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Josiah FERGUSON
Sarah BOOTH
Husband:  Josiah FERGUSON
Birth:  1 Jun 1797, VA
Death:  27 Aug 1878, probably in Gills Creek Twp., Franklin Co., VA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Thomas FERGUSON (1769- )
Mother:  Agnes CHAMBERS (1779-1819)
Marriage:  2 Dec 1819, Frankiln Co., VA
Wife:  Sarah "Sallie" BOOTH / BOOTHE
Birth:  6 Dec 1799
Death;  5 May 1846
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Benjamin J. BOOTH (1768-1838)
Mother:  Elizabeth DIVERS (1777-1852)
Children born in Franklin Co., VA:
  1.  Patrick Henry FERGUSON, b. 5 May 1820
  2.  Evalina FERGUSON, b. 12 Jan 1822; died young?
  3.  John Cardwell FERGUSON, b. 20 Jul 1823
  4.  Thomas Benjamin FERGUSON, b. 12 Dec 1824; died young?
  5.  James Alexander FERGUSON, b. 7 May 1826; d. 15 May 1853
  6.  Thomas Benjamin FERGUSON, b. 8 Nov 1830; died young?
  7.  William Chambers FERGUSON, b. 15 Sep 1832
  8.  Charlotte FERGUSON, b. 28 Feb 1834; m. Benjamin G. GARRETT (b. 1828/9, VA)
  9.  Stephen B. FERGUSON, b. 21 Feb 1836/39
10.  (Son A) FERGUSON, b. 1835-40; d. bef. 1850
11.  (Son B) FERGUSON, b. 1835-40; d. bef. 1860
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 37 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 VA Franklin Co. Roll M33_136 p. 145 Ln. 18 Ferguson Josiah 000100-00100-0-200 0000-1000
These data indicate:
No., Race, Gender  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 19-25* 1794-1801 = Josiah (b. 1797)
1 white female 16-25 1794-1804 = Sarah (b. 1799)
2 people engaged in agriculture
 
1 female slave 13 and under 1806-1820 = ?
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25; therefore, any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  By subtracting the number in column three from the number in column four, you can create an age class 19-25.

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #35-36 of 120 list roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 VA Franklin Co. Roll 192 p. 60 Ln. 8 Ferguson Josiah 121 011 - 000 010 011000-220000
These data indicate:
No., Race, Gender Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 4 or under 1825-1830 = James (b. 1826) 
2 white males 5-9 1820-1825 = Thomas (b. 1824)
= John (b. 1823)
1 white male 10-14 1815-1820 = Patrick (b. 1820
1 white male 20-29 1800-1810 = ?
1 white male 30-39 1790-1800 = Josiah (b. 1797) 
1 white female 20-29 1800-1810 = Sarah (b. 1799) 
 
1 male slave 10-23 1806-1820 = ?
1 male slave 24-35 1794-1806 = ?
2 female slaves 9 or under 1820-1830 = ? ?
2 female slaves 10-23 1806-1820 = ? ?

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #79-80 of 116 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 VA Franklin Co. Roll 559 pp. 327B-328A Ln. 27 Ferguson Josiah 310 000 100 - 010 001 100 110000-230000 0700000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 white males 4 or under 1835-1840 = Stephen (b. 1836/9)
= ?
= ?
1 white male 5-9 1830-1835 = William (b. 1832)
1 white male 40-49 1790-1800 = Josiah (b. 1797) 
1 white female 5-9 1830-1835 = Charlotte (b. 1834)
1 white female 30-39 1800-1810 = ?
1 white female 40-49 1790-1800 = Sarah (b. 1799)
 
1 male slave 9 or under 1830-1840 = ?
1 male slave 10-23 1816-1830 = ?
2 female slaves 9 or under 1830-1840 = ? ?
3 female slaves 10-23 1816-1830 = ? ? ?
7 persons employed in agriculture

5a.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #40 of 279):  Franklin Co., VA, Roll M432_944, p. 79A, 279/278, enumerated 27 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Josiah Furguson 54 M   Farmer 2550  
James 24 M        
William 17 M        
Charlotte 13 F        
Stephen 11 M        

5b.  1850 Slave Schedule Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #10 of 58):  Franklin Co., VA, p. ??, enumerated 27 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Names
of
Slave Owners
Number
of
Slaves
Description Fugitive
from the
State
Number
manumitted
Deaf & dumb,
blind, insane,
or idiotic.
Number
of Slave
Houses
Age Sex Colour
Josiah Furguson 1 56 F B        
2 1 23 F M        
  1 18 M B        
  1 18 M B        
  1 17 F M        
  1 13 M B        
  1 6 M M        
  1 4 M M        
  1 2 M M        
Totals 9              

6a.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #68 of 159):  Halesford [Hale's Ford] P.O., N.E. Division, Franklin Co., VA, Roll M653_1346, p. 258, PN 68, 487/470, enumerated 24 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Josiah Forguson 63 M   Farmer 5000 15000 Va
B G Garrett 31 M   Merchan   1000 "
Charlotte " 26 F         "

6b.  1860 Slave Schedule Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #21 of 38):  N.E. Division, Franklin Co., VA, p. 115A, PN 21, enumerated 24 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Names
of
Slave Owners
Number
of
Slaves
Description Fugitive
from the
State
Number
manumitted
Deaf & dumb,
blind, insane,
or idiotic.
Number
of Slave
Houses
Age Sex Colour
Josiah Ferguson 1 65 F B        
  1 37 B B        
  1 27 M B        
  1 27 M B        
  1 27 F B        
  1 27 F B        
  1 26 F B        
  1 15 F B        
  1 12 M M        
  1 8 F M        
  1 7 F B        
  1 6 F B        
  1 6 M M        
  1 6 F M        
  1 4 M B        
  1 3 F M        
  1 2 F M        
  1 2 M M       4
Totals 18             4

7.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Josiah FERGUSON (æ æ 72, b. VA) is living in Gills Creek Twp., Franklin Co., VA (p. 337B), with his married daughter, Charlotte, and her family.

8a.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).

8b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).

9.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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