Person:Margaret Ross (5)

m. 1 Jun 1809
  1. William Cones Dugger1810 - After 1860
  2. James Dugger1814 - 1897
m. 28 Jul 1817
  1. Emaline Ferguson
  2. Mary Ferguson1819 - 1850
  3. Eliazer Ferguson1827 - 1889
  4. Zerelda Ferguson1829 - After 1850
Facts and Events
Name Margaret Ross
Alt Name Peggy Rosson
Gender Female
Birth? 1789/1790 North Carolina, United States
Marriage 1 Jun 1809 Knox, Kentucky, United Statesto James Dugger
Marriage 28 Jul 1817 Jackson, Indiana, United Statesto Andrew Ferguson
Death? 1868 Gentry, Missouri, United States

Shortly after the death of James Dugger, much of this family moved to Greene Co, IN. Apparently James' widow Margaret stopped off in Jackson Co, IN before that, as she married Andrew Ferguson there circa 28 Jul 1817 (date of marriage bond).

Why they were in Jackson Co, IN isn't too clear, but Margaret probably had relatives there, though I don't know who. (No Ross listings there in the 1820 census).

After their marriage, Andrew Ferguson and Margaret Ross Dugger Ferguson moved back to KY, but not back to Knox, going to Bullitt County instead, and they were listed there on the 1820 census. A Thomas Ross and "Jesse Rosson" were both listed in Bullitt Co, KY in 1820, and those could be Margaret's relatives. Her father was thought to be Thomas Ross, so that works out well. It is possible the Andrew Ferguson in 1820 Bullitt Co, KY is not the same family. The family may have been in Greene Co, IN already by then, but in 1820, the area that was to become Greene County was still part of Sullivan Co, IN and also part of a non county area, so it is possible they were in this "non county" area and didn't get listed on the 1820 census.

Andrew Ferguson and Julius Dugger were both charged with murder in 1824 in Greene Co, IN. Apparently Julius Dugger and Andrew Ferguson were charged with killing Isaac Edwards with an axe. Bill Ferguson, a descendant of Andrew Ferguson, says the family tradition is that they were getting revenge for a rape of Dugger's sister. They received seperate trials, and Andrew Ferguson was acquitted, but Julius was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to four years at the state penitentiary.

Andrew Ferguson was listed on the 1830 census in Greene Co, IN. Analysis:

  • Greene Co., IN page 165 Andrew Furguson 1002010000000-3000010000000
  • 1 male 30-39 (1790/1800)=Andrew Ferguson (c1793)
  • 2 males 15-19 (1810/1815)=1-William C. Dugger (c1811); James Dugger (1814) step-sons
  • 1 male 0-4 (1825/1830)=Eliazer Ferguson (1827) son
  • 1 female 30-39 (1790/1800)=Margaret Ross Dugger Ferguson (c1790) wife
  • 3 females 0-4 (1825/1830)=1-Mary Ferguson (1819); 2-Zerelda Ferguson (1829); 3-Emaline Ferguson; daughters

Andrew Ferguson was listed on the 1840 census in Greene Co, IN. Analysis:

  • Greene Co., IN page 118 Andrew Furguson 0010001000000-1002010000000
  • 1 male 40-49 (1790/1800)=Andrew Ferguson (c1793)
  • 1 male 10-14 (1825/1830)=Eliazer Ferguson (1827) son
  • 1 female 30-39 (1800/1810)=Margaret Ross Dugger Ferguson (c1790) wife
  • 2 females 15-19 (1820/1825)=1-Mary Ferguson (1819); 2-Zerelda Ferguson (1829) daughters
  • 1 female 0-4 (1835/1840)=Margaret Dugger (c1837) grand-daughter

Andrew Ferguson and Margaret were found on the 1850 census in Greene Co, IN. Margaret's granddaughter (via son James Dugger) Margaret Dugger was residing with them. Margaret's son William Dugger was just three houses away.

7th Census of the United States - 1850
Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real $ Birth Place
Greene Co., IN - District 40
Page 280, House # 29, Family # 29
Andrew Ferguson 57 M W Farmer 250 VA
Margaret Ferguson 60 F W NC
Zerelda Ferguson 21 F W IN
Margaret Dugger 13 F W IN

This family moved from Greene Co, IN to Gentry Co, MO.