Ferguson Family Footprints
Family Group Sheets for the Descendants of
Joshua FERGUSON (1753-1837) &
Mary STONE (c1755-1825)
(of Fairfax Co., Virginia;
Jefferson, Nelson & Washington
and Callaway Co., Missouri)
Joshua FERGUSON was born about 8
December 1753 in Fairfax Co., Virginia. During his lifetime, he lived in:
Fairfax Co., Virginia (1753-1784)
Jefferson Co., Kentucky (1784-1785)
Nelson Co., Kentucky (1785-1892)
Washington Co., Kentucky (1792-1816/17)
Callaway Co., Missouri (1817-1837)
He was married to Mary STONE (daughter of
Eli STONE and Rebecca DAVIS) about 1773 in probably Fairfax Co., Virginia. She was born between 1753 and
1758 in probably Fairfax Co., Virginia. In 1784, they removed to Kentucky.
Fairfax County, Virginia (1753-1784):
|8 Dec 1753
||Joshua Ferguson born.
||Mary Stone born.
||Joshua Ferguson and Mary Stone were married.
|26 Nov 1773
||Dau Sarah "Sally" Ferguson born.
||Children Nancy, Polly and John Stone Ferguson born.
||Joshua participated in the Revolutionary War.
|11 May 1780
||Joshua had 700 acres of property on Beech Fork
surveyed. Then Virginia,
||Joshua Ferguson was head of household on tax list, 9
whites, 3 blacks.
He removed from
Fairfax County, Virginia to Kentucky (Jefferson County) in 1784. The
counties began expanding and lines changing, and by 1792, Joshua's
property was in Washington County.
(In 1785, Nelson County was formed from
Jefferson County, and in 1792, Washington County formed from Nelson
In Jefferson, Nelson and
Washington Counties, Kentucky (1784-1816):
||Kentucky Land Grants to Joshua of 700 acres property on
Joshua built, owned and operated "Ferguson's Mill," a
principal shipping port where goods were loaded on piloted boats and
transported down the river to Matchez and New Orleans.
||Children Rebecca, Elizabeth, William and James Ferguson
||Joshua Ferguson on tax list with 2 whites, 2 negroes, 4
horses, 9 cows.
||Joshua Ferguson appeared on tax list, 600 acres of land.
He removed from
Washington County, Kentucky to Callaway County, Missouri in 1816-1817.
In Callaway County, Missouri
||Several Original Land Entries for Joshua Ferguson, as
well as deeds to purchase and sell property.
|23 June 1836
||Joshua Ferguson wrote a will, naming his children and
||Joshua Ferguson died.
|7 Jan 1837
||Joshua Ferguson's will was proven.
Joshua Ferguson's biography appeared in Pioneer Families of Missouri, by Wm. S. Bryan and
Robert Rose, Callaway County, p. 332 (originally published in St. Louis, 1876):
"FERGUSON -- Joshua Ferguson, of Fairfax county, Va., was a wagon master in the revolutionary war. After the close of the war he settled in Kentucky, where he married Mary Stone, by whom he had -- John S., William, James, Polly, Sally, Nancy, Elizabeth, and Rachel. Mr. Ferguson came to Missouri and settled in Callaway county in 1817. His son, John S., married Mary Jones, of Kentucky, and settled in Callaway county the same year his father did. He had fifteen children, twelve of whom lived to be grown, viz.: Thomas J., Elizabeth, John R., William S., Joshua J., Sarah, Marion, Louisa, Nancy, Emma, Jane, and Lucy. Joshua and Thomas built the first court house at Fulton, in 1826, for which they received $1,300. Such a house could not be built now for less than four or five thousand dollars. James Ferguson married Mary A. McGruder, of Kentucky, and settled in Callaway county in 1817. Rebecca married Dennis Askrens, [sic] who settled in Callaway county in 1817. Nancy married George Hirsh, who settled in Callaway county in 1823."
The Will of Joshua Ferguson. Probate Records of
Callaway Co., MO, #C7852, Box 103, Bundle 3.
Joshua FERGUSON and Mary STONE had the following children:
||Sarah "Sally" FERGUSON (born
on November 26, 1773).
||Nancy FERGUSON (born est. 1775).
||Polly FERGUSON (born est. 1778).
||John Stone FERGUSON (born about
||Rebecca FERGUSON (born in 1784).
||Elizabeth FERGUSON (born about
||William FERGUSON (born est.
||James FERGUSON (born est. 1790).
Family Group Sheets (FGS) on these
children and their families are accessible through the Surname List and
Index of Names below.
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Family Group Sheets in these pages were created 12 Sep 2000 with Family Origins 9.0.
Pages edited with MSFrontPage2000.