Biography of Almira Ferguson
Madison County, NY Biographies





Ferguson, Almira, who died in Oneida, June 3, 1899, in the seventy sixth year of her age, was for many years a resident of this village where she made many friends. She was born in the town of Springfield, Otsego county, N. Y., one of a family of eight children, three of whom resided in Oneida. Her family was somewhat remarkable in genealogy and history. Silas Ferguson, her father, was a minute man in the Revolutionary period, and a native of Pelham, Mass. He moved to Otsego county, this State. among the earliest settlers, and became a man of considerable local importance; he was a Free and Accepted Mason. Her mother was Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of Abner Wilson of Otsego county, and on the maternal side, a a lineal descendant of the house of Campbell of Scotland. In fact her branch of the family was considered of sufficient importance to be recognized by Victoria's invitation when there was a wedding in the royal family. Miss Ferguson was of Scotch Irish and Pilgrim stock; her grandfather fled to this country at an early date in its history to escape religious persecution. She came to Oneida to reside in 1875, with her sister, Eleanor Young Ferguson, who died April 1, 1898, in her seventy sixth year, and her brother, Augustus B. Ferguson. All three were unmarried.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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