William Ferguson, Revolutionary War Soldier

The census records that follow fit the facts about William as stated in his pension records.

DAR Applications

FERGUSON, WILLIAM, b. 11 Aug. 1754, Ireland, d. 10 Aug. 1839, Morgan Co., KY., m. bef. 1787, Catherine LEMASTER, b. 1756, living 20 Sept. 1839.
SERVICE: FERGUSON, Wiliam, served for three years as a private in the regiment commanded by Colonel Eneas McCOY of the Pennsylvania Line. He enlisted Aug. 1776 in the County of Westmoreland and was honorably discharged at Pittsburg in September 1779. He received pension while living in Floyd County, KY in 1818 and 1820.
CHILDREN:
  1. Jane (Jeneth), b. 17 Aug. 1787, m. Sam MAGUIRE, 1809, Floyd Co., KY
  2. William, b. ca 1798
  3. Richard, b. ca 1785; m. Nancy JONES
  4. John, b. ca. 1794 m. 1813 Elizabeth WILLIAMS, Floyd Co., KY
  5. Alsie, m. James REED
  6. Polly, m. ? HAZELRIGG
  7. James, b. 12 Nov. 1796, m. Margaret LYKINS
  8. Phoebe, b. ca. 1792, m. 1822, John WILLIAMS, Floyd Co., KY
DESCENDANT: FINNEY, Anna Mae Bremer (Mrs. Lester), No. 533291.
[A roster of Revolutionary ancestors of the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution : commemoration of the United States of Vol. I, Ancestry.com]

Josiah Ferguson

On Josiah Ferguson who died in Fayette County in 1803, I believe without question that he wasn't the father of "our" William Ferguson who married Catherine/Katherine LeMaster. [ Hope Doyle July 26, 2006]. See also Josiah.

yDNA Descendants

Note: descendants of Isaac are in a different halpogroup than William's sons Richard and James. It appears there is an NPE either with the birth of Richard's son John or grandson Isaac.

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