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My g-g-g-g-grandfather, Francis FERGUS, b. Sept 8, 1752, Co Tyrone,Ulster, Ireland;emigrated ca 1775 with 1 known brother, James FERGUS of Broadkiln Hundred, Sussex Co, DE; Francis served in Revol. War from Bucks Co, PA; m. Mary McCORMICK, (b. 1750 ca, Ireland - d. 1820 VA), 1782 Cumberland Co, PA; children: James FERGUS b. 11/18/1783, m. Rachael MARRS in VA>Miami Co, OH; Elizabeth FERGUS b. 6/21/1785, m. Hazlette SPROULL and Joseph MONTGOMERY>MO;Samuel FERGUS b. 2/13/1787, m. Catherine DITTY>MO; Jincy FERGUS b. 2/1/1789, m. Abraham DITTY>TN; family moved to Rockbridge Co., VA 1790; addit. children: John FERGUS b.7/13/1794 m. Nancy GUTHERIE>OH, m. Margaret STAFFORD, John died 6//18/1837; Ann FERGUS b. 8/29/1796, m. William PATTON >MO; Mary (Polly) FERGUS b. 5/20/1799, m. Abram BROWN>MO; Sawyer Baxter FERGUS b. 3/18, 1802, m. Julia McFADDEN>IN; family moved near Newbern, Montgomery Co, VA; Charlotte FERGUS b. 5/21/1804-1831, m. Cyrus HAYWOOD>OH; Francis FERGUS died ca 1841 White Co, TN. He is buried on the old Ditty Farm outside Cookeville, Putnam Co, TN with Revol. War gravestone erected by D.A.R.
Interested in ALL information on surnames that are capitalized. Would like contact with all FERGUS folk - I research in Co Tyrone, Ireland where I lead Family Tours, to view homeland and area in the Province of Ulster. I have records of many FERGUS people both U.S. and Ireland, related by surname is enough! Updating "Fergus Family History Book" about descendants of Francis FERGUS/Mary McCORMICK, now numbering 16,000. Please contact me if interested in copy of this out-of-print book. Visit FERGUS webpages to sign Guest Book and Connect with Cousins and learn about FERGUS 'Gathering' to be held in Cookeville, TN.

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FERGUS Family Descendants of Francis FERGUS 1752 IRE-1841PA
Updated March 26, 2008


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