Samuel Ferguson, of Staunton and Cabell County, VA
b.3 March 1744
Facts and Events
Samuel Ferguson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 191.--21st August, 1765. Robert McClenachan and Andrew Lewis to Samuel Furguson (Farguson), £2.10, 1/4 acre in Staunton, part of County lot 15, of which James Shaw is now possessed. Delivered: Samuel Farguson, 17th August, 1772.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 433 – 18th August 1772. Samuel Forgason and Mary to John Readpath, part of lot 15 in Staunton, the other part belonging to James Shaw.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 145.--20th November, 1766. James Shaw to Robert Hall, of Orange County, North Carolina, £4, 1/4 acre, part of Samuel Furguson's lot No. 15 in Staunton. Teste: Robert Martin, Thomas Brown and James Crow.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 17, 1767. - (344) 120 acres of Henry Cartmill added to tithables. Added to tithables: Saml. Ferguson, John Peary and Hugh Allen.
- Page 156.--6 November, 1769. William Jameson and Margaret to John Jameson, £55, on Christian's Creek, whereon William now lives, conveyed to William by William Martin, 19th March, 1765, 310 acres; corner William Palmer; corner George Robinson, now Samuel Black's land, plot surveyed for Mr. William Russell now Alexander Thompson's land. Teste: William Palmer, Jean ( ) Palmer, William ( ) Calin. Delivered: Samuel Ferguson, 17th August, 1772. (Note: William Jameson was the brother-in-law of Samuel Ferguson).
- Page 32 - 17 November 1772 Robert Hall and Isabel (Elesbet) ( ) to John Readpath of Staunton ¼ acre one of the county lots conveyed to James Shaw and by Shaw to Robert, north of Samuel Moore’s lot, and part of Samuel Forgason’s lot no. 15.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 From "Samuel Ferguson who married Mary Jameson":
SAMUEL FERGUSON was born 3 March 1744, and died 12 February 1825 in Cabell County, Virginia (now Wayne County, West Virginia). On pages of the family Bible record of his son William is written the following, "SAMUEL FERGUSON departed this life February 12 between the hours of 7 and 8 o’clock in the afternoon in the year of our Lord 1825, aged 80 years and eleven months and nine days."
SAMUEL married MARY JAMESON, who was born 21 March 1746 (monument reads 27 March). She died 21 September 1827 (monument reads 27 September). From the same Bible pages mentioned above is written, "MARY FERGUSON, wife of SAMUEL FERGUSON, departed this life on 21 day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, aged eighty one and a half years." Elizabeth Davidson Harbaugh, who wrote Davidson Genealogy, stated on page 291 that the Jameson family was of Celtic origin and that they migrated from Scotland to Ireland in 1616. She further writes that James Jameson, the Scotch-Irish progenitor, migrated to North America , with wife Jane and their seven children, settling in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. He died prior to 1743, the year his estate was settled. William Jameson, one of their sons, was born 1697 and married Sarah Collins 28 march 1772 (Christ Church, Philadelphia. William and Sarah moved to Augusta County, Virginia, circa 1745, where he qualified for Justice November 1751. His will, written 20 December 1752 and proved 21 March 1753, named his eldest son John, sons George, Andrew and William, and wife Sarah, who was executrix (Augusta Co. will Book 1, page 472). Mrs. Harbugh on page 292, also wrote that William Jameson’s eldest son, John born circa 1723, came with his parents to Augusta County and married Jean Erwin, daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth Erwin. … The writer also asserted that MARY JAMESON was the daughter of John and Jean (Erwin) Jameson. John Jameson’s Will, written 29 February 1776 and proven 19 March 1776, named his wife Jane (Jean), grandson John Peery, granddaughter Sarah McNabb and nine children—no names given (Augusta County Will Book 5, page 405).