James Ferguson, Sr. and wife Marion McNeill
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Associated Grants/Deeds:
1789 - Turquill McNeill to Marrin Ferguson, a slave, Robeson Co., NC;
1796 - Rev. Colin Lindsay to Trustees of Beaverdam Church, Robeson Co., NC;
1803 - Thos. Barnes, Sheriff to James Ferguson; lands of James McNeill of Robeson, 200A settlement; Robeson Co., NC;

• 1792 Robeson County will of Turquill McNeill;
1820 Robeson County will of James Ferguson, Sr.;
• Undated will of Sarah (Marrin) Ferguson of Big Marsh, probated 1837, Robeson Co.;
• Bladen County, North Carolina Tax Lists (for 1772) Vol. 2 by Wm. L. Byrd, III;
• Two 1826 wills of John Ferguson of Big Marsh, Robeson Co.;
• Dorothy P. Edgerton papers, McKay-Edgerton Collection;
• 1800 Census of Robeson County, NC,;
• Catherine Ferguson 1868 estate settlement, Robeson Co., NC;
• 1790 census of Robeson Co. ,NC;
• Robeson County Marriage Bonds;
• 1784 Robeson County census;
• 1771 Land Grant of James Ferguson;
• Robeson County Deeds;
• Cumberland County, NC Marriage Bonds


  James Ferguson, Sr. of Beaverdam and Buffalo Creeks

Birth c. 1730 Place Scotland or NC
Chr Place
Death will written 1820, probated 1838 Place Robeson (now Hoke) Co., NC
Burial Place Robeson (now Hoke) Co., NC
Father unknown Mother unknown
Marriage before December 1789 Place probably Bladen (now Hoke) Co., NC
Other spouses (Suspected of having a wife previous to Marion McNeill) Marriage ca. 1750
WIFE   Marion/Marrin McNeill
Birth c. 1755 Place Bladen or Cumberland Co., NC
Chr Place
Death 1837 Place Robeson (now Hoke) Co., NC
Burial Place Robeson (now Hoke) Co., NC
Father Turquill McNeill (Argyll Colony) Mother (Mary Bethune?)
Other spouses Marriage

Notes: This James Ferguson Sr. married Marion McNeill, daughter of Turquill McNeill. The earliest date I have so far for James Sr. is 1771; that is the date of James's land grant near Beaverdam Creek in old north Robeson, now Hoke County, NC. It is possible James Sr. may have come from Cumberland County. Only Neill, Margaret, Catherine, Sarah (youngest daughter) and a daughter (Mary, whose name is revealed in other records) who married Archibald McGill, were mentioned in his will of 1820. Daniel, John and James Jr. may have received their lands in deeds of gift that preceeded James Sr.'s will of 1820 and thus they were not mentioned in his will.

Children Birth Death Spouse Cht #
1. John Ferguson
c. 1756
Nancy __?__, who remarried Wm. Barlow in 1829
2. (Daniel?) Ferguson
c. 1770-84
Marey Munroe, in 1822
3. James Ferguson, Jr.
c. 1770-84
(Ann?) James in militia during War of 1812?
4. Neill Ferguson
c. 1770-84
Nancy McNeill from Cumberland County?
5. Mary Ferguson
alive 1820
Archibald McGill (land on Burnt Swamp 1793); had issue.
6. Margaret Ferguson
alive 1820
Richard Chason, 14 Sept 1825; had issue. Left North Carolina.
7. Catherine Ferguson
Mar 1868
never married
8. Sarah Ferguson
declared incompetent; youngest daughter