally their and each of their freedom, hereby enjoining it upon my Executor hereinafter named to do all that shall be necessary to give full effect to my desire in this particular and hereby requiring Luke and Ned to cause the said Bill to be taught reading, writing and arithmetic at their cost and expense.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson George Hirsh Jr. one quarter Section of good land to be provided by my Executor within Limits of this State and to be paid for out of whatever moneys may belong to my estate, should there be a sufficiency for that purpose after having satisfied the other provisions of this my will and if not then as much land as such surplus will procure.
     "Item, Should there be any residuum after complying with and satisfying all the previous provisions of this my will, I will and bequeath the said residuum whatever the amount thereof may be to my Executor hereinafter named.
     "Item, It is my will that the disposition of property herein made shall not be affected or altered in consequence of the death or destruction of any thereof or sale, but that this my las twill shall be carried into effect specifically wheresoever the same shall be practicable and should there be any loss or sale of any property prior to my decease or distribution it shall be the loss of the specific Legatee or devisee.
     "Item, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son John S. Ferguson to be the Executor of this my last will hoping that he will not refuse to take upon himself the charge thereof.
     "In testimony of all of which I the said Joshua Ferguson have hereunto set my hand publishing and declaring the same to be my last will and testament this Twenty third day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Six. Joshua Ferguson
     "Signed and published by the Testator in our presence and by us at his request and in the presence of him and of each other: William Nash, W. Lucas.

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that on this 7th day of January 1837 in vacation this paper or instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased was this day produced before me in vacation for probate by John S. Ferguson Executor therein named and thereupon came Wm. Lucas and Wm Nash the subscribing witnesses thereto who after being duly sworn before me upon their oaths deposed and said that they were present and did hear the said Joshua Ferguson publish, pronounce and declare this paper or instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and he the said Joshua Ferguson subscribed the same in their presence and at the request of the said Joshua Ferguson in the presence of each other, and that he the said Joshua Ferguson was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.
     "Signed, William Lucas, William Nash
     "And thereupon it is considered that the said paper or instrument of writing is duly proven to be the last will and testament of the said Joshua Ferguson and that the same be admitted to record as required by law.
     "In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed the seal of said Court at office this 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and in the 17th year of the State. Israel B. Grant, Clerk

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that this last will and testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased together with the certificate of Probate there on endorsed was produced to me in my office for Record on the 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and thereupon the same together with the certificate of Probate have been duly committed to Record as directed by law.
     "Witness my hand & seal of office the day and date above written. I. B. Grant, Clerk.1

John Ferguson Jr.1

M, #88880
FatherJohn Stone Ferguson1,2 b. 1780, d. 1 Nov 1849
MotherMary James1 b. 1790, d. Oct 1867
Last Edited29 Dec 2018
     In Joshua Calvin Ferguson's will dated 23 June 1836 at Callaway Co., Missouri, USA, John Ferguson Jr. was named as an heir;
Ancestry.com - Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988
     Name:     Joshua Farguson [Joshua Ferguson]
     Probate Date:     23 Jun 1836 (date of Will)
     Probate Place:     Callaway, Missouri, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1836
     Inferred Death Place:     Missouri, USA
     Source Citation: Author: Missouri. Probate Court (Callaway County); Probate Place: Callaway, Missouri
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: Missouri, County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription (by G A Vaut):
     "I, Joshua Ferguson of Callaway County Mo, being of good health 7 of sound and disposing mind & memory and being desirous to settle my affairs while health and capacity remains to me well knowing that at my advanced age I may not expect a long continuance of health, do make, ordain establish and declare this my last will and testament hereby and herein revoking and declaring null and void all and every will and codicil by me heretofore made.
     "Item it is my will in the first place that all my just debts be paid by my Executor as soon after my decease as the nature of things will admit and after such payment I dispose of all my remaining estate, whether real, personal or mixed in the manner following, promising that my heirs are Sally Dorsey, wife of Richard Dorsey, Nancy Hirsh wife of George Hirsh, Polly Ellison wife of Thomas Ellison, John S. Ferguson, Rebecca Askins wife of Dennis Askins, Betsy James wife of Thomas James, James Ferguson who are my children and William Ferguson and Mary Ferguson who are the children of my deceased son William Ferguson.
     "Item, In addition to three negroes, named Hannah, Milly and Solomon which I have formaly given to my daughter Sally Dorsey, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to a negro named Dice and other property which I have formerly given to my daughter Nancy Hirsh, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Hannah and George which I have formerly given to my Daughter Polly Ellison, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Clore, Yellow Mary, Black Mary and her son Jim which I have formerly given to my son John S. Ferguson together with some land I will and bequeath unto him one Dollar.
     "Item, I will and devise unto my grandson John Ferguson, Jr. a tract of land containing two hundred and thirty acres originally granted to one Liplant, a new Madrid claim and located adjoining to the tract upon which I now reside on the west and adjoining the Missouri River.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Sam and Elisa and a tract of land which I have given to my Daughter Rebecca Askins, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Lucy and Easther and other property which I have given to my daughter Betsy James, I give and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Abram, James, Rachel and Easther which I have given to my son James Ferguson I will and devise unto him the tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundred & odd acres.
     "Item, In addition to the lands, negroes and other property which I gave to my late son William Ferguson Deceased, and which has descended to his children Mary and William Ferguson, I now will unto the said Mary and the said William Ferguson on Dollar each.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson John Ferguson who is the son of my son John Ferguson, my negro girl named Rhody.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my son James Ferguson my negro boy named Westly, my waggon and working oxen, my cupboard, desk, chairs and tables.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson Joshua Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro girl named Harriett.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson William Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro boy named John.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my negro men named Adam, Luke and Ned and my negro boy named Bill and my negro woman named Sally their and each of their freedom, hereby enjoining it upon my Executor hereinafter named to do all that shall be necessary to give full effect to my desire in this particular and hereby requiring Luke and Ned to cause the said Bill to be taught reading, writing and arithmetic at their cost and expense.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson George Hirsh Jr. one quarter Section of good land to be provided by my Executor within Limits of this State and to be paid for out of whatever moneys may belong to my estate, should there be a sufficiency for that purpose after having satisfied the other provisions of this my will and if not then as much land as such surplus will procure.
     "Item, Should there be any residuum after complying with and satisfying all the previous provisions of this my will, I will and bequeath the said residuum whatever the amount thereof may be to my Executor hereinafter named.
     "Item, It is my will that the disposition of property herein made shall not be affected or altered in consequence of the death or destruction of any thereof or sale, but that this my las twill shall be carried into effect specifically wheresoever the same shall be practicable and should there be any loss or sale of any property prior to my decease or distribution it shall be the loss of the specific Legatee or devisee.
     "Item, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son John S. Ferguson to be the Executor of this my last will hoping that he will not refuse to take upon himself the charge thereof.
     "In testimony of all of which I the said Joshua Ferguson have hereunto set my hand publishing and declaring the same to be my last will and testament this Twenty third day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Six. Joshua Ferguson
     "Signed and published by the Testator in our presence and by us at his request and in the presence of him and of each other: William Nash, W. Lucas.

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that on this 7th day of January 1837 in vacation this paper or instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased was this day produced before me in vacation for probate by John S. Ferguson Executor therein named and thereupon came Wm. Lucas and Wm Nash the subscribing witnesses thereto who after being duly sworn before me upon their oaths deposed and said that they were present and did hear the said Joshua Ferguson publish, pronounce and declare this paper or instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and he the said Joshua Ferguson subscribed the same in their presence and at the request of the said Joshua Ferguson in the presence of each other, and that he the said Joshua Ferguson was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.
     "Signed, William Lucas, William Nash
     "And thereupon it is considered that the said paper or instrument of writing is duly proven to be the last will and testament of the said Joshua Ferguson and that the same be admitted to record as required by law.
     "In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed the seal of said Court at office this 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and in the 17th year of the State. Israel B. Grant, Clerk

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that this last will and testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased together with the certificate of Probate there on endorsed was produced to me in my office for Record on the 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and thereupon the same together with the certificate of Probate have been duly committed to Record as directed by law.
     "Witness my hand & seal of office the day and date above written. I. B. Grant, Clerk.1

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will and probate record seen on Ancestry.com on 29 Dec 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9071&h=5880248&ssrc=pt&tid=15933093&pid=28661734528&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9071/007635261_00210/5880248?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/15933093/person/28661734528/facts/citation/762024249008/edit/record#?imageId=007635261_00212. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  2. [S406] Wm. S. and Robert Rose Bryan, A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions (Baltimore, MD: reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. for Clearfield Company, Inc., 2002, 1935 (original 1876)), p. 332. Hereinafter cited as Bryan & Rose [1876] History of Pioneer MO Families.

Joshua J. Ferguson1,2

M, #88881
FatherJohn Stone Ferguson1,2 b. 1780, d. 1 Nov 1849
MotherMary James1 b. 1790, d. Oct 1867
Last Edited29 Dec 2018
     In Joshua Calvin Ferguson's will dated 23 June 1836 at Callaway Co., Missouri, USA, Joshua J. Ferguson was named as an heir;
Ancestry.com - Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988
     Name:     Joshua Farguson [Joshua Ferguson]
     Probate Date:     23 Jun 1836 (date of Will)
     Probate Place:     Callaway, Missouri, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1836
     Inferred Death Place:     Missouri, USA
     Source Citation: Author: Missouri. Probate Court (Callaway County); Probate Place: Callaway, Missouri
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: Missouri, County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription (by G A Vaut):
     "I, Joshua Ferguson of Callaway County Mo, being of good health 7 of sound and disposing mind & memory and being desirous to settle my affairs while health and capacity remains to me well knowing that at my advanced age I may not expect a long continuance of health, do make, ordain establish and declare this my last will and testament hereby and herein revoking and declaring null and void all and every will and codicil by me heretofore made.
     "Item it is my will in the first place that all my just debts be paid by my Executor as soon after my decease as the nature of things will admit and after such payment I dispose of all my remaining estate, whether real, personal or mixed in the manner following, promising that my heirs are Sally Dorsey, wife of Richard Dorsey, Nancy Hirsh wife of George Hirsh, Polly Ellison wife of Thomas Ellison, John S. Ferguson, Rebecca Askins wife of Dennis Askins, Betsy James wife of Thomas James, James Ferguson who are my children and William Ferguson and Mary Ferguson who are the children of my deceased son William Ferguson.
     "Item, In addition to three negroes, named Hannah, Milly and Solomon which I have formaly given to my daughter Sally Dorsey, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to a negro named Dice and other property which I have formerly given to my daughter Nancy Hirsh, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Hannah and George which I have formerly given to my Daughter Polly Ellison, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Clore, Yellow Mary, Black Mary and her son Jim which I have formerly given to my son John S. Ferguson together with some land I will and bequeath unto him one Dollar.
     "Item, I will and devise unto my grandson John Ferguson, Jr. a tract of land containing two hundred and thirty acres originally granted to one Liplant, a new Madrid claim and located adjoining to the tract upon which I now reside on the west and adjoining the Missouri River.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Sam and Elisa and a tract of land which I have given to my Daughter Rebecca Askins, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Lucy and Easther and other property which I have given to my daughter Betsy James, I give and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Abram, James, Rachel and Easther which I have given to my son James Ferguson I will and devise unto him the tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundred & odd acres.
     "Item, In addition to the lands, negroes and other property which I gave to my late son William Ferguson Deceased, and which has descended to his children Mary and William Ferguson, I now will unto the said Mary and the said William Ferguson on Dollar each.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson John Ferguson who is the son of my son John Ferguson, my negro girl named Rhody.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my son James Ferguson my negro boy named Westly, my waggon and working oxen, my cupboard, desk, chairs and tables.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson Joshua Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro girl named Harriett.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson William Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro boy named John.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my negro men named Adam, Luke and Ned and my negro boy named Bill and my negro woman named Sally their and each of their freedom, hereby enjoining it upon my Executor hereinafter named to do all that shall be necessary to give full effect to my desire in this particular and hereby requiring Luke and Ned to cause the said Bill to be taught reading, writing and arithmetic at their cost and expense.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson George Hirsh Jr. one quarter Section of good land to be provided by my Executor within Limits of this State and to be paid for out of whatever moneys may belong to my estate, should there be a sufficiency for that purpose after having satisfied the other provisions of this my will and if not then as much land as such surplus will procure.
     "Item, Should there be any residuum after complying with and satisfying all the previous provisions of this my will, I will and bequeath the said residuum whatever the amount thereof may be to my Executor hereinafter named.
     "Item, It is my will that the disposition of property herein made shall not be affected or altered in consequence of the death or destruction of any thereof or sale, but that this my las twill shall be carried into effect specifically wheresoever the same shall be practicable and should there be any loss or sale of any property prior to my decease or distribution it shall be the loss of the specific Legatee or devisee.
     "Item, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son John S. Ferguson to be the Executor of this my last will hoping that he will not refuse to take upon himself the charge thereof.
     "In testimony of all of which I the said Joshua Ferguson have hereunto set my hand publishing and declaring the same to be my last will and testament this Twenty third day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Six. Joshua Ferguson
     "Signed and published by the Testator in our presence and by us at his request and in the presence of him and of each other: William Nash, W. Lucas.

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that on this 7th day of January 1837 in vacation this paper or instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased was this day produced before me in vacation for probate by John S. Ferguson Executor therein named and thereupon came Wm. Lucas and Wm Nash the subscribing witnesses thereto who after being duly sworn before me upon their oaths deposed and said that they were present and did hear the said Joshua Ferguson publish, pronounce and declare this paper or instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and he the said Joshua Ferguson subscribed the same in their presence and at the request of the said Joshua Ferguson in the presence of each other, and that he the said Joshua Ferguson was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.
     "Signed, William Lucas, William Nash
     "And thereupon it is considered that the said paper or instrument of writing is duly proven to be the last will and testament of the said Joshua Ferguson and that the same be admitted to record as required by law.
     "In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed the seal of said Court at office this 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and in the 17th year of the State. Israel B. Grant, Clerk

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that this last will and testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased together with the certificate of Probate there on endorsed was produced to me in my office for Record on the 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and thereupon the same together with the certificate of Probate have been duly committed to Record as directed by law.
     "Witness my hand & seal of office the day and date above written. I. B. Grant, Clerk.1

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will and probate record seen on Ancestry.com on 29 Dec 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9071&h=5880248&ssrc=pt&tid=15933093&pid=28661734528&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9071/007635261_00210/5880248?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/15933093/person/28661734528/facts/citation/762024249008/edit/record#?imageId=007635261_00212. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  2. [S406] Wm. S. and Robert Rose Bryan, A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions (Baltimore, MD: reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. for Clearfield Company, Inc., 2002, 1935 (original 1876)), p. 332. Hereinafter cited as Bryan & Rose [1876] History of Pioneer MO Families.

William S. Ferguson1,2

M, #88882
FatherJohn Stone Ferguson1,2 b. 1780, d. 1 Nov 1849
MotherMary James1 b. 1790, d. Oct 1867
Last Edited29 Dec 2018
     In Joshua Calvin Ferguson's will dated 23 June 1836 at Callaway Co., Missouri, USA, William S. Ferguson was named as an heir;
Ancestry.com - Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988
     Name:     Joshua Farguson [Joshua Ferguson]
     Probate Date:     23 Jun 1836 (date of Will)
     Probate Place:     Callaway, Missouri, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1836
     Inferred Death Place:     Missouri, USA
     Source Citation: Author: Missouri. Probate Court (Callaway County); Probate Place: Callaway, Missouri
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: Missouri, County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription (by G A Vaut):
     "I, Joshua Ferguson of Callaway County Mo, being of good health 7 of sound and disposing mind & memory and being desirous to settle my affairs while health and capacity remains to me well knowing that at my advanced age I may not expect a long continuance of health, do make, ordain establish and declare this my last will and testament hereby and herein revoking and declaring null and void all and every will and codicil by me heretofore made.
     "Item it is my will in the first place that all my just debts be paid by my Executor as soon after my decease as the nature of things will admit and after such payment I dispose of all my remaining estate, whether real, personal or mixed in the manner following, promising that my heirs are Sally Dorsey, wife of Richard Dorsey, Nancy Hirsh wife of George Hirsh, Polly Ellison wife of Thomas Ellison, John S. Ferguson, Rebecca Askins wife of Dennis Askins, Betsy James wife of Thomas James, James Ferguson who are my children and William Ferguson and Mary Ferguson who are the children of my deceased son William Ferguson.
     "Item, In addition to three negroes, named Hannah, Milly and Solomon which I have formaly given to my daughter Sally Dorsey, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to a negro named Dice and other property which I have formerly given to my daughter Nancy Hirsh, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Hannah and George which I have formerly given to my Daughter Polly Ellison, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Clore, Yellow Mary, Black Mary and her son Jim which I have formerly given to my son John S. Ferguson together with some land I will and bequeath unto him one Dollar.
     "Item, I will and devise unto my grandson John Ferguson, Jr. a tract of land containing two hundred and thirty acres originally granted to one Liplant, a new Madrid claim and located adjoining to the tract upon which I now reside on the west and adjoining the Missouri River.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Sam and Elisa and a tract of land which I have given to my Daughter Rebecca Askins, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Lucy and Easther and other property which I have given to my daughter Betsy James, I give and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Abram, James, Rachel and Easther which I have given to my son James Ferguson I will and devise unto him the tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundred & odd acres.
     "Item, In addition to the lands, negroes and other property which I gave to my late son William Ferguson Deceased, and which has descended to his children Mary and William Ferguson, I now will unto the said Mary and the said William Ferguson on Dollar each.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson John Ferguson who is the son of my son John Ferguson, my negro girl named Rhody.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my son James Ferguson my negro boy named Westly, my waggon and working oxen, my cupboard, desk, chairs and tables.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson Joshua Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro girl named Harriett.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson William Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro boy named John.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my negro men named Adam, Luke and Ned and my negro boy named Bill and my negro woman named Sally their and each of their freedom, hereby enjoining it upon my Executor hereinafter named to do all that shall be necessary to give full effect to my desire in this particular and hereby requiring Luke and Ned to cause the said Bill to be taught reading, writing and arithmetic at their cost and expense.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson George Hirsh Jr. one quarter Section of good land to be provided by my Executor within Limits of this State and to be paid for out of whatever moneys may belong to my estate, should there be a sufficiency for that purpose after having satisfied the other provisions of this my will and if not then as much land as such surplus will procure.
     "Item, Should there be any residuum after complying with and satisfying all the previous provisions of this my will, I will and bequeath the said residuum whatever the amount thereof may be to my Executor hereinafter named.
     "Item, It is my will that the disposition of property herein made shall not be affected or altered in consequence of the death or destruction of any thereof or sale, but that this my las twill shall be carried into effect specifically wheresoever the same shall be practicable and should there be any loss or sale of any property prior to my decease or distribution it shall be the loss of the specific Legatee or devisee.
     "Item, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son John S. Ferguson to be the Executor of this my last will hoping that he will not refuse to take upon himself the charge thereof.
     "In testimony of all of which I the said Joshua Ferguson have hereunto set my hand publishing and declaring the same to be my last will and testament this Twenty third day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Six. Joshua Ferguson
     "Signed and published by the Testator in our presence and by us at his request and in the presence of him and of each other: William Nash, W. Lucas.

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that on this 7th day of January 1837 in vacation this paper or instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased was this day produced before me in vacation for probate by John S. Ferguson Executor therein named and thereupon came Wm. Lucas and Wm Nash the subscribing witnesses thereto who after being duly sworn before me upon their oaths deposed and said that they were present and did hear the said Joshua Ferguson publish, pronounce and declare this paper or instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and he the said Joshua Ferguson subscribed the same in their presence and at the request of the said Joshua Ferguson in the presence of each other, and that he the said Joshua Ferguson was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.
     "Signed, William Lucas, William Nash
     "And thereupon it is considered that the said paper or instrument of writing is duly proven to be the last will and testament of the said Joshua Ferguson and that the same be admitted to record as required by law.
     "In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed the seal of said Court at office this 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and in the 17th year of the State. Israel B. Grant, Clerk

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that this last will and testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased together with the certificate of Probate there on endorsed was produced to me in my office for Record on the 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and thereupon the same together with the certificate of Probate have been duly committed to Record as directed by law.
     "Witness my hand & seal of office the day and date above written. I. B. Grant, Clerk.1

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will and probate record seen on Ancestry.com on 29 Dec 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9071&h=5880248&ssrc=pt&tid=15933093&pid=28661734528&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9071/007635261_00210/5880248?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/15933093/person/28661734528/facts/citation/762024249008/edit/record#?imageId=007635261_00212. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  2. [S406] Wm. S. and Robert Rose Bryan, A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions (Baltimore, MD: reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. for Clearfield Company, Inc., 2002, 1935 (original 1876)), p. 332. Hereinafter cited as Bryan & Rose [1876] History of Pioneer MO Families.

George Hirsh Jr.1

M, #88883
FatherGeorge Hirsh Sr.1
MotherNancy Ferguson1 b. c 1775
Last Edited29 Dec 2018
     In Joshua Calvin Ferguson's will dated 23 June 1836 at Callaway Co., Missouri, USA, George Hirsh Jr. was named as an heir;
Ancestry.com - Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988
     Name:     Joshua Farguson [Joshua Ferguson]
     Probate Date:     23 Jun 1836 (date of Will)
     Probate Place:     Callaway, Missouri, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1836
     Inferred Death Place:     Missouri, USA
     Source Citation: Author: Missouri. Probate Court (Callaway County); Probate Place: Callaway, Missouri
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: Missouri, County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription (by G A Vaut):
     "I, Joshua Ferguson of Callaway County Mo, being of good health 7 of sound and disposing mind & memory and being desirous to settle my affairs while health and capacity remains to me well knowing that at my advanced age I may not expect a long continuance of health, do make, ordain establish and declare this my last will and testament hereby and herein revoking and declaring null and void all and every will and codicil by me heretofore made.
     "Item it is my will in the first place that all my just debts be paid by my Executor as soon after my decease as the nature of things will admit and after such payment I dispose of all my remaining estate, whether real, personal or mixed in the manner following, promising that my heirs are Sally Dorsey, wife of Richard Dorsey, Nancy Hirsh wife of George Hirsh, Polly Ellison wife of Thomas Ellison, John S. Ferguson, Rebecca Askins wife of Dennis Askins, Betsy James wife of Thomas James, James Ferguson who are my children and William Ferguson and Mary Ferguson who are the children of my deceased son William Ferguson.
     "Item, In addition to three negroes, named Hannah, Milly and Solomon which I have formaly given to my daughter Sally Dorsey, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to a negro named Dice and other property which I have formerly given to my daughter Nancy Hirsh, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Hannah and George which I have formerly given to my Daughter Polly Ellison, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Clore, Yellow Mary, Black Mary and her son Jim which I have formerly given to my son John S. Ferguson together with some land I will and bequeath unto him one Dollar.
     "Item, I will and devise unto my grandson John Ferguson, Jr. a tract of land containing two hundred and thirty acres originally granted to one Liplant, a new Madrid claim and located adjoining to the tract upon which I now reside on the west and adjoining the Missouri River.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Sam and Elisa and a tract of land which I have given to my Daughter Rebecca Askins, I will and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to two negroes named Lucy and Easther and other property which I have given to my daughter Betsy James, I give and bequeath unto her one Dollar.
     "Item, In addition to four negroes named Abram, James, Rachel and Easther which I have given to my son James Ferguson I will and devise unto him the tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundred & odd acres.
     "Item, In addition to the lands, negroes and other property which I gave to my late son William Ferguson Deceased, and which has descended to his children Mary and William Ferguson, I now will unto the said Mary and the said William Ferguson on Dollar each.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson John Ferguson who is the son of my son John Ferguson, my negro girl named Rhody.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my son James Ferguson my negro boy named Westly, my waggon and working oxen, my cupboard, desk, chairs and tables.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson Joshua Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro girl named Harriett.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson William Ferguson (the son of John S. Ferguson) my negro boy named John.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my negro men named Adam, Luke and Ned and my negro boy named Bill and my negro woman named Sally their and each of their freedom, hereby enjoining it upon my Executor hereinafter named to do all that shall be necessary to give full effect to my desire in this particular and hereby requiring Luke and Ned to cause the said Bill to be taught reading, writing and arithmetic at their cost and expense.
     "Item, I will and bequeath unto my Grandson George Hirsh Jr. one quarter Section of good land to be provided by my Executor within Limits of this State and to be paid for out of whatever moneys may belong to my estate, should there be a sufficiency for that purpose after having satisfied the other provisions of this my will and if not then as much land as such surplus will procure.
     "Item, Should there be any residuum after complying with and satisfying all the previous provisions of this my will, I will and bequeath the said residuum whatever the amount thereof may be to my Executor hereinafter named.
     "Item, It is my will that the disposition of property herein made shall not be affected or altered in consequence of the death or destruction of any thereof or sale, but that this my las twill shall be carried into effect specifically wheresoever the same shall be practicable and should there be any loss or sale of any property prior to my decease or distribution it shall be the loss of the specific Legatee or devisee.
     "Item, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son John S. Ferguson to be the Executor of this my last will hoping that he will not refuse to take upon himself the charge thereof.
     "In testimony of all of which I the said Joshua Ferguson have hereunto set my hand publishing and declaring the same to be my last will and testament this Twenty third day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Six. Joshua Ferguson
     "Signed and published by the Testator in our presence and by us at his request and in the presence of him and of each other: William Nash, W. Lucas.

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that on this 7th day of January 1837 in vacation this paper or instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased was this day produced before me in vacation for probate by John S. Ferguson Executor therein named and thereupon came Wm. Lucas and Wm Nash the subscribing witnesses thereto who after being duly sworn before me upon their oaths deposed and said that they were present and did hear the said Joshua Ferguson publish, pronounce and declare this paper or instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and he the said Joshua Ferguson subscribed the same in their presence and at the request of the said Joshua Ferguson in the presence of each other, and that he the said Joshua Ferguson was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.
     "Signed, William Lucas, William Nash
     "And thereupon it is considered that the said paper or instrument of writing is duly proven to be the last will and testament of the said Joshua Ferguson and that the same be admitted to record as required by law.
     "In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed the seal of said Court at office this 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and in the 17th year of the State. Israel B. Grant, Clerk

"State of Missouri, County of Callaway ss.
     "I, Israel B. Grant Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that this last will and testament of Joshua Ferguson Deceased together with the certificate of Probate there on endorsed was produced to me in my office for Record on the 7th day of January A. D. 1837 and thereupon the same together with the certificate of Probate have been duly committed to Record as directed by law.
     "Witness my hand & seal of office the day and date above written. I. B. Grant, Clerk.1

Elizabeth Ferguson1

F, #88884
FatherJohn Stone Ferguson1 b. 1780, d. 1 Nov 1849
MotherMary James1 b. 1790, d. Oct 1867
Last Edited29 Dec 2018

Citations

  1. [S406] Wm. S. and Robert Rose Bryan, A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions (Baltimore, MD: reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. for Clearfield Company, Inc., 2002, 1935 (original 1876)), p. 332. Hereinafter cited as Bryan & Rose [1876] History of Pioneer MO Families.

Marion Ferguson1

M, #88885
FatherJoshua Calvin Ferguson1 b. 8 Dec 1753, d. bt 23 Jun 1836 - 7 Jan 1837
MotherMary Stone1 b. 1756, d. 4 Jul 1825
Last Edited29 Dec 2018

Citations

  1. [S406] Wm. S. and Robert Rose Bryan, A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions (Baltimore, MD: reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. for Clearfield Company, Inc., 2002, 1935 (original 1876)), p. 332. Hereinafter cited as Bryan & Rose [1876] History of Pioneer MO Families.

Louisa Ferguson1

F, #88886
FatherJoshua Calvin Ferguson1 b. 8 Dec 1753, d. bt 23 Jun 1836 - 7 Jan 1837
MotherMary Stone1 b. 1756, d. 4 Jul 1825
Last Edited29 Dec 2018

Citations

  1. [S406] Wm. S. and Robert Rose Bryan, A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions (Baltimore, MD: reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. for Clearfield Company, Inc., 2002, 1935 (original 1876)), p. 332. Hereinafter cited as Bryan & Rose [1876] History of Pioneer MO Families.

Emma Ferguson1

F, #88887
FatherJoshua Calvin Ferguson1 b. 8 Dec 1753, d. bt 23 Jun 1836 - 7 Jan 1837
MotherMary Stone1 b. 1756, d. 4 Jul 1825
Last Edited29 Dec 2018

Citations

  1. [S406] Wm. S. and Robert Rose Bryan, A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions (Baltimore, MD: reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. for Clearfield Company, Inc., 2002, 1935 (original 1876)), p. 332. Hereinafter cited as Bryan & Rose [1876] History of Pioneer MO Families.

Jane Ferguson1

F, #88888
FatherJoshua Calvin Ferguson1 b. 8 Dec 1753, d. bt 23 Jun 1836 - 7 Jan 1837
MotherMary Stone1 b. 1756, d. 4 Jul 1825
Last Edited29 Dec 2018

Citations

  1. [S406] Wm. S. and Robert Rose Bryan, A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions (Baltimore, MD: reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. for Clearfield Company, Inc., 2002, 1935 (original 1876)), p. 332. Hereinafter cited as Bryan & Rose [1876] History of Pioneer MO Families.

Lucy Ferguson1

F, #88889
FatherJoshua Calvin Ferguson1 b. 8 Dec 1753, d. bt 23 Jun 1836 - 7 Jan 1837
MotherMary Stone1 b. 1756, d. 4 Jul 1825
Last Edited29 Dec 2018

Citations

  1. [S406] Wm. S. and Robert Rose Bryan, A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions (Baltimore, MD: reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. for Clearfield Company, Inc., 2002, 1935 (original 1876)), p. 332. Hereinafter cited as Bryan & Rose [1876] History of Pioneer MO Families.

Joseph James1

M, #88890
Last Edited29 Dec 2018
     Joseph James witnessed the marriage contract of John Stone Ferguson and Mary James on 12 November 1804 at Nelson Co., Kentucky, USA;
Marriage Bond
Ancestry.com - Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965
     Name:     John Ferguson
     Gender:     Male
     Date of Bond:     12th November 1804
     Bondsmen:     John Ferguson, Joseph James
     Marriage Place:     Nelson, Kentucky, USA
     Spouse:     Mary James
     Film Number:     000009666
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
     Original data: Marriage Records. Kentucky Marriages. Madison County Courthouse, Richmond, Kentucky.2

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Marriage record seen on Ancestry.com on 29 Dec 2018 at:
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    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?viewrecord=1&r=an&db=FSMarriageKentucky&indiv=try&h=2009480
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/61372/TH-1-17942-8987-1?pid=2009480&backurl=http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DOQU3338%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3Dfsmarriagekentucky%26gsln%3DFerguson%26gsfn_x%3DNP_NN_NIC%26gsln_x%3DNP_NN_NS%26mssns%3DJames%26mssns_x%3D1%26msgdy%3D1804%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26redir%3Dfalse%26uidh%3Dv51%26gss%3Dangs-d%26pcat%3D34%26fh%3D2%26h%3D2009480%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D3&usePUB=true&_phsrc=OQU3338&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true