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George Ferguson (#46571457)
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Am a native New Yorker- researching our family lines. Fergusons emigrated from Scotland c.1837 to NY metro area. Brides were Fink, Reichwein, Edebohls from Germany and Peden from Scotland.
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Michelle Nelson
Hello George, I was wondering if you were related to these 2 individuals? If not could you transfer the Memorials over to me? They are my husbands 2nd Great Grandparents. :)

Maria Gilbert #76739795
James Gilbert #76739810

Added by Michelle Nelson on Dec 16, 2015 9:34 PM
Rick Ferris
RE: Amy (Ferriss) Lewis edit info
I only have a guess as to where in CT Amy (Ferriss) Lewis (# 53772724) was born: Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. My reasoning is from the data that I found showing that her father was born and died there. Her mother was born there as well, but she survived her husband, and died in Ohio, perhaps after joining Thomas, one of their children who had moved there.
Added by Rick Ferris on Apr 15, 2015 5:25 PM
Rick Ferris
RE: Amy (Ferriss) Lewis edit info
I am sorry that it has taken me so long to respond to your message. Other pressing matters have kept me away from genealogy.

To answer your question about Amy (Ferriss) Lewis (memorial # 53772724), the best that I can offer you is my educated guess for where she was born. Her father, Nathan Ferriss, was living with his wife Abiah & 3 children in Newtown, Fairfield, CT when the 1790 census was taken. Nathan was also living there during the 1820 census. I have not found him in the in between censuses yet, but my experience is that if a family did move, they generally did not move back to the same place again. Therefore, my guess is that Amy was born in Newtown, CT.

I have not found any documentation yet for a Find A Grave memorial for her mother or father. I have disagreeing source genealogies for where her father's death might have been, Newtown CT or Norwalk, OH.
Added by Rick Ferris on Mar 06, 2015 5:30 PM
RE: Lewis-Chester Baptist Cem
Written on paper, anyway . . . sorry, no stone . . .

The Morrow County Probate Court Death Record for Joseph Lewis has "birthplace: Lake Erie". This biography will corroborate that, too. Hope this is what you're looking for. Perhaps you could put this bio into Joseph's bio section for us.

Harmony Twp. -
JOSEPH LEWIS, farmer; P. O., Marengo; was born July 2, 1833, on Lake Erie, while his parents were on their way to this county. His father, John, and mother, Ann (Evans) Lewis, were born in Wales, and came at the time mentioned to Chester Tp., and bought 100 acres, now owned by J. C. Crowl and our subject; here the parents had their children, who were -- Ann, Mary, John C., Joseph and Valentine. The parents were Baptists; Joseph attended school some in his younger days, and worked at farming and clearing; he thus early learned to make the best use of his time, he was married in December, 1854, to Clarissa, daughter of Nathan and Sarah (Crawford) Moore; her parents were from New York, and had seven children -- Clarissa, Norton, Royal, Little, La Fayette, Burr and Jerome. Mrs. Lewis was born Apr. 27,1835, and had by her union with Mr. Lewis -- Norton, born Sept. 18, 1856, died Oct. 31, 1877; Sarah A., born Sept. 21, 1854, died March 8, 1861; Albert, born May 17,1861; Vanda, born May 24,1866. They settled after marriage on a part of the present farm, and began clearing, and made the first rail ever made on the same; he has added until now he is the possessor of 400 acres of fine land, and is dealing largely 'in stock; he began shipping stock at an early day, and has continued the same; he is also breeding fine Clydesdale and Punch horses; he has now one fine dapple-bay stallion, sixteen bands high; he is, perhaps, one of the most successful stock-dealers in the county. Himself and wife are members of the Baptist Church. He has always been a prominent member of the Democratic party. He is the builder of his own fortune, having started life's journey with but little means, save fifty acres of land in the woods, which was given him by his father.
Source: History of Morrow County and Ohio Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1880, p. 710
Added by JanisG on Jan 14, 2015 7:40 AM
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Thanks for the pics!
Added by John Russell Pierson on Jan 03, 2015 6:14 AM
Rick Ferris
RE: Amy (Ferriss) Lewis edit info
There are two primary Ferris(s) lines in the USA, those descended from Jeffery Ferris & those from Zachariah Ferriss. The parentage links that you have for Amy appear to be from the former, and my information is from the latter. This particular branch of the family has a lot of confusion associated with it, and I cannot state with 100% assurance which side of the family Amy was a part of. I do have three sources from different genealogists which back up my contention, however.
Added by Rick Ferris on Oct 13, 2014 2:15 PM
Rick Ferris
RE: Amy (Ferriss) Lewis edit info
I am not certain where Amy was born, but I think it was in Newtown, CT. I have not yet found a confirming source, but her father, Nathan, was born and died in Newtown and her mother, Abiah, was born there as well.
Added by Rick Ferris on Oct 13, 2014 2:07 PM
Rick Ferris
Amy (Ferriss) Lewis edit info
In support of the edit submitted for Amy's ( birth and death information, these sources are from Ancestry. Note, however, that the birth year that you have for this memorial, is off by a century; she can't die before she is born!

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 about Amy Lewis
Name: Amy Lewis
SAR Membership: 34146
Birth Date: 14 Nov 1792
Death Date: 5 Oct 1856
Spouse: Samuel B Lewis
Children: Angeline Curtiss
Ohio, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Obituary Index, 1810s-2013 about Amy Lewis
Name: Amy Lewis
Birth Date: abt 1792
Age at Death: 64
Death Date: 5 Oct 1856
Death Place: Norwalk
Spouse: Samuel
Newspaper Information: Newspaper: Norwalk Weekly Reflector; Newspaper Date: 14 Oct 1856; Newspaper Page: 3 Column: 2; Repository: Hayes Presidential Library - Fremont, OH; Years Available: 1853-1882
Added by Rick Ferris on Oct 05, 2014 3:14 PM
Gone Gravin ★
RE: John Fink
Hi George. John himself hasn't moved. There are two cemeteries created on Find A Grave for the Potters Field/City Cemetery on Hart Island. Yours is in the duplicate entry and needs to be moved to the original one so that the duplicate cemetery can be deleted. If you go to John's memorial, and down by the cemetery name, it says 'edit'. Click that, then 'continue' since it is still a cemetery burial, then for 'cemtery name' put Potters Field, United States, New York, then select the one with 62,000+ entries. Then click 'save changes'. Let me know if you have troube. Thanks for taking care of it!
Added by Gone Gravin ★ on Mar 06, 2014 4:55 PM
Becky Wilson Thissen
tombstone photo
I hope you don't mind. I added your photo from John Henry Mann to his wife Sarah from Woodland Cemetery.
Added by Becky Wilson Thissen on May 31, 2013 10:08 AM
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