Welcome to the Ferguson family genealogy blog. We know that there are many different Ferguson clans all of whom are not necessarily genetically related. This particular Ferguson clan is based upon the family history studies of both the ancestors and descendents of JAMES FERGUSON who hailed from Moy Ulster. James was born in in Ulster in 1814 to Scottish parents, and after marrying about 1834, he decided to flee from the divisiveness of secular rivalry and unjust taxation and persistent crop failure in his homeland of Northern Ireland.
In 1837 James and his young family immigrated to Canada where, after a great tragedy, he became a pioneer settler in Kincardine Ontario and fathered two large families whose descendents established homesteads across the western plains in North Dakota and Saskatchewan.
James fought the harsh conditions of nature’s solitude as he hacked a homestead out of the Huron frontier. Although his log cabin has long since gone the forests he cleared with his sons, one hundred and sixty years ago, remain unchanged as productive cultivated fields today. James died at Glen Huron Ontario in 1902 and was burried with his second wife, Francis Hunt, at the cemetery in Kincardine where he had previously bought a burial plot.
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All information posted on this website is currently in the public domain. However, in the future two additional pages will be added: – Photo Gallery, and – Family Tree Chart. Both of these pages will have privacy settings. To gain access to these additional pages you will be required to register as a family member at a later date. These other pages are still under construction.
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The picture which appears in the header of each page is the Blackwater River at Moy, Northern Ireland – the likely birthplace of James Ferguson.