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Ferguson Wilson Smith
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Birth: Nov., 1767, At Sea
Death: 1867
Butts County
Georgia, USA

Bio info is from a file contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives on September 1, 2007 by author, Nita Gosa Howell.


ROBERT SMITH, born 20 Feb 1760 in Ballymena, Antrim Ireland , was 25 years old when he married Ferguson Wilson, who had also immigrated to SC from Ireland with her parents in 1767.

Robert was awarded a land grant in Butts County, GA for his service in the Revolutionary War. In 1828, he and Ferguson, along with their brood of 12 children, settled in Cork, GA in Butts County, near the Monroe County line.
Robert died on 19 June 1853 and is buried on the grounds of his old home place at 149 Cork Road, Butts County, GA.

Robert's wife, Ferguson Wilson was born 2 November 1767 while in passage from Belfast Ireland to South Carolina. She was born on the "Earl of Donegal" ship which left Belfast on 2 October 1767 and arrived in Charlestown, SC 22 Dec 1767. This was a Royal Ship (bounty ship). Every person aboard ship who was over 15 years of age was given 100 acres of land in SC. Ferguson was named for the ship's captain, Duncan Ferguson. Ferguson died in 1867 at age 100. She was still living at the old home place in Cork, GA, at the time of her death. She, too, is buried at 149 Cork Road, Butts County, GA.
Family links: 
  Robert Smith (1760 - 1853)*
  Elizabeth Smith Torbet (1789 - 1859)*
  Robert Wilson Smith (1794 - 1870)*
  Mary Smith Maples (1798 - 1888)*
*Calculated relationship
Smith Family Cemetery
Butts County
Georgia, USA
Created by: D. Bagwell
Record added: Jul 26, 2010
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