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WILLIAM HENRY JARIUS/JARVIS "BILLY" FERGUSSON 

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FERGUSSON GENEALOGIES

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REMY/REAMY GENEALOGIES

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FERGUSSON, DuWAYNE

FERGUSSON, WILFORD LARIMORE

FERGUSSON FAMILY PRAYER BOOK

FERGUSSON FAMILY



Written January 29, 1999
Revised March. 2005

 One hundred and forty-four years ago today, my great-grandfather, William Henry Jarius/Jarvis "Billy" Fergusson was born near Hannibal, Marion County, MO.    


Billy's grandfather, William Kenner Fergusson owned land west of Palmyra in Marion  County, MO. William Kenner Fergusson had left Richmond County, VA, following the  death of his father, William Fergusson, who was a Pvt. in the Revolutionary War.  Billy's parents were Robert Jefferson Fergusson and Virginia V. (Reamy) Fergusson.  Billy was a contemporary and perhaps a neighbor of Samuel Clements alias  Mark Twain. In the fall of 1859 as an almost five year-old lad, Billy accompanied  his parents, older sister Mary E., and younger sister Sarah Virginia to Fayette County,  TX.  

Can you imagine traveling that far in a covered wagon during the fall and  winter with only the protection of a covered wagon? When his father Robert  Jefferson Fergusson, left to fight in the Civil War, William Henry had to  assume the responsibilities of the man of the house. Illness sent Robert  Jefferson home from fighting--but it did not prevent his being assigned the  responsibility of hauling water for all of the husbandless families in his neighborhood. Perhaps they hauled water from the Colorado River which  flows through Fayette County. Billy helped his father haul water on an  ox-drawn sled. Robert Jefferson cautioned his son never to put his hand near  the edge of the sled, but one day Billy forgot in his effort to stay upright on the sled.  Most of the skin was pulled from his left hand and muscles were damaged. Never did  Billy recover full use of that hand and never could he completely straighten his hand.  Great-Granddad Fergusson used to tell about hearing the cannons from the  Civil War from their home. There is a Civil War Battle monument on the  outskirts of LaGrange in Fayette County. The battles of the Civil War were  really closer to our family than I realized as a child. 

After Great-Granddad became blind, he went to live with his oldest son,  Robert Jeff --my grandfather. My grandmother, Ida Rose Anna Grisham  Fergusson was ill. Blindness prevented Billy's being able to do any tasks with  the exception of shelling beans and peas. I was too young to be very useful.  As a result, we spent many hours together. He enjoyed telling stories and I enjoyed  istening. This was what prompted my early interest in genealogy. Robert Jefferson Fergusson died Sept. 8, 1867. I had always assumed that his early  death was the result of the illness which sent him home from the Civil  War. However, a yellow fever epidemic broke out in Fayette County, TX, in August,  
1867, and reduced the population of the county by 25%, so it is quite possible that our Robert Jefferson was a victim of yellow fever.  

At the age of 12 ˝ Billy had the complete and permanent responsibility of  head of the household. When Frankie Golightly interviewed Billy only weeks before  his death in November, 1950, for her "Personality" newspaper column, Billy reported  that he had reared two families--his father's and his own.   

His mother, the widowed, Virginia V. (Reamy) Fergusson


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Virginia (Reamy) Fergusson

(Picture was made in Hamilton County between 1890 and 1914)

came with her family to Hamilton County, TX. At the time of her death 28 January,  
1914, Virginia was living with her daughter, Sarah Virginia Fergusson Chumney her  husband, George Washington Chumney in the Gum Branch community in Hamilton  County. Virginia was buried in an unmarked grave in Preacher Cemetery in Hamilton  County. In 1994 a memorial marker for Virginia was placed in the Pottsville Cemetery, beside the grave of her son, William Henry Jarius/Jarvis Fergusson.  Billy married Sarah Alexander "Sallie" Adcock in on September 28, 1876, in Fayette  County in a double wedding with Sallie's brother, Robert Alexander Adcock, who  married Martha Ellen "Mattie" Brown. The two couples were married in the Brown's  home after Sunday dinner and went to church that evening.  Sally was the youngest daughter of Johnson Adcock and Cynthia Lucinda  
(Collier) Adcock. Billy and Sallie moved to Falls County, McLennan County, and Bell  County before arriving in Hamilton County, TX im 1890, with their  extended family which included Billy's mother Virginia V. (Reamy) Fergusson.  


Billy leased a farm at Blue Ridge from J. D. Hunt in 1890. J. D. Hunt was John Dillard  Hunt who had extensive land holdings along the Cowhouse Creek which flows through Hamilton County. After the Hamilton County Courthouse burned in February, 1886, Mr. Hunt encouraged the discontent of the Hamilton County residents who lived along the southwestern border of the county. He proposed building a new courthouse on his  property near Shive, in a new town--Pegtown. There almost was a Pegtown because  the vote was close. Hamilton County Commissioners preserved the countyseat by  bargaining with the discontents to move the county line seven miles north allowing  part of the original Hamilton County to become part of the new Mills County which  was created in 1887.  

In 1895 Billy bought property and moved his family to Pottsville. Being a very i ndustrious person Billy literally ran up and down his mountain as he erected a fence  around his farm, and cleared and cultivated land.  

On a visit to Fayette County to see his older sister, Mary E. "Molly" Fergusson Phillips,  Billy made a decision which he would regret for the remainder of his life. Molly's  daughter Evaline "Eva" Phillips was ill and her family could not afford medical care.  Billy decided to bring Eva back to Pottsville so that he could provide the needed  medical care. When Eva died in 1904, none of her family was able to come to her  funeral. Unfortunately as Sallie was taking care of Billy's niece, Sallie also contracted  .B. and died in June, 1910. Billy was distraught and could never face returning to visit  his sister in Fayette County.  


Until April, 1944, Billy walked about a mile to Pottsville every day to pick up  his mail which always included a newspaper. On the eve of Easter Sunday, a tornado  swept through Hamilton County. A neighbor was killed, many homes were destroyed,.  the Church of Christ at Pottsville was destroyed, and Billy's home was shifted partially  off its foundation. In the rush to the storm cellar, Billy left his glasses on the kitchen  table. The kerosene lamp remained unscarred on the kitchen table, but the glasses  were never found. This was he traumatic incident which triggered the rapid advent of Macula Degeneration (my diagnosis) in Billy.  

Unable to see Billy sold his farm at Pottsville and moved to Blue Ridge to the home of  my grandparents, Jeff and Ida Fergusson, where he remained until becoming bedfast.  His last few months were spent at Littleville with his son and daughter-in-law--Charles Johnson and Lizzie (Watson) Fergusson.  

Children of William Henry Jarius "Billy" Fergusson and Sarah Alexander "Sally" (Adcok) Fergusson were:  

1. Robert Jeff Fergusson, b. 5 February, 1878, Falls County, TX, and d. 24 January,  
1954. Jeff married Ida Rose Anna Grisham(1878-1948) on 9 November, 1898--Hamilton County, TX.  

2. David E. Fergusson, b. 21 December, 1879--d. 21 February, 1885, Falls County,  TX (As long as Sarah Alexander "Sally" lived, David was recorded as a living son in  census enumerations.) 

3. Charles Johnson Fergusson, b. 12 December, 1881, Falls County, TX,--d. 6 February,  
1959. Charles m. (1st) Lela Elder Bryan (1886-1917) on 15 August, 1903, and m. (2nd)  Lizzie Ida Watson (1886-1975) on 7 May, 1927. Lela was the mother of his children.  

4. Luther Guy Fergusson, b. 14 March, 1884, Falls County, TX--d. 25 September, 1966.  Luther m. Annie Sarah Bryan (1889-1978) on 24 December, 1905.  

5. Callie May Fergusson, b. 17 April, 1887, Salado, Bell County, TX--d. 29  January, 1935. Callie m. James Russell "Jim" Tyler (1887-1953) on 6 April, 1912.  

6. Maggie Roberta Fergusson, b. 9 July, 1890, Prairie Dell, Bell County, TX--d.  
15 August, 1974. Maggie m. Hugh Isaac Moore (1891-1940) on 30 Sept., 1906.  

7. Infant Son Fergusson, b. & d. 18 April, 1893--buried in the Blue Ridge Cemetery,  Hamilton County, TX.  

8. Lenard Theodore Fergusson, b. 22 September, 1895, Pottsville, d. 20 August,  1971. Lenard m. Jewell Dunn (1897-1993) on 29 July, 1914.  

9. Infant Daughter Fergusson, b. 8 April, 1898, d 12 April, 1898. Buried in the Blue  Ridge Cemetery, Hamilton County, TX.  

10. Infant Daughter Fergusson, b. 25 March, 1900 --d. 24 April, 1900. Buried in the  Pottsville Cemetery. 


 William Henry Jarius "Billy" Fergusson was a man of valor, who died 21 Nov., 1950,  and was buried beside his wife in the Pottsville Cemetery, Hamilton  County, TX.

FERGUSSON FAMILY
in 1910 at Pottsville, Hamilton County, TX
--Elreeta thinks this was a family gathering before the death of Sarah Alexander 
"Sallie" (Adcock) Fergusson, who is seated on the porch in the middle of the
picture and because  my grandfather--Robert Jeff Fergusson was in west Texas 
when the picture was made.  

L-R:

Cleopatra Bernard (Adcock) (Ferguson) Smith --sister of Sallie
Roberta "Bert" Moore--daughter of Maggie
Maggie Roberta (Fergusson) Moore
Callie May Fergusson

Sarah Alexander "Sallie" (Adcock) Fergusson--seated on porch
William Henry Jarius/HJarvis "Billy" Fergusson
Luther Guy Fergusson
Hugh Isaac Moore
Robert Alexander "Bob" Adcock--brother of Sallie
Lenard Theudore Fergusson & dog 

 

 

BILLY FERGUSSON'S 86th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Pottsville, TX 
January 20, 1941

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Left to Right: 

1. ? Chumney, 2. Charles Johnson Fergusson, 3. William Henry Jarius/Jarvis 
"Billy" Fergusson, 4. ?, 5. Thomas Griffin Fergusson, 6. Roy Arthur Chumney, 
7. Robert Jeff Fergusson, 8. Luther Guy Fergusson, 9. ?, 10. William Daniel Chumney, 
11. Herbert Victor Adcock, 12. Robert Verne Crain

 

BILLY FERGUSSON'S 86th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Pottsville, TX
January 20, 1941

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 Left to Right: Front Row: 1. Sarah Virginia "Sallie" (Fergusson) Chumney-seated; 
2. Elreeta Ann Crain; 3. ?; 4. Harley Dwain Adcock; 5. James Robert Adcock; 
6. Regina Ann Adcock

Row 2: 1. William Henry Jarius/Jarvis Fergusson; 2. ?; 3. Clara Elsie 
(Fergusson) Crain; 4. ?; 5. Maggie Roberta (Fergusson) Moore; 6. Neva (Maret) 
Adcock; 7. Herbert Victor Adcock; 8. Luther Guy Fergusson

Row 3: 1. ?; 2. William Daniel Chumney; 3.  Robert Jeff Fergusson; 4. ?; 5.?; 
6.?; 7. Ida Rose (Grisham) Fergusson--behind Elsie Crain's right shoulder; 8. ?;
9. ?; 10. ?; 11. Roy Arthur Chumney; 12. ?; 13. ?; 14. Charles Johnson 
Fergusson; 15. Robert Verne Crain.  

 

BILLY FERGUSSON'S 86th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Pottsville, TX 

January 20, 1941

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CHILDREN OF ROBERT JEFFERSON FERGUSSON &
 VIRGINIA (REAMY) FERGUSSON

January 20, 1941

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L-R: William Henry Jarius/Jarvis "Billy" Fergusson
Sarah Virginia "Sallie" (Fergusson) Chumney
Thomas Griffin "Tom" Fergusson
 

 

--Elreeta Weathers

FERGUSSON GENEALOGY

Elreeta (Crain) Weathers

5 March, 2005

 

1.    Robert FERGUSSON b. 1720, Scotland ,[i] Occupation Tailor & raised pigs, m. __?__  ( GRIFFIN ?) , d. >1792.  Robert died 28-Sep-1792 , Lunenberg Parish, Richmond Co., VA,[ii] Buried: Lunenberg Parish, Richmond County , VA. [iii]  Robert Fergusson came to America in 1750 according to the Fergusson Family Pryaer Book/Bible.  His presence in Richmond County, VA, is documented by an entry in 1750 and years following in "VIRGINIA COUNTY COURT RECORDS, ACCOUNT BOOK ABSTRACTS OF RICHMOND COUNTY, VA., 1751--1783..."  Robert was a tailor and raised pigs.

       __?__: I have no proof that this lady was a Griffin .  The guess is based on the frequency Griffin has been used as a given name in the family--especially Thomas Griffin.

                       Children:

          2.     i     William FERGUSSON b. 1754.

          3.     ii    Robert FERGUSSON .

                  iii   Mary FERGUSSON b. VA.

                  iv   Margaret FERGUSSON b. VA.

                  v    Griffin FERGUSSON b. VA.

                  vi   Jesse FERGUSSON b. VA.

                  vii  Jane FERGUSSON b. 1765, VA.[iv]  Jane was residing in the household of her older brother William when he filed for a Revolutionary War Pension.

 

Second Generation

 

2.    William FERGUSSON (1.Robert1) b. 1754, Richmond Co., VA,[v] Occupation Tailor, m. (1) 02-Apr-1787, in Richmond Co., VA,[vi] Sarah KIRK , b. 17-Sep-1753, Westmoreland Co., VA, (daughter of John KIRK and Sarah ROBINSON ) d. 04-Apr-1795, VA, m. (2) Nancy (?THOMAS) , b. 11-Feb-1766.[vii]  William died 29-Dec-1829 , Richmond Co., VA,[viii] Other: American Rev., Pvt. from VA.5   In 1782 William's household included 9 white people and 20 black people.  It appears that his marriage to Sarah Kirk could have been his second marriage. In 1782 he was listed immediately after his father in the Lower Precinct of Lunenberg Parish, Richmond Co., VA.  William would have been about 34 when he married Sarah Kirk. Robert Alexander Fergusson recorded in his Bible that his father died 29 Nov., 1829. Revolutionary War Records state that he died 29 Dec., 1829. Wm. participated in first Revolutionary War battle on VA soil.

       Sarah: First owner of FERGUSSON FAMILY PRAYER BOOK.  Sarah Kirk wrote in her Prayer Book," Sarah Kirk is my name, Virginia is my nation, Westmoreland is my dwelling place, Christ is my salvation."  Bondsman for her wedding was John Kirk (brother or father) and Witness was Sarah Kirk (mother.).

                       Children by Sarah KIRK:

          4.     i     John FERGUSSON b. 08-Oct-1787 .

                  ii    Katurah FERGUSSON b. 11-Aug-1792 , VA.

                       Children by Nancy (?THOMAS):

          5.     iii   William Kenner FERGUSSON b. 07-Apr-1797 .

          6.     iv   Robert Alexander FERGUSSON, Sr. b. 07-Mar-1799 .

                  v    Polly Griffin FERGUSSON b. 13-Jan-1801 , VA, d. 02-Sep-1804 , VA.

                  vi   James Thomas FERGUSSON b. 16-Sep-1803 , VA.7

                  vii  Thomas Grifin FERGUSSON b. 05-Mar-1806 , VA,7  Occupation Laborer, d. 13-Mar-1876 , TX (?).7   In 1860 Thomas Grifin Fergusson was listed in the US Census for Fayette Co., TX, immediately after the entry for his nephew Napoleon Bonaparte Fergusson and his family.

 

3.    Robert FERGUSSON (1.Robert1) m. 5-Dec-1786, in Richmond County, VA,[ix] Other: bondsman was, William Garland, Sarah "Sally" MORGAN .

                       Children:

                  i     Nancy FERGUSSON m. (1) John H. HALL , m. (2) Stewart PURCEL/PURSLEY .

                  ii    William FERGUSSON .

                  iii   Polley FERGUSSON b. 9-Jan-1792 , Lunenberg Parish, Richmond County , VA , d. d. Young.

                  iv   Fanny FERGUSSON d. d. Young.

                  v    James T. FERGUSSON b. 1801, ( Richmond County, VA ?), m. 8-Jan-1823 , in Westmoreland County , VA , Fanny DAVIS .

 

Third Generation

 

4.    John FERGUSSON (2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 08-Oct-1787, VA, m. 11 Nov 1812, in Essex Co., VA,[x] Catherine W. NEW , b. abt. 1790.10

       Catherine: Catherine's surname is from John Eisenberg.

                       Children:

                  i     Thomas G. FERGUSSON b. 1806, VA.

          7.     ii    John N. FERGUSSON b. 1816.

 

5.    William Kenner FERGUSSON (2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 07-Apr-1797 , Richmond/Westmoreland Co., VA,7  Occupation Farmer/Tailor, m. 12-Jan-1818 , in Richmond Co., VA,6   Elizabeth C. ROBERTSON , b. 31-Aug-1796 ,7  d. 21-Aug-1846 , Hannibal, Marion Co., MS.7   William died 12-Jan-1859 , Marion Co., MO.7

                       Children:

                  i     Polly Tahly FERGUSSON b. 03-Oct-1818 , VA,7  m. 10-Mar-1843 , in Marion Co. Mo, Other: Marriage Book A, Pg. 226, William PAIR/PAYNE .  Polly may have been called Mary, also.

                       William: John F. Eisenberg, native of Marion Co., MO, said that this man's name was PAYNE--not PAIR.

                  ii    Elizabeth Brown FERGUSSON b. 03-Apr-1821 , VA.7

                  iii   William Robbinson FERGUSSON b. 03-Dec-1824 , VA,7  d. 21-Mar-1850 , MO?.7

          8.     iv   Robert Jefferson FERGUSSON b. 07-Jan-1827 .

                  v    John Henry FERGUSSON b. 09-Sep-1829 ,7  d. 19-Sep-1835 , MO.7

                  vi   Lucyann FERGUSSON b. 13-Jun-1833 , MO,7  d. 24-Oct-1857 , MO.7

                  vii  Richard Henry FERGUSSON b. 24-Feb-1836 , MO,7  d. __-Mar-1859, MO.7

          9.     viii Charles Ogal FERGUSSON b. 01-Aug-1838 .

                  ix   Washington Lafayette FERGUSSON b. 14-Sep-1841, MO,7  m. 10 May 1870, in Marion Co., MO,10  Didema E. SAMS , b. 22-Jul-1845,[xi] (daughter of Joseph Leel SAMS and Nancy Ann YATER ) d. 4-Dec-1913, Marion Co., MO,[xii] Buried: Philadelphia, Marion Co., MO.  Washington died 03-Nov-1881 , Philadelphia, Marion Co., MO,11  Buried: Philadelphia, Marion Co., MO.  Washington L. came to TX--with his older brother, Robert Jefferson F. because the 1850 Census for Fayette Co., TX, lists him immediately after the family of Robert Jefferson F.  On Sept. 14, 1865 , he was appointed Constable of Fayette Co., TX, and was sworn in on Sept. 25., 1865.

                       Didema: Didema died sans a will and any direct descendants.  The Application for Letters of Administration filed 13 Dec., 1913 in Marion Co., MO, identified the following heirs: Evaline D. Arnold, sister; Wm Y. Sams, bro.;Mason B. Sams ,bro.; Clyde Sams, neph.; Earl Sams, neph.--sons of deceased bro. G. N. Sams; Leta Terrill, neice; Joseph L. Gibbons, neph.; Owen Gibbons, neph; Theon C. Gibbons, neph.;  Downing M. Gibbons, neph.--children of Sarah J. Gibbons, dec. sister; Vaden Sams, neph.; Luther Sams, neph.--sons of Joseph C.Sams,bro.dec.

 

6.    Robert Alexander FERGUSSON, Sr. (2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 07-Mar-1799, Westmoreland Co. (?), VA,7  Occupation Farmer, m. (1) 17-Aug-1824, in Woodford Co., KY,[xiii] Lydia BOWDRY , (daughter of Lewis BOWDRY and Lucy __?__ ) d. 29-Jun-1845, Fayette Co., TX,13  m. (2) 24-Dec-1849,13  Marcy Malissa NUNN , b. 1821, TX,[xiv] (daughter of Thomas NUNN and ? ) d. 28-Apr-1898 , Hamilton, Hamilton Co., TX,13  Buried: unmarked grave, Howard Cemetery , Hamilton,Hamilton Co.TX.[xv]  Robert died 04-Feb-1879, prob. Washington Co., TX.[xvi]

       Lydia: After Lydia and Robert married, they moved to Clay Co., MO, where her sister who married Sam Tillery lived.  Their move to TX was because Lydia's sister, Martha Bowdry Lafferty and husband were in Fayette Co., TX.  The Lafferty's died childless.  Bony  advertised for heirs and found only one--a young girl living in his own home.  By the 1920's when no heirs responded, Napoleon B. used the property for himself.

       Marcy: Widow of William Hensley.

                       Children by Lydia BOWDRY:

          10.   i     Napoleon Bonapart "Boney" FERGUSSON b. 10-Jan-1826 .

          11.   ii    Elizabeth Ann Virginia "E.A.V" FERGUSSON b. 29-Apr-1827 .

                       Children by Marcy Malissa NUNN:

                  iii   Robert Alexander FERGUSSON, Jr. b. 15-Oct-1850 , Fayette Co., TX,13  d. 16-Oct-1850 , Fayette Co., TX.13

          12.   iv   Hellon Josephine FERGUSSON b. 4-Oct-1851 .

          13.   v    Thomas J. FERGUSSON b. 5-Aug-1854 .

                  vi   William Pinkney "Bill" FERGUSSON b. 7-Sep-1856 , Washington Co., TX,13  Occupation Rancher/Farmer, d. 2-Jul-1944 , San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX.  Bill and his brother Bud took part in the founding of Lynn and Yoakum Counties in TX and also in organizing Lea County, NM.  They farmed and ranched together until a few months before the death of Bud when they retired to San Angelo.  Until the death of Bud in 1942, they were separated only 5 months in 1913.  It was during this time that Bill was in TX in the last days of their older brother Thomas J. Fergusson and in the settling of the estate of their uncle--Sam Nunn--as documented by letters Bill wrote.

                  vii  Julia A. FERGUSSON b. 11-Oct-1858 , Washington Co. TX,13  d. 29-Nov-1896 , Hamilton Co., TX,13  Buried: unmarked grave, Howard Cemetery , Hamilton,Hamilton Co.TX.15

                  viii Simpson Price "Bud" FERGUSSON b. 26-Dec-1861 , Washington Co., TX, d. 27-Feb-1942 , San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX, Buried: 28-Feb-1942 , Fairmount Cem., San Angelo ,Tom Green C.TX.  Bud and his older brother Bill took part founding of Lynn and Yoakum Counties in TX and in organizing Lea County, NM.  They farmed and ranched together until a few months before Bud's death when they retired to San Angelo. During Bud's lifespan they were separated only 5 months in 1913, when the older Bill was in TX attending to his older brother, Thomas J. Fergusson in his last days, and in settling the estate of their uncle--Samuel Nunn.  In 1913 they were living in Lea Co., NM.

 

Fourth Generation

 

7.    John N. FERGUSSON (4.John3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 1816, VA, m. Charlotte E. __?__ .

                       Children:

                  i     Sarah C. FERGUSSON b. 1842, MO.

                  ii    William H. FERGUSSON b. 1844, MO.

                  iii   John E. FERGUSSON b. 1846, MO.

                  iv   James N. FERGUSSON b. 1848, MO.

                  v    Beverly V. FERGUSSON b. 1849, VA.

 

8.    Robert Jefferson FERGUSSON (5.William3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 07-Jan-1827 , Richmond Co.,(?) VA,7  Church: Civil War, Occupation Farmer, m. 10-Feb-1853 ,7  Virginia V. REAMY , b. 29-Sep-1834 , VA,7  (daughter of William Jarvis REAMY and Catherine MORRIS ) Church: Baptist, d. 28-Jan-1914 , Hamilton, Hamilton Co., TX,[xvii] Buried: unmarked grave, Preacher Cem., Hamilton Co., TX, Other: Cause of Death:, Cardiac Weakness.[xviii]  Robert died 08-Sep-1867 , LaGrange, Fayette Co., TX,7  Buried: Fayette Co., TX, Other: Cause of Death:.[xix]  In Aug., 1867, an epidemic of Yellow Fever broke out in Fayette County killing about 1/5 of the population.  Since ROBERT JEFFERSON F. died in Sept., he might have contracted Yellow Fever and thence been one of its victims. He had been sent home from the Civil War because of illness.

       Virginia : A marker for VIRGINIA R. FERGUSSON was placed in the Pottsville Cemetery , Pottsville , Hamilton County , TX ,in July, 1994.  It was placed in the Fergusson plot in this cemetery because Preacher Cemetery no longer is accessible. Funds to pay for the marker were raised during the first Fergusson Reunion of this century in July, 1994.  Copies of "Our Fergusson Family" (prepared by Elreeta Crain Weathers) were sold to acquire money for a marker. Death record for W.H.J. gave Virginia's name as "RANEY" & for S.V. Chumney as "RAMEY."

                       Children:

          14.   i     Mary E."Molly"  FERGUSSON b. 14-Nov-1853 .

          15.   ii    William Henry Jarius "Billy" FERGUSSON b. 29-Jan-1855 .

          16.   iii   Sarah Virginia "Sally" FERGUSSON b. 16-Jan-1858 .

                  iv   John R. FERGUSSON b. 24-Nov-1860 , Fayette, Co., TX,7  d. 01-Mar-1865 , Fayette Co., TX.7

          17.   v    Thomas Griffin FERGUSSON b. 31-Aug-1863 .

                  vi   Charles FERGUSSON b. 21-Feb-1866 , Fayette, Co., TX,7  d. 27-Feb-1866 , Fayette Co., TX.7

                  vii  Rachel Ma FERGUSSON b. 13-Feb-1867 , Fayette, Co., TX,7  d. 09-May-1882 , Falls Co. (?) TX.7

 

9.    Charles Ogal FERGUSSON (5.William3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 01-Aug-1838,7  m. in Milam Co., TX, Mary A. SCHAFFER , d. 1914, Baylor College, Belton, Bell Co., TX.[xx]  Charles died 26-Oct-1911 , Bell Co., TX.20   Charles and Mary deeded their farm to Baylor College in Belton.  This represented their life work.  The farm was sold for $12,000 and the money was used to build Ferguson Hall on the Baylor College Campus.  In 1869 Charles Ogal and Mary moved to Bell County and settled at Prairie Dell.  They sacrificed in many ways, often denying themselves pleasures and even necessities that they might put more into Christian education.

       Mary: After the death of her husband, Mary lived on the Baylor College campus and was cared for there until her death in 1914.  After the death of their only child, they reared orphan children--sometimes as many as 7 at a time.  After Baylor College moved to Belton, they became interested in Christian education for young women and lived frugally so that they could give money to help young women gain an education.

                       Children:

                  i     CHILD FERGUSSON .

 

10.  Napoleon Bonapart "Boney" FERGUSSON (6.Robert3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 10-Jan-1826, Woodford Co., KY,16  Occupation Farmer & Sheriff,[xxi] m. 24-Jan-1850, in Fayette Co., TX,[xxii] Rachael M. ROSS , b. __-Mar-1834, IN,[xxiii] (daughter of Robinson ROSS and Sabra SMALLEY ) d. aft. 1910.[xxiv]  Napoleon died 27-Dec-1891 , McLennan Co., TX,16  Buried: Bold Spring Cemetery, McLennan Co., TX.[xxv]  Napoleon Bonapart was Sheriff of Fayette County, TX in 1867. He was a Fayette County, TX, Commissioner in 1870.

       Rachael: Rachel was living in Mc Lennan County, TX, in 1910.

                       Children:

          18.   i     A. E. FERGUSSON b. 1851.

          19.   ii    Henry Thomas FERGUSON b. 17-Jun-1853 .

                  iii   Mary C. FERGUSSON b. 1856, Fayette Co., TX.

          20.   iv   Richard Kinard FERGUSSON, M.D. b. 20-Oct-1858.

                  v    Albert B. FERGUSSON b. __-Dec-1860, Fayette Co., TX,23  m. __-___-1895, in Mc Lennan County, TX,23  Mary __?__ .  Albert died 1895, Mc Lennan County, TX, Buried: Moore Cemetery, Mc Lennan County, TX.[xxvi]

 

11.  Elizabeth Ann Virginia "E.A.V" FERGUSSON (6.Robert3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 29-Apr-1827, Clay Co., MO,[xxvii] m. 19-Mar-1846, in Fayette Co., TX,13  William MURRAY , b. 1819, SC,23  Occupation Farmer.  Elizabeth died 1-Jan-1879, TX.  In a letter written Oct. 18, 1852, from Fayette Co., TX, to her father Robert Alexander Fergusson (in Washington Co., TX--probably), E. A. V. said that she was not willing to sign the papers to sell Rachel, a slave.  Her husband would redeem both Rachel and Charley (slaves) after crops were in and sold.  Both Robert A. and N. B. (Napoleon Bonapart) signed the document drawn up in Williamson Co., TX, in July, 1852.  E.A.V. did not sign to complete the sale.

                       Children:

          21.   i     William MURRAY b. 1847.

          22.   ii    Martha "Bessie" MURRAY b. 13-JAn-1848 .

                  iii   Lydia MURRAY b. 01-Jan-1852 ,aft, Fayette Co., TX,23  m. __?__ FAULKNER .  Lydia died 1923, Gause, Milam Co., TX.23   On 18 Oct., 1852, E. A. V., in a letter to her father Robert Alexander Fergusson wrote that Lydia was crawling and could pull up to a chair and walk around it.

                  iv   Tessie MURRAY b. abt. 1851, TX,23  m. __?__ GRISWOLD .  Tessie died abt. 1946, Hollywood, CA.23   Died at age of about 95.

                  v    Julia MURRAY b. abt.-1852, TX,23  m. (1) __?__ RAINS , m. (2) __?__ Colley .  Julia died Gause, Milam Co., TX.  Lived in Cameron , TX , in the 1920's.

                  vi   Tom MURRAY b. 1853-1858, TX,23  d. died at 8-10yrs, TX.

          23.   vii  Sam Houston MURRAY b. 1861.

                  viii Catherine T. MURRAY b. abt. 1863, TX.23

                  ix   George Washington MURRAY b. 1865, TX,23  d. 1935, Gause, Milam Co., TX.23   George was born between 1865 and 1870.

                  x    Ben/Bruce MURRAY b. abt. 1868, TX,23  d. Roswell , NM .

                  xi   Joe MURRAY b. TX,23  d. TX.  Joe died young.  No information about birth order.

 

12.  Hellon Josephine FERGUSSON (6.Robert3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 4-Oct-1851, Washington Co., TX,13  Church: Methodist, m. 10-Aug-1874, in Giddings, Lee County, TX,[xxviii] Jacob Clayton "Jake" NICHOLS , b. 9-Mar-1856, Southern OK,[xxix] (son of Jimmy Nichols and Jane Snyder ) Occupation Farmer, Lake Caretaker, d. 4-Jul-1918, Granbury, Hood Co., TX,[xxx] Buried: __-Jul-1918, Granbury Cem., Granbury, Hood Co., TX.  Hellon died 16-May-1941 , Stephenville, Erath Co., TX,13  Buried: 18-May-1941 , Granbury Cem., Granbury, Hood Co., TX,[xxxi] Other: Cause of Death:, Senility; Old Age.  Hellon was born 10 miles west of Brenham, Washington Co., TX.

                       Children:

                  i     Mary Etta NICHOLS b. 26-May-1875 ,22  d. 7-Feb-1878.22

          24.   ii    William Harvey "Harve" NICHOLS b. 2-Oct-1877 .

          25.   iii   Leona Maud NICHOLS b. 15-Feb-1879 .

          26.   iv   Alice "Dink" NICHOLS b. 26-Jan-1881 .

                  v    Susie NICHOLS b. 7-Jan-1883 ,[xxxii] d. 28-Feb-1947 , Abilene, Taylor Co., TX,32  Buried: __-Mar-1947, Granbury Cem., Granbury, Hood Co., TX.

          27.   vi   Tommie "Tom" NICHOLS .

          28.   vii  Lessie O'Lera NICHOLS b. 28-Mar-1888 .

                  viii Jack NICHOLS b. 1-Jun-1890 , TX,32  d. 29-Dec-1893 , TX.32

          29.   ix   Lula Belle "Babe" NICHOLS b. 11-Apr-1893 .

 

13.  Thomas J. FERGUSSON (6.Robert3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 5-Aug-1854 , Washington Co., TX,13  Occupation Farmer,[xxxiii] m. 5-Mar-1878 ,22  Mary "Molly" C. TEMPLAR , b. __-Aug-1858, TX,22  d. aaft. 1930.  Thomas died 1-Jul-1913 , Lexington , TX ,[xxxiv] Buried: 2-Jul-1913 ,[xxxv] Other: Cause of Death:, Brights Disease & Heart Trouble.25

       Mary: According to the 1900 US Census, Mary was the mother of 12 children, 6 of whom were living in 1900.  When Sam Campbell died in 1930, Molly was living in Fort Worth, as was her son "Ocy" Fergusson and family.

                       Children:

                  i     William Robert FERGUSSON b. 4 Mar 1879 ,[xxxvi] d. 16 Jul 1884.36

          30.   ii    Harriet T. "Hattie" FERGUSSON b. 18-Sep-1881 .

                  iii   Napoleon D. FERGUSSON b. __-Dec-1884, TX.23

                  iv   John FERGUSSON .

                  v    Bertha Louise FERGUSSON b. 21-May-1889 , TX,23  m. 7-Mar-1914 , in Hamilton Co., TX,[xxxvii] Other: by John Dempsey West, MG, Henry Clay STANDEFER , b. abt. 1894.37   Bertha died -_ Apr 1976, TX 76456.[xxxviii]

                  vi   Laura M. FERGUSSON b. __-Nov-1893, TX.23

                  vii  James T. FERGUSSON b. __-Feb-1896, TX.23

                  viii Andrew J. FERGUSSON b. __-Mar-1898, TX.23

 

Fifth Generation

 

14.  Mary E."Molly"  FERGUSSON (8.Robert4, 5.William3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 14-Nov-1853, MO,7  m. 17-Jan-1871, in Fayette Co., TX,[xxxix] John W. PHILLIPS , b. 1852, TX,[xl] Occupation Farmer.

                       Children:

                  i     John R. PHILLIPS b. 1872.40

                  ii    Lizzie PHILLIPS b. 1873, TX.40

                  iii   Evaline "Eva" PHILLIPS b. 1878, TX,40  d. 17-Jan-1904 , Pottsville , Hamilton County , TX ,[xli] Buried: Pottsville Cem., Pottsville ,HamiltonCo.TX, Other: Cause of Death:, tuberculosis.  On a visit in Fayette, TX, Wm. Henry Jarius Fergusson found that his neice was very ill.  Her family was not able to provide medical care for Eva, so Billy brught his neice to Hamilton County, TX.  Billy's wife, Sarah Alexander "Sallie" Adcock Fergusson contracted TB as she cared for Eva.  Eva was buried in the family plot at Pottsville beside her infant cousins who were daughters of Billy and Sallie.  None of Eva's family from LaGrange came to her funeral.  After Sallie's death, Billy never visited in LaGrange again.

                  iv   Maggie PHILLIPS b. __-Nov-1879, TX.40

 

15.  William Henry Jarius/Jarvis "Billy" FERGUSSON (8.Robert4, 5.William3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 29-Jan-1855, Hannibal, Marion Co., MO,7  Church: Ch. of Christ, Occupation Farmer, m. 28-Sep-1876, in LaGrange, Fayette Co., TX,[xlii] Other: Double Wedding, with Sallie's brother, Robert A. Adcock, Sarah Alexander "Sallie" ADCOCK , b. 26-Nov-1860, Holly Springs, Marshall Co., MS,[xliii] (daughter of Johnson ADCOCK and Cynthia Lucinda COLLIER ) Church: Baptist, d. 16-Jun-1910, Pottsville, Hamilton Co., TX,43  Buried: Pottsville Cem.,Pottsville,HamiltonCo.TX, Other: Cause of Death:, Contracted TB caring for husband's neice.  William died 21-Nov-1950 , Littleville, Hamilton Co., TX,[xliv] Buried: 23-Nov-1950 , Pottsville Cem., Pottsville ,HamiltonCo.TX, Other: Cause of Death:, Acute Cardiac Failure; Acute Bronchitas.[xlv]  At the age of 12 Billy assumed the responsibility for providing for his mother and siblings after the death of his father in 1867 in Fayette Co., TX.  Billy and Sallie moved from Fayette, to Falls, to McLennan, to Bell and finally to Hamilton Co.,TX by 1890. On Nov. 6, 1895, Billy bought 1,008,900 sq. varas of land 12 mi. SW of Hamilton (at Pottsville) for $550 from John Potts.  Billy cleared, fenced, farmed, and lived on this land until 1946.  Until April, 1944 he was able daily to walk into Pottsville to pick up his mail & read a paper

       Sarah: Sarah "Sallie" Alexander Adcock married William "Billy" Henry Jarius Fergusson on the same day that Sallie's brother Robert Alexander Adcock married Martha Ellen "Mattie" Brown in Fayette Co., TX--at the home of Mattie's parents.  The 1900 US Census for Hamilton Co., TX confirms that four of Sallie's 10 children were dead.  There are two graves identifed by Elsie Fergusson Crain as being a son and a daughter of Sallie.  Perhaps there was another child not included in lists. We have 1 more grave than children.

                       Children:

          31.   i     Robert Jeff FERGUSSON b. 05-Feb-1878 .

                  ii    David E. FERGUSSON b. 21-Dec-1879 , Falls Co., TX,7  d. 21-Feb-1885 , Falls Co., TX,7  Buried: Falls Co., TX, Other: Cause of Death:, Had Membrane Croup.[xlvi]  Or died Feb. 17, 1885 .  Even though David died as a five-year old, he was listed as a resident in the home of his parents on the US Census as long as his mother lived--1900 and 1910 Census.  His age were given as if he were still alive.

          32.   iii   Charles Johnson "Charlie" FERGUSSON b. 12-Dec-1881 .

          33.   iv   Luther Guy FERGUSSON b. 14-Mar-1884 .

          34.   v    Callie May FERGUSSON b. 17-Apr-1887 .

          35.   vi   Maggie Roberta FERGUSSON b. 09-Jul-1890 .

                  vii  Infant Son FERGUSSON b. 18-Apr-1893 , Blue Ridge, Hamilton Co., TX, d. 18-Apr-1893 , Blue Ridge, Hamilton Co., TX, Buried: Blue Ridge Cemetery, Hamilton Co., TX.

          36.   viii Lenard Theodore FERGUSSON b. 22-Sep-1895 .

                  ix   Infant  Daughter FERGUSSON b. 08-Apr-1898 , Pottsville, Hamilton Co., TX, d. 12-Apr-1898 , Pottsville, Hamilton Co., TX, Buried: Blue Ridge Cemetery, Hamilton Co., TX.

                  x    Infant Daughter FERGUSSON b. 25-Mar-1900 , Pottsville, Hamilton Co., TX, d. 24-Apr-1900 , Pottsville, Hamilton Co., TX, Buried: Pottsville Cem.Pottsville, Hamilton Co.TX.

 

16.  Sarah Virginia "Sally" FERGUSSON (8.Robert4, 5.William3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 16-Jan-1858, Hannibal, Marion Co., MO,7  Church: Baptist, m. 4-Dec-1872, in La Grange, Fayette Co, TX,[xlvii] Other: by R. W. Willenberg, M.G., George Washington CHUMNEY , b. 28-Mar-1849, VA,[xlviii] (son of John CHUMNEY and Nancy Ann BARNES ) Church: None, Occupation Farmer, d. 10-Jan-1919, Blue Ridge, Hamilton County, TX,48  Buried: Blue Ridge Cemetery, Hamilton County, TX.  Sarah died 11-Jun-1944 , Hico, Hamilton Co., TX,[xlix] Buried: 12-Jun-1944 , Blue Ridge Cem., Hamilton Co., TX,[l] Other: Cause of Death:, Cerebral Hemorage & Hypertention Senilit.49

       George: George and Sally were in the process of moving from Ondee (in Hamilton County) to Live Oak (in Hamilton County) when they stopped at Blue Ridge in the home of daughter Pearl and her husband Marion Neal.  George became ill and died.

                       Children:

          37.   i     William Daniel "Will" CHUMNEY b. 8-Jul-1875 .

          38.   ii    Arthur Wayne CHUMNEY b. 18-Jan-1878 .

                  iii   Minnie Lee CHUMNEY b. 22-Feb-1881 ,7  d. As an Infant.

          39.   iv   May Iantha CHUMNEY b. 27-Dec-1887 .

          40.   v    Pearl Virginia CHUMNEY b. 1-Jun-1889 .

          41.   vi   Byrdie Maggie. CHUMNEY b. 8-Dec-1894.

          42.   vii  Ima Fay CHUMNEY b. 4-Oct-1900 .

 

17.  Thomas Griffin FERGUSSON (8.Robert4, 5.William3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 31-Aug-1863, Fayette, Co., TX,7  Church: Ch. or Christ, Occupation Drayage Business, m. 27-Jan-1889, in Bell Co., TX, Mary Ella HUNT , b. 15-Jun-1868, TN,[li] Baptized: 1898,[lii] (daughter of George M. HUNT and Joanna ADCOCK ) Church: Ch. of Christ,33  d. 20-Jul-1927, Merkel, Taylor Co., TX,[liii] Buried: Rose Hill Cem., Merkel, Taylor Co., TX.[liv]  Thomas died 27-Oct-1942 , Merkel, Taylor Co., TX,54  Buried: Rose Hill Cem., Merkel, Taylor Co., TX.  Moved from Hamilton to Merkel , TX , in 1905.  For 31 years he handled the local freight delivery for the Texas & Pacific Railroad in Merkel.  He used a span of little mules to pull his wagon to deliver freight until he retired about 1936.

       Mary: After the death of Ella's parents, she was reared by her maternal grandmother, Lucinda Collier Adcock.

                       Children:

          43.   i     Maude Virginia FERGUSSON b. 23-Jan-1890 .

                  ii    Jesse James FERGUSSON b. 25-Mar-1891 , --probably Hamilton County , TX ,23  d. 22-Mar-1935 , Merkel, Taylor Co., TX,23  Buried: Rose Hill Cem., Merkel, Taylor Co., TX.54   Jesse had a crippling form of arthritis.

                  iii   Minnie Beatrice FERGUSSON b. 23-Aug-1893, Hamilton County, TX,23  m. 2-Feb-1938, in Baird, Callahan County, TX, Fred ODELL , b. 10-Feb-1885,23  d. 10-Nov-1979, Buried: Rose Hill Cem., Merkel, Taylor Co., TX.54   Minnie died 21-Jan-1972,23  Buried: __-Jan-1972, Rose Hill Cem., Merkel, Taylor Co., TX.54

                  iv   T. G. FERGUSSON b. 23-Jul-1895 , Pottsville , Hamilton County , TX , d. 28-Jul-1895 , Pottsville , Hamilton County , TX , Buried: __-Jul-1895, Pottsville Cem., Pottsville ,HamiltonCo.TX.

                  v    Infant Daughter FERGUSSON b. 11-Apr-1898 , Pottsville, Hamilton Co., TX, d. 11-Apr-1898 , Pottsville, Hamilton Co., TX, Buried: __-Apr-1898, Pottsville Cem., Pottsville ,HamiltonCo.TX.

                  vi   Ona Fay FERGUSSON b. 1906, Merkel, Taylor Co., TX, d. 1906, Merkel, Taylor Co., TX.

 

18.  A. E. FERGUSSON (10.Napoleon4, 6.Robert3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 1851, Fayette Co., TX, m. 24 Mar 1869, in TX,23  James Howard WALDEN, Sr. , b. 18 Nov 1843, Rutherford Co., TN, prob.,[lv] d. 29 Apr 1913, Itasca, Hill Co., TX.  A. E. died 1884-1886, Falls or McLennan Co., TX.

       James: In 1880, the widowed J. H. Walden was listed in the census with his widow's parents, Napoleon Bonaparte Fergusson and Rachael M. Ross Fergusson in Falls County, TX.

                       Children:

                  i     Exena WALDEN b. __ Feb 1874, TX.23   In 1910 US Census, TX, Exena lived in Waco , Mc Lennan County, with her grandmother, Rachel M. Ross Fergusson.

          44.   ii    James Howard WALDEN, Jr. b. 19 Jan 1875 .

                  iii   William H. WALDEN b. abt. 1878, TX.23   Had only one arm.

                  iv   Frank WALDEN b. __ Aug 1879.55

                  v    Vaul/Vail WALDEN b. __ Jul 1881.55

                  vi   Albert S. WALDEN b. __ Mar 1884, TX.55   In 1910 US Census, TX, Albert lived in Waco with his grandmother, Rachel M. Ross Fergusson.

 

19.  Henry Thomas FERGUSON (10.Napoleon4, 6.Robert3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 17-Jun-1853, Fayette Co., TX,16  Occupation Farmer, m. 3-Jun-1878, in Falls County, TX,23  Cleopatra  Bernard "Patie" ADCOCK , b. 17-May-1859, Holly Springs, Marshall Co., MS, (daughter of Johnson ADCOCK and Cynthia Lucinda COLLIER ) d. 24-Mar-1932, Chalk Bluff, McLennan Co., TX, Buried: 25-Mar-1932, Bold Springs Cem., McLennan Co., TX.  Henry died 21-Apr-1904 , Elm Mott, McLennan Co., TX,23  Buried: __-Apr-1904, Bold Springs Cem., McLennan Co., TX.  Henry T. changed the spelling of his last name from FERGUSSON to FERGUSON.

                       Children:

                  i     Beula T. FERGUSON b. 8-Apr-1879 , Falls County , TX ,23  d. 14-Oct-1885 , TX.23

                  ii    Dewit FERGUSON b. 19-Sep-1882 , TX,23  d. 21-Oct-1885 , TX.23

          45.   iii   Dora M. FERGUSON b. 22-Jan-1885 .

          46.   iv   Myrtle Mildred FERGUSON b. 16-Aug-1887 .

          47.   v    Richard Bonapart "Dick" FERGUSON b. 7-Oct-1890 .

          48.   vi   Robert Henry "Bob" FERGUSON, SR. b. 17-Jul-1893.

          49.   vii  Edward "Eddie" FERGUSON b. 12-Sep-1895 .

 

20.  Richard Kinard FERGUSSON, M.D. (10.Napoleon4, 6.Robert3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 20-Oct-1858 , La Grange, Fayette Co, TX,7  Occupation Physician/Surgeon, m. Helen Mc CALL .  Richard died 23-Jul-1924 , Runnels County , TX ,23  Buried: 24-Jul-1924 , Miles, Runnels County , TX ,23  Other: Cause of Death:, Apoplexy.[lvi]

                       Children:

          50.   i     Adrian Kinard FERGUSSON b. 16-Jul-1888 .

                  ii    Edna V. FERGUSSON b. 16-Jul-1888 , Cameron, Milam County , TX.23   Twin to KINARD ADRIAN FERGUSSON

 

21.  William MURRAY (11.Elizabeth4, 6.Robert3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 1847, TX,23  m. __?__ __?__ .  William died abt. 1929, Brownwood, Brown Co., TX.23

                       Children:

                  i     Katie MURRAY m. __?__ COOK .  Katie died 1984, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.

 

22.  Martha "Bessie" MURRAY (11.Elizabeth4, 6.Robert3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 13-JAn-1848, Fayette Co., TX,23  m. in Fayette Co. or Washington Co., TX, James CHAMBERS .  Martha died 1876, TX.23

                       Children:

                  i     Bessie Beatrice CHAMBERS b. abt. 1888????.23   This lady who lived in Ada , OK , in 1883, was 95 years old.

 

23.  Sam Houston MURRAY (11.Elizabeth4, 6.Robert3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 1861, TX,[lvii] m. Celest "Lessie"  STORM , d. 1975.  Sam died 1931, Gause, Milam Co., TX.57

                       Children:

                  i     Archie Lee "Arch" MURRAY b. 28-Jan-1907 , Gause, Milam Co., TX,[lviii] m. Katy __?__ .  Arch Lee has done extensive research on the Fergusson Family.  He has the family Bible which belonged to Robert Alexander Fergusson.  He has no children.  Arch has a nephew, Francis "Frank" Murray, son of Jeff Murray. Frank was an early publisher of "New Yorker" and in 1994 was editor of "Better Nutrition."  Graduate of Southwest TX Teachers College, San Marcos , TX . Commissioned 1936 MP SP Troops,  Army.  Fingerprint expert, published poetry, editorial, political cartoonist, lyricist, writer.

                  ii    William Burl MURRAY b. 13-Sep-1909 , Gause, Milam Co., TX.58

                  iii   John Thomas "Tommy" MURRAY b. 13-Aug-1913 , Gause, Milam Co., TX.58

                  iv   Joseph Benjamin MURRAY b. 28-Mar-1916 , Brownwood, Brown Co., TX.58

 

24.  William Harvey "Harve" NICHOLS (12.Hellon4, 6.Robert3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 2-Oct-1877, TX,32  m. (1) in Johnsville, Erath Co., TX, Della Jane JACKSON , d. 1-Mar-1913, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX,32  Buried: Johnsville, Erath Co., TX, m. (2) Cora Mae Etta JACKSON , b. 23-May-1881.32   William died 13-Apr-1933, Dickens, Dickens County, TX,32  Buried: Dickens, Dickens County, TX.

       Cora: Cora Mae Etta Jackson was a sister of Della Jane Jackson--first wife of Harve Nichols.

                       Children by Della Jane JACKSON:

                  i     Barney Upsher NICHOLS b. 21-Apr-1904 ,[lix] m. 27-Jan-1924 , in Dickens, Dickens County , TX ,59  Mary Jane EDWARDS .

          51.   ii    Brent Leroy NICHOLS b. 31-Dec-1906 .

                  iii   Edgar Jacob "Ed" NICHOLS b. 16-Feb-1909 ,[lx] m. 18-Jun-1927 ,60  Mary Lone PORTER .

                       Children by Cora Mae Etta JACKSON:

                  iv   William Harve "Dude" NICHOLS .

                  v    Ross Knight NICHOLS b. 28-Apr-1918 ,32  m. 17-Aug-1939 , in Albuquerque, Bernallo Co., NM,32  Kathryn Nadine MARRIOTT .

 

25.  Leona Maud NICHOLS (12.Hellon4, 6.Robert3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 15-Feb-1879, Lee Co. or Williamson Co.,TX,[lxi] m. 18-Jan-1898, in Lee Co. or Williamson Co.,TX,[lxii] John Z. MARTIN, Sr. , b. 3-Nov-1866, Madison Co., TX,62  d. 11-May-1942, Stephenville, Erath Co., TX,62  Buried: __-May-1942, Stephenville, Erath Co., TX.  Leona died 6-Jan-1961 , Stephenville, Erath Co., TX,61  Buried: Stephenville, Erath Co., TX.

                       Children:

                  i     Leafa Mahala MARTIN b. 19-Dec-1899 , m. 3-Dec-1934 , in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX,62  Bernard Thomas STAFFORD .

                  ii    Curtis E. "Possum" MARTIN b. 20-Sep-1902 ,[lxiii] m. 9-Sep-1928 ,63  Hula Mae HOWERTON .

                  iii   John Z. MARTIN, Jr. b. 11-Jan-1908 ,32  d. 1-Oct-1923.32

                  iv   Rupert MARTIN b. 26-Dec-1892.32

 

26.  Alice "Dink" NICHOLS (12.Hellon4, 6.Robert3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 26-Jan-1881 ,[lxiv] m. James Doss ROBERTS , b. 28-Mar-1881 ,64  d. 20-Jun-1959 , San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX,64  Buried: Dunn, Scurry Co., TX.  Alice died 28-Jan-1923 , Colorado City, Mitchell Co., TX,32  Buried: __-Jan-1923, Dunn Cemetery, Scurry Co., TX.

       James: William Pinkney Fergusson, told his nephew, Capt. Arch Lee Murray in 1942-43, that J. D. ROBERTS, his nephew-in-law, had lent him money on his land.  When Billy went to pay off the loan. J. D. ROBERTS informed him that it was now his land.  J. D. ROBERTS did not pay for W. P.'s  and S. P. Fergusson's funerals.  They were buried as paupers by the city of San Angelo.  Arch Lee . Murray paid for tombstones to be placed at the graves of William Pinkey and Simpson Price Fergusson.

                       Children:

                  i     Josephine "Jo" ROBERTS b. 3-Mar-1906 ,[lxv] m. 21-Jun-1945 , in San Bernadino , CA ,65  Louis B. BARBEE .

                  ii    Grace ROBERTS b. 20-Apr-1908 ,[lxvi] m. 21-Sep-1958 , in Los Vegas , Nevada ,66  Paul E. HARRIS .

                  iii   Joe Leonard ROBERTS b. 3-Feb-1920 ,[lxvii] m. 3-Nov-1943 , in Decatur , Indiana ,67  Patricia Jane NEBER .

                  iv   Estes B. "Bunk" ROBERTS .

                  v    Tom P. ROBERTS .

                  vi   Brice ROBERTS .

 

27.  Tommie "Tom" NICHOLS (12.Hellon4, 6.Robert3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) m. 18-Dec-1904, in Stephenville, Erath Co., TX,[lxviii] John Seaborn McCOMB, Sr. , b. 8-Sep-1882, Eastland Co., TX.68   Tommie died 19-Mar-1948, San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX,32  Buried: __-Mar-1945, Belvedere Cem., San Angelo, TX.32

                       Children:

                  i     Hellon Mollie McCOMB b. 31-Dec-1905 ,68  m. 13-Sep-1924 , in Comanche, Comanche County , TX ,68  Talmadge G. TOLER .

                  ii    Lee Neta "Tid" McCOMB .

                  iii   Dorothy Joyce McCOMB .

                  iv   John Seaborn "Bus" McCOMB, Jr. .

                  v    Mittie Earl McCOMB .

                  vi   James McCOMB . James lived only 3 months.

 

28.  Lessie O'Lera NICHOLS (12.Hellon4, 6.Robert3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 28-Mar-1888, Limestone Co., TX,32  Church: Ch. of Christ, m. 24-Dec-1905, in Seldon, Erath Co., TX,[lxix] Luther Alfred COX , b. 23-Feb-1880, Johnsville, Erath Co., TX,32  (son of Daniel COX and Frances Jane ALLARD ) Church: Ch. of Christ, Occupation Municipal Water Works, d. 20-Jan-1971, Dublin, Erath Co., TX,32  Buried: 22-Jan-1971, Garden of Memories, Stephenville, TX,[lxx] Other: Cause of Death:, Heart Failure, Senility.  Lessie died 9-Dec-1985 , Dublin, Erath Co., TX,[lxxi] Buried: 11-Dec-1985 , Garden of Memories, Stephenville , TX , Other: Cause of Death:, Cardiac Arrest; Old Age.

                       Children:

          52.   i     Wayne Aldon COX b. 29-Nov-1907 .

          53.   ii    Harvey Aline COX b. 31-Dec-1912 .

 

29.  Lula Belle "Babe" NICHOLS (12.Hellon4, 6.Robert3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 11-Apr-1893, Ireland, Coryell Co., TX,32  m. (1) 1914, in Stephenville, Erath Co., TX,[lxxii] divorced, Louis Edwin COFFEE , b. 1875, Hope, Hempstead Co., AR,72  d. __-Apr-1947, Los Angeles, CA,72  Buried: Inglewood Park Cem., Los Angeles, CA, m. (2) Floyd COOK , d. __-Oct-1938, CA,[lxxiii] Buried: Inglewood Park Cem., Los Angeles, CA.  Lula died 20-Dec-1959 , Long Beach , CA ,32  Buried: __-Dec-1959, Inglewood Park Cem., Los Angeles , CA .

                       Children by Louis Edwin COFFEE:

                  i     Orval Preston COFFEE b. 7-Aug-1915.72

                  ii    Everette Marvin "Jack" COFFEE b. 15-Jan-1918, Thurber, Erath Co., TX,72  m. 12-___-1948, in Los Vegas, Nevada,72  Shirley L. SNELL .  Jack and Shirley had no children.

                       Children by Floyd COOK:

                  iii   Flodada "Betty" COOK .

 

30.  Harriet T. "Hattie" FERGUSSON (13.Thomas4, 6.Robert3, 2.William2, 1.Robert1) b. 18-Sep-1881 , Bee Co.,TX,[lxxiv] Church: Baptist,[lxxv] m. 22-Nov-1903 , in Hamilton Co. , TX,[lxxvi] Other: by S. A. Brown, MG, Samuel Alexander "Sam" CAMPBELL , b. 13-Sep-1880 , MS,[lxxvii] d. 3-Jul-1930 , Hamilton County , TX ,[lxxviii] Buried: Live Oak Cemetery , Hamilton County , TX .  Harriet died 18-Jul-1913 , Temple, Bell Co., TX,77  Buried: 19-Jul-1913 , Blue Ridge Cem., Hamilton Co., TX.  Hattie was the mother of 4 children, but only two were living when she died.

       Samuel: Sam became an orphan as a young boy when both parents died.  He came to TX with his older sisters.  He and Hattie had four children, but only two were alive when Hattie died.  His tombstone (according to the Hamilton Co. Cemetery Book) says that he died in 1924--but his obituary in the Hamilton-Herald Record, published 11 July, 1930, says that he died 3 Jul, 1930.  His sisters were Mrs. Mary Harrison of Fort Worth, Mrs. Eva McAnelly, Putnam, and Mrs. Ella Warren, TN--in July, 1930.

                       Children:

                  i     Alice CAMPBELL .

                  ii    Roscoe CAMPBELL .


[i]  Fergusson Family Prayer Book/Bible, "THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND ADMINISTRAT ION OF THE SACRAMENTS... CHURCH OF ENGLAND ...WITH PSALTER OR PSALMS OF DAVID," Alexander Kincaid, His Majesty's Printer, Edinburgh , Scotland , 1772.

[ii]  Family Bible of Robert Alexander Fergusson

[iii]  Headley, Jr., Robert K., "WILLS OF RICHMOND COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1699--1800," Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1983, Pg. 175.

[iv]  Revolutionary War Application of William Fergusson

[v]  Revolutionary War Records Section, Department of Interior; Bureau of Pensions; Application for Pension for William Fergusson, #S39576.

[vi]  King, George Harrison Sanford, "Marriages of Richmond County Virginia 1668- 1853," Fredericksburg , VA , 1964, Pg. 69; and Fergusson Family Bible.

[vii]  Fergusson Family Bible begun by William Fergusson and his first wife Sarah Kirk Fergusson in 1878 and now in possession of Elreeta Crain Weathers.

[viii]  Nov. 29--Family Bible of Robert Alexander Fergusson; Dec. 29--Revolutionary War Pension Records.

[ix]  King, George Harrison Sanford, Compiler and Publisher, "MARRIAGES OF RICHMOND COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1668-1853; " Fredericksburg, VA, 1964., , pg. 69

[x]  Eisenberg, John, e-mail, 16 March, 1998 ; 332 E. Broadmor Dr. , empe, AZ 85282, (602) 967-8115.

[xi]  Sullivan, Cherry Robertson--Vol. 2, Cemetery Records for Marion Co., MO.

[xii]  Probate File #812, Marion County, MO

[xiii]  Family Bible of Robert Alexander Fergusson, Sr.

[xiv]  Deed from Thomas Nunn to his daughter Melissa Fergusson for 173 acres in Washington Co., TX-- 22 August, 1864 .

[xv]  Newspaper Obituary from "The Journal News" 1898, Hamilton, TX--for Marcy Melissa Fergusson; and letter from Wm. P. Fergusson on 3 July, 1913, to his sister Hellon J. Fergusson Nichols.

[xvi]  Murray, Arch Lee who has the family Bible of Robert Alexander Fergusson

[xvii]  Death Record, Hamilton County, TX Death Records, Vol. 3, # F 40

[xviii]  Death Certificate, Hamilton County , TX , Death Records Book, Vol. 3, # 40.

[xix]  Lotto, F., "Fayette County, Her History and Her People," Published by the Author in Schulenburg, TX, --Sticker Stream Press--in 1902, pgs. 141--A yellow fever epidemic struck in Sept., 1867, killing a quarter of population.

[xx]  "After Seventy-Five Years"

[xxi]  Lotto, F., "Fayette County, Her History and Her People," Published by the Author in Schulenburg, TX, --Sticker Stream Press--in 1902, pgs. 110, 188.

[xxii]  Sullivan, Cherry Robertson and Family Bible of Robert Alexander Fergusson, Sr.

[xxiii]  Sullivan, Cherry Robertson

[xxiv]  The 1910 US Census, TX listed Rachel M. Ross Fergusson and her grandchildren, Exena and Albert S. Walden as residents of Mc Lennan County, TX.

[xxv]  Letter from Wm. P. Fergusson on 3 Jul., 1913 , to his sister Hellon J. Fergusson Nichols.

[xxvi]  "Mc Lennan County , TX , Cemetery Records," Vol.   ,1973, Page 106

[xxvii]  Family Bible of Robert Alexander Fergusson.

[xxviii]  Family Bible of Robert Alexander Fergusson, Sr., Marriage Record from Lee County , TX.

[xxix]  Tombstone and Vivian Maria Cox Hicks

[xxx]  Tombstone and Maria Vivian Cox Hicks

[xxxi]  Death Certificate, Erath County , TX , and affidavit by Lessie N. Cox on 30 March, 1983 .

[xxxii]  Hicks, Maria Vivian Cox

[xxxiii]  1900 US Census - Hamilton County, TX

[xxxiv]  Fergusson, William "Bill" P. -  Letter written 3 July, 1913 , to his sister Hellon Josephine Fergusson Nichols.

[xxxv]  Letter from Wm. P. Fergusson to his sister Hellon J. Fergusson Nichols on 3 Jul., 1913 .

[xxxvi]  Fergusson, Robert Alexander--Family Bible Record

[xxxvii]  Standefer, Henry Clay & Bertha Louise Fergusson--Marriage Record, Hamilton County, TX, Marriage Book, Vol. 6, p. 187.

[xxxviii]  Standefer, Bertha - Social Security Death Index

[xxxix]  Marriage Record, Fayette County, TX, Marriage Record Book D, Pg. 53

[xl]  1880 Fayette County, TX, US Census

[xli]  Death Record, Hamilton County , TX , Vol. I, # 32.

[xlii]  Marriage Record, Fayette County, TX Marriage Record Book, Vol. 1, Pg. 11

[xliii]  Tombstone , Pottsville Cemetery , Hamilton County , TX .

[xliv]  Death Record, Hamilton County , TX , Death Record Book #8, Pg. 105.

[xlv]  Death Certificat, Hamilton County , TX Death Record Book, Vol. 8, Pg. 105.

[xlvi]  Fergusson, Robert Jeff

[xlvii]  Marriage Record, Fayette County , TX , Book D, Pg. 180.

[xlviii]  Newspaper Obituary for George Washington Chumney

[xlix]  Chumney, Sarah "Sally" Virginia Fergusson -Death Certificate, Hamilton County , TX Death Record Book, Vol. 7, Pg. 158.

[l]  Newspaper obituary for Mrs. G. W. Chumney

[li]  Newspaper obituary for Mary Ella Hunt Fergusson.

[lii]  Fergusson, Mary Ella Hunt - Newspaper obituary

[liii]  Fergusson, Mary Ella Hunt - Newspaper obituary.

[liv]  West Texas Genealogical Society, "Rose Hill Cemetery Records, 1884-1986, Merkel, Taylor Co., TX," Pg. 85

[lv]  Howell, DeLois

[lvi]  Death Record, Runnels County , TX , Death Record Book, Vol. 3, Page 85.

[lvii]  Murray, Arch Lee

[lviii]  Sullivan, Cherry Robertson from John Thomas "Tommy" Murray

[lix]  Hicks, Maria Vivian Cox from Barney U. Nichols.

[lx]  Hicks, Maria Vivian Cox from Edgar J. Nichols.

[lxi]  Hicks, Maria Vivian Cox from Leafa Martin Stafford

[lxii]  Stafford, Leafa Martin

[lxiii]  Martin, Curtis E.

[lxiv]  Barbee, Jo, Grace Harris, and Joe Roberts

[lxv]  Barbee, Jo Roberts

[lxvi]  Harris, Grace Roberts

[lxvii]  Roberts, Joe L.

[lxviii]  Toler, Hellon Mc Comb

[lxix]  Hicks, Maria Vivian Cox and Marriage Certificate

[lxx]  Death Certificate

[lxxi]  Hicks, Maria Vivian Cox and Death Certificate

[lxxii]  Hicks, Maria Vivian Cox from Everette Marvin "Jack" Coffee

[lxxiii]  Hicks, Maria Vivian Cox from letter written in Oct., 1938 from Lula Belle "Babe" Nichols Cook to her mother Hellon Josephine Fergusson Nichols.

[lxxiv]  Sullivan, Cherry Robertson, and  Family Bible Records of Robert Alexander Fergusson.

[lxxv]  Davis, J. N., Clerk, "Minutes of the 37th Annual Session of the Hamilton Co. Baptist Association, Aug. 13--15, 1913, Agee Baptist Church', 'In Memoriam', p. 22.

[lxxvi]  Campbell, Sam A. & Harriett "Hattie" T. Fergusson - Marriage Record, Hamilton County, TX, Marriage Record Bk.4, p. 139.

[lxxvii]  Campbell, Harriet "Hattie" T. Fergusson - Newspaper obituary from "The Hamilton Record" July 24, 1913 .

[lxxviii]  Hengst, Nancy Alexander, "Newspaper Obituaries, Vol. 2, from Hamilton Newspapers 1926 thru 1933, Hamilton County, TX," p. 20

REMY/REAMY GENEALOGIES

From Elreeta Weathers

March 14, 2005

 

Pierre REMY #19604 b. 1586, Lorraine , France , m. __?__ __?__ #19605.

I.     Jacob REMY, Sr. #19602 b. abt. 1630, Picardy, Lorraine, France, m. (1) Francoise HALDT #19603, (daughter of Antoine HALDT, II #19606 and Madelaine MARCHAND #19607) d. 1654, At sea, m. (2) 1671, in Westmoreland Co., VA,[1] Mary MARMADUKE/MILES?? #19608, b. 18 Feb 1654 , Hawksburg, Gloucester England , (daughter of Samuel MILES #21636 and __?__ #21637). Jacob died 1721, Westmoreland Co., VA.  Jacques/Jacob, of nobel birth,  was the original French Huguenot immigrant ancestor.To escape the Huguenot persecution in France Jacques fled to England . From Eng. he came to America in 1654 under the "Indenture System" bound to Nicolas Spencer, Esq.  Jacob was the English translation of Jacques.  He died at age 91. Jacob worked as the servant of Spencer until he paid for his passage to America.  Westmoreland Co., Deed Bk. 1, p. 403-Jacob was deeded 200 ac. on 07/21/1671 adjacent to Nomini River. Francoise: Francoise died enroute to America on a ship indentured to John Brayton. Mary: Jacob REMY received his Naturalization Papers in Oct., 1702--filed in both Westmoreland and Richmond Counties, VA.  On 05/16/1695 Miles Marmaduke appointed Jacob REMY as one of the trustees of his estate in Westmoreland Co., VA.  Jacob REMY made his will in July, 1702, but it was not proved until 7/05/1721.  He left to his wife Mary all of the furniture in her room; 1 shilling on demand to eldest son William; and 200 ac. where he lived to yountest son, Jacob. Mary's surname has not been proved.

             A.       William Byron REMY, Sr. #19600 (son of Jacob REMY, Sr. #19602 and Mary MARMADUKE/MILES?? #19608) b. 1672, VA,  Lived in Westmoreland Co., VA,[2] m. abt. 1693, in Westmoreland Co.,VA, Virginia Catherine ASBURY #19601, (daughter of Henry ASBURY #21249 and Mary DURRANT #21250). William died 1738, Westmoreland Co., VA,  , 30 May 1738 , Will was proved; Will made 11-18-1737 .[3]  William, eldest son of Jacob REMY was bequeathed 1 shilling on demand in his father's will.  William left one shilling to his son William.  After the death of his wife Catherine, the heirs (Asbury, Catherine, John, James, and Daniel) of Jacob Remey was to receive his plantation.  He left a feather bed to his granddaughter Elizabeth Sanders.  William received his inheritance when he married Catherine. Virginia : Catherine lived in  Westmoreland Co., VA.  where she received the use of William's plantation for the rest of her life.

                    1. Mary REMY #21254. Mary was willed a yearling heifer by her grandfather, Henry Asbury in 1706/1707.

                    2. Asbury REMY #19581 m. in Westmoreland Co., VA,[4] Hannah Elizabeth NEALE #19582.

                           a.       Alexander REMY #19622.

                           b.      Ennis REMY #19623.

                           c.       Joshua REAMY #19534 b. abt. 1747, Westmoreland Co., VA,[5] m. (1) abt. 1770, in Richmond Co.,(?) VA,[6] Ann WROE #19535, (daughter of John WROE #19592 and Sarah __?__ #19593) m. (2) abt. 1775,[7] Nancy COATES #19591, (daughter of James COATS, Sr. #19598 and __?__ __?__ #19599). Joshua died abt. 1820, Foneswood, Richmond Co., VA.[8]  Of Richmond Co., VA.  His will names  his children and some grandchildren. Will--.  Joshua lived near Foneswood on the border of Westmoreland Co. & Richmond on land his uncle William formerly owned.  Will was dated 07/20/1820 & was proved 10/01/1821 , Richmond Co.,VA--Will Bk. 9, p. 710.  Witnesses to will were Robert Sanders, James Nash, & James Coates. Executors were sons Bereman & James Reamy. War of 1812--serv. 08/16/1814 , Inf. commanded by Capt. Richard Monroe 111 Reg't, Va; Ann: Ann was definitely the mother of Bereman--probably others.  Joshua REAMY was in the Militia of Westmoreland Troup of Cav. Lt. Hazzard's 111 Regt. VA.  Ann died after 1783 when she was named in he will of her father--so the second marriage date for Joshua is incorrect.  Joshus REAMY was the first to spell his surname REAMY instead of REMY in America. Nancy: Nancy was the mother of other children--some listed with Ann WROE, the first wife of Joshua.

                                 (1)          Nancy REAMY #19583 (daughter of Joshua REAMY #19534 and Ann WROE #19535).

                                 (2)          Fanny REAMY #19584 (daughter of Joshua REAMY #19534 and Ann WROE #19535).

                                 (3)          James REAMY #19585 (daughter of Joshua REAMY #19534 and Ann WROE #19535).

                                 (4)          Catherine REAMY #19586 (daughter of Joshua REAMY #19534 and Ann WROE #19535).

                                 (5)          Lucy REAMY #19588 (daughter of Joshua REAMY #19534 and Ann WROE #19535).

                                 (6)          Bereman REAMY #19532 (son of Joshua REAMY #19534 and Ann WROE #19535) b. 1768,[9] m. 15 Apr 1796, in Westmoreland Co., VA,[10] Sally Jarvis BALDERSON #19533.  Bereman died 1850, Richmond Co., VA.  His name was also spelled Berryman. Some say that he died in Westmoreland Co. VA.  Bereman/Berryman made his will on 6 April, 1850 , and it was proved 6 Jan., 1852 in Richmond Co. Co., VA, Will Book 23, pg. 127.  He left 71 acres to his dau. Mary Saunders with whom he had been living.

                                        (a)    Mary REAMY #19552 m. __?__ SAUNDERS #19626.  Bereman was residing with Mary REAMY SAUNDERS at his death.  He bequeathed 71 acres to Mary.

                                        (b)    Elizabeth REAMY #19553.

                                        (c)    Nancy REAMY #19554.

                                        (d)    Sally REAMY #19555.

                                        (e)    Samuel REAMY #19556.

                                        (f)     John REAMY #19557.

                                        (g)    James REAMY #19558.

                                        (h)    Joshua REAMY #19559.

                                        (i)     William Jarvis REAMY #16781 b. 1805,[11] m. Catherine MORRIS #16782, b. 1815,[12] (daughter of Hudson MORRIS #19530 and Sally  NASH #19531) buried: Porter Chappel Cem., Caldwell , TX .  William died 15 Oct 1845.[13]  Order Bk, Richmond  Co., VA #28, 1837-1844--License granted to William J. Reamy to keep ordinary in the house he now occupies at Stoney Hill, July 3, 1837 .  William and family moved to MO between 1837 and 1844.  Died at the age of 39 years, 8 months, and 15 days. Catherine: 1850 US Census, Marion CO., MO --listed as REAMEY.

                                               [1]         Hudson REMEY #16783 b. 1828, VA.  Hudson was enumerated in Warren Txp., Marion Co., MO in the 1850 census.  His younger brother (?) John and sister, Virginia lived in his household.

                                               [2]         James J. REAMY #19560 d. 1833.[14]

                                               [3]         John REMEY #16784 b. 1832, VA.[15]

                                               [4]         Roberta REAMY #16785 b. VA, m. Leonard TRIPLETT #21889.

                                               [5]         Virginia V. REAMY #5112 

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b. 29-Sep-1834 , VA,[16] ref: Baptist, m. 10-Feb-1853 ,[17] Robert Jefferson FERGUSSON #5111, b. 07-Jan-1827 , Richmond Co.,(?) VA,[18] (son of William Kenner FERGUSSON #5119 and Elizabeth C. ROBERTSON #5120) ref: Civil War, occupation Farmer, d. 08-Sep-1867 , LaGrange, Fayette Co., TX,[19] buried: Fayette Co., TX,  Cause of Death:.[20]  Virginia died 28-Jan-1914 , Hamilton, Hamilton Co., TX,[21] buried: unmarked grave, Preacher Cem., Hamilton Co., TX,  Cause of Death:, Cardiac Weakness.[22]  A marker for VIRGINIA R. FERGUSSON was placed in the Pottsville Cemetery , Pottsville , Hamilton County , TX ,in July, 1994.  It was placed in the Fergusson plot in this cemetery because Preacher Cemetery no longer is accessible. Funds to pay for the marker were raised during the first Fergusson Reunion of this century in July, 1994.  Copies of "Our Fergusson Family" (prepared by Elreeta Crain Weathers) were sold to acquire money for a marker. Death record for W.H.J. gave Virginia's name as "RANEY" & for S.V. Chumney as "RAMEY." Robert: In Aug., 1867, an epidemic of Yellow Fever broke out in Fayette County killing about 1/5 of the population.  Since ROBERT JEFFERSON F. died in Sept., he might have contracted Yellow Fever and thence been one of its victims. He had been sent home from the Civil War because of illness.

                                                     [A]  Mary E."Molly"  FERGUSSON #5113 b. 14-Nov-1853, MO,[23] m. 17-Jan-1871, in Fayette Co., TX,[24] John W. PHILLIPS #5251, b. 1852, TX,[25] occupation Farmer.

                                                     [B]  William Henry Jarius/Jarvis "Billy" FERGUSSON #4595 b. 29-Jan-1855, Hannibal, Marion Co., MO,[26] ref: Ch. of Christ, occupation Farmer, m. 28-Sep-1876, in LaGrange, Fayette Co., TX,[27]  Double Wedding, with Sallie's brother, Robert A. Adcock, Sarah Alexander "Sallie" ADCOCK #4359, b. 26-Nov-1860, Holly Springs, Marshall Co., MS,[28] (daughter of Johnson ADCOCK #5145 and Cynthia Lucinda COLLIER #5146) ref: Baptist, d. 16-Jun-1910, Pottsville, Hamilton Co., TX,[29] buried: Pottsville Cem.,Pottsville,HamiltonCo.TX,  Cause of Death:, Contracted TB caring for husband's neice.  William died 21-Nov-1950 , Littleville, Hamilton Co., TX,[30] buried: 23-Nov-1950 , Pottsville Cem., Pottsville ,HamiltonCo.TX,  Cause of Death:, Acute Cardiac Failure; Acute Bronchitas.[31]  At the age of 12 Billy assumed the responsibility for providing for his mother and siblings after the death of his father in 1867 in Fayette Co., TX.  Billy and Sallie moved from Fayette, to Falls, to McLennan, to Bell and finally to Hamilton Co.,TX by 1890. On Nov. 6, 1895, Billy bought 1,008,900 sq. varas of land 12 mi. SW of Hamilton (at Pottsville) for $550 from John Potts.  Billy cleared, fenced, farmed, and lived on this land until 1946.  Until April, 1944 he was able daily to walk into Pottsville to pick up his mail & read a paper Sarah: Sarah "Sallie" Alexander Adcock married William "Billy" Henry Jarius Fergusson on the same day that Sallie's brother Robert Alexander Adcock married Martha Ellen "Mattie" Brown in Fayette Co., TX--at the home of Mattie's parents.  The 1900 US Census for Hamilton Co., TX confirms that four of Sallie's 10 children were dead.  There are two graves identifed by Elsie Fergusson Crain as being a son and a daughter of Sallie.  Perhaps there was another child not included in lists. We have 1 more grave than children.

                                                     [C]  Sarah Virginia "Sally" FERGUSSON #5114 b. 16-Jan-1858, Hannibal, Marion Co., MO,[32] ref: Baptist, m. 4-Dec-1872, in La Grange, Fayette Co, TX,[33]  by R. W. Willenberg, M.G., George Washington CHUMNEY #5252, b. 28-Mar-1849, VA,[34] (son of John CHUMNEY #8666 and Nancy Ann BARNES #8667) ref: None, occupation Farmer, d. 10-Jan-1919, Blue Ridge, Hamilton County, TX,[35] buried: Blue Ridge Cemetery, Hamilton County, TX.  Sarah died 11-Jun-1944 , Hico, Hamilton Co., TX,[36] buried: 12-Jun-1944 , Blue Ridge Cem., Hamilton Co., TX,[37]  Cause of Death:, Cerebral Hemorage & Hypertention Senilit.[38]  George: George and Sally were in the process of moving from Ondee (in Hamilton County) to Live Oak (in Hamilton County) when they stopped at Blue Ridge in the home of daughter Pearl and her husband Marion Neal.  George became ill and died.

                                                     [D]  John R. FERGUSSON #5115 b. 24-Nov-1860 , Fayette, Co., TX,[39] d. 01-Mar-1865 , Fayette Co., TX.[40]

                                                     [E]  Thomas Griffin FERGUSSON #5116 b. 31-Aug-1863, Fayette, Co., TX,[41] ref: Ch. or Christ, occupation Drayage Business, m. 27-Jan-1889, in Bell Co., TX, Mary Ella HUNT #5253, b. 15-Jun-1868, TN,[42]  1898,[43] (daughter of George M. HUNT #9244 and Joanna ADCOCK #5151) ref: Ch. of Christ,[44] d. 20-Jul-1927, Merkel, Taylor Co., TX,[45] buried: Rose Hill Cem., Merkel, Taylor Co., TX.[46]  Thomas died 27-Oct-1942 , Merkel, Taylor Co., TX,[47] buried: Rose Hill Cem., Merkel, Taylor Co., TX.  Moved from Hamilton to Merkel , TX , in 1905.  For 31 years he handled the local freight delivery for the Texas & Pacific Railroad in Merkel.  He used a span of little mules to pull his wagon to deliver freight until he retired about 1936. Mary: After the death of Ella's parents, she was reared by her maternal grandmother, Lucinda Collier Adcock.

                                                     [F]  Charles FERGUSSON #5117 b. 21-Feb-1866 , Fayette, Co., TX,[48] d. 27-Feb-1866 , Fayette Co., TX.[49]

                                                     [G]  Rachel Ma FERGUSSON #5118 b. 13-Feb-1867, Fayette, Co., TX,[50] d. 09-May-1882, Falls Co. (?) TX.[51]

                                               [6]         Cornelius REAMY #19561 d. 1838.[52]

                                               [7]         Robert Daingerfield REAMY #19519 b. 1840, VA,[53] m. abt. 1860, in MO?,[54] Elizabeth ""Betty" WHITE #19521.  Robert died 1896, Waco, McLennan Co., TX.[55]  1860-US Census - Shellby Co., MO.  Came to Waco about 1882.  Obit says that he was buried in the First St. Cem--name was later changed to University--near Texas Ranger Museum.  There is no tombstone.

                                                     [A]  William Henry REAMY #19522.

                                                     [B]  Frances Grant REAMY #19523.

                                                     [C]  John Alfred REAMY #19524 b. 1862, MO,[56] m. (1) divorced, Anna CROW #19619, m. (2) Maggie ENGLAND #19620.  John died 1949.[57]  Maggie: In his later years John Alfred married Maggie England--widow of his brother.

                                                     [D]  Charlie Oscar REAMY #19525.

                                                     [E]  Ida REAMY #19526.

                                                     [F]  Daisy REAMY #19527.

                                                     [G]  Catherine REAMY #19528.

                                                     [H]  Walter Sylvanus REAMY #19529 b. __ Jan 1880, Shelby Co., MO,[58] m. in McLennan Co., TX,[59] Nettie Mae GARDNER #19612.  Grandfather of Marsil Creech.

                                               [8]         Eliza REAMY #19520 b. 1844, MO, m. __?__ MOORE #19536, buried: Porter Chappel Cem., Caldwell , TX .[60]  Eliza buried: Porter Chappel Cem., Caldwell, TX.[61]  Moved to Caldwell , TX .

                                 (7)          Sussannah REAMY #19589 (daughter of Joshua REAMY #19534 and Ann WROE #19535).

                                 (8)          William  REAMY #19590 (son of Joshua REAMY #19534 and Ann WROE #19535) m. Elizabeth GARNER #19610.  Elizabeth : Of Westmoreland Co., VA; lived in Richmond Co.,VA.

                                 (9)          Jacob REAMY #19587 (son of Joshua REAMY #19534 and Nancy COATES #19591).

                           d.      Hannah REMY #19624.

                    3. William REMY, Jr. #20067. William received one shilling in his father's will.

                    4. James RAMEY #20068 b. 1715, VA.

             B.       Jacob REMY, Jr. #19609 (son of Jacob REMY, Sr. #19602 and Mary MARMADUKE/MILES?? #19608).

 

[1]  Jenkins, Lew  - June 11, 1998.

[2]  Creech, Marsil

[3]  Remy, Jacob, (Sr.) --Will proved Dec. 5, 1721, Westmoreland Co., VA Will Bk. 7 , p. 254.

[4]  Creech, Marsil 

[5]  Creech, Marsil 

[6]  Creech, Marsil 

[7]  Creech, Marsil 

[8]  Creech, Marsil 

[9]  Creech, Marsil 

[10]  Creech, Marsil 

[11]  Creech, Marsil 

[12]  Creech, Marsil 

[13]  Reamy, William J. and Catherine Morris--family Bible

[14]  Reamy, William J. and Catherine Morris--family Bible

[15]  Eisenberg, John, e-mail, 16 March, 1998; 332 E. Broadmor Dr., empe, AZ 85282, (602) 967-8115.

[16]  Fergusson Family Bible begun by William Fergusson and his first wife Sarah Kirk Fergusson in 1878 and now in possession of Elreeta Crain Weathers.

[17]  Fergusson Family Bible begun by William Fergusson and his first wife Sarah Kirk Fergusson in 1878 and now in possession of Elreeta Crain Weathers.

[18]  Fergusson Family Bible begun by William Fergusson and his first wife Sarah Kirk Fergusson in 1878 and now in possession of Elreeta Crain Weathers.

[19]  Fergusson Family Bible begun by William Fergusson and his first wife Sarah Kirk Fergusson in 1878 and now in possession of Elreeta Crain Weathers.

[20]  Lotto, F., "Fayette County, Her History and Her People," Published by the Author in Schulenburg, TX, --Sticker Stream Press--in 1902, pgs. 141--A yellow fever epidemic struck in Sept., 1867, killing a quarter of population.

[21]  Death Record, Hamilton County, TX Death Records, Vol. 3, # F 40

[22]  Death Certificate, Hamilton County, TX, Death Records Book, Vol. 3, # 40.

[23]  Fergusson Family Bible begun by William Fergusson and his first wife Sarah Kirk Fergusson in 1878 and now in possession of Elreeta Crain Weathers.

[24]  Marriage Record, Fayette County, TX, Marriage Record Book D, Pg. 53

[25]  1880 Fayette County, TX, US Census

[26]  Fergusson Family Bible begun by William Fergusson and his first wife Sarah Kirk Fergusson in 1878 and now in possession of Elreeta Crain Weathers.

[27]  Marriage Record, Fayette County, TX Marriage Record Book, Vol. 1, Pg. 11

[28]  Tombstone, Pottsville Cemetery, Hamilton County, TX.

[29]  Tombstone, Pottsville Cemetery, Hamilton County, TX.

[30]  Death Record, Hamilton County, TX, Death Record Book #8, Pg. 105.

[31]  Death Certificat, Hamilton County, TX Death Record Book, Vol. 8, Pg. 105.

[32]  Fergusson Family Bible begun by William Fergusson and his first wife Sarah Kirk Fergusson in 1878 and now in possession of Elreeta Crain Weathers.

[33]  Marriage Record, Fayette County, TX, Book D, Pg. 180.

[34]  Newspaper Obituary for George Washington Chumney

[35]  Newspaper Obituary for George Washington Chumney

[36]  Chumney, Sarah "Sally" Virginia Fergusson -Death Certificate, Hamilton County, TX Death Record Book, Vol. 7, Pg. 158.

[37]  Newspaper obituary for Mrs. G. W. Chumney

[38]  Chumney, Sarah "Sally" Virginia Fergusson -Death Certificate, Hamilton County, TX Death Record Book, Vol. 7, Pg. 158.

[39]  Fergusson Family Bible begun by William Fergusson and his first wife Sarah Kirk Fergusson in 1878 and now in possession of Elreeta Crain Weathers.

[40]  Fergusson Family Bible begun by William Fergusson and his first wife Sarah Kirk Fergusson in 1878 and now in possession of Elreeta Crain Weathers.

[41]  Fergusson Family Bible begun by William Fergusson and his first wife Sarah Kirk Fergusson in 1878 and now in possession of Elreeta Crain Weathers.

[42]  Newspaper obituary for Mary Ella Hunt Fergusson.

[43]  Fergusson, Mary Ella Hunt - Newspaper obituary

[44]  1900 US Census - Hamilton County, TX

[45]  Fergusson, Mary Ella Hunt - Newspaper obituary.

[46]  West Texas Genealogical Society, "Rose Hill Cemetery Records, 1884-1986, Merkel, Taylor Co., TX," Pg. 85

[47]  West Texas Genealogical Society, "Rose Hill Cemetery Records, 1884-1986, Merkel, Taylor Co., TX," Pg. 85

[48]  Fergusson Family Bible begun by William Fergusson and his first wife Sarah Kirk Fergusson in 1878 and now in possession of Elreeta Crain Weathers.

[49]  Fergusson Family Bible begun by William Fergusson and his first wife Sarah Kirk Fergusson in 1878 and now in possession of Elreeta Crain Weathers.

[50]  Fergusson Family Bible begun by William Fergusson and his first wife Sarah Kirk Fergusson in 1878 and now in possession of Elreeta Crain Weathers.

[51]  Fergusson Family Bible begun by William Fergusson and his first wife Sarah Kirk Fergusson in 1878 and now in possession of Elreeta Crain Weathers.

[52]  Reamy, William J. and Catherine Morris--family Bible

[53]  1850 US Census, Marion Co., MO

[54]  Creech, Marsil 

[55]  Creech, Marsil 

[56]  Genz, Vicki 

[57]  Genz, Vicki 

[58]  Creech, Marsil 

[59]  Creech, Marsil 

[60]  Creech, Marsil

[61]  Creech, Marsil 

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