James Thomas Ferguson

Brief Life History of James Thomas

When James Thomas Ferguson was born on 30 January 1858, in Cabell, Virginia, United States, his father, Wade Hutch Ferguson, was 24 and his mother, Lydia Muncy, was 22. He married Sarah Arminta Asbury on 28 June 1877, in Wayne, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Wayne, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Stonewall District, Wayne, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 May 1950, in Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in East Lynn, Wayne, West Virginia, United States.

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James Thomas Ferguson
Sarah Arminta Asbury
Marriage: 28 June 1877
Jasper Clifton Ferguson
Wade Buford Ferguson
Naomy Ferguson
Grover Cleveland Ferguson
Thomas Hutchinson Ferguson
Mary E. Ferguson
Nora Ellen Ferguson

Sources (28)

  • James T Ferguson in household of Lydia Ferguson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ja. Thomas Ferguson, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • James Thomas Ferguson, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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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