Paul Ferguson

Brief Life History of Paul

When Paul Ferguson was born about 1808, his father, Kinder Ferguson, was 38 and his mother, Mary Ann Robbins, was 34. He married Mahala Gilstrap on 26 May 1828, in Butler, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He died about 1842, in Butler, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 36.

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Paul Ferguson
Mahala Gilstrap
Marriage: 26 May 1828
Elizabeth Ann Ferguson
Nicey G. Ferguson
about 1838–1910
Sarah Elizabeth Jane Ferguson
John Enos Ferguson
Mary Adeline Ferguson
Finetta M. Ferguson
Martha Emily Ferguson

Sources (7)

  • Paul Ferguson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Paul Ferguson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Paul Ferguson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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Atlantic slave trade abolished.


Butler county was formed on 18 January 1810 from portions of Logan and Ohio Counties. It was the 53rd county organized in Kentucky, and was named for General Richard Butler (1743-1791) a Revolutionary War soldier from Pennsylvania. General Butler was killed by Indians in the defeat of St. Clair.

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fergus ‘son of Fearghus’ (see Fergus ) by substituting -son for mac-.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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