John Ferguson (c.1770 - 1827)

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Birthplace: VA, USA
Death: Died in Callaway, MO, USA
Managed by: Jason Ramsey Greenwald
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About John Ferguson

John Ferguson was a slave owner. Slaves of John Ferguson listed in his will: Lewis,Henry, Nelson, Orval, Malvina, Harry, Richmond, Sally, Lucy, Priscilla, Daniel

From The History of Callaway County, 1884, pp. 163-169

John Ferguson, of Virginia, whose father was a sea captain, married Frances Lucas, and settled in Callaway county in 1820. They had Moses, Ann, John, Sarah, Nancy, Swan, Napoleon and Mary. Moses married Jane Pew, and settled in Callaway county in 1824. Ann married Arthur Neal, who settled in that county in 1820. John married Peggy Pew, and settled in Callaway county in 1820. Sarah married Braddock Beasley, who settled in Callaway county in 1833. Nancy married Henry Neal, who settled in Callaway county in 1820. Major Swan Ferguson was born in Virginia in 1796. He married Jane Holloway, and settled in Cote Sans Dessein, Callaway county, in 1820. He purchased a farm and lived upon it forty-six years, and raised and educated seven children, six of whom are living. On a certain occasion, as he was returning from Santa Fe, New Mexico, he was surrounded by Indians, but cut his was through them and escaped in the midst of a shower of arrows. Major Ferguson is dead. Napoleon Ferguson married Elizabeth Allen, and settled in Callaway county in 1820. Mary married Milton Cleveland, who settled in Callaway county in 1820. ------------------------------

Calloway County Land Deeds, Volume B, page 82

Will of John Ferguson, dated 29 September 1827, proved 15 October 1827.

Sons: Moses Ferguson; Levan Ferguson; Napoleon B. Ferguson; Slaves: Lewis, Henry, Nelson, Orval, Malvina, Harry, Richmond, Sally, Lucy, Priscilla, Daniel Daughter: Nancy Ferguson now Nancy Neill Daughter: Anna Ferguson now Anna Neill Grandson: Achilles Ferguson, son of John Ferguson Jr., deceased Daughter Sally Ferguson now Sally Beasly

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John Ferguson's Timeline

1770
1770
VA, USA
1788
May 12, 1788
Age 18
1790
1790
Age 20
VA, USA
1793
1793
Age 23
VA, USA
1796
1796
Age 26
VA, USA
1799
1799
Age 29
VA, USA
1827
October 5, 1827
Age 57
Callaway, MO, USA
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