Pedigree

Family tradition is that Benjamin Franklin Ferguson's father was Champion Ferguson, born b. 30 Dec 1764 in England, came to North Carolina in 1774 on the same ship as Flora MacDonald. [ she and her husband sailed August 1774 aboard the Balliol from Campbelton, Kintyre to Wilmington, North Carolina, Life of Flora Macdonald and her adventures with Prince Charles p. 129]
  1. Benjamin Franklin Ferguson b. 07 May 1802 Cumberland County, KY; d. 26 Nov 1893 Jacksonville, Morgan County, IL
  2. Francis Marion Ferguson b. 23 Aug 1841 Murrayville, Morgan County, IL; d. 09 Sep 1906 Jacksonville, Morgan County, IL
  3. Walter Benjamin Ferguson b. 09 Aug 1867 Morgan County, IL; d. 21 Sep 1938 Columbus, OH
  4. Marion Hershel Ferguson b. 03 Jul 1898 Jacksonville, IL; d. 07 Apr 1975 Morrow, OH

Vital Records

FERGUSON, BENJAMIN, farmer, Sec. 2, P.O. Jacksonville; born in Cumberland County, Ky., May 7, 1802; came to Illinois in 1830, and settled in Morgan County, and engaged in black smithing, which he followed for many years; was married to Susan Sandusky, Dec. 6, 1820; she was born near Lexington Ky., Feb. 15, 1798, and died Jan. 9, 1861; their children are: Emeline, William, Willis (dead), Nancy, Annie (dead), Champion, Anthony, Hannah, Francis M.; was married second time, to Matilda Masters, Aug. 20, 1868; she was born in Overton County, Tenn., Sept. 17, 1816; she came to Illinois with her father, Robert Masters, in 1834; he died Feb. 19, 1870; Mr. Ferguson is a member of the M. E. Church; the farm where he lives was deeded to him by Mrs. Strawn, for his valuable services during the lifetime of Jacob Strawn.
History of Morgan County, Illinois, Donnelley, Loyd & Co., 1878

1810 Census Burksville, Cumberland, KY

1820 Census Paoli, Cumberland, KY

1830 Census South of Cumberland River, Cumberland, KY

1840 Census Clinton KY

Benjamin Franklin Ferguson



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