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David Ferguson Family

Husband: David Ferguson

Born: 12 Apr 1833at: Gasconade Co., MO
Married: 15 Jan 1852at: Osage Co., MO
Died: 02 Jan 1901at: Texarkana, TX
Buried: at: Rose Hill Cemetery, Texarkana, TX
Father: John Ferguson
Mother: Nancy Ann Smith
 

Wife: Margarett Anne Pummell

Born: Jan 1835at: Gasconade Co., MO
Died: 1908at: TX
Buried: at: Hawkins Cemetery, Arlington, TX
Father: Sampson Pummell
Mother: Deborah Morrow
 

Children: 

Name: John Arch Ferguson
Born: 10 Nov 1852at: Chamois, MO
Died: 25 May 1916at: Shreveport, LA
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Mary Rebecca (Molley) Little  
 

Name: Seges June Ferguson
Born: 20 Jul 1854at: Chamois, MO
Died: 31 Mar 1932at: Arlington, TX
Buried: at: Tate Springs Cemetery, Arlington, TX
Spouses: Larkin Frank Shelton  
 

Name: Joseph William Ferguson
Born: 21 Oct 1856at: Chamois, Osage Co., MO
Died: 27 Mar 1942at: Shreveport, LA
Buried: at: Greenwood Cemetery, Shreveport, LA
Spouses: Laura Lillian Murrell  
 

Name: M. Shelton Ferguson
Born: 07 Jun 1859at: Chamois, MO
Died: 08 Jun 1859at: Chamois, MO
Buried: at: 
 

Name: James Leander Ferguson
Born: 06 Jun 1860at: Dallas, TX
Died: 14 Jul 1906at: Everman, Tarrant Co., TX
Buried: at: Hudson Cemetery, Kennedale, Tarrant Co., TX
Spouses: Maria Jeanette Hudson  Kate Loland  
 

Name: Lafayette Ferguson
Born: 27 Mar 1863at: Dallas, TX
Died: 14 Jul 1903at: Bonhom, TX
Buried: at: Hawk Cemetery, Bonham, TX
Spouses: Louiza Ella Williams  
 

Name: Laura Bell Ferguson
Born: 01 Mar 1866at: TX
Died: 21 May 1955at: Ft. Worth, TX
Buried: at: Rose Hill Cemetery, Ft. Worth, TX
Spouses: Leonard C. Mahaney  
 

Name: J. Martin Ferguson
Born: 08 Jul 1869at: TX
Died: 20 Sep 1883at: 
Buried: at: 
 

Name: Mollie E. Ferguson
Born: 11 Jun 1872at: Johnson Station, Tarrant Co., TX
Died: 21 Jun 1886at: 
Buried: at: 
 

Name: Alice Ferguson
Born: 16 Jun 1875at: Johnson Station, Tarrant Co., TX
Died: 02 May 1961at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Robert Lee Morgan  
 

More Information:

About the David Ferguson Family:

Marriage date was given on Margarett's Confederate Pension Application, dated 21 Oct. 1904.

Ancestry.com Missouri Marriages 1766-1983 shows a date of 4 Jan. 1852.


About David Ferguson:

David's middle name may have been "Jackson", but this is not proven to be fact. I have found no document which gives a middle name for him. In an article from the book "Proud Heritage - Pioneer Families of Dallas County Texas", David is referred to as "David J.".
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Found in 1850 Census, MO, Osage Co., p. 459, img. 94:

Nancy Ferguson 62 VA
James Ferguson 22 MO
David Ferguson 17 MO
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Osage County Court Records 1856

David Ferguson named Guardian of Rebecca Laura Pummell, (Margarett's younger sister), age 19, child of Sampson and Deborah Pummell, Deceased.
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Found in the 1860 Census, Texas, Dallas Co., Precinct 1, Image 1:
David Ferguson, 27
Margarett A. Ferguson, 25
John Ferguson, 7
Segus Ferguson, 5
Joseph W. Ferguson, 4 (my g-grandfather)
James L. Ferguson, 3/12
Joseph M. Pummell, 24
Rebecca L. Pummell, 21

Joseph and Rebecca Pummell were David's brother- and sister-in-law.
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Found in 1870 Census, TX, Tarrant Co., pct. 5, Ft. Worth P.O., sh. 533.
Name spelled "Furgerson".
D Furgerson 38; farmer
Margaret Furgerson 30
John Furgerson 17
Sedgas Furgerson 15
Joseph Furgerson 13
Leander Furgerson 12
Layfaette Furgerson 10
Laura Furgerson 4
Martin Furgerson 1
R L Fletcher 25
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David Ferguson enlisted in the Confederate Army on July 13, 1862. He served in 30th Texas Cavalry, Company I, Gurly's Regiment.

David Ferguson of Dallas County was found on the Confederate Indigent Families Lists (1863-1865).

I have a copy of the Application for Confederate Pension, dated Nov. 19, 1904, filed by David's widow Margarett Ferguson. Based on this document, in which Margarett states that she had been a resident of Tarrant Co. for 34 years, David and family moved from Dallas to Tarrant County around 1870. They settled in the Arlington area. It also gives David's date of death, 1-2-1902.
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From Texas Land Title Abstracts (Ancestry.com):

District: Robertson
County: Tarrant
Grantee: David Ferguson
Patentee: David Ferguson
Patent Date: 16 Nov 1876
Patent #: 79
Patent Volume: 5
Acres: 160
Class: Rob. Pre.
File: 1149
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David Ferguson was found on a Tarrant Co. survey plat from 1885 as the owner of a small tract of land slightly SW of Johnson Station, in what is now Arlington, TX.
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Found in 1880 Census, Texas, Tarrant Co., Dist. 93, p. 107, Image 13. With wife Margarett and seven children. Occupation: farming. Name spelled "Fergurson".
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Found in 1900 Census, Texas, Tarrant Co., Dist. 110 (Arlington), Image 46:
David Ferguson, 66, wife Margaret, 65, daughter Alice, 25. Margaret states that she had 10 children, 7 living.
(David's birth date given as March, 1834 on census.)
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Transcription of tombstone inscripton from Rose Hill Cemetery, Texarkana, TX:

Ferguson David 3-12-1833 / 1-2-1902

David's home was Arlington, TX and he was there in the 1900 Census. I have not determined why he was buried in Texarkana. I have not found evidence of a close relative living there at that time.
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About Margarett Anne Pummell:

Margarett Ann Pummell Ferguson applied for Confederate widows pension on Nov 19, 1904, her pension appl. # is 10743.
On the application, Margarett (her spelling) stated that she had been a resident of Tarrant County for 34 years.


Revised: 11-Mar-15  01:28 PM