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Thomas Josiah Ferguson
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1834
Iron Duff
Haywood County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 1918
Sandymush
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA

Tom was the son of Andrew Fitzpatrick and Rachel Jones Ferguson and grew up in Iron Duff of Haywood County, NC. He married Sarah McCracken, daughter of David Vaughn and Annie Jones McCracken of nearby Crabtree on January 26, 1858. He served as an officer in the CSA, then settled down to farm in Haywood County. His father owned some property in the Leicester area, and about 1869, he and his family spent a whole summer cutting their way across Sandy Mush Bald to the settle as the second family in the area. Later Sarah was afflicted with rheumatic fever, and for 30 years was unable to cook or do housework. They kept 3 or 4 young girls hired to help out and to help care for Andy and his wife who were quite old.Their farmhouse is still occupied in the Sandymush Community in 2009.

Thomas and Sarah were the parents of David Piletus who married Frances "Fannie" Noland; Sarah Ann who married A. B. Wells; Champ Seymour who married Minnie (King) Pendleton; Rachel Eleanor who married (1)Jesse Manon Noland and (2) Horace Carlisle McCracken; and Dora Lee who married Thomas R. Rogers. She and Thomas are buried in this cemetery. Her memorial is # 42134112. 
 
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 Parents:
  Andrew Fitzpatrick Ferguson (1800 - 1876)
  Rachel Jones Ferguson (1806 - 1863)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Ann McCracken Ferguson (1838 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  David Philetus Ferguson (1858 - 1941)*
  Sarah Anna Ferguson Wells (1861 - 1930)*
  Sarah Ann Ferguson Wells (1861 - 1930)*
  Rachel Eleanor Ferguson Noland (1869 - 1959)*
  Dora Ferguson Rogers (1873 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ebed Riley Ferguson (1824 - 1880)*
  Robert Marion Ferguson (1826 - 1902)*
  Andrew Jackson Ferguson (1827 - 1915)*
  Mary Eleandor Ferguson Rogers (1828 - 1907)*
  Margarett Angeline Ferguson Davis (1830 - 1896)*
  Thomas Josiah Ferguson (1834 - 1918)
  James Wiley Ferguson (1842 - 1913)*
  Martha Jane Ferguson Fincher (1844 - 1902)*
  Zachary Taylor Ferguson (1846 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Big Sandy United Methodist Church Cemetery
Leicester
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Frances Rogers
Record added: Feb 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33918742
Thomas Josiah Ferguson
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Thomas Josiah Ferguson
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Thomas Josiah Ferguson
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- Deborah Barber
 Added: Jun. 4, 2015

- Historybuff
 Added: Jun. 29, 2014
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: May. 18, 2014
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