William Thomas Ferguson Family

William Thomas Ferguson was born 25 May 1848 in MS.  He died 18 Sept 1910 in Pangburn, Arkansas, White County and is buried in the Henderson Cemetery, about one mile from town. He is the son of Elias and Missouri Boren Ferguson.  He was a Farmer.

William married Martha Elizabeth Reaves at Holly Springs, Ms on December 3, 1871.  Martha was born 4 February 1855 in Alabama and died  in 1898. She is buried beside her husband. She is the daughter of Eli Reaves.   The Fergusons lived in Marshall County when their first child was born.  And at Cornersville when their fourth child was born. Otherwise their home was at Myrtle, MS.  Nine Children were born to this union.

Alva Retta born July 3, 1873 Marshall Co. Ms and died Jan 3 1952 at Fort Cobb, Oklahoma.  She married Bedford Childers.

Mary Etta born July 18, 1879 Myrtle, MS and died June 15, 1955 at Anadarko, OK  She is burried in the Murray Cemetery out of Binger, OK.    She married Frank Skelton Sept 10, 1894 at Searcy, Arkansas. White County.  and died March 21, 1921 and is buried by his wife.  They lived in White County, Ark, Hamilton Co. TN , Hunt County, Texas and Caddo Co. Oklahoma.  They were the parents of  six children. 

Cyrus Houston born Searcy, Ark

Minnie Jewel Born Quinton Tx. 

Raymond Avril born, Greenville, Tx. 

Artis Geneva born Greenville, Tx

William Guy born Floyd, Tx

Joy born Binger, Ok.

Clarice Annie Born 25 July 1877 Myrtle, Ms   She married John D. Armstrong. 

Minnie Bell born 15 Oct 1880 Cornersville, MS Died July 28, 1942 Mountain View, Oklahoma.  She married Oscar Barkley.

William Romer born 7 April 1883 Myrtle, MS and died Feb 5, 1929.  He married May Nowell.

Iris Lena born 25 Feb 1885 in Myrtle, Ms and died in Pontiac, Michigan.  She was sent to

Pangburn, Ark and is buried in the Henderson Cemetery. She married Lawrence Lantrip.

Lula Florence born 15 July 1889 Myrtle, Ms and died May 19, 1970 in Flint, Michigan.  She married Edward Woodall. 

Homer Lee born 15 Feb 1892 Myrtle, Ms. Died Oct 6, 1956 White Co. Ark. He is buried in the Henderson Cemetery.  He married Nettie Smith.

Ruby Elizabeth Born 20 Sept 1895 in White Co. Ark. She died May 13, 1897 and is buried by her parents. 

I descend from Mary Etta Ferguson whose son, Raymond Avril married Minnie Oneida Jay on October 25. 1933 in Anadarko, Ok.  To this Union, six children were born. Forrest Odell,  Ivelyn,  Evelyn, Danny Ray, Thomas Frank and William Charles.

I married Glenn Eugene Sell.  We have two children.  Lisa Renee and Jeffrey Eugene.  Lisa married and has three children. Jennifer Renee. Lisa Michelle. Brandon William.  Jennifer married Jeffrey Fry.  They have a son, Isaac Noah.

Sources:
Census records.

claytongirls.jpg (193369 bytes)   First photo: Robert Ferguson girls.  Second photo: Donnie Clayton, the daughter of Ben and Nancy Ferguson Clayton.  She is William Thomas Ferguson's niece.

willmarthferg.jpg (246489 bytes)  William & Martha (Reaves) Ferguson.

willferggirls.jpg (116711 bytes)  William Ferguson & girls.


Family personal knowledge.
Cemetery records
Marriage Records
Courthouse records.
Letters

 

Contributed by Evelyn Sell

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