There were three branches of this family, "one settling at Philadelphia, one in the West Indies (from which branch the family in South Carolina came) and the third in Holland"
[ Thomas Barker Ferguson (1841-1922) as per Leiding, p. 56]

The above tradition is one of three that establishes links to families in Pennsylvania and County Antrim Ireland.


James Ferguson

Sarah Barker's will establishes that her daughter Ann married both William Skipper and James Ferguson. Given that her grandson Benning Skipper is under 21 years of age so too must be Thomas Ferguson since he was the result of daughter Ann's second marriage.

Thomas Barker Ferguson (1841-1922)

Brigadier General Samuel Wragg Ferguson Memoirs covering 1820-1902

James Edward Oglethorpe


  1. Dr. Joseph Johnson, "Traditions and Reminiscences, Chiefly of the American Revolution in the South" Walker & James, SC, 1851, pp. 365-368
  2. Berkeley County Historical Society
  3. "Reports of cases determined in the Constitutional court of South-Carolina", Volume 2, 1821, p. 588
  4. The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, vol 17, 1916, p. 155
  5. Edward McCrady, An Historic Church: The Westminster Abbey of SC, 1901, p. 64
  6. the will of Thomas Ferguson
  7. Find A Grave
  8. Wikipedia
  9. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book, 1903, p. 121
  10. Susan Wyatt, 1999
  11. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1906, p. 343
  12. Office of the Historian, MD
  13. Yale Obituary Record, 1933-1934
  14. The South-Carolina and American General Gazette
  15. John Smith Kendall, History of New Orleans, Volume 3, 1922, p. 1188
  16. David Ramsay, "The History of the Revolution of South-Carolina from a British Province to an Independent State" Trenton, Collins, 1785, p. 458
  17. The South Carolina Historical Magazine - Volume 31 - Page 133
  18. Leiding - Historic Houses of South Carolina, Harriette Kershaw Leiding, 1921

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