In the 1850 Burnesville, Yancey County, NC census there was a Joseph Ferguson, age 47, Farmer - Born in NC and his wife Nancy, age 44. They had children Mary, Elizabeth J. and William R. Also residing with Joseph and Nancy was Alicy J. Ferguson (nee Rathbone - w/o Jeremiah), age 75 and a Sarah Rathbone (nee Ferguson - w/o John), age 70, blind.
Does anyone have any information on the above Joseph and Nancy - their parents, siblings, etc.? There was a Joseph Ferguson found in Wilkes County, NC which I am assuming is the same as the above. Have hit dead-end. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.