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Fergus,James & John PA Revolutionary War
Posted by: Ellen Date: October 16, 2000 at 17:32:36
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Posting this just in case some one is looking for info on James Fergus. From: Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution by Bobby Gilmer Moss - Limestone College - Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1985.

Fergus, James W25573
BLWt 40919-160-55
b. 1756, Chester County, Pa.
m. 1. susan Robinson, 24 July 1783
2. Margaret Allen
3. Susan (Susanna) Looney, 19 December

In June 1776, he enlisted and served under Capt. Thomas Clark and Col. Frederick Watts in a Pennsylvania regiment. Later,he was an orderly sergeant in the same unit. Either in the spring or fall of 1778, he moved to Camden District, where his brother resided. After moving to Camden District, he served under Capt. Andrew Love and was out against Tories in the Thicketty and Fair Forest Settlements. Sometime in January 1779, he volunteered to serve under Capt. James Martin and Col Neel and was in the battle at Briar Creek. There after, he was in command of twelve wagons loaded with flour. In April 1779, he was discharged. Soon thereafter, he rejoined Col. Neel and was in the siege of Charleston. He became sick and was sent home. Upon recovering he joined Sumter's brigade and served in this unit until the end of the war. (Moved to Ky. and Tenn.)

Fergus, John W8807
BLWt 28509-160-55
b. 1 September 1752, Chester County, Pa.
d. 16 January 1837
m. Milly Melton Welch, 25 October 1829
While living in the "New Acquisition" (York County), he enlisted during December 1775, served six weeks under Capt. John Anderson and was engaged in taking Tory prisoners in the Ninety Six District. In 1779, he enlisted as a wagon master under Capt. William Byers and Col. Neel. Sometime in the windter before the fall of Charleston, he enlisted and served three months as quartermaster under Col. Carson. The night following the battle at Ramsour's Mill, he enlisted and served four months in the cavalry under Capt. Howe and Col. Carson and was in the battle at hanging rock. He was elected to the state legislature at its next session from the "New Acquisition." (moved to Ga., N.C. and Tenn.)

The above are not my line but the names were
on the pages I copied of Ferguson.

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