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Re: Ferguson from PA to OH to MO
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: November 08, 2011 at 07:50:28
In Reply to: Ferguson from PA to OH to MO by Jacki Bierma of 54459

I’m not related to any member of this family.

1930 is the last available census at this time.

Facts you should know about the early census records -
All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.
NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated                     
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces +++

Missouri Death Records
Death certificates for Missouri 1910-1959 deaths can be downloaded and printed out for FREE, at this site:

- - Birth & Death records for Missouri began in 1910 - -

Search for - Martha C. Ferguson, Worth County, MO

1880 -
Name:       William Ferguson
Home in 1880:       Bogle, Gentry, Missouri
Age:       46
Estimated Birth Year:       abt 1834
Birthplace:       Ohio
Relation to Head of Household:       Self (Head)
Spouse's Name:       Marth Ferguson
Father's birthplace:       Pennsylvania
Mother's birthplace:       Pennsylvania
Occupation:       Farmer
Marital Status:       Married
Race:       White
Gender:       Male

William Ferguson 46, OH
Marth Ferguson 44, OH [1836]
William E. Ferguson 18, OH
Harriet Ferguson 14, OH

1870 -
Name:       William Ferguson
Birth Year:       abt 1834
Age in 1870:       36
Birthplace:       Pennsylvania
Home in 1870:       Bogle, Gentry, Missouri
Race:       White
Gender:       Male
Post Office:       Albany

William Ferguson 36, PA??? - farmer
Martha Ferguson 34, OH
Samuel H Ferguson 11, OH
William E Ferguson 9, OH
Hattie E Ferguson 5, OH

1860 -
Name:       William Ferguson
Age in 1860:       23
Birth Year:       abt 1837
Birthplace:       Ohio
Home in 1860:       Wayne, Pickaway, Ohio
Gender:       Male
Post Office:       Circleville
farm worker, single

1850 -
Name:       William Ferguson
Age:       14
Estimated Birth Year:       abt 1836
Birth Place:       Ohio
Gender:       Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Walnut, Pickaway
single & works on farm

marriage record -
Groom's Name:       William Ferguson
Groom's Birth Date:       
Groom's Birthplace:       
Groom's Age:       
Bride's Name:       Martha Hull
Bride's Birth Date:       
Bride's Birthplace:       
Bride's Age:       
Marriage Date:       25 Jan 1857
Marriage Place:       Marion,Ohio
Groom's Father's Name:       
Groom's Mother's Name:       
Bride's Father's Name:       
Bride's Mother's Name:       

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
about William Ferguson
Name:       William Ferguson
State Filed:       Missouri
Widow:       Martha Ferguson

William Ferguson
Birth 11 April 1835 in Wayne, Ohio
Death 26 June 1896 in Grant City, Worth, Missouri
he married -
Martha Hull -
Birth 26 Aug 1837 in Waldo, Marion,Ohio
Death 13 Feb 1915 in Grant City, ,Missouri

data from another researcher -

In an effort to try to find out who the father of William Ferguson is – I found the following:

1. I found the death notice of William Ferguson in a booklet from the Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society which indicated “William’s father died when he was young”. Please see that death notice under story on his web page.

2. William Ferguson was age 14, in the 1850 US Federal Census in Walnut Township, Pickaway County, Ohio. He was living with the Cloud family.

3. William Ferguson was age 23, in the 1860 US Federal Census in Wayne Township, Pickaway County, Ohio, living with the Lucas family. He was listed with four other young men as a Farm Laborer. You can refer to these two census records under his name.

4. William Ferguson would have been about age 5 in the 1840 US Federal Census, and I found a 1840 census for D R Ferguson in Perry Township, Pickaway County, Ohio that has 1 free white male under age 5; 1 white male between the age of 5-9; 1 free white male between the age 15-19; 1 free white male between the age 20-29; 1 free white male between the age 50-59; 1 free white female between the age 10-14; 1 free white female between the age 15-19; and 1 free white female between the age 40-49. (The 1840 US Federal Census only lists the name of the head of households and the ages of the males and females in the family in various age ranges.) I also found a William Ferguson and Mathew Ferguson as the heads of households in Pickaway Township, Pickaway County, Ohio, but neither of them had a male child in our William Ferguson’s age range. Please click on the 1840 US Federal Census for D R Ferguson for the summary of the ages ranges for the males and females in the household. I plan to contact the Pickaway County, Ohio historical and Generalogical Library to see if they have any information on the D R Ferguson family.

5. William Ferguson’s death notices also indicates: “He was in the civil war in 1861 & served 4 years. Came to Mo. In 1867 & settled near Union Grove on a farm.” I have been unable to find his name for sure (with the right age) in the 1890’s Veterans Schedule or as having served in Ohio during the civil war. But I did find a record of his wife Martha Ferguson receiving a widow’s pension for her husband William Ferguson’s service in the Civil War. You can refer to this record under both their names.

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