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
Mary Eliza Cheatwood
Marriage: 3 July 1869
Louisa Ferguson
Margie Ellen Ferguson
Thomas Leonard Ferguson
Lillie Ferguson

Spouse and Children

3 July 1869
Roanoke, Virginia, United States


    Louisa Ferguson



    Thomas Leonard Ferguson



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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.

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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