I want to gratefully acknowledge the book "MY FERGUSON ANCESTORS IN AMERICA 1680-1993", by James Edward Ferguson as the major source of information on my wife's Ferguson Family lineage below.
I also want to express my sincere appreciation to Nannette Nielson for her help and sharing of her Ferguson Family information.
JOHN & ANN
Judene's 7th great grandparents were John FERGUSON, Sr. born about 1650 in Scotland and Ann STUBBLESON. To this union were born seven children; Cary; Sarah; John; James; Joseph; Samuel; & Mary. John, Sr. died about 1717 and Ann died about 1735. Both are buried in a family cemetery at "Cherry Walk" in Essex County, Virginia.
THE LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF JOHN FERGUSON, SR.
Will of John Fargeson of Essex County, dated May 10, 1715:
In the name of God, Amen: I, John Fargeson, of Essex County, being in perfect sense and memory and good health, God almighty be prayed, therefore considering the transitoriness of this life and being willing to settle my temporal affairs before I goe (sic) hence have, and do make, ordain this to be my last will and testament in the manner following, vizt.
In Primus, I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it, hoping through the merits, death, and passion, of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ to receive full and free remission of all my sins at the last day.
ITEM. I do bequeath and give unto my eldest son John Fargeson all my land that lies on the north side Piscataway Rolling Road. to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM. I give and bequeath unto my son James Fargeson my plantation wheron I now live and all my land on that side the aforesaid rolling road after his mother's decease, to him and his heirs forever, only reserving for my son Joseph Fargeson free liberty to live and work thereon till he can better provide (for) himself.
ITEM. I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Redd, the wife of Thomas Redd, five shillings to buy her a Bible.
ITEM. I do give and bequeath unto my grandson John Rogers one young cow and calf.
ITEM. It is my will and desire that my well-beloved wife Ann Fargeson have and injoy the use of all the rest of my estate during the time she shall continue my widow without any interruption or disturbance of any of my children, and that she shall not give nor convey any of my estate (to) any other person than as this by will directs.
ITEM. it is my will and desire that if my wife do marry that then immediately after such her marriage, my two Negroes, Nacher and Bess, and all my personal estate shall be appraised and the whole value thereof be equally divided (after my just debts and funeral charges are paid) between my loving wife Ann and my two youngest sons, Joseph and Samuel Fargeson, but if my wife dies my widow it is my will and desire that my Negroes and personal estate as aforesaid be, immediately after such her death, appraised and the value thereof be equally divided between my two aforesaid youngest sons Joseph and Samuel, and lastly, I do hereby ordain my wife Ann and my son Joseph Fargeson executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking, disannuling, adn making void all manner of wills and testaments heretofore by me made and, of which, I hereunto set my hand and seal this 10 day of May 1715.
/s/ John Fargisson (Seal)
Signed, sealed and)
published in the )
presence of )
/s/ Daniel Brown At a Court held for Essex
/s/ James (X) Sams County on Wednesday, the
/s/ Elizabeth (X) Brown 19th day of March 1717
this will was presented in Court by Ann Fargisson, the Executor (sic) wherein named who made oath thereto and was further proved by the oath of Daniel Brown, Elizabeth Brown, and James Sams, witnesses thereto and is admitted to record.
Teste: /s/ Will. Beverley ClkCur
Dannll. Browne, James Sames, Elizabeth Browne.
JAMES & ANNE
James FERGUSON was born about 1687 in Essex County, Virginia. In 1710 James married Anne Unknown. James died about July 1741 in Goochland County, Virginia. James & Anne were blessed with the following children: Samuel; James II; Elizabeth; Ann; John; Rachel; Sarah; Mary; & William.
LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF JAMES FERGUSON
Will of James Fargesson:
"In the name of God amen, the twelfth day of November in the year of our Lord God one thousant seven hundred and forty, I, James Fargesson of Goochland County, Virginia, being of sick and weak of body but sound and perfect of memory and the certainty of death I have thought fit to make, ordain, constitute, and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following. Item, I give and bequeath to eldest son James Fargesson my pistols and holsters and four head of sheep. Item, I give and bequeath to my eldest daughter Elizabeth Scanland Craine one cow and calf. I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Cropon one shilling but if my beloved Ann Fargesson thinks fit to give her the bed whereon they now lay, she may use her pleasure. I give and bequest to my son John my riding horse and saddle and all the rest of my whole estate both real and personal, I leave to my dear beloved wife Ann Fargesson during the time of her widowhood and after her death to equally divided among the children that now live with her and of this my last will and testament, I do make Executors my dear beloved wife, Ann Fargesson and my son James Fargesson.
In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal."
/s/ James Fargesson (Seal)
Witnesses: /s/William Crenshaw
JAMES II & AGNES
James II was born about 1715 in Goochland County, Virginia. Agnes ADAMS was born in Henrico County, Virginia about 1718 the daughter of Robert ADAMS & Mourning LEWIS. James II & Agnes married between 1735-1738 in Goochland County, Virginia. To the union of James II & Agnes were born twelve children; Agnes; Betty; John; Joseph; Marin; Paul; William; James III; Adams, Sr.; Robert; Abraham; & Samuel. Both James II & Agnes died in about 1788 in Chester County, South Carolina.
ADAMS, SR. & ELIZABETH
Adams, Sr. was born about 1753 in Goochland County, Virginia. Elizabeth Finley was born about 1755. They married about 1773. Adams, Sr. died in 1822 and his wife Elizabeth died in about 1825. Both are buried in Old Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Chester County, South Carolina. To this union were born twelve children; Anny; Priscilla; Elizabeth; Benjamin; William; Henry; Adams, Jr.; James; Agnes; John; Joseph; & Samuel.
WILLIAM & ANNA
William Yarbourough FERGUSON was born July 20, 1774 in Chester County, South Carolina. William married Anna Unknown whose last name is likely ROBINSON. This union produced eleven children; Ann; Ellener; Mourning; Susan; Elizabeth; Stephen; James; Robert R.; Adams; John; & Agnes.
ROBERT ROBINSON & ARGEENTA
Robert was born about April 23 1827 in Chester County, South Carolina. Argeenta Rebecca STEPHENS was born November 19, 1828 in North Carolina. They were married August 2, 1848 in Madison County, Tennessee. Robert died August 4, 1910 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas. Argeenta died November 3, 1921 in Bryant, Saline County, Arkansas. To this union were born six children; Nancy; Elnora; Georgetta; Stephen; James; & Eudora.
Robert Robinson Ferguson & wife Argeenta Rebecca Stephens Ferguson
Grave of Robert Robinson Ferguson
Little Rock National Cemetery
GEORGETTA & WILLIAM A. TULL
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