My Great Great Grandfather was William FERGUSON s/o William FERGUSON and Janet LYLE, b. 14/03/1819; m. 4/12/1850, to Agnes HUNTER in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland...d. 11/25/1860 in Paisley.
Great Grandfather was William FERGUSON, b. 11/28/1851 in Paisley, m. Sarah GLASGOW, 1/11/1876 in Paisley, d. 3/8/1900 and was buried in Paisley. Great GrandMother Sarah GLASGOW, daughter of William GLASGOW, Coachman, was born 8/28/1852 in Glasgow, Scotland, d. 12/10/1932, buried in Drexel Hills, PA.
Grandfather was Charles Glasgow FERGUSON, b. 4/16/1884 in Philadelphia, PA., married Lillian Viola, LIDDELL, 12/28/1904 (location unk), d. 3/27/1943 buried in Evergreen Park, Ill. Grand Mother Lillian Viola, LIDDELL, b. 3/6/1884 in Philadelphia, PA. d. 6/24/1941, buried in Evergreen Park, IL. Lillian was the daughter of Scottish immigrants who came from the area around the Liddell River in Scotland. Charles and Lillian had 5 children Charles Glasgow Jr., Elizabeth, Lillian (Nan), Howard and Robert Liddell (my father), all with the exception of my father are now deceased.
Believe there is also a family connection to a Capt Robert Bruin FERGUSON, who was born in Greenock, Scotland in 1855, immigrated to Philadelphia around 1863 and around 1870 he went to sea, eventually rising to become a ships master, he sailed before the mast in various jobs Harpooner on Whale Boats, First Mate on many schooners and other cargo vessels etc. We have, within the family, copies of many of his seagoing diaries. Two of his diaries (covering his whaling years) were printed by the University of Pennsylvania in 1929 and we have original versions of those, however whether he was an uncle or cousin or what is still unclear. an inscription in one of the original published diaries seems to indicate he was the brother of my great great grandfather William.
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