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Fenner Ferguson
Birth: Apr. 25, 1814
Nassau
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 11, 1859
Bellevue
Sarpy County
Nebraska, USA

US Congressman. He attended school in Nassau, studied law, and began practicing in Albany in 1840. In 1846 he moved to Albion, Michigan, where he served as a judge, district attorney, and member of the State House of Representatives. In 1854 he was appointed Chief Justice of Nebraska Territory and was responsible for organizing the new territory's first courts. Ferguson also aided the first Territorial legislature by drafting Nebraska's initial set of statutes. In 1856 he ran successfully as a Democrat to be Nebraska Territory's Delegate to the US House of Representatives and served one term, March, 1857 to March, 1859. He did not run for reelection in 1858. He became ill shortly after his term in Congress expired, and died soon afterwards. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Helena Eliza Upjohn Ferguson (1815 - 1888)*
 
 Children:
  Charles Fenner Ferguson (1851 - 1851)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bellevue Cemetery
Bellevue
Sarpy County
Nebraska, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Sep 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21605527
Fenner Ferguson
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Fenner Ferguson
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- Tracey Reid
 Added: Apr. 25, 2012
Fenner and his family settled in Albion Michigan in 1844, not 1846 as currently stated. I have a copy of a letter written by Fenner himself from Albion in 1844. Also, he and Helen were married in 1841 in Rochester, NY.
- Lisa H
 Added: Mar. 27, 2011
You answered the call of duty to your country and moved so far away from the Ferguson family, before the frontier had closed and leaving behind a small grave in Michigan. I, as part of your extended Ferguson family, would like to thank you for taking tho...(Read more)
- sandra mitchell
 Added: Jul. 3, 2010
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