Micajah Ferguson

16 May 1784–20 July 1866 (Age 82)
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Micajah

When Micajah Ferguson was born on 16 May 1784, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Ferguson, was 27 and his mother, Mrs. Thomas Ferguson, was 20. He married Frances Isbell on 20 January 1809, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Posey Township, Fayette, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died on 20 July 1866, in Milton, Washington Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Cambridge City, Jackson Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Micajah Ferguson
1784–1866
Frances Isbell
1791–1871
Marriage: 20 January 1809
Matilda Ferguson
1810–1862
Horton Ferguson
1814–1871
Linville Ferguson
1815–1906
Salena Ferguson
1817–1894
Savannah Ferguson
1821–1890
Livingston Ferguson
1823–1877
Finley Ferguson
1825–1915
Stanford Ferguson
1828–1833
Kilby Ferguson
1830–
Jane Ferguson
1833–1841
Olive O Ferguson
1835–1854

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 January 1809
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
children

(11)

    Matilda Ferguson

    Female1810–1862Female

    Horton Ferguson

    Male1814–1871Male

    Linville Ferguson

    Male1815–1906Male

    Salena Ferguson

    Female1817–1894Female

    Savannah Ferguson

    Female1821–1890Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Ferguson

    Male1757–Male

    Mrs. Thomas Ferguson

    Female1764–Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 5

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.
1808

Age 24

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Fergus .

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

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Find a Grave Memorial

Born in Wilkes Co. NC. Died in Fayette Co., Indiana  Occupation: farmer, made Spinning wheels, wheelwright.  In the spring of 1816 Micajah Ferguson and family came to Wayne County, and settled on a …

Sources (3)

  • Micajah Ferguson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Micajah Ferguson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Micajah Farguson, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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