Surname: Ferguson

Ancestors of George Mitchell Hooper of Bridgewater, MA

The Hooper family, to which belonged the late George Mitchell Hooper, one of Bridgewater’s well-known citizens, is an old and distinguished one in New England. George Mitchell Hooper, son of Mitchell, was born in the town of Bridgewater Sept. 1, 1838. He received his education in the public schools and Bridgewater Academy, later attending Peirce Academy and the State normal school at Bridgewater, graduating from the latter institution in 1857. After leaving school he engaged in teaching, a profession he followed for one year and then began the manufacture of brick with his father, a business in which he engaged for half a century. He was also a surveyor. He was identified with the banking interests of Bridgewater, having been one of the trustees of the Bridgewater Savings Bank, also filling the office of clerk. He was clerk and treasurer of the Bridgewater Cemetery Association; a member of the Plymouth County Agricultural Association, of which for years he was treasurer, and was secretary; and trustee of the Memorial Public Library. He died July 2, 1909, in his seventy-first year. On Oct. 16, 1861, Mr. Hooper was married to Mary E. Josselyn, who was born at Hanson, Mass., daughter of Hervey and Elizabeth (Howland) Josselyn. She died Jan. 30, 1884, and was buried in Mount Prospect cemetery. Eight children were born of this marriage.

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Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Richard Dexter Genealogy, 1642-1904

Being a history of the descendants of Richard Dexter of Malden, Massachusetts, from the notes of John Haven Dexter and original researches. Richard Dexter, who was admitted an inhabitant of Boston (New England), Feb. 28, 1642, came from within ten miles of the town of Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland, and belonged to a branch of that family of Dexter who were descendants of Richard de Excester, the Lord Justice of Ireland. He, with his wife Bridget, and three or more children, fled to England from the great Irish Massacre of the Protestants which commenced Oct. 27, 1641. When Richard Dexter and family left England and by what vessel, we are unable to state, but he could not have remained there long, as we know he was living at Boston prior to Feb. 28, 1642.

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Biographies of Western Nebraska

These biographies are of men prominent in the building of western Nebraska. These men settled in Cheyenne, Box Butte, Deuel, Garden, Sioux, Kimball, Morrill, Sheridan, Scotts Bluff, Banner, and Dawes counties. A group of counties often called the panhandle of Nebraska. The History Of Western Nebraska & It’s People is a trustworthy history of the days of exploration and discovery, of the pioneer sacrifices and settlements, of the life and organization of the territory of Nebraska, of the first fifty years of statehood and progress, and of the place Nebraska holds in the scale of character and civilization. In...

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History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa

History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa together with sketches of their cities, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and 641 biographies of representative citizens. Also included is a history of Iowa embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, and a brief review of its civil and military history.

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Bartlett Family Genealogy

Typing on six onion skinned papers, Ralph Sylvester Bartlett presented his lineage in the early 1900’s. His Bartlett family were early pioneers in Kittery Maine in the section later known as Eliot Maine. Whether he ever meant to compile these pages into book form is left for you to interpret, but somebody did eventually compile the 6 pages they had of his family tree. We provide the entire 6 pages in digital format below the transcription.

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Genealogical and Family History of Vermont

Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.

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Slave Narrative of Sylvia Watkins

Person Interviewed: Sylvia Watkins Location: Nashville, Tennessee Place of Birth: Bedford County TN Age: 91 Place of Residence: 411 14th Avenue N., Nashville, Tennessee I’se said ter be 91 y’ars ole. I wuz young w’en de War wuz goin’ on. I wuz bawn in Bedford County. Mah mammy wuz named Mariah. She had six chillun by mah daddy en three by her fust husband. Mah missis wuz named Emily Hatchet en de young missises wuz Mittie en Bettie, dey wuz twins. We had good clothes ter w’ar en w’en we went ter de table hit wuz loaded wid good food en we could set down en eat our stomachs full. Oh Lawd I wish dem days wuz now so I’d hab sum good food. Ob course, we had ter wuk in de fiel’s en mek w’at we et. Wen we’d finish our day’s wuk our missis would let us go out en play hide en seek, Puss in de corner, en diff’ent games. Mah mammy wuz sold in Virginia w’en she wuz a gurl. She sezs ‘bou 60 ob em wuz put in de road en druv down ‘yer by a slave trader, lak a bunch ob cattle. Mah mammy en two ob mah sistahs wuz put on a block, sold en carried ter Alabama. We neber ‘yeard fum dem nomo’, en dunno whar dey ez. I wuz willed...

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Biographical Sketch of Elijah Ferguson

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...

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Biographical Sketch of Elisha Ferguson

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...

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Biography of William Alexander Ferguson

The younger of two sons, only children of James B. and Martha Byrd Ferguson, William Ferguson was born in Bertie County, North Carolina, June 9, 1819. Grandparents on maternal side were John and Elizabeth Byrd. He married Margaret Ann Lee, December 16, 1836, whose early ancestors were from Virginia. She received her education from private tutors and Chawan College, Murfreesboro, N. C. Her father was William Henry Lee, her grandfather, Henry Lee. Her mother was Nancy Horne Lee, her grandmother, Annie Lee. Maternal side, her grandparents were Turner and Margaret Horne. Eight children were born to William and Margaret Ferguson. Six reached maturity: James, Annie, Julius, Margaret, Walter, Lula, Sidney, and Birdie. His education was from private tutors and schools nearby. He conducted a dry goods business in Windsor, North Carolina. He also owned and operated a large tobacco plantation. He was a loyal Democrat, and his political career took him to the Governor’s staff. The original of the following letter of introduction of Mr. Ferguson to the Governor of Virginia from the Governor of North Carolina is in possession of the family (1935) Windsor,. No. Ca. May 13th 1861. Dear Sir, Allow me to introduce to your acquaintance, William A. Ferguson, Esq. Mr. Ferguson is well known to me as a highly respectable gentleman, is a member of the Council of State of No. Ca. and a warm...

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Biographical Sketch of D.G. Ferguson

D. G. Ferguson is a son of James and Emeline (Shepherd) Ferguson. The father was born near Nashville, Tennessee, and when but a boy went with his parents to Henderson County, where be afterward married and made his permanent home. He is a democrat, and in 1861 volunteered in Company A, First Tennessee Confederate Infantry, but after serving one year, was discharged for disability. He owns 200 acres of land in Henderson County, but in 1886 owing to old age, gave up active life, and he and wife moved to Lake County where they reside with their son. They are now quite advanced in years. D. G. Ferguson was born and reared in Henderson County, his birth occurring October 25, 1848. His school days did not exceed three months, as the war broke out just at the time he should have been attending. At the age of eighteen he began farming, and has continued to the present. In 1866 he married Lucinda Rouse, who died in 1875, having borne six children. The same year Mr. Ferguson married Jane Gale, who has borne him five children. He is a democrat, and for two years has held the office of road commissioner. From 1872 until 1881 he resided in Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Arkansas, and on coming to Lake County five years ago, had but $100, three mules and one wagon...

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Biography of T. J. Ferguson

T. J. FERGUSON. Prominent among the early pioneer families of Howell County, Missouri, stands the name of Ferguson. T. J. Ferguson, a prominent farmer of the same, resides four and a half miles west of Willow Springs. He was born in Greene County, Tennessee, August 12, 1849, to the union of William and Elizabeth (Hogan) Ferguson (see sketch of J. A. Ferguson). Our subject received his scholastic training in the schools of Tennessee and those of Howell County, Missouri However, the war put a stop to his schooling, but not until he had obtained a fair education. When twenty-one years of age he came to Howell County and lived on the old home farm at Willow Springs until 1875, when he married Miss M. Harris, daughter of James and Parmelia J. (Davis) Harris, natives of Tennessee. Mr. and Mrs. Harris came to Howell County at an early day, and the father died here in 1885. Mrs. Harris is still living and makes her home south of Willow Springs. They were among the early settlers of that section, and he was a soldier in the Civil War. Mr. Harris was born in Tennessee, and moved thence to Terre Haute, Indiana, and thence to this county, when a single man. The Davis family settled early in this section of Missouri. Mrs. Ferguson was one of a family of twelve children, as...

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