FIRST GENERATION

WILLIAM FERGUSON b. about 1729 Pelham Hampshire MA d. before Sept 1830
buried Quaker Cemetery Laurens Otsego NY  (The deeds listed below list him as William Ferguson Jr
however I have not found his parents) Records show his ancestors were originally from Scotland and moved to
Unknown before 1758.  (Some say his wife was Janette Hood but I have not found anything
to prove that) d. April 1771 in a canoe accident
m. I have found reports that he also married
Mrs Frisbee but again I have not found proof of that

       Story of his First Wife's Death     William's Family Captured by Indians

      Map of Ferguson Home    Settlement of Laurens    Another History of Indians

Hampden County Deed 16-286 Nov 5 1770
Hampden County Deed 16-287 Dec 4 1778 William Ferguson (Jr) Belchertown Yeoman, also signed
           Jenney Ferguson
Hampden County Deed 22-716 Oct 6 1779
Hampden County Deed 22-722 Feb 5 1784 William Ferguson Jr, Colrain Yeoman, also signed by
           Jeny Ferguson, Grantors to (William's brother-in-law) Moses Ransom, Castleton, Rutland Co Vt
           Yeoman Grantee 100 acres in Colrain being Lot NO 27-3
Feb 14 1794 William sold 50 acres of Lot 65 to David Ferguson for 5 Shillings
Sept 25 1807 William sold 50 acres of Lot 55 to Samuel Ferguson for $500
Sept 19 1833 Sarah Ferguson Forbes of Lenox Madison Co NY sold 35 acres to William Ferguson
           (deceased) for $340, This was set off as Sarah's share
Nov 8 1833 William Ferguson (deceased) sold 35 acres to Thomas Ferguson for $340

He signed his will Sept 1 1807 Cooperstown Otsego NY and it was probated Sept 27 1830 at which time
James was deceased. Witnesses: Nehemiah Sleeper, removed to Philadelphia and died ca 1828, Samual Gardner
d. 1807 Laurens, Daniel Griswold d. 1811 Laurens
William left all my estate both real and personal to his son James for and during James's natural life.
After the decease of my son James, I do give, devise and bequeath all my real estate and all the rest unto my son
Thomas and my daughters Mary Putman, Sarah Forbes, and Mercy Barton.

Children of William and Unknown
           MARY POLLY FERGUSON b. 1758 d. April 26 1847

           SARAH FERGUSON b. abt 1760 d. April 25 1844

JANE FERGUSON b. 1762 Mohawk Valley Albany NY d. Nov 11 1778 age 16 Cherry Valley Otsego Co NY
           Jane was killed by the Indian Attack

MERCY FERGUSON b. 1764 d. 1830-1835

THOMAS FERGUSON b. Sept 16 1770 d. May 16 1864

JAMES FERGUSON b. 1769 d. Nov 7 1829

MARY POLLY FERGUSON (William1) b. 1758 Mohawk Valley Albany NY (also referred to as Maria Forks; Maritje or Mary Polly) d. April 26 1847 age 89 Sardinia Erie NY
GEORGE DAVID (JURRY) PUTMAN (son of DAVID ARENTSE PUTMAN and ELIZABETH LEER/LEHR) b. abt 1757 Palatine Albany NY  (JURRY is Dutch for GEORGE) d. March 14 1829 age 72 Sardinia Erie NY
Both buried Sardinia Cemetery Sardinia Erie NY

George and Mary Putman Headstone   (Her death date needs further investigation)

Census: 1790 Montgomery Co NY; 1810 Cazanovia Madison Co NY

1774 they were members of Caughnawaga Reformed Church Fonda NY
1817 members of Baptist Church New Woodstock Cazenovia Madison Co

Liber K p235 Cooperstown Otsego NY dated Nov 15 1802 sold to Reuben Latimore, of Canajorharie 3 acres of land
in Otego Ostego NY. Witnessed by George Elliott. The deed was recorded June 22 1808 and witnessed by George Elliot and Israel Nickols.

Liber 0 p166 Cooperstown Otsego NY dated Feb 21 1803 sold to Joel Hammon of Vermont, for $1500, 95 acres of land in Otego, Ostego NY. Witnessed by David Putman and signed by George and Mary Putman. The deed was recorded Oct 1810 David Putman testified he saw George Putman sign, seal and deliver the land.

Children of Mary and George
MARY MERCY PUTMAN b. 1778 d. June 10 1873

SARAH SALLY PUTMAN b. 1782 Windsor VT d. 1841 age 59

DAVID PUTMAN b. March 17 1785 Otego Otsego NY d. Sept 6 1848 age 63 Townsend Huron Ohio
           Baptized May 17 1785 Caughnawaga Reformed Church
MARY 1806 Cazanovia Madison NY b. 1785 d. 1852 age 67


CATHERINE PUTMAN b. 1791 d. July 14 1861

WILLIAM PUTMAN b. 1792  Montgomery NY d. Jan 11 1858 age 66 Sardinia Erie NY
           m. ELIZABETH (BETSEY) 1806 b. 1784 NY d. Jan 17 1864 age 80 Sardinia Erie NY
           Both buried Sardinia Cemetery Sardinia Erie NY
William Putman Headstone                Elizabeth Putman Headstone

           EUNICE PUTMAN b. 1799 d. 1848 m. UNKNOWN PERKINS

           ROBERT C PUTMAN b. 1803 d. Aug 1834


POLLY PUTMAN m. HENRY DAYTON She signed her will May 31 1841. The will was proved Dec 2 1848


Welcome to my Ferguson Family Pages

As always I strongly suggest you use these pages only
as a starting point.  I get my info from all different sources including websites,
ancestry.com and family history, as well as personal stories. So you should double check
and verify everything for yourself.

I would like to thank all those who have contributed
info and photos during my research.
Linda Fowlston who generously gave her time
to take headstone pictures for me.
Steven Bassett for his time and sharing his
research with me.
Robison Family Tree Ancestry.com
Job Green Decendants website
All the generous volunteers who did
census lookups before I had Ancestry.com
There are many more but too long to list so
I extend my thanks to all that have
shared time and research.

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