*Colonel Robert Ferguson, Sr.
born 1701 Scotland
died 1794 Lincoln County, North Carolina
born 1685-75? Scotland
James, mar. 4 Dec 1748 to Esther Thornton
*Mary wife of Robert Ferguson, Sr.
married about 1720 Scotland
(end of information)
*Robert Ferguson, Jr. born 1722 Scotland died 1815 Long Sr, North Carolina
Andrew born circa 1724 Scotland
born 1744 Pennsylvania
died 7 June 1814 Lincoln County, North Carolina
children (from 2nd marriage):
Mary B. 1762 mar. James Falls in 1787
James, Sr born 1758 Camden District, South Carolina mar. Margaret Beatty
Esther mar. James Beatty
biographical and/or anecdotal:
WILL OF COL. ROBERT FERGUSON, SR.
b. 1701 Scotland
d. 1794 Lincoln Co., NC
In the name of God Amen. I, Robert Ferguson of the state of North Carolina
and the county of Lincoln, sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and
memory, thanks be to God for the same and calling to mind the mortality of my
body, and that it is appoint-ed unto all men once to die, I do make and
publish this my last Will and Testament, recommending my soul to God who
gave it and my body to the earth to be buried with decent burial at the
discretion of my executors hereafter named, and for such worldly estate as
it hath pleased God to Bestow upon me, I give devise and bequeath the same
in the following manner:
First, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Ferguson one bay horse
called Dick, her saddle and bridle, her bed and bed clothes, and a chest,
the draper and furniture thereon, all the pots and pans and kitchen
utensils, also two cows and six sheep and her living on the place and in the
house we now live in with the use of the barn, stable, and cleared land
during her life, all for her own comfortable support as for the support,
sustance and bringing up and schooling of my small children; but if she
marries again she is from thence forth to have only the use of one half of the lease land.
Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my son John one cow and a year old heifer.
Third, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary, married to James Falls,
one two year old heifer.
Forthly, I give and bequeath unto my son Robert, a horse called Britian
and a black stallion colt; also my thick cloth coat and my green coat.
Sixthly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah a note on Malion Henry
Eags; also a saddle and bridle; a bed and bed clothes; spinning wheel and one cow.
Seventhly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth one black mare
called Kate's filly; a saddle and bridle; bed and bed clothes and spinning wheel and one cow.
Eightly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Esther her choice of a bay
heifer or a bay mare three years old as she pleases, and the other to my
son Thomas; also to her I bequeath a saddle and bridle, bed and bed clothes,
a spinning wheel and one cow.
Ninthly, I give and bequeath to my two youngest sons Thomas and Andrew all
my lands to be equally divided between them according to quantity and
quality, to them their assigns for ever. Also I bequeath unto my son
Thomas my velvet tucker, and the residue of my estate not already
disposed of with all my books and plantation tools and household furniture
and the iron I have provided for to make cart tallow to be and remain on
the plantation for the use of my wife and sons Thomas and Andrew whilst
she live there. Trustees are Jordian Charles McLean and John Falls guardians.
Signed Sealed 29 Oct 1794 Robert Ferguson Seal
notes or source:
Pages 3, 4, and 5 from the same book compiled by Barbra Sedory.