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Pam Marks Joseph was the #1 surviving child of the nine born to his parents, John Battish (Baptist) Kroetsch and Catherine Batte. Joseph took over the operation of John Baptist's woolen mill in Formosa, Ontario. He married Angeline Chartrand, daughter of Luc and Margaret Cascagnette Chartrand on November 4, 1871. Joseph and Angeline had 12 children. The first two died as infants in Formosa, the next three were born at Greenock, which was nearby. In 1878 or 1879, Joseph & Angeline removed from Inneskillen to Manitoulin Island, to be closer to Luc and Margaret Chartrand. Four more children were born there. About 1886, Joseph & his family moved to Plainville, Kansas. Three more children were born in Plainville. Joe died young while shocking wheat in Illinois, and was buried in Plainville, Kansas. He left Angeline an insurance policy (about $5,000) which was unusual for those days! Angeline moved West to Idaho, then on to Spokane, Washington. She lived with the brothers (priests), at Gonzaga, working as their 'housekeeper' during the last 10 years of her life. She died on January 25, 1943, and is buried in Spokane. Index of Certificates of Intent, Second Book 1881-1903 This is an index to the second book Certificate of Intent to become a citizen of the United States. These are sometimes called First Papers. The years range from 1881 through 1903.This book is located at the Frank Walker Museum in Stockton, KS. Copyright 1999. Darlee Sissel dksissel@ruraltel.net Rooks Co.,KS, page 43, listed as Joseph J. Kroetch, age 37, born in Canada, dated 2/20/1886. Listed in the 1910 US Census in the city of Cour'd Alene, Kootenai District, enumeration district 170 In household: Angeline head age 58, born in Canada, living in the US since 1886, ten children born, 10 alive, widowed...also in household were her following children: Elizabeth 25 born in Canada Lawrence 24 Kansas Fred 21 Kansas Leo 16 Kansas Listed in the 1920 US Census for Lincoln Precinct, Coeur D' Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho in household with sister, Amaelia and brother-in-law, Robert Jack Bottrell...listed as speaking french in the household; Angeline is listed as 66 years old, and widowed. Listed on the 1930 US census as living with her son Joseph, in Harrison Township, Idaho. Also listed is that Angeline and her son Joseph became US citizens in 1885, and "French" was spoken in their home. Although Angeline died in Spokane, she was buried in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. (For many years, there was a Kroetch Brother's lumber mill in Coeur d'Alene). I know that she visited her son John Baptist Henry and his second wife Sadie in Dassel,Mn. - we have pictures of her there. She may have lived nearby for a while. Received the death cert for Angeline 10/28/01. Washington State file #144. Angeline lived at the St. Joseph's Home on E. 707 Mission Ave., Spokane for the last 4 years of her life. She became a housekeeper for the priests at the home. Per the death cert: Angeline lived in Spokane for the last 20 years of her life. Angeline was 89 years, 1 month and 13 days old at time of death. She died of a cerebral hemorrhage, and was attended by F.W. O'Neil, MC|D. Apparently, from what I can gather from the cert, she had the stroke 2 days before her death. Information provided on death cert by Leo Victor Kroetch, Helena, Montana. Angeline was buried January 30, 1943 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Services provided by Hennessey Funeral Home. Per Ancestry.com, Angeline is listed in a periodical titled "Outaquais L' Genealogique, published by the "Soc. de Genealogique de L'Outaouais" volumne 17, # 2 (March 1995). ISSN Number 0707-8137 Per the Bureau of Land Records (www.glorecords.blm.gov) Angeline Kroetch was the patentee of land that had a title transfer on 1/27/1908. The land was 160 acres, located in Willamette, Stevens Co., Washington...doc. # 6542
Mar 02, 2006 · posted to the surname Kroetsch
Pam Marks On Feb. 14, 1929, at the home of Worth Ferguson, there was a double wedding: daughter and granddaughter were marred by Rev. McNeal; Della Ferguson & Harry Alexander, Hester Hylton & James Alfred Green. Per cousin Elmer Alexander, Worth was a little man (about 5' 7" or so..) who was also a carpenter, and did work on Lula Mae Houck's house in Webville, KY. He had blue eyes and "sandy-colored reddish" hair. Said he was proud 'to be Irish", though he was of Scots/Irish descent. Died at age 89, Lawrence Co., KY Vol.20, 1942, cert. # 01153 (or, 09587) Lawrence Co. 1880 US census shows Worth and Catherine as household # 249, Voting Precinct #11; living at that time with Sarah Jane, age 8; George W., age 7; Margaret age 4; and Neveda age 1. Living next door to John and Frances J. Cooper, and family. Listed in the 1900 Lawrence Co., KY census (dated 6/21/1900) as household #221, Cherokee Precinct, page 13B. Living in the household are: Worth age 47, Catharine, age 46, and daughters Della age 9, Lucy, age 3. Living next door in household # 222 is John Cooper, wife Frances, and children. John Cooper is the great-grandfather of Opal Wells Alexander, wife of Elmer Alexander, who is Worth's grandson. Listed in the 1910 Lawrence Co. census as William W. Ferguson, enumeration district 0100, visit #56, age 57 and living with wife Catherine, age 55, and daughter Lucy, age 13. Listed in the 1920 US Census in Cherokee Precinct, household #72...daughter Lucy living 5 doors away from her parents, while Della lives next door. William is listed as 67 years old, Catherine as 65. States Catherine, Worth and parents all born in KY, which isn't true. All were born in Wayne Co., West Virginia. Recv'd obit from Lawrence Co. Library: "Worth Ferguson, aged about 90, died last Friday at his home on Cherokee. Funeral was conducted Sunday. He had been a lifelong member of the Baptist church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. George Bishop and Mrs. Harry Alexander of Cherokee, and Mrs. John H. Houck of Houckville. His wife died several years ago." Copy of death cert for Kate Smith Ferguson: file no. 25451; County of Lawrence, Voting prct. of Cherokee, KY. Kate and Worth were still married at the time Kate died at the age of 75 years, 9 months and 7 days. Kate's occupation was listed as a 'housewife'. Cert states that Kate was born in Wayne Co. West VA to a Washington Smith and 'Virginia' (mothers actual name was Jane). The person providing info was Harry Montgomery of Houckville, KY. Kate was buried in the Ferguson Cem. on 2/9/1930.
Mar 01, 2006 · posted to the surname Ferguson
Pam Marks * Per family stories and Bible, Samuel's father was named "Adam". Ferguson family stories also state that Samuel was a cousin to Patrick Ferguson, head of the British Army at the Battle of Kings Mountain (Rev. War) and the inventor of the repeating rifle. There is no proof or documentation for this claim. However, there is a book called "Memoir of Colonel Ferguson" (Patrick) in which Patrick makes note of his kin, Dr. Adam Ferguson. * Also noted in Ferguson family Bible that Samuel's grandfather was a John Henry Ferguson....In the book "Records of Augusta County" by Chalkey, Vol. I, dated 11/22/1762, "Henry Ferguson to view the nearest and best way from the stone house to Bedford line...." Also noted in Augusta County, Feb. 1763: Thorp and Stamps VS Henry Ferguson: debt due plaintiff, on their books at the store formally kept at the Peaks of Otter, 1767". Needs further research. Per written request to DAR Patriot Lookup, Samuel was the rank of "ENS PS"... Per "Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War" by JT McAllister, page 217, section 271 Montgomery County, Va: Fergusson, Samuel, Ens. 4/5/1781- under J. Moore. Archives of the Pioneers of Tazewell Co, Virginia Yantis 975.5763Y Ferguson, Samuel 162 …DAR application papers were checked for descendants of SAMUEL FERGUSON. A number of members have joined on the service of this man. From "Grandfather’s Papers," Series 2, Vol 25 (John Henry Ferguson was the grandfather) -- additional information is gleaned: Jane Ferguson m. Wm. Clark on 30 Jan 1788; Samuel Jr. M. Mary E. Stokes on 30 April 1792/3; Thomas Ferguson was b. 2 Sept 1784 and m. Mary Jones on 28 June 1802. Elizabeth Ferguson was b. 1785. References made to a Bible owned by Virgil Ferguson , Tulsa, Okla. DAR application #348067 supplies information that John Ferguson was b. 30 Nov. 1774 and Thomas was b. 22 Sept. 1784. Chalkey, Chronicles of Scotch-Irish, Vol. 1, p. 141 "In the year 1767 Henry Cartmill’s 120 acres and SAMUEL FERGUSON, John Peary, and Hugh Allen are added to tithables." (Note that Henry Cartmill and John Peary moved to Tazewell County, also.) vol. 3, p. 430, "On 21 Aug. 1765, Robert McClenahan and Andrew Lewis to SAMUEL FERGUSON for L 2.10, ¼ acres in Staunton, part of County lot 15, of which James Shaw is now possessed. Delivered: SAMUEL FERGUSON, 17 Aug. 1772", p. 493, "On 6 Nov. 1769, William & Margaret Jameson to John Jameson for L 55, on Christians Creek, whereon William now lives…Delivered: SAMUEL FERGUSON, 17 Aug. 1772"; p. 523, "On 18 Aug. 1772, SAMUEL FORGASON & MARY to John Readpath, part of lot 15 in Staunton, the other part belonging to James Shaw.". Per genealogy notes by Sybil A.L. Viehweg (www.viehweg.org) 11/5/2001, LDS information files show that Samuel was born in Scotland (?). Per grgrgrgrgrandson, Elmer Alexander, Samuels' grgrgrgrandson, Worth Ferguson, always said he was "proud to be Irish". I believe Samuel's family was one of the Scots families that were sent to live/own land in Ireland during the Jacobite uprising, which would make Samuel one of the "Scotch-Irish" that immigrated to the States during the 1700's. Charles M. Thompson, now dec’d. formerly of Detroit, Mich., conducted considerable research on this family. A copy of his "tentative" record of the family of Samuel Ferguson, Sr. was sent to Mrs. F. L Farnsworth of 1120 Allison Street, Newton, Kansas 67114 (whose own ancestor was a Joel Ferguson, dob 1797 in Lee Co, Va. & m. 1st Elizabeth ___, 2nd Betty Polly Bowen Ferguson on 15 Oct 1856 in Wayne Co., Va. – son of Obediah Ferguson who is not yet proved to be of the Samuel Ferguson line). Mr. Thompson’s record: "Samuel Ferguson, son of ADAM FERGUSON, born in North Ireland in 1744. Said to have come to America with four brothers and some cousins, the rest of their families remaining in Ireland. In 1772, Samuel left the Virginia Valley and settled in the Bluestone Country, which lay successively in Fincastle, Montgomery, Wythe and Tazewell Counties. Samuel was a witness to the follwing transactions (per The Scotch Irish in VA, Vol. 3; Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800, Deed Book #16): November 1769, William Jameson and Margaret, to John Jameson, 55 pounds, on Christian's Creek, whereon William now lives, conveyed to William by William Martin, March 19th, 1765, 310 acres; Delivered: Samuel Ferguson, 8/17/1772. On 8/18/1772, Samuel and Mary Ferguson sold their land in Staunton to John Readpath, per Deed Book #18, page 433. Tazewell Co, Va John Newton Harmon Sr. 975.573 H Page 286 Deed Bk 1 1800-1809 Deed dated June 4th 1800 & recorded in DBN1p4 from SAMUEL FERGUSON & MARY his wife & Wm. Peery & Sally his wife to David Ward, George Peery, Robert Wallace, Wm. Neel, Henry Bowen, David Hanson & Samuel Walker, composing the worshipful court of Tazewell Co & their successors in office for the use of said Co. "For & in consideration of the public buildings for & said Co have granted bargained & sold…unto the said Court of Tasewell & their successors forever, a certain parcel of land lying & being in the co of Tazewell on the waters of Clinch River, containing twenty three acres & twenty eight square poles," etc. This is the land on which the public buildings still stand & on which the main business part of the town of Tazewell (formerly Jeffersonville) now stands. From this deed we also secure the names of the magistrates composing the 1st court held for the county. Page 168-9 June 1800-May 1810 Order Book 1 June 1800 term "Hezekiah Harman being appointed yesterday to lay off the land offered by Wm. Peery & SAM’L FERGUSON for the use of the county made report that he had laid off 23 acres & 28 sq poles 10 acres & 28 sq poles of FERGUSONS land…for the purpose of building the public buildings for this co & the balance of the land remain for (the) benefit of the county…and reserving to the said FERGUSON 2 quarter acre lots where out of the land he this day conveyed to the (Co). Page 170 August Term On the motion of Hezekiah Harmon, Surveyor of the Co of Tazewell he is permitted to lay off & circumscribe the town lots out of the lands offered by Wm. Peery & SAMUEL FERGUSON for the use of the county to be sold for the benefit of the county. Page 173 At a Quarter Session held March 3, 1801 Grand Jury …SAMUEL FERGUSON… Page 290 Mathias Harmon & Lydia to Wm. George Lands on Clinch river joining lands of …SAMUEL FERGUSON…1802 DB1p99. Page 291 SAMUEL FERGUSON & MARY his wife to Hezekiah Harmon 1802 p115. Page 292 Hezekiah Harmon & Polly his wife to SAMUEL FERGUSON 1802 p 139. Page 294 SAMUEL FERGUSON & MARY his wife to Thomas Harrison 1804 p179. Page 344 1772 Discovery & Settlement The following persons moved out this year & settled at the several places named: …SAM FERGUSON on Bluestone Creek… Samuel swore allegiance to the United States on September 30, 1777 while in (then) Montgomery County. The Revolutionary War Book at Christiansburg, Montgomery County Court House, VA, has the original list. It is also recorded in Volumne 1, page 149, of Mary B. Kegley's "Early Adventures on the Western Waters". Samuel was also involved in the Battle of King's Mountain, South Carolina, on October 7, 1780 (per the book, " History of the Middle New River Settlements", page 145, by David E. Johnston). Samuel was appointed Ensign in Capt. James Moore's Company of Montgomery County, VA Militia on April 3, 1781, per the "Annals of Southwest Virginia", page 751, by Summers. In 1782 Samuel appears on the Montgomery County, VA tax list with on tithe over 21, 11 horses, 15 cattle and is recorded as having land. He received this land by right of settlement on the head of Bluestone, entered in Survey Book D, page 706. On 7/16/1788, Samuel is listed as Grantee in Montgomery County, VA for 80 acres on the waters of Clinch adjoining Christian Hensley, Garwood, etc. He is listed on the tax list in 1789 with 2 white males 16-21, per Yantis in "Montgomery County, VA circa 1790", pages 19 & 71. In 1793 his name appears on the tax list of Wythe County, which was carved from Montgomery County in 1789. On March 5, 1799, Samuel Ferguson purchased from John and Rachel Turman 100 acres on Little River, Montgomery Co., per Deed Book C, page 85. Archives of the Pioneers of Tazewell Co, Virginia Yantis 975.5763Y Page 268 Annotated Enumeration of All Taxpayers – 1801 to 1820 Ferguson, Samuel 162 1801 2 , 1802 2 , 1803 2 , 1804 1 none after that Samuel Ferguson and William Peery deeded the land for the present site of the Court House and Jail in Tazewell County (Order Book 1, page 5). An indenture was made on June 4, 1800 by Samuel Ferguson and Mary, his wife, and William Peery, and Sally his wife, for the 23 acres plus, and was recorded in deed Book 1, page 4, of Tazewell County. In August of 1800, Samuel made his choice of 2 lots in the county town, Order Book 1, page 10. A monument has been erected in honor of Samuel Ferguson and William Peery for their gift of land. In November 1802, Samuel was patented 15 acres-surveyed January 1801- located on the waters of Clinch River, adjacent to his won land. He was a member of the Grand Jury in 1801, 1802, and 1803. In 1802 he was listed in the Personal Property Tax List of Tazewell County with 2 white males over 16, 8 horses. He was also listed on the Land Tax Records for 1802 with 3 tracts recorded of 80, 40 and 62 acres. Samuel lived near the Bailey family in Tazewell Co., VA at the time Isabell and Richard Baily were married. However, no marriage bond or license have been found. Samuel's Will does refer to a daughter, Isabel. Page 27 Tazewell County Order Book No. 1 January 27, 1803 Whereupon personally appeared SAMUEL FERGUSON, SR., and Samuel Ferguson, Jr., …They acknowledged themselves to be indebted to John Page, Esqr. Governor of Virginia in the sum of $100 each – on condition that they all appeared at the Washington Court House on 2nd May next to give testimony between the Commonwealth, Plft, and Hercules Ogle, deft. SAMUEL FERGUSON, SR., and Samuel Ferguson, Jr. Each proved one days attendance. Sometime around 1804 SAMUEL FERGUSON, his four sons, and one of his four daughters, came to Kanawha County which lay successively with Cabell and Wayne Counties. The love for new adventure must have played a part in bringing the FERGUSONS from the Bluestone area of Virginia to explore the hilly and broken surfaces of the frontier land of Twelve Pole Valley. Their settlement, in the western section of the present Wayne County, was about eighteen miles from the Ohio River. Stories were told among the early pioneers of their long and wearisome journey across the mountainous region. Traveling most my boot, they led their pack horses laden with their necessary belongings. Some say they came through the Breaks of Sandy. Dec. 25, 1919 PIONEER DISTRICT HISTORY Union district, while not possessing the coal wealth nor the farming opportunities of some of the other districts of the county, has always been a section of central interest due to the fact that the court house has always been here. The surface of this district is generally best suited to grazing lands rather than cultivation, notwithstanding several fine all-around farms are found here in the valley of Twelve Pole. In the early years ot the county's development, Union marketed great quantities of the best of timber but this industry passed away with the olden days. The names of the first settlers in this district include the following, who are direct ancestors of many of the present day citizens of this section: Jesse Spurlock and Samuel Ferguson, both of whom built homes in 1802 where the court house now stands; in 1806 David France, who is credited with planting the first apple tree in Twelve Pole Valley, settled in Union; he was followed by Hezekiah Adkins, John Stephenson, Thos. Chandler, Asher Crockett, Reuben and Wm. Adkins; and about the time of the war of 1812 these men found homes within the present boundaries of Union district: Hugh Bowen, Asa Bowen, Daniel Davis,Reuben Booton, Jesse Blankenship, John Thompson, (who, by the way, is said to have made the first liquor in Wayne county), John Newman, Benjamin Drown, Wm. Morris, Chas Bother, Benjamine Garrett, Joshua Stephens, Jerry Lambert, Abraham Stephen, and Burwell Spurlock. WAYNE COUNTY: Per "Hardesty's West Virginia Counties", Vol.7, Pgs. 157-161: Samuel Ferguson is counted among the first settlers that settled within the newly formed counties' boundaries (also listed: Joel Ferguson, William Peery, Goodwin Lycans, Anthony Plymale, Thomas Vaughan). Volumne 7, page 185 states that Samuel Ferguson and Jesse Spurlock were the first settlers in what is now know as the Union district of Wayne County, both of whom built cabins near where the Court House stands today. Samuel is described as a distinguished Indian fighter and hunter, who took part in several Indian engagements (pages 187-188). Jesse Spurlock and Samuel Ferguson were the first settlers in the area of Wayne County called "Union District #2". In 1802, both built cabins near to where the current Wayne County Courthouse stands today. Four years later, cabins were built nearby them by the following settlers: David Frace (planted the first apple tree), Hezekiah Adkins, Thomas Chandler, Reuben Adkins, William Adkins, Hugha Bowen, Asa Booten, Reuben Booten, John Thompson (built the 1st distillery in Wayne County), John Newman, Valentine Bloss (another grgrgrgrandfather of ours) Benjamin Garrett (another grgrgrgrgrandfather) Charles Boothe, Joseph Dean (another line) Jerry Lambert, and Abarham, Stephen and Burwell Spurlock.The first white children born in the county were Nancy Bowen, daughter of Hugh Bowen and Elizabeth Owen, and Mary Bloss, daughter of Valentine Bloss and Margaret Smith. The first marriage in the county was that of Jerry Lambert and Polly Ferguson. Per the following books: Virginians in Revolution by John H. Gwathnay, page 269; History of Tazewell Co., VA, by Pentleton, pages 515-516; History of New River Settlements by Johnson, pages 141-145; Soldiers of Fincastle Co., VA 1774 by Mary B. Kegley; Early Adventures of the Western Waters by Kegley, Vol. I, page 149; and Annuals of Southwest Virginia by Summers, page 751...... Samuel Ferguson resided in Virginia and assisted in establishing independence in the capacity of Ensign, P.S. at the following battles: King's Mountain with Lieut. Reece Bowen in charge of Company in place of his brother, Capt. William Bowen who was ill; Battle of Alamance, NC (5/16/1771) listed under James Robertson's command in 1777 in Montgomery Co., VA; Dunmore's War: 1774 fight at Point Pleasant (Virginia State Library); served under Capt. James Moore in the Montgomery Co. VA Militia. Oath of Allegiance Montgomery Co., VA. Appointed Ensign on April 3, 1781. The First Settlers - Wayne Co. WV Source:W.Va. Heritage Encyclopedia, page 158. Among those who first sought and found homes within the present limits of Wayne county, were Samuel Hatton, William Adams, William Spurlock, Thomas Short, Samuel Short, Joseph Newman, John Grayston, Richard Grayston, John Wellman, Thomas Vaughn, Peter Loar, Joel Ferguson, Benjamin Sperry, Pleasants Workman, Robert Tabor, Peyton Newman, William Perry, Solomon Perry, Joseph Fulkerson, William Astrip, Goodwin, Lycan, sr., James Wilson, John Princeton, Lazarus Damron, Job Spence, Daniel Cox, John Jarrel, Elias Watts, William Thompson, Henry Hampton, James Vinson, Thomas Copley, Jacob Marcum, William Ratcliffe, James Friley, Samuel Ferguson, Daniel Frantz, Hezekiah Adams, Asa Booton, Asher Crockett, Henry Stewart, Stephen Kelley, John Bellamy, Benjamin Maxey, Levi Sotridge, Thomas Sotridge, Thomas Cartmill, John Keyser, Leonard Sharp, John Toney, Anthony Plymale, Robert Rutherford and Robert Wilson. SAMUEL FERGUSON was named as a juror in early Cabell County in 1809, 1811, and 1813. (Some of these entries could be for Sam, Jr.) John Peery… applied for Rev War pension….SAMUEL FERGUSON deposed that he was at Alamance with John Peery, given 30 Sept. 1812. On 28 January 1822, SAMUEL FERGUSON, Stephen Spurlock, and Abraham Trout entered the court and presented the Will of SAMUEL’s son-in-law Charles Boothe. On 28 February 1825, Burwell Spurlock, Stephen Spurlock and Abraham Trout entered the court and presented the Will of SAMUEL FERGUSON. William was appointed as administrator of his father’s estate. This paragraph was written from Extracts of the County Court of Cabell County, transcribed by Rudenz S. Douthat. Per the family Bible, belonging to Samuel's son William Leonard, "Samuel Ferguson departed this life February 12 between the hours of 7 and 8 o'clock in the afternoon in the year of our Lord 1825 age 80 years, 11 months and 9 days". SAMUEL FERGUSON’s interesting Will gave his home farm (that is, after his wife’s death) to his son Sam, Jr. Also in his will, Samuel's "discharged Molly, my old black woman, from slavery at the death of my wife, Mary and at my death that is to say at our deaths the said Molly is to be free forever. And I do hereby bequeath to this said Molly her bed and its furniture and a cow to give her milk to live upon, in her old age...." There is also mention of "Seally", his "half-colored or mulatto girl" who is also to be freed....Samuel leaves to this Seally her bed, furniture and a 'little wheel for spinning..." Lastly, he liberates "thirteen years from this date" his half-colored or mulatto boy Sampson, and leaves him a "good ax so that he may be able to get his living by honest industry". SAMUEL and MARY had eight known children, although only seven are named in his Will. One daughter, Jane who married William Clark, had preceded him in death. SAMUEL made no provision for his grandchildren, per the following declaration, "But and if any of my own children as mentioned in this Will should be dead before the execution of this Will or division of my estate among them, then and in that case I wish to be fully understood that it is my will that my estate be equally divided among the remaining pert of my own children that may survive and not among my grandchildren or among my sons’ wives that may survive their deceased husbands." Samuel's Will is recorded in Cabell County, Will Book I, page 52, and reads: I, Samuel Ferguson,Sr., of the County of Cabell, State of Virginia possessing soundness of mind and being of disposing memory, do hereby in the fear of God make, ordain and seal this my last Will and Testament in the following words and figures on this day, 8th of November, one thousand eight hundred and twenty four: In the first place it is my will that all my just and lawful debts be paid. Secondly I do hereby will and bequeath to my son Samuel my plantation that I do now live upon with all its improvements thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining. Thirdly it is my will & I do thereby liberate manumit and forever discharge Molly my old black woman from slavery at the death of my wife MARY and at my death that is t say at our deaths the said Molly is t be free from slavery from me, my heirs, executors, administrators & assigns forever. And I do hereby will and bequeath unto the said Molly her bed and its furniture and a Cow to give her milk to live upon in her old age. Forthly it is my will & I do hereby liberate manumit and forever discharge Seally my half coloured or mulatto Girl servant from slavery at our deaths that is to say at the death of my wife MARY and at my death the said Seally my yellow Girl is to be free from me my heirs executors administrators and Assigns forever – And I do hereby will and bequeath unto the said Seally her bed and its furniture and a little wheel for spinning on. Fifthly it is my will & I do hereby liberate manumit and forever discharge Sampson, my half coloured or mulatto boy from slavery in thirteen years from the date of this will, and at the expiration of thirteen years from the date of this will is free from me my heirs executors, administrators, and assigns forever. And I do hereby will land bequeath unto the said Sampson a good ax at the time of his freedom that he may be able to get his living by honest industry. It is my will and I do hereby bequeath unto my son William all my wheelright tools. Seventhly, it is my will that all the remainder or residue of my personal Estate be equally divided among the children as is hereafter named in this Will (to wit) John Ferguson, William Ferguson, Thomas Ferguson, Isabel Bailey, Sally Bailey, and Elizabeth Booth. But & if any of my own children as mentioned in this will should be dead before the execution of this will or division of my Estate among them, then and in that case I wish to be fully understood that it is my will, that my Estate be equally divided among the remaining part of my own children that may survive & not among my grand children or among my son’s wives that may survive their deceased husbands. And be it understood that it is not my will that my son Samuel should possess and enjoy my plantation until my death & the death of my wife MARY only as we permit him to the privilege of living on the plantation – and it is further my will that Sampson my yellow boy after the death of me & my wife may be hired out to some good man that will use him well until the said Samson is free as stated in this Will and the price of said hire equally divided among all my own children which may be living at that time. Signed sealed & delivered from under my hand this eighth day of November 1824. SAMUEL FERGUSON (Seal) Burwell Spurlock Stephen Spurlock Abraham Trout Cablell County Court February 1825. The last will and testament of SAMUEL FERGUSON decd. Was presented in Court & proved by Burwell Spurlock, Stephen Spurlock & Abraham Trout three of the witnesses thereto which is ordered to be recorded. Teste John Samuel Ck. C. C. Sale Bill, Book 1, page 57 Cabell County A sale Bill of all the personal property of SAMUEL FERGUSON SENR. Deceased, sold by William Ferguson executor on the first day of April 1825. Stephen Spurlock 1 Bib & Collar $1.06 ¼ Thos Ferguson 1 Matax .81 ¼ Joseph Dean 1 sang hoe .31 ¼ Thos Napier 1 ax 1.75 Abraham Trout 1 ditto ". 43 ¾ Phillip Lambert 1 shovel plough 3.00 Burwell Spurlock 1 horse collar .56 ¼ John Witherow 1 horse collar & chains 2.12 ¼ Jeremiah Lambert chains & hames 2.87 ½ Burwell Spurlock 2 blind bridles ".56 ¼ Thos. Napier 1 log chain 2.00 Joseph Dean 1 pot trammel 1.62 ½ John Ferguson Jr. 1 shovel ".68 ¾ Samuel F Clarke one sythe ".62 ½ Vollentene Bloss one kettle & bale 2.31 ¼ Benjamin Garrett 1 gun & shot pouch 6.75 Adam Ferguson Clevis & double tree 1.56 ¼ Thos Ferguson 1 barshear plough 2.12 ½ Kelley Ferguson 1 cutting knife & box 1.31 ¼ James McGinnis Esq. 1 mare 41.00 Abraham Ferguson 1 table 2.81 ¼ Pleasant Workman 1 horse 27.50 Stephen Spurlock 1 cow hide 2.37 ½ Jacob Workman 1 side ditto 1.50 Jacob Workman 1 calf skin ".37 ½ Ferguson Booth 1 calf skin ".37 ½ Ferguson Booth 1 mare 20.56 ¼ Philip Lambert 1 hoe ".31 ¼ MARY FERGUSON 1 title wheel ".25 William Ferguson part in whipsaw 2.75 MARY FERGUSON 1 cow 1.00 Samuel F Clark one cow 8.12 ½ Samuel Ferguson Jr. one cow 8.00 Joseph Garrett 1 cow 6.37 ½ Hugh Bowen 1 cow & calf 9.62 ½ Bird Smith 1 cow & calf 9.00 James P. Bartrum paid ".75 Reuben Booten 1 heifer 4.00 Jesse Blankenship 1 bull l& steer 4.00 Jacob Workman 1 yearling calf 1.75 Abraham Trout 1 yearling ditto 2.18 ¾ Zelick Clark two calves 1.63 ¾ Asa Booten 1 heifer 5.31 ¼ Abraham Trout 2 hogs 2.12 ½ Reuben Booten eight head of hogs 7.00 Abraham Ferguson six pigs 1.50 Abraham Ferguson one Beestand 1.93 ¾ Abraham Ferguson ? head Geese 1.37 ½ Joseph Barrett five head sheep 6.50 James McGinnis Esq. 1 bridle ".12 ½ Isaac Bloss 1 sycle ".25 Thos. Ferguson 1 bridle ".31 ¼ Abraham Trout one powder keg ".12 ½ William Ferguson Smith tools 2.25 Thos. Ferguson one half bushel ".12 ½ MARY FERGUSON all her dresser ware 1.00 Zelick Clark one bottle ".56 ¼ Stephen Spurlock one candlestick ".56 ¼ Elizabeth Booth one canoe 2.56 ¼ Jesse Blankenship 1 tub & pale 1.18 ¾ MARY FERGUSON 1 reel ".12 ½ Reuben Booten One brush ".12 ½ Abraham Trout One tea canaster ".13.1/2 Elizabeth Booth 1 pewter dish & plate 1.75 Elizabeth Booth one bason 1.50 Elizabeth Booth one pair of stilyards 2.00 Thos. Ferguson 1 looking glass 2.06 ¼ Elizabeth Booth one Beauraugh 9.12.1/2 MARY FERGUSON one bed & stead & furniture 1.00 Ferguson Booth one bed & furniture 10.75 MARY FERGUSON 1 Bible & hynm Book ".50 *Samuel T. Clark one snuff bottle ".25 Thos. Ferguson one book ".25 Samuel Ferguson Jr. one book ".25 Burwell Spurlock one book ".25 Abraham Ferguson Book & sun dial ".25 Elizabeth Booth 1 pair saddle bags 3.50 Jeremiah Lambert eight chairs 3.00 MARY FERGUSON one pot ".25 Abraham Ferguson one oven & lid & hooks 1.50 Thomas Ferguson one pot 1.37 ½ MARY FERGUSON one big wheel 1.18 ¾ MARY FERGUSON one trunk ". 6 ¼ Jesse Blankenship Money weights .63 ½ The above Bill is correct to the best of my knowledge. Wm. Ferguson executor. Cabell County Court May 1825. The Bill of Sales to the Estate of SAMUEL FERGUSON SNR. Deceased was presented in Court & ordered to be recorded. Teste. John Samuels Ck. C. C. *Also included on the above Bill of Sales: Samuel T. Clark one book ".25 Abraham Trout one book ".37 ½ -------
Mar 01, 2006 · posted to the surname Ferguson
Pam Marks After her first husband Francis died, Mary Ann Morison Steeples married George 'Samuel' Burns. The family story is that as George was really mean to Nellie and DJ, and they both left home. Many years later, Mary Ann and 'Sam' moved to Loveland, Colorado and opened a hotel. The family farm was left to DJ. Children born to Mary Ann by Sam Burns verified by the book "Lest We Forget", a history of Rooks Co., KS. Article on the Steeples family submitted to the book by Mary Ann's granddaughter, Edith Whisman, stating the couple had 3 children; names and birth dates included. Per the 1900 US Census, Plainville, Rooks Co., Kansas, George S. Burns is listed as 'head of household'...age 64 (born 8/1835), born in Kentucky, and married 17 years to "Emma M." (incorrectly recorded, should read "Mary Ann M") age 57, born in Scotland. Listed in household: Ethel M. daughter age 13 Olive M. daughter age 11 Steeples, Helen step-daughter age 20 Also listed 6 boarders living in the house. Two of those boarders, Peter Peterson & Charles Holland, are listed in the household with George, Mary Ann, daughter Ethel and her family, in the 1920 US Census in Larimer Co., Colorado! All children born in Kansas. Per 1910 US Census, the couple were living in Plainville, Rooks Co., KS; Living in household: George, age 75 Mary Ann 58 Nellie Steeples 25, divorced (dressmaker) (ACTUAL AGE SHOULD BE 30 or 31!) Olive Burns 20, single, saleswoman KRUTCH, "Wanita", 8 born in Idaho (name should read "Juanita") Hollis 6 born in Idaho Per 1920 census, George, age 84, and Mary Anne, age 71 (notice age discrepancy from 1910 census) were living with daughter Ethel (age 34) in Larimer Co., Precinct 31, Colorado. Roll T625-166, page 9A, ED 166, image 0476....Lliving in household: Chamberlain, James 40 born in Iowa Ethel (Burns) 34 Kansas Dane 13 Kansas Lowell 9 Kansas Maxine 3 Colorado Burns, George 84 Mary Ann 71 Peterson, Peter unk Denmark Holland, Charles 64 England both Peter and Charles listed as "friends" (were the same boarders that lived with the family in Plainville, Kansas in previous census). Recv'd obit from Pueblo Co. Library on 7/20/04...from Pueblo newspaper dated 6/12/1929, page 15: "BURNS: Mrs. Mary, age 80 years, passed away at a local hospital early Tuesday morning following a long illness. She is survived by her husband, George S. Burns, of Loveland, and one daughter, Mrs. J.O. Chamberlain, of Denver. The body was forwarded Tuesday to Loveland for interment. George F. McCarthy service (the funeral home)". Not mentioned in article: At the time of her death, Mary Ann also had a living daughter and son by her marriage to Francis Steeples: Nell Steeples Kroetsch Abbott, living in Aberdeen, Washington and David James Steeples, living in Palco, Kansas. It is unclear as to why these two children were not mentioned in Mary Ann's obit.
Mar 01, 2006 · posted to the surname Steeples
Pam Marks Per the book, "Lest We Forget", Vol 2, pgs 524-526;submitted by Edith Steeples Whisman, 1980: Francis O Steeples: Francis Oliphant (Frank) Steeples was born in Musselborough, Scotland, March 4, 1843. He grew to manhood, went to school and attended Oxford University for some time. While there he saved a schoolmate from drowning, and was awarded a medal for bravery, which had the head of a stag on it. He later had the stag's head made into a pin for his wife-to-be. This pin is still in the family. The family were of the Protestant persuasion, and were members of the Christian Church. He was a stonemason by trade, and came to America to work in 1871. He returned to Scotland, and married Mary Ann Morrison, April 5, 1872, in Edinburgh, sailing for America again that same evening. Mary Ann, born October 20, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland was the daughter of Andrew and Helen (Doig) Morrison. Arriving back in America, they came west to settle in Chicago, where he had previously worked, arriving shortly before the great fire, after which he built the new post office building and also the government building. David James was born there January 27, 1873, and on December 27, 1875 Helen Isabelle was born. She lived only two years, passing away on December 3, 1877. The family then moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where he, being a stonemason, found work helping build the present state capitol building in Des Moines. He did much of the decorative stone work there. On March 31, 1878, Francis Oliphant, Jr. (Frankie) was born. In the winter time when work on the capitol was slack on account of cold and stormy weather, F.O. worked as end man with a minstrel show, much to the disgust of his wife. Working with the stone so much, he took what the doctors then called "stone cutters consumption". He was advised to come to Kansas for his health, arriving in Rooks County in the spring of 1879, after coming to Fort Hays by train, purchasing a team and wagon there, and hauling all their worldly goods to the place he took as a homestead. They built a sod house on the southeast corner of the SE 1/4 of Section 25 in Northampton Township, Rooks County, Kansas. Never having lived on a farm, he knew nothing about farming, so had to learn the best way he could, by trial and error, and from his neighbors. Farming became too much for him and in the early spring of 1881 he took pneumonia, and died April 29, 1881, leaving his wife and two little ones. Burial was in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Palco, Kansas. Frankie had died September 16, 1879 and that same year, just sixteen days later, Helen Isabelle (Nell) was born, September 27, 1879. Not being able to keep farming and the household going, Mary Ann married again in 1882 to George Samuel Burns, a widower, who proved up on the claim. They had three children, George Henry, born September 8, 1883, Mary Ethel, November 15, 1886, and Olive May on March 19, 1889. Meanwhile David James Steeples had grown to manhood and had bought the south eighty acres of Section 36, the north eighty being, for some reason, called school land. G.S. Burns acquired the north eighty acres some way, and they built a soddy on it, across the road from the other. They moved there and put up other buildings and lived there for a time. David James then bought the north eighty of Section 36 from G.S. Burns and they moved back to the original house. David James then married Myrtle Fulcher, daughter of Franklin Douglas Fulcher, November 26, 1898 and they moved in with his mother and stepfather, while he was building a frame house on the north eighty acres of Section 36. Money being scarce and the laborers few, it took some time to get the house built, and their first child, a daughter, was born in the old sod house. The original homestead land is still in the Steeples family and being farmed by the fourth and fifth generations of the family. David James later bought out his stepfather, and he and Mary Ann retired and moved to Plainville where they lived a good many years. Mary Ann died in June 1929 in Pueblo, Colorado. Burial was in Loveland, Colorado. D.J. then bought the NW 1/4 of Section 25 which was mostly pasture land, and is now all pasture.
Mar 01, 2006 · posted to the surname Steeples
Pam Marks Martin was a Mullermeister in Kotzendorf, Bavaria, Germany, as he owned a mill. He decided to emigrate, with his wife and nine children, to Ontario. They finally made the trip in June, 1841, on the ship "The Pauline", landing in New York City. Ship's manifest: The Pauline, Bremen to New York April 21-June 1841 M.Krotsch,48(mechanic); Kunigunda,50; George,27 mechanic; George J.,26 mechanic; Johanasan,24 mechanic; Lorenz,21 mechanic; Fred,19 mechanic; Barbara,16; Battish(John Baptist),15; Fred G.,12; Kunigunda,7... According to tradition, the first stopping point in their emigration was Buffalo, Erie County, New York. George, the oldest child, stayed in New York. The rest went to Ontario. The Kroetsch family was one of the first settlers of Bamberg, Canada, arriving there in 1842. Kunard Kroetsch (named after the patron saint of Bamberg, Germany) was listed as the sawmiller, in the 1851 census. John Kroetsch, his son, was the town clerk for a number of years. Martin's son, John Baptist Kroetsch: John was born in Weisman, Upper Franconia, January 16, 1826. He died October 28, 1898 at Conception, Missouri and was buried there. On October 10, 1848, he married Catherine Batte. They had nine children. After Catherine died in September 1866, John married Agatha Rich on January 7, 1873 at Carlsruhe, Ontario. They had 5 children together. Sometime in 1874, John & Agatha moved to Conception, Mo., joining a number of Germans that had settled there among the Irish Catholics, near a Benedictine Abbey. Four of their children were born in Conception. Agatha lived until 11/27/1918, residing with her daughter Catherine Schenkel in Louisianna, Mo. She is buried at St. Clements, Mo., about 4 miles from Bowling Green. John is listed in the 1871 Federal Census for Ontario, Canada,Microfilm # C-9935, page 46, division #3, subdistrict-Carrick, District: South Bruce. He was 45 years old, listed as Roman Catholic, from Germany, with the occupation of "millwright". Per the "History of Northern Kansas", page 226: " J.B. Kroetsch, Hardware and Stoves: Among those who have aquired prominence in business circles, we mention the name of J.B. Kroetsch. His commodious store room is 20' x 60', and is well-stocked with everything a first class firm usually carries. He was formerly engaged in the banking and lumber business in this city, and in that capacity thoroughly convinced the public of his ability as a man to carry on business beneficial to those with whom he deals. He has a large corps of competent clerks, and his stock is selected with a view to the wants of the people. "
Mar 02, 2006 · posted to the surname Kroetsch
Pam Marks James Washington Smith (1814-1864) served in the Civil War in Company K, VA 8th Cavalry. James, called by his middle name of "Washington", was a bugler, and enlisted December 17, 1861. Company K was also called Big Sandy Rangers, and fought for the Confederate side during the Civil War. "Washington" was wounded in the Battle of Jonesville, Lee County, Virginia. The battle took place on January 3, 1864. Confederate General William E. Jones, assisted by Colonel A.L. Pridemore, defeated a Union Force and captured the battalion. The Union battalion, under the direction of Major Beers, surrendered with 383 men, 3 pieces of light artillery, and 27 6-mule teams. Only two of Pridemore's men were killed in the battle, and four wounded. About that many were killed and wounded from General Jone's brigade. The Union troops lost 40 men, killed and wounded. Union troops burned the courthouse, located in the heart of Jonesville, in 1864. They also burned down Franklin Academy, claiming that it had been used as a Confederate Hospital. Washington Smith died of gangrene, from complications of a knee wound. He is buried there. (JAMES W. SMITH, husband of Jane R. Garrett HH #509, 43 CO. K, Bugler, Enlisted 17 Dec 1861) Company K was involved in the following battles: Camp Creek, Stone River Valley, WVA May 1, 1862 Giles Court House May 10, 1862 Lewisburg, WVA May 23, 1862 Jenkins Raid into Ohio Aug.22-Sept. 19, 1862 Weston, WVA Aug. 30, 1862 Glenville, WVA Aug. 31, 1862 White Sulphur Springs, WVA Aug. 26-27, 1863 Rogersville, TN Nov. 6, 1863 Jonesville, VA Jan. 3, 1864 Info is provided by Lambert's Papers 4:13....The Smith household was included in the 1850 and 1860 census of Wayne Co. One great granddaughter, Pauline Smith Gilkerson, recalls seeing a picture of James Washington, which had a lock of his red hair attached. Alternative dob for Washington, per "Bloss-Pyles-Ross-Sellards" book by Harry Sellards Jr., of 11/4/1818. Wayne County Census of 7/29/1850 has listed: James W., 36 year-old farmer, dwelling 248, living with Jane, age 26 and the following children: William F. age 3, Sarah E. age 2, and James M., age 1. Please looked under "mystery photos" for a possible photo of James Washington Smith.
Mar 02, 2006 · posted to the surname Smith
Pam Marks 2 cups self-rising flour 1 cup sweet milk 4 tsp sugar 5 Tbs. mayonnaise Whip up all the ingredients together until nice and smooth. Spoon into greased muffin tins and bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. For a different variation, you can drop some berries or other fruit into the batter before you spoon them into the tins!
Aug 19, 2003 · posted to the surname Greenough
Pam Marks 1 1/2 cups of corn meal
1 cup of sweetmilk
1/2 cups creamed-corn
1/4 cup of oil
1 tsp of baking powder
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground hot pepper
1/2 cup grated cheese (white or yellow) Mix ingredients; pour mixture onto a greased pan or muffin tins or skillet....bake for one hour at 350 degrees. It shore is good!
Aug 19, 2003 · posted to the surname Greenough
Pam Marks Per "Hardesty's West Virgina Counties, Vol. 7", pages 162- William Ferguson was listed among the first settlers of Trouts Hill (County seat of Wayne) in 1842. Others included Samuel Wellman, Jesse Adkins, Burwell Ferguson, Milton Ferguson, Jacob Adkins and Hugh Bowen. William erected the first hotel there in 1842. Wayne County News Wayne, West Virginia November 27, 1919 Stoneway district, which lies in the eastern portion of this county, was named in the memory of Stonewall Jackson. It is believed that John Bias was the first settler within the limits of Stonewall. He built his cabin at the mouth of Lick Creek in 1802. His first neighbor was David Bartram who came a year later. And by the year 1807 several pioneer cabins were built. Among the earliest comers were Berry Adkins, Thomas Napier, William Lambert, Jesse Adkins, John Ferguson, Thomas Moore, Eldridge Smith, Wm. Thompson, Wm. Ferguson, Absalom Queen, Walter Queen, John Withrow, John Osburn, Sr., Ambrose and Wm. Watts. Many of the descendants of these pioneers still live in Stonewall district. William was on a 'tithable' in Tazewell County from 1800 through 1804. William was noted to be a person of fiery spirit. In May, 1803, he was fined 83 cents for swearing (Tazewell County Order Book #1, page 98). In the same book, page 106, he was presented, along with Edward McDonald, for fighting on May 12th. In the same book, page 158, he is noted as being fined 10 cents by a jury in October 1804. Upon leaving Tazewell in 1804, he is next recorded in 1809 for purchasing 265 acres from Edmund McGinnis in Kanawha County. William was the administrator of his father, Samuel Ferguson's, estate (Cabell County Deed Book 2, page 314). On 12/22/1828, the court ordered that William be allowed 10% on all money arising on the hiring of the Negroes from his father's estate (Order book 3, page 148). In March, 1828, William was appointed commissioner of the special election at Frederick Moore's house, located at the Forks of Sandy (Cabell County Order Book 3, page 94). William was elected constable of the County and took an oath 9/23/1833 (Cabell County Book 3, page 411). He was also election officer at the voting place located at Kelly Ferguson's in 1834 (Book 3, pg.434). (Extracts of the Records of the County Court of Cabell County transcribed by Rudenz Douthat) William and Sarah were members of the first church formed in the Union District of Wayne County, located at the Forks of Twelve Pole. Known as the Primitive Baptist Church, it had been formed in 1818 and the Pastor was Goodwin Lycans. In the Cabell County Grantor and Grantee Books you can find the following: DATE FROM LAND AMOUNT 1824 James Watson Twelve Pole 145 acres 1827 James Watson Twelve Pole 550 acres Gave To: John Osborne 17 acres 1827 Milton Ferguson 265 acres 1833 Joseph Dean 100 acres 1835 Jameson Ferguson 150 acres 1835 Hiram Pauley 100 acres 1834 Lewis Ferguson 100 acres 1839 Milton Ferguson 25 acres 1841 Edmund Osborne 100 acres 1841 Lewis Ferguson 100 acres 1841 William lived to the age of 70 but suffered the loss of 3 children before he died. His widow lived to see the fourth one die. His Will was written 6 days before he died, and was proven September of that year (recorded in Will Book 1, page 58). He included, in his will, the payment of $6 to J. Blankenship to cover the cost of his coffin. William's Family Bible was passed down to his daughter, Betsy Ferguson Dean, at the time of his death. The late Herman P. Dean had possession of the old Bible until his death. Herman's cousin, Hester Osborne Crabtree is now in possession of the pages with the family records.
Mar 01, 2006 · posted to the surname Ferguson
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