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Edward G. FERGUSSON 8997, Warren Co.

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Edward G. FERGUSSON 8997, Warren Co.

Posted: 1068735076000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Fergusson, Duncan, Miller, Phelps, Reeves
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Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed., 1886. Warren County.

EDWARD G. FERGUSSON, a young and active business man of Warren County, was born November 5, 1853, in La Rue [sic] Couunty, and is a son of Dr. Robert M. and Harriet (Duncan) Fergusson, by whom two sons and three daughters were born, and of whom our subject is the youngest. Dr. Robert M. Fergusson was born in Virginia, in April, 1812; when a lad of ten or twelve he was brought to Bullittt County, Ky., by his parents. At Louisville, he engaged in the mercantile business for several years, and was also engaged in farming. After his marriage he lived in various counties - from Bullitt to Hardin, then in Hart, and in 1858 moved to Butler County, where he died in April, 1863. He was a son of I. Fergusson, who was born in Scotland, and who with his wife immigrated to and settled in Virginia; thence they moved to Louisville, where he was engaged as a merchant; thence he moved to Bullitt, where he was engaged in farming. Mrs. Harriett Fergusson was born November 25, 1826, in La Rue County, Ky., and is a daughter of Matthew J. Duncan, who married a Miss Miller. He was of Scotch origin, and an early pioneer of La Rue County, and was one of its first surveyors. Edward G. Fegusson was reared on a farm, and received a good common English education; at nineteen he entered the University of Lexington, Ky., where he remained fourteen months; then spent one year at Harvard College, after which he commenced teaching in Bullitt, Butler and Warren Counties. At twenty-four he commenced farming in southwest Warren County; then engaged as salesman for a shot time at Oakland Station. In 1884 he opened a store and engaged in business for himself, five miles east of Smith's Grove. He has met with excellent success, and carries a stock of about $5,000, although he started in life without a dollar. In November, 1877, he married Miss Sallie Phelps, of Butler County, and a daughter of James M. and Polly A. (Reeves) Phelps, natives of Butler and Warren Counties, rspectively. Mr. Phelps was a justice nearly all his life, and is a substantial farmer; he owned slave property before the war, and is of Dutch descent. Mr. and Mrs. Fergusson have had born to them five children: Lulie, Dora B., Mary E., Stella and Beulah. Both parents are members of the Christian Church, and in politics he is a Democrat.

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