WAYNE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA MILITARY LEGACY

Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR (1861 - 1865)

WAYNE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, FERGUSON, PART 1

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DESCENDANTS OF OUR ~ NATIVE AMERICAN ~ CASTLE ~ WOOTON ~ BRADSHAW ~ FERGUSON ~ SAMMONS ~ LINE,

WHICH BEGAN WITH JACOB CASTLE, A LONGHUNTER EXPLORER AND HIS WIFE,

SOWEGE GLIDING SWAN OF THE PEKOWI DIVISION OF THE SHAWNEE TRIBE-WYANDOT (HURONS) – METIS.

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IN 1863 AMID THE CHAOS OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, THE WESTERN PART OF VIRGINIA, INCLUDING WAYNE COUNTY, WAS ADMITTED TO THE UNION AS THE THIRTY-FIFTH STATE AND WAS GIVEN THE NAME OF WEST VIRGINIA.

THE 1890 VETERANS SCHEDULES OF CIVIL WAR MILITARY SERVICE WAS FOR UNION SOLDIERS ONLY.  BUT IN WAYNE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS DEFIED AUTHORITIES BY HAVING THEIR NAMES AND MILITARY SERVICE LISTED WITH THE UNION SOLDIERS.  LATER A LINE WAS DRAWN ACROSS THE CONFEDERATE DATA, BUT THE WORDS WERE STILL READABLE.  EQUAL DOCUMENTATION OF ALL MILITARY SERVICE IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR OCCURRED IN WAYNE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA.

FERGUSON’S GUYANDOTTE BATTALION, SIXTEENTH REGIMENT, VIRGINIA CAVALRY, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY OF WAYNE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, WHICH BECAME WAYNE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA IN 1863.
ASSIGNED TO JENKINS’ AND MCCAUSLAND’S BRIGADE.
THE BATTLE OF DROOP MOUNTAIN.  THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG.

FAIRVIEW RIFLE GUARDS, AKA BIG SANDY RANGERS, BECAME COMPANY K, EIGHTH REGIMENT, VIRGINIA CAVALRY, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY OF WAYNE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, BECAME WAYNE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA IN 1863.
ATTACHED TO JONES’ CAVALRY BRIGADE
GENERAL EARLY’S SHENANDOAH VALLEY OPERATIONS.  APPOMATTOX CAMPAIGN.

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THE MILITARY MEN WERE NOT LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER.
EACH PERSON WAS PLACED WITH FAMILY, WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

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FERGUSON

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SEVEN SONS OF MARY “Polly” BROMLEY AND JAMES FERGUSON, SR.:

JOHN WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT GETTYSBURG.

HARVEY DIED IN SERVICE IN A MILITARY HOSPITAL.

JAMES M., SAMUEL J., WADE, WAYNE (PRISONER OF WAR) AND WILLIAM SURVIVED THE WAR.






















FERGUSON, HARVEY (ca 1838-1864), DIED IN A MILITARY HOSPITAL, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Wayne County, West Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1838, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Mary “Polly” Bromley and James Ferguson, Sr.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, Sr., an Irish Immigrant, a British Army Major and an American Revolutionary War Soldier in the Virginia Militia.
SPOUSE:  Lucinda Ratliff, married 21 August 1861 in Pike County, Kentucky.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 November 1861 in Wayne County, Virginia by Captain Corns.  1 December 1861.  March 1864.
DISCHARGE DATE:  24 August 1864, Died in a Hospital in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company E and K, 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
DATE OF DEATH:  24 August 1864, “Died in hospital at Harrisonburg, Virginia.”  More than one building became a hospital.  Did he die in the former building of the Harrisonburg Female Academy, which became a Confederate Hospital?  Was the North or the South in charge of the town at his moment of death?
STATUS:  Did NOT Survive the War.
BURIAL:  Yes.
CEMETERY:  Woodbine Cemetery, Harrisonburg, Virginia.  “This historic cemetery includes the “Soldiers Section,” where over 270 Confederate Soldiers are buried.”
SOURCES:  American Civil War Soldiers.  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Marriage Records.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.  Woodbine Cemetery; shenandoahatwar.org.  
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-four-times-removed, Harvey Ferguson on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry. 


FERGUSON, JAMES M., JR. (1840-after 1910 census), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Wayne County, West Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Butler, Wayne County, West Virginia
DATE OF BIRTH:  December 1840 in Virginia.
PARENTS:  Mary “Polly” Bromley and James Ferguson, Sr.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, Sr., an Irish Immigrant, a British Army Major and an American Revolutionary War Soldier in the Virginia Militia.
SPOUSE:  Anne Plymale.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
RANK:  Second Lieutenant at the time of enlistment.  Lieutenant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company H, 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  After the 1910 Census.
STATUS:  Survived the Civil War.
SOURCES:  Census.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records And Profiles.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-four-times-removed, James M. Ferguson, Jr. on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry. 


FERGUSON, JOHN (1829-1863), KILLED IN ACTION AT THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Wayne County, Virginia - West Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  1829 per census data.
PARENTS:  Mary “Polly” Bromley and James Ferguson, Sr.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, Sr., an Irish Immigrant, a British Army Major and an American Revolutionary War Soldier in the Virginia Militia.
SPOUSE:  Amanda Morris
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1861.
DISCHARGE DATE:  3 July 1863, Killed In Action at the Battle of Gettysburg.
RANK:  Captain.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company E, 16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  The Battle of Gettysburg, 1 July – 3 July 1863.
DAY OF DEATH AT THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG:  “John ... was a Captain in the Rebel Army.  The day of his last stand, before Pickett’s Charge, he stood with a determinate counsel, and shouted commands to his men in a fervid spirit ... The heroic Captain was soon felled by a mini-ball, which shot out an eye and left him dying on the battlefield ... John was buried at Gettysburg.”  Source:  Ferguson Family Genealogy History by Evelyn Booth Massie.
DATE OF DEATH:  3 July 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION, BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG.
JAMES E. HOBBS, AN EYE WITNESS OF THE DEATH OF JOHN FERGUSON ON THE BATTLEFIELD:  July 3, 1863.
BURIAL:  If Confederate Soldiers, who were fighting in the Battle of Gettysburg, were not allowed to rest in the ground of the National Cemetery, what became of his remains?
REPATRIATED:  Probably.
CEMETERY:  Currently Unknown.
SOURCES:  Census.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.  Ferguson Family Genealogy history by Evelyn Booth Massie, page 282.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-four-times-removed, John Ferguson on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.




















FERGUSON, SAMUEL J.  (1832-1903), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Lincoln, Wayne County, West Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Ferguson and Moses Fork, Wayne County, West Virginia. 
DATE OF BIRTH:  January 1832 per 1900 Census.
PARENTS:  Mary “Polly” Bromley and James Ferguson, Sr.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, Sr., an Irish Immigrant, a British Army Major and an American Revolutionary War Soldier in the Virginia Militia.
SPOUSE:  Lourissa Ratcliffe.
NOTEWORTHY:  Justice of the Peace.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  June 1861.  October 1861.
DISCHARGE DATE:  18 December 1864.  April 1865.
RANK:  Second Lieutenant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company K, 8th Cavalry, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  The unit “participated in [Confederate General Jubal A.] Early’s Shenandoah Valley operation and the Appomattox Campaign.  This regiment contained 225 effectives in April 1864.  However, none were included in the surrender at Appomattox, because it had cut through the Federal lines and disbanded.”  Thus, the CSA Eighth Cavalry refused to surrender their rifles to the Union Army in an acknowledgement of defeat.  Colonel James M. Corns was one of the Field Officers.  Source:  National Park Service Soldiers And Sailors.
1890 VETERANS SCHEDULE (FOR UNION SOLDIERS ONLY):  Many Wayne County Confederate Soldiers registered on the Veterans Schedule, knowing that only Union Soldiers were to be listed on the forms.  In defiance of being excluded, Samuel J. Ferguson boldly gave his Civil War information.  A line was drawn through his name, but the information was readable.
DATE OF DEATH:  15 June 1903 in Wayne County, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  1890 Veterans Schedules.  National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records And Profiles.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records.  West Virginia Vital Research Records.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-four-times-removed, Samuel J. Ferguson on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


FERGUSON, WADE H. (1833 - 1925), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Falls Tug, Wayne County, Virginia / West Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Bethel, Bath County, Kentucky.  Perryville Toll Gate, Mercer County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  January 1833 in Wayne County, Virginia.  Alternate Spelling on some documents:  WAID.
PARENTS:  Mary “Polly” Bromley and James Ferguson, Sr.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, Sr., an Irish Immigrant, a British Army Major and an American Revolutionary War Soldier in the Virginia Militia.
SPOUSE:  Lydia Munsey, first wife.  Edna Crockett, second wife.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  15 February 1863 at Wayne County, West Virginia.
DISABILITY DISCHARGE DATE:  18 June 1863 at Camp McFarland, signed by J. M. Corn, Captain, Commanding The Post at Camp McFarland, Virginia.  (Copy of original document courtesy of lowe1241 on Ancestry.)
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Captain J. M. Ferguson’s Company, Company K, 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  19 April 1925 in Stonewall, Wayne County, West Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Ferguson Cemetery.
SOURCES:  Army of the Confederate States Certificate of Disability for Discharge.  Census.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records And Profiles, 1861-1865.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.  West Virginia Vital Research Records.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-four-times-removed, Wade Ferguson on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.




















FERGUSON, WAYNE P. (1844-ca 1917), PRISONER OF WAR, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Wayne County, Virginia / West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Grant, Ceredo and Kenova in Wayne County, West Virginia.  Walla Walla, Spokane, Portland, Lewiston, Seattle.
DATE OF BIRTH: 3 July 1844 in Wayne County, Virginia, per the 1900 Census.
PARENTS:  Mary “Polly” Bromley and James Ferguson, Sr.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, Sr., an Irish Immigrant, a British Army Major and an American Revolutionary War Soldier in the Virginia Militia.
SPOUSE:  Mary Kelley, married 1878.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  20 August 1862 at 16 years of age.  1863.
CAPTURED:  7 August 1864, Arrested by Union General Averall in Moorefield, Virginia.
LIST OF CONFEDERATE PRISONERS CONFINED IN UNION MILITARY PRISON AT WHEELING VIRGINIA (also known as Atheneum Prison):  10 August 1864, Wayne Furguson (Ferguson), Pvt, Co K, 8 Regt Va Cav, CSA, residence, Wayne County, Virginia.
11 AUGUST 1864:  Remarks:  Sent to Union Military Prison, Camp Chase, Ohio.
RANK:  Private.  First Lieutenant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company K, 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
IN 1876 ELECTED TO THE WEST VIRGINIA STATE SENATE.
IN 1886 U. S. PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND APPOINTED HIM TO THE POSITION OF SPECIAL AGENT FOR THE RENEWAL OF LANDS.
IN 1893 APPOINTED SPECIAL AGENT IN THE REVENUE SERVICE.
DATE OF DEATH:  17 March 1917 in Wayne County, West Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Obituary.  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War records, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records And Profiles, 1861-1865.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.  Wayne County Genalogical And Historical Society.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-four-times-removed, Wayne P. Ferguson on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


FERGUSON, WILLIAM (1824 - after the 1900 census), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR. 
HOMETOWN:  Grant and Union, Wayne County, Virginia / West Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  November 1824, Virginia, on the 1900 Census.
PARENTS:  Mary “Polly” Bromley and James Ferguson, Sr.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, Sr., an Irish Immigrant, a British Army Major and an American Revolutionary War Soldier in the Virginia Militia.
SPOUSE:  Virginia S. Plymale, first wife.  Susan A. Wellman, second wife, wed 1896.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company K, 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
TO WHICH WILLIAM FERGUSON DID THE FOLLOWING RECORD BELONG?
~ William Ferguson, Private, Company K, 8th Virginia Cavalry, Captured at Wayne County, West Virginia on 9 March 1865 at Wayne County, West Virginia.  Remarks unreadable.
1880 CENSUS, WAYNE COUNTY, VIRGINIA:  Wm Ferguson, age 53, born Virginia; wife, Virginia, age 45, born Virginia.
WEST VIRGINIA VITAL RESEARCH RECORDS, WAYNE COUNTY:  On the 27th June 1896, William Ferguson, age 69, wed Susan A. Wellman, age 57.
1900 CENSUS, WAYNE COUNTY, VIRGINIA:  William Ferguson, born November 1824, age 73, married 4 years, born in West Virginia; wife, Susan M., born March 1846, aged 54 years.
DATE OF DEATH:  after the 1900 census.
CEMETERY:
SOURCES:  Census.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors.  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records.  West Virginia Marriage Records.  West Virginia Vital Research Records.                                                                              
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-four-times-removed, William Ferguson on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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                THREE SONS OF ELIZABETH P. “BETTY” BOWEN AND JOHN WESLEY FERGUSON:
               JEFFERSON FERGUSON.  PERCIVAL S. FERGUSON.  SIMPSON B. FERGUSON.


FERGUSON, JEFFERSON (1833-1908), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
ALTERNATE NAME:  THOMAS JEFFERSON FERGUSON?
HOMETOWN:  Cassville, Wayne County, Virginia / West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Butler and Union in Wayne County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  28 January 1833 in Wayne County, Virginia, per the 1900 Census.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth P. Bowen and John Wesley Ferguson.
BROTHER:  Percival Ferguson, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
BROTHER:  Simpson B. Ferguson, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
SPOUSE:  Cornelia (1860 Census).  Caroline (1870 Census).  Mary Susan Billops, widow of Mr. Weader (1880 Census) wed 23 February 1880 in Wayne County, West Virginia.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  28 May 1861 at Wayne County, Virginia.  1863.
CAPTURED:  9 March 1865 in Wayne County, West Virginia.
RELEASED:  13 June 1865.
RANK:  Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Corporal, Jackson’s Company, Virginia Light Artillery.  Sergeant, Company K, 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
1900 CENSUS:  Town Marshal, residing with married daughter, Isabella.
DATE OF DEATH:  6 February 1908.
CEMETERY:
SOURCES:  American Civil War Soldiers.  Census.   U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records.  West Virginia Vital Research Records.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-four-times-removed, Jefferson Ferguson on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.






















FERGUSON, PERCIVAL SMITH (1835-1903), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
ALTERNATE NAME:  P. G. Ferguson.
HOMETOWN:  Adkinsville, Wayne County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  19 January 1835 in Virginia, per the 1900 Census.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth P. Bowen and John Wesley Ferguson.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, Sr., an Irish Immigrant, a British Army Major and an American Revolutionary War Soldier in the Virginia Militia.                                                                                                                            BROTHER:  Jefferson Ferguson, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.                                                                           BROTHER:  Simpson B. Ferguson, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.

SPOUSE: Mary Ann Rutherford, widow of William G. Davis.  2nd wife, Nancy D. 
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1862.
RANK:  First Lieutenant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company K, 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  11 October 1903 in Wayne County, West Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Highland Cemetery, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records.  West Virginia Marriages Index.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-four-times-removed, Percival Smith Ferguson on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


















FERGUSON, SIMPSON BOWEN (1840-1928), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Falls Twelve Pole, Wayne County, Virginia / West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Union, Wayne County, Virginia / West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  7 February 1840, Wayne County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth P. “Betty” Bowen and John Wesley Ferguson.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, Sr., an Irish Immigrant, a British Army Major and an American Revolutionary War Soldier in the Virginia Militia.
                                                                                                                           BROTHER:  Jefferson Ferguson, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.                                                                                 BROTHER:  Percival Smith Ferguson, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
SPOUSE:  Rebecca Davis.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company E, 16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
U. S. CIVIL WAR DRAFT REGISTRATION RECORDS:  1 January 1864, Simpson Ferguson, Wayne County, West Virginia, married at age 25.
DATE OF DEATH:  4 July 1928, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Bowen Cemetery, Bowen, Wayne County, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Civil War Draft Registration Records.  West Virginia Vital Research Records.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-four-times-removed, Simpson Bowen Ferguson on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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TWO SONS OF CYNTHIA WALKER AND JAMESON FERGUSON:
ALDERSON FERGUSON, PRISONER OF WAR.  ANTHONY FERGUSON, PRISONER OF WAR.




















FERGUSON, ALDERSON (1839-1913), PRISONER OF WAR, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Wayne County, West Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Lewisville, Chester County, South Carolina.
DATE OF BIRTH:  November 1839 in South Carolina.
PARENTS:  Cynthia Walker and Jameson Ferguson.
BROTHER:  Anthony Ferguson, PRISONER OF WAR, CONFEDERATE STATE ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
SPOUSE:  Susan Triplett.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  6 September 1862.
RANK:  Corporal at enlistment.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company K, Fairview Rifle Guards, Big Sandy Rangers.  8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry.  Ferguson’s Guyandotte Battalion, Company H, 16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry.
CAPTURED, PRISONER OF WAR:  31 December 1863, Captured at Wayne County, Virginia.
TRANSFERRED:  2 February 1864, “Sent to Camp Chase.”
PRISONER OF WAR:  Dates on Ledgers:  15 July, 17 July 27, July 1864.  17 January, 21 January, 24 February 1865.
DATE OF DEATH:  2 May 1913.
CEMETERY:  Elmwood Cemetery, Fort Lawn, Chester County, South Carolina.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service records.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-four-times-removed, Alderson Ferguson on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


FERGUSON, ANTHONY (ca 1838-ca 1863), PRISONER OF WAR, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Wayne County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  ca1838 in Virginia.
PARENTS:  Cynthia Walker and Jameson Ferguson.
BROTHER:  Alderson Ferguson, PRISONER OF WAR, CONFEDERATE STATE ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
SPOUSE:  Catharine.
DAUGHTER:  Rodah.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  20 April 1862.
DISCHARGE DATE:  circa 1863, Year of Death.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company K, 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  1863.
SOURCES:  Census.  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-four-times-removed, Anthony Ferguson on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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