Josephus Ferguson

19 November 1839–31 January 1907 (Age 67)
Roanoke, Virginia, United States

The Life of Josephus

When Josephus Ferguson was born on 19 November 1839, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, his father, William D Ferguson, was 30 and his mother, Jane Reynolds, was 18. He married Mary Eliza Cheatwood on 3 July 1869, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Big Lick, Roanoke, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Monroe, Orange, New York, United States in 1875. He died on 31 January 1907, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Ferguson Family Cemetery, Roanoke, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josephus Ferguson
1839–1907
Mary Eliza Cheatwood
1844–1888
Marriage: 3 July 1869
Louisa Ferguson
1870–
Margie Ellen Ferguson
1872–1945
Thomas Leonard Ferguson
1874–1941
Lillie Ferguson
1888–1971

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 July 1869
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
children

(4)

    Louisa Ferguson

    Female1870–Female

    Female1872–1945Female

    Thomas Leonard Ferguson

    Male1874–1941Male

    Female1888–1971Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 5

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 22

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. 

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Fergus .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Ferguson, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Josephus Ferguson in household of William Ferguson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Josephus Ferguson in household of William Ferguson, "United States Census, 1850"

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