Ferguson, Elijah and Elisha, Bristol, were among the early settlers of the town of Starksboro, Vt. They came from Nine Partners, New York, with their father, John Ferguson, who bought a large tract of land in that town. Elijah Ferguson was born on April 17, 1775, and was married on August 10, 1797, to Mary Haight, who was born on November 6, 1780. They had a family of ten children born to them, of whom Albert was the fourth child, and was born on October 23, 1803. He was married on December 22, 1825, to Clarissa Bostwick; she was a daughter of Gilbert Bostwick and was born on November 21, 1806. Albert died on May 17, 1884. Gilbert Bostwick came to Starksboro, Vt., about 1820. He had a family of thirteen children. The old people lived and died in Starksboro, Vt.; he on August 3, 1869, and his wife on July 3, 1868. Alfred Ferguson is the third of a family of fourteen children. His parents were Albert and Clarissa (Bostwick) Ferguson. Alfred was born in Starksboro, Vt., in 1829, and was married on April 12, 1858, to Jerusha Wright, a daughter of Caleb Wright, a native of New Haven, Vt. They had a family of two children born to them — Wright A. and Edwin A. Mr. Ferguson’s father settled in the northeastern part of Bristol, Vt., in 1844, and Alfred since that time has been a resident of this town. Seven of the family are now living. The mother now resides with Alfred. He has been a selectman and lister for several years, and has also been a justice of the peace the last ten years. He now owns and occupies a farm which consists of 340 acres.
Biographical Sketch of Elisha Ferguson
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