Josiah Messer Ferguson

25 March 1843–6 March 1909 (Age 65)
White, Georgia, United States

The Life of Josiah Messer

When Josiah Messer Ferguson was born on 25 March 1843, in White, Georgia, United States, his father, Champion Ferguson, was 29 and his mother, Rachel Ducket, was 28. He married Parthenia Chestona Cundiff on 20 October 1872, in Meigs, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in District 8, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Plano, Tulare, California, United States in 1900. He died on 6 March 1909, in Porterville, Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Porterville, Tulare, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Messer Ferguson
1843–1909
Parthenia Chestona Cundiff
1845–1926
Marriage: 20 October 1872
Cordela Emline Ferguson
1874–1949
Dora Alice Ferguson
1876–1948
Cora Belle Ferguson
1876–1954
Marie Rachel Ferguson
1879–1963
Tina May Ferguson
1880–1957
James Thornton Ferguson
1883–1901
Thomas Franklin Ferguson
1885–1970
Fletcher Ferguson
1889–1926

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 October 1872
Meigs, Tennessee, United States
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

    Champion Ferguson

    Male1813–1881Male

    Rachel Ducket

    Female1814–1886Female

siblings

(12)

    William Lewis Ferguson

    Male1836–1886Male

    Jacob V Ferguson

    Male1838–1864Male

    John W Ferguson

    Male1840–1860Male

    Female1841–1896Female

    James C Ferguson

    Male1842–1860Male

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

Age 3

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1861

Age 18

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Fergus .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • J M Furgason in household of Champin Furgason, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Josiah Ferguson in household of Champien Ferguson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J M Furgueson in household of Champ Furgueson, "United States Census, 1870"

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